The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-06-23T02:12:32Z COVID-19 Update: Metro Car Removal Sydney Is Open for Business 2020-06-23T02:12:32Z covid-19-update-metro-car-removal-sydney-is-open-for-business Looking to sell your car during this Corona virus pandemic? It can be quite a challenge to find a buyer in these times of social distancing. Metro Car Removal is a Cash for Vehicles company in Sydney that buys cars of all makes and conditions. We are open and available during these trying times. Our business model enables us to buy cars for cash with little physical contact necessary, making it safe and secure for car sellers to sell their vehicles to us. To know more about our business and how we operate, read on. Sell Your Car for Cash While Practising Social Distancing At Metro Car Removal, we make it possible for you to sell your car while practising social distancing. Your safety is our priority and so we’ve taken all the necessary precautions following the COVID-19 guidelines. Moreover, our business model is designed in such a way that physical contact is minimal at best. Here’s how our Car Removal process works: ·         Just give us a call to have your car valuated and get a free quote for it. Yes, we valuate cars over the phone. There is no need for you to bring the car over to us for an inspection. Simply give us a call and provide a detailed description of the vehicle to be sold. ·         Based on the condition of the vehicle, we will provide you with an accurate and honest quote for it. It only takes us minutes to valuate and provide a quote. Once that’s done, you can then choose a time and date for the Car Removal. ·         Our team will come to your location to pick up the vehicle and tow it over to our yard. The payment will be made via EFTS at the time of collection. As you can see from the above step-by-step process, there is very minimal contact involved when you sell your car to us. Most of the process is handled over the phone, so you have nothing to worry about. You can sit in the comfort of your home and have your car sold for top cash today! Top Benefits of Selling Your Car to Metro Car Removal ·         We offer Free Car Removals Sydney wide ·         We pay up to $7,000 Cash for Cars ·         We will buy your car whether it’s old, damaged, wrecked or unwanted ·         We offer Free paperwork Ready to turn your old car into hot cash? Contact Metro Car Removal on 0422 600 833. It’s Business as Usual for Paul Car Removal During COVID-19 2020-06-23T01:58:37Z it-s-business-as-usual-for-paul-car-removal-during-covid-19 Many businesses are finding it hard to stay open due to the COVID-19 situation. For some others like Paul Car Removal, a Cash for Cars Company in Sydney, it’s business as usual. This is because Paul Car Removal’s unique business model makes it possible for car sellers in Sydney to sell their cars for cash right from their homes. So, they can abide by the COVID-19 guidelines and still manage to get their car sold for top cash! Sounds like a win-win situation. Paul Car Removal’s Business Model Aligns With COVID-19 Restrictions The reason our business has been doing well even during such trying times is because our business model is perfect to ensure social distancing while selling your car. The last thing car sellers want to do during the COVID-19 pandemic is to meet with potential buyers to negotiate price on their vehicles. It’s not safe to do so. But what if we told you there was an alternative way to get your car sold? One that can be done over the phone? Yes, it’s true. Paul Car Removal allows car sellers to get instant free quotes for their cars over the phone itself. You don’t have to even step out of your home to get your car valuated. Simply call us on 0466 879 131 and we’ll give you a quick quote for your car. Once you have a quote from us, we let you pick the date and time for the Car Removal. Since we service Sydney wide, we’ll come to you to collect the car no matter where you’re located. Paul Car Removal also offers free paperwork for your convenience and to speed up the sales process. When you sell your car to us, you are assured of a safe and secure sale with minimal contact that pays top dollar. Strapped for Cash Because of the Corona Virus Pandemic? Sell Your Car for Cash to Us Today If you’re in a tight spot financially and are looking for ways to make some quick cash, one smart way to do it is to Sell Your Unwanted Car For Cash. Do you have an old or damaged car collecting dust in your garage? Now’s the time to sell it for cash to Paul Car Removal, a Cash for Cars Company. We provide honest and accurate cash offers for cars of all makes and conditions. So, don’t hesitate to pick up your phone and give us a call at 0466 879 131. Scrap Your Car for Top Cash in Sydney and Pickup is Free! 2020-06-18T02:42:16Z scrap-your-car-for-top-cash-in-sydney-and-pickup-is-free Are you keeping the vehicle that is parked in your garage for years and have no idea how to get rid it off? Or Have you recently met with the accident and your vehicle got totalled? Is your vehicle maintenance surpassing your monthly expenses and going bad? Whatever the case, if you are in Sydney, you need to get in touch with Mega cars removal who offer top cash for cars, trucks, vans, Utes, SUV’s, 4wd in any condition and provide same day car removal service across Sydney, NSW. Mega Cars Removal has been operating since 1985 The company started in 1985 and keep flourishing. All we have earned is experience, respect from customers and statistics from the auto market in Australia. We have been servicing entire New South Wales, including all suburbs. Free Car Valuations Estimated by Our Expert Auto Dismantlers Do not trust on online car valuation calculators in Australia, otherwise you might end up getting ripped. Try our free car valuation section where you will get the human operated free cash estimations. Remember, all of our quotes are 100% obligation free and we are more than happy to beat any price in Sydney by 10%. How Much You Can Get for Your Car in Sydney?  