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Hyde Marine Names Cammell Laird Installation Partner In The United Kingdom

Ikea Starts United Kingdom Solar Push

“You can assemble your own kitchen, but we’re not suggesting people install their own solar panels on their roof,” Steve Howard, the company’s sustainability chief told The Wall Street Journal. “It’s a real business and if we take this to global scale it will be of course a commercial business. You’ve got to make some profit from it.” The company is the first furniture retailer to offer solar panels to everyday customers.The furniture giant is also looking at other locations where it can possibly sell the product in order to meet customer’s demand for sustainable products. Recently, Ikea has pushed a selection of products meant to conserve energy. These include LED bulbs, ultra efficient appliances and products which conserve water.According to The Journal, solar panels can be expensive for customers, however, Ikea said it has furniture available for less than its competitors because it cuts prices, and rounds out low margins. “You don’t have to care about the environment and climate change, you can just care about the finances,” Howard told The Journal. The panels go for 5,700 British pounds a package or $9,200 and could be a customer’s third biggest purchase aside from a house or a car.In total, the company brings in an appraised $100 million in revenue a year by generating its own electricity The Journal reported. The company has installed over half a million panels on roofs of stores and factories. It also owns many wind turbines which generate energy in several European countries, along with the United States. While Ikea has made strides in the solar panel business, Wal-Mart is currently the the largest commercial owner of the items having had panels installed at 200 stores by the end of last year.

Since its initial launch in 1998, the Hyde GUARDIAN(R) BWTS has rapidly emerged as an industry leader featuring mechanical separation with stacked-disc filtration followed by UV disinfection — with more than 265 Hyde GUARDIAN units sold to date for installation in various ship types and sizes around the world. About Cammell Laird Cammell Laird was founded in 1828 and is based on the River Mersey in the Liverpool City Region on the west coast of Britain. The company’s Birkenhead site expands across 130 acres and includes four dry docks, a large modular construction hall and extensive covered workshops. It is also at the centre of a marine and engineering cluster with easy access to support services classification societies and port state authorities. Today, its highly skilled workforce and extensive world-class facilities are used to support a broad range of sectors and projects. This news release contains historical information and forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements typically contain words such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” or similar words indicating that future outcomes are uncertain. Statements looking forward in time, including statements regarding future growth and profitability, price increases, cost savings, broader product lines, enhanced competitive posture and acquisitions, are included in the company’s most recent Annual Report pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Further, the company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the company’s control. Some of the factors that could affect future performance of the company are higher energy and raw material costs, costs of imports and related tariffs, labor relations, capital and environmental requirements, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, borrowing restrictions, validity of patents and other intellectual property, and pension costs.

Mercedes Benz Axes its R Class in the United Kingdom

Hence, Mercedes Benz decided to get rid of it. The R Class featured a base price of 44,620 while its base engine displaced 190 BHP along with 2655 ft lb of torque. Although this as sufficient at that time, it has no importance in the current market strata. Mercedes Benz planned on upgrading this vehicle back in 2007 although response was still lukewarm in the market. Rear wheel drive was hence available along with an optional seven seated version. This was aimed at attracting customers although this plan did not seem very effective in the end. Another facelift quickly followed in 2010 although this was not too helpful either. Mercedes Benz tried everything from reworking the interior to an almost new exterior as well as drive train modifications, although none of these seemed to work for the audiences. This is one of the last global markets where the R Series was still being sold, although insiders say that the R Class will still be available in China. The Asian market, especially China, is one of the leading 4 x 4 markets and hence the R Class is quite popular in these parts of the world. Right hand drive versions of the car will now be manufactured exclusively for China while left hand drive versions of the car were phased out long back. Mercedes Benz is however working on a replacement for this car while its first glimpses have already been showcased in some parts around the globe. Mercedes Benz axed its R Class from Australia initially while showcasing the Vision Grand Sport Tourer at the same time.