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Ford to Close Almost Half of its 400 UK Dealerships

It has been announced that Ford will close almost half of it’s 400 UK franchised dealerships as part of a ‘Ford 2025 dealer plan’. 160 - 180 dealerships will be closed, which Ford said had been formed “in a spirit of partnership” with dealers and their investors to...

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Mercedes-Benz UK Launches New Online Showroom

Mercedes-Benz have launched a new online showroom to make car shopping easier. Website features: A live stock locator with a filtered location. The capability to run finance quotes, which includes the retailer’s best offer on a specific car. Allowing customers to...

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Pendragon Begins Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Closures

In order to shrink its UK retail network, Pendragon is preparing to close several of its Evans Halshaw Vauxhall dealership locations. Consultation is underway with staff at Evans Halshaw’s Vauxhall dealership in Peterlee. The group will not comment on the location of...

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Motor Industry’s Record Investments

The UK motor industry hits record investments of £3.7bn as automotive businesses increased spending on research and development by £154m. With a rise of 4.3%, this is an all-time high. Increasing by 5.8%, more UK businesses across all sectors have invested in R&D -...

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Government to Introduce Green Number Plates for EVs

In order to “turbo-charge” zero emission revolution, the Government launch the idea of pure electric vehicles to have green number plates. The idea could help drivers benefit from: Free/cheaper parking. Priority access to limited-use lanes currently reserved for buses...

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1 In 3 UK Automotive Companies Cutting Jobs

According to the SMMT, a new survey shows that 1 in 3 UK automotive companies have cut jobs to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, and 80.3% are concerned of their future business prospects. 11% of firms said that they had already divested from their UK-based operations....

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What Do Employers Look For In An Employee?

Just started a new job and want to make a good impression? If so, here are some tips on what employers look for in an employee: Confidence Employers want someone who is confident in what they want to achieve and to show a positive attitude to customers. Willing to...

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Ford’s Cobots

Cobots are working alongside engineers at Ford’s Cologne plant to sand the entire body surface of Ford Fiesta’s in 35 seconds. However, Ford says it doesn’t replace employees, just allows more time on more complex tasks. Senior Manufacturing Engineer of Paint Shop...

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Pendragon Announce The Closure Of Its 22 UK-Wide Sites

After a £32.2m pre-tax loss, today, Pendragon announces to close 22 of its 34 UK-wide sites and 1 of 3 vehicle preparation centers in Stoke. Shares are down below 10p after failing this year, comparing to shares at nearly 50p in 2016. Leaving 12 Car Stores, the...

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