MV Commercials Move Into New Premises


Truck rental and sales business MV Commercials has revealed that it has invested more than £2million in a new site on the edge of London. Its new premises will house both rental and sales. Steve Cairns, director, said the premises represent a real coup for the business: “MV Commercial has a huge customer base around […]

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Crosswind Assist Now Available As Retrofit Solution


Crosswind Assist is now available as a retrofit solution for numerous variants of the Sprinter, just as long as the vehicle is fitted with the current version of Adaptive ESP. This means almost all vehicles built from January 2012 to mid-2013 will be able to get the retrofit. Mercedes-Benz dealerships will provide customers in their […]

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MAN Appoint New Sales Director

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Ian Mitchell has been appointed as the new Sales Director for MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd. For the past seven years Mitchell has been the Commercial Truck Director for Volvo Group UK responsible for leading the UK/Eire truck sales organisation and operations through direct sales and indirect dealer channels. Prior to joining Volvo, Mitchell […]

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Aquila Truck Centres Bought from Administrators

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The end of October saw the MAN franchise holder for the Midlands, Aquila Truck Centres enter into administration. The business was immediately bought by JE Motors of Tipton, a newly set up company owned by James Smith, who is the owner of MAN franchise holder Steadplan that operates MAN franchises from Clitheroe, Rochdale and Leeds.  […]

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Autorola See Average Used Van Prices Rise by 4.5% In Q3


Average prices for used Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) have climbed throughout 2014 according to online remarketing company Autorola, reaching an all-time high in Q3 of £10,986. This peak represents an increase of 4.5% over the previous quarter. Compared to the same period in 2013, values have soared. The average price is now 28.9% higher than […]

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Transits To Get 2.0-Litre Euro 6 Engine


Following a £190 million investment at its Dagenham plant, Ford has announced that Transits and Transit Customs will be fitted with new 2.0-litre Euro 6 diesel engines from 2016. The move will see the creation of 318 new jobs at the East London facility. Stephen Odell, Ford Executive Vice President for EMEA, said, “This all-new, […]

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CV Output Down – But There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel


Latest figures released by SMMT revealed that overall UK commercial vehicle production has fallen by 2,179 units year-on-year despite production of certain new models beginning to ramp up. Output for year-to-date was down by a quarter (25.2%) due to plant restructuring over the past year. Exports increased for the first time in six months as […]

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Citroën’s Van Fortnight


Citroën’s Business Centre network is holding a special ‘Van Fortnight’ sales event from 20 October to 3 November. Citroën’s Van Fortnight offers include Citroën Contract Motoring (CCM) contract hire rates, from just £139 + VAT per month. Jeremy Smith, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Sector Operations, commented: “Van Fortnight provides our customers with […]

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Volkswagen Used Van Event Starts Today


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is starting a 10-day Das WeltAuto used van event , starting from today (24 October). Running across all 70 Volkswagen Van Centres until Sunday 2 November, the nationwide event offers buyers the opportunity to purchase a used Volkswagen van with offers of 0% finance and free servicing. For many businesses Das WeltAuto […]

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Renault Trucks Essex Provide Company With First Euro 6

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Basildon-based PMS International Group Plc, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of high-volume consumer goods, has taken delivery of its first Euro 6 Renault Range D distribution rigids, supplied by Renault Trucks Essex. Continued satisfaction with Renault trucks, its service and backup, and favourable running costs and fuel efficiency were the key factors in PMS […]

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