Apollo Tyres recently signed up as a sponsor to German football club VfL Wolfsburg, and Continental is also back with the team for a second year – the German tyre and automotive component manufacturer’s ATE aftermarket equipment brand will continue as a premium sponsor of the Bundesliga club for the 2014-2015 season. The ATE sponsorship is in keeping with Continental’s sponsorship strategy and involves displaying the brand logo on stadium LED perimeter boards during all VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga games.
Vintage is taking its usual large plot at the Beaulieu Autojumble over the weekend of the 6 and 7 of September. According to company representatives, Vintage will be offering deals on its range of tyres for cars and motorcycles, as well as giveaways for our customers.
The losses Danish pension fund administrator PKA has incurred through its investment in recycler Genan may be even higher than previously thought. On 29 August, the Jyllands-Posten (Jutland Post) shared new evidence that indicates PKA’s losses to be Kr 1 billion (£106.2 million), rather than the Kr 830 million that PKA had calculated. If this new figure accurately reflects the loss PKA has incurred due to its involvement in the tyre rubber recycler, then it represents a loss of Kr 3,800 (£403) for each of the pension fund administrator’s 260,000 members.
Following a three-week break the 2014 Formula One season will resume at the fan-favourite Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Pirelli will supply its P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres, a softer choice compared to last year – the exclusive tyre supplier says this allocation is designed to promote different strategies on what is, at 7km, the longest lap of the year.
Responding to calls for a sturdy, heavy duty baling presses to handle the increased demand tyre baling, Easi Recycling has upgraded its range to include the higher output W8500H baler. Processing 400/500 tyres per hour, with an 85 ton pressing force and increased support pressing plate, the W8500H has been purposefully designed and manufactured for the tough material waste management of vehicle tyres.
Crispin Turner, previously marketing communications manager at JCB, has joined Goodyear Dunlop UK & Ireland as commercial product marketing manager. Turner, who previously oversaw for the marketing of products in North, South and Central America at JCB, as well as looking after two products globally, joins Goodyear Dunlop to lead its marketing activities across the commercial vehicle business, reporting into UK and Ireland commercial director, Marc Preedy. Adam Stanton who was previously Commercial Product Marketing Manager is taking up a new post as Commercial Product Marketing Manager for EMEA. In this role he will focus specifically on Retread and OTR products reporting into Davide Califano, marketing manager EMEA.
The Government has announced plans to raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads to 50 mph and the move has generated diametrically opposed views. On the pro side, Transport minister Claire Perry says that the move is part of a package of measures to cut congestion, reduce dangerous overtaking and help get the country moving. Brake, the road safety charity, has expressed serious concerns about the proposed limit increase and the announcement comes as a survey by Brake and Digby Brown solicitors reveals the extent of risky driving on country roads.