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There’s been a lot of talk about diesel and petrol cars and vans in recent days, following the government’s decision to accelerate its ban on the sales of new ones to 2030. And whilst the media might have you believe that it’s the end of the road for these super-clean, fuel-efficient vehicles, the simple truth is that there’s plenty more miles left in their tanks. Let Carwood explain why…

As a leading remanufacturer of diesel fuel injection systems, turbochargers, engines and rotating electrics, plus new and rewound electric motors and high voltage battery services, we are committed to delivering a sustainable future, and welcome the government’s ambition to drive a cleaner, more energy-efficient world.

We are also pleased to see the increasingly important role that hybrid technologies will play as part of the government’s 10-point green plan. This means that the internal combustion engine (ICE) will still be very much part of the future, even if the ban on new, fully powered diesel and petrol cars and vans is implemented. We say if, because there are still huge barriers to overcome before electric vehicles can and will be adopted mainstream. Factors such as new vehicle cost, driving range and charging times all need to be addressed, and the technology change will need to be supported by sufficient charging infrastructure and power generation country wide. 2040 was an already ambitious target but those plans have just been bought forward by 10 years.

To put the outlook into context; in 2025, around 95% of vehicles sold are still expected to have an ICE. Even if new electric vehicles grow at an unparalleled rate to make up 30% of sales by 2030, that still leaves 70% powered by some form of ICE. Whilst the numbers continue to fluctuate, in what seems like an ever changing landscape, one thing is certain, millions of new vehicles with diesel or petrol capability will be added to the UK’s roads by 2030, on top of an already significant existing parc; figures suggest the total UK parc is currently around 39 million vehicles. And of course, these will all need servicing.

Which is why the industry is confident that the aftermarket opportunity will remain equally strong. Take diesel as an example. You only need to look back to 2014 to see record levels of new car registrations; 50% in the UK. Most of these vehicles are now in the independent aftermarket. Yet because the average life expectancy of a diesel car is now over 13 years, they still have their main, and most lucrative, service years ahead of them. When you factor in the millions of diesel powered vehicles, including light, heavy and off-highway, that will be added between now and 2030, and even beyond as part of a hybrid solution, it’s clear that there will be a significant diesel service opportunity for at least the next two decades. Some predict 2050. The same goes for their petrol counterparts.

So, whilst we acknowledge that internal combustion will eventually stop becoming the default option, this does not mean the immediate end of diesel or petrol. Far from it. And you can continue to count on Carwood to meet all your aftermarket needs for many years to come. For both today’s and tomorrow’s conventional ICE powered and electric vehicles.

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Carwood launches new range of Antigravity batteries for high-performance, motorsport applications

Up-to 70 percent lighter, Antigravity’s latest innovative lithium-ion technology, which can be mounted in any orientation, offers improved charge and discharge performance, is longer lasting and kinder to the environment too.

Unique Re-start technology, available as a built-in option, allows one touch restart in the event of a flat battery.

Coventry, 13 November 2020: Carwood Brise, the company’s motorsport division, is partnering with leading manufacturer, Antigravity Batteries, to launch a range of high-performance batteries for the motorsport industry. The new line-up, which complements its proven starter and alternator programme and rich motorsport expertise, features Antigravity’s latest lithium-ion technology. As well as ensuring up to 70 percent weight saving over lead acid batteries, the innovative, environmentally friendly technology, delivers double the cranking power for superior starting performance. With optional built-in jump-starting, an industry first, users can quickly and easily restart the engine in the event of a flat battery, just with the touch of a button.

Launching the new programme, Steve Holden, General Manager – Carwood Brise, comments, “as an established and long-time supplier to customers in the world’s leading motorsport championships, including the World Rally Championship (WRC), World Endurance Championship (WEC), and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Single Seater, Historic and Classic Championships, amongst others, we look forward to adding yet another high-quality, high-performance product to our portfolio. The introduction of Antigravity batteries, the final piece of our rotating electrics line-up, means that racing teams, drivers and enthusiasts around the world can now purchase their entire programme from just one supplier, with the backing of a trusted brand that they already know and love.”

The new offering consists of nine batteries for 6-volt, 12-volt and race oriented 16-volt applications, in drop-in fit OEM and small case ultra-compact sizes, in addition to a range of charging accessories. Designed to be used on all high-performance competition cars and motorcycles, the lightweight, high-power Lithium-Ion battery technology saves up-to 70 percent in weight over their lead/acid equivalent, making for a much lighter and more efficient vehicle with better starting and improved lap times.

