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Ontime Automotive’s Fleet Assistance Division has won a contract with breakdown recovery specialist ETA Services Ltd, supporting the operational use and maintenance of 187 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in London and across Greater London.
Operating a 24/7 rapid response service, Ontime’s team of highly trained technicians will attend to EV drivers who experience technical difficulties when using the charging points, isolating vehicles by disconnecting the electricity supply while also ensuring the charging points are made safe if damaged.
The Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) has announced the date and venue of its 2013 30th anniversary Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Gala Night.
The date of the AGM is Saturday 9 March 2013 and the venue is the 4* Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire, NN11 0SG.
The lucky winner drawn by David Gregory at the close of the show was Cathie Chapman HR Consultant at Lantern Recovery, based in Hertfordshire. Cathie was very pleased to receive the Condor, which is now being utilised in their Training Division, training operators on best practice when recovering motor cycles.
Dave Gregory, editor of Professional Recovery magazine, told the audience that this year’s recipient had spent a lifetime in the garage and recovery industry.
The demonstration team comprised recovery operators from FMG, McCallisters (who demonstrated their skills with snatch bags) Egertons, On Time, the Mansfield Group, Lantern Worldwide and Saunders.
The company had already introduced a night-time MoT testing service at its dealership in Whitley, Coventry. And starting this week (1st October), this has been extended to cover its headquarters in Aston, Birmingham, and its Willenhall, Wolverhampton branch. The move means customers will no longer have to take their commercial vehicles off the road to get them tested during the day, when they could be out earning.
McLaren F1 has shown their support for the UK’s top young automotive technicians by inviting the winners of the 2012 Skillauto competition to visit McLaren’s Technology centre in Surrey. The Skillauto competition, organised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is the national competition which seeks to find the best young technicians in the fields of mechanical repair, car body repair and car painting through a knockout competition.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has announced a series of nationwide events to promote awareness of careers in the retail automotive industry to education professionals. A key objective of the programme is to challenge perceptions of the industry and its need to attract high calibre students. Skills are a crucial issue for the motor industry and it is essential that the sector attracts bright, enthusiastic and self-motivated young people that are suitably qualified in numeracy, literacy, science and ICT.
This year’s Show Sponsors, Singers Asset Finance, have brought their biggest sales team ever to the Tow Show.
Their MD, Simon Findlay told Towby Times: ‘Under our new ownership of Shawbrook Bank, we have been able to extend our services to the recovery industry. We have always worked hard with recovery operators over the years and I think they appreciate our support.
Once again the All Industry Display Team led by John Coupland was a huge success playing in front of the galleried audience to full houses on both days. FMG once again sponsored the event and helped John put together the vehicles for the demonstration.