You can get up to $7’000 Cash for Car on the spot. Basically, the price depends on 3 factors – -         Current condition of the vehicle -         Vehicle’s make and model -         Age or the KM has done Same Day Pickup’s Sydney Wide We service NSW wide, however, can offer same day and free car removal service across Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Seven Hills, Richmond, Ultimo, Bankstown, Penrith, Parramatta and more. Commercial Vans, Trucks, SUVs and 4wds New addition in 2020, we have been paying even more for commercial vehicles. Get up to $12’000 Cash for commercial trucks, vans, Utes or any kind of similar vehicles. For the estimations of commercial vehicles, we must need to visit the location where the vehicle is parked and our car valuation experts will give you price straightaways. No Paperwork Hassles Customer satisfaction is our priority that’s why we look after the vehicle’s paperwork on your behalf. All you need to let us know the current situation of the vehicle, whether it's registered or not. Contact & Sell Your Car to Sydney Wreckers Today Give us a call or visit our website and fill a quotation form on our website called “get an instant quote” and we will get back to you with the estimation within 24 hours or sooner. As the economy opens up, call volumes into automotive dealers are up 104% 2020-06-17T20:05:02Z as-the-economy-opens-up-call-volumes-into-automotive-dealers-are-up-104 Monthly call volumes in the automotive industry increased a staggering 104% in May, according to Australia’s leading call tracking and analytics company, WildJar. Based on call volumes on over 600 dealers, WildJar experienced the largest monthly call volume ever recorded across its automotive clients. On a year-on-year comparison, call volumes increased 156%. In today’s age of digital marketing, the car buying journey of customers has evolved. Dealers have come to accept that customers are no longer coming into the showroom to start their purchasing journey. Instead, customers are doing most of their research (and decision-making) online, long before they enter a dealership. “The increase in call volumes reflects this transition with customers and dealers moving to e-commerce based solutions and with the onset of COVID-19, this transition has been fast-tracked with dealers’ websites and their ability to handle customer calls being more important than ever.” says WildJar CEO, James O’Neill. “The focus should be on enhancing the customer’s online and call experience, and giving the customer the tools they need to seamlessly make a decision and ultimately purchase a vehicle," continued O’Neill. “We have always championed data around the customer’s buying journey, where consumers do all their research online and then they purchase offline. There is definitely a paradigm shift in the acceptance to purchase online,” continued O’Neill. Through its call tracking analytics, WildJar has discovered a large blind spot for dealers when a customer transacts with them on their websites. “For dealers that are already tracking their inbound phone calls, we are seeing a large number of customers abandoning the ‘cart’ at purchase or deposit point and calling the dealership to complete the purchase over the phone,” stated O’Neill. WildJar’s technology provides the ability for dealers to ‘attribute’ offline phone calls to the customer’s online journey and help improve (and further prove) the strength of the e-commerce model, by showing that the ‘offline’ phone transaction started on the dealer’s website e-commerce channel. Similar trends can also be seen in other digital platforms, with automotive classifieds and dealer websites also recording all-time-high audiences in May. These sizeable increases in research and online activity comes at a time when social distancing measures have been eased and many buyers are re-evaluating their transport preferences. Local search enquiry call volume is also a major contributor to volume increases, with 67% of volume being generated by local search listings and Google My Business.   “This confirms and reinforces our data that there is a genuine intent to purchase, with consumers working from home and spending more time online researching,” says O’Neill.  “We are only recording around 2 percent of consumers calling multiple dealerships for sales related enquiry,” continues O’Neill. “Giving each customer a fantastic and memorable first impression over the phone is now more important than ever, as these consumers who are calling you are ready to buy.”  About WildJar   WildJar helps businesses become wildly successful by providing cutting edge voice and SMS solutions. Founded in 2016, WildJar has helped more than 4,000 companies drive revenue and connect their customer’s journey online to their purchasing behaviour offline. Finally, businesses and marketers have complete attribution and analytics to measure call outcomes and ROI. With WildJar’s Voice Platform, businesses get granular campaign attribution to understand why customers are calling, real-time intelligence about who’s calling and analyse what’s being said during conversations to improve outcomes. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY’s action related to the recession of GM in Sydney! 2020-06-11T06:46:53Z cash-for-cars-sydney-s-action-related-to-the-recession-of-gm-in-sydney BBC News 17 February 2020: “General motors will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operation in Australia and New Zealand by next year” said the American car giant. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY has achieved a report that shows the American General Motors Company will soon end their works in Australia. Meanwhile, 2020 transforms have led to the recession of the majority of car industries in the world. Year of COVID-19 which the majority of car companies end their work and closed. The crises of coronavirus had not yet ended meanwhile In the United States, a giant protest was sparked by the murder of a black man who had a hot topic of discrimination. “Afterward, because of ending General motors' product in Australia, we have started collecting any type of vehicles which is less demanded anymore,” said Thomas Russel manager of CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY (one of the best car removal service provider company in Sydney) also he added that they will provide their CASH FOR CAR and CAR REMOVAL services with a new principle so that car owners sell their cars for top cash with a stress-free deal. Likewise, this action will lead to car owners to have a new model car instead of maintaining an outdated car. The report announced while the majority of General Motors’ customers got shocked in Australia and New Zealand. Likewise, Holden's car is one of the products of General Motors that might bring changes to its price. Meanwhile, Holden is one of