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Kirkby Tyres’ 80,000sqft central distribution centre expansion nears completion

Kirkby Tyres’ 80,000sqft central distribution centre expansion nears completion

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Kirkby Tyres’ 2017 expansion programme will see its first warehouse completed in December 2017, with the 80,000sqft of new floor space, across nine additional new warehouses, fully operational by March 2018. In total, Kirkby will fit in 2,500 additional tyre racking units, enabling 8.9m high tyre storage facilities. The wholesaler will also add 10 more loading bays to its operation. In order to realise this expansion, Kirkby purchased three acres of land adjacent to its Speke headquarters, allowing it to increase its stock capacity and further improve its logistical operations, and increasing its total footprint to approximately nine acres. Kirkby added that the expansion would require more local personnel to be employed, and enable the company to offer customers a wider range of brands, sizes and applications.

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Nokian breaks ground on new North America factory

Nokian breaks ground on new North America factory

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres marked the beginning of building work on the company’s third factory on 20 September. The new greenfield site is located in Dayton (Rhea County), Tennessee, USA. Annual capacity will be 4 million tyres, with expansion potential in the future. The site will also house a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tyres. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018 and the first tyres are to be produced in 2020.

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Kraiburg Austria invests in Spain

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Having appointed Alessandro Bottesini as sales manager in March, Kraiburg Austria now offers extended technical support for its proven, high quality products. The company reports that in it is experience such a move is important for market growth. Furthermore it is of crucial importance for the fleets to under-stand how to fit retreaded tyres with a perfectly matched combination of pattern design and compound for the relevant application.

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Jiangsu General Technology establishes US tyremaking subsidiary

Monday 7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Jiangsu General Technology Co., Ltd. is establishing a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Georgia, US, which is likely to be called General Rubber (North America) Limited.

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ZC Rubber installs artificial intelligence system

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has installed a smart factory project based on the ET industrial brain artificial-intelligence (AI) service system for manufacturing launched by Alibaba Cloud. The goal is to “greatly improve the production in the factories”, according to the company. The cooperation between ZC Rubber and Alibaba Cloud reportedly started at the end of 2016.

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Carlstar opens new distribution centre in Western Canada

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Carlstar has announced the opening of a new Canadian distribution facility located in Edmonton, Alberta. The 60,000 square-foot facility offers full distribution capabilities, including assemblies in all sizes, the tyremaker said.

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Borbet enlarging toolmaking facility at main plant

Borbet enlarging toolmaking facility at main plant

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet has announced plans to expand its main factory in Hallenberg-Hesborn, Germany to accommodate an enlarged in-house toolmaking facility. A 1,130-square metre hall will be erected alongside the existing toolmaking centre; Borbet says the hall will be built by the end of September, and the entire project completed by the start of 2018 at the latest.

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Kwik Fit opens 10th branch in Hungary

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has begun automotive repairs and servicing at its 10th location in Hungary, with the addition of a new centre in Kecskemét. The opening ceremony for the centre was performed by Olympic medal winning wrestler Norbert Növényi and István Bogasov, Kecskemét city councillor, who joined centre owner Gyorgy Meszaros to mark the start of operations. Gyorgy Meszaros is running the Kecskemét centre under a franchise agreement with Kwik Fit Hungary. Meszaros has operated a car dealership on the site since 2003 and saw a Kwik Fit franchise as a way to offer customers a full range of automotive maintenance and repair services under an internationally respected brand.

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Hamaton expanding to accommodate North American market growth

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

TPMS specialist Hamaton Ltd states that since opening last November, its North American headquarters – Hamaton Inc. – has achieved strong first-year growth. This growth, it adds, has accelerated rapidly in recent months following the acquisition of a number of new customers.

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Michelin unveils European Distribution Centre in Stoke-on-Trent

Friday 7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin Tyre has unveiled a new 53,500 square metre European Distribution Centre (EDC) at its UK headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent. The EDC came following £10 million of investment and has helped create 100 logistics and customer service jobs over the last 12 months. In addition, work has begun on an additional 12,000 square metre warehouse for Michelin’s truck retread factory, also on Campbell Road. This new project is due to be completed by the end of this year.

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Millbrook expanding Test World facilities in Finland

Millbrook expanding Test World facilities in Finland

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Millbrook Group is to expand its Test World site in Finland, which will see it become Europe’s leading location for tyre testing. The project will increase the capacity for testing on natural snow and ice, and introduce wet and dry braking, aquaplaning and split friction surfaces. News of the expansion project was announced on 12 June.

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CAMCE signs to build Morocco tyre plant with Tijan Petroleum

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 May CAMCE signed a commercial contract with Tijan Petroleum Co. Ltd. to build a new tyre plant in Morocco. According to local news reports, CAMCE vice president Hu Wei signed the contract with Tijan vice president Ibrahim Khayat witnessed by chairman Luo Yan of CAMCE and executive vice president Ahmed Khayat of Tijan.

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Horiba Mira gives test facilities an electric boost

Horiba Mira gives test facilities an electric boost

Monday 12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Horiba Mira has improved its capabilities in Electromagnetic Compatibility testing, investing in a range of new components to add to its world-class facilities. As part of the £0.5m investment, Horiba Mira has acquired a range of products which support the latest developments in plug-in vehicle technology.

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Martins Industries opens Europe distribution centre

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Martins Industries, which manufactures tyre and wheel storage pallets, safety inflation systems and tyre handling equipment, has opened a distribution centre and sales office in The Netherlands.

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CD Auction Group expands with opening of new LCV remarketing centre

CD Auction Group expands with opening of new LCV remarketing centre

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

CD Auction Group, the online vehicle remarketing and fleet support company, is expanding its operations in Corby with an additional site featuring a 24-hour, 7-days a week vehicle reception centre.

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