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If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. CBH Group appoints ORIX Australia as outsourced Fleet Management and Leasing provider in Western Australia 2019-04-30T00:54:41Z cbh-group-appoints-orix-australia-as-outsourced-fleet-management-and-leasing-provider-in-western-australia Sydney, Australia – April 30, 2019 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) today announced that, following a competitive process, CBH Group has appointed ORIX as its outsourced Fleet Management and Leasing provider. The CBH Group is Australia’s largest co-operative organisation and a leader in the Australian grain industry, with operations extending along the value chain from grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing. Owned and controlled by more than 4,000 Western Australian grain growing businesses, the core purpose of the CBH Group is to sustainably create and return value to growers*. ORIX is a trans-Tasman Fleet Management and Leasing Organisation, currently employing over 300 people and managing assets valued in excess of A$1 billion. ORIX’s offer to CBH Group includes traditional fleet management and leasing services to support CBH’s fleet of vehicles. The offer was complemented by enhanced Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) capabilities tailored for CBH Group and designed to optimise the cost of managing mobility within the Group. Further, by accessing ORIX’s innovative technology package, CBH Group and ORIX were able to develop a support package that allows CBH Group to extend industry best practice fleet management and leasing capabilities to its substantial network of growers and suppliers. ORIX will engage CBH Group in the near future to further extend its offer to include Novated Leasing and a Vehicle Buying Service to its members and employees. *www.cbh.com.au/about-cbh <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) is one of the world’s leading fleet management companies. In Australia and New Zealand, we’ve provided fleet management, commercial vehicle rentals and leasing and novated leasing for more than 30 years. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView platform, ORIX Share and ORIXi, we help our clients get more value from their vehicles and manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. Drive up your sales by enhancing the customer experience 2019-04-17T00:23:12Z drive-up-your-sales-by-enhancing-the-customer-experience Looking to shift gears and take your customers’ car dealership experience to the next level? 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They not only look professional and premium but produce coffee that you will be proud to serve every time.” The JURA difference: All machines use freshly ground beans, not capsules The JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E.®) coffee app allows users to create a coffee profile for each individual customer and personalise their drink of choice, right down to the strength, amount of milk and type of coffee Save money over time, calculate how much here: www.bestcoffeemachineforoffice.com.au/calculators/ Simply press your customer’s profile and the machine will prepare their personalised coffee Easy to clean with automated cleaning cycles – simply plug in, add the cleaning solution and the job is done The machines: JURA WE8 Fully Automatic Coffee Machine: 30 cups per day Featuring a wide choice of speciality coffees, the WE8 is equipped with a 3L water tank, a bean container for 500g of coffee beans and a grounds container with the capacity of 25 portions. 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Manheim to offer more hail affected vehicles in Sydney 2019-04-10T04:12:52Z manheim-to-offer-more-hail-affected-vehicles-in-sydney Following the unprecedented interest and sales success of the first auction, Manheim is once again offering the public a chance to buy hail damaged vehicles from the hail storm in Sydney to end 2018. Commencing Saturday, April 13 at 9:00am, over 250 cars are up for auction. From the 250 vehicles, Hyundai Motor Company are offering 120 near new, driveable and low km cars to the public. They are not on the WOVR and are being sold without registration plates. The auction provides a fantastic opportunity for the public to purchase a damaged vehicle for a great price. “The hail storm impacted our site heavily just before Christmas as well as many cars on our property and the Sydney region. Again we are offering another range of cars for people to purchase on the back of our great auction success in February,” said General Manager of Manheim NSW, Daniel O’Brien. The auction will take place at 144 Moorebank Avenue, Moorebank and via our online auction platform, Simulcast on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00am (AEST). People will be able to view the cars on Thursday, April 11 from 12:00pm AEST. For more details, please click here or contact Eric Kravos on 0409 500 221. Ends/.. For further information, please contact: Mathew McAuley – Manheim Public Relations | Mobile: +61 419 333 696 Email: mathew.mcauley@manheim.com.au About Manheim (www.manheim.com.au) As an Australian market leader in the provision of automotive and industrial remarketing services, Manheim offers a comprehensive range of asset management and disposal services. With almost 60 years of experience across a broad range of industry sectors, Manheim delivers high quality services on a national basis to help customers meet their fleet and asset management business objectives. Manheim sells assets such as passenger and commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers, machinery, motorcycles, plant and equipment and written off vehicles in regular weekly and monthly auctions open to both trade and public buyers. Manheim works with dealers, manufacturers, federal and state government agencies, local government, insurers, financiers, rental companies and fleet and leasing companies across Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the company, please visit – www.manheim.com.au   Get the Most Money for Your Vehicle with These 5 Tips on How to Trade in a Car 2019-04-05T08:37:10Z get-the-most-money-for-your-vehicle-with-these-5-tips-on-how-to-trade-in-a-car A car is quite an expensive commodity that people purchase after a lot of saving. However, every car has a service life after which it begins to give trouble while working. Under such circumstances, it becomes difficult for the owners to use the car. Moreover, the vehicle may be beyond repair, or the repair cost may be very high.   