the most popular cars in Australia. But, what happened after three years of manufacturing it gets down. A statement posted on GM's website, chief executive Mary Barra said: "I've often said that we will do the right thing, even when it's hard, and this is one of those times." The good news is that CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY announced that they offer its CASH FOR CAR and CAR REMOVAL services in all Sydney and its suburb to purchase any type of vehicle for top dollar. What would be the consequence of retired GM companies in Australia? CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY quoted from BBC “there would some rise into the price of GM’s new product and also the reason of retired is because of off-days many of their employees lost their job” What would be the reaction of Australian government officials related to GM? Well, the report shows many Australian officials disagree with closing such a multinational company because it was beneficial for the economy of this country. In response to the news, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "I am disappointed but not surprised. But I am angry like I think many Australians would be. "Australian taxpayers put millions into this multinational company. They let the brand just wither away on their watch. Now they are leaving it behind," he added This market was profitable for the GM since it was established but, if we look to the background of this company we would realize that it was the oldest company in the car industry. Added Thomas Russel Manager of CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY. In conclusion, with the retiring of GM Company in Australia and New Zealand many of their employees lost their jobs, and also this multinational company was good economic support in Australia. Afterward, GM Company would accelerate its focus on other countries' markets. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY which is a CAR REMOVAL service provider in Sydney announced that they have started purchasing any scrap Holden, damaged, old, and used car for top dollars plus free towing and paperwork. Contact CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY! Website: www.cash-cars.sydney Phone No. 0402 655 444 E-mail: info@cash-cars.sydney CAH FOR CARS SYDNEY’s action regard to reduce the air pollution in 2020 2020-06-06T05:26:02Z cah-for-cars-sydney-s-action-regard-to-reduce-the-air-pollution-in-2020 By growing of the car industry in Sydney and rising imported cars have changed the face of the city of New South Wales and attenuated the health situation. However, all the cities of the world do not remain safe from the consequences of not observing health and environmental issues. But, one thing that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought is to reduce air pollution at the level of the whole city and society. One thing that should be kept in mind is that after the relief of limitation, we should be careful about the environmental issues. But, fortunately for reconciliation between citizens and the environment, CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY has taken a fundamental decision for environmentally friendly life and to reduce the dangers of not observing the rules of healthcare. It has been many years that CASH FOR CARS Company has a great and regular program related to avoiding wasting unwanted or old cars. It can significantly help all the citizens of New South Wales and its suburbs and they claim that they are sure that their program about collecting vehicles that pollute the environment could be effective. “We have taken series action regard to recycle those vehicles which are the only reason behind air pollution and we are sure that it can help all the people of Sydney, New South Wales,” Said Thomas Russel Sales Manager at CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY Company. According to their program, old vehicles never get wasted instead their owners could receive money out of their old vehicles. Doing this will help decrease air pollution and will lead to creating more opportunities to have a great life. "We also have worked on an awareness campaign and afterword will work tightly for more awareness to people of Sydney New South Wales and will follow these awareness campaigns on all social media. For more effectiveness, we would have such a program in the future until it would be done more effectively. For doing this we have a marketing team that doing their work very nicely. This way we can help our car industry to grow well." continued Thomas Russel There might be one worry to car owners and that is paperwork. Afterword all these documents would be proceeded by CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY Company and there is no way to get worried about that. They also guide applicants in the right way where they can sell their old car and get money out of it without a little disturb on their working schedule. Just enough to let them know if you are seeking to sell your car! Their principle and program are to not let their applicant be worried. Provided that you share car’s details with this company even if that is Vans, SUVs, or whatever that is. They’ll ensure you with their hassle-free services because they have professionals in their team to do this for you. You may less realize recycling. But, it is a normal issue that could help the country’s economy as well as yours. But this part of the work has less waste and needs to pay attention because it is necessary for the cycle of the car industry. No need to be worried this part of the work will be done by modern technologies that have no effect on the environment and CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY’S program is to cover all over Sydney by collecting scrap cars and pay cash for them.  CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY has provided some services for free to encourage people to sell their unwanted cars and purchase new ones instead. You may have heard about CASH FOR CARS for many times but, have not used their services yet. CASH FOR CARS SYDNEY is a recycling company in Sydney that provides Unwanted car removal, used car removal, junk car removal and are looking to remove any rusted car, old, used, secondhand, and damaged or scrap car for top cash and also recommend you that never try to repair an old car many times because it will never fully reset. They pay the maximum dollar for any type of vehicle such as Vans, SUVs and etc. in addition they have some free services for you so that you can use it for saving money. Kiwi Auto Removal Service Update During Covid19 2020-05-05T12:55:17Z kiwi-auto-removal-service-update-during-covid19 NZ and Australia have done a great job to flatten the curve thus far, however, there is no doubt that we have a long way to go and fight against the corona virus. We have to work safe in a way that we don’t invite the second wave of Covid19. Latest News – Auto wreckers have started operating It was more than 4 weeks complete lockdown during level 4 in NZ, that has increased the need to wrecking and removal of unwanted vehicles significantly. Even though, there were not many people driving on the roads, but getting rid of unwanted automobiles, is always counted as an essential process. During level3 and heading to level2, auto wreckers have started providing frequent removal and wrecking services. However, strict rules and guidelines are always under place. How Kiwi Auto Wreckers is Helping People during Covid19 restrictions The cash for cars Wellington crew at Kiwi Auto Wreckers, is very much absorbed to offer you the hassle-free vehicle wrecking and dismantling services during this hard time. We have got the strict guidelines from the government that we have to follow. Kiwi Auto Service updates during level3, Covid19 Online and On Phone Quick Quotes – In order to get the accurate and quick quote, we are encouraging our customers to provide the photos and videos of the vehicles that can help us to find the recent condition of the vehicle. In case, we can’t get you the final price to you online then we can visit you safely and give you cash quote on the spot. Vehicle Valuation – We don’t really need you to get home to process the final assessment of the vehicle. We send our auto dismantler to your location and he can inspect the vehicle’s condition without anyone’s around or by keeping the social distancing rule. Please cooperate with us in this matter. Contact less Cash for Car – Kiwi Auto Wreckers always pay top cash for your car and will always be. However, during this pandemic, we have been asked to do the contactless payments. So, our preferred payment gateway is direct wire transfer at the moment. For your piece of mind, we can process the removal process once you see the funds in your account. Scrap Car Pickup – This is the main service update from Kiwi Auto Wreckers. We are still providing free car removal services across Lower Hutt, Wellington, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Palmerston North, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa district, however, there is a catch. We don’t want to meet you during the pickup process. If you really need to speak with the truck driver then please call him or keep the safe distancing. Dealing with the Paperwork – We are looking after our customers even more than normal days. NZTA is not really answering fast at the moment so we can take care of the vehicle’s paperwork on your behalf and report you once the process is completed. You might also be contacted by NZTA directly. Contact Kiwi Auto Wreckers & Scrap Your Car by Sitting Home! Simply give us a ring on our toll free number 0800 800 721 or see our website https://www.kiwiautowreckers.co.nz/ and fill a quote form and we will try our best to get back to you with the quote, as soon as possible. Keep vehicle details and your personal information handy. Contactless Scrap Car Pickup & Top Cash for Car During Covid19 Level3 2020-05-01T09:39:18Z contactless-scrap-car-pickup-amp-top-cash-for-car-during-covid19-level3 Covid19 has given enough hard times to all New Zealanders since last 4-6 weeks. Finally, NZ is operating under level3 and 400’000 Kiwis are back to the business to help the economy rolling. Good News - Scrap car buyers are back in Business The majority of Auckland auto wreckers are back in business and helping NZ motorists to get rid of their unwanted, scrap, junk, accidentally damaged or mechanically broken vehicles. There are certain rules and regulations need to be taken care of off course. Initially, vehicle dismantling business was considered as an essential business, but later on they had to make it online parts stores only. How Taha Car Collection is Helping People during Covid19 restrictions The car removal Auckland team at Taha Car Collection understands how much difficult time is going on with everyone. So, we have decided to offer the same services but in a more restricted and safe way. Here are some of our services and the way we are offering during Covid19 – Free Cash Quotes – 80% of cases, we can offer the price of your vehicle on phone or email. Sending photos or videos can get you more accurate price of your vehicle. In some rare cases, we might need to do the assessment at your location, but we are keeping it safe for you. Vehicle Assessment – On the occasion of vehicle assessment our auto Dismantlers are maintaining the 5-meter distance and taking care of all the hygienic standards provided by the NZ government. We are just asking customers to park the vehicle where it’s easier making the distance. Cash for Cars – How about keep the same cash, but in your bank account rather than in hand? Yes, we are transferring the money into bank accounts and can send an online receipt of transfer via your email. If you are willing the keep the vehicle during the fund transfers then we can book a next day pickup without any issues. Unwanted Vehicle Pickup – The removal process is still free and always will be. All we want from you, park your vehicle on your driveway and let us know where did you leave the keys for the pickup driver. We are encouraging all of our customers that please don’t bother to meet the driver during vehicle pickup, however you can have a chat from a safe distance if required. Help with the Paperwork – Things are going bit slow with NZTA during Covid19 situation; however, we are more than happy to take care of your vehicle transfer and other paperwork required. The process could take longer than expected but we will make sure that you get the notification from Taha Car Collection once completed. Contact Taha Car Collection – Stay Home, Save Lives! Get a free quote by calling at our toll free number 0800 114 508 or jump onto our website www.tahacarcollection.co.nz and fill up an instant quote from and get the free quote within 24 hours and possible same day removals. 