Company News

Giti international director ‘looking for progress, not perfection’

Following his appointment as Giti international director – marketing and sales, Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with Richard Lyons at the company’s UK headquarters in Cheshire and asked what’s behind the promotion. Answering, Lyons explained by putting the announcement in the context of “continual development” at Giti. In this respect Lyons’ words fit into what the company’s top management are saying on the subject.

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UK News

BusinessCar award for Auto Windscreens

Auto Windscreens has scooped the prestigious industry award for ‘Best Windscreen Provider’ in the 2015 BusinessCar Awards. The award winners were unveiled on 27 January 2015 and are considered to be unique as they represent the opinion of fleet operators and members of the industry and are a genuine reflection of the cars, products and services they feel benefit them the most.

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International News

French, German and Italian laboratories pool resources in ERRLAB initiative

French, German and Italian laboratories pool resources in ERRLAB initiative

On 26 January the LRCCP, DIK and CERISIE rubber laboratories from France, Germany and Italy respectively signed up to the ERRLAB – an informal network rubber research and testing in rubber facilities. As a result of the move more than 100 highly rubber specialized doctors, engineers and technicians are committed to the project.

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Retreading News

Vipal partner Power Retreads opens manufacturing line in New Zealand

Vipal partner Power Retreads opens manufacturing line in New Zealand

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.

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Product News

Ducati makes Diablo Supercorsa SP OE on three performance bikes

Ducati makes Diablo Supercorsa SP OE on three performance bikes

Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa SP will be fitted to the new Ducati 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale S and Panigale R as original equipment in 120/70 ZR17 (front) and 200/55 ZR17 (rear). The Italian tyre manufacturer says the tyre represents technologies developed as a result of Pirelli's racing experience and heritage as sole supplier of the World Superbike Championship since 2004. The latest fitments are the latest in a series of OE deals with Ducati and other marques.

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Career Tracks

Klinkers follows Bentley as CEO of Maxion Wheels

Klinkers follows Bentley as CEO of Maxion Wheels

Marcos Oliveira, president and CEO of Iochpe Maxion, has announced the promotion of Pieter Klinkers (44) to the role of CEO of Maxion Wheels, effective 1 March 2015. Klinkers, from the Netherlands, succeeds Fred Bentley in this role at the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminium rims for passenger cars and steel rims for cars and commercial vehicles. While Bentley led the company from the USA (Northville, Michigan), in future Klinkers will execute his duties as CEO from Königswinter, near the former West German capital of Bonn, where he is currently based.

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Legislation

“Make traffic education part of National Curriculum” – IAM

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.

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