Cumbria Constabulary reports that three men have been charged in connection to a quantity of high performance tyres stolen from Pirelli Tyres’ Dalston Road factory in Carlisle. Barry White, Mark Claxton and Graham Wait have all been charged with conspiracy to commit theft, and will appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court on 12 January 2015. It is understood that the thefts occurred over a period of months.
Pirelli representatives attended a procedural hearing at Carlisle Crown Court on 6 October in the ongoing case related to death of George Falder. The hearing saw the judge sets the timescales for the next steps of the case.
Water awareness at Pirelli’s Carlisle plant has put the company in the running for a prize at The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2014. Pirelli is on the shortlist as a finalist in the Sustainable Manufacturing category joining the likes of Coca Cola Enterprises; Johnstons Sweepers; the Vallant Group; and Encirc & Capporo Industries.
Pirelli has opened an expanded warehouse facility at its Carlisle factory. The move is part of a continued commitment by the company to make significant investment at the Dalston Road site. The new extension, built onto an existing unit, will provide much needed additional storage space for the premium SUV tyres that are manufactured there.
Carlisle Transportation Products has released two new heavy duty farm implement tyres intended for fitment on hay rake machines. Both are size 16×6.50-8 tubed fitments; the 6-ply version bears the product code 6A02351 and has a 280 kilogrammes (615lbs) load capacity with a load index of 64, while the 10-ply 6A02361 has a load capacity of 515 kilogrammes (1,140lbs) and load index of 85. Both are A6 speed rated, which means they can be driven at speeds of up to 20mph (30km/h).
On 31 December, Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced it had completed the cash sale of Carlisle Transportation Products to American Industrial Partners; an enterprise value of US$375 million was paid for the tyre, wheel and transmission belt manufacturer.
Carlisle City Council has approved Pirelli Tyres Limited’s plans to enlarge its plant in the city’s southeast. At the meeting of the council’s Development Control Committee on 15 November, the plan for the extensions to the Daltson Road production facility and storage area was “approved with conditions”.
In July, Carlisle Companies announced it was seeking “strategic alternatives” for its Carlisle Transportation Products (CTP) business after it recorded a non-cash pre-tax loss of $100 million due to goodwill impairment during the second quarter of 2013. This strategic alternative turned out to be a divestment; this week the company said the tyre and wheel business has been purchased by American Industrial Partners for an enterprise value of US$375 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
In a statement responding to the outcome of the HSE-prosecuted case against Pirelli Tyres Ltd, in which Carlisle Magistrates’ Court handed the tyre maker a £20,000 plus costs fine, Pirelli has expressed sympathy to the injured worker and summarised its position towards work and safety within its plants.
More than a year and a half after the event took place, Carlisle Magistrates’ Court has heard the case of a worker injury at the nearby Pirelli plant. The case was brought to court by the Health and Safety Executive, which prosecuted Pirelli Tyres Ltd after an investigation found that the safety procedures for carrying out maintenance work on the machine were poor.
An analysis of 515,248 UK police force records obtained by consumer motoring champion, HonestJohn.co.uk, has revealed that cities in the North of England are the worst affected by car crime, with Manchester topping the league table. Between October 2011 and September 2012, 505 offences per 10,000 registered vehicles were reported in central Manchester. This figure is four times the national average for car crime, which HonestJohn.co.uk calculated as 121 offences per 10,000 vehicles. Even taking into account the higher levels of car crimes in urban areas, in part associated with the greater influx of vehicles entering city centres, the rate of reported offences was still 2.1 times the national 'urban' average of 242 offences per 10,000 vehicles.
A total of 44 employees from Pirelli’s Burton upon Trent and Carlisle factories have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to premium tyre manufacturer Pirelli. Each year, Pirelli holds annual dinners to reward its employees who have worked with the company for a period of either 21, 30 or 40 years.
Carlisle Companies, parent of Carlisle Transportation Products, says it will investigate “strategic alternatives” for its tyre and wheel subsidiary following quarter results punctuated by poor sales for the business unit.
A small fire at Pirelli’s Carlisle tyre factory stopped production for around 90 minutes on Monday 3 June. Staff were evacuated in line with safety procedures. Firefighters attended shortly after the blaze broke out at the Dalston Road site at around 18:30.
On 25 April, Pirelli Tyres Limited submitted an application with Carlisle City Council to extend the warehouse facility at its Carlisle factory plus make other improvements to the Dalston Road site. Pirelli will add a further 4,060 square metres or so of warehouse space. The extension, which will include four loading bays, will increase the warehouse facility’s total size by approximately a third.