2000 km on a Single Charge: Brighsun's Li-S Batteries to Enter Industrial Trials 2020-04-21T21:32:47Z 2000-km-on-a-single-charge-brighsun-s-li-s-batteries-to-enter-industrial-trials FRANKSTON, AUS, Apr 22, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Lithium batteries will soon power Electric Vehicles (EVs) traveling 2,000 km on a single charge, say the team at Brighsun New Energy. The company is preparing for industrial trials later in the year for a range of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries that can power a cell phone for over a week and can theoretically travel close to 2,000 km on a single charge. The revolution is underway. Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) Battery Technology BreakthroughThrough nearly 8 years of research, the Brighsun team developed lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries with an energy density 5-8 times higher than conventional secondary batteries. According to results from an internationally accredited testing agency (SGS), Brighsun's new technology allows an Li-S battery to keep 91% of its initial capacity after 1,700 cycles at a rate of 2C (being fully charged/discharged in 30 mins). That means the capacity decay per cycle is as low as 0.01%. Even at a more aggressive rate of 5C (being fully charged/discharged in 12.5 mins), Brighsun's Li-S battery retains 74% of its initial capacity after 1,000 cycles (capacity decay per cycle of 0.026%). The cathode energy density for the 1th cycle after activation at charge rate of 1C is 2103.8Wh/kg.Driven by the growing markets world-wide for EVs, the battery industry has explored a range of chemical combinations: lithium iron phosphate, lithium cobalt oxide and, currently, nickel manganese cobalt. However, current battery systems still suffer from the major disadvantages of relatively low energy density, high raw material costs and secondary pollution during recycling.A Game ChangerBrighsun's advanced Li-S chemistry, offering high energy density and resultant low raw material costs, will be a game changer in the EV industry. Li-S batteries also have the potential to become the most promising energy storage systems for future railways, ships and airlines. Industries such as electric supply grid storage, mobile phones, drones and AI will also benefit from dramatically higher energy density storage provided by Brighsun's new battery system.Companies in the US, Germany, Korea and China have been developing Li-S batteries and have achieved promising breakthroughs. However, these systems still face a number of challenges, including volume expansion of cathode materials during cycling, the shuttling effect of polysulfides, and the dendritic growth of lithium on the anode. This results in shorter cycling life and poor fast-charging capability, both major obstacles to their application in the world automotive industry.Brighsun's Revolutionary ApproachBrighsun has patented Li-S battery technology that prevents the generation of polysulfide on the sulfur cathode and effectively suppresses dendritic growth of Li on the anode Li-S, paving the way for Li-S battery use in EVs.The company has already developed processes for the production of cathode materials (electrolytes, separators and lithium sheet anodes), of which the core materials (anodes, electrolytes, and separators) can be produced in batches. Trial production of high-power cells with an expected energy density in excess of 1,000 Wh/kg is about to begin. Brighsun is also developing a solid-state electrolyte compatible with its Li-S system, aiming at further improvements in the cycling life, energy density and safety of its Li-S batteries.Plentiful and Low Cost Battery MaterialsThe main raw materials for Brighsun's Li-S batteries are widely available in Australia, with a supply sufficient for hundreds of years. Indeed, at under AUD100 for 1kWh, the expected production cost of Brighsun-branded 2U Li-S batteries is lower than conventional lithium ion batteries - providing a major boost to the development of electric vehicle and related industries in Australia and around the world.Going ForwardBrighsun is currently in discussion with potential investors in the large-scale trial production of Li-S batteries. The development process for large-scale production is expected to be finished by end-2020, followed by the mass production of Li-S batteries.Brighsun's new energy-dense Li-S battery is expected to accelerate EV take-up around the world, spurred by dramatically improved single-charge travel performance, low cost and long life. Combined with the relative simplicity of EV design compared to internal combustion engine/hybrid vehicles, consumers and the industry alike are set to benefit from lower cost, emission-free transport. At the same time, Brighsun's 2U Li-S batteries offer huge benefits to the mobile phone and solar-electric storage industries, generating dramatic performance improvements in both.About Brighsun EV GroupBrighsun sees its EV technology as a contribution to society's need for more cost effective and less polluting transport. Our Head Office is in Australia and focuses on using new energy technology to produce market ready solutions. Our intellectual property is fully owned by Brighsun and patented in Australia. Our technology comes from our research & development, critical to maintaining our competitive edge. We are building a production base built on our world leading technologies in lithium batteries, and expanding our Zhejiang battery production. For information, please visit http://www.brighsun.com/Index_En.asp.BrighsunSherry XiaoFrankston, Australiakevinhuang@brighsun.comhttp://www.brighsun.com Aston Martin providing PPE to frontline NHS workers 2020-04-14T02:42:57Z aston-martin-providing-ppe-to-frontline-nhs-workers Hi We hope you’re well. Aston Martin has joined the campaign to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline NHS workers during the Coronavirus crisis. The British luxury carmaker is working on a new respiratory protection device, protective visors and gowns. Working with its project partner, Multimatic, Aston Martin is helping the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) to refine and produce a new respiratory protection device. This intubation shield is in simple terms a Perspex box that goes over a patient’s upper body during procedures, protecting the medical staff but also allowing them the access they need to the patient. The design has been turned around in a matter of days and