The signs are all around us – the commercial vehicle market is finally turning a corner – new van registrations are heading (slowly) back to the pre-recession levels and truck registrations appear to have stopped the rot at least. With better times around the corner, is it time to think about gearing up your workforce to increase your sales and productivity?Full Story »
Prices for the new Caddy and Caddy Maxi have been announced. They start at £12,100 excluding VAT for the 1.6-litre 75 PS TDI Caddy van while the Caddy Maxi starts at £14,050 excluding VAT for the entry-level model equipped with a 1.6-litre 102 PS TDI engine.Full Story »
French carmaker Renault has raised 3.1bn euros by selling a large part of its stake in truckmaker Volvo Trucks.Full Story »
Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer Mudie-Bond has appointed a new Van Sales Manager – but while this is his first role with the dealership, Eddie Humphries is no stranger to Mercedes-Benz.Full Story »
Keltruck Ltd have gained VOSA approval for three Approved Testing Facility sites at West Bromwich Head Office, Burton on Trent and Worksop following conversions to existing property.Full Story »
The only microvan importer left in the UK is Minehead-based Coastal 4×4. The company has confirmed that their petrol DFM minitrucks have achieved Euro5 compliance and can therefore continue to be sold in the UK.Full Story »
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroën announced that they have signed an agreement to start the technical development of an electric version of Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo LCVs built at the PSA Vigo plant in Spain.Full Story »
West Midlands-based Greenhous Group, one of the UK’s largest privately owned companies, has opened a new Vauxhall Van Centre in Willenhall. Located on the Greenhous DAF site on Neachells Road, this is the latest addition to Greenhous’ extensive portfolio of commercial dealerships in the region.Full Story »
158 companies in the UK Commercial Vehicle Dealers industry are worth a third less than they were a year ago in the clearest indication yet of the damage the recession has wreaked on the market. However, in a sign that the recovery is gaining traction, 132 companies in the market have actually increased in value.Full Story »
Hartshorne, the Midlands Volvo dealer acquired by Crossroads in the summer has ceased operating as a Hino dealership.
Trading as Hi-Trucks, the company was profitable back in 2007 when the Hino registrations were rising impressively. However, accounts for the last full year of trading showed a loss at the division of more than £130,000. It is no surprise therefore that the two companies have separated under the new management of Crossraoads.