Opinion on Parts, Tires and Aftermarket in United Kingdom

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AA: the road to success

After its recent acquisition by private equity houses CVC and Permira, the AA has announced a major restructuring including an exit from the car servicing business and cutbacks of up to 1,300 jobs. The moves will create a more efficient, streamlined and profitable company.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aftermarket: many garages unaware of changing regulations

A large proportion of garages and tire dealers in the major European markets are not aware of legislative changes due later this year. However, Germans are particularly well informed and optimistic, believing that their businesses will grow as the number of franchised dealers falls.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Block exemption: benefits in sight at last

Manufacturers have required their franchised dealer networks to invest significant amounts in the latest technology in order to maintain and service their vehicles. Dealer networks can now reap the benefits of these investments as the sector becomes more competitive - but so can other aftermarket players such as ABS Bodyshop.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

BMW: carmaker to test drive UK consumer finance market

The luxury German carmaker BMW is to expand its financial services offering in the UK into the consumer finance sector. The move follows on from the successful roll-out of parallel strategies in the US and Australia. And with these positive prior experiences under its belt coupled with the UK market's thirst for credit, BMW is likely to see this successful trend continue.

Published By Datamonitor
31 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bosch: diesel power

Bosch, the component manufacturer, believes that sales of diesel cars will reach 35% of the UK market by 2005. Certainly, the demand for diesel power has fuelled considerable growth in the market this year, with car manufacturers scrambling to keep pace with new technological developments.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Oct 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Cadillac & Corvette: made in Europe?

Cadillac & Corvette is to embark upon an aggressive online campaign to promote the new BLS compact four-door saloon in Europe, and plans to shift production of the model to the region. However, it may take more than a marketing assault and a 'made in Europe' tag to revive sales in what is arguably one of the US carmaker's toughest markets.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Car aftermarket: UK battery market growth to favor manufacturers

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Car aftermarket: UK market to expand to more than E1.5 billion

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Car parts: paying up to 103% more for a brand name

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Car warranties: aftermarket discrimination?

The UK government's Office of Fair Trading is launching an investigation into new car warranties to determine how they affect the independent aftermarket servicing sector. Recently granted powers to the OFT mean that the outcome of the study could lead to a long-term shake-up of the aftermarket and the car maintenance industry as a whole.<BR /><BR />

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2003

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