Autogem reveals most compact, lightweight Gemini TPMS sensors
Autogem has introduced its most compact and lightweight TPMS sensor. Named Gemini “after the star sign which can talk to anyone,” according to Autogem, the Gemini can, appropriately, communicate with virtually all vehicle manufacturers, presenting a single solution for aftermarket replacement sensors. Smaller and lighter than Autogem’s previous sensors, the Gemini has a new single-sensor body and come pre-mounte
Summer test – Auto Bild selects 20 finalists from 55 tyres
Size 205/55 R16 is the most frequently purchased tyre dimension in Europe, primarily due to its fitment on compact class vehicles. Recognising this, Auto Bild has selected this size for its comprehensive 2024 summer tyre test. The motoring publication is examining 55 tyres; it hasn’t finished testing but tells its readers that the preliminary round of braking tests in wet and dry conditions has delivered “noteworthy data” for each evaluated tyre.
Graham Willson is retiring as Chief Executive of the British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association at the end of April, and the BTMA board has named Darren Lindsey his successor. Lindsey, who is commercial product director at Michelin Tyre PLC, brings more than 25 years of experience in national and international missions and a wealth of industry knowledge to his new function.
More than 7,000 jobs in total – Continental announces further cuts
When a company says it plans to “strengthen the competitiveness” of its business, job cuts are usually not far away. And so it is at Continental, with the company yesterday confirming that in addition to the changes announced last November, further “efficiency measures” within the company’s Automotive group sector will affect around 1,750 jobs.
Bond acquisition Birkenshaw Distributors forms Scottish Highlands wholesale JV with Goodtread Tyre Co
The Inverness based tyre wholesaler acquired as part of Bond International’s recent deal to acquire Stepgrades Motor Accessories Limited from Halfords Group is forming a joint venture with long term Bond customer Goodtread Tyre Co, based in Alness in the Scottish Highlands. The two parties said the JV would strengthen their tyre distribution operations covering north and west Scotland and the
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Goodyear partners with TyreCall in Ireland
22nd February 2024
Goodyear has appointed TyreCall as “a Full Service Distribution (FSD) partner” in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. According to Goodyear, the strategic partnership will help Goodyear “manage stock, simplify the sales process, and improve the service offered to retailers. “
Pyrum Innovations views the commissioning of reactor 2 (TAD 2) at its main Dillingen/Saar site in Germany as a “new milestone,” and test runs of TAD 2 have resulted in the production of around 60,000 litres of pyrolysis oil, with the first delivery of 24,000 litres earmarked for BASF. Rigorous testing and sampling confirm that the oil meets all required specifications, paving the way for future deliveries.