Tag: Wales

Cenex to conduct electric vehicle charge point feasibility study in Northern Wales

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cenex – transport and energy not for profit consultancy – has been appointed by Cadwyn Clwyd, a Rural Development Agency, and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), to determine the feasibility of installing electric charging points across the county of Wrexham. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Connor McCloskey claimed outright victory on Pirelli tyres at the Severn Valley Stages, round three of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship. Co-driven by John Rowan, McCloskey led throughout in his Ford Fiesta WRC, winning by 45 seconds at the finish in Builth Wells. Charlie Payne finished second in another Pirelli-equipped Fiesta WRC.

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Second Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally to run in April

Second Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally to run in April

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, has announced the date of its second ‘Fast Parts Wales, Tŷ Hafan, Rainbow Family Rally’ in aid of local children’s hospice Tŷ Hafan, with the event set to take place from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017.

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Toyo supports Mission Motorsport, Sir Chris Hoy at Anglesey Race of Remembrance

Toyo supports Mission Motorsport, Sir Chris Hoy at Anglesey Race of Remembrance

Friday 18th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tires has lent its support and tyres to the Mission Motorsport team competing in the Race of Remembrance event at Anglesey circuit. As the name implies, Race of Remembrance sees ex-service personnel and veterans competing a 1,000km endurance event at the notoriously demanding North Wales track. Toyo supplied the Milltek Sport/Mission Motorsport/KPM Racing MkVII Golf R, which was piloted by British Olympian Sir Chris Hoy; British Paralympian Jon-Allen Butterworth; GT racer, Tom Onslow-Cole; Paul White; and Jade Edwards.

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HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

Friday 11th November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has added a new tyre retail outlet to its franchise network in Ruthin, North Wales. Previously known as Automark, the store will reopen as HiQ Ruthin. It brings 12 years of experience and an excellent reputation within its customer base to the network, HiQ states.

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Kumho-shod Fowden crowned Welsh Tarmac Champion for record 4th time

Kumho-shod Fowden crowned Welsh Tarmac Champion for record 4th time

Tuesday 1st November 2016 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s continued participation in national rally championships has been rewarded with another success, as Bob Fowden and Paul Wakely’s Subaru Impreza WRC clinched the 2016 JD Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Rally Championship with one round to spare. The pairing won the Peter Lloyd Stages event on 23 October at the Pembrey Motorsports Centre, and was fastest over all five stages of the rally, which was held in sunny but windy conditions.

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Dmack targets home success on GB gravel

Dmack targets home success on GB gravel

Friday 21st October 2016 | 0 Comments

Dmack said it would target another top gravel result on its home round of the FIA World Rally Championship next weekend at the penultimate event of the season, Wales Rally GB. The 2016 UK round of the WRC could be one of the toughest in recent history, Dmack states, with new stages, significantly extended competitive sections and lack of mid-leg servicing making it a huge challenge for drivers and tyres alike. Since the supplier introduced a new range of gravel tyres in May, Dmack World Rally Team’s Ott Tänak and Raigo Mõlder have scored 16 fastest stage times and led events in Poland and Finland in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

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Aston Martin continues with Welsh plant investment post-Brexit

Aston Martin continues with Welsh plant investment post-Brexit

Tuesday 28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Aston Martin is going ahead with previously announced plans for a new £200 million manufacturing plant in St Athan, Wales despite the UK voting to leave the European Union. It seems that company remains optimistic about its plans at least partly because a weaker pound makes the carmaker’s exports more attractive. Aston Martin president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer said in a statement that the UK’s Brexit vote won’t change the company’s expansion plans.

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New Carmarthen branch for Euro Car Parts

New Carmarthen branch for Euro Car Parts

Tuesday 21st June 2016 | 0 Comments

Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a new branch at Unit 1, Parc Pensarn retail park in Carmarthen, Wales. The 6,500 sq ft (604 sq m) unit, spaced over two floors, will house 18 members of staff. The property has been taken on a new ten-year lease from a private landlord.

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Euro Car Parts opens Aberystwyth branch

Euro Car Parts opens Aberystwyth branch

Friday 3rd June 2016 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has opened a branch at Parc yr Afon, Glan yr Afon Industrial Estate in Aberystwyth, Wales. The 7,660sqft (712sqm) unit, which will house 14 members of staff, has been taken on a ten-year lease from Afan Construction Limited.

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DriveRight appoints new chairman, international staff

Thursday 10th March 2016 | 0 Comments

DriveRight Data has appointed Keith Jordan as board chairman as the company expands its global operations. A recent partnership with long term financier Finance Wales is designed to facilitate strategy to strengthen the company's position of preferred supplier of fitment data to the global wheel and tyre industry, coupled with a plan to establish new business units within emerging countries and enhance its international presence in the market.

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Champion Higgins tops class with Dmack-shod Subaru Impreza

Champion Higgins tops class with Dmack-shod Subaru Impreza

Monday 16th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Twenty years after Colin McRae sealed the FIA World Rally Championship title, a Subaru Impreza emblazoned with the Scot’s iconic livery and equipped with Dmack tyres finished as the top production class car on Wales Rally GB. David Higgins and Craig Drew romped home on their home round of the WRC as part of the anniversary celebrating McRae’s achievement. Seven-time Rally America champion Higgins has won two titles on Dmack tyres with his Subaru USA team and topped the class using Dmack’s DMG+2 gravel tyre.

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Dmack seeking repeat of home event WRC success

Dmack seeking repeat of home event WRC success

Friday 6th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Dmack will aim to repeat its 2014 WRC2 victory when its drivers take on the tyre supplier’s home round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship at Wales Rally GB. The company said that winter weather and high-speed forest roads would result in a challenging end to the season.

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Three-quarters of Welsh drivers ‘uncomfortable’ about driverless cars

Thursday 5th November 2015 | 0 Comments

A recent national survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of claims portal www.claims.co.uk revealed that 77 per cent of adults in Wales said they would be uncomfortable being a passenger in a driverless car, the highest percentage out of all the regions surveyed in the GB-wide research. The research summary can be viewed here.

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DriveRight receives six-figure investment from Finance Wales

Monday 28th September 2015 | 0 Comments

DriveRight, the global vehicle fitment data specialist, has secured a six-figure equity and mezzanine investment from Finance Wales to fund its ongoing expansion into new markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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