Julien Laronze, Sales and Aftermarket Marketing Director France and Maghreb of NGK Spark Plugs

Julien Laronze, Sales and Aftermarket Marketing Director France and Maghreb of NGK Spark Plugs



Edition of 06/10/2022

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To analyse

The Bernier group has taken over the Opel dealership in Etampes

Denis Bernier is expanding his offer at Etampes by taking over the Opel dealership from Alain Baudrey, who will remain in charge of the site’s new and used vehicle sales.


One hundred cars on the Peugeot Citroën DS Adventure auction program

Aguttes has just put the catalog of its next auction organized in partnership with Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS online. It will take place, as in 2020, in Sochaux, on October 23rd.

Around the car

The change in Stellantis vehicle logistics turns into a fiasco

A new logistics organization for the delivery of vehicles in Europe of the Peugeot, Citroën and Opel brands was set up in France at the beginning of July. The transfer from Gefco to CAT VM is accompanied by a series of incidents with a significant number of “lost” cars, some of which are already registered…


SAG France (industrial vehicle tanks) in receivership

(AFP) – The manufacturer of aluminum and steel tanks for industrial vehicles SAG France, based in L’Horme (Loire), was placed in receivership on Wednesday, we learned from concordant sources.

Equipment manufacturers

Gotion and One plan to build two battery factories in Michigan

(Reuters) – Chinese battery maker Gotion High Tech and Michigan-based start-up Our Next Energy (One) will open two new electric vehicle battery factories worth a total of $4 billion in the Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday.

Equipment manufacturers

Germany will subsidize the purchase of electricity to the tune of 13 billion euros

(Reuters) – Germany will subsidize electricity bills next year by paying just under 13 billion euros in fees charged by the four high-voltage transmission network companies, the Minister of Energy said on Wednesday. economics, Robert Habeck.

Around the car

Italian unions want more than 8% pay rise at Stellantis

(Reuters) – Italian unions representing workers at Stellantis, Ferrari, Iveco and CNH Industrial will seek a pay rise of more than 8% for 2023 to help cover soaring energy and food bills.

Human ressources

United States: car transporters ask for a 10% increase in the weight limit to be able to deliver electric vehicles

(Reuters) – Auto hauliers are pressuring the Biden administration to increase truck weight limits on U.S. highways so they can haul more electric vehicles, which the industry is fiercely opposed to railway and safety advocates who argue that heavier loads are significantly more dangerous.


Category Appointments

Agostino Mazzocchi new director of B2C sales for Michelin Northern Europe

Agostino Mazzocchi becomes director of B2C sales for Michelin’s Northern Europe region, succeeding Theres Gosztonyi.


Alexander Eisl new Chief Information Officer of Skoda Auto

Alexander Eisl joins Skoda Auto as Chief Information Officer, succeeding Klaus Blüm.


Change in the management of Mercedes-Benz Vans

Francesco Ciancia joins Mercedes-Benz Vans as Head of Operations, succeeding Ingo Ettischer.


Olivier Foucourt new director of the bus & coach division of Man Truck & Bus France

The management of the bus & coach division of Man Truck & Bus France placed under the responsibility of Olivier Foucourt, succeeding Frantz Perre.


Emmanuel Bret appointed Managing Director of Fisker France and Benelux

Since September 2022, Emmanuel Bret has joined Fisker in the newly created position of Managing Director France and Benelux.


Matt Barrick new Managing Director of CarSupermarket.com

The general management of CarSupermarket.com, a subsidiary of Aramis Group, entrusted to Matt Barrick, succeeding Stephen Butterley.


Two new Stellantis representatives on the Aramis Group Board of Directors

Xavier Duchemin and Sophie le Roi have been appointed directors representing Stellantis on the board of directors of Aramis Group, succeeding Lucie Vigier and Marc Lechantre respectively.


Nathalie Aubin, new deputy general manager of Toosla

Nathalie Aubin has been appointed Deputy Managing Director in charge of Toosla’s fleet and operations, succeeding Panayotis Staïcos.


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