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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
It is estimated that by 2050, 74 percent of Europe’s vehicle stock will be battery powered. What role will the standardisation of these batteries play in this story? Roger Brereton, heads of sales at steering system manufacturer Pailton Engineering, assesses the arguments for and against greater standardisation. Over the next half-century, the internal combustion engine will be gradually displaced by
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
UFI Filters, a leader in filtration and thermal management, is once again confirmed as a trusted partner of BMW. The German car maker has chosen the complete oil filter module made by UFI for the second generation of 3.0 litre B57 6-cylinder diesel engine. While UFI has been developing products for diesel fuel filtration in
Following a similar move by Auto Promotec in Bologna, Equip Auto 2021 has also been postponed to 2022. The exact dates are to be specified in due course. Still maintaining its two-year frequency and its venue of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Equip Auto thus adopts a new schedule, in the autumn of even-number years.
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
This is a useful little gadget to keep in your top pocket, just introduced by Laser Tools — it’s an all-in-one telescopic inspection mirror, magnetic pick-up tool and scriber (part number 7800). The pen-sized tool folds up neatly to just 150mm long and clips neatly in the pocket, but extends to a full 680mm. The