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ABP Club Car Body Repair News - September 2016

Below is a news headline summary. The full bodyshop news stories appear on the ABP Club members' forum.

30/9/16 - 14:13   ACIS - showcasing its crash repair technology at the industry’s major exhibitions this autumn
   
30/9/16 - 13:54   ABI - sets out five priorities to ‘make the best of Brexit’
   
30/9/16 - 13:51   Insurance premium tax - goes up from tomorrow for second time in a year
   
30/9/16 - 13:47   Churchill - police seize 52 Porsches, 11 Ferraris, six Bentleys and four Maseratis
   
30/9/16 - 13:45   Admiral - highest ever number of claims from its customers driving in Europe this August
   
30/9/16 - 11:13   My Car Check - 1 in 4 cars checked in London and Birmingham in last 12 months had previously been written-off
   
29/9/16 - 21:23   Aston Martin - £155,000 DB11 goes into production; 3,000 people already have one on order
   
29/9/16 - 20:47   Confused.com - Department of Transport given the green light to go ahead with smart motorway plans
   
29/9/16 - 20:37   HMG Paints - appoints Paul McGuinness (ex PPG) as Sales & Technical Manager in Ireland
   
29/9/16 - 20:33   BONNET LATCH RECALL ON KIA SEDONA - 9,955 vehicles built between 2005 and 2015 affected
   
29/9/16 - 20:06   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, 16 November, Resorts World Birmingham – with Evercoat
   
29/9/16 - 16:44   Nationwide / PPG - sponsored Porsche Carrera GB champion, Dan Cammish, has last races of season this weekend
   
29/9/16 - 15:14   Germany: 3M - win patent infringement case on their PPS technology against Summit (Qingdao Summit Industrial)
   
29/9/16 - 14:02   Prasco – confirms OE equivalent parts are independently certified by Thatcham, Cappa, TUV and are of the highest quality
   
29/9/16 - 13:30   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, 16 November, Resorts World Birmingham – with evening dinner sponsor, Circle Leasing
   
29/9/16 - 13:20   CitNOW - Video Roadshow sees 735 ŠKODA technicians and service advisors trained onsite
   
29/9/16 - 12:58   TomTom - to supply Volvo Trucks with connected navigation services, and traffic info to ŠKODA
   
29/9/16 - 12:46   Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - Government to review motor insurance price comparison websites and apps
   
29/9/16 - 12:15   Fix Auto Hertford - Fix Auto High Wycombe and Fix Auto West Hampstead owners acquire Marshall Panel Craft of Hertford
   
29/9/16 - 11:58   On Hire - replacement vehicles and repair management company named fastest growing company
   
29/9/16 - 11:30   Circle Leasing - Bristol-based WBC Automotive deploys Circle Leasing’s Vehicle Hire App to manage courtesy cars
   
29/9/16 - 11:25   Bluegrasscoms - Ford trade marketing and telesales campaign
   
29/9/16 - 10:58   Wunelli - 14% of drivers killed in RTAs last year were 17-24 years old; "make telematics mandatory for young drivers"
   
29/9/16 - 10:52   JCT600 - continues 11-year relationship with Accident Exchange for all 50 JCT600 sites across the UK
   
29/9/16 - 10:47   RAC - car insurance is the biggest cost concern for motorists
   
29/9/16 - 10:36   AutoRaise and Audatex - announce Platinum Partnership agreement
   
28/9/16 - 20:07   TyreSafe - second member of the family which operates Moss Tyres in Lincolnshire has been convicted of selling illegal tyres
   
28/9/16 - 20:02   SMMT - British-built cars more popular than ever
   
28/9/16 - 19:53   TomTom - partners with gaming software firm, NVIDIA, for cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars
   
28/9/16 - 19:45   Latest Euro NCAP safety ratings - top marks for Mercedes-Benz E-Class (5*) and Peugeot 3008 (5*)
   
28/9/16 - 13:29   Thatcham - latest car safety ratings highlight gulf in standards between continents
   
28/9/16 - 12:56   cap hpi - global launch for insight and data services with a new global coding system
   
28/9/16 - 12:50   REPOST FROM ABP FORUM: AXA, introduction of non-OE parts - responses from Chris McKie
   
28/9/16 - 12:36   Brake - calls for urgent investment in road policing after huge drop in number of drivers caught on mobiles
   
28/9/16 - 12:17   The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - proposes new measures to maintain firms’ focus on culture
   
27/9/16 - 20:55   HERE - open location company creates next generation real-time data services for automotive industry to cut accidents
   
27/9/16 - 20:26   Insurance Times awards - full list of finalists for the 26 awards; winners unveiled on 1 December
   
27/9/16 - 15:21   North East Accident Repair Centres - annual charity night in aid of Cancer Research is a great success!
   