is now being trialled at the Royal London Hospital. Please find a press release below with further information and imagery here. Do let us know if you have any questions. Best, Camilla Aston Martin providing PPE to frontline NHS workers Aston Martin working with Multimatic and the Manufacturing Technology Centre to deliver unique intubation shield for intensive care staff British luxury carmaker developing protective visors and gowns for local hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire Volunteer staff at Aston Martin Works offering emergency vehicle repairs to local NHS staff Gaydon, UK: Aston Martin has joined the campaign to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline NHS workers during the Coronavirus crisis. The British luxury carmaker is working on a new respiratory protection device, protective visors and gowns. One of the most hazardous procedures for intensive care staff treating Covid-19 patients is the intubation and extubation process so an extra layer of protection during respiratory procedures has been sought. Working with its project partner, Multimatic, Aston Martin is helping the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) to refine and produce a new respiratory protection device. This intubation shield is in simple terms a Perspex box that goes over a patient’s upper body during procedures, protecting the medical staff but also allowing them the access they need to the patient. Aston Martin and Multimatic have assisted the MTC by designing and creating a tool so that the Perspex component can be made in one piece, which then allows the boxes to be stacked, taking up less room in busy intensive care wards. Crucially, it also means that the MTC can deliver the boxes at the rate now required by the NHS. Aston Martin is also utilising the state of the art cutting machines at Gaydon, normally used to cut out intricate leather shapes for sports car interiors, to cut out the silicone components that are used in the assembly of the box. This brand new design has been turned around in a matter of days and is now being trialled at the Royal London Hospital. Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive, Andy Palmer, said: “The local community is very important to Aston Martin so we are delighted to be able to help our local hospitals. The frontline NHS workers are protecting us from Covid-19 so we want to do what we can to try to protect them by supplying visors and gowns. Times of crisis are also times of great innovation and we are delighted to be working with Multimatic and the MTC to produce the intubation shield for the intensive care staff. Everyone we approached stepped up without hesitation and they should all be proud.” Multimatic’s Chief Technical Officer, Larry Holt, said: “We were happy to be asked and happy to help with this critical project. Aston Martin and Multimatic have a history of achieving seemingly impossible goals together in the automotive world and this is just that partnership being extended to help the MTC deliver an extremely important, innovative new medical device. We are proud to be involved.” Chief Executive of the MTC, Clive Hickman said: “It is heartening to see the response we had from Aston Martin and Multimatic. To be able to put the sharpest minds and the best technology together to move this project forward at a rapid rate is testament to the British manufacturing industry.” Additionally, using the latest 3D printing technology, the British luxury carmaker will soon be producing 150 protective visors each week. The Aston Martin Design team are working with local Warwick Hospital to develop a protective visor that meets the NHS infection control guidelines. The first batch will hopefully go into production next week and will be assembled in the Aston Martin Design Studio at Gaydon by volunteer staff who are meticulously abiding by the Government’s social distancing guidelines. The first delivery will be loaded into Aston Martin’s most practical car, DBX to be delivered straight after Easter. Every Aston Martin model comes with a hand-crafted interior so the company boasts a highly skilled workforce who can turn their hands to the next challenge. Aston Martin received a direct request for protective gowns from the procurement departments of hospitals local to its headquarters in Warwickshire. After sourcing suitable materials, the company has submitted a sample gown to the NHS with a view to starting production next week. With the people power to produce up to 750 gowns each week (subject to material availability) at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, the company hopes to make a real difference to the frontline workers in local hospitals as soon as possible. Meanwhile, volunteer technicians and back office staff at Aston Martin Works, the heritage home of the brand in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, are running a scheme to offer emergency vehicle repairs to NHS staff at the nearby Milton Keynes University Hospital. The free service, launched at the end of March, is currently averaging around two emergency repairs per day with typical problems ranging from punctures and issues triggering dashboard warning lights to brake pad replacements. The NHS staff using the service simply pay for any required parts, sourced at significantly discounted rates from local parts suppliers. Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, explains: “At this critical time for the NHS, we want to try to do our bit to keep the vital key workers of Milton Keynes hospital on the road if we possibly can. “All the Works team members involved in the project are offering their skills on a voluntary basis, and they are thrilled to be able to give something back to the NHS at this time of unprecedented pressure on hospital staff.” ENDS DEC PR on behalf of Aston Martin astonmartin@decpr.com.au Jennifer Gillis or Camilla Cox Tony Allen Auto Service Recommends Keeping Car Tyres In-Check to Improve Efficiency 2020-04-02T22:15:52Z tony-allen-auto-service-recommends-keeping-car-tyres-in-check-to-improve-efficiency How long does a tank of gas last? Well, according to Manukau based vehicle technicians Tony Allen Auto Service, this all depends on how well-kept your tyres are. Tyre maintenance has a large impact on car performance and will vastly affect how a car runs. In fact, by simply maintaining inflated tyres to the right pressure you will be able to keep petrol costs down and improve how long your car runs on a single tank.  