Giti Tire has released details of the six new Giti branded patterns that will be launched at CV Show 2017 (Birmingham NEC, 25-27 April). On show at stand 4G20 will be the GDR655 combi-road drive in 22.5”; the GTL919 long-haul trailer in 17.5”, 19.5”, and 22.5”; the GDR638 regional drive in 17.5” and 19.5”; the GT867 all-position urban in 22.5”; and the GAM837 all-position and GAM851 trailer mixed service patterns in 22.5”. The manufacturer said these models have been carefully selected to support its growing OEM presence throughout Europe or to target specific aftermarket sectors where growth potential has been identified. They each carry either the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) or M&S marking.
Michelin has returned to the top of our annual online brand equity study run in conjunction with Cambridge-based specialists NetNames. The results marks a return to fortunes for the French global player, which has dominated the research for most of the 12 years it has been running until Continental seized first position last year. Indeed, the research has only been topped by three of the tyre majors in its history – Michelin, Continental and Pirelli. However, while the top of the table has been dominated by a select few of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers, some of the biggest gains have been made at the opposite end of the spectrum where the mid-range and economy brands we study have some of the biggest gains.
Landsail Tyres has refreshed its brand, targeting both the trade and public. The brand is seeking consolidation having become a high-selling brand in the UK market; it states the brand identity will “re-affirm Landsail’s position… by showcasing [its] exceptional value for money.” The brand, produced by China’s Sentury Tire, has grown quickly, with a range spanning over 250 sizes, most recently including Landsail’s first venture into the all-season market, offering comprehensive coverage for the UK market, in which sales are thought to have reached 1.2 million. Landsail itself states that it supplies “one in every 25 tyres sold in the UK.”
Firestone has launched its sponsorship of a stage for up-and-coming musicians at selected Barclaycard Arena events. The Firestone Stage allows acts to play inside the Birmingham venue before headliners take to the stage, and was officially launched on 21 March at Ellie Goulding’s Birmingham show. The stage offers musical talent from across the UK to play in front of up to 15,800 people on the main concourse. The stage will also host Firestone’s annual Battle of the Bands competition, where musicians compete to win personalised Marshall amplifiers, music equipment and an opportunity to perform on the stage in future months.
WAIglobal is set to attend Automechanika Birmingham, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 7-9 June 2016, exhibiting its full product range on stand 10G28. The global automotive parts supplier has recently implemented a completely new brand structure on an international level, and it is gearing up to showcase its new corporate identity at […]
County Tyres is the latest dealership to have had a complete makeover courtesy of Maxxis, after demonstrating its commitment to the tyre manufacturer. The Newport Centre of Excellence will now have all of its external signage updated courtesy of the tyre maker and Stapleton’s.
Apollo Tyres has appointed J. Walter Thompson Company as its global creative agency. According to Apollo, the agency won after a multi-agency pitch. J. Walter Thompson Company replaces Apollo Tyres’ earlier agency, The Brooklyn Brothers.
This year Linglong Tire marks its 40th anniversary. To this end, the company’s Autopromotec 2015 stand carried suitably celebratory messages, not to mention the “appearance” of two top-flight footballers.
As “Top Partner” to German Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg, Linglong Tire displayed the life-size full-body photos of Wolfsburg stars Kevin De Bruyne and Bas Dost for visitors to take pictures next to. Linglong Tire also hosted a football shooting game during the exhibition, which was reportedly “warmly welcomed” by visitors.
Sentury Tire brand Landsail has appointed Leigh Melling as its new UK brand manager. Peter Cross, representing Landsail, said: “We’re looking forward to working with Leigh to keep driving the Landsail brand forward. We’re continually looking to develop our dealer offer and sales strategies and the vision and skills Leigh brings will be integral to this.”
Carlisle Transportation Products BV, which produces specialty tyres, wheels, and industrial belts, has changed its European company name to The Carlstar Group BV. The new name is intended to combine “the strong heritage of the Carlisle brand while reflecting a renewed focus on the company’s future growth.” “The Carlisle brand has been built over a […]
The two winners of Firestone’s ‘Roll On Then Rock Out’ prize draw were able to witness Sam Smith’s continued rise, and Madonna’s latest fall as VIP guests at the Brit Awards. The promotion, for motorists purchasing two new Firestone tyres, gave away more than £100,000 in iTunes vouchers, and ran in November 2014.
Every year, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance puts thousands of the world’s top brands to the test. They are evaluated to determine which are the most powerful, and the most valuable. Analysis of the world’s top brands shows Lego has replaced Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand, with Ferrari dropping to ninth.