27/9/16 - 13:56   AlloyGator - potential bodyshop upsell? Alloy wheel protection range now in gold and bronze
   
27/9/16 - 13:34   AkzoNobel - Dutch Human Power Team achieves a top world ranking with AkzoNobel support
   
27/9/16 - 13:28   AA - eight out of 10 of UK drivers feel the loss of hard shoulders has made motorways less safe
   
27/9/16 - 13:23   ABP Recommended Business Provider: eca-group - for Gas, Electricity and Water Supplies
   
27/9/16 - 12:47   Standox - new UV-A filler for professional paint repairs
   
27/9/16 - 12:42   Nissan - develops an autonomous ProPILOT chair
   
27/9/16 - 12:33   Fix Auto UK - success at the recent Bodyshop Awards for the Fix Auto Network
   
27/9/16 - 12:20   National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) - mileage fraud is "a serious safety issue"
   
27/9/16 - 12:09   Cooke & Mason - flooding between December 2015 - January 2016 caused by storms Desmond, Eva and Frank: new report highlights cost to SMEs
   
27/9/16 - 12:06   Huw Evans, ABI Director General - "diversity needs to be front and centre for business"
   
27/9/16 - 10:50   ChipsAway - record 25,900 consumer leads in August 2016
   
27/9/16 - 10:34   Symach - 46 bodyshops worldwide using the FixLine process
   
27/9/16 - 10:16   Renault-Nissan and Microsoft - sign global, multiyear contract to work on next-generation connected car technologies
   
27/9/16 - 09:49   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - 110 Transporters, 10 Crafters and 10 Caddys wrapped, branded and racked out
   
27/9/16 - 07:43   Institute for Apprenticeships - government appoints Peter Lauener as Shadow Chief Executive on part-time basis
   
26/9/16 - 13:54   Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) - one million uninsured drivers "still too many"
   
26/9/16 - 13:45   Covéa Insurance - receives Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) award for helping the community during floods
   
26/9/16 - 13:28   Unsolicited Marketing Communications (Company Directors) Bill 16-17 - Scottish MP company directors punished in crackdown on nuisance calls
   
26/9/16 - 13:15   Wirth Research - develops world’s first long-endurance hydrogen-powered terrain mapping drones
   
26/9/16 - 12:57   India: The IMI - sign deal to export motor industry skills to India
   
26/9/16 - 12:49   GoCompare - only 8% of fully comprehensive car insurance policies extend fully comp. cover for the policyholder to drive other cars
   
26/9/16 - 12:44   TomTom - highly accurate digital map products help automated vehicles precisely locate themselves on the road and plan manoeuvres
   
26/9/16 - 12:29   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, 16 November, Resorts World Birmingham – with Guest Speaker Sponsor, Akzo Nobel and MIXIT
   
26/9/16 - 12:10   Top Gear - Matt LeBlanc a £2m two-series deal with the BBC to continue hosting Top Gear
   
26/9/16 - 11:40   Vauxhall - extend “Direct From Supplier” central billing programme to include Dry Goods and Consumables
   
26/9/16 - 11:08   PPG Refinish UK - invests in Technical Training Centre and supporting website
   
26/9/16 - 10:51   ABP and RMI Bodyshops (NAB/VBRA)- issue joint industry guidance note to clarify changes to the BS 10125 standard
   
26/9/16 - 10:24   Co-op Insurance - H1 results; 60% growth in motor premiums; motor policies up 43% to 881,000
   
26/9/16 - 09:56   CBI/PwC financial services survey - post-Brexit vote, UK insurers accelerate hiring and technological innovation
   
26/9/16 - 09:52   ABP Club Forum - question posted by a bodyshop member: automatic courtesy cars supplier?
   
26/9/16 - 09:35   H.R. Owen - opens first non-franchise showroom – H.R. Owen Ecurie in Cheltenham - range of performance and supercars
   
26/9/16 - 09:28   MoneySuperMarket - insurance premium tax (IPT) "hike is an unwelcome extra burden"
   
23/9/16 - 17:40   Insurance Times Tech Awards – full list of winners and finalists
   
23/9/16 - 16:25   Ireland - "dropped repair garage owners hit out at insurance giant Aviva" says Irish Independent
   
23/9/16 - 16:06   Canada - Fix Auto Canada launches Fix Automotive Network includes exhaust, brake and windscreen companies
   
23/9/16 - 15:35   Alcoa - unveils RSR spot riveting technology for joining dissimilar materials eg aluminium and steel
   
23/9/16 - 14:18   MG - to close final assembly line at Longbridge
   
22/9/16 - 21:40   THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: Friday 16 - Thursday 22 September - a quick look at some of the figures making the headlines from the past week
   
22/9/16 - 21:40   HE WEEK IN NUMBERS: Friday 16 - Thursday 22 September - a quick look at some of the figures making the headlines from the past week
   
22/9/16 - 20:55   Bodyshop mag awards – full list of all the winners and finalists; 610 attendees
   
22/9/16 - 20:42   ABP Club's news ed - charity walk for Brain Tumour Research this Saturday
   
22/9/16 - 20:04   Dacia - tops list of SUVs with the lowest total cost of ownership reveals cap hpi data
   
22/9/16 - 20:00   SMMT - UK CV production falls by 12.2% in August
   
22/9/16 - 19:56   MG Motor UK - geared up for a successful September
   
22/9/16 - 19:42   Aspen Risk Management Limited and Liberty Specialty Markets – enters renewal rights agreement
   
22/9/16 - 19:38   FAB Recycling - FAB expands with new 6.5 acre site
   
22/9/16 - 19:32   Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) & Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) - country lanes 25% riskier than av road
   
22/9/16 - 15:05   ABP Club Forum - question posted by a member: advice on dashcams
   
22/9/16 - 14:03   IAM RoadSmart - Mary Berry is the latest high-profile driver to take IAM RoadSmart’s Mature Driver Assessment
   
22/9/16 - 13:20   Which? - high-price car insurance by so-called over-50s motor insurance specialists
   
