Not long after Theresa May gave her headline Brexit speech, various automotive industry representatives spoke out about their perspective on the ongoing issue:
Over 10 years ago Evashred sold its first EV45E, a secure and high throughput paper shredding system, at the Recycling and Waste Management Show held at the NEC in September 2006. That EV45E was used successfully for its new owner until that new owner attracted the interest of a larger business.
The official launch of Avon's new Spirit ST sport-touring tyre is planned for late spring, but the bike industry is getting a first look at the brand-new design this week. The Melksham-based manufacturer has early production tyres on show on the Direct Distribution and Bradbury Bros stands at the Motorcycle Trade Expo, which began on 15 January and runs until today.
Rosava reports selling 3.9 million tyres last year, a 45 per cent year-on-year increase on 2015. The Ukrainian tyre maker says the greatest rate of growth was witnessed in the agricultural tyre segment, where sales were up 57.6 per cent compared with 2015. Car tyre sales rose 47.3 per cent year-on-year, while sales of light commercial vehicle and truck tyres increased by 25 per cent and 17 per cent respectively.
The Board of Directors of Max-Trac Tire Co. Inc. has elected Dominick Wycoff president of Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. Wycoff began in this role on 1 January and succeeds Chris Barbara. He previously held the position of vice-president of business development for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, a role he took on in August 2014.
The 2017 Dakar Rally finished on January 14, and Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich – which returned to the world’s most famous cross-country rally after a four-year absence – monopolised the podium following the two-week event’s conclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
New year. New diary. New balance sheet. New company? In this respect, 2016 got off to a flying start. No sooner had the year begun than we received news of some high profile, three-digit-million pound mergers and acquisitions. The first and the largest was the acquisition of well-known garage data supplier Autodata (see page 32, Company New section for complete details). However, within 24 hours this was followed by the potentially UK tyre wholesale and retail-changing announcement that Sumitomo Rubber Industries had acquired Micheldever Tyre Services.
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The Ronal Group has announced its acquisition of Italian firm APP-Tech Srl at the end of last year and says this will help it meet growing customer demand for forged wheels. APP-Tech specialises in these products and sells the rims manufactured at its plant near Padua in northern Italy to vehicle manufacturers, high end aftermarket suppliers and motorsport teams. The company will continue to operate on an independent basis under the management of Francesca De Boni, and all APP-Tech staff will remain in employment.
Directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable 1 March 2017, to shareholders of record on 1 February, 2017. The payout represents an annual rate of 40 cents per share.