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Mercedes-Benz planning an ‘awesome’ year in 2018

‘Awesome’ is the word being used by Mercedes-Benz to describe various initiatives planned for the year ahead, all designed to expand ownership and sustain market growth. Against the backdrop of a highly ambitious model development programme – one that has seen the Stuttgart manufacturer establish a presence in virtually every model segment. That this is

Continental unveils Key as a Service portfolio

Continental has unveiled its Key as a Service portfolio, which features its cloud-based solutions Continental Smart Access (CoSmA) and Remote Cloud Key (RCK) to provide convenient and secure keyless vehicle access and start authorization. Both solutions support on demand access to vehicles using a smart device, to lock, unlock and authorize the vehicle for start.

Have you voted for your favourite CV Workshop Parts Distributor Of The Year

Have you cast your vote for your favourite CV Workshop Parts Distributor at AutoTradeAwards.ie Seven companies remain in contention for the title of CV Workshop Parts Distributor Of The Year, which is sponsored by TecAlliance. To cast your vote, log on to AutoTradeAwards.ie. Click on the “Vote Now” image. Scroll down to the Motor Factor

Unique treble on cards for Moffett after clinching forestry championship

Sixth place in the Omagh Bushwhacker Forestry Stages Rally was enough to clinch the Valvoline National title for Monaghan rally master Sam Moffett in his Fiesta WRC, giving him his second major championship of the year and leaving him poised to make it a unique treble next weekend if he can also add the Clonakilty

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald

Liqui Moly reaches the 800-employee mark

One growth report follows another at Liqui Moly. In August and September the German lubricant and additive specialist employed 23 people, thereby breaking the 800-employee barrier. The number of employees has doubled since 2006. Only recently did the company report that August was the month with the highest sales in its company history. Growth, revenue

Ben launches Ben4Business

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a new package for businesses, called Ben4Business. This offering is set to increase awareness about Ben and its services to people working in the industry by partnering with automotive companies. This new approach will, in

Hydrogen trams set for transport system in France

A plan to introduce the first hydrogen bus routes in France and the world’s first hydrogen tram-buses for a full BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system looks set to become a reality in just two years’ time. Clean energy company Ballard Power Systems and public transport specialist Van Hool will be working together to produce eight trams for the

Cyclists and lorry drivers swap seats

An event designed to give HGV drivers and cyclists a view on each other’s perspectives was one of the many success stories during National Lorry Week in England recently. The Exchanging Places ‘swap’ was held in partnership with O’Donovan Waste and Metropolitan Police in London during the national event that ran earlier this month. Cyclists were given

Bank of Ireland UK acquires Marshall Leasing for £42.5m

Bank of Ireland UK (BOIUK) has acquired Marshall Leasing from Marshall Motor Holdings for £42.5 million. On completion of the deal Marshall Leasing will become part of Northridge Finance, BOIUK’s car and asset finance business. The acquisition of Marshall Leasing is conditional upon Northridge Finance receiving regulatory approval. Marshall Leasing has a fleet of more