Stanislas Besilon, another Renault executive, joins the Gémy . group

Edition 05/18/2022

Discover the image of 290 distribution groups in the catalog 2022

The thirteenth edition of the Directory of Groups is enriched with 16 new operators to count 290 in total, which we present in the form of an individual ID card and in the form of a classification (by sales volume, NV volume and department).

Publishing Editor

Two Wheels: The State Council rejects the idea of ​​a new postponement of technical supervision

Postponed to January 2023 and until suspended by the government last summer, the State Council Chambers judge said, the technical oversight on the two wheels will have to be put in place as planned, on October 1, 2022.

Motorcycles

Sanctions: Facing shortages, Russia lowers auto manufacturing standards

(AFP) – Russia has relaxed standards for car manufacturing on its territory, allowing cars to be produced without ABS or airbags, due to a shortage of electronic components and spare parts due to Western sanctions.

markets

Renault electrical department: ‘The door is always open for Nissan’

(AFP) – “The door will always be open for Nissan” to invest in Renault’s electric division, which could become a separate entity or even eventually join it, Luca de Meo, managing director of the French manufacturer, said Monday.

builders

T&E warns against double-talk for manufacturers and calls for a ban on heat use in 2035

T&E coordinated the signing of a joint letter by 26 companies asking MEPs and representatives of European governments to “show leadership” and vote to ban combustion engines, including hybrids, for 2035. Three “taken from war” signed by the auto sector: Volvo and Ford and rental plan. T&E believes manufacturers have a “double rhetoric” and points to Zipse’s letter to Macron as evidence.

builders

PLD Automobiles Group has opened a battery repair center in Aix-en-Provence

The PLD Group now repairs batteries for Volkswagen Group models in its Audi workshop in Aix-en-Provence. Its schedule is already full until the end of June, notably due to the recall in the PHEV range.

Networks

Dombrovskis says the EU will not ease its climate targets because of the war in Ukraine

(Reuters) – European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Tuesday that the European Union does not plan to relax its target of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources due to the invasion of Ukraine.

markets

After Renault’s departure, Russia wants to relaunch a Soviet-era brand

(Reuters) – The Soviet-era car brand Moskvich could make a surprising return to Russia as Moscow takes over Renault-owned assets after the French carmaker pulled out of the country.

builders

Elizabeth Bourne, “woodworker” with a crown from the left

PARIS (Reuters) – Experienced, competent, hard-working left-winger: Joining Matignon on Monday, Elizabeth Bourne became the second woman to lead a French government since Edith Cresson in the early 1990s.

around the car

Dajbari rejects the charges against him after announcing his departure from the private sector

(Reuters) – Jean-Baptiste Jabbari, the outgoing government’s transport official whose appointment was announced as director of start-up Hopium on Monday even before the executive’s resignation, spoke on Tuesday of an “opportunity to straighten out” and affirmed their respect for the rules of this startup in the private sector.

markets

Daimler Trucks: Strong demand should mitigate the impact of higher prices

(Reuters) – Higher commodity prices and inflationary pressures may affect the second quarter of the year, Daimler Truck said on Tuesday, but the group plans to continue moving costs to customers amid record demand.

builders

Cosmobilis completes acquisition of Ucar and appoints Christophe Pinault, CEO

On Tuesday, May 17, The Cosmobilis Group completed the acquisition of 67% of Ucar’s share capital via Goa LCD. Christophe Pinault, Director of Strategy and Mobility at Cosmobilis Group has become the Managing Director of Ucar.

Networks

Network category

Cosmobilis completes acquisition of Ucar and appoints Christophe Pinault, CEO

On Tuesday, May 17, The Cosmobilis Group completed the acquisition of 67% of Ucar’s share capital via Goa LCD. Christophe Pinault, Director of Strategy and Mobility at Cosmobilis Group has become the Managing Director of Ucar.

05/18/2022

PLD Automobiles Group has opened a battery repair center in Aix-en-Provence

The PLD Group now repairs batteries for Volkswagen Group models in its Audi workshop in Aix-en-Provence. Its schedule is already full until the end of June, notably due to the recall in the PHEV range.

05/18/2022

Bymycar Group acquires Nissan in Cannes and Antibes

Bymycar Group will bring together Nissan dealerships in Nice, which it acquired at the end of 2021, and Cannet and Antibes, which it will soon acquire, in the same geographical area.

05/17/2022

VBER: European regulation terms welcomed by networks

The new provisions of the European Regulation for the Exemption of Distribution Agreements adopted by the European Commission on 10 May have been well received by the professional organization representing distributors. Clarifications from Mobilians and Mark Bruchet, Branch President, Vice President Distributors.

05/16/2022

VBER: Final text approved by the European Commission states “dual pricing” but not hybrid platforms

On Tuesday, May 10, the commission published the final text of the Vertical Convention Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the guidelines outlining its interpretation. The main novelties compared to the current situation: a different wholesale price between sales in stores and on the Internet, a restriction on the exchange of information in the case of direct sales (dual distribution), a ban on the supplier from managing the online platform on behalf of its network. Details of these changes and comments from Joseph Vogel and Christian Bourgogne.

05/12/2022

The founder of the Renault Retail Group in Angers has passed on to the flag of Jean Royer Motors

The Renault-Dacia distribution in Angers was sold by RRG to the Jean Rouyer Automobiles group. The enterprise employs 121 people and sells 4,600 new and used vehicles.

05/03/2022

Ineos reveals the names of the first five signatories to its dealership contract for the distribution of Grenadier 4×4

Following the Neubauer Group in Paris, the Willermin, BymyCar, Alessandria and 4×4 specialist groups have been enticed by an Ineos dealership contract that will allow them to distribute the Grenadier 4×4 from the end of this year.

27/04/2022

Ford Trucks is a new player in the French truck market

The US-Turkish Ford Trucks brand enters France with the ambition of capturing 5% of the market by 2025. It is imported by Ford distributors, however it will be distributed by specialists in heavy goods vehicles. Interview with Christophe Pastiner, Director of Sales and Network, F-Trucks France.

04/26/2022

Sharp rebound in Parot Group profitability in 2021

The Parot Group has reduced the aileron since 2019, cutting 59% of its VP turnover, to €185 million. On the other hand, it has regained its profitability for three consecutive semesters, with a net profit of 3.3 million euros for the whole of 2021.

04/26/2022

Jean-Claude Puerto and Carlos Gómez (Honors and Cosmobilis): “Pooling investments at the largest scale is key to accelerating the transformation”

By acquiring Ucar, Cosmobilis acquires rare skills in the distribution world. As Carlos Gomez (CEO of Cosmobilis) pointed out in this interview, making an expensive asset like a car profitable over very short periods of time requires specific expertise and innovation. He and Jean-Claude Puerto (Founder and CEO of Ucar) explain the ideas that led to this convergence.

04/20/2022

Fast Shipping: Chopard Group has set up a joint venture with Electra

The Chopard Group is diversifying its activity by creating a joint venture with Electra, in order to deploy fast charging stations in the car parks of its concessions. This year, eight agents will be equipped with 56 charging points worth €4 million.

04/20/2022

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