That's why car owners often decide to sell their car before it loses its market value. The average service life of a vehicle is 12 years. Hence, it is advisable that individuals should plan to sell it before the problems start emerging in the car and it becomes difficult to sell. Also Read: What Are The Wrecking Benefits Adelaide Following are five tips to help you get the best value for your car while trading it in: Know your vehicle – It is essential to know your car thoroughly. By this, we mean that you should know about all its details and features. The model's number, make and other essential functions are information that people consider while purchasing a car. You also have to give information about its insurance and other such legal details. The clearer you are about the car’s features the better will be the chances of its sale. Negotiation – The skill of negotiation is significant while selling your car. This works in two ways. First, do not accept any price that is lower than what your vehicle deserves. Since you are the owner, you will know the worth of your car much better than anyone else. Second, do not be too rigid with the price either. If someone offers you an amount that is close to yours, you can make the deal. However, in both situations do not compromise too much on your profit. Be prepared – You need to be ready to part with your car at any time once you decide to sell it. You must be prepared with the necessary paperwork for the sale of the vehicle. It is done so that you do not waste time to develop the paperwork. Often, people may be ready to buy the car on a particular day, but a delay with the paperwork may allow them to look for other prospects. As a result, you may lose the customer. Take multiple quotes – Do not restrict yourself to just one individual or dealership. You need to take quotes from various places in the market. This is done so that you get the best value for your car.  Documents – The documents that prove your ownership over the car, insurance papers, emission test receipts, etc. are all critical when it comes to selling your vehicle. These are proof that the vehicle you are selling is in a completely legal way and will not implicate the new owners under any circumstances. So use these tips to trade your car for the best value available in the market. An easy way to get in touch for any vehicle recycling or removal permanently that can be done with the online using our contact form of Adrwreck.com.au. Also, free removals will help you out where towing and obligation are completely free.  VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T04:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 Prestige Public Vehicle Auction – Rare Opportunity to Purchase Exclusive Luxury and Exotic Vehicles 2019-02-19T00:11:29Z prestige-public-vehicle-auction-rare-opportunity-to-purchase-exclusive-luxury-and-exotic-vehicles-7 One of Australia’s leading automotive auctioneers, Manheim, is holding an evening prestige vehicle auction on Thursday, February 21 at 6:00pm AEDT. The auction is a regular event in the sales calendar in Melbourne and will kick off with around 70 late model prestige and luxury vehicles offered for sale to members of the public. Interested car buyers shouldn’t miss this chance to buy a prestige vehicle at a great price. While a 2 door high performance sports car might not suit your lifestyle, Manheim’s prestige auction always features a great range of premium and luxury hatches, sedans, wagons and 4 wheel drives. It’s a great opportunity to pick up any style of luxury vehicle with a wide range of late model, low km cars including McLaren, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Some of the stand out vehicles include – 2012 Audi R8 Spyder - described as a thoroughbred supercar, in beautiful condition with just 46,209km showing 1957 Chevrolet Belair 2D pillarless Coupé - an American icon is a rare import and comes with the trademark gold "V" and stainless steel infills. Under the bonnet you'll find a 5.7 L nat. aspirated V8 engine and with just 13,876km 2016 McLaren 650s Spider 2D Cabriolet  - the British supercar with just 3,800kms on the clock and trademark scissor doors 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo 2D Coupé – can’t go past a Lambo, with only 27,188km on the clock 2017 Lexus LC500h V6 2D Coupé - boasts Lexus' high performance hybrid technology and a remarkably low 6,371km on the clock  Anthony Poci, General Manager for Manheim in Melbourne, said “Our latest Prestige auction has a great line up of outstanding vehicles on offer and we expect huge public interest in our sale on February 21. We have some stand out vehicles including a McLaren 650s Spider and a Lamborghini Gallardo. We also have a lot of great BMW’s and Mercedes-Benz vehicles on offer.” Many of the vehicles are being sold on behalf of financiers and corporate. Prospective buyers can view content of the featured cars on Manheim’s Facebook page. The auction will commence at 6.00pm at Manheim, located at 4 Gordon Luck Ave, Altona North. Members