Tag: online tyre business

Oak Tyres steps up operations with headquarters development

Oak Tyres steps up operations with headquarters development

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Setting foot inside the entrance of Oak Tyres’ new Newton-le-Willows headquarters, it is clear that the company has made a conscious decision to present a stride forwards in the professionalism of its operations. Renovations to the previously semi-derelict three floor building were taken on as a special project headed by the company’s Gary Cross around 18 months ago; “almost finished” when Tyres & Accessories visited, a strong, corporate aesthetic has been employed, with colours and imagery from the Oak Group’s own Davanti tyre brand, as well as exclusively distributed lines, such as Landsail, added to Oak’s red and greyscale CI.

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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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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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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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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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Barry Shaddick upscales from e-jobsheet with CAM’s UniSerV platform

Tuesday 26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Commercial service provider Barry Shaddick has moved from stand-alone e-jobsheet user to a fully integrated solution based on CAM’s UniSerV platform. The company, located in the south-west of the UK, has invested as the next step in its systems development to provide greater professionalism and connectivity in support of its tyre service work across its commercial depots.

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Selecta invests in CAM Cloud

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Independent tyre dealer Selecta Tyre has invested in CAM Cloud, which allows CAM to host Selecta’s Cameo system in its data centre. CAM states the managed service will provide quality, hassle-free maintenance of Selecta’s server and backup solution across its 15 depots and 40 users.

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Goodyear appoints chief marketing, digital officers for North America consumer business

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Mike Dwyer as chief marketing officer and Mike Dauberman as chief digital officer in its North America consumer business. Both appointments are effective immediately; both will report to Scott Rogers, who was recently named president, North America consumer.

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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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Blackcircles founder appointed strategic advisor at US online tyre retailer

Blackcircles founder appointed strategic advisor at US online tyre retailer

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Mike Welch, the founder of UK online tyre retail website Blackcircles.com, has been appointed to the board of US online tyre retailer SimpleTire. Welch has taken up the position of strategic advisor for the company, which sources inventory from independent suppliers and ships to the customer’s chosen location.

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Tyrepac enters the Thai market

Tyrepac enters the Thai market

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyrepac reports that it has launched Thailand’s first online tyre portal together with Toyota Group member Toyota Tsusho and Bangkok-based automotive supplier Manoyonchai Co. Ltd.

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UK’s online automotive retail outstripping cosmetics and groceries

UK’s online automotive retail outstripping cosmetics and groceries

Tuesday 4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham 2017 represented the perfect opportunity for the UK’s automotive aftermarket to gather as higher technology vehicles continue to push up turnover by 2.4 per cent in 2016. 800 such companies were present at the Birmingham NEC for this year’s show. The aftermarket accounted for £21.6 billion in turnover – a figure boosted by the presence of the more high tech vehicles on Britain’s road in addition to recent record months in new car registrations. Additionally the increasing demand for digital services has helped to boost the online side of the segment, and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which reported the latest figures, states that more car parts, accessories and services are bought online than cosmetics or groceries. Tyres, alongside lubricants and filters, are the most commonly replaced part, and help account for some of the growth in digital sales, though demand for digital devices, including telematics and tyre pressure sensors, has grown fastest. Overall, the SMMT states that the automotive sector makes a contribution to the UK economy of £12.5 billion.

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CAM appoints customer liaison officer, as investment in service continues

CAM appoints customer liaison officer, as investment in service continues

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

CAM has appointed former England under-20 rugby international Rebecca Trist as a customer liaison officer. The company states that her appointment will bolster its customer service team, helping it to provide clients across UK and Republic of Ireland with the latest information on software solutions available to them, and how the technologies can assist in their business improvement.

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European tour leads to continental implementations for e-jobsheet

European tour leads to continental implementations for e-jobsheet

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

CAM’s digital tablet-based work exchange for truck, bus and van, e-jobsheet is to be implemented by key dealers outside the UK following the success of a three-month European tour visiting Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

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