Over 75 per cent of UK workshops trust Autodata, according to the data supply company. The UK’s leading provider of automotive technical information will be exhibiting at the Automechanika Birmingham from 6-8th June 2017. Autodata will also be sharing insights of how the aftermarket can keep up with a data-driven automotive industry by becoming smarter and more connected.
KPMG says UK car manufacturers’ increasing production comes as a result of a period of investment running to “billions of pounds.” Simon Heath, automotive M&A specialist for KPMG in the UK commented on the SMMT car production figures that were up 7.3 per cent in March 2017.
TPMS specialists Tyresure Ltd are “looking forward” to demonstrating the firm’s “innovative product range” to customers from Hall 20, Stand E80. Tyresure plan to exhibit the company’s complete TPMS product line at the event, including its universal T-Pro sensor range which covers over 90 per cent of TPMS-equipped vehicles, as well as OE-R replacement sensors, diagnostic tools, TPMS valves, service parts, and accessories.
Pirelli will supply its P Zero to the 30 supercars of the British GT Championship grid at Rockingham for round two of the 2017 season. The two-hour endurance race takes place at the newest track on the British GT calendar, with the Northamptonshire circuit’s American-style banked oval providing a notable feature in the 1.94-mile International Super Sportscar Circuit layout. The oval forms the first corner, banked at seven degrees, after which comes a heavy braking zone onto a twisty infield section where tyres have to withstand continual braking and traction energy.
Giti Tire rides again with Fun Cup UK, having returned as official tyre partner for its second consecutive season. New for the 2017 season, the tyre manufacturer has taken its place on the grid too with a fully liveried GT Radial racing car. The company said the extension of its partnership with the series is part of its growing involvement in European motorsport. The car will be used to raise consumer awareness of the brand while supporting a number of marketing activities throughout the GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC) network alongside exclusive UK distributor, Micheldever Tyre Services.
Cooper Tire Europe’s latest football challenge tested the reaction speeds and accuracy of Arsenal Football Club’s squad. The tyre manufacturer is the official tyre partner of the club, and has collaborated with the club on a series of promotional videos, which have cumulatively registered nearly a million views on YouTube.
If you’ve suffered as a result of a tyre-related incident, and you are willing to share your story, TyreSafe invites you to participate in its #ItHappenedToMe campaign.
Exports continued to drive British car manufacturing in March, as demand rose 10.6 per cent in the month, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 170,691 cars were built in the UK last month, up 7.3 per cent, with overseas buyers ordering more than 76 per cent of output. The month’s output exceeds that of March 2000, when 183,787 cars were built in the UK.
Diagnostic equipment maker Texa has announced plans to exhibit Automechanika, Birmingham for the second consecutive time.
Fleet maintenance and breakdown specialist Tyrenet is the first dealer network to implement CAM’s UniSerV V7.2 platform. The platform will connect Tyrenet to other UniSerV users that are fully integrated with e-jobsheet as well as standalone e-jobsheet subscribers via the TiDaeX online hub.
The Parts Alliance will promote its steering and suspension range with a prize draw for three customers to win a Spitfire flight. The initiative will run through May only, and is supported by members Allparts, CES, GMF, SC Motor Factors, The Parts Alliance South West, SAS, Waterloo, Dingbro, BBC Superfactors and BMS Superfactors. The suppliers and brands include Delphi, Monroe, Lesjofors and Polybush.
A YouGov survey carried out on behalf of the NFDA has asked more than 2,000 respondents for the main barrier preventing them from buying an electric vehicle. The NFDA concentrated its research on the 1,419 who owned at least one car. 29 per cent said the price of the vehicle represented the main barrier, while nearly one in four (24 per cent) said that access to charging points - both at home (12 per cent) and during journeys (12 per cent) - was their main concern. 22 per cent added that the battery range of vehicles was the primary reason preventing them from purchasing an electric car.
New research conducted by audio branding specialist PHMG suggests that the large majority of garages risk losing custom by subjecting customers to generic music and audio while on hold. The audit of 255 firms in the garage and vehicle repairs trade questions call handling standards.
Manchester photographer Greg Harding has received a national award recognising outstanding professional images in the car and truck industry. The prestigious British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) judged that Harding’s photographs capture the drama and detail of high performance tyres for manufacturer Giti Tire, presenting him with the Qualification Award for his portfolio of work.
MAM Software has announced it is exhibiting at the 2017 Automechanika Birmingham exhibition at the NEC in June. Mam reports it will offer first-hand demonstrations of its products, and the chance to meet support and sales representatives in one-to-one meetings.