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VW Commercials highlights how heavy loads impact braking distances

Van drivers are risking accidents by failing to leave enough distance to stop, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The research shows that over half of the 500 UK van drivers surveyed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles carry up to half a tonne of equipment on a daily basis and don’t know how heavy loads

ECP and RAC forms independent garage network for UK

Euro Car Parts and the RAC have reached an agreement to form a new independent garage network for the UK. Euro Car Parts’ Autofirst network and the RAC Approved Garages network will merge to form a new entity entitled, ‘RAC Approved Garages powered by Autofirst Network’. Both networks have a combined total of 500 branches,

Mercedes-Benz looking for Ireland’s Van Hero 2019

Mercedes-Benz is ‘holding out for a hero’… specifically, a van driver who would merit recognition as Ireland’s Van Hero 2019. In essence, the competition invites members of the public to nominate who their van hero would be and, in 300 words or less, to state the reason that influences their nomination. Embracing all van drivers

New Masking Film Dispenser Smart from Colad

Colad has introduced its Masking Film Dispenser Smart for improved masking process and cleaner paint jobs. Colad claims its is easy to move around, can be stored vertical to save space and can be used by a single operator. Dust contamination on paint objects can be limited with the use of the closed Colad dispenser

Symach installs FixLine repair system in Normandie bodyshop

Symach has installed its FixLine repair system at Le Francois Carrosserie, in Normandie, France. “Due to the evolving collision repair industry and the changing expectations of our customers, we set out to define a new strategy and develop a partnership with insurance companies,” said Boris Le Francois, owner of Le Francois Carrosserie. By implementing quality

Peugeot launches full range of cordless power tools

Peugeot has launched a full range of cordless EnergyHub power tools, building on the collection previously launched with EnergyDrill drills in 2017. The new products come from Peugeot Outillage, a sister company of Peugeot, which specialises in products and services for a wide range of DIY needs. With prices ranging from €79.99 to €289, the