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Irish Defence Forces invests in new Toyota Land Cruisers

Toyota Land Cruiser has been selected as the vehicle of choice for the Irish Defence Forces for the next four years. The Defence Forces have confirmed an order for 280 new Toyota Land Cruisers, with first vehicles arriving in late 2019. Land Cruiser which is synonymous with toughness and the ability to perform in some

Highest level of employment ever seen in Ireland welcomes the latest update on the Irish labour market in an excerpt from the latest Motor Industry Review. The report by economist Jim Power for the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging.

Michelin stays ahead with new five-year bus contract

Michelin’s latest tyre and wheel safety technology has helped secure a major new five-year deal with a UK bus operator Trentbarton. The ‘EffiTires’ contract will see Michelin supply, fit and manage tyres across trentbarton’s 463-strong fleet, which operates more than 40 services throughout the English East Midlands. The bus company has returned to Michelin following

New UK report reveals £50,000 a minute threat from their border delays

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today issued a plea to the UK’s next prime minister to secure a favourable Brexit deal as his number one priority on taking office.

New car and van monthly sales are up

Official statistics just released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of May are up 4.7 per cent (6,341) when compared with May 2018 (6,055). New car registrations year to date are however still down by 7.6 per cent (at79,343) on the same period

Sealey’s new 2019 Summer Promotion

Sealey launched their new 56 page Summer promotion on 1st June. It is packed with around 600 great deals on their tools & equipment and also contains discounts up to 55% off list price. The promotion includes some superb new lines. There are 25 sections in total, including Hand, Power & Air Tools, Toolchest Combos,

Eight tips to protect tools in vans from thieves

Tradespeople have been urged to fit their vans with CCTV and a safe to protect valuable tools and equipment from pesky thieves. This is now also a big problem in Ireland as evidenced by all the calls from victims to Joe Duffy on RTE Radio Ones’s Live Line show. Van experts across the Irish Sea

Autopromotec – Europe’s most successful aftermarket EXPO of the year again

The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international Aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, came to a close last Sunday. The event brought together the entire vehicle assistance sector in Bologna in a five-day event (22-26 May 2019) dedicated to recent market developments, technological innovation, specialisation and professional training. See the full review by our team in the

D26 Tyres holds Galaxy Training Day in Dublin

D26 Tyres recently welcomed Bipin Singh from ATG Tire in Mumbai and Ole Baek from ATG Tire in the Netherlands who conducted a technical training day with the D26 Tyres sales teams in Dublin. The training focused on the key benefits of the Galaxy agricultural, solid and OTR ranges. Galaxy is one of the Alliance

ContiSportAttack 3 wins tyre test

Offering reliable grip even on wet surfaces – this outstanding feature helped Continental’s latest sports tyre ContiSportAttack 3, clinch the title “Test Winner in the Wet” in the June issue of sports bike magazine, PS. The tyre’s balanced properties also catapulted the Korbach “athlete” onto the winners’ podium in the overall rankings – with just