22/9/16 - 12:56   Apple - reportedly approach McLaren for investment or takeover bid, but McLaren says it is "not in discussion" with tech giant
   
22/9/16 - 12:17   IMI, FE Week Article - Steve Nash likens the PM to “drunk in a china shop” for not "recognising" apprenticeship funding cuts
   
22/9/16 - 11:56   Le Riche Automobile Restorers, Jersey - start 1967 red Honda S800 restoration project with Honda UK
   
22/9/16 - 11:42   SMMT - UK car manufacturing achieves 14-year high in August as exports drive demand
   
22/9/16 - 11:38   Ford - Bridgend engine plant production reaches twenty-millionth milestone
   
22/9/16 - 10:56   GWR Kia, Norton Way Group - largest Kia dealership in Europe opens in Brentford, inc underground bodyshop and servicing workshop
   
22/9/16 - 10:41   ABP Club Forum - question posted by a bodyshop member: customers trying to claim for extra damage, it is just our bodyshop?
   
22/9/16 - 10:21   Mirka - new range of small, brushless, battery-driven, spot repair, cordless sanders
   
22/9/16 - 10:17   Circle Leasing - makes Vehicle Hire App available for iPhone or iPad users
   
22/9/16 - 10:00   Fix Auto UK - reveals final line-up for sell out 2016 National Conference, inc Sir Clive Woodward CBE & Head of UK Brand for Innocent Drinks
   
22/9/16 - 01:27   bodyshop magazine awards / Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards - both take place tonight in SW London
   
22/9/16 - 01:14   Ireland - major insurer sacks entire repairer network and puts all work with one bodyshop group
   
21/9/16 - 22:23   Copart - CEO Jayson Adair, explains how the European salvage market works for insurance total losses
   
21/9/16 - 22:23   Copart - UK sales volumes up 12.6% in Q4; non-insurance volumes grew by 24% and now represent 17% of total
   
21/9/16 - 22:23   USA: Copart - great facts and details on current US market for accident frequency, car body repair and total losses
   
21/9/16 - 17:46   City Motor Holdings - Thames Valley dealer group goes into administration with loss of 267 jobs
   
21/9/16 - 17:25   Apple - in talks to acquire McLaren (F1 and supercar firm) for between £1 billion and £1.5 billion says FT
   
21/9/16 - 16:11   Zurich - to merge Corporate and Commercial businesses to streamline global operations
   
21/9/16 - 14:06   USA: US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - autonomous vehicles are a "critical tech"
   
21/9/16 - 14:03   Petrol and diesel sales - highest volumes in first eight months since 2009; up 2.2% on last year
   
21/9/16 - 13:46   Insure The Box - new drivers faced with immediate ban for using mobile phone at the wheel
   
21/9/16 - 13:40   Dayinsure - Q&A with Founder and and Chairman of Allianz and Aviva-backed short-term car insurance firm, inc courtesy and demonstrator cars
   
21/9/16 - 13:28   Telsa - upgrades Autopilot autonomous driving system following fatal collision and updates software after hack
   
21/9/16 - 13:02   FCA - publishes feedback statement on Big Data Call for Input; "no market study required at the present time"
   
21/9/16 - 12:51   IFED - former LV= Insurance and CMC company employees appear in court over data leak
   
21/9/16 - 12:42   PSA Group - Citroën C4 Picasso demonstrators have travelled more than 60,000 km in autonomous mode in Europe
   
21/9/16 - 10:45   Volkswagen Truck & Bus - launch cloud-based operating (telematics) system - "RIO" - on open platform to include vehicles of competitors
   
21/9/16 - 10:38   Prestige Fleet Servicing - launches mobile servicing to cut fleet downtime
   
21/9/16 - 10:33   Motors.co.uk - Brexit has not affected car buying attitudes
   
21/9/16 - 10:28   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - celebrating Glasurit's 10-year partnership with the ABP Night of Knights!
   
21/9/16 - 10:21   ABP Club Convention and Night of Knights - celebrating Glasurit's 10-year partnership with the Night of Knights!
   
21/9/16 - 08:21   NAHL Group (National Accident Helpline) - H1 results: profit up 17% on turnover up 1%
   
21/9/16 - 07:59   Saga - H1 results: motor profit up 10%; motor policies up 23% to 1.4 million
   
21/9/16 - 01:31   Copart - worldwide full year results: profits up 19.2% to $396m on turnover up 10.7% to $1.27 billion
   
20/9/16 - 17:59   IBIS - next years event to be held in Madrid from 12-14 June 2017
   
20/9/16 - 16:44   Nissan - appoints Alex Smith (ex Volkswagen UK Director) as UK Managing Director
   
20/9/16 - 16:23   Kia - fully driverless cars will account for 50% of car sales in 25 years’ time
   
20/9/16 - 12:40   Auto-Assess - British Standards - Weld Testing: additions to the Qualification & Assessment suite
   
20/9/16 - 12:35   GEM - comment on Government plans to double fines for drivers using mobile phones
   
20/9/16 - 12:29   Telsa Model S Hijacked Remotely
   
20/9/16 - 11:37   Renault-Nissan - acquires French software-development company, Sylpheoo, to accelerate connected vehicle development
   
20/9/16 - 11:18   Latin America: Sika Automotive - opens new factory in Sao Paolo, Brazil
   
20/9/16 - 11:12   Consumer Intelligence - car insurance races 13.5% ahead in a year to £788
   
