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Magna Tyres opens South Africa office

Magna Tyres opens South Africa office

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has opened a new regional office in South Africa. In recent years, Magna Tyres has been extremely successful in South Africa and the neighbouring countries. According to the company, the objective is to increase market share, focus on improving customer relationships and satisfaction in this high potential region.

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Cawleys signs Vacu-Lug Tyre Management deal

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Cawleys, one of the UK’s leading, independently-owned recycling companies, has signed a tyre supply and maintenance agreement with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management.

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Sofie Bronserud joins Bridgestone North Region marketing team, Stuart Attfield promoted

Sofie Bronserud joins Bridgestone North Region marketing team, Stuart Attfield promoted

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has made appointments to its marketing teams in both its European head office and North Region. Following Stuart Attfield’s promotion to the role of EMEA consumer brand manager in Brussels, Sofie Bronserud will take up his former role as North Region brand manager, based in Warwick.

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Scottish Borders Council gritters choose Michelin XDW Ice Grip policy

Scottish Borders Council gritters choose Michelin XDW Ice Grip policy

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Scottish Borders Council is readying itself for the winter with a move to fitting Michelin XDW Ice Grip tyres across its fleet of gritters. The decision follows a trial during the challenging weather conditions earlier in 2018, when drivers found Michelin’s full-on winter fitments – typically the preserve of fleets operating in the Nordic markets and parts of mainland Europe which see extreme winter conditions – offered a significant increase in grip compared to those fitted with standard tyres.

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Ronal celebrates successful Essen Motor Show

Ronal celebrates successful Essen Motor Show

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Ronal Group is celebrating this year’s Essen Motor Show. The company exhibited from 1 to 9 December 2018 and presented new items in the Ronal, Speedline Corse and Speedline Truck Brands. Taxi rides in the motor sport hall in the RONAL “Zetti” BMW Z4 GT3, which took part in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring, were another highlight.

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Euro Car Parts distributing Texa diagnostic software

Euro Car Parts distributing Texa diagnostic software

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has expanded its Workshop Solutions diagnostic range with the addition of the Texa car, supercar, motorcycle and LCV portfolio.

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Giti to pioneer first all-women’s team at Nürburgring 2019

Giti to pioneer first all-women’s team at Nürburgring 2019

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the completion of the 2018 motorsport season, Giti Tire says it will feature a record four vehicles participating in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race, including driving the first all-women racing and technician team. The pioneering all-women team is the first of its kind at the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.

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Prinx Chengshan the only HKEX-listed tyremaker at Tire+

Prinx Chengshan the only HKEX-listed tyremaker at Tire+

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Based in the city of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition is particularly close to the Chinese off-shore territories of Hong Kong and Macau. Still, despite the show’s proximity to such personal and corporate wealth, Prinx Chengshan unique inasmuch as it was the only Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX) listed tyre manufacturer at the show.

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More vehicles covered in SMPE’s Brake Light Switch range

More vehicles covered in SMPE’s Brake Light Switch range

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

SMPE’s (Standard Motor Products Europe) brake light switch range now covers an additional 267 vehicle models for a massive 281,000 more vehicles on UK roads. As part of its ongoing catalogue development, this is the latest increase across a series of SMPE ranges and follows the recent work on its aftermarket portfolio of ABS Sensors, resulting in coverage for a further 2.7 million cars on the UK’s roads. SMPE’s brake light switch range includes 146 part numbers covering 31,397,706 UK vehicles.

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Exol Taurus Euro FE Plus 5W-30 meets Scania lubricants spec

Exol Taurus Euro FE Plus 5W-30 meets Scania lubricants spec

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Exol has announced that one of its lubricants has recently received formal acknowledgement from Scania. Exol Taurus Euro FE Plus in SAE 5W-30 complies with Scania specification LDF-4, and forms part of its lubricants range, covering heavy duty vehicle applications.

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2018 IAAF conference warns aftermarket of ‘profound transformation’

2018 IAAF conference warns aftermarket of ‘profound transformation’

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The IAAF Annual Conference, sponsored by Impression Communications, addressed some of the ongoing issues that loom large and threaten to impact the aftermarket in 2019 and beyond, including the future UK-EU relationship, the danger of counterfeit goods, fast evolving technology and vital legislation to access in-vehicle data, as it hosted one of the largest conferences to date.

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Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series

Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s global motorsport partnership with promoter SRO Motorsports Group has been strengthened with the arrival of the Blancpain GT World Challenge in 2019. The global championship brings together the Pirelli World Challenge in USA alongside the other GT sprint series promoted by SRO throughout Europe and Asia. This brings the total number of SRO competitions supplied by Pirelli up to 12. Pirelli will also become the headline sponsor of the new Pirelli GT4 America series, with 36 cars homologated, 20 of which are brand new models.

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Vredestein Traxion Optimall wins LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards gold medal

Vredestein Traxion Optimall wins LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards gold medal

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has been awarded the gold medal in the LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards’ Driven Innovation category for its Traxion Optimall tyre. This VF (very high flexion) tractor tyre is designed to deliver traction, fuel efficiency and productivity to reduce substantially the total cost of ownership. It will be displayed on the Vredestein stand at LAMMA Birmingham, the UK's largest farm machinery, equipment and services show, on 8-9 January.

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Goodyear to launch 3-tier UUHP Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre range for road and track

Goodyear to launch 3-tier UUHP Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre range for road and track

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear will launch a new range of three ultra-ultra-high performance (UUHP) tyres in 2019. The manufacturer’s flagship SuperSport range will be available in three variants – Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS – all of which are designed for use on performance vehicles in 18-21” rim sizes.

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Autoelectro ‘getting remanufacturing message through, but still work to do’

Autoelectro ‘getting remanufacturing message through, but still work to do’

13th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The practice of remanufacturing, described by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in its 2018 Automotive Sustainability Report as ‘the backbone of the circular economy’, Autoelectro’s Nick Hood shares the feedback he’s received on the practice while out in the field.

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