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Posted: Thu, 29/06/2017 - 12:13

An article released by Bodyshopmag.com mentions a “Carbon Revolution” coming our way.

   “Deakin University and LeMond Composites have joined forces in a $58m deal which it believes will revolutionise the use of carbon fibre across the world.

The technology, developed by Carbon Nexus PhD student Maxime Maghe and Carbon Nexus general manager Steve Atkiss, has the potential to reduce the energy used in carbon fibre production by 75% and reduce the production process time from around 80 minutes to under 15 minutes.

In addition, the specialised carbon fibre production machinery required is expected to cost around 50% less than current equipment. The smaller equipment footprint makes possible a 70% reduction in the size of a carbon fibre processing plant”.

Read the full article here

We all know that this technology is already a breakthrough and is sure to find its way into road vehicles. If the cost reductions indicated are achieved then carbon fibre may well make its way into mainstream vehicles, a huge advantage when considering its strength to weight ratio.

Posted: Mon, 26/06/2017 - 15:09

A recent article published by Comercial Fleet shows Renaults new Kangoo ZE electric van that can cover a real world range of 125 miles in summer.

"The extended range has been achieved by a new battery mated to a new motor and the incorporation of a heat pump.  Renault says the new Kangoo ZE is also faster to charge than its predecessor, taking as little as six hours to fully charge the battery. A one-hour charge will add 20 miles".

You can read the full article here

Note the caveat "in summer" however as long as the users of these vehicles only need to cover 80 - 100 miles per day then this should offer great overall running costs and be as environmentally friendly as can be.

Posted: Wed, 21/06/2017 - 16:48

Renault UK has teamed up with Reevoo, who are a customer engagement and review platform enabling motorists to leave impartial reviews. All opinions posted will be uncensored and given an overall product score, as rated by the customer. Most manufacturers have their own CSI programmes but as everybody knows they rarely give a true reflection of a customers view regards to the product. Renault’s actions could be seen as a bold and brave move in the light of their past reputation, as usual it will be interesting to see if any other manufacturers follow suit.

Posted: Mon, 12/06/2017 - 16:47

Steve is away this week on holiday, therefore it’s up to Lorraine, Anna and Lewis to hold down the fort and maybe sneak a party in between all of the work we’ll be doing. So why not ring the office and log a vacancy with us or to help you find a new job.

Posted: Wed, 07/06/2017 - 16:21

The day of reckoning is almost upon us and tomorrow is decision day. Latest polls suggest that there has been a massive swing from the conservatives to labour… Which way will you vote?

Click here: https://twitter.com/IngeniaJobs/status/872472666669813761

Posted: Thu, 01/06/2017 - 11:29

According to the BDO Motor Salary Survey 2016, they found that the average Dealer Principal saw their annual salary (inc. commission) rise 23.4% to £116k compared to the previous year. The average salaries for company CEO’s rose 14.9% to £208k whilst Finance Directors saw a modest rise of 1.4% to £140k. The average base salary in 2016 was £35k compared to £32k the previous year a further £14k was available in commissions compared to £14k in 2015. We would like to see how these figures compare for the North East!

Posted: Wed, 24/05/2017 - 16:44

We recently welcomed our new apprentice Lewis, who will be looking after all of our social media and marketing for the company. Lewis’ key function will be to launch our new North East Motor Trade Apprenticeship website aimed at 14 - 19 year olds. He will also be tasked with enhancing our communication by generating lots of pictures. Please help North East motor dealers to attract more and better young people by sharing this link.

Website: http://www.northeastmotortradeapprenticeships.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEMTAUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nemtaUK

Posted: Wed, 17/05/2017 - 16:59

Apparently online car sales could cost 27,000 UK automotive sales jobs by the year 2027, although it is a decade a way it seems that customers are now becoming more confident at buying online. One in five cars will be bought online by 2027 and nearly £1.5bn worth of sales will have moved online by 2020. This is happening because automotive retailers are changing their online platforms to adjust to the customer’s needs, so what is going to happen to the traditional Car Sales Executive in motor dealerships? On the positive side, that still gives 10 years of opportunity for good Sales Executives to find jobs via Ingenia.

Posted: Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:38

It won’t be long until 2017 school leavers will be leaving school and only returning for their exams, once these exams are over the young people will be making a very big decision that will affect their career. As most of you are aware we are in desperate need of high quality, raw talent youngsters in our industry. So could we ask you all to keep sharing our new motor trade apprenticeship website with you family, friends, contacts and even your children. The links are found below:

Website: http://www.northeastmotortradeapprenticeships.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEMTAUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nemtaUK

Posted: Wed, 03/05/2017 - 16:57

A new month is upon us already and this year just seems to be flying over. Judging from the conversations we had with managers April has been a tough month for them, especially on new cars. Easter could have had an effect on the aftersales department with it being a feast and faming month. Hopefully customers this month are looking to spend money on new vehicles and May turns out to be good for you all. On our side the search for candidates remains strong as we have some great vacancies from local companies, so if you are looking for a move then now is a good time to do it. Head over to our website and check out what’s on offer.