Company News

Bridgestone gains John Deere partner-level supplier recognition

Bridgestone gains John Deere partner-level supplier recognition

Bridgestone Americas shares that it has been designated a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere & Company Achieving Excellence Program. Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating, and Bridgestone states for this selection recognises its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Bridgestone says its employees accepted the recognition at a ceremony held in the USA recently.

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UK News

January UK car registrations the best since 2005

January UK car registrations the best since 2005

The UK new car market saw registrations climb 2.9 per cent year-on-year in January to reach an 11-year high of 169,678 units. By comparison January 2005 saw 181,474 new cars registered. Private and business buyers drove this growth with demand for new cars up by 8.2 per cent to 73,061 and 5.0 per cent to 6,716 units respectively, while the fleet sector declined slightly by 1.1 per cent to 89,901. The month marks the highest number of new cars registered to private buyers in January in 12 years.

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International News

Bridgestone ‘official tyre’ of American football for a further 5 years

Bridgestone ‘official tyre’ of American football for a further 5 years

Prior to the weekend’s Super Bowl 50, Bridgestone Americas announced the extension of its National Football League sponsorship arrangement for a further five years and its continuation as the NFL’s official tyre. The new deal extends the tyre maker’s eight-year relationship with the NFL and advances its ‘Bridgestone Performance Moments’ campaign platform, which includes the award for top performance play of the year at NFL Honors during Super Bowl week.

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Retreading News

Recycling firm hails Vacu-Lug traceability

Recycling firm hails Vacu-Lug traceability

Mid UK Recycling Ltd, a leading independent waste management, recycling and resource recovery specialist reports 100 per cent traceability since switching to Vacu-Lug to provide a dedicated tyre management service. With a comprehensive range of resource recovery services, including waste management, skip hire and public authority recycling contracts, Mid UK Recycling Ltd operates a nationwide collection fleet of over 70 vehicles.

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Product News

Pace and Zeta SUV tyres aim for European influence

Pace and Zeta SUV tyres aim for European influence

International contract tyre producer SD International is aiming to develop into being a leading supplier of SUV tyres within the UK and European market sectors through the firm’s private brands Pace and Zeta.

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Career Tracks

Ford cutting 100s of jobs in the UK and Germany

Ford cutting 100s of jobs in the UK and Germany

Ford is aiming to saving US$200 million a year by reducing the number of sales marketing and administration jobs its supports in Europe. To achieve this Ford will offer a voluntary redundancy scheme to the 10,300 salaried workers it employs in Europe, according to Reuters. The deal is likely to include severance pay and early […]

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Comment

Conditions ripe for European trade barriers?

Conditions ripe for European trade barriers?

New year, new trends It seems a bit pessimistic to start 2016 with a reference to recession. Nevertheless, when Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik suggested the UK tyre industry is in the grip of recession-based consumer behaviour at the end of 2015 she highlighted an important point. The market is encountering different purchasing […]

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