It also features Antigravity’s unique Re-start function. Available as a built-in option, on a range of batteries, the innovative technology monitors voltage and puts the battery to sleep in the case of over-discharge. By reserving enough energy, the user can restart the vehicle, simply by pressing the Re-start button located on the top of the battery. This simple, but innovative technology, prevents flat batteries, negating the need for jump cables, booster packs or further assistance.

For full details on Carwood’s range of Antigravity batteries, visit www.brise.co.uk/batteries-chargers

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The highly effective cleaning solution restores blocked DPFs to 98 percent of their original efficiency, for a high-quality, low-cost alternative to new, that can be installed with confidence.

Coventry, 4 November 2020: Carwood is leveraging its expertise as a leading remanufacturer of diesel fuel injection systems, to launch a new, highly-efficient and cost-effective diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning service for all makes and models of car, light commercial, heavy duty and off-highway vehicle. By removing all particulate matter (PM), ash, soot and oil, the innovative solution returns blocked filters to within just two percent of their original efficiency, significantly extending current filter life and avoiding the need for a complete and costly replacement. With the backing of a 12-month clean guarantee, and access to a technical hotline, aftermarket companies can offer a trouble-free, high-quality DPF service at a competitive price.

“DPFs have been fitted to all new diesel cars since 2009, but just like any filter, they can only hold a certain amount of matter, before they become blocked. A situation which is exacerbated by frequent start-stop journeys and powertrain component failures,” explains, Anthony James, General Manager, Carwood Diesel Systems. “Unfortunately for the vehicle or fleet owner the only way to guarantee the complete removal of these particles, is to either replace the filter altogether, or have it professionally cleaned. With new filters, costing anywhere from several hundred to thousands of pounds, Carwood’s cleaning service is the obvious choice for any business wishing to profit from a still growing and lucrative market.”

Using a unique, environmentally friendly process, the comprehensive cleaning cycle breaks down all PM10 deposits and washes away oil and other combustion residuals, for a like-new performance. As well as avoiding the expense of a brand-new unit, it improves the vehicle’s emission performance and fuel economy, saving the owner money and unnecessary downtime ongoing.

In addition, because the process uses the complete exhaust system, including the DPF sensor, it’s easier to remove and install, saving valuable labour time for technicians. And with no cutting, welding or harsh chemicals, there’s no risk of damage to the filter or the environment either. Making it a faster, simpler and safer solution too.

For more information, please visit carwood.co.uk/service/tech-vehicle-services/dpf-regeneration/

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It is “Armed Forces Day” on Saturday 27th June, the final day of “Armed Forces Week”. As a significant supplier to the Defence Industry over several decades, Carwood has close commercial and technical links as well as many friends and colleagues in the Armed Forces . In keeping with the accepted tradition for Armed Forces Week, to show our appreciation of their dedication and services, we salute them.

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Carwood continues to support the Armed Forces racing organisation – Team Brit, as well as other activities such as the Armed Forces Rally Team through sponsorship managed by Team Ethos.  The drivers continue to train hard,working through strict physical fitness regimes and using the time to hone their skills on their racing simulators, which most of them have at home. If you have a PC (doesn’t have to be a full blown simulator) and would like to join the drivers in an online racing series there is one launching soon on the Assetto Corsa platform. Click  HERE for more details on how to take part or how to watch on the twitch stream – there will be full race commentary for the events so get on board to show your support for Team BRIT.

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As an IMI approved and HEVRA registered Electric Vehicle service centre Carwood have installed a twin 32A EV charging point at the Herald Way location. Part of the Polar charging network associated with BP chargemaster, the point is available for staff, visitors, customers and the general public. BP Chargemaster supplies public, workplace and home charging units in the UK and has installed over 50,000 charging points across Europe. Currently there are about 7000 public charging points available as part of the expanding Polar Network.

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The British Army awarded Graham Emerson the Estonia Campaign Service Medal in recognition of his efforts and performance in supporting their mission and exercises in the Tapa region of Estonia. Graham spearheads the Direct Replacement Scheme operated by Carwood on site and backed by the “DRS” team back in the UK at Coventry. The company is delighted and honoured at the award and it recognises all of the teams outstanding contribution to the DRS programme.

