CV Production Slide Continues In August


UK commercial vehicle production fell by 1,642 units on August as the 2014 calendar saw some plants take additional shutdown, compared to last year, for retooling. Year-to-date output is down 24.6%, to 45,928 units, but greater stability is expected in the coming months. However, European demand for commercial vehicles is on the up, with EU […]

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HRVS Sheffield Becomes Full Isuzu Truck Dealer

HRVS Sheffield

HRVS Sheffield has been upgraded to a full Isuzu Truck dealership status, with the addition of a dedicated Isuzu Truck sales department at the Sheffield based dealership. According to Keith Sims, group operations director at HRVS Ltd: “The timing of this announcement is ideal, coinciding with the recent introduction by Isuzu Truck UK of its […]

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ATS Euromaster Opens New Flagship Wrexham Centre


ATS Euromaster has invested more than £350,000 opening a brand new service centre in Wrexham, North Wales. Located on Mold Road and directly opposite Wrexham FC, the new 7,500 ft² site replaces the company’s previous centre on Dolydd Road. The flagship facility offers an extended range of services for businesses and private motorists. As well […]

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Confirmed Exhibitors for CV Show 2015

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The floorplans have been released for next year’s CV Show at the NEC on the 14th to 16th April.  There is already a healthy following of truck makers, with DAF, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, Hino and Isuzu Truck already comfortably in their usual positions, whilst notable absences so far are MAN, Renault Trucks, Scania and Volvo.  The […]

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Too Big? Imperial Acquire S&B Commercials

S and B Commercials

Imperial Commercials, one of the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealership groups has purchased the entire share capital of S & B Commercials PLC from the Holmes family, the second Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealership acquired in two years, after the purchase of Orwell Truck & Van Ltd back in February 2013. S & B Commercials is a […]

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Ford Creates 250 Jobs

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Ford is looking to recruit 250 new production operators as it cranks up its plans to manufacture its next generation 2-litre diesel engine, which will join the manufacturer’s commercial vehicle line-up in 2016. The recruitment push is being driven by the desire to install a new diesel engine production line at Ford’s Dagenham Engine Plant, […]

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Ford Sets Records In August

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Ford recorded its highest sales volume since 2006 in August. UK CV sales for the year to date were 219,209, up 12.8%, compared with the same period in 2013. Total sales and share of Ford CVs were up in August and for the year to date (compared with 2013), at 3,651 and 24% (3,236 and 22.4% […]

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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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Bell Truck And Van Opens New Facility

Bell truck & Van

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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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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