UK News

MTS, Bullseye focus on exhaust quality

MTS, Bullseye focus on exhaust quality

MTS exhausts and BullsEye Car Parts have successfully held a workout with garages, promoting the quality of the exhaust brand and its ease of fitment. The MTS “Pizza & Prosecco evening” – taking place at the factor’s Sheffield branch – was designed to bring garages together and discuss the quality behind the MTS brand and the full range of products available from the motor factor.

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International News

Prinx Chengshan building Southeast Asia factory

During a meeting with European dealers, Prinx Chengshan's Michael Chu shared details of the company's plans to set up a new manufacturing facility outside of China. Prinx Chengshan is currently in negotiations with authorities in Malaysia and aims to establish both PCR and TBR production there.

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Career Tracks

New Michelin Guides international director

Gwendal Poullennec has succeeded Michael Ellis as international director of the Michelin Guides. He began in this role yesterday and will manage the 32 editions of the Michelin guide and lead the global team of Michelin inspectors, reporting directly to Pascal Couasnon, director of gastronomic and tourist activities in the Michelin Group.

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Motorsport News

Pirelli-shod JWRC to be decided at Rally Turkey

Pirelli-shod JWRC to be decided at Rally Turkey

The 2018 Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) will be decided by the final round, Rally Turkey. Getting under way this evening, Rally Turkey is a new event where the young drivers, who compete in identical Ford Fiesta R2s fitted with Pirelli tyres, gain a chance to obtain double points. Eight crews still have a mathematical chance of claiming the top prize, a new Ford Fiesta R5 with a tyre and fuel package, together with support for the 2019 WRC2 season.

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Retreading News

Superdoll Zambia gains mine safety accreditation

Superdoll OTR Retreading plant in Ndola, Zambia has been granted accreditation for OTR retreaded tyre distribution after going through all required documentation, company profile and records, according to Superdoll country manager Vick Nachson.

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WLTP impacting tyre markets

WLTP impacting tyre markets

Introduction of the new vehicle emissions and fuel consumption test protocol, the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is already having an impact on what wheels and tyres are available in the market. Of course, the size of vehicle wheels and consequently tyres is hugely influential in vehicle carbon dioxide (CO2) and fuel consumption (miles per gallon – MPG) performance and in recent years there has been a trend by motor manufacturers to fit larger wheels to vehicles, including even larger rim sizes as options.

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