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We are implementing special measures in the light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and will keep you informed as circumstances evolve. Currently the position is as follows:

1) We are regularly reviewing the situation so the arrangements may change with circumstances, our policy is to be pro-active, flexible and swift. Government advice is being applied and communicated to management and staff through email and written briefings. Preparedness plans include:

a) Home working and associated technology

b) Minimisation of face to face meetings by use of conference calls/email/video/Skype/MS Teams

c) Minimisation of inter-site travel by use of conference calls/email/video/Skype/MS Teams

d) Prohibition of non-essential travel and travel to Category 1 areas as defined by the Government

e) Application of Government guidelines on infection notification and isolation protocols

f) Increased contract cleaning routines and special cleaning processes for high-risk areas/surfaces

g) Split working areas and shifts combined with cleaning activity to reduce cross-contamination

h) Health monitoring and staff status matrix

i) Key job covering plans with alternative senior management

j) Functional roles are identified that can be covered by administrative/management staff

k) An emergency communication group has been established

2) Operating effectiveness is currently at 100%. Carwood maintains and tests an ongoing Business Continuity Management Plan. This plan has been reviewed and updated in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic. We are maintaining a daily senior management assessment of the situation and modifying our plans and responses accordingly.

3) We are currently not experiencing or being notified of any significant supply-chain disruption or risks. We are pro-actively managing and working with our suppliers and logistic partners to maintain continuity and minimise potential impacts through forecasting and schedule reviews.

4) Supply-chain mitigation strategies include:

a) Regular requirements review and order status tracking

b) Bringing forward critical parts delivery times

c) Increased stock levels of critical parts

d) Implementation of the Carwood formal alternative supplier/product approval process

e) Use of secondary supply and logistics partners following approval

f) Use of company internal logistics capability (own transport) for critical items

g) Notification to customers of any changes to scheduled deliveries or planned performance

5) We are considered to be a Critical Infrastructure business as we support defence, emergency and transport services, we will therefore remain operational under all circumstances.

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Carwood have entered the glamorous world of motorsport by acquiring the Motorsport assets and trade of Brise Ltd.

Brise has over 35years experience in the development and manufacture of starters & alternators and other specialist products for the competition and specialist road car sector. Brise has amongst its’ customers many top level manufacturer teams that have won both the WRC (World Rally Championship) and WEC (World Endurance Championship) in the last few years, also top UK and European Mail order catalogues such as Demon Tweaks and ISA Racing.

The Brise family have a rich pedigree and history in UK Motorsport, Tim Brise is a former Racing and Rally driver who continues to compete today in Historic Championships. Tim, along with his colleague Mark Edser are very knowledgeable in the design and modification of automotive rotating electrics. Tim and Mark will be joining Carwood as part of the agreement and will be based in Yeovil from April 1st

Carwood Chairman Gary Carter commented, “this is an exciting venture for our Company, Brise has great synergy with our Yeovil business and we all look forward to the growing of motorsport sales over the coming years”.

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Loyalty is certainly not a thing of the past, not if Dave Stacey of Carwood Yeovil is any kind of benchmark

Up until February 12th 2019, Dave had worked at the same place in Yeovil since 1957, his job consisted of rewinding and refurbishing electric motors and generators, a skill he learned on a five-year apprenticeship nearly 70 years ago. Now he has hung up his overalls and will be doing more of what he loves, spending time with his wife and enjoying the pleasures of fly-fishing.

Dave commented, “I’ve seen a lot of changes to the industry, for example we’re in the throwaway age, it is cheaper to buy new rather than to refurbish, so that has changed the business a lot and we’ve had to adapt. Leaving never occurred to me for 62 years, I was happy and the company seemed happy. I’ve always been happy with my job”. He concluded by saying, “Carwood is a great company, the Management and the Directors have been exceptional to me.”

Dave’s modest words show more appreciation to his line of work than his own achievements and the statement from Carwood highlights his humility and valuable work he has done in developing younger employees.

Steve Holden, Carwood Yeovil Branch Manager, said: “The biggest compliment we can pay Dave is that he’s like your own grandad, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and just an all-round nice chap”. Steve goes on “How many other people have the experience that Dave has? The trade has seen many changes over the years and Dave has seen them all, but beyond that, his training of the next generation of apprentices has been equally as important to the business”.

Steve finishes with a heartfelt comment, “All at Carwood wish Dave a long and happy retirement, from the Board of Directors through to the staff at Yeovil and all other locations worldwide. It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked with Dave.”

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