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Specialist recruiter Glen Callum Associates joins IAAF

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates, has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Galgo and Cooper Tires develop partnership

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

On the other side of the Atlantic Galgo and Cooper Tires have partnered to “increase productivity, meet customer needs and provide cost savings, by collaborating to align product warranties on new tyres”.

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Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the challenges facing the sector in the coming year.

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Klarius marketing replacement exhausts systems

Klarius marketing replacement exhausts systems

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Klarius has added new exhausts, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and mountings to its 10,000+ product range this month for crossover models such as the Vauxhall Mokka and Ford Kuga.

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Magna Tyres drops Obo name

Magna Tyres drops Obo name

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s almost three years since Magna Tyres Group acquired OBO Tyres, the largest retreader in the Netherlands. Since that time, the Obo facility in Hardenberg has been instrumental in Magna’s ‘Made in Holland’ production plans. The site has now been renamed ahead of a further increase in capacity for these products. The Obo business in Germany has also gained a new name.

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Nokian Tyres eliminating 41 jobs at Finnish plant

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Upon concluding negotiations with employee representatives today, Nokian Tyres has announced it will make 41 workers at its plant in Nokia, Finland redundant. The tyre maker adds that 11 of these redundancies will take the form of retirement or “other agreed arrangements”. It is also still evaluating the possibility of relocating employees within the group, a measure that may decrease the total number of job reductions.

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Camso provides Solideal solution for TLD autonomous baggage tractor

Camso provides Solideal solution for TLD autonomous baggage tractor

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Airport ground equipment specialist TLD has selected the Solideal AIR 561 as original equipment tyre for its new driverless baggage tractor TractEasy and its flagship Jet-16 baggage tractor. Both units have been supplied with Solideal AIR 561 full tyre and wheel assemblies since June 2019.

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Falken’s James Deane secures Formula Drift triple

Falken’s James Deane secures Formula Drift triple

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken drift driver James Deane claimed his third Formula Drift Pro title at Irwindale Speedway, California, on 19 October 2019. The 28-year-old Irishman joined the series in 2017 and has won every year since, making him the first person in Formula Drift history to win three consecutive titles.

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Edinburgh to host the first hotel Electric Vehicle taxi rank in the UK?

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Edinburgh Marina Holdings, the developer of the landmark Edinburgh Marina Scheme, has recently unveiled its innovative proposition for a state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle (EV) taxi rank at the Hyatt Spa & Conference Hotel.

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Tianyu tyre-derived rubber business aiming for India

Tianyu tyre-derived rubber business aiming for India

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Large Chinese reclaimed rubber producer, Tianyu (Shandong) Rubber and Plastic Products Co. Ltd, is aiming to take its tyre-derived rubber business to the Indian market. According to reports citing the company’s export manager, India shows great demand for the product, but at the same time, the country has a large domestic reclaimed rubber industry.

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Another test victory for Goodyear’s new winter tyre

Another test victory for Goodyear’s new winter tyre

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Drivers of powerful cars should consider fitting winter tyres when the mercury begins to drop, particularly if they enjoy exploring the limits of their vehicle’s performance. Auto Bild Sportscars tested 11 such tyres ahead of the coming cold season and recommends several brands. At the other end of the scale, three tyres proved a no-go […]

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Prinx Chengshan hosts dealer conference in Xi’an

Prinx Chengshan hosts dealer conference in Xi’an

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

On 16 October Prinx Chengshan held its 2019 International Dealer Conference in the historic city of Xi’an. The theme for this year’s conference, which was held four years after the last one, was: "together for future".

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Be quiet: Vredestein Traxion 65 promises lower in-cabin noise

Be quiet: Vredestein Traxion 65 promises lower in-cabin noise

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

A successor to the Vredestein Traxion+ will be introduced at the Agritechnica show. The new tyre is called the Traxion 65, and Vredestein says it incorporates new technologies derived from the development of the tyre maker’s flagship VF product, the Traxion Optimall.

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Cambrian: Perfect beach race debut for Kenda

Cambrian: Perfect beach race debut for Kenda

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

For many, the annual Weston Beach Race is the ultimate test of man and machine. More than 900 riders battle it out on the sands of the Victorian seaside resort, with the goal of claiming one of the most coveted prizes in motocross after a gruelling three-hour race.

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Orion Engineered Carbons show new fuel efficient and durable carbons

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

In early October, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced that the company’s novel surface-modified Carbon Blacks for rubber applications will be presented at the 196th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society in Cleveland, Ohio (which was held on 9 October 2019). The meeting is part of the International Elastomer Conference (IEC), which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, observations, regulatory reforms and emerging scientific technologies.

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