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New appointment revs vehicle remarketing specialist up for growth

Independent car auction firm G3 Remarketing has strengthened its management team as the company gears up for further growth. With almost 30 years’ sales and marketing experience, Chris Lamb has been appointed to head up a new communications department within the organisation. He brings with him a wealth of strategic, multichannel marketing knowledge following an

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Dealers who take budget used car sector seriously experience strong demand and prices reports Aston Barclay

The budget used car market is on fire and is receiving record numbers of buyers and strong prices according to Aston Barclay’s group operations director, Martin Potter.   Dealers should be taking this end of the market just as seriously as newer part exchanges as there is a healthy revenue stream to be had.  

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Celebrating the ‘longevity and dependability’ of the VW Caddy – Glass’s Used Van Hero for May

Volkswagen Caddy The VW Caddy van has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for May. Each month, Glass’s Commercial Vehicle editors hold a meeting to name the current Used Van Hero in the UK market – the model they believe offers versatility, economy and outstanding value for money. Andy Picton, Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor:

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Fleets urged to combat rising insurance premiums by improving safety

Fleets have been urged to mitigate insurance premium increases by working to improve their driver safety record. Leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval says that reducing claims is the surest way to managing rising insurance costs, which have increased by up to an estimated 8% this year. * David Watts, Fleet Consultant, explained:

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More than 8 million used cars sold in 2016 – a new UK record

8.2 million used cars change hands in 2016 – a 7.3% uplift on the previous year. Q4 demand surpasses 1.8 million – up 5.5% and the biggest final quarter on record.1 Superminis still UK’s most popular body type, but SUVs enjoy biggest growth, with demand rising 16.9%. Growth registered across all fuel types, with alternatively

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GEFCO appoints Anne Lambusson Executive Vice-President in charge of the relation with the PSA Group

GEFCO Group announces the appointment of Anne Lambusson in the PSA Contract Division Management. She is also a member of the Executive Committee.   With a twofold experience in rail transport and automotive sectors, Anne Lambusson combines industrial expertise and business units’ management skills which she developed in international environments. She will be replacing Paul-Henri

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Vehicle data security still an issue, says VRA

A recent survey of its members by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), specifically about personal data security on vehicles entering the remarketing process, has highlighted a widespread concern that this is still an issue for the sector.   The survey reported that 90% of respondents felt there wasn’t enough clarity and understanding around personal data

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AM100 dealer warns of “horrific” impact on used car values of manufacturer volume pressure -video

The collision between manufacturer aspirations and the dealer margin and cost pressure and its “horrific” effect on used car values and renewal business is highlighted in an AM video. This alongside with the need to ensure tight stock control and the benefits of bringing digital marketing in-house are topics covered by senior executives filmed during

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‘Transformation’ year for Mazda, says MD Jeremy Thomson

2015 will be a year of “transformation” for the Mazda brand as it introduces a raft of new models and moves into new market segments. Jeremy Thomson (pictured), Mazda Motors UK managing director, is looking for a third consecutive year of double-digit sales growth as he targets 50,000 units with fleet accounting for around 45%

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DVLA Selling a vehicle to the motor trade online service is now available

Selling a vehicle to the motor trade online service is now available Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency sent this bulletin at 21-01-2015 03:23 PM GMT   Selling a vehicle to the motor trade online service is now available Motor traders can now tell DVLA that they’ve bought or taken a vehicle in part exchange online.

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Diesel not the automatic choice for fleets within 10 years

The growing costs and confusion of meeting future emissions standards is turning fleets against diesel-engined vehicles. Top-10 BC50 company GE Capital claimed there is an intensifying mood against oil-burners and their effect on air quality. GE Capital also said petrol engines are now competing with diesels on emissions while returning comparable fuel consumption figures. “The

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Manheim auction promises stock upload to Motors in hours

Trade buyers at Manheim’s first commercial vehicle sale at its new Shotts auction centre are being promised every van purchased will be marketed to potential customers just hours later. Existing customers of Motors.co.uk, Manheim’s consumer-facing classified vehicle site, will have every van they buy at the auction on October 29 listed on the website by 4pm the

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