Tag: OE business

Kubota-manufactured tyre handling attachment helping tractor OE fitment

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

To assist with the complex task of mounting tyres onto its tractors, Kubotas Rodgau contacted German-based forklift truck attachment manufacturer KAUP, to provide an efficient and safe solution to this industry-wide issue. Kubota requested a material handling solution not only for the transportation and lifting of tyres, but also the handling of pallets to increase the efficiency of its forklift truck even further.

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UK Automotive calls for interim Brexit arrangements

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK automotive industry has called on government to seek an interim arrangement with the EU that would maintain membership of the single market and customs union until a final agreement on a new relationship with the EU is negotiated and implemented.

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Chinese car production to reach 29.7 million by 2020

Chinese car production to reach 29.7 million by 2020

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

A new report based on International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and a ReportLinker algorithm and analysts forecasts that new passenger car sales in China should reach 29.7 million units a year by 2020. This means that between 2017 and 2020, new car sales in that nation will maintain an annualized growth rate (CAGR) of 7.06 per cent. That rate of growth is slower than it has been in recent years up until now, but it remains a sustainable one.

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Clear upgrades 2017/18 West European trailer market forecast

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

There has been a distinct improvement in the outlook for many, if not all, West European economies when it comes to trailer sales. As a consequence, the forecast of a sharp slowdown in demand for trailers in the region during 2018 has moderated, but it has not disappeared – according to forecast upgrade note written by Clear International. Instead of demand dropping approximately 15 per cent in 2018 a decline in demand of 9 per cent is now forecast, followed by a further small drop in 2019 leading to a total shrinking of the market by 13 per cent over the two years.

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You don’t always get what you pay for, says Mycarcheck

Thursday 1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mycarcheck.com has busted the myth that expensive used cars are more likely to have a clear history; new data suggests the opposite! New data from mycarcheck.com shows that, when it comes to the UK’s five most popular used car makes, a high price tag is no guarantee of a clear history. Of all the cars it checked last year, BMWs were 21 per cent more likely to have a warning against them than Fords, despite being, on average, around £10k more expensi

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SMMT Open Forum to highlight £2.6 billion digitisation supply chain opportunity

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) Open Forum returns to Automechanika Birmingham on 6 June, bringing together automotive supply chain companies and other stakeholders to highlight the cutting-edge technologies and trends that will influence the next generation of vehicles.

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Two-tone cars most attractive to thieves, says report

Two-tone cars most attractive to thieves, says report

Monday 22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

A new report by mycarcheck.com has shown the UK’s five most popular used car colours to be: 1) Black 2) Silver 3) Blue 4) White and 5) Grey. It also revealed that two-tone cars are more likely to be stolen. 22.68 per cent of all searches conducted on mycarcheck.com in 2016 were for black cars, an almost identical performance to the previous year, ahead of silver (20.93 per cent) and blue (16.89 per cent).

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Nexen ranked fourth in JD Power survey

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

South Korea’s Nexen Tyre has announced that the company ranked fourth out of 12 tyre brands in the passenger car segment of the 2017 JD Power Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year.

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Horiba Mira and Coventry University launch Autonomous Vehicle research centre

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira has joined forces with Coventry University to launch a new automotive research centre dedicated to developing intelligent, connected vehicle technology. The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research will pioneer and test new developments to support the rapid growth within the global intelligent mobility sector and address future transport needs. The centre is located on an existing site at the heart of Mira Technology Park – which is also home to test centres run by a number of different tyre manufacturers. Its core objectives are to:

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East European trailer market up 5.1% in 2016

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The East European market grew by over 5.1 per cent in 2016 and further growth is forecast for 2017, according to Clear International. The figure for 2016 is considerably lower than was anticipated at the beginning of the year and the difference is almost entirely attributable to developments in Turkey. Political instability had already undermined business confidence in early 2016 and then in mid year there was an attempted military coup. This had a dire and worsening effect on business investment resulting in 19,000 trailers being wiped from the Turkish forecast.

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Prometeon partners with Iveco Defence Vehicles

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group – the new name for Pirelli’s recentlly separated Truck, Bus, Agro and OTR tyres business – has signed a commercial agreement with Iveco Defence Vehicles, which calls for a partnership for the development and supply of tyres for new generation defence vehicles. The news is a big step forward for Prometoen as it shows the business’s willingness and ability to work at an international OE level.

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5*StarS consortium, led MIRA, to focus on cyber security

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has given the green light to 5*StarS as part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global centre for the development, testing and commercialisation of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

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Global ADAS market to surpass 302 million units a year in 2022

Global ADAS market to surpass 302 million units a year in 2022

Monday 10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The global automotive advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) market will surpass 302 million units annually in 2022, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

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NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey results published

Friday 7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The results of the NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2017 were published today, Thursday 6 April 2017. The survey is designed to research market opinion and explore perceptions towards franchised dealers amongst car owners in the aftersales sector.

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Van market stabilised in March, says NFDA

Thursday 6th April 2017 | 0 Comments

“Light commercial registrations under 3.5 tonnes were down -0.9 per cent in March - and the same year to date for the first quarter of 2017”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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