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Munich fire brigade orders 58 new vehicles with fully automatic Allison transmissions   Print  
The vanguard: Mercedes-Benz Atego with Allison?s 3000 Series fully automatic transmission on the premises of Iveco Magirus in Weisweil, Germany, shortly before the delivery to the Munich fire brigade. Friday, 20th November 2009

Allison-equipped Mercedes-Benz Atego fire engines are specified for the municipal and auxiliary fire brigades following extensive comparison tests with AMTs

Munich – Allison Transmission, the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems, is supplying 58 3000R Series transmissions to the Munich fire brigade as part of an order for new Mercedes-Benz Atego fire-fighting vehicles.

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Tuesday, 17th November 2009

Delphi climate control named category winner and cable products named competition finalist

TROY, Mich — Delphi Corporation’s ultra light radio design with insert-molded electro magnetic compatibility (EMC) shielding, available on Chevrolet and GMC full size pick-ups and sport utility vehicles, won top recognition at the 39th Annual SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards ceremony, Thursday in Livonia, Michigan. The competition, conducted by the automotive division of the Society of Plastics Engineers International, honors the most innovative use of plastics in automotive applications.

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Zircotec offers classic car owners a 20 per cent discount on its new flexible coating at the NEC Classic Motor Show   Print  
Zircotec?s new lightweight flexible ceramic heat shield material offers robust thermal protection for classic road and race cars Wednesday, 11th November 2009

Visitors to the Classic Motor Show will be able to purchase Zircotec’s new flexible ceramic heat shield, ZircoFlex, from stand number 2T9 at a discounted show price

Classic car owners and enthusiasts attending the Classic Motor Show at the Birmingham NEC will have the opportunity to hear about the dramatic heat reduction properties of Zircotec’s new ceramic coating, ZircoFlex™, and will even be able to buy the new coating at a discounted show price by visiting the Zircotec stand. On sale for the first time at a motor show, the new lightweight heat shield is thought to be the first of its kind and has been proven to reduce surface temperatures by up to 64 per cent. The firm will be offering a price of £70 (inclusive of VAT) per sheet to visitors throughout the three-day show, representing a discount of more than 20 percent compared to its standard pricing.

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Professional racing simulator used by Formula One teams is the ultimate Christmas gift for the serious motorsport enthusiast   Print  
Cruden B.V. ? the world?s leading designer and manufacturer of interactive motion-based racing simulators ? is making its new, seriously addictive ?120,000 Hexatech simulator available to private individuals. Wednesday, 11th November 2009

Simulator company Cruden makes its new, seriously addictive £120,000 Hexatech simulator – provided either as a single or three-seater – available to private individuals

AMSTERDAM – Cruden B.V. – the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of interactive motion-based racing simulators – is offering its new racing simulator as an extreme alternative to popular home gaming equipment for affluent motorsport and performance driving enthusiasts. The Hexatech – a professional full motion simulator with six ‘degrees of freedom’ (6DOF), realistic g-Force simulation up to multiple g’s, seat belt tensioners and 100 per cent realistic steering feedback – is normally found in top secret Formula One factories and automotive research centres. Now, this same sophisticated equipment can provide the definitive motorsport experience at home, with prices for the base simulator package starting at £120,000.

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Carraro DriveTech previews new transaxle concept incorporating Torotrak?s variable transmission technology   Print  
Innovative VaryT transaxle, shown here in tractor application form, delivers significant improvements in fuel economy and emissions, together with better productivity and control for agricultural and off-highway applications. Monday, 9th November 2009

9 November 09, Agritechnica Exhibition, Hannover

Carraro DriveTech previews new transaxle concept incorporating Torotrak’s variable transmission technology
Innovative transaxle delivers significant improvements in fuel economy and emissions, together with better productivity and control for agricultural and off-highway applications

A highly innovative toroidal infinitely variable transmission (IVT) that claims to be the most efficient of its type has been unveiled at Agritechnica by Carraro DriveTech. The Italian company, a licensee of Torotrak and a leader in the development and production of agricultural and materials handling transmissions, claims the VaryT concept will provide important reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions whilst also increasing productivity and driver comfort.