of the public are welcome to inspect the vehicles during the weekdays leading up to the auction. All vehicles are listed on the Manheim website, with detailed information, photographs and online catalogues available for viewing. Vehicles will also be available to purchase online with the auction ‘Simulcast’ live over the internet, allowing buyers to participate in the physical auction online. To find out more about this auction or the vehicles on offer, please call Jonathan Ciantar on 0400 717 712. Ends/.. For further information, please contact: Mathew McAuley – Manheim Public Relations | Mobile: +61 419 333 696 Email: mathew.mcauley@manheim.com.au   About Manheim (www.manheim.com.au)   As an Australian market leader in the provision of automotive and industrial remarketing services, Manheim offers a comprehensive range of asset management and disposal services. With almost 60 years of experience across a broad range of industry sectors, Manheim delivers high quality services on a national basis to help customers meet their fleet and asset management business objectives.   Manheim sells assets such as passenger and commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers, machinery, motorcycles, plant and equipment and written off vehicles in regular weekly and monthly auctions open to both trade and public buyers. Manheim works with dealers, manufacturers, federal and state government agencies, local government, insurers, financiers, rental companies and fleet and leasing companies across Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the company, please visit – www.manheim.com.au Manheim to offer 500+ hail affected cars in Sydney auction 2019-02-04T01:26:00Z manheim-to-offer-500-hail-affected-cars-in-sydney-auction One of Australia’s leading automotive auctioneers, Manheim is offering the public a chance to buy hail damaged vehicles from the recent hail storm in Sydney. Commencing Saturday, February 9 at 9:00am, over 500 cars are up for auction. These vehicles are all driveable and repairable and ‘non-WOVR’ (not on the ‘written off vehicle register). Makes on offer include near new Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Kia, Holden and Mazda – along with many more.  The auction provides a fantastic opportunity for the public to purchase a damaged vehicle for a great price. “The hail storm impacted our site heavily just before Christmas as well as many cars on our property and the Sydney region. Now we are offering a huge range of cars for people to purchase. The added bonus for customers is that all these driveable vehicles can be repaired and are non-WOVR,” said General Manager of Manheim NSW, Daniel O’Brien. As part of the massive one day only auction, four auction lanes will be running. Each lane will be dedicated to specific cars up for sale, including lanes for prestige vehicles, near new vehicles and miscellaneous makes and models of various ages. The auction will take place at 144 Moorebank Avenue, Moorebank and via our online auction platform, Simulcast on Saturday, February 9 at 9:00am (AEDT). People will be able to view the cars on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. For more details, please click here or contact Corey Sayer on 0408 146 660 or Benjamin Newbury on 0498 880 422.   Ends/.. For further information, please contact: Mathew McAuley – Manheim Public Relations | Mobile: +61 419 333 696 Email: mathew.mcauley@manheim.com.au   About Manheim (www.manheim.com.au) As an Australian market leader in the provision of automotive and industrial remarketing services, Manheim offers a comprehensive range of asset management and disposal services. With almost 60 years of experience across a broad range of industry sectors, Manheim delivers high quality services on a national basis to help customers meet their fleet and asset management business objectives.   Manheim sells assets such as passenger and commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers, machinery, motorcycles, plant and equipment and written off vehicles in regular weekly and monthly auctions open to both trade and public buyers. Manheim works with dealers, manufacturers, federal and state government agencies, local government, insurers, financiers, rental companies and fleet and leasing companies across Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the company, please visit – www.manheim.com.au   ORIX Australia launches MOOV Vehicle Acquisition Platform for SMEs 2019-01-30T02:33:17Z orix-australia-launches-moov-vehicle-acquisition-platform-for-smes Sydney, Australia – January 30, 2019 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) has launched an Australian industry-first, end-to-end online vehicle acquisition platform designed specifically for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including sole traders. The new platform, MOOV, enables Australian SMEs to view and compare vehicle specifications and costs, see financing options at a glance, and order the vehicle. SMEs can now do this all online at their leisure, wherever they are, reducing common frustrations with acquiring a vehicle. “Australia is home to 2.1m[1] SMEs and sole traders, many of which need a simple and reliable way to acquire vehicles; MOOV was created specifically for those companies as they simply don’t have the time to visit dealers to compare vehicles or wait in call centre queues to discuss available financing options,” said Mary Moran, General Manager – Business Solutions, ORIX Australia. “By moving the entire process online, SMEs can reduce the hassle involved in the traditional vehicle buying process, while benefiting from ORIX’s fleet expertise and nationwide fleet-buying power.” MOOV provides a range of financing options including finance lease, operating lease, business vehicle loan or buying outright. Leasing provides SMEs with cash