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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 […]

Cartwright Group announces expansion plans

Cartwright Group has announced the acquisition of a 26-acre site in north Lincolnshire to create a new flagship base for Cartwright Conversions Ltd. Led by Group MD Mark Cartwright, Cartwright Group build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38-acre site in Altrincham and Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster. Established in 1952 Cartwright Group employs a workforce of over 1,000 […]

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 […]

Record growth for RAA

The Retail Automotive Alliance (RAA) had another record year of growth in 2018 with a rise in turnover of over 10% to £3.45bn and an increase in its retail sales outlets to 250 across the UK. With over 8,000 employees, the RAA members, who are all shareholders in the JV company, increased its new and used vehicle sales by over […]

Volvo continues technology course

Volvo Cars UK have made available further dates for its product / technology update course which provides delegates with the latest information on Volvo’s range of cars. Almost six hundred have already attended the session to date. It is aimed at vehicle damage assessors, engineers from insurance companies, accident management companies, engineers, fleet providers, training colleges, non-approved bodyshops and general […]

Vella Group appoints managing director

The Vella Group announced the appointment of Marc Holding to the position of managing director, as part of the business’ ongoing growth and development  plan. Before joining The Vella Group, Marc has built a career leading finance functions for high profile businesses Howard Basford and Genus plc. Having brought valuable experience and perspective to The Vella Group as finance director […]

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