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TrustFord invests in Quick Lane tyre retail franchise

TrustFord invests in Quick Lane tyre retail franchise

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre has opened a new location in Prestwich following significant investment in the franchise from TrustFord. Could this signal a move further towards tyre retail on the part of Ford?

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Trends and predictions in the automotive diagnostic tools market

Trends and predictions in the automotive diagnostic tools market

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

With a global market share of over 34 per cent in 2018, Europe is expected to become the leading region in the automotive diagnostic scan tools market in the next few years. At the same time, the automotive diagnostic scan tools market and is estimated grow to a US$15 billion market size by 2025 - all of which adds up to a very positive diagnosis for those wishing to offer diagnostic servicing to consumers. With this in mind, Tyres Accessories analysed the latest market data in order to find the consensus of opinions relating to the future of the diagnostic tools market.

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July 2019

July 2019

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Click on the CONTINUE READING button to view the July 2019 issue of Tyres & Accessories

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Autosupplies Group to acquire Leisureways UK Ltd

Autosupplies Group to acquire Leisureways UK Ltd

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Autosupplies Group, comprising leading motor factors Autosupplies (Chesterfield) and Butlers Automotive, has entered into an agreement to purchase Leisureways UK Ltd of Rotherham.

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Falken celebrates 20 years at the Nürburgring

Falken celebrates 20 years at the Nürburgring

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyres celebrated 20 years at the Nürburgring with sponsorship of the ADAC TOTAL 24-Hour Race (N24), held on 22-23 June 2019. The Sumitomo Rubber Industries brand’s team, run by Sven Schnabl, now fields two cars at the event, and in the VLN Endurance Championship. The UK’s Peter Dumbreck and Swiss driver Alexandre Imperatori drove the BMW M6 GT3 alongside BMW factory drivers Stef Dusseldorp and Jens Klingmann to claim an excellent sixth place finish, having started 31st on the grid, while the new Porsche 911 GT3R, driven by Austrian duo Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler supported by Porsche factory drivers Dirk Werner and Jörg Bergmeister, finished the race in 21st, having suffered an off that put paid to its chances of a top-ten finish. Falken also supplied racing tyres to Subaru Tecnica International’s WRX STI. Tyres & Accessories took the opportunity to catch up with Falken Tyre Europe’s new chief operating officer and president, Markus Bögner, on what is probably the rising company’s most important weekend of the year.

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Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

This month’s magazine includes our annual leading tyre manufacturers table (click here for more). Ranking the world’s biggest and big tyre firms in this way gives everyone a baseline reference for gauging different firms’ performance and – if previous years are anything to go by – it can be a real conversation starter as well.

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Tyre dominance in overall aftermarket beginning to diminish

Tyre dominance in overall aftermarket beginning to diminish

2nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

The value of the United Kingdom (UK) automotive aftermarket grew by 4.9 per cent during the course of 2018. According to MarketLine, which produces its data in US-dollars across all markets worldwide, this means the UK automotive aftermarket was and is worth $28.5 billion (£22.53 billion) a year. However, the same research suggests that the value of the UK automotive aftermarket sector is increasing and in 2023 is forecast to be worth $34.4 billion (£27.2 billion), up 20.7 per cent compared with 2018.

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Autopromotec: Changing Europe makes cooperation more important

Autopromotec: Changing Europe makes cooperation more important

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

When the doors for Autopromotec 2019 opened at the end of May, the show organisers were already reporting a 4.4 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors. More than 1,650 companies exhibited at Autopromotec 2019. 43 per cent were non-Italian companies from 53 different countries. It has undoubtedly become a large and influential international show, but how will this work in a post-Brexit environment?

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June 2019 – Retreading Special

June 2019 – Retreading Special

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Click on the CONTINUE READING button to view the June 2019 issue of Retreading Special

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Tyre Recovery Association Forum day welcomes record numbers

Tyre Recovery Association Forum day welcomes record numbers

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2019 TRA annual forum day attracted record numbers of delegates to its annual day conference held at the Ardencote Manor Hotel on Tuesday 18 June. Numerous topics were covered during the day, but the TRA’s calls for government support in pursuit of its goals; details of the association’s recent tag technology trial details; and the launch of a tyre recovery industry-specific Fire Prevention Plan stood out. More than 90 delegates were in attendance.

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June 2019

June 2019

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Click on the CONTINUE READING button to view the June 2019 issue of Tyres & Accessories

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Tyre aging law could take effect in 2020

Tyre aging law could take effect in 2020

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK government is consulting on plans to ban old tyres for buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses and a new law could be introduced this year and come into force early 2020. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses under the new proposals. However, further clarity about precisely what the new rules will cover is needed.

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Digital transformation in the tyre sector

Digital transformation in the tyre sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of May, Zivojin Sekulic of GAJ d.o.o. gave a presentation on the digital transformation of the tyre industry at Guangrao Tyre Conference and Expo 2019. Shortly afterwards, he shared details of the presentation with Tyres & Accessories, which shows how digital data is affecting all parts of the distribution chain.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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Have the truck tyre import tariffs ‘worked’?

Have the truck tyre import tariffs ‘worked’?

5th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The size of the UK truck tyre market by sell-out unit volume fell 9.8 per cent in 2018 set against the backdrop of European import tariffs, according to GfK data presented at Autopromotec 2019. But what do the tell us about the effectiveness of the tariffs?

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