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Leading Irish automotive component distribution company, CD Group has strengthened its fleet of commercial vehicles with the recent addition of five new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Supplied by Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer MUTEC, of which CD Group is a long-standing customer, the new units will soon be put through their paces delivering vehicle parts and components
A reminder that the Auto Trade EXPO in Dublin was also postponed from October this year (2020) to October 16-17, 2021 due to the pandemic and health and safety related to that once in a century crisis. Growing in size and attendance every time, the 2021 Auto Trade EXPO will be the biggest
The Government says that yesterday’s package will support those whose jobs are most at risk, and provide opportunities for those who need to reskill or find different work, as well as supporting businesses to stay open. Ireland’s economic recovery needs to sustainable and durable, not just from an economic point view, but from an environment
This week, ELVES released its 2019 Annual Report detailing its third year of successful operations supporting End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) reuse, recycling and recovery in Ireland. ELVES mission is to improve the processing of scrap cars and small vans to help Ireland meet the 85 per cent re-use and recycling and 95 per cent re-use, recycling
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, a number of suppliers to the automotive industry have stepped into the breech with a range of health and safety products suitable for use throughout the wider motor trade. In the current edition of the Auto Trade Journal, there is a special feature on COVID-19 Health and Safety
The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is supporting the ‘Back on Track’ campaign by promising to distribute 3,000 free ‘Back on Track’ packs of workshop POS and essentials to UK and Ireland independent garages.
A Castlebar, Co. Mayo car dealer, James Hughes, has received a four month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, and must pay €2,500 in costs to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) following his conviction on four charges of misleading consumers. Mr Hughes, who was convicted at Castlebar Court, was charged with three counts
It is with regret that we inform readers that the death has occurred of Gilbert Joseph Tunney OBE. He passed away unexpectedly in the South West Acute Hospital earlier today (Friday, 17th July 2020). Gilbert founded GT Exhausts in 1975. He was a great entrepreneur. He started his career as a vehicle mechanic. He went on
As part of its ongoing drive to future-proof and upskill independent garages, LKQ Euro Car Parts Team P R Reilly is launching its full range of diagnostic training courses in Ireland, through its Auto Education Academy.