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Venson Automotive Solutions publishes tyres white paper

Venson Automotive Solutions has published a free white paper on tyres for fleet decision-makers and company car and van drivers. The company states that “all too often price wins over vehicle use, age and mileage when it comes to buying and replacing tyres,” compared to the investment devoted to preparing vehicles for the latest connected technology.

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Test World appoints business development managers for Asia, Europe, test engineers

Test World appoints business development managers for Asia, Europe, test engineers

Test World has announced the appointment of two key, new staff to manage demand from customers in Asia and mainland Europe. Investing in business development managers in China and Germany is intended to sustain and build on recent business expansion. Test World continues to meet the increased demand for its tyre and vehicle testing services at its Ivalo proving ground in northern Finland.

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Giti to support new evening track programme at MotoFest Coventry 2020

Giti to support new evening track programme at MotoFest Coventry 2020

Giti Tire has extended its support of MotoFest Coventry with an evening circuit programme for the first time. The main GT Radial sprint circuit will host a full track programme on the Saturday night, including a dynamic display of wheel to wheel motorsport from teams involved in the VW Fun Cup UK series.

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye EU

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye EU

As the February 2020 issue of Tyres & Accessories goes to press, the United Kingdom is officially leaving the European Union after three years of intense dispute and debate. At the same time, 2019 wasn’t a great year for the automotive and tyre industries (see page 36 onwards for further details of what has transpired during the last 12 months). And with a no-deal scenario presenting the possibility of import tariffs on and parts, 2020 doesn’t look like it is going to be a whole bunch better. However, while the disappointing performance of the car and tyre markets is linked to Brexit, the issues are not one and the same.

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