Mercedes-Benz Dealers Merge To Create £160m Business

Brian Kempson & Roy Reed at Mercedes Benz, Deeside

Enza and Road Range, two of Britain’s best-known commercial vehicle dealers, have joined forces to create Roanza. The agreement sets the seal on a process that began more than a year ago. A combined workforce of 400 employees and a turnover of nearly £160 million will give the new business the financial muscle to invest […]

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Simon Elliott Appointed MAN Truck & Bus UK MD

Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott has been appointed as Managing Director of Man Truck & Bus UK Ltd, taking over business from 8 September. For the past three years, Simon has served as Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Ireland, being responsible for Volkswagen Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, Skoda and SEAT. Prior to this, Simon Elliott was Managing Director […]

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Bell Truck And Van Opens New Facility

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Truck and van operators in North Yorkshire now have more choice, with the opening of a new Mercedes-Benz service and used vehicle sales centre. Located in Thorp Arch Industrial Estate, Wetherby, the facility, which was developed at a cost of £600,000, is operated by Bell Truck and Van – the current Mercedes-Benz After Sales Dealer […]

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Volkswagen Introduces 10 Point Customer Service Charter

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new charter that guarantees high service across its Van Centre network. Developed by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles aftersales team, the new service promise has evolved from customer feedback and the experiences of Van Centre teams across the country. Focus has been placed on a number of key areas, including: […]

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Truck Sales Quiet While Van Sector Thrives

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July saw the van sector continue its strong period of growth, while the truck market was still affected by the surge of registrations at the end of 2013. SMMT data showed positive signs for the overall van sector, as it recorded a 34.5% increase on the same month last year. Vans between 2.0 and 2.5 […]

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MAN Fits Goodyear Tyres To Its Trucks

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MAN will now line-fit Goodyear KMAX and FUELMAX tyres to all of its vehicles. “MAN has a first class reputation for its trucks and their low operating costs. The fact that the company has chosen our new FUELMAX and KMAX both endorses the economic performance of our tyres and will benefit the customers who purchase […]

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Sainsbury’s Launches Safer Lorry For Cyclists

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Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has launched a lorry designed specifically for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. The Mercedes-Benz Antos features 360-degree monitors, extra side lighting and low side guards. Retail & Operations Director Roger Burnley said: “This is an important step in our work to make London’s roads safer. We’ve put an enormous amount of […]

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£2m Up For Grabs For Most Innovative SMEs

A new competition is set to give SME transport businesses the chance to win up to £2m worth of R&D funding to develop innovative new products. The competition is the first in a series run by leap from Pera Technology, which aims to help small and medium-sized businesses, who have struggled to secure finance for […]

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Isuzu Introduces D-Max Yukon Extended Cab


A premium specification Yukon version of the D-Max 4×4 extended cab pick-up goes on sale from October 2014, in response to customer and dealer demand. Priced from £19,249, and only available throughout UK dealerships, the new model is aimed at users who require a longer load bed than the double cab vehicle. As a standard […]

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New Fiat Van To Be Built By Renault In 2016


Fiat Professional has signed an agreement with Renault to supply it with a new light commercial vehicle from 2016. This is the first time the Italian and French manufactures have entered into a joint venture. A press release form the companies stated: “Renault and Fiat have signed an agreement under which Renault will supply Fiat […]

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