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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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MRF Tyres adopts 42Gears retail tablet suit

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF Tyres has selected 42Gears EMM Solution to provide secure access to MRF product application on the tablets in the exclusive stores. 42Gears solution allows MRF to remotely manage the MRF application and push app updates. Further, the digital signage solution enhances customer engagement by turning the Lenovo tabs into kiosks during idle time.

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Point S opens 500th outlet in France

Point S opens 500th outlet in France

Friday 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Independent tyre dealer group Point S has opened its 500th point-of-sale in France, and Point S France is planning for further growth by the end of the year. The aim by the end of 2017 is to have 520 locations within the country.

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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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Tyres in Stock launches new webshop

Tyres in Stock launches new webshop

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyres in Stock's online shop has details of more than 30 million tyres. The firm reports that it has always done its best “to make the process as quick and simple as possible”. However, recently Tyres in Stock rebuilt its online presence to accommodate the growth that the firm is expecting.450 suppliers already offer their products through Tyres in Stock, which is active in over 15 European countries. The new software allows the business to pursue what it perceives to be growing international possibilities.

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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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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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First Stop appoints Bentley as retail business consultant

First Stop appoints Bentley as retail business consultant

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

First Stop has appointed Nic Bentley as its new retail business consultant. Bentley promises the national network will back “entrepreneurial” independent garages. He arrives in the role having gained an understanding of First Stop through his time as a key account manager at Euro Car Parts, where he built up a partnership between the two companies. Bentley has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, following additional roles with Unipart and also Castrol.

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The Parts Alliance hails ‘unprecedented success’ of ‘Dream Drive’ Delphi promotion

The Parts Alliance hails ‘unprecedented success’ of ‘Dream Drive’ Delphi promotion

Thursday 18th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has called its Dream Drive promotion, run in conjunction with Delphi during March and April, “an unprecedented success.” Head of marketing, Simon Moore said: “There’s no doubt the Route 66 road trips have really captured customer imagination. As a result, we’ve not only seen existing customers buying more Delphi pads but also many more switching into a great value braking programme that marries excellent quality with a competitive price point.”

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50 new Servicesure Autocentres since start of 2017

50 new Servicesure Autocentres since start of 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance’s garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres has recruited 50 new garages since the start of 2017. The parts distributor adds that the rate of joining has consistently averaged 15 garages per month since the latter part of 2016.

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Merityre ‘benefits’ from Klarius Accredited Garage Scheme

Merityre ‘benefits’ from Klarius Accredited Garage Scheme

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Merityre Specialists Limited is a tyre retailer and fast-fit business that operates 24 branches across southern England, offering a range of tyre services along with quality independent vehicle servicing. Formed in 1961, for over 50 years the company has striven to offer service that exceeds expectation. This focus on quality and development has recently seen a number of Merityre Specialists branches become fully accredited Klarius emissions centres – offering a higher level of technical proficiency and type-approved quality Klarius emissions components to motorists.

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Michelin Auto Professional annual conference explores online opportunities

Michelin Auto Professional annual conference explores online opportunities

Wednesday 16th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Customers who research tyres online, but purchase offline were the major topic of this year’s annual conference for Michelin’s Auto Professional network. Michelin estimates that around 70 per cent of tyre purchases begin online – though actual online tyre purchases remain much lower – so tackling this growth market is now an important aspect of tyre retail, as Mark Meagher, retail programme development manager explains.

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HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

Friday 11th November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has added a new tyre retail outlet to its franchise network in Ruthin, North Wales. Previously known as Automark, the store will reopen as HiQ Ruthin. It brings 12 years of experience and an excellent reputation within its customer base to the network, HiQ states.

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Weeting Tyres’ Kings Lynn store joins HiQ franchise network

Weeting Tyres’ Kings Lynn store joins HiQ franchise network

Tuesday 8th November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has boosted its franchise network in East Anglia, adding a new Kings Lynn store. The site, formerly part of Weeting Tyres, will reopen as HiQ Kings Lynn; Weeting Tyres is a long-time partner of HiQ, with several stores already part of the retail network. Its existing HiQ stores, based in Ipswich, Chelmsford and Bury St Edmunds, have been part of HiQ’s franchise network for the last five years.

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Giti celebrates half-millionth GT Radial FE1 sale with ‘Golden Tyre’ for UK dealer

Giti celebrates half-millionth GT Radial FE1 sale with ‘Golden Tyre’ for UK dealer

Tuesday 1st November 2016 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has celebrated the 500,000th sale of its GT Radial FE1 with a ‘Golden Tyre’ presented to GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC), Perry’s Tyres & Exhausts Service of Cinderford, Gloucestershire. The FE1, launched in 2014, is the fastest selling European pattern in Giti Tire’s history. As of September 2016, more than 580,000 units have been sold in the 21 months it has been available.

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