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Structural glazing application gets it taped   Print  
VHB Structural Glazing Tape from 3M, the diversified technology company, has been used by Structural Glazing Ltd. and AW Aluminium Ltd. in a recent construction project for The Big Yellow Self Storage Company Thursday, 21st August 2008

3M’s VHB Structural Glazing Tape offers easier application and faster handling times without the price premium

VHB Structural Glazing Tape from 3M, the diversified technology company, has proven its off-site capabilities in a recent construction project for The Big Yellow Self Storage Company.

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Cecil & Larter expands parts operation by investing in XPart All-Makes programme   Print  
The XPart All-Makes range is an ideal way for dealer networks to capitalise on parts sales. Thursday, 21st August 2008

Dealership establishes parts factoring operation in Bury St Edmunds

Established franchise dealerships are still finding opportunities to grow their business, despite the current challenges faced by the motor trade. Forward-looking Cecil and Larter has established a new All-Makes parts service to generate additional sales and business growth. The dealership’s All-Makes parts factoring operation will cater for garages in and around Bury St Edmunds. The scheme, which is managed by XPart, gives Cecil and Larter access to more than 35,000 high quality parts for all makes of vehicle.

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New online guide helps motorists stay safe on the roads   Print  
TyreSafe?s new tyre safety videos are designed to provide practical advice and guidance to motorists about tyre safety and maintenance. Thursday, 21st August 2008

TyreSafe helps motorists understand the value of tyre safety with a set of new online tyre safety lessons

Motorists now have access to a set of ten easy-to-follow, digitally animated tyre safety lessons, via the TyreSafe website. With independent research conducted by a leading tyre manufacturer and TyreSafe member revealing that almost 80 percent of cars on British roads are running with incorrect tyre pressures, TyreSafe has added the visual guide to its website in order to help motorists avoid the problems associated with poorly maintained or neglected tyres, such as premature wear, increased stopping distances or additional fuel costs.

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New appointment strengthens regional coverage   Print  
Tuesday, 12th August 2008

3M bucks the trend for sales force reduction by recruiting to address opportunities in the West Midlands

3M, the diversified technology company, has appointed Sam Parker to its Abrasive Systems Division as a Territory Business Manager.

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Delphi announces agreement with BECK Aluminum to market Delphi's patented K-Alloy   Print  
Monday, 11th August 2008

TROY, Mich. – Delphi Corp. has announced a strategic licensing agreement with Beck Aluminum to produce and market Delphi’s patented corrosion-resistant K-Alloy™.  The agreement is designed to improve the competitiveness of the product through increased availability at attractive prices. The Delphi agreement with Beck Aluminum helps simplify the process to gain access to the patented material.

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Multi-million investment boost for 3M Aycliffe manufacturing   Print  
Tuesday, 15th July 2008

A multi-million pound investment package has been announced for the 3M manufacturing plant at Aycliffe.

The 3M board in the USA has approved a £4.5m investment for new production facilities which will manufacture maintenance-free respirators. This was secured in spite of stiff competition from 3M sites in other parts of the world.

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Caparo T1 smashes lap record at Dubai Autodrome   Print  
The T1 smashed the Dubai Autodrome’s Club Circuit lap record, ‘straight out of the box’. Monday, 14th July 2008

Road-legal car takes race record in astonishing drive across sand-drenched club circuit

The lap record at the Dubai Autodrome’s 2.6km Club Circuit has been comfortably displaced by the Caparo T1 – The Luxury Hyper-car that can be driven to the circuit and home again on the road. Bassam Kronfli, 2007/8 Gulf Radical Cup Driver of the Year, blasted across the dust caked track, battling the remains of a sand storm to tear six seconds from the record with a fastest lap of just 56.4 seconds, reaching an amazing 276kph (171mph) along a main straight that is just one kilometre long.

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XPart supports BEN with golf day sponsorship   Print  
XPart will sponsor BEN’s longest running golf competition, the Iliffe Cup, at Coventry Golf Club on Wednesday 3rd September Thursday, 10th July 2008

Opportunities to take part in automotive industry golf day are still available

XPart is to support BEN’s fund raising efforts through title sponsorship of the charity’s longest running golf competition, the XPart Iliffe Cup. The event, which takes place on Wednesday 3rd September at Coventry Golf Club, will see up to 20 teams competing in a bid to raise £4,000 for the motor industry charity. There are currently 15 places left, so anyone wishing to compete should contact BEN as soon as possible.

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Low Carbon Vehicle programme to receive lightweight structures expertise from Caparo   Print  
Caparo will design and develop five components for the Limo Green project,reducing component weight by between 20 and 40 percent Friday, 4th July 2008

Expected weight savings of between 20 and 40 percent to be achieved through component redesign and innovative use of advanced materials

The Limo Green project recently announced by the Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Transport will receive specialist support with the development of lightweight vehicle structures and components from Caparo Vehicle Technologies. The project, which is being led by Jaguar Land Rover aims to prove the concept of developing a large executive hybrid saloon with sub 120g/km emissions, while maintaining the high levels of vehicle performance and refinement.

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Successful Le Mans debut for Caparo   Print  
In their debut Le Mans, the Caparo-supported Barazi Epsilon team finished a commendable fifth in the LMP2 class Monday, 30th June 2008

Caparo-supported Barazi Epsilon team finishes fifth in LMP2 class

In their first outing at the 24 hours of Le Mans, the Caparo-supported Barazi Epsilon team finished a commendable fifth in the LMP2 class. Having qualified third in class, the team ran strongly in the opening hours of the race, holding onto third position, before a number of minor problems with the car’s fuel pressure and suspension cost them valuable time. At the conclusion of the 24 hours, the team completed 304 laps giving Caparo extensive experience of sportscar racing and a valuable insight into possible applications for its various technologies.

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