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Dunlop receives KTM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Dunlop receives KTM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Dunlop has received motorcycle manufacturer KTM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award. The Austrian manufacturer rated Dunlop as an A+ supplier for the perfect supply of motorcycle tyres in 2016. Dunlop states that KTM is currently the fastest growing motorcycle manufacturer in the world.

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UK News

GoBus.ie coach runs more than half a million kilometres on Michelin tyres

GoBus.ie coach runs more than half a million kilometres on Michelin tyres

GoBus.ie, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.

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Product News

Klarius to the rescue for classic Saab

Klarius to the rescue for classic Saab

Klarius designs replacement emissions systems based on demand cycles and the ageing of vehicles, so new exhausts can often be developed for discontinued cars. Luckily for the loyal owner of a Saab 9-5 Aero Estate, Klarius had indeed developed a complete replacement emissions system. Independent Klarius approved garage Bewdley Autos took care of the work and it resulted in a very happy customer.

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Career Tracks

DEKRA Automotive appoints new sales director

DEKRA Automotive appoints new sales director

Guy Pigounakis has joined DEKRA Automotive Ltd as its new sales director. He takes on this role as the company relocates to a new head office and strengthens its service offerings in the UK by expanding its training, inspection and certification businesses into one brand, DEKRA Automotive Ltd.

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Retreading News

B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

B&J Rocket says it always has an eye on the legal requirements that exist in different countries regarding workplace health and safety. In order to better meet these regulations, the company has changed its buffing blade packaging unit and decreased the weight of its packaging boxes by 10 kilogrammes. Boxes containing 30 sets (formerly 50 sets/25 kg) now weigh only 15 kilogrammes and are thus much better suited to the actual load limits applied to the lifting and carrying of occasional loads.

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Kumho takeover implosion isn’t the end of market consolidation attempts

No I am not talking about the unqualifiable rumours that Doublestar made an offer of up to 250 million euros for Zenises. Rather, that in the first week of September we learnt that Doublestar’s proposed acquisition of Kumho was collapsing before the firm’s eyes after the Qingdao-Chinese tyre manufacturer asked for a double-digit discount. And it is also worth considering what all this means for the wider tyre manufacturing sector.

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Hamaton promotes TPMS sensor service kits ahead of winter

Hamaton promotes TPMS sensor service kits ahead of winter

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

With the weather getting colder, some motorists are now changing over to Winter tyres, meaning a considerable amount of TPMS sensor valves will require servicing. This creates the opportunity to bring in more business for garages and servicing centres - and as more and more new cars on the road are fitted with TPMS, this number is increasing every year.

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Mahle introduces air-conditioning compressors range

Mahle introduces air-conditioning compressors range

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle Aftermarket has launched a range of air-conditioning compressors under the Mahle Original brand, covering all top applications in the UK aftermarket.

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100,000+ MOTs failed due to tyres in 2016

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Daily Telegraph Motoring column, Honest John, has recently produced an article detailing the cars with the greatest MOT failure rates in the UK, along with the regions with vehicles most likely to fail the test. Analysis of more than 400m MOT records from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) by consumer website HonestJohn.co.uk shows that one in six cars fails its first test, with brakes, lighting and tyres among the most-common reasons.

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