20/9/16 - 10:50   IAM RoadSmart - joins forces with the rest of Europe to campaign for zero deaths on EU roads for a day
   
20/9/16 - 10:37   USA: AON - autonomous vehicles could reduce US motor premiums by more than 40% by 2050
   
20/9/16 - 10:17   Ford - new £8,995 KA+ five-door hatchback constructed from nearly 50% high-strength steels and boasts lowest insurance group rating
   
20/9/16 - 09:59   Nationwide Crash Repair - Cammish seals back-to-back titles with double Silverstone win
   
19/9/16 - 13:45   Nissan - 76% of millennials see switching to an eco-friendly car as the single best action to drive a more sustainable future
   
19/9/16 - 13:32   REGISTER NOW! ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, Wednesday 16th November - Resorts World, Birmingham
   
19/9/16 - 13:24   Octo Telematics article: A World of Robo-Taxis - will self-driving cars lead to the demise of privately-owned cars?
   
19/9/16 - 13:21   Automechanika Frankfurt - provisional figures show 136,000 visitors from 170 countries with 4,820 exhibitors
   
19/9/16 - 13:09   Inchcape Fleet Solutions (IFS) - launch free app for fleet clients
   
19/9/16 - 12:30   IFED / esure - Walsall fraud gang sentenced over £500k false insurance claims
   
19/9/16 - 12:25   PPG - launches brand new series of repair process videos
   
19/9/16 - 12:15   Horwich Farrelly - couple in staged accident busted after Facebook posts reveal martial arts expert & Playboy model were faking PI claims
   
19/9/16 - 12:00   Axalta Coating Systems - supports five Formula Student racing teams across Europe
   
19/9/16 - 11:52   Fitch Ratings - UK motor insurance premiums to keep rising in 2016
   
19/9/16 - 10:46   Munich: Volkswagen Group - expands its competence in artificial intelligence
   
19/9/16 - 10:38   Confused.com - almost a third (32%) of drivers admit to being a middle-lane hogger
   
19/9/16 - 10:31   Department for Transport - fine for using handheld mobile phone while driving doubled to £200 and points increased from three to six
   
19/9/16 - 10:18   National Apprenticeship Week 2017 date announced - 6 to 10 March
   
19/9/16 - 10:04   Stanners - Elektron proves longevity with Mercedes-Benz
   
19/9/16 - 09:57   Comparethemarket.com - 4.5 million people forced to cancel credit & debit cards in the last year due to online fraud
   
19/9/16 - 08:13   LV - H1 results: general insurance profits down 69%; high motor repair costs due to increasing technology
   
19/9/16 - 07:57   Honda - all new Civic includes new bodyshell construction and comprehensive suite of safety features
   
19/9/16 - 07:43   Watchstone - issue response to Slater and Gordon statement
   
19/9/16 - 07:42   Slater and Gordon - to launch legal claim against Watchstone (formerly Quindell)
   
18/9/16 - 22:17   Nationwide / PPG – sponsored driver Dan Cammish wins Porsche Carrera Cup GB for second year
   
16/9/16 - 17:58   Fix Auto Painton - choose Junair 1 series spraybooth for their new Fix & Go express facility
   
16/9/16 - 17:46   Fix Auto Huntingdon (AS Whitaker) - "business as usual"; back repairing cars just days after arson attack
   
16/9/16 - 16:04   Jeremy Clarkson - new programme, The Grand Tour, (with Hammond and May) debuts on Amazon on 18 Nov
   
16/9/16 - 14:09   Nationwide / PPG sponsored Porsche - Dan Cammish heads to Silverstone with title firmly in his grasp
   
16/9/16 - 13:59   Tesla - criticised by former business partner Mobileye for 'pushing the envelope' on safety
   
16/9/16 - 12:11   Electric Nation - seeks electric vehicle /plug-in hybrid drivers for smart charging trial
   
16/9/16 - 12:04   Auto Windscreens (owned by Markerstudy Group) - appoints Rupert Armitage as new managing director
   
16/9/16 - 11:53   House of Lords Science and Technology Committee - launches inquiry on future uses of autonomous vehicles
   
16/9/16 - 11:32   City Motor Holdings - dealer group inc Gowrings Reading facing administration; some sites already closed
   
16/9/16 - 07:52   Watchstone Group (formerly Quindell) - H1 results for owners of Ingenie
   
16/9/16 - 00:12   Nissan - celebrates 15,000 LEAF sales with £500 customer reward
   
16/9/16 - 00:09   Slovakia: Jaguar Land Rover - begins construction of Slovakian plant which includes a highly automated paint shop process
   
16/9/16 - 00:06   NACFB report - Small business lending hits record levels
   
16/9/16 - 00:05   EUROPE: JATO – August car registrations increase by 9.3%`
   
15/9/16 - 23:51   Renault - hands over the key to its 100,000th electric vehicle
   
15/9/16 - 23:50   PSA Group - included in the NYSE Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the first time
   
15/9/16 - 23:42   AkzoNobel UK - joins forces with SOFEA to inspire young people
   
15/9/16 - 22:59   DCM Connected - gets into gear with Rockar
   
15/9/16 - 22:25   LowCVP - announces Low Carbon Champions Award Winners 2016
   
15/9/16 - 01:05   Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey - fewer young drivers than ever before taking driving test
   
15/9/16 - 00:57   RAC - Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes towards use of mobiles
   
