Category Archives: News

IMI up for top PR award

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for its IMI Professional Register campaign featuring BBC1 presenter, Suzi Perry. The professional body has been nominated for the Best PR Campaign at the Association Excellence Awards 2016 following its campaign which also included a makeover of the IMI Professional Register website to ensure the online […]

Tyre industry under threat

Without immediate intervention, the futures of 2,500 employees across the UK’s tyre industry are under threat according to the Retread Manufacturers Association. The statement comes in response to this week’s announcement that Tata Steel is to cut 1,050 jobs in the UK – including 750 at Port Talbot, the UK’s biggest steelworks – as a result of a flood of […]

IAEA heads to Coventry

The Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) is proud to announce that its National Conference 2016 will take place on Saturday 7 May at the Coventry Transport Museum. Plans are currently underway to create another highly engaging and valuable event for IAEA members and its valued partners. IAEA public relations officer, Tony Simpson said, ‘This year promises to be better […]

Insurance expert answers police call

The City of London Police has seconded an insurance industry professional to help it fight fraud. Aviva’s fraud investigation manager Vicki Mulholland will assist the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), sharing her knowledge and experience of the industry to help the department combat emerging trends. She will work alongside officers and investigators from IFED on various investigations to see how […]

AkzoNobel cuts ribbon on training centre

AkzoNobel has opened a state-of-the-art training centre for its vehicle refinishes customers in the UK. The facility, located at Didcot, is part of the company’s global initiative to help bodyshops, insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers to work together in close partnership for their mutual benefit. Jon Amor, premium sales manager, UK and Ireland, for the company’s vehicle refinishes business, said, […]

Could deposits ignite used-car sales?

Motor manufacturers are introducing deposits on some nearly-new cars to keep their monthly payments lower than those now available on subsidised brand new vehicles. Glass’s, the motor industry data market leader, said that the move had been made after some manufacturers said it was difficult making used car Personal Contract Purchases (PCP) price competitive. Rupert Pontin, Glass’s head of valuations, […]

Painting competition is a stroke of genius

BASF’s premium paint brand for the automotive refinish industry is searching for the UK’s best young painters to compete for national and international recognition. The R-M Best Painter Contest takes place over 18 countries across Europe, South Africa, Asia and North America. UK candidates will be shortlisted to attend the National UK final on 7 June at ITAS Training Centre, […]

6% of drivers would bump-and-run

Six out of 100 drivers have crashed into a parked car and driven away without leaving their details. That is the shocking result of a survey commissioned by Gocompare, which found that 1.7m drivers have had a hit-and-run incident with a parked car. It discovered that 15% of drivers have collided with a parked car, but only 57% of those […]

Chinese orders satisfy NEVS

The company that bought Saab has just signed another huge deal to sell electric cars to China. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which bought Saab in 2012, will supply 20,000 Saab 9-3 electric cars to aerospace company China Volant Industry Co (Volinco). The deal is worth about $1bn to NEVS, and follows its $12bn contract to supply 150,000 Saab 9-3 […]

€2bn boost for electric car market

The German government is considering a €2bn investment in electric car incentives and development. It’s been reported in German newspaper Die Zeit that the money would go towards subsidies for the purchase of electric cars. The government will also call for more public charge stations and greater use of electric cars by federal offices. The newspaper reports that German Economy […]

1 551 552 553 554 555 723