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Last call for be2017

The last few seats remain available for the industry’s greatest award ceremony – the bodyshop Awards 2017. Taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 28-29 September (next week), the bodyshop Awards make up one element of an action packed two day bodyshop Event 2017. Thursday evening sees a welcome party greet guests to the spectacular industry occasion which features […]

AkzoNobel names new FCO

AkzoNobel has appointed Maarten de Vries as its next chief financial officer, effective from 1 January 2018. The industrial-paints company said that once he starts working the current interim CFO, Hans De Vriese, will move into the role of director of planning and transformation. Maarten de Vries joins the company from Intertrust Group, a Netherlands-based international trust and corporate management […]

Uber licence not renewed

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. In a damning statement, the transport authority said that its regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety. TfL said that it considers that Uber’s approach and conduct ‘demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a […]

Autoglass aligns with National

Autoglass has become the supply partner of choice to the National Accident Repair Group (National) network of bodyshops. The agreement, which went live at the start of September, will see Autoglass providing both static and dynamic ADAS calibrations to the National network of over 300 BSI accredited centres. National vehicles will be calibrated by one of the 250 technicians at […]

Volvo’s electrification strategy recognised by UN

Volvo Cars has been recognised by the United Nations (UN) for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The report, launched at the Global Compact’s annual high-level meeting in New York, focuses on the progress that Global Compact members have made in supporting the delivery of the UN’s […]

IAEA partners with Audatex

The IAEA has partnered with Audatex to further enhance its practical exam. The IAEA practical exam involves the appraisal of damaged vehicles using methods based assessing. Escribe, the software which provides details on Thatcham Research’s repair methods and costs, is used to form the basis of our exam. However, in order to better reflect the actual methods of costing being […]

Volvo introduces new XC40

Volvo Cars has expanded its line-up of SUVs with the launch of its new XC40 small premium SUV in Milan, Italy. At the same time as it introduces the XC40, Volvo Cars has also reinvented the traditional model of car ownership with its new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. Care by Volvo, first available on the XC40 from launch, claims […]

Hydrogen tech coming to the boil

Industry leaders are confirming their commitment to expanding the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across Europe. Vehicle manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Symbio and Toyota as well as leading hydrogen refuelling infrastructure providers, are gathering at the Hydrogen for Clean Transport conference to discuss and debate hydrogen-based solutions towards a zero emission […]

Aston Martin CEO earns his wings

Aston Martin president and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer has been appointed as an Honorary Group Captain in 601 (County of London) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He said, ‘I was thrilled with the invitation to become an Honorary Group Captain. The RAF is an establishment very close to my own heart and it is also important to Aston Martin. Our […]

NPL relaunches with digital/EV focus

NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, will re-launch this month with a new digital focus to give UK manufacturing a welcome shot in the arm, and among its new initiatives is research into battery development for electric vehicles. UK manufacturing is, contrary to opinion, a key contributor to the UK economy, accounting for 45% of exports and employing 2.7 million […]

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