The Welsh Automotive Forum has a new operations’ manager.
Mr Robert O’Neil has worked in the automotive sector over 20 years, working at Robert Bosch Automotive in the UK as well as serving a four-year international assignment in Austria. More recently, he was with Tenneco in Merthyr Tydfil.
Rob has extensive experience in plant logistics and will be a great asset to Members and said, “I am really looking forward to engaging with the Members and working with so many associated organisations that impact our sector. We are facing great challenges and opportunities in the supply chain as technology, legislation and Brexit will all have significant impact.”
Tim Williams, WAF’s CEO added, “Rob will bring new ideas and working practices and already has plans to integrate the supply chain in Wales”.
Nathaniel Cars of Bridgend has opened a three-car “shop” in St David’s Centre, Cardiff, and it’s an instant success.
The company already operates a shop in the Designer Outlet, Bridgend and the Cardiff venture is their first undercover, but it resulted in four sales on opening day and owner Wayne Griffiths said he is delighted.
Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their family dependents, said the Jaguar Land Rover Channel Swim Challenge has raised an impressive £185,000.
The £160,000 target has been smashed, yet the total is likely to grow as donations and fundraising events continue after Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, swam the English Channel, along with 13 of his colleagues in a two team relay on Thursday 24 August.
Three new guide papers designed to help fleets gain expertise in key areas have been created for free download by FleetCheck.
Called “Grey Fleets: Hidden and Unmonitored”, “What is Fleet Management?” and “Legal Compliance and Risk Management”, and Peter Golding, managing director, said, “These guide papers have been very much written in response to questions that are arising from the fleets with which we work.”
A European-standard specific low polluting 0W-20 engine oil has been announced by Elf.
Its Evolution Full-Tech VSX oil is used by Volkswagen and designed for easy starting, hot running and high performance engines while cutting down sulphur, ash and phosphorus particles.