Author Archives: Alan Feldberg

Sukhpal drives ECP on

Original founder of Euro Car Parts (ECP), Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, has agreed to extend his contract with the business. The deal sees Sukhpal retain his position as executive chairman of LKQ’s operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland and continue as a member of LKQ Corporation’s board of directors. Martin Gray, CEO of ECP commented, ‘It’s been a landmark […]

ClickMechanic Partners with Arval

ClickMechanic, an online marketplace for car repair, has recently partnered with leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Arval. This relationship, which is currently in its first phase, will ultimately provide a new safe and secure servicing option for consumers and businesses who lease a vehicle through Arval. As of this week, ClickMechanic will be working alongside Arval to support […]

Audatex software upgrade imminent

Audatex is upgrading its repair cost calculation software this weekend. Customers do not need to do anything, and the upgrade will be in place in time for the start of business on Monday. Following the upgrade, any online re-calculation may change the paint labour and/or material costs. The changes will vary based on the repair operations, part material types and […]

Second site for Fix Auto Coalville

  Fix Auto Coalville is the latest business within the Fix Auto UK network to reveal plans to invest and further develop its repair centre to create additional repair capacity for his insurer customers. Owner Carl Billett has bought a secondary 4,400sqft unit close to his existing repair centre which will enable him to relocate his mechanical repair facilities and […]

Comic booked for #BE2017

Comedian Alex Horne has been confirmed as guest presenter at the bodyshop Event and Awards 2017. The award-winning comedian is the creator and host of BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Broadcasting Press Guild and Broadcast Award nominated show Taskmaster, and has made multiple other television appearances, as well as starring at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in sell-out West End productions. […]

Autosport International sets NEC course

Europe’s foremost platform for suppliers of technical motorsport products and services takes place at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham on 11, 12 January 2018. Autosport International will showcase the latest cutting edge technology, materials and components to buyers from around the world in an industry boasting an annual turnover in excess of £9bn. More than 26,000 registered leaders from […]

Citroën strengthens UK team

Citroën has appointed Souad Wrixen as marketing director for the brand in the UK. Souad joined the PSA Group in 1988 and her significant experience – both in the UK and Europe – already includes 17 years working for the Citroën brand in Slough and a further nine years in a variety of PSA Group roles in Italy – culminating […]

Porsche Roars to charity’s aid

Porsche Centre Cambridge has continued its support of the Cambridge Roar Festival, a regional festival of charity events that raises thousands of pounds for three charities: East Anglian Air Ambulance, Arthur Rank Hospice Care, and Cambridge United Community Trust. Porsche Centre Cambridge has supported the Festival for the past four years, which raises funds by staging several high-profile events within […]

Customer knowledge is power

Customer feedback provides manufacturers and fleet companies with the vital data they need to drive their customer’s care, make them feel extra special and to generate more enquiries and increase conversions, says automotive research and insight company APD Global Research. With many company car drivers and fleet managers moving much of the decision-making process online, and manufacturers having little contact […]

UK production bounces back

After seven months of decline in the domestic market, production in July increased 17.7% ahead of number plate change in September, according to figures released by the SMMT. Year-to-date performance remains strong, with production passing the one million mark and in line with expectations. British car manufacturing rose 7.8% in July, with 136,397 new units rolling off UK production lines. […]

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