Falken has been awarded the Verband der Reifenspezialisten Österreichs (VRÖ) award for best car tyre distributor. The Austrian association’s members are tyre manufacturers and importers and the results are based on a survey of all members every two years.
A Dundee motorist has been awarded a brand new car by Michelin, having taken part in the tyre manufacturer’s Young Driver programme. Rachel Cameron, aged 20, from Menzieshill, received a Vauxhall Adam after taking part in the programme, targeted at employees’ children and young employees aged between 16 and 24.
Aeolus became platinum sponsor of the Dongfeng Racing Team in the Volvo Ocean Race this season (2014/15), and now for the first time in in the Race’s 41-year history a Chinese team has won a leg. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place as the sun rose over Sanya (23:31:38 UTC) in a time of 23 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes and 38 seconds.
Vipal Rubber’s New Zealand partner, Power Retreads, has opened a new manufacturing unit in Hastings on the country’s North Island. During the opening, which took place last month, guests were able tour the premises and learn more about the products and procedure. Vipal has worked in partnership with Power Retreads since 2007. That is why on this occasion Vipal’s representatives gave the firm an acknowledgement plate for the work it has performed in the last 7 years.
Dorset-based agricultural contractor, Bernard Cox Ltd is replacing one Michelin CargoXBib for another after the tyre registered five years’ service. The contractor, which works mainly on arable and grassland contracts in the Dorchester area, specified the CargoXBib 560/60 R 22.5s as original equipment on a fleet of new trailers. The tyres are now being replaced as the tread has worn sufficiently due to the intensive work they have undertaken.
Changes have been made to Continental Corporation’s press spokesperson team. At the beginning of 2015, Vincent Charles took over as corporate spokesperson for business and finance. He replaces Antje Lewe, who after roughly eight years in this role has transferred to the ContiTech division’s Media and Public Relations department.
Leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for traffic education to become an integral part of the National Curriculum, in an effort to cut the numbers of young people killed and injured on UK roads. The call ties in with a survey by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) which found only eight of 15 European countries had mandatory traffic education in schools.