14/9/16 - 20:44   Waze - UK is ranked 17th out of 38 countries in Annual Driver Satisfaction Index, scores 9.3/10 for 'safety' but 2.7 for happiness
   
14/9/16 - 20:38   USA: NACE and Automechanika to hold combined show in Chicago in July 2017
   
14/9/16 - 20:37   Cataclean - special promotion to help more vehicles pass MOT, in the worse month for MOT test failures
   
14/9/16 - 20:11   Right Car - doubles its Renault and Dacia portfolio with new Grimsby dealership
   
14/9/16 - 13:51   Women's Automotive - important joining instructions for ABP Members coming to tomorrow's meeting at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton S030 3XH
   
14/9/16 - 13:18   Office for National Statistics (ONS) - employment reaches a record high with 31.77 million people in work
   
14/9/16 - 12:58   Europcar - biggest ever UK order of the all-electric Renault ZOE to support Europcar’s city-based Deliver & Collect service
   
14/9/16 - 12:22   Standox practical tips - how to successfully refinish white pearl paintwork
   
14/9/16 - 11:54   Zenith Aviation (owned by Markerstudy) to add two new Learjet 75 Aircraft to its charter service fleet
   
14/9/16 - 11:39   ABP Annual Convention and Night of Knights - Audatex and ABP Club celebrate landmark partnership year
   
14/9/16 - 11:11   Farécla - updated packaging for popular G3 Regular Grade Paste
   
14/9/16 - 10:55   Asset Protection Unit (APU) - Neil Thomas appointed to International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) board of directors
   
14/9/16 - 10:17   WarrantyWise - data reveals the real cost of repairs for exotic cars including Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche
   
13/9/16 - 20:08   CitNOW - secures Santander Growth Capital and a new equity investor
   
13/9/16 - 19:47   IMI - announce global skills partnership with Automechanika
   
13/9/16 - 19:44   The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) - to investigate motor insurance pricing in Ireland
   
13/9/16 - 16:07   National Windscreens - new ADAS calibration centre in Inverness is 108th in the UK
   
13/9/16 - 14:18   NI Road Safety Awards 2016 sponsored by CRASH Services - nominations officially open
   
13/9/16 - 14:10   AUS: ASIC - Australia's financial regulator to address "serious failures" in the sale of add-on insurance through car dealers
   
13/9/16 - 13:55   The Telegraph - uninsured driver who called 999 while police are chasing him to ask them to stop is jailed for 15 months
   
13/9/16 - 13:44   Renault-Nissan Alliance - historic EV milestone in August with 100,000 EVs sold in one year; Nissan LEAF top-selling EV
   
13/9/16 - 13:39   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK (Fiat, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo) - new used car and van programmes launched
   
13/9/16 - 13:34   Aston Martin - hires first employees for Welsh factory; skilled technicians return to Wales to build the Aston Martin crossover
   
13/9/16 - 13:20   Treasury Committee - launches inquiry into EU Insurance Regulation
   
13/9/16 - 12:56   Belron - Autoglass and AutoRestore parent company to invest £50,000 in personalised customer relationship startup called Sorry as a Service
   
13/9/16 - 12:47   Europcar - new Long Term fixed rate from £360 per month, monthly car hire product "an ideal alternative to car ownership"
   
13/9/16 - 12:37   Isuzu Truck - appoints TruckEast in Corby as its Service and Parts Dealer for Northamptonshire
   
13/9/16 - 11:18   Auto Trader - just 7% of UK consumers claim to trust used car dealerships
   
13/9/16 - 11:07   The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) - will stop providing taxi driving assessments for local councils from 31 December 2016
   
13/9/16 - 10:39   ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) project - affordable 48V hybrid car goes on first public ride & drives
   
13/9/16 - 10:18   HM Treasury - Chancellor backs British exporters as he steps up business engagement ahead of Autumn Statement
   
13/9/16 - 10:18   Inflation rate - remains low: CPI unchanged at 0.6% for last 12 months; RPI down slightly to at 1.8%
   
13/9/16 - 10:02   ABI - 70,000 dishonest motor claims detected in 2015, down 2% on 2014, with a value of £800 million, down 10%
   
13/9/16 - 07:48   esure - confirm proposed demerger of Gocompare as a separate listed company in Q4 2016
   
12/9/16 - 21:13   Spain: Copart - announces opening of their first Spanish total loss vehicle storage and processing facility
   
12/9/16 - 21:12   Germany: Copart - announces opening of their first German vehicle storage and auction location
   
12/9/16 - 15:42   Ageas - support the ABI/Thatcham response to government consultation on insurance and automated vehicles
   
12/9/16 - 14:06   BIBA - taking a lead in facilitating "constructive discussions" with SSP over outage
   
12/9/16 - 14:01   Gocompare.com - slash the cost of car insurance with these seven secret industry tricks
   
12/9/16 - 13:53   ABP Club Annual Convention and Night of Knights, Wednesday 16th November at Resorts World Birmingham - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
   
12/9/16 - 13:11   esure - reports suggest esure will reveal £500m demerger plans this week
   
12/9/16 - 12:45   Vizion’s Conference & Exhibition - less than a month to go till Vizion Ignite; Tuesday 4th October, Donington Park
   
12/9/16 - 12:35   Harris & Co - Fix Auto and Industry Insights' jointly sponsored 1963 Classic Mini Cooper rally car at the Rally Isle of Man
   
