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Dealer/Importer News Archive

Apollo Vredestein partners with FTA Van Excellence scheme

European premium tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein has been announced as a partner to FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, an innovative initiative designed to recognise excellence within the commercial vehicle sector and improve operational standards. Apollo Vredestein’s light commercial product range – which exceeds van fleets’ performance and road safety requirements – matches the FTA’s Van Excellence

All new Ford Focus features pothole detection system

Drivers in many regions of Europe are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces. A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year. In

Autoelectro premieres behind the scenes’ video online

Autoelectro is pleased to release its new ‘behind the scenes’ video, filmed at its Bradford headquarters and remanufacturing facility, that illustrates the company’s journey to becoming the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer and supplier of starter motors and alternators. Within the two-and-a-half-minute video is a comprehensive guide to the remanufacturing process, from stripping down the old

Spirit Ford – Fordstore hosts panel discussion on Working on Wellness

Spirit Ford – FordStore welcomed guests to its Sandyford showroom on Thursday June 7, for an informative panel discussion on ‘Working on Wellness’. Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD introduced guests to the expert panel, which included special guest, RTE Soccer pundit and practicing psychotherapist Richie Sadlier,  David Kelly from CrossFit Green and Cathy Soraghan from

Going out in style with Ireland’s first hybrid hearse

The Deacon V Hybrid, Ireland’s first hybrid electric hearse has been launched. Based on the new Ford Mondeo HEV which arrived in Ireland earlier this year, the new Deacon V hybrid electric hearse has been built by Byrne Coach Builders of Dundalk. Paul O’Sullivan, Director of Sales for Ford Ireland, said: “The new Mondeo HEV is

Hella expands its aftermarket team

Renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier Hella , has strengthened its UK aftermarket team with the recruitment of Martin McGreevy as the company’s new national sales manager. Martin has considerable aftermarket experience, both from a distribution and product supplier perspective, having worked for several influential companies including The Parts Alliance and, most recently,

New MD at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, UK market leader for vehicle and industrial batteries has promoted James Hylton to the position of Managing Director. James has been promoted to Managing Director from the Commercial Director role he took on in November last year having been General Manager – Sales & Marketing at GS Yuasa Battery

Connollys awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2017

Connollys Volkswagen Sligo has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2017 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards. The award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the

Opel Ireland announces new General Manager

Opel Ireland has appointed Gillian Whittall to the role of General Manager. Gillian joined Opel Ireland in 2008 as Head of Marketing & PR, bringing extensive experience from high profile brands within AIB, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Danone. Gillian commented: “I’m delighted to take on the role of managing Opel in Ireland. The brand

Citroën & DS Ireland announce appointments

As part of an internal restructure, I.M. European Motors Ltd., importers of the Citroën and DS Automobiles brands in Ireland, has appointed Stephen McGrath as Finance Director and Kevin Hilliard as Sales Director. Prior to his new appointment Stephen held the role of Financial Controller at the company since 2009. Before this Stephen worked at