flow predictability and may free up capital that can be better invested elsewhere in the business. Regardless of the financing option selected, associated vehicle related expenses, such as fuel, tolls and scheduled maintenance, can be bundled together with the lease payments into a single monthly itemised invoice for convenience and transparency. “We want to provide a more efficient experience for all of our SME customers,” said Moran. “Recent news of tightening credit conditions may lead them to consider financing options beyond traditional sources. The flexibility of our MOOV platform, backed with our expertise in fleet solutions, provides SMEs with an easy and transparent way to explore flexible financing options to meet tomorrow’s challenges, which for many SMEs, includes a thorough revaluation of what mobility actually means to their business.” <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX is a global diversified financial services organisation listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IX) and Nikkei 225 (TYO: 8591). In Asia Pacific, ORIX is one of the largest fleet management operations in the region. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView customer portal, vehicle pooling and telematics platforms, we work with our clients to get more value from their vehicles and to manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. [1] ABS Counts of Australian Business 8165.0, Feb 2016 and ASBFEO calculations (excludes nano businesses with no GST role) An unusual Valentine’s gift that shows you care 2019-01-29T04:20:10Z an-unusual-valentines-gift-that-shows-you-care To keep loved ones safer on the road, the perfect gift for him or her is a personal breathalyser. Using fuel cell technology, AlcoSense personal breathalysers provide accurate blood alcohol concentration (BAC) readings and are easy to use, compact and affordable. Suitable for all drivers and cyclists, they have a simple one-button operation to provide fast, accurate readings to three decimal places. Not only ideal for checking readings after a romantic Valentine’s dinner, using an AlcoSense breathalyser after a big night out will pick up BAC readings “the morning after”, even as low as .001, so P platers would be best to wait until all alcohol is out of their system before they drive. No-one wants to lose their licence, cop a hefty fine and then have to install an interlock device after eventually getting their licence back, so this gift to a loved one will help prevent this from happening. All AlcoSense breathalysers from Andatech are eligible for a lifetime warranty covered under the AlcoSense guarantee, which provides peace of mind that the device will keep providing accurate results time after time. AlcoSense personal breathalysers range with price from $219 to $449. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ suggested caption for photo: Think of your loved one this Valentine’s Day and give them a gift that may help save lives, not to mention a hefty fine and loss of licence! Media Enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, on (+61)03 9803 2588 Now Representing Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta 2019-01-16T03:06:41Z now-representing-terry-shields-toyota-parramatta 360 PR are thrilled to announce that effective immediately they will be representing Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta. A family-owned new and used car dealership located in the heart of Auto Alley Church Street Parramatta. The team at Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta have a car for every driver in the family, from the kids first car, to eco-friendly hybrids, versatile SUVs and work vehicles. For further information, interviews, product and images or to request a test drive please contact the 360 PR team - rachel@360pr.com.au or lisa@360pr.com.au Tyre Compare Pty Ltd 2018-12-24T04:17:30Z tyre-compare-pty-ltd-1 We are Australia's most reviewed tyre website.Find the best deals local to you.  No credit card required.  Pay after fitment. Find us: https://www.tyrecompare.com.au/ Australian Auto Dealers highly concerned about margin compression and consumer confidence, according to new Cox Automotive Australia Survey 2018-11-08T23:02:58Z australian-auto-dealers-highly-concerned-about-margin-compression-and-consumer-confidence-according-to-new-cox-automotive-australia-survey Australian automobile dealers are highly concerned about margin compression and consumer confidence according to insights found in the inaugural Cox Automotive Australia Dealer Sentiment Index (CAADSI) released today. While they were less than impressed with trading conditions in the first six months of 2018, dealers were slightly more optimistic about the rest of the year at the time of the survey. The half yearly survey, launched by Cox Automotive in conjunction with the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA), seeks to understand dealer perceptions of current retail auto sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “strong,” “average” or “weak.” The survey also asks dealers to rate business conditions with a focus on new and used-car sales as well as parts and service. It looks at a variety of key drivers including consumer traffic, inventory levels and price pressures. Responses are used to calculate an index where any number over 50 indicates that more dealers view conditions as strong rather than weak. Key Survey Takeaways ·         Dealers responding to survey had a low to moderate reaction to the market in the first six months of the year, with an indexed score of 36. However, future projections (second half of 2018) are stronger with an indexed score of 41. ·         Customer traffic to dealerships was rated as below average with a score of 32, with 46% of the dealers who responded rating dealership traffic as ‘weak’. ·         The news doesn’t get any better with respect to dealer profitability, with more than 50% of respondents describing profits as ‘weak’ resulting in an indexed score of only 30 out of 100. Cox Automotive Australia’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Mathew McAuley, said “The poor view of the first six months was no doubt heavily influenced by a number of other factors. Surveyed dealers cite strong pressure to lower prices (index score of 80), combined with rising costs and growing inventory levels. 