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Audi chief arrested in Volkswagen diesel emissions probe

Audi’s chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested by German police as part of the Volkswagen diesel emissions investigation. Munich prosecutors, who have widened their investigations to include Audi, said Rupert Stadler was being held due to fears he might hinder their investigation. News of the arrest comes as Volkswagen’s new group CEO Herbert Diess

Techplus adds Agricultural BrakeSafe

Workshop equipment specialists, Techplus has added Turnkey Instrument’s Agricultural BrakeSafe to its product portfolio. As part of an initiative to improve the standard of tractor and trailer braking, Turnkey worked with BAGMA, the British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association, the Health Services Executive, and the Department for Transport to design the UK’s only portable brake

Bosch Aerotwin scoops Auto Express Product Award

Bosch’s Aerotwin wiper blade has retained its title as ‘Best Wiper Blade’ in the Auto Express Product Awards 2018. This is the product’s second accolade in a matter of weeks, as Auto Express picked the Bosch flat blade wiper as its Best Buy for wiper blades and awarded it a top five star review. Auto

SDC Truck and Trailer Parts adds Auger to range

SDC Truck and Trailer Parts have recently signed an exclusive long term supply agreement as a distributor for leading German truck parts supplier Auger. SDC Truck and Trailer Parts, a subsidiary of leading U.K. and Ireland trailer manufacturer SDC Trailers will now stock over 1,000 truck parts lines of Auger in its recently opened 35,000

New regulation Agreement on CO2 emission of heavy-duty vehicles

Buses, coaches and lorries are responsible for a quarter of CO2 emissions from transport. Soon, manufacturers will have to provide data on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption performance of their new vehicles. This is the first time that CO2 emissions from buses, coaches and lorries will be subject to European regulation, which is good news for air quality

Axalta sells 50,000th Spectrophotometer

Axalta, the leader in full digital colour management for refinishers, has sold its 50,000th spectrophotometer globally since the launch of the first generation of handheld devices for the refinish industry in 2005. Spectrophotometers are simply a better way to match colours, and faster, right-first-time colour matches mean optimised work flow processes, helping bodyshops to save

Ecobat Battery Technologies showcases multi-brand portfolio

Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT) used Automechanika Birmingham to showcase its multi-brand portfolio and specialist battery knowledge, to the many motor factors and technicians. “There were several messages we wanted to get across during the show,” explained Marketing Manager, Laura Jones, “but certainly one of the central themes was the breadth of our offering, not just

Motorsport Ireland Weekend Round-up

For the third year in succession, local crew Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett in a Subaru Impreza took top place in the Joule Donegal International Rally, but in a completely different way from their first two triumphs. In each of the previous years, they only took the lead on the final stages of the three

Queen of the Bikers meets Prince

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE came face-to-face with a real-life royal when she met HRH Prince William at the Isle of Man TT. She was introduced to the Duke of Cambridge just before she competed in the Bennetts Lightweight TT at the world-famous event. Maria, who received her MBE from Prince William’s

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens new branch in Naas

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has moved its Naas office to a larger, higher profile premises on the Kilcullen Road, beside the Garda station. The new office provides employment for a team of eight, including three new employees who have been recruited for an anticipated increase in demand. The new branch continues Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s presence in Naas since