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Renault LCV finance offer for March

If you are in the market for a light commercial vehicle, and you are looking at financing options, Renault’s award-winning LCV range and finance offers, are well worth a look, writes John Loughran. Renault has a new LCV offer for March of 3.9 per cent APR HP with a €1,000 accessories pack included, applicable on

3M and Festool launch comprehensive solutions for collision repair shops

3M has joined forces with premium power tools brand Festool to deliver the first in a range of efficient and cost-effective systems for the automotive surface preparation and finishing industries. The companies will launch the Total Automotive Sanding System, their first joint product for automotive body and paint professionals, in the UK and Ireland in

Group247 introduces wide range of reputable brands

For more than 60 years the Irwin name has been synonymous with the automotive aftermarket. The family run business was established in the 1950’s and in the intervening years there has been a steady rise in both reputation and workforce, with the company name evolving to reflect changing times and markets. Since 2011, the company

DENSO launches new Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor range

DENSO has launched a brand new range of Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensors with 11 Part Numbers available to order since February   The all-new aftermarket range of MAP sensors provides more precise control over the air-fuel ratio, which will help deliver improved fuel economy and emissions for motorists.   With 11 Part Numbers added

Shaftec adds remanufactured EPB calipers with new motors to range

Leading transmission supplier, Shaftec, has extended its range with 190 references covering approximately 360 vehicle applications. With ever growing car parc coverage, this news supports Shaftec’s position as a leading supplier of high quality braking steering and transmission components and highlights its growing presence across the European aftermarket. In detail, the range extension comprises: 36

John Delaney Motor Factors wins SIMI Motor Factor of the Year

John Delaney Motor Factors, Fair Green, Drogheda, Co. Louth has scooped the SIMI Motor Factor of the Year. The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance were held last Thursday night, February 16 at a glittering ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4. The awards now in their seventh

Meyle gains International Preferred ATR Supplier (IPAS) status

Meyle AG has been awarded International Preferred ATR Supplier (IPAS) status. Under the IPAS status, the ATR international trade cooperation is bundling its independent aftermarket vendors in currently 55 markets. The Hamburg-based specialist manufacturer of steering and suspension parts Meyle was designated an IPAS vendor thanks to the company’s engineering expertise and comprehensive range of

Serious threat posed by closure of secure motorway parking for trucks

The closure of secure motorway parking areas for trucks will not solve the migration crisis in Europe, according to the International Road Transport Union (IRU). The move threatens the safety of drivers, removes essential facilities, and could impact negatively on local neighbourhoods, potentially exacerbating rather than addressing the problem, the IRU says. The IRU considers

Alldata adds 13 new models

Alldata, the automotive repair software specialists, has added 13 new models to its service offering to workshops and bodyshops. Alldata helps workshops improve accuracy, quality, productivity and ultimately profitability.Its solutions help repair and collision workshops face everyday challenges. The company is continually adding features and content to make technicians more efficient, and make the workshop

Enterprise Rent-A-Car marks 20th anniversary by planting 20,000 trees

To celebrate 20 years of operations in Ireland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees began planting 20,000 trees in various sites across Ireland, as part of the company’s global initiative to plant 50 million trees in 50 years across Europe and North America.   In Ireland, Enterprise has partnered with One Million Trees in One Day to deliver