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Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Eden Tyres & Servicing (ETS) recently named the company's shortlist for their 2017 Technician Of The Year awards, sponsored by Firestone. Fast fitters from ETS’s 14 Midlands sales depots were nominated for the prestigious award and the hopeful contestants were whittled down to a shortlist of 10. Finally, one overall winner was crowned the official Technician Of The Year.

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Kumho’s updated 2018 car tyre range

Kumho’s updated 2018 car tyre range

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At the start of the year both Kumho and long-term UK distributor Micheldever announced that the two parties would stop working together at the end of May. The upshot is that from the second half of 2018 Kumho will being distributing its car tyre products itself. It’s too early to talk about this in any more detail and this month’s car tyre feature is somewhat more product orientated, so here’s a run-down of the South-Korean tyremaker’s UK 2018 car tyre range.

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Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Andy Marfleet, currently Motorcycle marketing manager EMEA, has been promoted to the position of Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK & Ireland.

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MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

As a top 15 global tyre manufacturer, India’s MRF continue to operate under the radar of many in Europe, though in motorsport it has rapidly developed from the UK launch of its range at the 2016 Autosport International show into an increasingly significant position. Globally, MRF has been recognised within motorsport circles since the late 1970s, when it became the most important tyre supplier to touring cars in its domestic market, with karting, rallying and various other motorsport events to follow.

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Avon Tyres becomes official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

Avon Tyres becomes official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres is the official tyre supplier for 6th Gear Experience, the UK’s largest provider of Supercar Driving Experience Days. The brand will supply its ultra-high performance ZZ5 for the majority of 6th Gear Experience vehicles, a tyre specifically designed for driving enthusiasts and high-end sports cars. The Avon ZZ5 has an A-grade for wet grip, the highest rating awarded under EU regulations, and offers exceptional handling, braking performance, and rolling resistance.

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Kumho UK to take over when Micheldever tyre distribution ends in May

Thursday 4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Micheldever and Kumho Tyre are ending their 15-year distribution relationship, Kumho Tyre (UK) Ltd. (KTUK) has confirmed that the cooperation will end in May 2018. After that date, KTUK will itself be responsible for distributing Kumho branded car, 4x4 and van products in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland).

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Micheldever ending Kumho tyre distribution in May

Micheldever ending Kumho tyre distribution in May

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has confirmed it is ending its 15-year tyre distribution partnership with Kumho Tyre in the UK. According to the company, the exclusive distribution agreement with Kumho Tyre will “end by mutual agreement” by the end of May 2018. However, MTS says the decision has also been prompted by a “clash of long-term ambition” for the Kumho brand in the UK. It comes at the same time Kumho’s global headquarters is embroiled in a complex ownership and financing struggle.

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Double win for Continental in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental has scooped top spots in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017 for both its summer and winter products. The Continental ContiPremiumContact 5, and the WinterContact TS 860, both successfully took first place.

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Jiangsu General seeking to leverage IPO for export growth

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

In August Chinese tyre manufacturer Jiangsu General Science Technology Co., Ltd established a base in the USA. At the same businesses unfamiliar with the firm took an interest. With this in mind, during a recent visit to China, Tyres & Accessories met with Jiangsu General general manager Wang Xiao Jun in order to find out more about the company.

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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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Belshina producing 18-inch SUV tyres for Geely

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Bobruisk, Belarus-based tyre manufacturer Belshina has announced that it has launched mass production of 18-inch SUV tyres. The company's spokeswoman Viktoriya Kulik told local news source BelTA that it is making summer tyres for Geely cars produced at BelGee Factory.

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Momo tyres on-show at SEMA in North American debut

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Momo-branded car, light truck and SUV tyres make their North American debut this month. The tyre range was launched in Europe in 2012 and will be on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Blackcircles.com CEO Mike Welch left the employment of the company he founded in August 2017. Since then he has joined the board of SimpleTire.com, a fast-growing, US-based online tyre business. Meanwhile he also remains a consultant to blackcircles.com. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with the well-known tyre entrepreneur to find out more about his latest venture. SimpleTire.com is the brainchild of brothers Andy and Josh Chalofsky. Andy has been in the tyre business since he was a teenager and started out in the warehouse of his family’s brick and mortar tyre business. From here he worked his way up and took over a subsidiary tyre business after graduating college. In 2012, he started building the foundations of what is now SimpleTire.

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Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS² has proved successful in the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Finishing a close second against seven other tyre brands in the popular 225/45R17 size found on many family cars, the tyre achieved first place finishes in several categories including snow braking, snow traction and snow circle.

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Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models

Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire is supplying itsN'blue HD Plus tyre to Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda. The company’s N'blue HD Plus in size 215/45R17 91W will be fitted to the upgraded Volkswagen Polo. The same tyre in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V was selected for the Volkswagen T-Roc, a new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal.

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