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EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union has made its conclusive statement on the introduction of anti-dumping tariffs on truck and bus tyres and retreads manufactured in China. As previously announced, the EU will impose fixed rate anti-dumping duties on the products, with the final regulation 2018/1579 implemented from 23 October. This ends speculation that percentage rates could be applied. In fact, the EU has revised tariff levels up, almost across the board.

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Midwest, Monmore launch new hybrid training course

Midwest, Monmore launch new hybrid training course

18th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Monmore Auto Parts and Midwest Motor Factors have announced details of their latest training opportunity for garages, to help equip technicians with the right skills around hybrid technology vehicles.

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Shire Aggregates specifies Michelin X Works tyre after trial highlights savings

Shire Aggregates specifies Michelin X Works tyre after trial highlights savings

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Shire Aggregates has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 12 new MAN 32-tonne 8x4 tippers and adopted a Michelin policy as standard for future tyre purchases. The decision came after a trial set of Michelin X Works tyres demonstrated potential savings of “more than £26,000 a year” in running costs, the company states.

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Wejo: 7 million cars on tracking platform, new Manchester office

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Wejo, a leading UK technology company which collates data from connected vehicles, has announced that its technology is now tracking seven million vehicles in 190 countries worldwide and it has acquired a Silicon Valley based technology firm as part of its expansion plans.

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Daniel Lloyd crowned inaugural TCR UK champion

Daniel Lloyd crowned inaugural TCR UK champion

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The inaugural TCR UK Championship, backed by tyre supplier Yokohama, has been won by WestCoast Racing’s Daniel Lloyd following a thrilling climax in challenging weather conditions at Donington Park.

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Tructyre, ATS Euromaster merging heavy tyre businesses

Tructyre, ATS Euromaster merging heavy tyre businesses

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

When Michelin acquired truck tyre supplier and service provider Tructyre almost a year ago, it gained one of the UK’s most successful independent commercial vehicle tyre management groups. It now intends to evolve this asset into Britain’s largest national heavy tyre business by merging Tructyre with the heavy tyre operation currently belonging to ATS Euromaster.

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MAF Sensors now available same-day

MAF Sensors now available same-day

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Due to the success of the same day distribution agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution, WAIglobal has made its new range of MAF sensors available from the 14-branch distribution network.

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What makes a good halogen bulb?

What makes a good halogen bulb?

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Although you wouldn’t think so at first glance, headlight bulbs are high-precision products. While a normal household bulb distributes its light over a radius of just a few metres, a headlight bulb combined with the reflector has to transfer the light accurately onto the road at a distance much greater than 50 metres.

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Mahle Aftermarket appoints Aliya Lam as sales manager for Northern Ireland & Eire

Mahle Aftermarket appoints Aliya Lam as sales manager for Northern Ireland & Eire

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

In a buoyant period that has seen its team strengthened with a series of new appointments and promotions, Mahle has announced that Aliya Lam will be the new sales manager for Northern Ireland & Eire, in addition to her current role as sales & marketing manager at Mahle Aftermarket UK.

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Trico scoops retail supplier of the year award at A1 convention

Trico scoops retail supplier of the year award at A1 convention

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Windscreen wiper blade manufacturer and supplier, Trico, has won the prestigious Retail Supplier of the Year award at A1 Motor Stores’ annual convention, recently held in Budapest.

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‘Thrilled giant strides acknowledged’ – Bridgestone reacts to Tyre Industry Awards double

‘Thrilled giant strides acknowledged’ – Bridgestone reacts to Tyre Industry Awards double

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has said its double NTDA Tyre Industry Awards 2018 victories “endorse” its “hard work over the past 12 months.” The manufacturer was presented with the Staff Training & Development accolade, along with the headline Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award – the third time it has claimed the honour in the past four years.

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Roy Croft passes at 89

Roy Croft passes at 89

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Roy Croft, who was managing director of Stapleton’s for most of the second half of the twentieth century, died with family at his side at the age of 89 on Sunday 7 October following a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Jean.

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Tructyre Fleet Management adopts Ctrack advanced telematics targeting driver behaviour

Tructyre Fleet Management adopts Ctrack advanced telematics targeting driver behaviour

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Commercial tyre management specialist Tructyre Fleet Management, has adopted an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack, an Inseego company, which will be used to help monitor and improve driver behaviour and fleet productivity. Tructyre will use the web-based vehicle tracking system across a fleet of more than 150 vans and HGVs to achieve greater visibility across the company’s UK operation. It will also be used alongside integrated driver communication, fleet management and reporting tools. This should increase staff engagement, gain operational control and realise added performance insight, the company states.

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Cooper announces plan to end light vehicle tyre production at Melksham

Cooper announces plan to end light vehicle tyre production at Melksham

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe is to enter a 10 month consultation period to decide the future of light vehicle tyre production at its Melksham, Wiltshire facility. News sources suggest that light vehicle tyre production currently in Melksham would be shifted to its factory in Serbia, pending the outcome of the consultation. The company states that the proposed change is a result of the “cost-competitive, globalised environment.” It adds that the Melksham facility “in its present form is not competitive within the Cooper global manufacturing network or the tyre industry at large.” It is Cooper Tire Europe’s highest cost production facility, and the company adds that it considers expanding or updating the facility to meet its light vehicle tyre needs to be “not economically feasible.”

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres marks two years without a RIDDOR accident

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres (DAT) reports the world’s only specialist producer of aircraft tyres has achieved two years of continuous operation at its Birmingham, UK, plant without a reportable accident.  “This is a fantastic result and one which we believe to be unique in the current UK tyre industry and amongst the best for this region” claimed Gordon Roper, Chief Executive Officer.

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