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Goodyear renews SJ Bargh contract for five years

Goodyear renews SJ Bargh contract for five years

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear recently renewed its partnership with SJ Bargh, a leading milk logistics provider. The contract has been extended for another five years, with SJ Bargh’s 500 plus fleet continuing to be equipped with Goodyear KMAX tyres and the Goodyear Omnitrac range.

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Vaculug adds to Fleet Sales team

Vaculug adds to Fleet Sales team

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Vaculug has appointed Dawn Wilson-Smith and Jonathan Ford to head up Business Development for the North West and South regions respectively in the UK.

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Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe has completed the acquisition of TomTom Telematics (Telematics) for €910 million. The deal passed the relevant regulatory stages, had full approval from TomTom’s shareholders, and received a positive response from TomTom’s works council, the tyre manufacturer states. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Bridgestone about the thinking behind the acquisition when it was announced in January.

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Goodyear supplying tyres for UK’s largest electric fleet – Zipcar

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has announced that it is partnering with Zipcar UK, the country’s leading car sharing service, with 24/7 member access to a fleet of 2,600 vehicles. Of these, 325 are electric, making it the largest electric vehicle fleet in the UK. Goodyear is supplying both car and van tyres to the fleet, helping Zipcar UK’s 250,000 members to move around London efficiently.

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Goodyear, Envoy Technologies pilot digital EV service solution

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has announced a new pilot programme, which sees the tyremaker partner with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs).

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Dana releases new TireAnalytics version

Dana releases new TireAnalytics version

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 13 March Dana Incorporated released version 3.0 of its Rhombus TireAnalytics system, in the USA. According to company, the latest version comes with new capabilities to help large fleets reduce tyre costs. The third generation of the technology provides new cost-per-mile (CPM) analysis capabilities and best practice solutions that enable commercial-truck owners and fleet maintenance managers to make better data driven decisions for each application.

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Biker Group switches to 100% Michelin tyre supply

Biker Group switches to 100% Michelin tyre supply

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Construction industry specialist Biker Group reports that it is saving up to £80,000 a year on fuel costs and tyre-related downtime after taking on a 100 per cent Michelin policy. Rolling resistance data provided by the manufacturer – and verified by the firm – shows the efficiencies given by the Michelin X Works tyres have helped cut its annual CO2 emissions by 209 tonnes thanks to the improved fuel efficiency compared to competitor tyres.

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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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