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XPart appoints its 250th AutoService centre   Print  
XPart?s AutoService centre network now has 250 garages making it one of the largest service and repair networks in the UK. Wednesday, 3rd September 2008

Network becomes one of the largest service and repair franchises in the UK

XPart has expanded its AutoService centre network from one to 250 UK garages in less than three years, with the appointment of Leeford Motor Company in central Leeds. The network was created after the collapse of MG Rover in 2005 and was designed to provide owners with access to specialist, high-quality servicing from factory-trained technicians using genuine OE parts at affordable rates. The appointment makes XPart’s AutoService centre network one of the largest service and repair franchises in the UK.


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Haverhill MG Rover and MINI owners get affordable specialist expertise   Print  
Mitchell?s Motor Repairs has become one of a growing number of XPart AutoService Centres in the country to offer specialist MINI and MG Rover servicing. Wednesday, 3rd September 2008

MG Rover and New MINI owners in Haverhill and surrounding areas can now receive more affordable specialist vehicle servicing and repairs for their cars, as Mitchell’s Motor Repairs has joined the growing number of XPart AutoService centres to offer specialist servicing for MG Rover and New MINI. The network contains more than 250 garages across the UK and provides specialist MG Rover and New MINI service and repair at affordable aftermarket rates.


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Delphi enters high volume production with the world's first diesel fuel injection system to use revolutionary Direct Acting Piezo Injectors   Print  
Delphi is launching the next generation of diesel fuel injectors ? the Delphi Direct Acting Common Rail system. Wednesday, 3rd September 2008

A new generation of diesel injector technology will help vehicle manufacturers meet tough Euro 6 emissions standards while also improving torque, power, fuel economy, refinement and driveability

Paris, France. — Delphi Corp. (Pinksheets: DPHIQ) is launching the next generation of diesel fuel injectors – the Delphi Direct Acting Common Rail system. This launch follows five years of development by Delphi, working closely with its vehicle manufacturer customers to help them address stringent future emissions requirements. The new system is now entering production and will be available on a European production car to be launched later this year.


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New tilt table helps enhance vehicle capability and safety   Print  
Millbrook?s new tilt table can accommodate some of the largest on-road and off-road vehicles Tuesday, 2nd September 2008

Vehicle development engineers now have a new location for tilt table evaluations, as Millbrook further expands its testing capabilities at its Bedford headquarters

One of Europe’s largest tilt tables has been installed at Millbrook, the UK-based vehicle test and development centre. The facility can be used to determine static rollover thresholds and tilt operation capabilities for a wide range of SUVs, military and commercial vehicles, including buses, fire trucks, vans, ambulances, off-highway machines, cranes, stacker trucks and agricultural equipment.


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Dorking MINI owners get affordable specialist expertise   Print  
Station View Garage of Dorking has become one of a growing number of XPart AutoService centres in the country to offer specialist MINI servicing. (Pictures care of Paul Knivett Photography). Friday, 29th August 2008

MINI owners in Dorking and surrounding areas can now receive more affordable specialist vehicle servicing and repairs for their cars, as Station View Garage has joined the growing number of XPart AutoService centres to offer specialist MINI servicing. The new service is designed to provide owners with a high-quality, value-for-money alternative to the main dealer facilities currently offered by the manufacturer.


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Dealer group looks to All-Makes parts distribution for further growth   Print  
The XPart All-Makes range is an ideal way for dealer networks to capitalise on parts sales. Thursday, 28th August 2008

Following the success of the XPart All-Makes range at John Grose Ipswich, the dealer group has extended the scheme to its Lowestoft branch

One of East Anglia’s largest dealer groups, John Grose, has extended its All-Makes offering to a second site following the initial success at its Ipswich branch. The XPart All-Makes parts distribution programme provides franchise dealer groups with an opportunity to increase their profits on parts sales by selling a wide range of high quality, OE parts to existing customers, as well as attracting new business from other local independent garages.


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New global training manager for Delphi Diesel   Print  
Graham Borley has been appointed global training manager for Delphi?s diesel aftermarket business. Wednesday, 27th August 2008

Following last year’s launch of Diesel Point, the first module for Delphi’s Service Centre concept, Delphi has appointed Graham Borley as global training manager for its diesel aftermarket business. With sophisticated Common Rail diesel systems becoming increasingly popular, the appointment will help ensure that Delphi continues to deliver consistent, leading training and development programmes for the growing number of vehicle technicians working with its systems.


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High cost of production delays highlighted by survey   Print  
Understanding the local infrastructure is critical to facilitating fast emergency deliveries Wednesday, 27th August 2008

Issues as trivial as lack of packaging risk €1million / hour fines, new survey shows

Delays at the supplier’s facilities now account for almost twice as many late deliveries as failures in logistics processes, according to a new survey of European vehicle manufacturers and first tier suppliers. Automotive supply chains may reach increasingly deep into lower cost regions, but simple issues like the unavailability of packaging are still a significant cause of supply chain failure. The cost of late deliveries has escalated to as much as €1 million an hour in penalties imposed by vehicle manufacturers if production lines have to be stopped.


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Structural glazing application gets it taped   Print  
VHB Structural Glazing Tape from 3M, the diversified technology company, has been used by Structural Glazing Ltd. and AW Aluminium Ltd. in a recent construction project for The Big Yellow Self Storage Company Thursday, 21st August 2008

3M’s VHB Structural Glazing Tape offers easier application and faster handling times without the price premium

VHB Structural Glazing Tape from 3M, the diversified technology company, has proven its off-site capabilities in a recent construction project for The Big Yellow Self Storage Company.


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Cecil & Larter expands parts operation by investing in XPart All-Makes programme   Print  
The XPart All-Makes range is an ideal way for dealer networks to capitalise on parts sales. Thursday, 21st August 2008

Dealership establishes parts factoring operation in Bury St Edmunds

Established franchise dealerships are still finding opportunities to grow their business, despite the current challenges faced by the motor trade. Forward-looking Cecil and Larter has established a new All-Makes parts service to generate additional sales and business growth. The dealership’s All-Makes parts factoring operation will cater for garages in and around Bury St Edmunds. The scheme, which is managed by XPart, gives Cecil and Larter access to more than 35,000 high quality parts for all makes of vehicle.


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