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Zircotec named as runner-up in Thames Valley innovation awards   Print  
Zircotec has been named as a runner-up in the ?Precision Engineering and Instrumentation? category at this year?s Martin & Audrey Wood Awards for innovative companies in the Thames Valley Wednesday, 4th November 2009

Automotive technology company Zircotec has been recognised for its precision engineering expertise at the Oxford Innovation Martin & Audrey Wood Awards

Harwell-based automotive technology company Zircotec has been named as a runner-up at the prestigious Martin & Audrey Wood Awards, hosted by Oxford Innovation and Science Oxford. The company was recognised for its innovation and achievement in the ‘Precision Engineering and Instrumentation’ category during a ceremony held at the Saïd Business School in Oxford on 29th October, having demonstrated a strong commitment to the development of ceramic-based thermal coatings for use in a wide range of industries.

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Colchester Fuel Injection are part of Delphi?s authorised Common Rail repair network Wednesday, 4th November 2009

Warwick, United Kingdom - Colchester Fuel Injection Ltd, one of Delphi’s authorised diesel repair specialists, celebrated forty years of business in September 2009.

In 1967, the founder Mr. Colin Martin, originally in the commercial business, soon realised there was a gap in the market for a fuel injection specialist.  Twelve months later Colchester Fuel Injection Limited was formed.  This year they celebrate 40 years of business with their employees, customers and suppliers.

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Infra Red Tyre Pressure and Temperature System wins motorsport testing technology award   Print  
The DigiTyre IRTPTMS(Infra Red Tyre Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System) has been selected at Testing Technology Award Winners at the 2009 Professional Motorsport World Exhibition. Wednesday, 4th November 2009

Prestigious Professional Motorsport World Expo Testing Technology of the Year prize awarded to BERU f1systems

A novel infra red tyre temperature and pressure monitoring system (IRTPTMS) from BERU f1systems has been selected as the 2009 Testing Technology of the Year 2009 at the Professional Motorsport World exhibition. A highly regarded judging panel, including an ex-F1 driver and engineers, as well as senior figures from across motorsport, selected the DigiTyre IRTPTMS from Norfolk-based BERU f1systems to receive the award at the Cologne show.

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XPart becomes first UK distributor for SUPLEX coil springs   Print  
XPart has become the first UK distributor for SUPLEX coil springs Monday, 2nd November 2009

Parts distribution specialist XPart has added OE quality coil springs from SUPLEX to its growing range of proprietary brand All-Makes parts

XPart has become the first UK distributor for SUPLEX coil springs, adding the high quality brand to its expanding range of proprietary brand All-Makes parts. The Germany-based coil spring manufacturer recently set up a base near Sheffield to help facilitate the distribution of its products in the UK, and sees XPart’s nationwide network of wholesalers as a perfect fit to help it achieve this goal. Garages will be able to order any of the 3,500 part number references from SUPLEX’s comprehensive catalogue from XPart’s wholesalers, and will quickly be able to identify the spring they need from the catalogue’s detailed vehicle descriptions and individual coil spring application guide.

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New flexible manufacturing facility for specialist driveline systems   Print  
Quaife?s new flexible manufacturing facility is optimised for production volumes from a few hundred up to 50,000 per annum. It has recently been awarded accreditation to international quality standard TS16949. Monday, 26th October 2009

World class processes combined with flexible computer-aided-manufacturing will secure prestigious TS16949 approval and support Quaife’s drive into OEM low volume markets

Specialist driveline engineering company Quaife has invested more than £3.5 million (€4 million) in a state-of-the-art, flexible manufacturing facility designed to provide high performance driveline systems for niche-vehicle programmes. Quaife’s technologies include gearboxes, steering systems and the highly regarded Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing limited slip differential. The company says that its substantial commitment to quality will soon be recognised with the award of TS16949, the international quality standard that has become the benchmark for vehicle manufacturers worldwide. The company already holds ISO9001 and supplies a number of vehicle manufacturers including Ford for the highly-acclaimed RS Focus.

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