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Continuous growth for European car market

The European new-car market recorded growth of 11.5%, the third time this year double-digit growth has been achieved. Germany increased sales by over 13,000 units compared to August 2014, while Spain achieved over 11,000 more units registered. Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Ireland and Slovakia also recorded year-on-year growth for the month of more than 30%. Brian Walters, vice president of […]

Record number of apprentices join Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors UK has seen a record number of apprenticeship requests from the dealer network for training at its headquarters in Cirencester. So far this autumn, 20 Mitsubishi dealerships from all over the UK have committed to training in Gloucestershire as part of their three-year Level Three Diploma in light vehicle repair, from the Institute of the Motor Industry. Glyn […]

Axalta announce new global innovation centre

Axalta Coating Systems announced that its new Global Innovation Centre will be located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The 175,000 square foot facility will be home to Axalta’s global research, product development, and technology initiatives and partner with the Company’s other technology centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The project is being developed by Liberty Property Trust and […]

JLR launches lifelong learning academy

Jaguar Land Rover has launched its Academy, the first of its kind in the UK automotive sector. The new Academy will offer all Jaguar Land Rover workers the opportunity to take part in continuous development programmes to enhance their careers and provide the skills the company needs. With an annual learning and development outlay of £100 million, Jaguar Land Rover […]

Brazilian auto industry sees huge cuts

The Brazilian Ministry of Labour estimates that the sectors of the economy linked to the automotive industry have cut an estimated 38,700 jobs in the first half of this year, which corresponds to 11% of all layoffs in the period. The survey includes jobs related to the manufacture and sale of automobiles and auto parts, and also jobs in gas […]

Horiba acquire UK group Mira

A Japanese industrial group has swooped on Mira, the British automotive company that is a pivotal player in the future of driverless cars. Horiba announced on Tuesday that it had acquired the former Motor Industry Research Association for an undisclosed sum. Mira began life in 1945 as a government-funded test track operator and the Nuneaton-based company now operates one of […]

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