Linglong Tire was successfully certified by the Responsible Supply Chain Initiative RSCI e.V. association effective January 2024. The association was founded in 2021 by the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) together with 14 other founding members, including Daimler AG, Volkswagen AG and BMW AG. In January 2023, Linglong Tire became the only tyre manufacturer to join the alliance.
Repairify has been awarded ISO 14001 for its Luton and Peterlee offices. It is the first company within the Repairify Inc group to achieve the accreditation for its environmental management system. Repairify met the required certification by ensuring its UK sites are compliant with specific environmental criteria and demonstrated strict monitoring processes and awareness of environmental policies. These include effective waste management, battery containment, spillage kits, energy usage, and fire regulations.
All of Tanvic Tyres’ 25 technicians have received National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) Category One Accreditation following the company’s bespoke three-day training programme, delivered by the Michelin Training and Information Centre (MTIC). The independent business said the course would boost its staff’s career development and improve the service levels it delivers to customers. The course was delivered at the Tanvic Tyres depot in Newark, near Nottingham.
PartsXpert Wijlhuizen BV Arnhem is the first company on the mainland of Europe to receive the commercial vehicle brake relining accreditation from TMD Friction, with other countries following soon, including Romania, Poland and additional countries as TMD Friction continues to provide customers with high levels of support across a global basis.
Commenting on the news that the NFDA Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme has reached the milestone of 500 accredited dealer sites since its launch in 2019, Sue Robinson chief executive of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents car and commercial retailers across the UK, said: “It is extremely positive to see that the automotive retailing sector has embraced the EVA scheme.
Following the success of the Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme (TTPDS), which has seen more than 12,000 tyre technicians trained, assessed as competent and issued with a licence since 2014, the NTDA has launched a new licence specifically for mobile tyre technicians working on car and light vehicle tyres.
Nynas has received the EcoVadis Gold Sustainability rating, the top group in its category for sustainability performance. Examples of Nynas’s bio-based grades include: the Nytro Bio 300 X and Nytex Bio 6200, as well as “several other grades which contribute to lower energy consumption, improved efficiency and recyclability…”.
Guangrao County, Shandong Province’s environmental protection department announced recent administrative penalty information in June. Tyrepress found that tyre manufacturer Yongsheng Rubber received six fines of 1.2 million yuan (£149,560; 173,892 euros; $178,830). Meanwhile, the person in charge of the related projects was fined 300,000 yuan.
Repairify UK Limited has been awarded the ISO 9001 quality management standard following Red EU’s award earlier this year. According to the company, “this latest recognition reinforces Repairify’s continued investment to accelerate its scale and growth in response to the needs of the marketplace in the UK and across Europe.”
On 24 April 2022, the State Administration for Market Regulation of China announced the sampling inspection results of transportation products in 2021. Among the 24 batches of tyre products randomly checked by government departments, there were two batches of what are referred to as “unqualified products”, with a resulting failure rate of 8.3 per cent. In 2019 and 2020, the failure rate of the tyre product sampling inspection was 2 per cent and 0 per cent respectively.
Investors in People has awarded Lodge Tyre Company Ltd with its investors in people gold accreditation. Gold accreditation means the company has the policies in place and that everyone – from the directors to apprentices – takes ownership for them taking place. Only 17 per cent of accredited organisations achieve the gold standard.
Enso, the world’s first sustainable tyre company, has become the first tyre company to achieve B Corporation Certified business status.
B Corporation (also known as B-Corp or B-Lab) is a global movement of businesses supporting each other to improve and drive global change. B Corp awards a private certification to for-profit companies based on their social and environmental performance. To achieve B-Corp status, Enso’s business operations and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy were assessed by an independent third-party to evaluate its commitment to meeting high standards, and to verify performance, accountability, and transparency.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Government-backed Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme was developed in 2019 to encourage retailers to enhance their expertise in the electric vehicle sector and support consumer confidence as the market moves towards EVs. The EVA scheme is endorsed and subsidised by the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and is independently audited by Energy Saving Trust. There are now more than 300 EVA accredited sites spread across the UK with “many more dealers in the pipeline…”
Retreading material supplier Galgo has confirmed that its DGR (Drive Galgo Regional) tread design is now part of the GALGOMR 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) accredited product line. As a result, Galgo offers a total of 21 certified 3PMSF treads to its customers as part of the GALGOMR range.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its MOT Training and Assessment package for 2021. With a focus on e-Learning, the three-hour training also gives technicians the opportunity to retake the assessment up to three times if they’re not happy with their score on first or second attempt.