The Tyre European Network (TEN), which comprises independent and professional tyre dealer networks covering 14 countries, has attended a presentation by CAM International on the integration options of e-jobsheet with the TiDaeX platform, enabling commercial tyre service work sharing across borders and languages. Hosted by Tyrenet in Liverpool, the meeting was attended by TEN service partners including Profil from the Netherlands, Top Service Team from Germany, Top Reifen Team from Austria, Dekk Partner from Norway, and Profile Euro Service from Belgium.
WEX Europe Services’ presence at Transpotec Logitec 2017 in Italy allowed it to reaffirm relationships with existing customers and introduce new contacts interested in its fuel cards and telematics systems, the company stated. Held at Veronafiere, the exhibition for fleet owners and distributors attracted more than 84,000 visitors, from 86 countries, in four days. With this visitor base, WEX Europe Services, owner of the Esso Card fuel card portfolio, said the exhibition was the perfect platform to illustrate the benefits the card can provide fleets in Italy.
Heuver Tyrewholesale has reorganised its large off-road tyre range, introducing an extra tyre category between OTR and agricultural tyres. The wholesaler said the new categorisation is a reaction to shifting user requirements and a wide range of tyre possibilities. The “MPT agro industry” selection applies to tyres that do not fit comfortably in the ‘agricultural’ or ‘OTR’ categories. Heuver said its new category will allow it to improve its range and level of service, while allowing customers to find the tyres they need faster than before.
Fast-growing tools brand Angry Jester has launched a new under-bonnet work light, now available exclusively from The Parts Alliance. The unit features 120 LEDs, split into two rows of 60 which can give even distribution of up to 700 Lumens of bright white light, with the option to run at half power with only one row lit.
Schmitz Cargobull and Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG recently started filling tyres with Ultra-Seal from their respective trailer factories. The news comes is one of a series of announcements that show a significant jump in Ultra-Seal usage. At the same time Ultra-Seal reports that it is “systematically acquiring full European network coverage by contracting Europart Denmark and Eurotyre Belgium for the distributorship rights for the sale of Ultra-Sea”.
Bridgestone introduced its project to produce current- technology tyres for the Jaguar XJ220; a development it says has been craved by the classic car’s owners for some years. Four months, 17 specs and hundreds of laps later, the prototypes have been produced, evaluated, and tested, and the final tyre has been approved by Bridgestone engineers and XJ220 aficionado Justin Law, who participated in the project.
From this spring, the Falken Azenis FK510 will be available in 66 sizes compared to the previous 51. “Our addition of 56 new sizes to the Azenis FK510 range reflects the continuing popularity of our UHP tyres,” says Andreas Giese, Manager Corporate Planning at Falken Tyre Europe, about the portfolio expansion.
Westlake tyres has partnered with The Irish Drift Championship (IDC) 2017 and says it will “cooperate with drifters to bring amazing shows for all the visitors”. "Westlake Tyres are pleased to partner the Irish Drift Championship for the 2017 season. The IDC has some of the best drivers from around the globe and they compete at the highest level. Westlake Europe plays a big role in marketing the brand for all our tyre products and aligning Westlake tyre with top championships gives us the perfect opportunity to show-case our motorsport range,” said Chris Carpenter, a partner of Westlake Tyres in Europe.
Avon Tyres has increase production its Cobra motorcycle tyre in response to the successful launch of the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The Cobra tyre is the OE fitment on every Bobber that rolls off the production line, with the bespoke front and rear tyres specially designed for this premium custom bike.
Goodyear has renewed its tyre supply agreement with logistics service provider Ewals Cargo Care, extending a relationship that is more than 20 years old. The pan-European contract covers the supply of tyres for up to 3,000 trailers and 550 tractors as well as a full range of truck tyre support services under the Goodyear FleetFirst banner.
Michelin will supply Pilot Sport 4 tyres to all 1,955 production models of the Alpine A110 First Edition. Exhibited at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the car is fitted with 205/40ZR18 front and 235/40ZR18 rear sizes. The Pilot Sport 4s were designed to complement the character of the car, with Michelin’s engineers completing the development process over two years and more than 3,000km on tracks including the Michelin Technology Center in Ladoux, Charade Circuit in France and at Idiada in Spain.
Euro Car Parts has increased its leisure battery stock to meet increasing demand from independent operators in the caravanning, motorhome and marine sectors. Including market leaders like Bosch, Lion, and Exide, Euro Car Parts offers a comprehensive selection of branded and high performance aftermarket batteries. All Euro Car Parts leisure batteries are supplied with a two-year warranty.