Lassa Tyres’ first tyre dealer meeting for specialists in the Barcelona region was held on Saturday 21 November at the Camp Nou, coinciding with the Real Madrid – FC Barcelona the football match. Lassa Tyres invited 100 dealers to the game via Barcelona regional distributor, Comercial Rojas.
Banner Batteries, has finalised the formation of its UK sales and marketing team. Alec Morgan, assumes responsibility for the management of Banner Batteries’ key accounts, with four business development managers working alongside him.
Nexen Tire is to launch its first European TV advertising campaign on Eurosport, Europe’s No.1 sports channel. The 30-second commercial will air across 54 European countries for 6 months, from December 2015 to May 2016 via Eurosport, which includes Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, and Eurosport 2 NEE.
The Tyre Equipment Company (TEC) is heading to agricultural show LAMMA this January, where it plans to showcase its range of products for agricultural tyres. This will be the first time that the company has exhibited at the show.
According to the company, TEC prides itself on being able to provide everything that a customer should require for their tyres. To this end, the firm works with equipment manufacturers such as Universal Tool, PCL, Gaither and Schrader.
Valeo Service UK has launched a new clutch catalogue featuring more than 100 new references.
The new references – made up of kits, components and remanufactured units – include 46 new part numbers for Euro 6 OE applications. More than 3000 vehicle applications are covered by the range extension, bringing the total number of LCVs, trucks and coaches covered by Valeo’s clutch range to more than 13,000 across 70 vehicle makes.
Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independently owned oil blender, has been highly commended at the 2015 Birmingham Post Business Awards in the categories of manufacturing business and export business of the year.
The award ceremony hosted 650 people at the ICC in Birmingham in November, celebrating fast-growing, local companies in the West Midlands.
Autoparts UK, an IAAF distributor member, is sponsoring the IAAF conference at ICC, Birmingham taking place on 17 December 2015.
The conference aims to examine current issues from both the UK and Europe, highlight the main changes from both a technical and a market perspective and consider what opportunities are available for the future.
Didcot-based Scotlands Ash Garage has revealed that for every MOT it undertakes between 1 November 2015 – 31 December 2016, it will donate £1 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, with the grand total expected to top more than £2000.
With around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every single day in the UK, Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity committed to providing world-class cancer services for this unique age group in the UK. The life-changing care and support provided ensures young people do not have to face the challenges of cancer alone.
TerraClean has unveiled its latest television advert for its for advanced engine cleaning service, signalling the next stage of the brand’s promotion to a mass audience, with the aim of driving business into independent garages.
The brand is ever present at UK automotive trade and consumer exhibitions and is promoted aggressively through social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. 2016 looks set to be TerraClean’s biggest year yet, with further investment in raising awareness with motorists and also recruiting new service centres where geographical gaps remain, as part of an extended trade campaign.
It’s still sick and India’s government is still thinking of closing it – according to The Economic Times, plans to divest government-owned company Tyre Corporation of India (TCIL) are no longer going ahead, nor is a joint venture partner being sought.
A South Kildare farmer is reportedly benefiting from minimum ground compaction after becoming the first to specify a combination of VF 710/60 R42 and VF 600/60 R30 Michelin XeoBib tyres on a Fendt Favorit 716 – believed to be the largest set of Michelin tyres ever fitted to this model of tractor in Ireland.
Automechanika Shanghai 2015, the second largest Automechanika event worldwide, will open from 2 – 5 December at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Puxi, Shanghai, with record exhibitor numbers expected. Overall this is set to be the largest Automechanika Shanghai to date. Alongside exhibition space and numbers, 100,000 global buyers and trade visitors are expected, an increase of 12 per cent on last year.
Auto Express has published the results of various tests it performed with Goodyear to measure the difference in winter braking distance when tweaking one particular tyre characteristic, and one finding is especially worth reporting as we head into the coldest part of the year. The distance it takes to stop a car doesn’t just vary depending on your choice of winter tyre – it can vary a lot.