While it may seem obvious, tyres are a part of a car that are too regularly neglected by motorists. It’s not always easy for drivers to tell when they’re cars aren’t functioning as they should but low tyre pressure increases resistance between the car and the road it’s running on. This makes a difference to the energy required to operate the engine and the fuel consumed. Driving with bald or deflated tyres is not only bad for petrol consumption but also immensely unsafe for drivers and others on the road. This is due to the way it may impact braking speed and the driver’s control of the vehicle’s steering. Driving with tyres that aren’t properly cared for can result in delayed response times and consequent collisions.  Tony Allen Auto Service encourages all drivers to get their tyres checked regularly to promote efficiency and ensure safety while out on the roads. Their car service south auckland shop, located in Papatoetoe, provides expert tyre advice, services, and products at an affordable cost. With a well-equipped team of experts, you’re in the best hands with their care. Get in touch with them today via their website: https://taas.co.nz/ for more information.  Riding 20,000km to explore Australia and its spiritual temperature 2020-03-22T18:37:02Z riding-20-000km-to-explore-australia-and-its-spiritual-temperature Nick and Yvette Wynne had only held their motorcycle licences less than 5 years before they took on a 20,000km, around Australia trip in just three months – on a pair of Ducati 1200cc multistradas. Needing a break from the cocoon of city life, never could they have imagined the adventures they would encounter as they circumnavigated Australia and dug deep into its heart over three months in 2017. Not people to do things by halves, Nick the Emergency doctor and Yvette, a not-for-profit manager, had a crack at filming their journey and the result is a unique 12 part reality television series – Holy Rollin’ Downunder – now screening on the Australian Christian Channel (ACCTV), Fridays, 7pm. “It was part escape and part adventure, and the main thing was that we were doing it together. How many married couples of more than 30 years have motorbiked around Australia on matching Ducatis?” said Nick. “And it was just as well considering we were nearly cooked alive riding across Cape Leveque in 48C heat, and got hypothermia while crossing the Blue Mountains – we wouldn’t have made it on our own.” “But it wasn’t just about the scenery or excitement,” said Yvette. “We wanted to use the trip to inspire others to see this great nation of ours and to have a go at life, to have a go at faith. “We also had an inkling of the incredible richness of the Australian people in all their diversity across this remarkable country. We wanted to find out more, to see for ourselves and hear the stories – we weren’t disappointed!” Holy Rollin’ – Downunder not only features some amazing rides and breathtaking scenery, but gets up close and personal with many unique Aussie characters, often in remote corners of Australia – hearing of their hopes, dreams, tragedy and faith. The series began on ACCTV on March 6, 2020 and runs every Friday at 7pm for 12, 30- minute episodes (and is repeated 4.30am Sundays). It is also available to rent or buy through Nick and Yvette’s website – motorcylemissionaries.com.au. Find them also on Instagram @motorcyclemissionaries and on Facebook - Motorcycle Missionaries. Keep your licence with this new vehicle ignition interlock system 2020-03-10T01:14:31Z keep-your-licence-with-this-new-vehicle-ignition-interlock-system Drivers don't have to be prosecuted and ordered by the courts to install an ignition interlock system; they can do it voluntarily for themselves, their partners and their children. Commercial applications for these units are becoming increasingly popular where organisations install them in their company vehicles. However, the most common use is where a car owner has the potential for drink driving but needs their licence for work or the school run, for example. They can’t afford to lose their licence so install a breathalyser that is connected to the ignition and must pass the breath test before the engine starts. Helping keep drivers safer on the roads, Andatech's new ALX3000 ignition interlock breathalyser can be set to zero or programmed to a maximum desired BAC level, such as 0.025, which is below the legal limit and would accommodate approximately one standard drink. With a high level of P-platers involved in road deaths, parents may wish to install one in their child's car to give them greater peace of mind knowing they won't be able to start the car unless they provide a clean breath sample. "Not having drivers on the road who are over the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) level is better for everyone," said Michael D’Angelo, product specialist from Andatech. "Using this interlock device isn't a hassle as it's simple and fast to use. It is also compact and easily concealable so it's not obvious to anyone else,” he said. "A sensible choice for business owners is to install an interlock system in company vehicles, which is seen as responsible in protecting both their employee and their asset." The ALX3000 breathalyser has the ability to store the test results values for up to 100,000 tests. These can be viewed on the sharp OLED display, which shows the status and test result crisply and clearly. Accurate, smart breathalyser A fuel cell sensor provides a precise BAC level along with other sensors that provide accurate readings such as temperature, flow and altitude. An internal buzzer indicates the status and measurement result as sound, indicating when the breath alcohol test has been completed. The result appears shortly after the reading has taken place. Drivers who are over the programmed limit, will have to wait five minutes before they are able to take the test again. Living with an interlock device It doesn't take long to get used to driving with an interlock device. Other people can still drive the car as long as they are under the limit, whether that's a friend or motor mechanic. Using the device is very quick. The driver simply sits in the driver's seat, turns the unit on, blows into the mouthpiece and drives off. Drivers shouldn't be embarrassed they have one fitted, but be honest about their situation and the responsible approach they are taking. The benefits of having an ignition interlock system are many, whether it's for private use or for a company vehicle, with the ultimate achievement of preventing drink-driving. Andatech's ALX3000 breathalyser has an RRP of $1700 and comes with a one-year warranty. It needs to be installed by an auto electrician (additional cost). It is available online from Andatech.com.au. https://andatech.com.au/products/alx3000-interlock-device ends Further enquiries: Issued on behalf of Andatech by WMC Public Relations Pty Ltd. 