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Armstrong Richardson sign Michelin/Remix fleet tyre deal

Armstrong Richardson sign Michelin/Remix fleet tyre deal

1st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Armstrong Richardson, along with its sister company C&C Horse Transport, is moving its 50-strong truck fleet to a 100 per cent Michelin new and Remix tyre policy, after a side-by-side comparison projected savings of more than £60,000 a year.

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Conti360° Fleet Services integrated Ivybridge location

Conti360° Fleet Services integrated Ivybridge location

1st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Conti360° Fleet Services has opened its newly rebranded suite of offices, at Bandvulc’s Lee Mill site, in Ivybridge. The extended office facilities have been launched after a two and-a-half year integration project following Continental’s acquisition of Bandvulc in 2016. The launch follows the merger of both company’s fleet support networks under the unified Conti360° Fleet Services banner in September 2018, and the relocation of all Conti360° Fleet Services support and 24-hour Breakdown Service teams to Ivybridge.

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ATS Euromaster retains ISO 9001 for 27th year running

ATS Euromaster retains ISO 9001 for 27th year running

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

ATS Euromaster has renewed its ISO 9001 certification for the 27th consecutive year. The renewal means the national tyre and vehicle maintenance provider has consistently met the highest award for quality management since 1992.

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The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

The thinking behind Bridgestone’s TomTom Telematics acquisition

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s successful acquisition of TomTom Telematics follows earlier reports that both Michelin and Bridgestone were vying to buy the Telematics business unit from Netherlands-based company TomTom. In addition, according to Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Michelin was one of four in the running. For its part, Michelin was allegedly aiming to add the business into its Michelin Solutions portfolio. Clearly, in order to maintain its original plans and to compete with Bridgestone, Michelin will now have to find an alternative way of moving forward.

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Leaseplan: EV growth encouraging, but UK contribution small

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Commenting on Deloitte’s recent research suggesting strong growth in the electric vehicle market, Steve Jones, Strategy and Transformation Director at LeasePlan UK, said: “Although this new report is extremely promising, the UK’s contribution to this global number is likely to be minimal.

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Bridgestone buying Tomtom Telematics for 910 million euros

Bridgestone buying Tomtom Telematics for 910 million euros

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business for a cash consideration of 910 million euros. Michelin had also been named as a suitor for the business when the news that TomTom Telematics was for sale emerged in November 2018.

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Guy Heywood named Hankook Tire Europe truck tyre marketing director

Guy Heywood named Hankook Tire Europe truck tyre marketing director

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire Europe has appointed Guy Heywood as the new marketing and strategy director for its European truck and bus business. Heywood has 20 years of experience in the tyre industry in leadership positions, most recently active as the commercial director for Michelin UK and Truck, Bus and Service director for the company’s North Europe area. Heywood is taking over from Seok Yun Kim who relocated to Hankook’s organisation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he has become managing director.

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Scottish Borders Council gritters choose Michelin XDW Ice Grip policy

Scottish Borders Council gritters choose Michelin XDW Ice Grip policy

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Scottish Borders Council is readying itself for the winter with a move to fitting Michelin XDW Ice Grip tyres across its fleet of gritters. The decision follows a trial during the challenging weather conditions earlier in 2018, when drivers found Michelin’s full-on winter fitments – typically the preserve of fleets operating in the Nordic markets and parts of mainland Europe which see extreme winter conditions – offered a significant increase in grip compared to those fitted with standard tyres.

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Tomato Tyres take Yokohama to Comet Car Hire

Tomato Tyres take Yokohama to Comet Car Hire

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Buckinghamshire-based distributor Tomato Tyres has entered into an agreement to supply specialist aviation logistics company Comet Car Hire (CCH) with the new for 2018 Yokohama BluEarth-Van RY55 tyre for its fleet of Mercedes vans, minibuses and people carriers.

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Chancellor delivers pothole budget

Chancellor delivers pothole budget

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

While many have been talking about chancellor of the exchequer the right honourable Phillip Hammond MP’s decision to increase the personal allowance threshold from £11,850 to £12,500 in April 2019, for those of us connected to the automotive and transport industries this year speech is probably best described as a pothole budget. True Hammond has raised personal allowance threshold and has raised the point at which people start paying higher rate tax (40 per cent) to £50,000, but the automotive industry was hoping for much more clarity and even support the wake of a Brexit-fuelled, uncertainty ridden market context.

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Tony Stapleton appointed head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire

Tony Stapleton appointed head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has named Tony Stapleton as head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire in an announcement at the Conti360° Fleet Services Network Conference. According to the company, the new role will support the consolidation of Continental and Bandvulc’s fleet networks, strengthening Continental’s position as a leading voice in fleet management.

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epyx expands initiative to provide low price tyres to independent garages

epyx expands initiative to provide low price tyres to independent garages

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

epyx is expanding its low price tyre initiative. According to the company, the project, which has so far concentrated on franchise dealers, is now moving into the independent garage sector. Called 1link e-procurement, it allows independents to access a much more competitive level of tyre pricing than they generally been able to achieve, the company says.

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Continental presents ContiConnect Live at IAA

19th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has presented the latest development of its digital tyre monitoring platform. ContiConnect Live, available from the second quarter of 2019, informs operators of truck and bus fleets immediately if there is a problem with the temperature or pressure of a tyre, even when the vehicle is on the road. The data is transferred to the servers and the web portal by the ContiConnect Driver app, which is also new. Before the end of this year, the app will be able to show tyre information on Daimler Fleetboard and TomTom Telematics devices as well as other Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets, initially in the driver’s cab. With ContiConnect Live, Continental presented a further development of the portfolio that has already been successfully launched in 15 markets as ContiConnect Yard, which works using a yard reader station in the fleet yard.

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Pirelli launches Cyber Fleet and Cyber Gate solutions

Pirelli launches Cyber Fleet and Cyber Gate solutions

19th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its Cyber Fleet solution, launching the latest version at the 67th edition of the Hannover IAA Commercial Vehicle show. The new edition of the system focuses on two technologies - Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate. According to the company, these solutions have been designed to optimize management costs, increase safety and efficiency when it comes to tyres, reduce both vehicle downtime and CO2 emissions.

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LeasePlan and SAIC partner in bringing  zero emission LCV to Europe

LeasePlan and SAIC partner in bringing  zero emission LCV to Europe

19th September 2018 | 0 Comments

LeasePlan Corporation N.V., known for its Car-as-a-Service concept, and SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring the first large full electric Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) to continental Europe. Tyres & Accessories understands that tyres and maintenance are included in the deal.

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