Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

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CD Group expands Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fleet

Leading Irish automotive component distribution company, CD Group has strengthened its fleet of commercial vehicles with the recent addition of five new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.     Supplied by Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer MUTEC, of which CD Group is a long-standing customer, the new units will soon be put through their paces delivering vehicle parts and components

10-year, €900m spend replacing diesel with fully-electric buses

Global shared mobility group Keolis has been awarded a major new contract to modernise and operate public transport in the Dutch provinces of Overijssel, Flevoland and Gelderland. The 10-year, €900 million contract will involve the group replacing existing diesel buses with 300 fully-electric alternatives. This will begin as early as 2020.The 300 electric buses will run on

Geo-fencing tech makes new buses greener

It was interesting to read that a new generation of electric buses being introduced to Brighton and Hove as a smaller city of less than 290,000 people. It will be utilising geo-fencing technology, which enables buses to switch into zero-emissions mode in the area’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone.   The operator (Go-Ahead Group) will introduce 30 of

Used van prices in the UK on the up

Used van prices are on the rise in the UK, according to vehicle remarketing and auction company Aston Barclay. The price rises are expected to impact the flow of used light commercial vehicles into the Republic of IrelandThe company recorded an 11.3 per cent jump in the price of the average used van in the 12 months

Partnerships and hybrids – a new standard In logistics

Close cooperation and partnerships are essential to developing new logistics solutions in the cities of today and tomorrow. In the Netherlands, Scania, HAVI and SUEZ are joining forces to make McDonald’s supply chain even more sustainable. In a quite backstreet in downtown Den Bosch, Irma van Hoof is waiting for a high-tech vehicle. Together with her husband, Hans, she

Osram completes the acquisition of Ring Automotive

After approval by the British Competitors and Market Authority (CMA) for the takeover of Ring Automotive by Osram, the partnership between the companies has now officially started as of May 1st.  The acquisition of the British aftermarket specialist Ring will allow the high-tech company Osram to expand its product range in the automotive sector to include more

McLaughlin Motor Factors joins GroupAuto

McLaughlin Motor Factors in Buncrana in Co. Donegal has joined the GroupAuto, the premier trading group for motor factor businesses operating in the independent automotive aftermarket. McLaughlin Motor Factors is one of the largest car parts and accessory stores in the Northwest of Ireland Donegal , Derry and across Ireland. Established in 1981, brothers Oran

Melrose wins hostile bid for GKN

Melrose Industries has won an £8 billion three month takeover battle for Britain’s GKN. Melrose told media that 52.4 percent of GKN’s shareholders had accepted its hostile cash-and-shares offer by the time the deadline for a deal expired. Automotive and aerospace parts supplier. GKN, supplies parts to car manufacturers such as Volkswagen. GKN has 6,000