Company News

Dunlop leaps into the pole position in UK tyre social media ranking

Dunlop has topped Tyres & Accessories 2016 social branding table with a score of 81.55. Like our annual global tyre social branding survey, this aims to produce a meta-score based on existing social influence metrics (namely Klout and Kred), covering both contacts and interactions across the leading social media channels including - but not limited to - Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. The difference is that the UK table focuses on accounts managed in and for the UK tyre business.

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UK News

Car dealers very satisfied with manufacturers’ finance schemes, says NFDA survey

Finance deals are key to the new car market with dealers reporting a high level of satisfaction with their manufacturers’ finance schemes”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association, commenting on the recent results of the NFDA Summer 2016 Dealer Attitude Survey.

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International News

Oliver Rubber launches regional/long-haul trailer retread

Oliver Rubber Company, LLC has launched the ORCO HS Trailer, a trailer-position retread for regional and long-haul applications. "The ORCO HS Trailer delivers a cost-efficient solution for single- and tandem-axle trailers in this new, modern Oliver product," said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for

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Retreading News

Fred Sherwood Group reports reduced downtime since Vacu-Lug tyre management deal

Fred Sherwood Group reports reduced downtime since Vacu-Lug tyre management deal

The Fred Sherwood Group reports significant improvements in vehicle downtime since selecting Vacu-Lug to manage its fleet tyre requirements. Starting from June 2016 the contract covers tyre supply and tyre management for all the transport companies within The Fred Sherwood Group, including Bulk Freight (Midlands), F. Sherwood & Sons (Shepshed), George Varney (Bulk Services) and KJ Transport.

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Product News

Hankook Tire targeting long-haul coach market with new SmartTouring

Hankook Tire targeting long-haul coach market with new SmartTouring

Competitive fare pricing has led to a surge in intercity bus passenger numbers across Europe, and operators within this segment can choose from a growing range of products specifically designed for bus and coach use. Hankook Tire has now launched its new range for this market, the SmartTouring.

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Career Tracks

Schumaker appointed VP of global manufacturing at Cooper Tire; Ceneviz to head European business

Schumaker appointed VP of global manufacturing at Cooper Tire; Ceneviz to head European business

On 1 October, Luis Ceneviz will succeed Jeff Schumaker as managing director – Europe tyre operations at Cooper Tire & Rubber. Ceneviz will hold this position in addition to his current role as managing director – Latin America tyre operations and will increase his area of responsibility to cover Europe, the Middle East and Africa in addition to Latin America, including Mexico and Central and South America. Jeff Schumaker, who has been based in the UK since his appointment as managing director – Europe tyre operations in January 2013, will assume the position of vice-president, global manufacturing.

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Comment

It’s goodbye from them and goodbye from us

Sometimes tyre people are creatures of habit. They like what they know and they know what they like. So when change comes it can feel disorientating. But change is also the engine of progress. And standing still is virtually synonymous with going backwards.

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