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Vredestein joins NAAC as Corporate Partner

Vredestein joins NAAC as Corporate Partner

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has been engaged in the agricultural segment for over twenty years, and in the UK has now further reinforced its commitment to providing solutions for agricultural OEMs and end users by joining the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) as a Corporate Partner.

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Stapleton’s invests in digital marketing

Stapleton’s invests in digital marketing

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Stapleton’s has worked with Nottingham-based digital marketing agency, Adtrak, to “improve the brand’s digital presence, create a more efficient tyre booking system, and expand its audience reach.” Specifically this means Adtrak has developed a new corporate site, refreshed branding and brand guidelines, new stationery and promotional folders as well as making a new social media presence and strategy.

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The Parts Alliance helps recognise the UK’s best independents at Garage of the Year awards

The Parts Alliance helps recognise the UK’s best independents at Garage of the Year awards

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has helped to pay tribute to the achievements of independent garages by sponsoring ‘Best Small Garage’ at Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year awards.

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UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

GKN Automotive is collaborating with Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham on an £8 million project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

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The Parts Alliance open evening attracts 200-plus customers

The Parts Alliance open evening attracts 200-plus customers

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance’s new Midpoint Distribution Centre opened its doors for garage customers last week, attracting a total of 250 attendees including 25 key suppliers. The open evening, held on Thursday 13 June had originally been intended to take place at GSF Birmingham but was moved to Midpoint to involve eager customers of local branches of CES and Bromsgrove Motor Factors too.

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ChargePoint supports Mayor of London in EV rapid charging promise

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

ChargePoint, the world’s leading EV charging network, announced the opening of a series of new EV rapid charging locations in Central London in support of the Mayor and Transport for London’s EV Infrastructure Taskforce, which launches its delivery plan today (17 June). ChargePoint has been part of the EV Infrastructure Taskforce stakeholder group for the last year, working with the Mayor’s Office, TfL and other organisations on setting out the vision for the future of EV charging in London as demand and adoption of electric vehicles continues to grow.

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Pirelli celebrates biggest family day with Burton Albion FC

Pirelli celebrates biggest family day with Burton Albion FC

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli celebrated 90 years of manufacturing at its UK headquarters in Burton upon Trent with its biggest Family Day celebration yet, held jointly with Burton Albion Football Club. The Family Day took place at the Pirelli Stadium, which is located a few hundred metres down the road from Pirelli’s UK headquarters in Burton. Pirelli UK Chairman and CEO, Dominic Sandivasci, along with Burton Albion FC Chairman, Ben Robinson, and club captain, Jake Buxton, opened the event.

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Davanti Tyres launches refreshed website

Davanti Tyres launches refreshed website

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Davanti Tyres has relaunched its website. The new site offers users more detail, including 4K animations demonstrating its products’ performance characteristics, a new tyre-matching system, and an updated Davanti dealer locator. Visitors can also register for Davanti’s Accidental Damage Guarantee and access exclusive content from Davanti’s partners, including Everton Football Club and the AIA Racing School at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

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Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has “significantly expanded” its ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting operation and is executing plans for “further development in 2019 and beyond”. Kwik Fit launched ‘Mobile7’ inside the M25 in 2016 and has subsequently expanded the service into other regions across the UK. According to the company, ‘Mobile7’ is Kwik Fit’s response to delivering both increased tyre replacement capacity and flexibility. Kwik Fit ‘Mobile7’ runs in addition to the company’s 600-odd bricks and mortar retail units.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2019 reports record attendance

Automechanika Birmingham 2019 reports record attendance

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham has drawn to a close with 12,145 automotive industry visitors, according to the company’s figures. Feedback from exhibitors was said to have been positive and 87 per cent of space has been reserved for 2021 where exhibitors include: Schaeffler, ZF, Valeo, NGK, Hella, Delphi, Denso, BM Catalysts, Mann Hummel and YUASA.

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Supply flexibility Mark Aluminium Die Casting keep its place

Supply flexibility Mark Aluminium Die Casting keep its place

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK automotive industry is rich and diverse, from stripped out track day monsters and mind-bending supercars to civilised luxury vehicles and new generation EVs. All need components on short lead times, despite great variance in vehicle production volumes. These OEMs require suppliers who can be flexible and deliver low or high volumes quickly with added cost-effectiveness. This is a flexibility that Mark Water Pumps Limited (MWPL) has brought to the fore of its die casting operations.

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Schaeffler thrilled with Automechanika Birmingham 2019 experience

Schaeffler thrilled with Automechanika Birmingham 2019 experience

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Schaeffler has hailed its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 as its ‘best ever’, following three days of exhibiting at the National Exhibition Centre, where it offered visitors a glimpse at the ‘garage of tomorrow’. The stand, located in the OESAA village, featured a striking workshop setting with a Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM car, plus augmented and mixed reality exhibits. It certainly grabbed the attention of technicians and distributors alike, with feedback from visitors overwhelmingly positive. 

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Tyremen wins A1 Motor space saver tyre supply deal

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyremen has agreed to supply A1 Motor stores with its K.O.M (Keep On Moving) space saver wheel and tyre kit. A1 Motor Stores currently have 157 members and 215 stores in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. Has appointed Dominic Clifford as global Avon motorcycle manager. He is responsible for worldwide sales of Avon motorcycle tyres and is based in Melksham, Wiltshire, where he reports to Jaap van Wessum, General Manager EMEA, Cooper Tire Europe.

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West European trailer demand could fall 10%

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

West European trailer demand has not only faltered, but could fall by as much as 10 per cent, according to the latest analysis by Clear International. And, of course, if trailer demand is set to fall by as much as 10 per cent, this trend will no-doubt bring truck tyre OE sales down with it.

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