Company News

Klarius launches IMI Accredited training scheme for independent garages

Klarius launches IMI Accredited training scheme for independent garages

The new Klarius Emission Control Garage Accreditation scheme is designed to improve garage’s ability to deliver emission control product knowledge and services, while also increasing sales. The mission is to provide a mixture of professional training, signage and promotional tools all designed to increase customer confidence in solving Exhaust, CAT and DPF related issues.

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UK News

RMI Bodyshops recovers aged debts for members

“RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) is delighted to announce that less than six months into the year, our debt recovery service has collected over £70,000 of aged debt for NAB & VBRA members with no commission charges,” comments Frank Harvey, head of bodyshop operations.

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Motorsport

Pirelli anticipates unpredictable BSB Brands Hatch weekend

Pirelli anticipates unpredictable BSB Brands Hatch weekend

Pirelli is looking forward to its visit to the shorter Indy configuration of the Brands Hatch circuit, as it supplies the rubber for the latest British Superbike Championship weekend. The circuit tests a rider’s prowess in qualifying, as one second can cover six rows of the grid, as Pirelli UK racing manager Jason Griffiths comments: "The Indy circuit at Brands Hatch never fails to produce close racing."

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Retreading News

A solution the market is waiting for – VMI presents automated Retrax tyre builder

Retreading is a concept that not only deserves to succeed, but should also be praised for reducing raw material consumption without compromising on the end product’s performance. Yet European retreaders can vouch that nobody is pinning medals to their chests; their ‘reward’ for giving valuable truck tyre casings a second or third life has instead been declining sales at the hands of low-cost and possibly subsidised imported new tyres, products that more often than not are used until the original tread is worn and then simply discarded. But has Europe’s retreading sector arrived at a place where it is ready to stage a fightback? Machinery manufacturer VMI believes it has.

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Product News

Trelleborg features smart solutions at CeMAT 2016

Trelleborg features smart solutions at CeMAT 2016

Trelleborg Wheel Systems, showcases two intelligent, new solutions for the materials handling market at CeMAT 2016 – the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply-chain management – being held in Hanover between May 31 and June 3 2016.

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Career Tracks

Thomas Ballegaard – Starco’s new CCO

Thomas Ballegaard – Starco’s new CCO

In recent times, Starco has focused upon transforming its organisation from a national market set-up to a segment-based structure. Tyrepress.com talked to Starco CEO Richard Todd about this restructuring at Reifen 2016 and will cover it in detail at a later date (and in the July 2016 issue of Tyres & Accessories magazine), and also met Thomas Ballegaard, the man tasked with setting the structures of this new, segment-driven Starco.

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Comment

Tyres as a service?

Tyres as a service?

You’ve heard of software as a service (or SaaS). But tyres as a service? If you haven’t heard of SaaS, the chances are you have transacted with a business model based on SaaS’s subscription-centred thinking. The popularity of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify and Amazon music make this point. You pay your money and access to your favourite media is simply included. Now transpose this set-up into the world of tyres.

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