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Banner Batteries celebrates 80th anniversary

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Banner Batteries ended 2017 on a double high. In addition to 2017 marking the 80th anniversary of its foundation in 1937, the company has witnessed the 80 millionth battery roll off its Austrian production line.

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Ulster Tyres celebrates its 40th anniversary

Ulster Tyres celebrates its 40th anniversary

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

2 January 2018 is a very special day in the history of Ulster Tyres. 40 years ago the company was founded by husband and wife team Joe and Brighid McGinley. Joe was a director for a local tyre company and seen the opportunities in the tyre trade. Tentatively they opened the business in 1978 beside Whitehouse Motors in Ballybofey.

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2017 marks 80 years of growth and innovation at Stapleton’s

Friday 24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

This year Stapleton’s celebrates 80 years since Sydney Stapleton set up his business in a simple parade of shops at 195 High Street, Watford in 1937. An entrepreneur of terrific dynamism and foresight, he was among the few to spot and take advantage of the fast-growing market for tyres. A decade on, in the post WWII years, the company’s total weekly wage bill amounted to the princely sum of £20. It’s safe to say in this 80th anniversary year the wage bill’s grown considerably now Stapleton’s employs some 1,100 staff at eight regional sales offices and eleven distribution hubs nationwide. It’s also safe to suggest that Sydney Stapleton would be staggered by the scale of his old business, with a current stock capacity of 1.5 million tyres available at any given time.

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Trico beer up for grabs at Mechanex

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

To celebrate its centenary, Trico will be giving away a box of Trico beer Brand 17 to the first 10 people to visit its stand on each day and sign up to its mailing list, during Mechanex Sandown. In addition, every other visitor who signs up over the course of the two-day event will go into a prize draw, with the chance to win one of the extra boxes on offer.

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Yokohama Celebrates Centenary

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd is today celebrating its 100th anniversary since it was founded in the city of Yokohama, Japan on 13 October 1917.

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Online sales an extension of Stapleton’s founding ethos

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

When Sydney Stapleton set up his business in a simple shop parade at 195 High Street, Watford in 1937 he was one of a number of businessmen taking advantage of the growing market for tyres. Growing his business through the 1950s and ‘60s, his personal renown as one of the industry’s most dynamic characters and an entrepreneur of considerable foresight followed. The location of its headquarters in the vicinity of the M1 is testament to this – in the 1960s Stapleton’s supplied replacement earthmover tyres used to build the Watford-Milton Keynes stretch of the motorway.

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Bush Tyres celebrates 70 years of business

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Grouptyre founding member Bush Tyres is celebrating 70 years in business this year. The family-owned company has earned a reputation as Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire's leading independent tyre specialist, in both retail and wholesale, with its place within Grouptyre helping to form a nationally successful business.

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Pioneer Industrial Systems celebrates 10th anniversary

Pioneer Industrial Systems celebrates 10th anniversary

Friday 1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pioneer Industrial Systems is celebrating 10 years of precision robotic tyre spraying. According to the company, 10 years ago this month Pioneer Industrial Systems introduced its first FANUC Robotic Green Tire Spray System. A decade later the firm reports that its precision fluid delivery system is in action on over 123 units (53 with robots) in 37 different tyre plants.

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Microsite explores Yokohama Rubber’s centenary

Microsite explores Yokohama Rubber’s centenary

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

There’ll be 100 candles on Yokohama Rubber Company’s cake come 13 October, and as part of its contribution to its parent’s birthday celebrations, Yokohama’s regional head office in Europe has launched a microsite that offers a historical overview of the Japanese firm.

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Yokohama commences countdown to centenary anniversary

Yokohama commences countdown to centenary anniversary

Thursday 6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will mark its centenary with a social media-led promotional campaign. Counting down the 100 days until 13 October, Yokohama will give its followers the opportunity to win a selection of branded goods, Chelsea FC merchandise and Chelsea FC tickets.

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50 years of testing at the Contidrom

50 years of testing at the Contidrom

Tuesday 4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

When the Contidrom first opened in 1967, just eight Continental staff members wore employed at the test facility. Their activities centred on the site’s original 2.8-kilometre oval track, and all work, such as developing standards and providing comparable data, was performed entirely without aid of computers. The Contidrom has significantly expanded over the years, and now, as its 50th birthday draws near, Continental says the facility is “more important than ever” for the company.

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Motaquip celebrates 35-year anniversary in medieval style

Motaquip celebrates 35-year anniversary in medieval style

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The magnificent Warwick Castle, bathed in hazy evening sunshine, was the perfect venue for Motaquip, as it celebrated its historic 35th anniversary on the first evening of Automechanika Birmingham 2017. General manager, Peter Cox, welcomed the Motaquip family and distinguished guests to the medieval fortress. Hosted by the Motaquip team, loyal customers from the UK and overseas were joined by members of the automotive media and treated to a sumptuous banquet complete with ice-cold bubbly in the castle’s majestic Great Hall.

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Canton Bandag Co. celebrates 55 years as a Bandag franchise

Canton Bandag Co. celebrates 55 years as a Bandag franchise

Monday 12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Founded by Everett D. Richards Sr. and now operated by his eldest son, Dave Richards Jr. Canton Bandag Co. is celebrated 55 years as a Bandag franchise. Canton Bandag moved to its current 23,000 square foot in June of 2000 at 3321 Bruening Avenue, Canton, Ohio, located near the intersections of Route 77 north and south and State Route 30 east and west.

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FER celebrates 80 years

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) is celebrating its 80th anniversary throughout 2017 and has promised to develop even further to ensure it can keep up with an ever-evolving motor trade.

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Yourtyres.co.uk celebrates its 15th anniversary

Thursday 1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Yourtyres.co.uk, the online B2B shop operated by Delticom, Europe’s largest online tyre dealer, celebrates its 15th anniversary in June. To mark the occasion and to thank partners and customers for their loyalty, Yourtyres.co.uk is giving away 15 per cent off of car tyres, motorbike tyres, truck tyres, tyre and wheel packages and rims on “Tyre Tuesdays” – every Tuesday in June. The discount will be given as subsequent credit.

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