Following on from a successful 2022, Hankook Tyre UK has signed up again as official partner at this year’s Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall, which will respectively take place on 13 and 14 May at Honiton Showground and 29 and 30 July at Stithians Showground, Truro. Hankook says these events will be an “excellent opportunity” for it to exhibit products from its truck tyre portfolio and to liaise with new and existing fleet partners.
Work on RH Claydon’s new 20,000 square feet warehouse in Launceston, Cornwall is almost complete. RH Claydon (RHC) representatives are aiming for the location to be fully operational in January 2021. For them, more space means more stock to supply the tyre wholesaler’s “already growing customer base in the south west of the UK”.
The opening of the sixth RH Claydon wholesale distribution centre in the UK was celebrated on 31 July. Customers invited to the centre in Launceston, Cornwall that day were treated to local faire, including Cornish pasties and cream teas, and were entertained by an impressive display of football skills from Paris-based Guinean footballer, Iya Traoré. His presence at the opening was arranged by BKT, whose tyres are distributed in the UK by the wholesaler.
Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service have attended a fire within a tyre yard at the Gwindra Industrial Estate in St Stephen. Firefighters used hosereels and jets to contain the fire but are allowing the tyres to burn out.