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Servicesure garage wins second consecutive outstanding achievement award

Servicesure garage wins second consecutive outstanding achievement award

7th February 2018 | 0 Comments

M M Auto Services, a Dingbro Ltd customer and member of the Servicesure Autocentre network, has received Car Leasing Bargain’s ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ for the second year in a row. The award recognises its innovative approach to vehicle sales. Owner Murdo MacIntosh decided to diversify the aftermarket independent business by selling new cars. The Dundee garage sold 38 vehicles through its ‘virtual forecourt’ in the past year, covering vehicles from a range of 11 different manufacturers.

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EDT Automotive: Cleaning where you can’t see

EDT Automotive: Cleaning where you can’t see

1st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Engine decontamination specialist, EDT Automotive – now in its fifth year of trading – is looking to replicate its runaway success within the English market in Scotland for 2018. Having already treated over 45,000 vehicles since the company launched, according to founder David Holmes, things are now gathering pace north of the border: “Ian Stubbs, our regional director for the North, joined at the start of the year and our first machine (in Scotland) went live just before Christmas. Since then we have had enquiries from Scottish garages who have heard about our machine and what we do.

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Servicesure garages recognised at Scotlands Business Awards

22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance Garage programme Servicesure has yet another award winner J R Auto Services. They took home the prestigious ‘Best Tradesmen’ award at the Perth and Kinross regional ceremony in this year’s Scotlands Business Awards, held at the Huntingtower Hotel, Perth on 12 November.

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Kolborta joins Carbon Clean network

31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

Carbon Clean, the revolutionary engine decarbonising system that works with tap water, has further expanded its network with the recent appointment of Kolborta Ltd as a Carbon Clean Engineer.

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Scottish AlloyGator distributor  appointed

Scottish AlloyGator distributor  appointed

19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

SGDetailing in Livingston has been appointed as the sole AlloyGator distributor in Scotland with the aim to build a close personal working relationship with Scottish fitters. As a result of the announcement, all existing Scottish trade accounts will now be able to order AlloyGator’s wheel protection system directly through AlloyGator Scotland. Stevie Galloway, owner of SGDetailing and AlloyGator Scotland, said: “I’ve been an approved AlloyGator trainer and fitter for two years so I see first-hand the benefits to motorists of having AlloyGators fitted to their vehicles.

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Scottish Enterprise investing £4.5 million in Michelin Dundee plant project

Scottish Enterprise investing £4.5 million in Michelin Dundee plant project

22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Demand for larger tyre sizes continues to increase, and Michelin intends to better equip its Dundee factory for their production through a project being implemented at a total cost of £16.5 million. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday that Michelin’s own investment will be supported by a £4.5 million Environmental Protection Grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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Pirelli supplies next-generation Solberg, as he wins on Junior BRC debut

Pirelli supplies next-generation Solberg, as he wins on Junior BRC debut

20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Oscar Solberg has claimed victory on Pirelli tyres on his British Rally Championship debut. Driving a Ford Fiesta R2T, the 20-year-old Norwegian won the Junior BRC category on the opening round of the 2017 season, the Border Counties Rally in southern Scotland. Solberg is the son of World Rally Championship podium-finisher Henning and nephew of Petter, who used Pirelli tyres to become world champion in 2003 with Subaru. He is just the latest second-generation rally star to show his potential with Pirelli recently: Kalle Rovanpera, 16, last year became champion in Latvia, where Solberg’s own cousin Oliver is now also embarking on his rally career.

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MWSD expands Scottish business with Drummond Distribution partnership

MWSD expands Scottish business with Drummond Distribution partnership

13th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) is targeting improved delivery timescales in Scotland with a new logistics partnership. Drummond Distribution will offer the company’s Scottish customers next-day delivery on its most popular commercial vehicle wheel sizes. Covering Chevron Steel as well as Xlite and new Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels, the service will cover over 90 per cent of orders received before 4pm. More uncommon sizes and specifications will be supplied via MWSD’s warehouse in Manchester with delivery within two-three days.

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McGill’s Buses signs 5-year tyre management deal with Michelin solutions

McGill’s Buses signs 5-year tyre management deal with Michelin solutions

15th February 2017 | 0 Comments

McGill’s Buses has signed a five-year extension to its Michelin solutions tyre management programme. The fleet operator said Michelin solutions’ “fantastic support” was a key factor in its decision to renew. The Effitires contract covers the operator’s 400-plus single and double-decker buses, and will see Michelin solutions supply, fit and service the operator’s Michelin tyres.

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Whitelaws signs up for Conti only tyre policy, ContiPressureCheck

Whitelaws signs up for Conti only tyre policy, ContiPressureCheck

6th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Scottish bus and coach operator Whitelaws Coaches has implemented a Continental tyres only policy on its fleet following tests against its previous tyre choice. George Whitelaw said, “We had been running other premium tyres for a great many years, but when we were offered the chance to trial Continental’s equivalent product on two of our hard-working bus fleet, we thought it would be good get some sort of measure on how well our policy had been serving us. We were very pleasantly surprised to discover Continental’s Urban HA3 M+S tyres significantly outperformed the tyres we had been using.”

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Tillicoultry Quarries’ Continental construction tyre policy

Tillicoultry Quarries’ Continental construction tyre policy

10th November 2016 | 0 Comments

While its latest US acquisition gives an indication of Conti’s future fleet strategy, the manufacturer has also been boosted by recent European endorsements. Scottish quarrying and supply company, Tillicoultry Quarries, implemented a Continental construction tyres only policy following several months of practical on-the-job testing. Speaking from its company’s Kincardine site in Fife, Craig Wilson, site & transport manager, said: “For a long time we had run a combination of remoulds and ‘budget’ tyres. We were experiencing significant downtime however, as well as the added costs of driver waiting, mechanic call outs and delayed deliveries, so we implemented a thorough review of our tyre policy. At about that time, our latest batch of Scanias came in with Continental construction tyres fitted, which allowed us to monitor those particularly closely.”

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Michelin Corporate Foundation becomes V&A Museum of Design founding partner

Michelin Corporate Foundation becomes V&A Museum of Design founding partner

3rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin Corporate Foundation has been announced as a corporate founding partner in the development of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee. The V&A Museum will be the first in the UK outside of London, and is part of a wider £1 billion regeneration scheme for the city. Due for completion in 2018, the foundation will support both its initial and ongoing development with a significant investment. A gallery within V&A Dundee will take on the Michelin name for a term of 25 years. Michelin has strong ties to Dundee; its tyre plant on Baldovie Road is the city’s largest employer. The French manufacturer committed to an investment of £52 million to modernise the plant in 2015, and was recently visited by the Queen.

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Accolade for Inverness garage

Accolade for Inverness garage

1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

Inverness-based servicing and repair centre Servicesure Autocentre Anderson Clark Motor Repairs was named ‘Best Independent Garage of the Year’ in the 2016 Motor Trader Industry Awards.

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Euro Car Parts opens 16th branch in Scotland

Euro Car Parts opens 16th branch in Scotland

31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened its 16th Scotland branch in Dumfries, taking on a staff of 20. The 8,600sqft (799sqm) unit, which has a trade and retail counter, along with an additional mezzanine floor, has been leased from a private investor for a term of ten years.

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Celtic dilemma for Autoparts UK part-time footballer

Celtic dilemma for Autoparts UK part-time footballer

1st February 2016 | 0 Comments

East Kilbride’s semi-professional footballer, Sean Winter, who also works within the independent aftermarket as a parts representative for Autoparts UK, faces one of the toughest decisions of his life: play Celtic in the Scottish Cup or fly to Australia on his dream, family holiday.

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