12/9/16 - 12:28   Vizion’s Conference & Exhibition - less than a month to go till Vizion Ignite; Tuesday 4th October, Donington Park
   
12/9/16 - 10:29   Venson Automotive Solutions - automated customer service lines waste time and money for fleet managers and their drivers
   
12/9/16 - 10:26   RAC Cars - most unlucky car is a ‘used’ blue car bought seven and a half months ago
   
12/9/16 - 10:22   Volkswagen Group - resale values help up by customer loyalty despite emissions scandal last year
   
12/9/16 - 10:06   Zap-Map - UK electric vehicle charging platform tops 40,000 users and seeks £500k investment for growth
   
12/9/16 - 09:55   Volvo - Drive Me, the world’s most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving experiment, begins
   
12/9/16 - 09:43   CitNOW - achieves top 20 ranking in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100
   
12/9/16 - 02:40   AS Whitaker / Fix Auto Huntingdon - suffers "significant fire" on Saturday night attended by 50 firefighters
   
10/9/16 - 03:59   USA - ADAS will affect the body repair industry within 3 years as claims frequency will fall by 29%
   
09/9/16 - 23:33   USA - ADAS will affect the body repair industry within 3 years as claims frequency will fall by 29%
   
09/9/16 - 22:58   Euro Car Parts (ECP) - open new 18,000 sq ft distribution centre in Uxbridge
   
09/9/16 - 14:36   Fix Auto Loughborough - owner Paul Smith announces plans for new 10,000 sq ft Fix & Go express repair facility
   
09/9/16 - 13:56   Driverless Cars - Thatcham and ABI give joint response on behalf of insurers to Government Consultation
   
09/9/16 - 11:50   IAM RoadSmart - charity to move HQ from Chiswick to Welwyn at end of year
   
09/9/16 - 11:04   British Bodyshop Awards - Charlie Cresswell completes his Children's Society charity trek to Everest base camp
   
09/9/16 - 10:07   PPG and Nationwide - second Lead Painter Accreditation Course (LPAC) underway; final on 27 September
   
09/9/16 - 09:51   Apprenticeships - YOUR feedback is needed on the new draft Apprenticeships for our industry
   
09/9/16 - 09:40   1ST CENTRAL Insurance - work with IFED to prosecute fraudster's claim for loss of income after car crash
   
09/9/16 - 08:49   Churchill - in last ten years over 150,000 motorists caught driving whilst banned and fined average £247
   
09/9/16 - 08:36   IAM Roadsmart - 74% of drivers think insurers should provide cover for damage caused by hackers
   
09/9/16 - 08:33   Aviva - urges government "to end this compensation merry-go-round and scrap cash compensation for whiplash"
   
08/9/16 - 21:56   DK Autos (Aldershot) Ltd - Happy 40th Birthday!
   
08/9/16 - 21:50   ECA Group - CALLING ALL BODYSHOPS: short window to get the best possible savings on gas and electricity for next year!
   
08/9/16 - 21:43   Volkswagen – new £20,780 VW e-up! available to order
   
08/9/16 - 21:41   YouGov / Thatcham Research – survey shows over 40% of motorists have left car keys with a stranger
   
08/9/16 - 21:34   BMW Group - the world’s most sustainable automotive company in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
   
08/9/16 - 21:32   My Car Check - compares car buying preferences of four leading rugby league towns: Hull, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan
   
08/9/16 - 21:27   Department for Transport - more drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles
   
08/9/16 - 16:15   USA: 3M - sells temporary protective film business to Pregis LLC
   
08/9/16 - 16:07   Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) - new research suggests cheating on car emission tests is industry-wide
   
08/9/16 - 16:01   Mercedes-Benz Vans - invests half a billion Euros in future van concept - adVANce: digitalisation, automation and robotics in vans
   
08/9/16 - 15:30   Studio434 - new vehicle storage facility established; room for 400 classic and high value cars and motorcycles
   
08/9/16 - 14:58   Land Rover – British adventurer and Land Rover Owner Bear Grylls puts seat fold technology to test
   
08/9/16 - 14:31   Glass's - car buyers need education on PCP wear and tear; evidence suggests some drivers being penalised due to car condition
   
08/9/16 - 14:01   Sports Direct – owner and chairman face backlash from shareholders
   
08/9/16 - 13:36   Women's Automotive - final call to register for meeting next week: Thursday 15th Sept at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton
   
08/9/16 - 13:22   VM ignores independent assessment of paintwork by approved bodyshop - have any ABP Club bodyshop members had a similar experience?
   
08/9/16 - 12:58   NIBS Charity Golf day - Charity Golf Hole raises £500 for Cancer Research
   
08/9/16 - 12:47   Premier Mitsubishi – Rochdale Mitsubishi dealer praised for work experience programme
   
08/9/16 - 12:39   MG Motor UK - helps to set international automotive safety standards (eCall)
   
08/9/16 - 12:17   Confused.com - 17 to 21 year-olds are 3 to 4 times more likely to have an accident than 70 year-olds
   
08/9/16 - 11:53   ABP Employer Protect - Glaisyers Solicitors host Brexit breakfast with Sir Howard Bernstein; Thursday 29th Sept in Manchester
   
08/9/16 - 11:26   ABP Club member update: 2016 Convention & Night of Knights launch, Economic Survey update and next issue of Auto Body Professional out soon!
   
