Diagnostics specialists Launch Tech UK has appointed Mike Carter as technical manager. As the new Technical Manager, Carter’s role will involve providing technical support and demonstrations to customers, sales support and producing content for YouTube as Launch Tech UK continues to develop its digital strategy.
Vehicle repair prices rise by a third year-on-year
Data analysis from Intelligent Motoring, the parent company of MotorEasy, Motokiki and Warranty Assist, reveals the cost of vehicle repairs has risen on average by 33 per cent January-June 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.
Majority of UK drivers in favour of speed-limiting technology
Almost three out of four UK motorists (73 per cent) back using in-car technology that would help ensure they stick to the speed limit. Speed limiters which actively regulate speed, make a sound or vibrate through the steering wheel or pedals have just become compulsory for new cars introduced in the European Union - and August’s Startline Used Car Tracker reveals they would be welcomed here.
Mobile tyre service demand to rise 25% in 2023 – ATS Euromaster
ATS Euromaster reports that demand for its mobile tyre service increase rapidly over the last two years. The tyre retail business currently attends 9,000 jobs a month on average. A quarter more jobs are expected next year.
Having joined the company in August 2021, Point S Tyre & Autocare has appointed Tony Valentine as fleet manager. Up till now, Valentine has been a business development manager for the network. From here on he takes responsibility for establishing and growing Point S’ presence in the fleet market. This will involve building close relationships with fleet managers and working closely with Point S members to develop “the network’s one-stop shop for fleet service, repair and maintenance”.
Nexen Tire confirms Manchester City 2022/23 partnership
The Premier League begins its 2022/23 season today, and Nexen Tire has confirmed that it will continue its sponsorship of Manchester City F.C. When players take to the field in their encounter with West Ham United on Sunday, the tyre maker’s logo will once again proudly feature on shirt sleeves, as it has since 2017. Nexen Tire first became a Manchester City partner in 2015.
Wholesaler RH Claydon (RHC) opened its eighth depot on Monday. The facility in Carlisle’s Kingmoor Park North enterprise zone is now open for deliveries and collections between 8 am and 5:30 pm Monday and for collection 9 am to 12 pm Saturdays. RHC says the addition of the Carlisle depot will allow greater coverage of the north and border areas.
Davanti Tyres and Everton Football Club expand global commercial partnership
Davanti Tyres has renewed and extended its global commercial partnership with Everton Football Club. Davanti, a global tyre brand headquartered in Newton-le-Willows, east of Liverpool, has been a club partner since 2017. It will remain Everton’s ‘Official Global Tyre Partner’ as part of the new multi-year agreement. Davanti says the deal will help to support its objective to further increase its presence in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East and South America. It will also enhance its brand exposure across Everton’s digital channels and at Goodison Park on matchdays.
BM Catalysts invests six figures in exhaust production technology
BM Catalysts has boosted its investment in the latest exhaust system manufacturing technology via a “six-figure investment in new additional hi-tech machinery”. According to the company, the investment will “help further increase productivity and capacity, and in its research and development of new-to-range parts”.
Davey Todd rides to Armoy road race success on Dunlop tyres
Milenco by Padgetts Honda rider Davey Todd recorded Supersport and the headline Race of Legends victories on Dunlop tyres at the Armoy Road Races in Northern Ireland. The British rider also set a new average speed record to round off a dominant event. Most Dunlop riders used the fully slick KR109 and KR106 front and KR108 rear tyres in the Race of Legends, while the treaded D213 Pro was used in other classes.
NFDA ‘concern’ over London Mayor’s Emissions Zone plans
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has responded to the Mayor of London’s consultation, expressing concern around his proposed plans to extend the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in August 2023.
Global supply chain specialist Bullet Express is undergoing a major fleet upgrade, adding 32 new trucks to its operation each equipped with Wheely-Safe’s intelligent tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Founded in 1990, the firm provides comprehensive supply chain logistics and storage solutions to customers throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.