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Astra partners with Allison for construction tipper applications   Print  
Friday, 7th March 2008
Allison’s next generation transmission system meets the need for power and durability in challenging terrain.

Allison Transmission, a worldwide provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions for on- and off-road applications has been chosen by Astra to fit their tipper trucks with Allison’s most advanced transmission system. Designed specifically to cope with challenging conditions, the Allison-fitted Astra HD8 tippers will offer reliability, durability, safer manoeuvring and ease of use in a wide range of heavy duty applications, such as oil field operations in the Middle East.

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Renault chooses Allison for extreme construction vehicles   Print  
Thursday, 6th March 2008

Allison’s next generation transmission system at work in construction worldwide.

Allison Transmission, a worldwide provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions for on- and off-road applications has been chosen by Renault Trucks to provide its most advanced transmission system for a customer in the global oil industry. Allison’s 4000 Series automatic transmission will be fitted to Renault’s Kerax Trucks for construction sites all over the world, both off-road and on.

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Bowers & Wilkins supply sound to fastest production XK   Print  
Thursday, 6th March 2008
Sound system specifically tuned to XK interior for incredible sound reproduction

Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company with an unsurpassed performance reputation is behind the exclusive Jaguar XKR-S sound system.  Fitted as standard to the limited run of 200 cars, the system follows the highly-acclaimed Bowers & Wilkins audio offerings in the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XKR Portfolio.

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3M adds invisible UV bonder to RITE-LOK adhesive range   Print  
Thursday, 6th March 2008

Invisible bond UV adhesive enhances aesthetics in furniture design

3M’s diverse range of RITE-LOK sealants and adhesives now includes an invisible clear UV adhesive for the furniture and product design sector. With an invisible join, the RITE-LOK UV adhesive is ideal for glass, lead crystal and metal applications where aesthetics and ergonomics are a key priority.

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Euro Car Parts becomes a distributor for Delphi Diesel Aftermarket   Print  
Monday, 3rd March 2008

The distribution deal for Delphi offers an extensive range of diesel product lines to ECP

Euro Car Parts (ECP), one of the UK’s largest independent distributors of car parts, with 56 branches, has signed a major deal to distribute Delphi’s range of diesel aftermarket products and all-makes diagnostic equipment to its independent garage customers.

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Bochum receives first hybrid bus for North Rhine-Westphalia region   Print  
Tuesday, 26th February 2008
GM-Allison hybrid bus increases penetration with a new vehicle operating in Germany
SLIEDRECHT – In January 2008 the first hybrid bus of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) entered line operation in the city of Bochum with operator Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen AG (Bogestra). The 18 metre long Solaris Urbino 18 is fitted with the innovative GM-Allison Hybrid EP-System and is going to be tested for its en¬vironmentally friendly benefits by Bogestra and other public transport compa¬nies from the region.

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Allison Transmission to announce new distribution applications at CV Show 2008   Print  
Monday, 25th February 2008
Allison will announce new releases for its fully automatic transmission and visitors can sign up for free to attend an “Allison Awareness Event”

SLIEDRECHT – Leading commercial duty automatic transmission manufacturer Allison Transmission will announce further distribution applications for its easy to use, fuel efficient and reliable transmissions at the 2008 CV Show.  The company, now under new ownership, continues to successfully expand into different sectors, notably distribution and construction as well as increasing the number of its hybrid bus powertrain sales in Europe. Visitors to stand 6-280 will also be able to sign up for the 2008 Awareness Events that Allison is holding throughout the UK.  The seminars bring together OEMs, fleet operators and end users to discover the advantages of running Allison units.

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World Rally Championship drivers benefit from ARPRO side impact protection   Print  
Thursday, 14th February 2008

ARPRO® helps World Rally Championship cars meet FIA mandate for side impact protection.

JSP, the leading supplier of ARPRO expanded polypropylene (EPP), is supplying a number of leading WRC teams with side-impact protection measures in line with the FIA’s safety mandate for 2008. The FIA has delivered an improved safety package for World Rally Championship cars, where a new Advanced Side Impact System will aim to reduce side impact injuries to drivers and co-drivers.


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Allison Transmission to announce new OEM releases at SMOPYC 2008   Print  
Tuesday, 12th February 2008
Allison will reveal new OEM contracts and present its latest automatic transmission products at their SMOPYC debut on 22nd to 26th April.

SLIEDRECHT – Leading commercial duty automatic transmission manufacturer Allison Transmission will mark its SMOPYC debut, the main trade fair in the Spanish construction and public works, with the announcement of two major OEM releases. In addition, visitors to stand G-H/1-6 will have the opportunity to see their latest 4000 Series gearbox and talk to application engineers about their requirements in this specialist sector.

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Innovative truck tyre pressure monitoring system gives instant, in-cab warning of tyre problems, handles trailer changes automatically   Print  
Thursday, 7th February 2008
Motor sport proven technology from BERU f1systems gives operators real time data on tyre conditions for better safety, economy and environmental performance

Tyres are the second or third largest expense for most truck fleet operators. Proper management of tyre pressures has been demonstrated to play a significant part in reducing this cost. Tests by tyre manufacturers have shown that under-inflation by 15% reduces fuel economy by 2.5%. Incorrectly inflated tyres also wear faster and are more prone to premature failure. Now automotive engineering specialist BERU f1systems is helping truck fleets to improve safety on the road and economy across the fleet with its new Truck Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

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