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Avoid festive roadside misery by checking tyre pressures   Print  
Drivers should check their tyre pressures to avoid a blowout and being stranded on the roadside this Christmas Wednesday, 17th December 2008

The inconvenience of standing by the roadside this Christmas can be reduced by conducting a simple tyre pressure checks in the run up to the holiday season

Motorists are being reminded to check their tyre pressures before setting off on long journeys this holiday period in order to avoid being stranded by the roadside. Many families experience delays and inconvenience from tyre failures during the festive period as tyres have not been correctly inflated to take account of extra passengers and luggage.


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GM selects Alcoa forged aluminium wheels for Chevy Volt   Print  
Alcoa Wheels Logo Wednesday, 17th December 2008

Lightweight wheel improves electric vehicle driving range and economy

Alcoa Automotive Wheels, a division of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, announced today that it has been awarded the wheel programme for the Chevy Volt.

“Alcoa is pleased to supply forged aluminium wheels for the Volt. Working closely with the GM team resulted in a wheel designed, engineered and manufactured for light weight performance that will further extend the range of this alternative propulsion vehicle,” said Mike Parnell, Vice President and General Manager – Alcoa Auto Wheels.


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TH!NK selects lightweight ARPRO for new city car   Print  
TH!NK selects ARPRO for new city car. Tuesday, 16th December 2008

Simple, light and resilient ARPRO selected for stylish new city car

A lightweight, resilient and 100 percent recyclable expanded polypropylene has been selected by Nordic low emissions car manufacturer, TH!NK. Supplied by JSP, ARPRO is helping TH!NK to enhance its new city electric car’s ecological potential.


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Solomon Alsberg selects Alcoa for expanding Russian forged alloy wheel market   Print  
Leading maker of forged aluminium wheels, Alcoa, is now supplying lightweight forgings for Solomon Alsberg?s range of exclusive quality alloy wheels. Tuesday, 9th December 2008

Quality of metallurgy key to Alcoa securing major exclusive alloy wheel contract

Leading maker of forged aluminium wheels, Alcoa, is now supplying lightweight forgings for Solomon Alsberg’s range of exclusive quality alloy wheels. Specialising in the niche vehicle tuning and customisation markets, Russia based Solomon Alsberg demanded high quality metallurgy, strength, style and lightness for its expanding customer base.


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Delphi's revolutionary Direct Acting diesel fuel injection system making world premiere on new Mercedes C-Class   Print  
The new Mercedes C250 takes advantage of Delphi?s revolutionary technology to offer drivers improved engine output and torque while reducing emissions and fuel consumption Thursday, 4th December 2008

With more torque and power, Delphi technology in Mercedes C250 delivers reduced emissions and improved fuel economy

Paris – Delphi Corporation (Pinksheets: DPHIQ) has announced that, following several years of development in cooperation with Daimler engineering teams, the new Mercedes C250 CDI will premiere Delphi’s revolutionary Direct Acting Piezo injector.


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Innovative moulders awarded by JSP at ARPRO Adventure   Print  
JSP recently held an awards ceremony recognising ARPRO partners for Technical, Environmental, Moulding and Career achievement. Thursday, 27th November 2008

Companies recognised for their achievement with ARPRO at European event

The first-ever ARPRO Awards were held recently as part of the ARPRO Adventure, a customer conference held by JSP in Switzerland. The ARPRO Adventure gathered together industry stakeholders to discuss continued high performance and achievement.


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Call for trade to educate motorists on cold weather tyres   Print  
Cold weather tyres have many more delicate cuts in the tread, allowing the tyres to maintain their grip when driving over snow. Thursday, 27th November 2008

Garages and tyre retailers can play their part in helping motorists stay safe on the roads this winter by advising them to consider cold weather tyres

TyreSafe is calling on garages and tyre retailers to educate motorists on the benefits of fitting cold weather tyres to improve road safety and reduce the number of road traffic accidents. Despite the change in road conditions at the onset of winter, many drivers continue to drive on standard tyres. Slippery roads accounted for 55 percent of road traffic accidents in which road environment was a contributory factor in 2007, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures.


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ARPRO helps create go-anywhere furniture   Print  
ARPRO has been selected for use as the ?LunaBlock?. Thursday, 20th November 2008

Making building blocks is child’s play

ARPRO has been selected for a basic contemporary building block. Based on children’s building bricks, the “LunaBlock” is for adults to create and reconfigure their own furniture and surroundings.


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Delphi's first prepackaged airbag/steering wheel featured on Smart Fortwo vehicles   Print  
Thursday, 20th November 2008

Delphi Focuses on Ease-of-Assembly Safety and Controls Systems for Daimler’s Smart Vehicles

TROY, Mich. – Delphi Corporation (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) is providing its first prepackaged driver side airbag assembly in the steering wheel for the Smart Fortwo vehicle made by Daimler. The steering wheel and airbag are usually shipped as separate components. Delphi is also supplying the passenger side airbag and passive occupant detection system for the fuel-efficient mini car.


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Cold weather tyres offer motorists a safer alternative this winter   Print  
Driving on cold weather tyres increases vehicle safety, helping to prevent accidents. Thursday, 20th November 2008

As well as offering added safety in the snow, cold weather tyres provide a safer option when driving on cold, wet roads

With winter fast approaching, TyreSafe is advising motorists to consider fitting cold weather tyres in order to improve road safety and reduce the number of accidents on the road. Despite the change in road conditions at the onset of winter, many drivers continue to drive on standard tyres. Slippery roads accounted for 55 percent of road traffic accidents in which road environment was a contributory factor in 2007, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures. In November 2007, the DfT recorded a spike in personal injury accidents as drivers were caught out by the drop in temperature and increased rainfall, with 16,559 accidents recorded, nearly 700 more accidents than at any other time in the year.


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