Bridgestone Americas shares that it has been designated a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere & Company Achieving Excellence Program. Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating, and Bridgestone states for this selection recognises its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Bridgestone says its employees accepted the recognition at a ceremony held in the USA recently.
Singapore-based tyre brand Firenza offers three patterns for the growing SUV/4x4 sector in the UK and Europe. The Firenza AT-186 pattern includes a combination of large drainage slots complete with fine sipes to ensure a comfortable drive performance plus a high standard of off-road handling capabilities whilst special centre blocks and shoulder lugs significantly reduce noise frequency levels.
Prior to the weekend’s Super Bowl 50, Bridgestone Americas announced the extension of its National Football League sponsorship arrangement for a further five years and its continuation as the NFL’s official tyre. The new deal extends the tyre maker’s eight-year relationship with the NFL and advances its ‘Bridgestone Performance Moments’ campaign platform, which includes the award for top performance play of the year at NFL Honors during Super Bowl week.
Pirelli claims ‘Grand Slam’ honours at the Bathurst 12 Hour production and GT car race in Australia: pole position, fastest race lap, and race victory.
Mid UK Recycling Ltd, a leading independent waste management, recycling and resource recovery specialist reports 100 per cent traceability since switching to Vacu-Lug to provide a dedicated tyre management service. With a comprehensive range of resource recovery services, including waste management, skip hire and public authority recycling contracts, Mid UK Recycling Ltd operates a nationwide collection fleet of over 70 vehicles.
International contract tyre producer SD International is aiming to develop into being a leading supplier of SUV tyres within the UK and European market sectors through the firm’s private brands Pace and Zeta.
Heuver Tyrewholesale sees good opportunities for Aeolus brand commercial vehicle and earthmover tyres with OEM customers in Germany, and to help further its Aeolus activities in the original equipment segment has hired Guido Becker as account manager. Becker will concentrate on looking after the wholesaler’s Aeolus customers from within the tyre trade, freeing up Helmut Haak, who joined Heuver Tyrewholesale as account manager for Southern Germany in 2012, to focus on Aeolus within the OEM segment.
New year, new trends It seems a bit pessimistic to start 2016 with a reference to recession. Nevertheless, when Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik suggested the UK tyre industry is in the grip of recession-based consumer behaviour at the end of 2015 she highlighted an important point. The market is encountering different purchasing […]