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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Amnesty International is challenging automotive and specifically electric vehicle battery manufacturers to raise ethical standards and specifically “make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years.” The challenge was laid down at the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo on 21 March 2019. For its part Amnesty is seeking to highlight how lithium-ion batteries, which power electric cars and electronics, are reportedly linked to “human rights abuses including child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and environmental risks which could undermine their green potential”.

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RAC and Euro Car Parts form 500 branch-strong independent garage network

RAC and Euro Car Parts form 500 branch-strong independent garage network

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

The RAC has joined forces with Euro Car Parts to create the biggest independent garage network in the country. Formed from existing RAC Approved Garages and Autofirst Network members, along with new sign ups, the newly created ‘RAC Approved Garages powered by Autofirst Network’ already has 500 garages on board and is expected to exceed 650 by April this year.

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CDP scores Brembo ‘A’ for both climate change and water security

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Brembo has been highlighted as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on the CDP A List for both climate change and water security - two out of three environmental themes covered by CDP scores.

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Autoelectro’s new website ‘paying off’

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Autoelectro managing director, Tony Bhogal, has lauded the impact of the rotating electrics remanufacturer’s new website following “excellent feedback” from customers since its launch at the beginning of October last year. A significant number of motor factor staff members and technicians have already signed-up, and they have been utilising the various functions the site – www.autoelectro.co.uk – offers on a modern and easy-to-use interface.

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Providing the parts workshops really need

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

First Line Ltd is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of replacement Steering & Suspension components, with a range of more than 8,500 references. This depth of range is accompanied by extensive product knowledge and the ability to source the parts that workshops really need on a daily basis.

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North-West and Yorkshire Autojumble dates announced

North-West and Yorkshire Autojumble dates announced

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Sherrard Classic Autojumbles are giving North West motoring enthusiasts more opportunities throughout 2019 to pick up a bargain or swap unwanted bike and auto parts, tools and memorabilia for handy cash.

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BorgWarner executive arrested for spying in Russia

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Well-known automotive parts manufacturer BorgWarner has confirmed that its head of security has been arrested by Russian security services. Various news sources report that Paul Whelan was arrested on spying charges.

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WAI announces further NTR update for rotating electrics

WAI announces further NTR update for rotating electrics

21st December 2018 | 0 Comments

WAIglobal has added new rotating electrics products to its OE quality aftermarket range, providing even greater sales opportunities for garages and motor factors. The leading parts manufacturer has added four alternators to its ever-expanding range, covering the latest vehicle applications for both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, for several major manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

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Guardians of the Ford Galaxy: New Klarius exhausts available now

Guardians of the Ford Galaxy: New Klarius exhausts available now

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Thirty-three new aftermarket exhausts have been introduced to the Klarius Products European emissions control range, covering a multitude of popular vehicle applications. Designed to deliver equivalent performance and efficiency to the OEM component, the entire 10,000+ product range is available from regional European distributors with same or next day delivery.

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National introduces new Wheel Hub Units for top marques

6th December 2018 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has introduced 15 new wheel hub units and 7 new brake pads to its extensive aftermarket offering, enabling more workshops and factors to have more access to a wider range of its OE matching quality components.

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First Line Cooling Solutions

First Line Cooling Solutions

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

First Line's extensive range of premium quality cooling components has been updated with several new coolant hose references. The company states that it is committed to the continuous development of its cooling programme and applies its considerable specialist knowledge to research and respond to the potential demands from the service and repair sector, providing the premium quality replacement items needed in the independent aftermarket.

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Schaeffler to reorganise UK business

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler, which employs over 92,000 people worldwide, proposes to reorganise its UK business activities as part of its excellence programme “Agenda 4 plus One”. This programme includes a global footprint initiative that is examining the strategic and economic competitiveness and long-term sustainability of all Schaeffler locations worldwide. As part of this initiative the Executive Board has decided to reorganise its activities in the UK.

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ELTA subject of management buyout

ELTA subject of management buyout

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

ELTA Automotive Ltd has recently been the subject of a management buyout (MBO) with the goal of “making it fit…for its next 25 years”. This latest development, which was formally agreed on 11 September, sees managing director Ian Hallam, who has worked with ELTA since the company was incorporated 25 years ago, become the company’s co-owner, alongside long-term European partner Luxline spol. s r.o – led by Vladimír Palacka. Ian Hallam and Luxline become equal shareholders of a new holding company, ELTA Investments replacing the previous holding company, Claverdon Fields.

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