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Yokohama ‘honoured’ to receive NTDA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

Yokohama ‘honoured’ to receive NTDA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama stated that it was “honoured” to secure the NTDA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2017. In its award-winning campaign, the manufacturer utilised its partnership with Chelsea Football Club to generate high-profile awareness of tyre safety issues, creating a powerful call to action encouraging football fans to check their tyres and travel safely.

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2017 Tyre Industry Awards winners announced

2017 Tyre Industry Awards winners announced

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The winners of the UK’s “tyre industry Oscars” have been announced following a five-month submissions process. Tyres & Accessories was present for the ceremony and, as in previous years was on hand to live tweet the results.

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Tyre sales lower in Q3 2017: ETRMA

Tyre sales lower in Q3 2017: ETRMA

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Companies belonging to the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) experienced a further decrease of replacement market tyre sales in all segments during the third quarter of 2017. This decline was particularly strong in the agricultural segment, where member sales were down 25 per cent year-on-year in the three months to 30 September 2017. The ETRMA comments that sales in agricultural segment confirm a negative trend already seen in 2016.

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HELLA Workshop Calendar Competition

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

HELLA is looking for workshops that have ‘something special’ to feature in the company’s 2019 “Experts At Work” calendar to celebrate the dedication and commitment that technicians make to the industry globally.

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Support TPMS with regular checks – TyreSafe

Support TPMS with regular checks – TyreSafe

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe is reminding drivers not to rely solely on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to ensure their tyre safety. While this valued technology has been proven to improve road safety by advising of a change in tyre pressure, drivers need to check their TPMS is working and be aware that it does not warn drivers of the condition of their tyres nor the amount of tread depth.

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Study: All-season 4% of UK tyre sales in 2016

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

According to a study carried out for Kumho Tire, sales of all-season tyres in the UK are only a little over half the European average. Kumho contracted market research institute GfK to look at all-season tyre sales in ten European countries; GfK found that four per cent of tyre buyers in the UK opted for all-season products.

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NTDA conference opens with launch of manifesto for change

NTDA conference opens with launch of manifesto for change

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 NTDA conference kicked off this morning, with around 200 tyre executives gathering in Milton Keynes for sessions on subjects covering people, technology and looking after business. The initial headline was the publication of the association's “manifesto for change”. This 44-page document details the association's plans for making significant change in the market.

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Online sales an extension of Stapleton’s founding ethos

Online sales an extension of Stapleton’s founding ethos

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

When Sydney Stapleton set up his business in a simple shop parade at 195 High Street, Watford in 1937 he was one of a number of businessmen taking advantage of the growing market for tyres. Growing his business through the 1950s and ‘60s, his personal renown as one of the industry’s most dynamic characters and an entrepreneur of considerable foresight followed. The location of its headquarters in the vicinity of the M1 is testament to this – in the 1960s Stapleton’s supplied replacement earthmover tyres used to build the Watford-Milton Keynes stretch of the motorway.

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MTS eyes mid-range opportunities as prices rise, develops e-commerce offering

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The reduced buying power of the pound is one of the few persistent themes in this period of Brexit induced flux. For the UK’s tyre distributors, it also compounds the effects of rising raw materials prices, and wholesalers must negotiate this period to help support retailers and their already slim margins.

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Vacu-Lug fined £300,000 in forklift death case

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Lincolnshire-based Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Limited was been fined £300,000 on 15 September after a worker died when the fork lift truck he was driving overturned at the company Grantham headquarters three years earlier. Lincoln Crown Court heard the worker was transporting tyres on 30 July 2014 when the fork lift ran over a loose tyre in the road. He was crushed between the fork lift truck and the ground and later died from his injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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Flux in freight markets results in reduced rates

Flux in freight markets results in reduced rates

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Considering the increasing price of oil and continuing consolidation in the freight shipping, the slight decrease in freight rates, as shown on the graph, may come as a surprise. Maritime Cargo Services, a key freight forwarding agent in the UK tyre import business, explains...

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Grouptyre continues warehousing investment

Grouptyre continues warehousing investment

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Grouptyre has continued to invest in warehousing – overall it has 40 local/regional warehouses operated individually by its 10 regional members – and its e-commerce system, GroupLink, this year. The group reports a turnover of more than £310m, and collectively employs more than 1,200 people, of which 42 are business development managers; three regional sales managers cover the country. A nationwide fleet of more than 450 vans make, on average, deliveries to tyre retailers at least twice a day, with greater frequency and on-demand deliveries in some areas.

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Bush Tyres celebrates 70 years of business

Bush Tyres celebrates 70 years of business

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Grouptyre founding member Bush Tyres is celebrating 70 years in business this year. The family-owned company has earned a reputation as Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire's leading independent tyre specialist, in both retail and wholesale, with its place within Grouptyre helping to form a nationally successful business.

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UUG7 meeting to preview new fleet auditing on e-jobsheet

UUG7 meeting to preview new fleet auditing on e-jobsheet

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

CAM will present new fleet audit functionality on e-jobsheet at the seventh UniSerV User Group (UUG) meeting, on Thursday 12 October 2017 in Milton Keynes. The presentation will bring to a close six months of development to ensure end-to-end integration into UniSerV for fleet management purposes.

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TechMan saves time, increases efficiency for Jim Steel Garage

TechMan saves time, increases efficiency for Jim Steel Garage

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

TechMan says new customer Jim Steel Garage has already realised big benefits after going live in August with the garage management system. Led by Kevin Steel and his son Sam, the family run Beeston-based business offers MOTs, servicing and repairs for all makes of vehicle. Formerly a Unipart Car Centre, the business had been reviewing new management systems for several months until a visit from national sales manager Leo Freebairn led to them trying a demo site and opting to go with TechMan.

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