Company News

Goodyear Bushbury Lane site production to finish 20 December

Production at Goodyear’s remaining facility in Wolverhampton end before Christmas. According to a statement released by the tyre maker, the Bushbury Lane factory will stop making tyres on 20 December rather than the originally-given date of 31 December. The end of production will be followed by a six month close-down period.

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UK News

Lords committee visit driverless vehicle research project

As part of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into autonomous vehicles, the Committee have today visited the GATEway Project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of the research development programmes for self-driving vehicles in the UK.

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Product News

AlloyGator introduces larger fitments at SEMA 2016

AlloyGator introduces larger fitments at SEMA 2016

Alloy wheel protection system AlloyGator has launched an extra-large alloy wheel protector. Designed to fit wheels between 12 and 24 inches in diameter, the new size profile was officially launched at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in response to the rapid global growth of the SUV and Crossover market.

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International News

Trelleborg presented national agricultural tyre Visãoagro award in Brazil

Trelleborg presented national agricultural tyre Visãoagro award in Brazil

Following its award for ‘Best Agricultural Tire’ in the south-eastern region of Brazil for the third consecutive year at the VisãoAgro Awards, the performance of Trelleborg’s agricultural tyres in the sugar cane industry has also been recognised for the first time nationally.

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Career Tracks

Alliance Tire Americas appoints new VP of operations

Alliance Tire Americas appoints new VP of operations

John Mancinelli is the new vice-president of operations at Alliance Tire Americas (ATA). Describing him as a “logistics expert”, ATA shares that Mancinelli brings with him more than 15 years of experience in leading complex operations, logistics, demand planning and customer support organisation for global leaders in other sectors. Prior to joining ATA in September 2016, Mancinelli was director of customer operations at Welch Foods, and other previous roles include senior positions at Timberland, Procter & Gamble and Gillette.

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Retreading News

World’s largest retreads re-manufactured at Superdoll OTR

World’s largest retreads re-manufactured at Superdoll OTR

The first load of giant OTR (Off The Road) tyres to be mounted on the largest dumpers in the world, and operate on the Copperbelt mines, arrived this morning at Superdoll’s newest Retreading & Repair OTR tyres plant based in Ndola, Zambia.

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Marmite, Nissan, Brexit and the tyre business

Marmite, Nissan, Brexit and the tyre business

No review of 2016 would be complete without some reference to Brexit. Before the referendum result on 23 June, few people thought it would happen. Now the vote of 52 per cent in favour of leaving the European Union has long been counted, we can’t avoid talking about Brexit. Furthermore, with Donald Trump having won the US presidential election on 8 November in what he predicted would be “Brexit+++” the impact of the UK vote has taken on even greater significance.

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Other Recent News Articles

Whitelaws signs up for Conti only tyre policy, ContiPressureCheck

Whitelaws signs up for Conti only tyre policy, ContiPressureCheck

Tuesday 6th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Scottish bus and coach operator Whitelaws Coaches has implemented a Continental tyres only policy on its fleet following tests against its previous tyre choice. George Whitelaw said, “We had been running other premium tyres for a great many years, but when we were offered the chance to trial Continental’s equivalent product on two of our hard-working bus fleet, we thought it would be good get some sort of measure on how well our policy had been serving us. We were very pleasantly surprised to discover Continental’s Urban HA3 M+S tyres significantly outperformed the tyres we had been using.”

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Machine Mart introduces finance option

Friday 2nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

To help spread the cost of getting tools and machinery, Machine Mart is providing new finance options.

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NFDA discusses confidence, legislation and Brexit in Belfast

Friday 2nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

The new car market following Brexit, the role of dealerships, consumer legislation - including Consumer Rights Act, and the NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey, were the main topics of discussion at the NFDA meeting in Belfast. “The UK new car market may stabilise slightly in the near future, but will still be strong. Our sector has demonstrated its resilience over the past months and dealers have been coping well with recently introduced measures and unexpected challenges”, said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

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