Disc-Lock Europe, European distributor of the Disc-Lock Safety Wheel Nut, is urging transport operators to act before, not after a wheel loss event. The company is exhibiting at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 and Disc-Lock chairman and wheel security expert, Bob Hope, will be on hand to discuss, with transport operators and transport engineers, the common causes of wheel detachment from commercial vehicles and how they can be avoided.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has appointed Kim Blissett to the role of business and marketing coordinator, with a brief to raise the profile of the company’s key industry campaigns with customers. Reporting to managing director John Ellis, MWSD says she will be tasked with keeping truck and trailer operators abreast of the wheel safety activity in the UK and Europe, as well as promoting the company’s steel wheel Chevron branding.
On 5 April 2014 all workplaces are required to display the latest Health & Safety Law poster, while a new pocket card has also been produced to replace the Health & Safety leaflets circulated to employees based off-site. Workplaces have been required to display the current Health & Safety poster in a prominent position since […]
The ContiRoadAttack 2 Gran Turismo touring sport tyre has been approved as an original equipment fitment for the BMW R1200 RT, Continental reports. This latest version of the ContiRoadAttack 2 bears the initials ‘GT’ on the tyre’s sidewall and has been optimised for use on heavy weight touring and naked bikes, with a wear-resistant compound and a reinforced casing design that includes a second casing layer for enhanced stability and easier handling.
Zeetex has expanded its European market portfolio with the addition of six lines. The new products – the SU1000, HP1000, AT1000 and HT1000 ranges for SUV/4×4 vehicles and the CT1000 for light commercial vehicles – are said to provide offering enhanced dry grip and steering response, good traction, exceptional ride comfort and good handling, exceptional mileage and reduced aquaplaning. Zeetex brand distributor Zafco Trading says the new offerings “are geared to change the European tyre scene.” The tyres were launched at a dealer meeting in Austria this month.
By the middle of this year, Hankook Tyre Australia will distribute its products directly to retailers throughout the country. The company previously used a number of state-based distributors to supply the Australian market but began consolidating these operations some years ago. Now all regions aside from Western Australia are supplied directly from Hankook, and between now and 31 May 2014 Hankook Tyre Australia will “work closely” with local distributor Koast Tyre in this remaining market towards “a seamless transition” to direct distribution.
UK and European wholesaler Treadsetters offers two exclusive passenger car tyre brands in a range of patterns up to ultra-high performance sizes. The distributor says its high performance Hifly HF805 tyre incorporates a tread pattern designed to provide improved steering response, road handling and aquaplaning resistance. The range also offer low noise ratio and rolling […]
In December Maxam Tire, along with its distributor Stamford Tyres, the company sponsored a golf tournament in Indonesia. The event – the Sorowako Golf Tournament was held over two days at the Sorowako Golf Club and, for the sponsors, Federico Fiorini of Maxam and Erwin Chua from Stamford Tyres International attended the tournament.
Aeolus has extended its exclusive UK distribution agreement with Kings Road Tyres (KRT) to include its passenger car tyre range. The fast growing tyre manufacturer, noted in European tyre markets mainly for its OTR and commercial vehicle products, has previously announced its intention to exhibit its PCR products on its stand at Reifen 2014, held at Messe Essen on 27-30 May. KRT previously announced its intention to give a then unnamed PCR range its UK market debut in Manchester at October’s Brityrex International exhibition.
Peter Sephton, who joined as Parts Alliance group CEO in August 2013 has announced some senior appointments. Sephton is aligning the four businesses into two regional alliances, the Western Alliance formed from GMF and CES and the Eastern Alliance, formed by SCMF and Allparts. Each Alliance will share resources, systems and best practice to accelerate growth, facilitate new branch openings, develop staff training and invest in tools to take customer service to world leading standards.
First Line has introduced a newly overhauled website, which the parts distributor says reflects the changing face of the organisation. First Line says the core of the project was improving site navigation and usability. In addition, the design incorporates responsive design allowing users to access the website comfortably through smartphones and tablets. While firstlineltd.com is […]
Giti Tire and Micheldever Tyre Services have renewed their Exclusive Distribution Agreement (EDA), extending the wholesaler’s sole UK supply rights for GT Radial passenger car, 4×4 and light truck tyres for the next three years. Under the terms of the agreement, which began in 2010, Micheldever will continue to develop the GT Radial Performance Centres (GTPCs) network as a priority while utilising the product offering to expand other wholesale and VMA business.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries global tyre brand Falken has been awarded 2013 MTS Supplier of the Year by UK tyre wholesaler and retailer Micheldever Tyre Services. The distributor said that Falken Tyre Europe out-performed all other manufacturers throughout 2013 in terms of on-time deliveries and the percentage of orders fulfilled, averaging in excess of 94 per cent availability across the year by Micheldever’s own internal measurements.
Starting 1 January, Farnese Pneumatici S.p.A. has taken over as Italian-market distributor for Sailun Tyres (Europe). The Vetralla-based wholesaler will distribute Sailun’s passenger car, 4×4, winter and light commercial vehicle ranges. Announcing the deal, the wholesaler’s sales and marketing director, Rinaldo Farnese, commented: “Our nationwide network of depots, dealers and sales agents makes us an excellent national fit with Sailun.”