08/9/16 - 10:41   RMI NFDA - Peter Jones, NFDA Chairman, resigns as director of RMI (Retail Motor Industry Federation)
   
08/9/16 - 10:35   Fix Auto Dagenham - wins customer service and training awards at the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
   
08/9/16 - 10:25   KAS Racepaint - Kettering bodyshop reports fantastic results from Dynacoat’s value products
   
07/9/16 - 23:04   USA: CCC - new telematics platform allows vehicle to automatically notify an insurer when a crash occurs
   
07/9/16 - 16:04   Fix Auto - Thompson ARC joins as Fix Auto Carlisle; John Paton & Sons joins as Fix Auto Glasgow East
   
07/9/16 - 14:04   ACIS - rail refurbishment company adopts ASCRIBE bodyshop technology for stock control and cost management after trial
   
07/9/16 - 13:46   SEAT - how does a 1963 SEAT 600 D to the current SEAT Ibiza FR when it comes to safety?
   
07/9/16 - 13:34   Repairer member request - Can anyone recommend a good four wheel alignment system that can be used with a two poster ramp?
   
07/9/16 - 13:25   Industry Insights - appoints experienced motor claims specialist Simon Smith (ex Nationwide and Aviva) as Commercial Director
   
07/9/16 - 13:01   Ducker Worldwide - new study shows aluminium content in cars to increase by up to 30%
   
07/9/16 - 12:37   Generali (Italy and Europe inc UK) and Progressive (USA) - announce telematics R&D agreement for Europe and USA
   
07/9/16 - 12:30   British Coatings Federation - survey reveals barriers to recycling leftover paint (households) as faced by local authorities in the UK
   
07/9/16 - 12:02   Ageas - motor claims awarded ServiceMark accreditation by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS)
   
07/9/16 - 11:48   Gocompare.com Car Insurance - 15% of drivers have delayed repairing or servicing their car
   
07/9/16 - 11:41   The Financial Ombudsman Service - latest complaints figures (Jan-June 2016); Direct Line Group most complained about in General Insurance
   
07/9/16 - 11:10   Admiral - 4x4s are most common in north east of Scotland and west London; loved by farmers, stockbrokers and property developers
   
07/9/16 - 10:58   3M: Safety Network Live event - Tues 27th Sept at 3M's Head office in Bracknell, and Tues 4th Oct at Man United FC
   
07/9/16 - 10:10   Firefly - world’s first car for 5-10 yr olds launched; £6,900, top speed 10mph, collision avoidance tech and bespoke paint colours
   
07/9/16 - 08:49   Renault - expects diesel engines to disappear from most of its European cars says Reuters report
   
07/9/16 - 07:48   TrakM8 - trading update: "encouraging start"; new orders up 37%
   
06/9/16 - 16:42   The Freight Transport Association (FTA) - trial continues to show benefits of longer semi-trailers, says FTA
   
06/9/16 - 15:07   Allianz - applications open for Allianz's Scholarship Programme
   
06/9/16 - 14:03   Rainbow Trust Children's Charity - Grate48: the UK’s tallest stair climb challenge at 48 floors
   
06/9/16 - 13:59   Volvo Cars - create joint venture with automotive safety systems manufacturer, Autoliv, for new ADAS and autonomous driving software
   
06/9/16 - 13:41   Shorade and Morelli - sign long term supply and services agreement
   
06/9/16 - 13:36   Global Vehicle Trust OX - world’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck revealed, set to bring aid to remote parts of Africa and the developing world
   
06/9/16 - 13:16   IFED - feature in ITV “Secrets of your car insurance” documentary
   
06/9/16 - 12:59   NFDA Trusted Dealers - more than half of parents surveyed have installed a black box to cut their child’s car insurance costs
   
06/9/16 - 12:29   Women's Automotive - meeting hosted by Ageas at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton next week, Thursday 15th Sept. BOOK NOW!
   
06/9/16 - 12:22   Volvo Cars UK - book now for the Volvo Product Technology Course; next dates Monday 3rd and 10th October in Daventry
   
06/9/16 - 12:01   Bridgestone - more than 27% of tyres were already illegal when they were replaced
   
06/9/16 - 11:45   Octo Telematics - partners with AXA Insurance and LV=Broker plus two other insurers
   
06/9/16 - 11:26   ABI - Director General pledges personal commitment for HeForShe, gender parity, campaign
   
06/9/16 - 11:10   Evans Halshaw - welcomes Chatfields DAF Trucks (formerly Pendragon), inc truck body and paint shop and repairs
   
06/9/16 - 11:06   National Audit Office - new report; "Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme"
   
06/9/16 - 11:01   Ansible Motion - making people sick in a simulator on purpose to help prevent motion sickness in the next generation of autonomous cars
   
06/9/16 - 10:54   IMI - new MOT changes made simple
   
06/9/16 - 10:42   cap hpi - German premium car brands top list of most in demand used cars
   
06/9/16 - 10:08   AW Repair Group - can now offer customers a Nissan Leaf (electric vehicle) as a courtesy car
   
06/9/16 - 09:54   Euro Car Parts - win multiple Workshop Power Awards including Best Large Motor Factor and Suspension Supplier of the Year
   
06/9/16 - 01:44   Canada: Fix Auto World - appoint Nick Spiers (ex Nationwide and ABL) as International Operations Manager
   
06/9/16 - 01:43   Canada: Fix Auto World - appoint Ben Pugh as International Brand Manager
   
