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    FVL North America conference: To ETA, or not to ETA?

    2016-06-14T22:54:48Z

    In 2015, less than 5% of new vehicles sold in North America were built-to-order, compared to around 50% in Europe, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Given that the majority of vehicles are built-to-stock the need to give dealers estimated arrival times (ETAs) in North America appears less ...

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    FVL North America conference: To ETA, or not to ETA?

    2016-06-13T12:14:34Z

    In 2015, less than 5% of new vehicles sold in North America were built-to-order, compared to around 50% in Europe, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Given that the majority of vehicles are built-to-stock the need to give dealers estimated arrival times (ETAs) in North America appears less ...

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    Texan hailstorms put the dent in unprecedented

    2016-05-09T11:50:42Z

    The adverse weather conditions that hit the US state of Texas during April, including exceptional levels of hail, have caused widespread damage to vehicles at dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio areas. Spring storms have brought severe flooding and violent gales to Texas throughout March and April. While ...

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    Rebecca Stead moves to network development role at Honda UK

    2016-04-13T13:19:12Z

    Honda UK has appointed Rebecca Stead (left) as its head of network development, responsible for cars, motorcycles and power product divisions. Stead, who has been with the carmaker for 19 years, moves from her most recent role as head of the corporate affairs and events team, after spending 12 years ...

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    GPC completes trio of acquisitions with Covs Parts in Australia

    2016-03-09T14:56:45Z

    Automotive service parts distributor Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has bought Covs Parts from its parent Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) for approximately $26m (around A$35m). Covs Parts, which distributes commercial equipment and aftermarket automotive parts in the western part of Australia, has been taken over by GPC’s Melbourne-based division, GPC Asia ...

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    Group 1 Automotive expands UK dealer network with Spire buyout

    2016-02-09T12:54:55Z

    US dealer, Group 1 Automotive, has bought the Spire Automotive Group, which has 12 dealerships operating in the greater London area, for an undisclosed sum. At the same time it has announced the divestiture of three of its US dealerships and made several senior management appointments. Group 1 will retain ...