62% of dealers told us that the cost of running their dealership had increased since the start of the year and 42% told us their new car stock levels had increased.” One of the lowest indexed scores was in relation to the dealer’s view of the new vehicles sales environment, recording a low score of only 28. Used vehicles fared much better with an indexed score of 42 with 50% of dealers describing the used sales environment as ‘fair’ and 17% as ‘good’, which was evidenced by stable used vehicle inventory levels. Matt continued, “The survey also looks at profit levels within different departments at the dealership and we found dealers had a fairly negative view of their F&I profitability over the last six months. With an indexed score of 33, half the surveyed dealers rated F&I profitability as ‘poor’. In light of the ASIC changes to finance rules coming into play on November the first this year, this is not surprising. They did however have a far more positive view of parts (index score of 59) and service (index score of 66) which means they see the aftersales area in a far more optimistic light than the new and used car departments when it comes to delivering results to the bottom line.” Factors Holding Back Business The survey also asked dealers to rate the top factors holding back their businesses in the first six months of the year. Coming in at top spot was margin compression which 73% of responding dealers cited as the number one reason affecting their business. Consumer confidence was in second spot at 54% followed closely by rising expenses at 52%. Fourth and fifth spots were hard to split with general market conditions coming in at 51% and restrictions or mandates from OEMs at 49%. “It will be interesting to see how the top 5 compares to the survey results for the second half of the year and to track the overall sentiment figures into 2019. Working with the AADA we plan to survey dealers twice a year and we look forward to publishing more results in early 2019.” Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index Methodology   Data for the Cox Automotive Australia Dealer Sentiment Index research is gathered via an online survey of privately owned and publicly listed franchise auto dealers. Data is used to calculate an index wherein a number over 50 indicates more dealers view conditions as strong or positive rather than weak or negative. The H1 2018 results were based on 92 dealer respondents across the country from August 6th to August 24th, 2018.  This is the first published report.   You can download a full copy of the H1 2018 Cox Automotive Australia Dealer Sentiment Index here.  For further information, please contact: Mathew McAuley Director of Marketing and Communications Cox Automotive Australia & New Zealand e: mathew.mcauley@coxautoinc.com.au     p: +61 3 9922 6293 | m: +61 419 333 696   About Cox Automotive (www.coxautoinc.com) Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com   How NOT to lose your licence this Spring Racing Carnival 2018-10-04T07:01:16Z how-not-to-lose-your-licence-this-spring-racing-carnival Having a couple of drinks and being “a little bit over” means you can still lose your driver’s licence, find your car is impounded, cop a hefty fine and have to fit an interlock device. This Spring Racing Festival do the right thing and check to make sure you are under 0.05 BAC before you get in the car and drive. It’s also advisable to check your reading the next day as many people, including high profile footballers, have been caught out with a “just over” reading more than 12 hours after their last drink. This is extremely important for P-plate drivers who need a zero reading. Determining your BAC reading before you even walk to get into your car is easy with an Andatech AlcoSense personal breathalyser. With a one-button operation, an AlcoSense breathalyser is highly accurate with a fuel cell sensor that provides in seconds a BAC reading to three decimal places and an accuracy of +/-.005%. Like they did during the AFL Grand Final weekend, Victoria Police are sure to have a blitz on, especially around the Melbourne Cup ‘long’ weekend. As part of Operation Scoreboard when the Grand Final was held, the police removed 215 drink and 194 drug drivers from the roads. All Alcosense personal breathalysers are slim and lightweight and fit into the palm of your hand. Prices start from just $219, which is a low-cost and valuable insurance policy that takes the guesswork out of knowing your BAC reading — before the police pull you over to test it for themselves. AlcoSense breathalysers come with a lifetime guarantee*. www.andatech.com.au Ends Note: BAC refers to blood alcohol concentration or blood alcohol content and describes the percentage of alcohol present in an individual’s bloodstream at a particular point in time. It is the key variable that determines whether law enforcement can legally arrest a driver for impairment. * A three-year warranty is extendable up to a lifetime as long as the unit is calibrated every six months. This is provided under the ‘AlcoSense Guarantee’, which applies to all Andatech breathalysers. https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/pages/alcosense-guarantee About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Selection of high res photos available.