Company News

Tough times: Michelin evaluating situation for German plant

Tough times: Michelin evaluating situation for German plant

The workforce at the Michelin tyre plant in Hallstadt, Germany was told yesterday that tough times lie ahead. These words came from plant manager Jens Schlemmer; he informed employees that demand for tyres from the factory has been affected by the current tense market situation the country’s carmakers and their suppliers are facing.

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UK News

Pre-registrations are back, VRA told at July member meeting

Pre-registrations are returning to the new car market in a noticeable manner, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Speakers Mike Jones, chair of ASE Global and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana, both indicated in their presentations that late-month registration activity was increasing.

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Product News

Varta Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range is now available

Varta Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range is now available

Varta has introduced its new Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range in the UK market to address the increasing electrical loads to support comfort features, safety devices, and fuel-saving functions in modern vehicles. The Silver Dynamic Auxiliary range provides two different technology solutions — AGM and conventional flooded – to support this increasing electrification especially in dual-battery systems.

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Career Tracks

Joel E Wiegert appointed CEO of Dayco

Joel E Wiegert appointed CEO of Dayco

Dayco LLC has appointed Joel E Wiegert as its new chief executive officer. He is responsible for the global operational performance and strategic direction of Dayco. Wiegert has also been named as a member of Dayco’s board of managers.

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Motorsport News

Don’t Touch Racing Team wins at Hungaroring

Don’t Touch Racing Team wins at Hungaroring

Don't Touch Racing Team win the last race of the recent Truck Racing Championship event at the Hungaroring. The winning vehicle was equipped with Speedline Truck wheels. Speedline Truck, Ronal Group’s truck wheel brand, is the official sponsor of the Berlin-based "Don't Touch Racing" team in the current FIA European Truck Racing Championship season.

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Retreading News

Galgo named Socially Responsible Company for 8th straight year

Galgo named Socially Responsible Company for 8th straight year

Galgo has earned the distinction of being an ESR “Socially Responsible Company” for the eighth consecutive year. This award is given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibly (AliaRSE) and is presented to organizations that are committed to engaging with and supporting social and environmental protection programs within their community.

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Comment

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

This month’s magazine includes our annual leading tyre manufacturers table (click here for more). Ranking the world’s biggest and big tyre firms in this way gives everyone a baseline reference for gauging different firms’ performance and – if previous years are anything to go by – it can be a real conversation starter as well.

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