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Anexo joins AIM market

Anexo Group will be valued at £110m when it joins the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. Anexo is raising the funds to grow its share in a consolidating market. The group wants to hire new solicitors and legal assistants, bring more barristers in-house, and set up a new regional office to expand coverage and increase business from across a greater […]

AkzoNobel recreates Van Gogh painting

AkzoNobel experts have used vehicle refinish colour-matching technology to help with the digital recreation of Van Gogh’s painting Field with Irises near Arles. It’s the closest anyone has come to reconstructing the original colour scheme used by the artist when he first made the painting. By adopting a fusion of modern technology and classic painting techniques, it has been possible […]

Historic drive by Saudi woman

Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, had never driven on a track in her home country before. Aseel joined Jaguar in a call for the 24 of […]

VW CV opens Trafford Park facility

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the opening of a brand-new purpose–built authorised repairer workshop on Trafford Park in Manchester. The new Inchcape facility is the largest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe, measuring in at 21,000sqft, and boasting 16 service ramps, an MOT facility and a 22-strong team. Inchcape Volkswagen Commercial is already a leading retailer […]

AkzoNobel backs ARC apprentices

AkzoNobel has helped The ARC Group apprentices to achieve their automotive senior paint technician accreditation (ATA) at its state-of-the-art training centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Mick Finch, technical coordinator at AkzoNobel, helped guide the apprentices through their ATA-accredited training programme as part of the company’s approach of ‘investment in tomorrow’s repair professionals’. Chris Pomroy, The ARC Group’s owner, said, ‘AkzoNobel has […]

VW and Ford sign MOU

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and are exploring a strategic alliance designed to strengthen each company’s competitiveness and better serve customers globally. The companies are exploring potential projects across a number of areas – including developing a range of commercial vehicles together to better serve the evolving needs of customers. The potential alliance […]

CARS ready for recycling show

CARS – the complete auto recycling show and metals recycling event – is set to take place on 11-12 July 2018 at NAEC, Stoneleigh, West Midlands. Europe’s largest event dedicated to vehicle and metal recycling provides indoor and outdoor exhibitions, demonstrations and conference sessions, along with a host of extra-curricular activities across the two days. Practical workshops include the Salvage […]

New car discounts static

Despite a struggling new car market, dealer discounts have remained static over the last three months (March to May), according to a What Car? Target Price report. UK car sales figures have fallen by 6.8% in 2018, with 1,079,049 sold so far but average cash discounts across the industry have remained flat at 8.3% – equal to £2,581. Curated by […]

Transparency urged to build trust

Dragon2000 is urging garages and workshops to provide transparency via video alongside vehicle health checks (VHCs), to build customer trust following the recent MOT changes. According to the updated MOT inspection manual, published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), three new categories have been introduced to grade car defects. Based on the urgency of the fault which requires […]

National Windscreens issues MOT reminder

National Windscreens is reminding motorists that while the newly introduced MOT regulations do not include changes to existing windscreen checks, many could still have their MOT failed as a result of damage or impaired vision to a vehicle’s glazing. The move follows stricter MOT standards being introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) following a review of procedures. […]

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