Company News

We’re going to need a bigger booth: ATS Euromaster to celebrate 50th at CV Show

We’re going to need a bigger booth: ATS Euromaster to celebrate 50th at CV Show

ATS Euromaster will mark 50 years in the industry on its largest ever stand at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show. Hosted at the NEC, Birmingham, ATS-E has exhibited at consecutive CV Shows for more than 10 years, and will occupy over 25 per cent more space than in 2014. Group Sales Director Peter Fairlie says the extra investment from the business is a combination of celebrating achievement, and growing confidence in the market.

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UK News

Fewer spare tyres means more call-outs

An article in the Daily Mail on 29 October was entitled ‘Is this the end of the road for spare tyres?’ and focused on new research which revealed that the lack of spare tyres in new cars has led to a ‘huge rise’ in call-outs for breakdown services to deal with punctures in just four years.

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International News

Interstate gives Dynacargo its UK debut

After three and a half years of selling the Dynacargo range in the US, Canada and Mexico, Interstate launched this truck brand in Europe at the Essen show in Germany in May. Back then it was one of a number of new ranges launched across the continent. During October's Brityrex, Interstate gave Dyncargo its UK-specific debut and this time the truck tyre products were the company's central focus.

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Motorsport

Pirelli projects strategy change for USA grand prix

Pirelli projects strategy change for USA grand prix

Pirelli will bring its softest tyre compounds yet to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas when it hosts its third Formula One grand prix. The soft compound replaces the hard, with the medium present in both 2012 and 2013. The compounds are designed to cope with the varying demands of the track, which takes in three long straights, but also a number of more technical corners.

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Retreading News

Bandvulc hosts key partner conference in Manchester

Bandvulc hosts key partner conference in Manchester

After a one-year gap Bandvulc recently held its Key Partner Conference for its dealer network at the prestigious Midland Hotel in Manchester. Famous for a particular historical partnership, the Midland was where Messrs. Rolls and Royce met and agreed to form their company. The conference theme was: Partnerships, loyalty and recognising customers. Company representatives explained that this year’s conference was designed to inform the network of Bandvulc’s performance amongst other things.

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Product News

New Engine Flush proves a slick operator

New Engine Flush proves a slick operator

Randstad has launched an Extended Interval Engine Oil Cleaner ‘Engine Flush’, providing independent garages with a profitable engine service. As engine oil deteriorates, sludge and other contaminants can accumulate within the oil system. These can damage engine components and, during a conventional oil change, become trapped, leading to further contamination of the new oil.

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Career Tracks

Glen Birkwood retires

Glen Birkwood retires

After 34 years in the tyre industry, Uniroyal truck tyres manager Glen Birkwood is retiring on 31 October. Having entered the tyre business in 1980, Birkwood rose through the ranks at Pirelli, Firestone and then Bridgestone before becoming Uniroyal truck tyres sales manager in 2000.

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Legislation

RMI urges Government to listen to retailers

“The retail motor industry compromises of 8,000 member sites and too often the Government listens intently to the manufacturing sector, but takes scant account of the interests of retailers,” said RMI deputy chairman Peter Johnson, speaking at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation annual dinner in London on 23 October 2014.

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