Category Archives: Events

Tokyo Motor Show offers glimpse into the future

The Tokyo Motor Show opened this week, offering up not just an array of the world’s wackiest cars but also an interesting insight into where the automobile and van industries could be heading in the near future.
A common theme for the show has been an emphasis on vehicles of a smaller size, with the majority of the 14 Japanese and 18 overseas manufacturers exhibiting, showcasing tiny electric vehicles in which passengers ride in tandem.

Celebrations continue for Ford

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for Ford Motor Co. Whilst the manufacturer was still busy celebrating the Ford Transit once again being crowned International Van of the Year, the past fortnight also marked an important landmark in the company’s history.

Ford triumph at 2013 Fleet World Honours

The prestigious Fleet World Van Honours took place earlier this week with manufacturer Ford taking home five awards in total.
The awards are presented by the trade publication to auto manufacturers, service companies and individuals and whom the judging panel believe have achieved the highest level of excellence within their sector.
Sustained success
With the latest Ford Transit Custom model receiving awards for “Best New Van”, “Best Medium Van and Innovation” along with the B-MAX being honoured for Design of the Year, the remarkable evening was capped off […]

The Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC

At the beginning of April the Commercial Vehicle Show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, which is about 8 miles East of Birmingham city centre. With around 16 thousands visitors expected to attend what is likely to be the biggest shop window for commercial vehicle and van operators.

Cranleigh Vehicle Show

This Sunday, the 19th August, the 11th Classic Car Show and Autojumble will take place. It has been organised by Cranleigh Lions and will be held at The Cranleigh Showground from 9am till 4:30pm.
The Show
There will be a range of vehicles, 1,700 are expected, and they are dating from 1907. The vehicles that can be expected there are motorcycles, scooters, heavy military service vehicles and commercial vehicles.
Commercial Vehicles
It is great news to hear that commercial vehicles will form part of the event as many people […]

Peugeot Bipper Named Best Light Van at 2012 Van Fleet World Honours

Van Fleet World has confirmed the great popularity of the Peugeot Bipper, by naming it the ‘Best Light Van’ of 2012. Many businesses have taken to using the Bipper as some of its best features include its compactness, HDi diesel engines and transmissions, a load volume of 2.5m3 and a payload of up to 660kg.
The Van Fleet World Honours are given to those within the van industry that achieved exceptional levels of excellence. Many van companies, manufacturers, van drivers, and commercial van insurance providers will […]

Commercial Vehicle Show 2012

Yesterday marked the beginning of the tenth annual Commercial Vehicle Show, hosted in the NEC Birmingham arena. This event provides people and companies within the industry, as well as commercial vehicle insurance providers, the opportunity to network with each other and get updates on the latest news and product releases.
Big Reveals
One of the most visited exhibitions was the UK debut of the Ford Transit Custom, which will be going on sale later this year. The Transit Custom has updated features which are proving to be […]

Ford Transit Custom Cargo Launch in the UK

At the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Show, hosted at the NEC Birmingham Arena, Ford will launch their new Transit Custom van. This van is the cargo version of the Tourneo Custom van and will be on sale later in the year throughout Europe. This is the beginning of a new mission by Ford to refresh their entire commercial vehicle range. By 2014 they hope to launch numerous commercial vans, both in Europe and across the pond in the United States of America.
It’s Not the Tourneo
The features […]

Peugeot to Showcase Partner at the Commercial Vehicle Show

The Commercial Vehicle Show is truly a sight to be seen, with wall to wall technology, new vehicles and parts on show with every manufacturer on hand to help with any enquiries you might have.
This year’s commercial vehicle show will be taking place at the NEC Birmingham towards the end of April and will feature a whole host of fantastic new commercial vehicles for all those in the industry to marvel over. Included in the future releases to be unveiled is the Peugeot Partner…with a […]

Renault Kangoo Z.E. Voted ecoVan 2012

At the awards, Renault’s Kangoo Z.E. van was voted ecoVan of the year 2012. It faced some stiff competition beating Azure Dynamics Ford Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL and the Nicholson McLaren Citroen Nemo. It was also recognised as International Van of the Year, making it the first electric vehicle to hold the prestigious title. This van has continued to impress, as I have mentioned in a previous blog that it won Van of the Year 2012.
One of the main differences between the Renault’s […]