Tarsus Group has acquired the TyreXpo series of events from Singapore-based organiser, SingEx. According to the company, the acquisition adds “a complementary brand to the automotive events in the Tarsus portfolio and gives the group access to an adjacent market”. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
It is now just over four months (19 weeks) until the UK tyre and automotive/garage market sectors has its own dedicated trade show once again and – according to the show’s organisers, SingEx Exhibitions – the interest from potential exhibitors and visitors continues to gather momentum.
Tyrexpo UK 2017 will be staged in Hall 7 of the NEC in Birmingham between 4 and 5 October, with around 3,500 square metres of floor-space. Hosted by SingEx Exhibitions of Singapore, it becomes the latest show to form part of the firm’s event portfolio of tyre and automotive related exhibitions. SingEx currently stages ongoing bi-annual tyre shows in Singapore and Johannesburg, South Africa along with yearly events in India (Delhi and Chennai) and the company is now turning its attention on the UK market.
Road safety campaigner and Brityrex 2014 TyreTalk speaker, Frances Molloy has been “encouraged” by the response from tyre industry representatives following a meeting in Westminster. Supported by Liverpool Walton MP, Labour’s Steve Rotheram, Molloy is campaigning for a change in the law on the fitment of aged tyres. Her son, Michael, was killed in a 2012 crash caused by the blowout of a second-hand, 19.5-year old tyre alongside a fellow passenger and the driver of a coach.
The organiser of Brityrex International 2014, SingEx-ECI International, said that it will seek to take the show “to the next level” following feedback from the 2014 edition of the show. A foundation for increased success has been laid by an expanded programme of informative and engaging discussions in the form of TyreTalk seminars, enhanced product variety, numerous product launches and first time appearances at a UK tradeshow, the organiser said.
Manufactured by Shandong Yongtai, the Durun brand announced the foundation of a UK distribution company at Brityrex. Qingdao Durun International Trade Co deputy general manager, Chuanbo ‘Woody’ Yan told Tyres & Accessories that the manufacturer considered using a British portal to sell and market the brand in the UK an “opportunity” to develop Durun via a different route to other Chinese tyre importers.
How does a tyre manufacturer grow from nothing to having large-scale international sales and a few percentage points of market share in a country like the UK in just five years? The answer is by starting with a blank piece of paper and by virtue of some strategic acquisitions.
Early in the Tyre Talks that ran in parallel with October’s Brityrex, NTDA director Stefan Hay offered a strong, but pragmatic line on the current state of part worn sales within the UK tyre market as well as suggestions for how the market should approach this part of the business.
Hay began by quantifying the current scale of demand. In short, the NTDA director suggested that there were upwards of 4.5 million part worns being sold on these shores each year. While this is at the top end of part worn market estimates – which are notoriously difficult to objectively and empirically measure – it is difficult to counter the widespread feeling that “part worn dealers are opening up at an alarming rate” across the country. Indeed any alarm associated with the possibility that the part worn market could equate to circa 10-15 per cent of the whole passenger car market’s replacement tyre demand (based on a 30+ million total market figure) or that this could well be growing in line with the openings of new part worn dealers, will only be amplified by the examples of non-compliance and downright dangerousness that recent NTDA, TyreSafe and Trading Standards research revealed.
One company that Tyres & Accessories met for the first time at Brityrex was Tri-Ace tyres, a Chinese contract manufacturer focusing on the Tri-Ace, Black Bear and Mark Ma brands. The company’s products extend across the passenger car, ultra-high performance, trailer and light truck segments.
According to PCL, the Sheffield-based firm’s Nexus nitrogen generation and tyre inflation unit is fast becoming “the top choice for users looking for a superfast solution, with visitors to this year’s Brityrex impressed with its flexibility and benefits”.
Treadsetters (Part of the TIA Group) won the best stand award at this year’s Brityrex 2014 Show. Having gone with the primary objective of promoting the company’s high tyre and wheel brands, winning the award was described as an “unexpected bonus”.
Prominent tyre legislation campaigner, Frances Molloy has described the Secretary of State for Transport’s response to the issue of aged tyres in the market as “weak and lacking in leadership”. Molloy is lobbying the government to change the law on the fitment of over-age tyres, and gave a powerful presentation during Brityrex International’s TyreTalk seminar programme in Manchester. Describing the coalition government of being “anti-legislation”, Molloy vowed to maintain her campaign until the government introduces legislation to restrict the fitment of old tyres on Public Service Vehicles.
The winners of the 2014 Tyre Industry Awards were announced on 8 October at the 85th annual NTDA Dinner. The awards once again generated wide interest within the British industry, with 14,000 votes cast across the five voting categories. In the Tyre Centre of the Year category, Encircle Marketing’s series of mystery shopping exercises dictated the winner; all four finalists were rewarded by a plaque.
Tyre distributor Silverline is making its debut at the British tyre expo, Brityrex 2014, and is using the occasion to launch the Atturo collection of 4×4 and SUV tyres in the UK. The American brand, which specialises in providing affordable tyres for this market segment, is intended to help Silverline access more of the recent […]