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Univergomma reports significant sales growth in 2017

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Univergomma Spa, the apparent number two in the Italian tyres replacement market, has reported significant sales improvement in 2017. The firm specifically reported a turnover figure north of 135 million euros. This figure includes international sales, with particular success reported in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Micheldever welcomes DfT’s MOT change u-turn

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Group has welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision to maintain the existing ‘3-1-1’ MOT regime. The conclusion follows last year’s consultation on extending the date of the first MOT test from three to four years.

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Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Eden Tyres & Servicing (ETS) recently named the company's shortlist for their 2017 Technician Of The Year awards, sponsored by Firestone. Fast fitters from ETS’s 14 Midlands sales depots were nominated for the prestigious award and the hopeful contestants were whittled down to a shortlist of 10. Finally, one overall winner was crowned the official Technician Of The Year.

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Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) celebrated its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo on the 16 January 2018. The association was inaugurated in 1985 in order to offer “comprehensive representation, advocacy and to champion to all manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka”.

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Kumho’s updated 2018 car tyre range

Kumho’s updated 2018 car tyre range

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At the start of the year both Kumho and long-term UK distributor Micheldever announced that the two parties would stop working together at the end of May. The upshot is that from the second half of 2018 Kumho will being distributing its car tyre products itself. It’s too early to talk about this in any more detail and this month’s car tyre feature is somewhat more product orientated, so here’s a run-down of the South-Korean tyremaker’s UK 2018 car tyre range.

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Pirelli man earmarked to head Bridgestone in Germany

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

After close to two decades at Pirelli, Christian Mühlhäuser will soon join Bridgestone as head of the tyre maker’s operation in Germany. According to numerous sources, he will succeed Andreas Niegsch, whose tenure as head of Bridgestone Deutschland GmbH will reportedly end this year.

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GEM voices support for 3mm tyre changes

GEM voices support for 3mm tyre changes

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Change is inevitable, but it’s important to time it right. Michelin claims its tyres deliver safe performance down to the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm and considers changing tyres beforehand unnecessary, costly to motorists and fleets, and harmful to the environment. The tyre maker has heavily promoted this point of view in recent times, but its message isn’t finding an audience with everyone. In a statement issued today, GEM Motoring Assist recommends that motorists change their tyres earlier.

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BKT represents winter off-highway ranges

BKT represents winter off-highway ranges

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re more used to seeing winter tyres in the car and truck segments, however off-highway tyre specialist BKT has launched a range of tyres developed with colder conditions in mind. These are the Earthmax SR 22, Snow Trac and Earthmax SR 42 for OTR applications, as well as Earthmax SR 33 and Ridemax IT 696 for the industrial sector.

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Goodyear applying its artificial intelligence technology to on-demand mobility

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2016, Goodyear Europe launched its Proactive Solutions in the UK and 11 other European markets, offering fleets a predictive maintenance model. Goodyear’s know-how in the realm of artificial intelligence is now being put to use in the on-demand car sharing and ride hailing services sector in the USA; Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced its participation in a pilot programme with start-up firm Stratim.

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Firestone partners with Sofar Sounds to deliver secret concerts

Firestone partners with Sofar Sounds to deliver secret concerts

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Firestone tyre brand has teamed up with music events company Sofar Sounds to host five secret concerts in February and March 2018 in different cities across Europe. Bridgestone Europe views this partnership as “an opportunity for Firestone and Sofar Sounds to promote their shared mission,” namely to “support emerging musical talent and create an authentic music experience for artists and fans alike.”

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Mike Scanlon passes away

Mike Scanlon passes away

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Mike Scanlon, the well-known former editor and founder of Tyre Trade News died this morning. According to friends and colleagues he “passed away peacefully in his sleep”.

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ECP CEO comments on 3-1-1 decision

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts has welcomed the news that the first MOT will stay at three years following the conclusion of a government consultation period today:

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European new car sales hit 10-year high

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is positive to see that demand for new cars in Europe grew by +3.4 per cent in 2017 and reached a 10-year high of 15.6 million units sold”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, commenting on the latest figures by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it ‘a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike’, after months and months of intensive lobbying.

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Miller Oils acquires FAST

Miller Oils acquires FAST

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Millers Oils Ltd, the independent blender and supplier of advanced oils, lubricants and fuel treatments to the automotive (including motorsport and classic), industrial and commercial vehicle sectors, is pleased to announce that the company has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital in Fuel Additive Science Technologies Ltd (FAST).

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