06/9/16 - 01:17   NFDA - Dealer Attitude Survey rates Mercedes and Kia as the best franchises with Citroen and Alfa Romeo worst
   
06/9/16 - 01:03   USA: GM - offer free 3-hour on-site body repair training (InShop Clinic) for independent bodyshops
   
06/9/16 - 00:35   Poole Accident Repair - their apprentice, Sam O'Shea named as VW Group Paint and Body Apprentice of the Year
   
05/9/16 - 17:59   ACIS - holds three national conferences this month for its distributor membership
   
05/9/16 - 15:11   Reed Autos - used car dealership in Cambridgeshire, open brand new eco-friendly bodyshop on 22 Sept
   
05/9/16 - 14:06   Dayinsure - 2,300 customer reviews for UK’s leading short-term vehicle insurer give them average 9.1 out of 10
   
05/9/16 - 13:20   Helphire and Albany Assistance - rebranded together under a new name – Auxillis
   
05/9/16 - 12:22   Tonight programme - now available to view on-line; ABI comment; Times runs story
   
05/9/16 - 12:08   SMMT - van sales up 6.3%; best August for 11 years; year-to-date van sales up 2.9%
   
05/9/16 - 11:21   Millbrook - testing ground, bought from GM in 2013 for £20m by venture capitalist, sold for £122m to Spectris
   
05/9/16 - 10:46   SMMT - new car sales up 3.3% in August; year-to-date up 2.8%
   
05/9/16 - 10:27   Axa - research British public to get their perception of, and attitude towards, autonomous cars
   
05/9/16 - 09:32   CitNOW - have stand at Automechanika Frankfurt to showcase their workshop video technology
   
05/9/16 - 08:26   Cambria Automobiles - trading update: "substantially ahead" of last year
   
05/9/16 - 01:47   Davies Group - acquires Core Claims, market leaders in the defence of motor impact claims
   
02/9/16 - 14:11   My Car Check - reveals 10 cars most likely to have been written-off
   
02/9/16 - 14:07   Confused.com - back to school next week adds 40mins per week to average commute
   
02/9/16 - 14:02   RMI bodyshops (NAB / VBRA) - urge government to review proposed new apprentice funding rates
   
02/9/16 - 13:57   CMA - reminds insurers they must give customers the costs and benefits of no-claims bonus protection
   
01/9/16 - 21:10   THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: Friday 26 August - Thursday 1 September - a quick look at some of the figures making the headlines from the past week
   
01/9/16 - 20:25   ITV programme, Tonight - "Secrets of Your Car Insurance"; whiplash, credit hire, crash-for-cash all featured
   
01/9/16 - 20:11   Recent Trailblazer postings - (repost from Forum)
   
01/9/16 - 20:05   Tesla – set to launch "major improvements" to autonomous self-driving system, available "within weeks"
   
01/9/16 - 19:59   Freight Transport Association (FTA) – alternatively powered vehicles only make up 0.2% of the UK’s HGV fleet
   
01/9/16 - 19:53   TomTom – launches CURFER plug-in performance tracker
   
01/9/16 - 19:51   Canada: University of British Columbia (UBC) - engineer creates valve to reduce vehicle emissions
   
01/9/16 - 19:46   John Clark Motor Group - accident repair and parts growth contributes to 10% growth for multi-franchise dealer group in Scotland
   
01/9/16 - 19:33   Ford - new super-tough van key still works even after being submerged in water, dropped onto concrete, and exposed to extreme temperatures
   
01/9/16 - 19:30   FCA Automotive Services - former global account manager (Volvo Car) at Santander Consumer Finance joins FCA as marketing and sales director
   
01/9/16 - 18:40   SSP - broker system still out of action after 5 days; FSA and MIB now involved
   
01/9/16 - 18:36   Advantage DS Ltd - changes its name to Advantage Parts Solutions Ltd
   
01/9/16 - 14:48   ABP website – August was 28th month in a row with over 100,000 visits in the month
   
01/9/16 - 14:33   MIB - latest blog from Ashton West OBE, Chief Executive, MIB
   
01/9/16 - 13:00   ABI - Guest blog: Digital and data innovation in motor insurance – how cloud-based services will bring insurance into the 21st Century
   
01/9/16 - 12:21   Canada: J.D. Power - Lexus Dealerships Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Automotive Service for Second Consecutive Year
   
01/9/16 - 12:11   TomTom - GO smart satnavs add Wi-Fi
   
01/9/16 - 11:45   Motor Codes - launches Vehicle Sales Code of Practice for the sale of new & used cars, & supply of associated finance & warranty
   
01/9/16 - 10:52   Emmerson Hill Associates - release ‘The real cost of travel’ report
   
01/9/16 - 10:49   EQUA Mpg – provides fuel economy figures for 60,000 cars
   
01/9/16 - 10:36   Engine annual Customer Experience Survey - automotive sector drops to bottom of pile for best customer service, joint with insurance
   
01/9/16 - 10:29   UK Gov - £45 million injection for Midlands automotive sector to create 3,000 skilled jobs
   
01/9/16 - 09:07   Enterprise Insurance Co - further information from the FSCS
   
01/9/16 - 08:08   Redde plc - full year results: "another strong year of growth"; 154.1% increase in total number of repairs
   
01/9/16 - 07:30   Vertu (Bristol Street) - trading update: full year results expected to be in line with market expectations