Company News

Pirelli keeps up OE record: 266 new homologations in 2014

Pirelli keeps up OE record: 266 new homologations in 2014

Pirelli’s OE Geneva Motor Show presence sought to emphasise the Italian manufactuer’s strong OE record, especially at the top end of the market. In 2014, Pirelli gained 266 new homologations, of which 213 came in the premium and prestige sectors, an increase of 6 per cent compared to the previous year. Of these, 118 had […]

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UK News

10-month consecutive CV registration growth ‘encouraging’ – NFDA

“It is encouraging to see that the commercial vehicle market continued to grow in February with registrations up 19.5 per cent”, said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association. February marked the tenth consecutive month of growth in the CV market - up to 40,491 units. Van demand sustained its upward trend and grew 17.9 per cent, and for the second month running, truck registrations increased 31.7 per cent to 2,518 units.

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International News

Lassa Tyres on-show in Geneva

Lassa Tyres on-show in Geneva

Lassa Tyres Greenways range in Geneva. Just like last year, Lassa has put its first eco-friendly tyre front and centre as this year’s special focus. Lassa’s Greenways is specifically designed to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions with “no compromise on safety, performance and durability”. Other acclaimed tyres, such as the Phenoma UHP tyre line-up, […]

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Motorsport

Pirelli announces first four GP F1 tyre nominations

Pirelli announces first four GP F1 tyre nominations

Pirelli has announced the first set of tyre nominations for the 2015 Formula One season, as promised on Monday after the conclusion of pre-season testing. Using the P Zero White medium compound tyre at all of the first four grands prix, the exclusive F1 tyre supplier will also bring the P Zero Yellow soft tyre to Australia, China and Bahrain, and the P Zero Orange hard tyre to Malaysia’s abrasive Sepang circuit. The P Zero Red supersoft will have to wait until later in the season to be deployed – possibly at the road race GPs.

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Retreading News

Marangoni Industries Manutention inaugurates Louvres distribution site

Marangoni Industries Manutention inaugurates Louvres distribution site

Marangoni Industries Manutention, one of the Marangoni Group’s French subsidiaries, has inaugurated a new logistics and distribution site in Louvres, near Paris, France. The opening is designed to strengthen Marangoni’s presence in an area where, through its subsidiary, it says it has a leading position in sales and service for material handling equipment tyres. The new Louvres site has 2,500sqm of storage space. Marangoni adds that the site shows its ability to evolve with a market in which recent changes have occurred rapidly.

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Product News

Behind the Geolandar H/T G056

Behind the Geolandar H/T G056

Where the new tyre fits in Yokohama’s European 4X4/SUV thinking At the start of March Yokohama announced plans to launch a new 4X4/SUV tyre – called the Geolandar H/T G056 – in Europe this summer. The Geolandar H/T G056 will be available in 25 sizes ranging from 15 to 20-inch diameters, completing the Yokohama line-up […]

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Career Tracks

Poor provision of careers advice hampers economic growth – IMI

Poor provision of careers advice hampers economic growth – IMI

The warning follows IMI sponsored research from the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), which showed that 45 per cent of current industry apprentices had received poor or no advice and guidance on their career choice. Meanwhile, less than 10 per cent said a careers advisor or teacher had helped them find out about apprenticeships. There is currently no statutory requirement for young people to have access to face to face careers advice.

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Legislation

IGA works with DfT on MOT fee review

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is assisting the Department for Transport (DfT) with a project to reassess statutory MOT test fees. The DfT is analysing garage running costs to validate the justification for an increase in MOT test fees to present to the next government, but to make this happen it needs financial costings for MOT test stations as a starting point to the project.

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