Author Archives: Alan Feldberg

TEC Group assists Enterprise defleet

TEC Group has successfully helped Enterprise Rent-A-Car defleet its accident-damaged vehicles. An essential part of fleet management is the repair of de-fleeting vehicles – the process fleets go through to get vehicles ready for auction or resale. De-fleeting vehicles can be one of the more costly areas of running a fleet. Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates in more than 30 countries and […]

CVs still diesel-reliant

Commercial vehicles will continue to run on diesel fuel for the foreseeable future, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit. It found 66% of new medium and heavy commercial vehicles sold in the US will be fuelled by diesel in 2040, compared to nearly 80% today, per findings released today from the IHS Markit multiclient study, Reinventing […]

Mirka unveils its own training centre

Mirka UK has announced the opening of a new state‐of‐the‐art national training centre in Milton Keynes. The investment is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing its customers with expert training and development around their high‐quality abrasive, tooling and polishing solutions, enabling businesses to improve their production, output and profit performance. The training centre will offer customised training programmes […]

JLR, BMW announce production changes

Jaguar Land Rover says it is committed to its UK plants after announcing that about 1,000 workers at its Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham will move from a five-day week to a three-day week between October and Christmas. It said it had invested more than £4bn in UK plants since 2010 to future-proof manufacturing technologies to deliver new models. The […]

Android Automotive gaining traction

The recent announcement of Android Automotive coming to the future infotainment systems of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi vehicles further cements the solution as a strong contender in this space. The Franco-Japanese automotive group is the second largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, with a more than 10% market share. In May of 2017, Google announced Android Automotive. The difference between […]

Paul becomes the Million Method Man

Ezi-Methods celebrated its one millionth download last week, with Chippenham ARC bodyshop manager Paul Wood becoming the one million-method man. Auto Industry Consulting introduced Ezi-Methods in 2014, and since then the number of subscribers has increased rapidly.  The service is fully BSI 10125 compatible, and users can access their individual download history to demonstrate compliance at audit time. The system […]

Gett offers green rides

Gett, the ride hailing company for business and consumer rides, is launching a major new initiative to deliver carbon neutral rides in further efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in the UK. The company is reducing its carbon output as it continues to support the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles across UK cities. Gett will also now give its London […]

No Payne, no gain

Following the successful acquisition of its Northampton site, East Midlands Renault Truck dealer, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has appointed a Rachel Payne as dealer point manager to bolster the site’s strategic growth plans. Rachel joins the Northampton team with more than nine years’ experience, managing and leading dealerships across the East Midlands and in London, including working for multi-national operators, […]

Drive Midlands gets into gear

Drive Midlands, which supports and promotes the region’s automotive industry, is launching a new programme for the supply chain within the area. The Drive Midlands Automotive Partnership will provide sector-specific support to local firms, regardless of size. The programme’s launch event takes place on 19 September at Coventry Transport Museum. Featuring keynote speakers from BMW, Birmingham City University (BCU) and […]

Wednesbury site joins Fix network

Fix Auto UK recently demonstrated its strategy of having potential franchisees poised to join the network with Wednesbury-based Central Accident Repairs. The 27,000sqft repair centre which also has an IMI training academy on site, will now operate as Fix Auto Wednesbury Central, immediately replacing the previous incumbent Fix Auto Wednesbury repair centre that has operated in the territory since 2014. […]

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