Volkswagen Secures Major Deal With North Lanarkshire Council

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Volkswagen has secured a deal to provide North Lanarkshire Council with 224 commercial vehicles. The new agreement will see Volkswagen supply nearly 45% of the council’s 500-strong fleet of vans. Past experience and an excellent reputation helped Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles secure the deal. The council’s procurement team also considered the excellent reliability, attractive service, maintenance […]

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Northside’s New Immingham Dealership

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Northside Truck & Van has opened a new, purpose-built dealership at Stallingborough, near Immingham.  The facility was developed at a cost of £2 million and is now providing employment for 30 people. It replaces the temporary home in North Killingholme, from which Northside had operated since taking on its franchise for the area two years […]

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recalls Caddy

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The attachment for gas-pressure dampers on the tailgates of the Caddy model range may become detached As part of continuous vehicle field observation, Volkswagen AG Quality Assurance has detected defects on Caddy models. The ball pins which attach the tailgate gas-pressure dampers to the vehicle may be pre-damaged on the third generation of Caddy models […]

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Emerald Truck & Van takes over Iveco Dealership in Ireland


Emerald Truck & Van has been appointed as the new Iveco distributor for Ireland.  Emerald Truck & Van is a subsidiary of Gaffer Group, which also owns NI Trucks – an Iveco dealer for more than 30 years, and one of the largest commercial vehicle dealerships in Northern Ireland. The acquisition sees Gaffer Group responsible […]

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Independent Truck Dealer in Hat-trick at Volvo Awards

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An independent truck dealership has scooped three major accolades at Volvo Truck UK’s annual awards ceremony last month. MC Group, the main Volvo dealer for the South of England, took home the Aftersales Excellence for Compliance, Bus Dealer of the Year and Sales Success trophies. The Group, which operates from eight sites spanning from Dorset […]

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New Site for Commercial Motors (Wales)

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Commercial Motors (Wales) Limited has opened a new facility in Newport to handle its MAN and Isuzu operations. The dealership, which had originally been a much smaller operation, was taken over five years ago by current owners, Roger and Gill Sheddick and Robert and Mary Manchip, and now has a purpose-built centre  of some 20,000sq.ft […]

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Lookers takes on Verve Van Centre from Administrators

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One of the UK’s top dealer groups, Lookers plc has acquired VW Commercial Van Centre, Glasgow from KPMG, the administrators recently appointed to former owner, Verve Limited, for an undisclosed sum. The deal secures the employment of almost all of the 36 staff who had worked in the division, which is located at Baillieston, around […]

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December Truck Registration Madness

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Vehicle registration analysis: the year that was 2013 The number of commercial vehicles registered during 2013 has led to a gross distortion in the market, far outweighing even the predictions of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, according to Iveco UK Managing Director Claudio Zanframundo. Speaking at Iveco’s 28th annual State of the Nation […]

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Mercedes Actros

Mercedes-Benz have broken their records for sales of cars, vans and trucks in 2013 – with vans up 21% and trucks up by a massive 35%. The Vans division beat its previous 2007 record by registering 30,257 vans throughout 2013.  The New Sprinter, introduced in the second half of the year, helped lead the charge, […]

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Ford vans

The Blue Oval has recorded its 48th consecutive year of market leadership in the UK, and has had its best sales results since 2009. Ford’s CV market leadership remains unchallenged since with a 20.9 per cent share for the full year in 2013 – total sales of Ford CVs were up from 66,457 in the […]

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