UK News

Crowdfunding drives MOT/repair startup forwards

Crowdfunding drives MOT/repair startup forwards

Dipstix, an MOT, servicing and vehicle repair comparison website, based in Liverpool has reached its investment target of £300,000, enabling the business to grow into a national brand. Founded by the former UK sales director of Just-Eat, David Cederholm, Dipstix was launched in 2013. David Cederholm, managing director of Dipstix, said: “We’re delighted with the […]

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International News

New Continental facility meeting growing Indian demand for premium tyres

New Continental facility meeting growing Indian demand for premium tyres

With the promise of “German engineering and technology”, adapted for local market performance requirements, Continental has launched two premium passenger car tyre lines in the Indian market. The ContiMaxContact MC5 and ContiComfortContact CC5 are being produced at a new, state-of-the-art passenger car and light truck tyre facility at the company’s Modipuram plant. The newly-built facility has an initial capacity of 800,000 tyres per annum, with potential for further expansion.

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Retreading News

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top, purportedly the world’s leading manufacturer of tyre repair systems, has launched a new repair patch line billed as an “environmentally friendly, reliable and a trend-setting” alternative. The M-RCF 400, which was previewed at the Reifen show in Essen earlier in 2014, is designed to offer both ecological and economic advantages for the […]

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Product News

Sentury produces first Landsail aircraft tyres

Sentury produces first Landsail aircraft tyres

Sentury Tire has produced the first Landsail-branded aircraft tyres. The new tyre can be fitted on Boeing 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 models that have a maximum take-off speed of 362km/h. Sentury told Tyrepress at Brityrex 2014 that it would produce 10,000 aircraft tyres each year. The manufacturer passed the necessary civil aviation standards for this […]

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Career Tracks

Insa Turbo appoints new commercial director

Insa Turbo appoints new commercial director

Spain-based retreader Insa Turbo has named Salvador Pérez Lucena its commercial director. In his new position, Pérez Lucena will be involved with the Insa Turbo brand and other Grupo Soledad companies, including retreader and rubber compound manufacturer MCE Mezclas Caucho and rubber automotive components manufacturer Cauchos Verdú. Insa Turbo says the appointment was made “in order to revitalise the company and achieve new goals of positioning and expansion in the sector, both nationally and internationally.”

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Legislation

EU removes ‘discriminatory’ aftermarket phrase from roadworthiness legislation

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has claimed victory after an obligation to check non-OEM replacement parts was removed from the latest EU legislation on the roadworthiness testing of vehicles (Directive 2014/45/EU), which entered into force in May 2014. A technical expert committee is currently discussing and drafting the implementing measures that will define the […]

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