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ONE MACHINE: TWO JOBS

This month Mark Fouhy caught up with Porky Harrison, to check out the newest edition to the Harrison Contracting fleet, a shiny new Kuhn VBP 3165, the latest model variable belt baler combi wrapper unit To find out more about how the machine was performing, I headed to the King…

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Scottish business confidence ‘bounces back’

Business confidence in Scotland bounced back this month, according to a survey. Bank of Scotland’s February business barometer rose by 19 points to a net balance of 15%, with firms reporting more confidence in their prospects as well as higher economic optimism. This was reflected in businesses’ hiring intentions, with…

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Firms’ output stalls despite manufacturing pick-up

Scotland’s private sector economy “approached stagnation” in February despite renewed growth in manufacturing, according to a survey. The latest Royal Bank of Scotland purchasing managers index (PMI) found an expansion in production was offset by a mild decline in services activity. Firms also reported the first drop in workforce numbers…

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Oklahoma woman forced to pay for car repairs after warranty company folds

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Trina Gregory’s 2013 GMC Yukon is her lifeline. When her check engine light flickered on earlier this year, she immediately took her vehicle to the shop. “Told the people at the service station, ‘Oh I have a warranty’,” she explained. “Thinking I’m not gonna have to pay…

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Sales of zero emission vehicles increase in Canada

Last week, the federal government announced that more than 14,000 purchases or leases have been made to date through the Zero Emission Vehicle Incentives program launched three months ago. As of May 1, 2019, Canadians who purchase or lease a battery electric vehicle, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle or a long-range rechargeable…

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Difficult times ahead for the US auto industry

According to Crain’s Detroit Business , difficulties are to be expected for suppliers to the automotive sector, since weak sales and the consolidation of the sector create significant conditions for disruption. The publication notes that the US auto sector lost some 22,000 jobs until May of this year. And it is on the…

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The digital transformation of the automotive industry

State of play on the digital transformation of the automotive industry. A sector that is accelerating and innovating for the needs of the consumer. The digital transformation of the automotive industry is spreading very quickly and new services are emerging over the months to satisfy consumers. Connected vehicles, alternative engines, autonomous cars, eco-driving, carpooling…

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Job blow in the automotive industry

In the car, the party is over. The end of diesel and the switch to electric, against a background of falling sales, will lead to job losses. End of the euphoria. After ten years of good results, sometimes even records, the automotive industry is entering a phase of decline in its three…

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FCA-PSA WEDDING: IT’S DONE!

WITH THIS MERGER, THE NEW GROUP BECOMES THE FOURTH WORLD MANUFACTURER BEHIND TOYOTA, VOLKSWAGEN AND RENAULT / NISSAN / MITSUBISHI The groups FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and PSA (Peugeot Société Anonyme) have finally come to a merger agreement which will literally change the face of the automobile industry. As everyone…

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Discover the new McLaren Speedtail

Twenty years after having unveiled its legendary McLaren F1, the British manufacturer has lifted the veil on its F1 of the future: the “Hyper-GT” Speedtail. This exceptionally designed model equipped with hybrid mechanics is the most efficient vehicle in the history of the manufacturer. Find out more about this Batmobile-style racing…