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Second successive NTDA training award for Bridgestone

Second successive NTDA training award for Bridgestone

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has won the NTDA Tyre Industry Award for Staff Training & Development for the second successive year, and the third time in four years. Since scooping the award in 2018, Bridgestone has strengthened its training team, developed a number of courses for automotive retailers and has even entered into a partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service via an offender training scheme to upskill the commercial tyre industry.

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Yokohama secures first NTDA ‘tyre manufacturer of the year’ award

Yokohama secures first NTDA ‘tyre manufacturer of the year’ award

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has won its first ever NTDA Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award at the Tyre Industry Awards ceremony in Birmingham. The award is presented to the company that, in the judges’ opinion, demonstrates that it is the best all-round ambassador for competitive manufacturing, service provision and a role model for its peers in the industry.

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Avon Tyres, Aston Martin Le Mans victory to be celebrated

Avon Tyres, Aston Martin Le Mans victory to be celebrated

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres will celebrate its famous victory at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with Aston Martin during this year’s Autumn Classic at Castle Combe on 5 October. Established in 2012, the Autumn Classic has developed into a popular event on the classic racing calendar, providing grids full of spectacular cars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

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Newest dealers get the Davanti Experience in Portimão

Newest dealers get the Davanti Experience in Portimão

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Davanti Tyres’ association with Portugal’s Autódromo Internacional do Algarve has continued, with the Oak Group brand making an annual visit to introduce new customers to its range. Davanti has been the official tyre of the AIA’s Racing School since 2017. The 2019 event saw 40 customers take on a series of driving challenges at the circuit to put the brand’s car tyres through their paces.

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Maritime Cargo Services reveals market conditions affecting freight rates

Maritime Cargo Services reveals market conditions affecting freight rates

3rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Shipping plays a vital part in the world of tyre wholesaling. Managing the volatility of freight rates with efficient and transparent service is paramount in maintaining the competitiveness of distribution operations. Maritime Cargo Services, a freight forwarder with significant ties to the UK tyre industry, tells Tyres & Accessoires about the factors affecting the global shipping industry, and how its fluctuations, illustrated by this chart, which shows at a glance the trends of the last 12 months, must be managed effectively to allow tyre wholesalers to operate efficiently.

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Grouptyre Wholesale expands into potters bar

Grouptyre Wholesale expands into potters bar

3rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

South-East Grouptyre member, Grouptyre Wholesale Ltd has opened the doors to a new state of the art warehousing facility in Potter’s Bar, Hertfordshire. The wholesaler, which covers a wide area across the South East, including London and the Home Counties, states that it had outgrown the satellite facility in Brentwood, Essex and decided Potters Bar was the ideal location for the move, with easy links to the A1, M1, M25, M40 and M11 motorways.

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Kirkby Tyres continues expansion plans

Kirkby Tyres continues expansion plans

3rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

In late 2018, Kirkby Tyres completed ‘stage one’ of its expansion plan for its Liverpool-based distribution facility. The wholesaler, which specialises in commercial, OTR and agricultural tyres, opened new state of the art warehousing facilities, with a gala opening which also marked the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Following on from this landmark year, Kirkby has begun ‘stage two’ of its expansion plans. Once completed in 2020, the full expansion will bring its total covered tyre and wheel storage space to 250,000 square feet.

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Kings Road Tyres in administration

Kings Road Tyres in administration

3rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Beleaguered wholesale and tyre services company Kings Road Tyres is now in administration, with KPMG appointed joint administrators. The administration comes at the end of nearly a decade of turbulence for the company, which is one of the UK’s oldest tyre wholesale operations, having been incorporated in 1959.

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Two hundred year-old firm snapped up by Tetrosyl

Two hundred year-old firm snapped up by Tetrosyl

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Tetrosyl, the largest manufacturer and supplier of car care products in Europe and the UK’s biggest independent oil blender, has acquired James Briggs, one of the North West’s oldest and largest consumer chemicals businesses for an undisclosed sum.

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Falken to reveal new efficient passenger car tyre at Equip Auto

Falken to reveal new efficient passenger car tyre at Equip Auto

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken (Booth 3J 081) will unveil the successor to its popular SN832 tyre at Equip Auto in Paris on 15 October 2019. With an emphasis on all-round efficiency, the new Sincera SN110 Ecorun will be the centrepiece of the tyre manufacturer’s display alongside its expanding range of car, light commercial and truck and bus tyres.

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Kordsa welcomes Pirelli Supplier Award

Kordsa welcomes Pirelli Supplier Award

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Kordsa recently received 2019 Pirelli Supplier Award. Having put sustainability at the heart of its activities since 2014, and seeing self-sustainability as the first step to sustainability, Kordsa requires its suppliers and business partners to operate in accordance with the principles in its Statement on Code of Business Ethics and assess their environmental and societal effects.

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Michelin Wheel Safe recognised for its contribution to improving fleet safety

Michelin Wheel Safe recognised for its contribution to improving fleet safety

30th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Global Michelin licensee Wheely-Safe has secured a second national award for its pioneering Michelin Wheel Safe technology after winning the Fleet Safety Product (in-vehicle) category at the Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2019.

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New UK independent tyre dealer group established

New UK independent tyre dealer group established

30th September 2019 | 0 Comments

For the last 11 years Tyres & Accessories’ annual UK retail ranking has consistently shown that the top 20 tyre retailers account for around 2000 branches between then. When you consider that there are something like 10,000 tyre points of sale in the UK, this means that these top firms occupy something like 20 per cent of the business between them. The remaining 80 per cent, however, is spread out amongst thousands of businesses with single-shop or small chain operations. It is not uncommon for individual smaller dealers from this overwhelming majority to feel underappreciated by their manufacturer and wholesaler suppliers who – they think – favour the larger chains. Tyres & Accessories recently met up with Stone Tyres founder John Stone and found out how he and around 100 other shops are working to redress the balance.

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Camfin gains right to buy up to 15% of Pirelli shares

Camfin gains right to buy up to 15% of Pirelli shares

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli shareholder Camfin now has the right to buy up to 15 per cent of Pirelli shares. The news came when Camfin announced on 26 September that it had underwritten “an additional financial instrument, maturing in September 2022, denominated ‘Call Spread’ with 8.9 million Pirelli shares underlying”. Call Spread’s shareholding equates to 0.89% of Pirelli’s share capital.

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Reynolds Logistics signs new Goodyear Total Mobility five-year contract

Reynolds Logistics signs new Goodyear Total Mobility five-year contract

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has secured a new five-year partnership with Reynolds Logistics. The family-owned bulk logistics company specialises in the haulage of liquid products, distributing fuels and hazardous goods throughout the UK and Europe. Goodyear will supply the firm with its comprehensive Goodyear Total Mobility offering, including Kmax Gen-2 and Kmax T tyres for trucks, trailers and tankers in the Reynolds Logistics fleet.

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