Tag: UK

Tyre Bay Direct now part of Atlas Equipment

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Tyre Bay Direct entered administration on 25 September, the company has announced that it is now part of Atlas Equipment. According to the company website, “After a short break in operations, Tyre Bay Direct is now fully operational and capable of meeting the usual needs of customers.”

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Faccenda extends deal with BVPlus+

Faccenda extends deal with BVPlus+

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc has announced that Faccenda Foods Ltd have extended its contract with Bandvulc’s fleet management division, BVPlus+, to March 2019. The company first became a client in 2008 and the two firms report that they enjoy “a robust business relationship which has gone from strength to strength over that time”.

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Bridgestone to benefit from £500 million Aston Martin UK-Japan trade deal

Bridgestone to benefit from £500 million Aston Martin UK-Japan trade deal

Wednesday 30th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Aston Martin Lagonda has agreed a trade and investment deal between the United Kingdom and Japan worth up to £500 million over the next five years of its second century business plan. The investment program was announced by Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin president and chief executive officer, during his visit to Japan as part of the UK delegation accompanying British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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New models drive rebound in British car manufacturing

New models drive rebound in British car manufacturing

Thursday 24th August 2017 | 0 Comments

British car manufacturing rose 7.8 per cent in July, with 136,397 new units rolling off UK production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Major carmakers ramped up production for new and existing models in the month ahead of summer factory shutdowns, which provide an essential period for plant maintenance, upgrades and re-tooling.

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Eldan comments on Brexit

Eldan comments on Brexit

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Recycling equipment firm Eldan has opted to view Brexit as an opportunity in the midst of uncertainty, commenting on the subject for the first time on 17 August. According to the company, the uncertainty of the UK economy after Brexit and lack of a stable government has not affected the opportunities for Eldan Recycling in this key market. Enquiries show that there is still demand from customers who want to enter the recycling industry, the firm reports.

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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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June production a record for STARCO’s UK factory

June production a record for STARCO’s UK factory

Thursday 6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing production capacity taken out of Europe and relocated to countries where costs are lower. Although STARCO transferred its GS wheel production from Switzerland to Croatia in 2015, the company is very pleased with the performance its tyre and wheel plant in the UK is delivering. It reports that June was a record-breaking month for the factory in Crewe, with a total of 46,000 tyres produced. Furthermore, STARCO says orders for Crewe-made products are on the rise.

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Kerr’s Tyres & Auto to invest £2 million creating 15 new jobs

Kerr’s Tyres & Auto to invest £2 million creating 15 new jobs

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Kerr’s Tyres & Auto, a family-run business first established in 2002, has announced plans to invest in its current premises throughout the province with plans to open a further two additional centres over the next two years. This means investing up to £2 million in the business, creating at least 15 new jobs and a new training facility designed to help with upskilling fitters.

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Extra UK distributing Pirelli cycling tyres in the UK and Ireland

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Cycling products distributor Extra UK has announced it will act as the exclusive distributor of Pirelli’s new PZero Velo tyre range in the UK and Ireland. Pirelli recently announced its return to the cycling tyre market with three versions of its PZero tyres: silver for road racing, red for time trial and blue for four-season use. The new tyre range was announced in May.

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Landsail claims to being driving innovation in UHP sector

Landsail claims to being driving innovation in UHP sector

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Landsail claims to be leading its particular market segment in ultra high performance tyres with its LS588 pattern. Designed and manufactured in an Industry 4.0 production facility, smart manufacturing means Landsail can deliver quality and performance at a price that’s never been possible before.

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New UK headquarters for Goodyear Dunlop

New UK headquarters for Goodyear Dunlop

Monday 8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK has moved to a new headquarters near Solihull. The 26,498-square foot ‘GDHQ’ office is located in the Birmingham Business Park and houses the tyre maker’s sales and marketing teams for its five brands – Goodyear, Dunlop, Fulda, Sava and HiQ – as well as a research and development centre for the Dunlop motorsport business.

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Close, but not yet in the top 20 – tyre retailers pushing forward

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

By definition, the top 20 ranking focuses its attention on the 20 largest retail chains in a given year. However, it would be wrong to assume that there aren’t equally important changes outside the top 20. Take the next five positions for example, there have also been significant changes in the fifth tier (positions 21 to 25 inclusive). And, with some 20,000 points of sale where tyres can be bought in total (including garages), all 25 positions only account for the top 10 per cent of the overall market. With that in mind, let’s take a look at those that just missed out on the attention of being in the top 20.

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UK tyre retail: Second tier growth continues

UK tyre retail: Second tier growth continues

Tuesday 25th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 tyre retail ranking continues the trend of recent years when it comes to the second group of five leading retail chains. For the last few years we have seen this “second tier” group grow steadily towards the top tier.

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Duraturn UK establishes local sales team

Friday 7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Duraturn UK, the local branch of Chinese petrochemical giant Yanchang Petroleum’s Yanchang Rubber tyre manufacturing operation, has established a local sales team. After a recruitment process that ran through the course of 2016, Duraturn UK has appointed a team of sales, sales support and administration staff dedicated to the development of the tyre brands presence in the UK market.

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Tyrexpo and GarageXpo set for October launch

Thursday 6th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyrexpo UK 2017 will be staged in Hall 7 of the NEC in Birmingham between 4 and 5 October, with around 3,500 square metres of floor-space. Hosted by SingEx Exhibitions of Singapore, it becomes the latest show to form part of the firm's event portfolio of tyre and automotive related exhibitions. SingEx currently stages ongoing bi-annual tyre shows in Singapore and Johannesburg, South Africa along with yearly events in India (Delhi and Chennai) and the company is now turning its attention on the UK market.

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