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New £80 million battery factory will create 10,000 jobs

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) - for which the government has allocated £80 million - could create upward of 10,000 jobs.

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Ronal debuts R63 wheel at Essen Motorshow 2017

Ronal debuts R63 wheel at Essen Motorshow 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A striking design quite unlike anything else in the Ronal range, the R63 wheel was debuted at the recent Essen Motorshow. The product features the firm's new Smart Core technology, a development which allows for wheels with intricate designs to be produced in a reliable and affordable manner.

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Trelleborg showing technology at LAMMA 2018

Trelleborg showing technology at LAMMA 2018

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg has shared plans to show a number of technological innovations aimed at helping farmers to produce more, with less at LAMMA 2018.

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Klarius adds 48 exhaust components

Klarius adds 48 exhaust components

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Klarius Products Ltd has added an additional 48 components to its emissions control range. New components cover applications across the automotive spectrum, incorporating old and new models. New parts now available include DPFs for the Ford Transit 2.4TDCi, exhaust muffler boxes with centre pipes for the Fiat 500, combined CAT and DPF units for the BMW 3, 5 and 6 series, plus tailpipes for the Nissan Navara 2.5DCi.

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Forgeline Motorsports selected as Team Dynamics’ US distributor

Forgeline Motorsports selected as Team Dynamics’ US distributor

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Team Dynamics USA has closed its California office and appointed Forgeline Motorsports in Dayton, Ohio as its American distributor.

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Preparing your car for winter – 7-point car maintenance checklist

Preparing your car for winter – 7-point car maintenance checklist

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether you operate one van or 100 vehicles, daily maintenance checks are more important in winter months than ever. Cold weather can present some of the most challenging driving conditions and when winter arrives it’s important to know your vehicle(s) is more than capable of dealing with extreme weather. With only eight hours of sunlight each day and the mercury plummeting overnight, ensure your vehicle is road fit with LeasePlan UK’s winter car maintenance checklist:

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Goodyear goes all-digital at Solutrans

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear presented a totally digital experience at the Solutrans international exhibition of road and urban transport solutions in Lyon, France from 21 to 25 November 2017. There were no tyres on the stand. Rather, hi-tech electronic displays let visitors discover the range of tyres, services and solutions Goodyear offers fleet operators.

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16,000 workers underpaid £1.7 million by 260 firms across UK

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The government has identified £1.7 million in back pay for 16,000 workers – more workers than in any previous naming round. The good news for the tyre industry is that none of the offending companies come from within the tyre sector. Instead, retail, hospitality and hairdressing were the most prolific sectors named in this round. However, with rates rising again in April 2018, young workers in particular are set to have the biggest pay boost in a decade.

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Kings Road Tyres Group management welcome ‘return to independence’

Kings Road Tyres Group management welcome ‘return to independence’

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The management of Kings Road Tyres Group (KRTG) has welcomed the well-known wholesaler’s return to private ownership after reaching agreement to conclude its contractual arrangements with the Sailun Jinyu Group.

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Brake calipers in demand over winter

Brake calipers in demand over winter

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Brake Engineering, one of the UK’s leading braking suppliers, is highlighting to the aftermarket the importance of effective stock management over the winter period with calipers set to be in high demand.

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Double win for Continental in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017

Double win for Continental in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental has scooped top spots in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017 for both its summer and winter products. The Continental ContiPremiumContact 5, and the WinterContact TS 860, both successfully took first place.

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Campaign suggests tyre underinflation present in more than half of UK cars

Campaign suggests tyre underinflation present in more than half of UK cars

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

As part of its activities to support Tyre Safety Month in October, ATS Euromaster tested the tyre pressures of more than 1,000 cars at 28 of its centres across the UK. What it found was that 55 per cent of those vehicles – 561 cars – had at least one underinflated tyre. This high figure closely tallies with the 57 per cent recorded by industry association TyreSafe as part of its ‘Bad Air Day’ campaign.

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Welcoming the digital evolution – Michelin Auto Professional regional forums

Welcoming the digital evolution – Michelin Auto Professional regional forums

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Embracing the ever-evolving digital consumer experience is key to thriving in the tyre retail trade, Michelin’s partner dealers were told at annual regional forums across the UK and Ireland. Guests at the full-day events, held in Windsor, Manchester and Kilkenny, were encouraged to make full use of the tools and advice Michelin provides to develop a slick, engaging and accessible online presence capable of reaching a far wider audience. The forums also highlighted the dedicated end-to-end support that Michelin offers to all partner retailers – giving them the best possible platform upon which to build a solid and loyal customer base.

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Three new HiQ centres open their doors

Three new HiQ centres open their doors

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The HiQ network has grown this month with the addition of three new centres – HiQ Oxford, HiQ Cardiff and HiQ Witney – on 1 December.

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Why combustion engines won’t disappear just yet

Why combustion engines won’t disappear just yet

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In our August edition, this column examined how “the clocking is ticking for combustion engines”, which also means the clock is ticking for conventional tyres designed with combustion engine-centric vehicles in mind. Four months later, both points are true. However, there are also significant challenges facing this market development that also warrant our attention. Two of the obstacles between the status quo and the electric vehicle car parc of the future are charging points and technological recall risk.

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