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/ https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Selection of high res images available: view some in media release attached. Comtruk: the new standard for commercial use pickup and ute trays 2020-03-10T01:09:06Z comtruk-the-new-standard-for-commercial-use-pickup-and-ute-trays Comtruk’s Sport Utility Bed (SUB©) is a load management system that ticks all the right boxes. You’ll save your fleet money, reduce overheads, improve productivity, improve safety, and improve your brand image. The SUB is a game changer. Performance and flexibility     - Safer work practices with easy access to the bed and easier loading, load securing  - Save on operational and commercial costs with increased efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, longer product life  - Strong, durable industrial-grade aluminium alloy  - Integrated steps and handles - Repeatable loading/unloading processes for documented SOPs - Customize for the job and reconfigure for multiple uses The Comtruk SUB, the professional's choice Customise the SUB for your business by attaching accessories to the floor, underside, and perimeter of the bed, as well as the operable gates, and the inside and outside of the rack bars. Safely secure a load using the SUB’s adjustable floor channel tie-down points and strapping from inside the bed. Use the SUB as a mobile work station. Lock the gates into place at 90° to create a workbench; bolt on a saw and get to work. The SUB adapts to the job or industry. Configure it to carry ladders, water tanks, timber, tools, and more. With efficiency and safety built-in, employees can do more, with less effort. Made of industrial-grade aluminium, the SUB is strong, lightweight, and durable, using less fuel and delivering a longer service life. The SUB offers more usable space than a pickup tub or ute tray. It delivers more payload in terms of weight and larger payload in terms of size and volume. Lower one of the gates and load the SUB with a forklift. It fits large pallets the wheel arches of a pickup tub won’t allow. Contact our team to learn more, info@comtruk.com.au. BOC and EWM celebrate decade with Industry 4.0 events 2020-03-03T01:07:51Z boc-and-ewm-celebrate-decade-with-industry-4-0-events Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, celebrated 10 years of partnership with EWM through a series of February events showcasing the latest welding innovations to Australian fabricators and businesses. In partnership with Weld Australia, BOC customers and members of Weld Australia attended ‘Discover the Welding 4.0 revolution’ which featured live welding demonstrations by digital welding experts from EWM, a global market leader in welding technology. Tony Newnham, Head of SPW Group & BOC Welding Business said the event demonstrated how Welding 4.0 techniques can improve profitability and quality for Australian welders. “Welding technology is undergoing revolutionary change with the emergence of more automation and data exchange between machines. “Whether it’s small fabrication jobs or automated robotic applications, BOC understands the need to keep our customers up to speed on the latest developments in digital welding. These technologies are revolutionising how welders deliver quality jobs. Welding operations of all sizes can increase production efficiencies and save money. “We are delighted to have our long-standing partner EWM deliver training in Australia and demonstrate their new range of Titan welding equipment, designed to future-proof welding operations for industry 4.0.” Supervisory Board, President of EWM, Susanne Szczesny-Oßing says that shared values and BOC’s expertise has been key to the successful partnership. “BOC’s technical expertise in welding and EWM’s passion for technology are the perfect combination to help our customers on their journey through this digital revolution. “Welding 4.0 has many benefits such as increased quality welds and improved production efficiency. The customers who attended the event in Sydney got exclusive demonstrations on how welding 4.0 can help them improve efficiencies in their own welding businesses. “To date, our trusted partnership with BOC has led to almost 15,000 EWM welding machines currently being used by customers in Australia and New Zealand, and we look forward to building on this partnership in the future. “The implementation of i4.0 advanced welding technology into Australian manufacturing will deliver significant improvements in profitability, efficiency and quality, “said Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia. “Importantly, it will also make our manufacturing more internationally competitive and lead to industry growth and higher employment,” Crittenden said. New product from EWM As the exclusive distributor of leading German welding brand EWM, BOC now offers EWM’s new range of Titan welding equipment that features Rapid Response Control (RRC), intelligent monitoring and real-time welding data to ensure the highest levels of quality and efficiency. EWM demonstrated their new range of Titan welding equipment to BOC customers and Weld Australia members and will showcase it at a similar event in Brisbane on February 26th. EWM’s Titan welding equipment is now available in Australia. For more information ring 131 262 or visit www.boc.com.au. -ENDS- About BOC: BOC is a subsidiary of Linde plc which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe. The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical environments. For more than a century the company's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in industry and everyday life, including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For further information, see www.boc.com.au. About Linde: Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 sales of $28 billion (€25 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit www.linde.com Further enquiries: Cora Lanigan clanigan@primary-pr.com 0410 206 634