Heuver Tyrewholesale is promoting its exclusive distribution of its own brand “Athlete Wheels” in Europe. Heuver reports that it has been able to compile “a complete range of wheels that meets the latest trends in the European market.” The Athlete Wheels range features steel wheels suitable for trucks and trailers. The range now also includes sizes 11.75-19.5 ET120 and 14.00-19.5 ET120 for the latest BPW Ecodisc axles.
Heuver Tyrewholesale has announced it will once again attend the Reifen trade show, which takes place in Essen, Germany this May. The wholesaler says its trade fair schedule features a lot of time for maintaining and expanding customer relations, while also highlighting the latest products by its important and exclusive (in eight markets) brand Aeolus. In terms of wheel rims, Heuver will give specific attention to the Athlete brand. It will also focus on the latest agricultural tyres by LingLong, which Heuver distributes in a number of markets. The Heuver stand can be found in Hall 2, stand number 2E48.
National Fleet has appointed James Barrington as local account telesales manager. Barrington took on the role late last year which involves him developing relationships with a number of key accounts, promoting products and services to ensure that customer needs are met and the highest level of customer service is achieved.
On 11 October 2011, Hou Yifan, member of Linglong Tyre chess team was awarded “Non-olympic Athlete of the Year” at the 10th China Laurens Prize ceremony was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. The award was the second grand prize she won after a prizegiving by state television – “CCTV non-olympic athlete” – at the beginning of this year.
Toyo Tire USA has announced that it will sponsor the Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight division fighter, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis as a Team Toyo Athlete for 2011. “I am proud to represent Toyo Tires,” said Pettis. “Toyo has always been a major supporter of mixed martial arts and I am honoured that they have selected me as an ambassador of their brand.”
Pirelli has signed an agreement with the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius – the double amputee sprinter, who uses carbon fibre blades – to become a “global spokesman” for the company; a position that will eventually lead to a starring role in the manufacturer’s advertising. Pistorius, who is already sponsored by Pirelli, holds the world records for the 100m, 200m and 400m and will – the Italian giant hopes – take on a similar iconic significance in its promotional materials to Carl Lewis, who appeared in adverts for the company in his prime.
Mario Tronchetti Provera said of the Blade Runner, “Pistorious is an extraordinary person. We are happy to be able to give him our support. For Pirelli, he could represent our new Carl Lewis; his story witnesses to the fact that will, passion and technology can vanquish any obstacles, improving the lives of many.”
Sun lovers at a secluded naturist beach have been forced to share their sandy haven with a large mysterious visitor that, like them, seems happy to flaunt what others may prefer to keep discretely tucked away. And while regulars at Cape Town’s Sandy Bay inlet may be used to seeing all manner of sagging and rubbery apparitions during the course of a day at the beach, this particular one is turning heads, as it is a tyre from an airliner.
Despite wet weather, up to 25,000 people lined the streets of Manchester on Sunday 13 August as six Cooper-equipped A1GP race cars roared around the city centre, reaching speeds of up to 70mph. A1 Teams Great Britain, Australia, China, Ireland, Lebanon and Malaysia drove along a purpose built 1.5km course as part of the Sky Festival, promoting the broadcast of the entire 2006/07 A1GP race season live on Sky Sports in the UK. The calendar of 13 A1GP races will be broadcast to over 100 countries around the world across a network of more than 40 television partners.