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Ronal Group launches new website

Ronal Group launches new website

Wednesday 18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Ronal Group has launched a new website in eight languages at www.ronalgroup.com. Following its major relaunch, it now comes in a modern design and satisfies increased user needs and expectations in terms of its usability.

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Giti commences direct digital sale of car tyres to German consumers

Giti commences direct digital sale of car tyres to German consumers

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire Deutschland has made its Giti brand car tyres available to end users via its own web shop. In doing so, it joins a select band of tyre manufacturers pursuing similar distribution strategies in particular markets.

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SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Blackcircles.com CEO Mike Welch left the employment of the company he founded in August 2017. Since then he has joined the board of SimpleTire.com, a fast-growing, US-based online tyre business. Meanwhile he also remains a consultant to blackcircles.com. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with the well-known tyre entrepreneur to find out more about his latest venture. SimpleTire.com is the brainchild of brothers Andy and Josh Chalofsky. Andy has been in the tyre business since he was a teenager and started out in the warehouse of his family’s brick and mortar tyre business. From here he worked his way up and took over a subsidiary tyre business after graduating college. In 2012, he started building the foundations of what is now SimpleTire.

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e-tail tyre prices up 7% in 2017

e-tail tyre prices up 7% in 2017

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

While it was once known as the bastion of bargain basement tyre prices, the cost of car tyres in the UK online retail space has increased significantly since the start of 2017. According to the latest data compiled by industry analysts Encircle Marketing, the average online tyre price increased 7 per cent in the eight months between January and August 2017. On average every segment was up by at least a couple of per cent, but in August specialist products (such as run-flats) were being sold at prices 8 or even 9 per cent higher than in January 2017.

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Horiba Mira and MSC Software launch first virtual proving ground

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira is now offering what it calls the world’s first commercially available virtual proving ground. According to the company, the virtual proving ground provides a 3D representation of the durability and ride comfort surfaces from Horiba Mira’s own world class proving ground in a format directly compatible with MSC Adams Car software.

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Michelin tops online brand prominence table

Michelin tops online brand prominence table

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has taken first place in Tyres & Accessories annual online brand prominence table, conducted in association with analysts NetNames. Following the news that Michelin is the strong online brand in terms of social media equity both in the UK and globally, the French tyre maker is no doubt delight to continue its historically strong showing. However, for the second year in a row, Continental overtook Michelin in terms of brand sentiment. And when you consider that Continental is also Michelin’s main contender in terms of social media equity, it now appears that pole position in the online space is a two horse race between Michelin and Continental. That’s said, at the other end of the spectrum mid-range and economy brands have registered some significant increases in online brand prominence during the last 12 months.

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Kingsway connects with UniSerV

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Kingsway Tyres, which recently became part of the Lodge Tyre Group, is committing significant investment in CAM technologies in addition to its already sizeable participation in the e-jobsheet tablet platform.

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Experts gather for 4th FTire User Meeting in Aachen

Experts gather for 4th FTire User Meeting in Aachen

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

For the 4th time, vehicle engineers and tyre experts from around the world visited Aachen, Germany between 11 and 13 September to exchange experiences of the FTire model and discuss varying applications and future demands for the tyre model together with its creator, Professor Gipser.

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Michelin takes global social media double

Michelin takes global social media double

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In something of a coup for the French manufacturer, Michelin has regained both the global and UK crowns in Tyres & Accessories’ annual report on social media influence. Meanwhile, India’s largest tyremaker, MRF Tyres, will have surprised many by rising six places into third place on the global table.

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MTS launches ‘major upgrade’ to TyreClick

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has launched what it terms “a major upgrade” to its TyreClick online retail site for independent customers. The company states that the upgrade represents one of the biggest and most significant investments in TyreClick since its launch in 2014, including a number of new design and user functionality features. The tyre wholesaler added that it would “never stop investing in its ambition to make TyreClick the best tyre selling site in the business” following the implementation of the new developments.

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Autogem completes £6 million relocation

Autogem completes £6 million relocation

Thursday 31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a busy year for Autogem. First managing director Prashant Chopra was named chairman of the NTDA. Then the company launched its innovative groove glove laser tyre tread scanning system at AutoMechanika in Birmingham. Shortly afterwards, the company relocated to new modern premises in Wembley, north London. Tyres & Accessories caught up with Prashant Chopra at the new headquarters and found out more.

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e-jobsheet expands to include fleet audit enhancements

Friday 18th August 2017 | 0 Comments

e-jobsheet subscribers will be able to offer an improved service for inspecting and auditing direct and third party fleets with the introduction of the new fleet audit facility next month, as the open-architecture, digital tablet-based work exchange for truck, bus and van moves into testing by dedicated fleet auditors during August.

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Chevin: Future fleet software must support increased autonomous vehicle data security

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Fleet software needs to be ready to respond to new technological advancements as smart vehicles start to flood the market, with a primary focus on the importance of data security, says Chevin. The company points out that autonomous and connected cars and vans are becoming increasingly popular amongst British drivers, so it’s important that fleet software adapts simultaneously in order to support increased levels of data and tighter security measures that will be needed.

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MRL launches new website

MRL launches new website

Thursday 3rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

MRL Tyres Ltd. (India) has launched a new website at www.mrltires.com. The new site is designed to offer enriched content and give users a better browsing experience from their mobile devices. With this in mind, the layout of the site has been optimized for browsing from tablets and smartphones.

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Just Tyres launches new website

Just Tyres launches new website

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Milton Keynes-based Just Tyres has launched a new website designed to provide customers with a variety of features at the click of a button. Consumers will be able to find their tyre type and size, test ratings and recommended retail prices more efficiently when purchasing tyres on a PC or mobile, as well as the option of same-day delivery.

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