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Delticom reports stable profits for H1 2019

Delticom reports stable profits for H1 2019

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Delticom AG has managed to maintain its gross profit level in the first half of the year despite a slight decrease in sales compared with the prior-year period. Revenues amounted to 285 million euros in the six months to 30 June 2019, 2.1 per cent less year-on-year. Gross profit was 76.9 million euros, nearly unchanged compared to the previous year; stable profits and lower sales meant that the gross margin slightly grew to 21.9 per cent (H1 2018: 21.7%).

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IGA publishes guide to consumer-facing websites for independent garages

IGA publishes guide to consumer-facing websites for independent garages

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has published its 2019 report on consumer facing websites seeking to work with independent garages. The 2019 Garage Work Provider Report builds on the detail established in the 2018 report and features significantly more feedback and testimonials from independent garages.

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B2C tyre business: Pneo throws its hat into the ring

B2C tyre business: Pneo throws its hat into the ring

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Aged just 18, Phil-Kevin Sell founded German online tyre retailer fritzreifen in 2011, and followed this two years later with a mobile tyre fitting service, GoJames. Now, together with GoJames management team members Moritz Kampmann and Sebastian Severin Schulte, Sell has his eyes on a much bigger prize: They aim to establish Europe’s “leading B2C tyre platform.” This B2C platform is called Pneo, and the GoJames team intends to launch it by April 2019.

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MTS range of exhaust parts now listed on MAM’s Autocat

MTS range of exhaust parts now listed on MAM’s Autocat

9th October 2018 | 0 Comments

MTS exhaust systems, distributed in the UK by Opera Automotive, has announced that its full catalogue of exhausts, catalytic converters and fittings, is now listed on MAM Software’s online vehicle parts catalogue Autocat, as the brand continues to gain popularity with motor factors and installers throughout the UK. Simply by entering a Vehicle Registration Mark […]

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Delticom acquiring another online food retailer

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

After building up Europe’s largest online tyre retail business, Delticom AG has branched out into ‘efood’ in recent times. Late last month, the company announced a further step in this area with the signing of an agreement to acquire all shares in All you need GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

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UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Venrex Investment Management.

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AA Guide Price: the ‘life saving’ tool for busy garages

AA Guide Price: the ‘life saving’ tool for busy garages

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site for MOTs, servicing and repairs that puts quality first, says that its new Guide Price tool is already helping to make the garages in their network more efficient, saving them time and money by not having to quote on jobs.

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Capitalising on the New Year trend for winter tyres

Capitalising on the New Year trend for winter tyres

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported at the start of the month, an eBay tyre fitting service is now available in the UK in partnership with Blackcircles.com. The service was launched at the time of the year when the days grow shorter and motorists should prepare their vehicles, particularly their tyres, for winter roads. Kevin Steward, head of sales, Vehicle Parts & Accessories, UK Trading at eBay, has written the following tips for tyre sellers hoping to capitalise on this season’s winter tyre market.

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Euromaster targeting 25% online growth in 2018

Euromaster targeting 25% online growth in 2018

19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin reports an aim of growing online sales through its Euromaster retail network in the UK and Europe by 25 per cent in 2018. This projected growth follows a 30 per cent increase in online sales through Euromaster this year, with online sales accounting for 15 per cent of all Euromaster sales in 2017.

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Comline marketing portal launched

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has officially launched its ‘My Comline’ marketing portal, which is exclusively available to Comline Factor partners across Europe. My Comline features an array of marketing options including customisable promotions, branded clothing and merchandise, promotional literature, banners, signage and display items.

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Roadlink International updates online catalogue

Roadlink International updates online catalogue

13th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Roadlink International has made a series of updates to its increasingly popular online catalogue, available at www.roadlink-international.com. The company’s extensive range of products can be easily accessed through the online catalogue including: Brake calipers, discs, drums, pads, shoes, linings, shock absorbers including the European leading brand AL-KO, OE truck and trailer components, as well as many more OE-quality products.

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UK drivers lose 37 million finding garages to fix their cars

2nd September 2016 | 0 Comments

New research by online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic, has revealed that every year British motorists lose 893,461,500 hours – that’s more than 37 million days – trying to find a garage or mechanic to fix their car. With more vehicles on Britain’s roads than ever before it stands to reason that there are more drivers to experience breakdowns and other problems. By the end of March 2016 there were 36.7 million vehicles licensed for use on GB roads – more than 900,000 had registered in that single first quarter of the year alone.

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TyreClick reaches £10 million of revenue

2nd September 2016 | 0 Comments

TyreClick, the website developed by Micheldever Tyre Services to help its independent customers compete for online sales, reports that the system has generated £10 million of revenue since its launch. The milestone figure was reached when a motorist placed an order for four 255/40R18 Kumho KU39 tyres with Hucknall Tyre & Exhaust Centre in Nottinghamshire.

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Valeo introduces web-based Techassist tool

Valeo introduces web-based Techassist tool

11th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service UK has launched Techassist, a web based tool offering customers both a technical database to assist with Valeo products and a learning platform featuring a forum of useful information.

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Nine out of ten hauliers want Tacho and CPC data to be available online

30th June 2016 | 0 Comments

A survey of over 100 senior UK haulage fleet managers, conducted by the Association for Driving Licence Verification, has shown that 91 per cent of respondents want CPC & Tacho data to be available alongside online driving licence checks. They also believe that its inclusion would eliminate the industry’s current but imprecise reliance on visual data checking. A further 90 per cent felt that the availability of CPC and Tacho information would make their own monitoring of driver entitlement easier, by supporting existing HR systems and acting as a single point of reference.

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