Tag: Ireland

Frank Massey to present diagnostics seminars at AutoInform LIVE

Frank Massey to present diagnostics seminars at AutoInform LIVE

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) plans to make this year’s AutoInform LIVE training event its most comprehensive to date, with industry experts such as Frank Massey leading informative seminars covering a wide range of topics.

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Mahle Aftermarket appoints Aliya Lam as sales manager for Northern Ireland & Eire

Mahle Aftermarket appoints Aliya Lam as sales manager for Northern Ireland & Eire

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

In a buoyant period that has seen its team strengthened with a series of new appointments and promotions, Mahle has announced that Aliya Lam will be the new sales manager for Northern Ireland & Eire, in addition to her current role as sales & marketing manager at Mahle Aftermarket UK.

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ITS distributing Camso aftermarket range in Ireland

29th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Dublin-based Industrial Tyre Specialists (ITS) has been appointed the aftermarket distributor for Camso products in Ireland. ITS will distribute the full line-up of Camso products for the construction and material handling segments, offering next-day delivery nationwide.

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Bridgestone, Firestone agricultural products praised by Irish farmers after wet winter

Bridgestone, Firestone agricultural products praised by Irish farmers after wet winter

19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Ireland’s winter was one of the wettest on record, leading to frustration for farmers, as conditions in their fields proved too treacherous to work in. The right agricultural tyres can help to overcome such issues, as a number of Irish contractors using Bridgestone and Firestone’s latest agricultural products have found.

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Ulster Tyres celebrates its 40th anniversary

Ulster Tyres celebrates its 40th anniversary

2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

2 January 2018 is a very special day in the history of Ulster Tyres. 40 years ago the company was founded by husband and wife team Joe and Brighid McGinley. Joe was a director for a local tyre company and seen the opportunities in the tyre trade. Tentatively they opened the business in 1978 beside Whitehouse Motors in Ballybofey.

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McGovern wins Yokohama-backed SEAT Supercup Ireland Championship

McGovern wins Yokohama-backed SEAT Supercup Ireland Championship

30th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Rod McGovern won overall victory in the Yokohama-backed, 2017 Seat Supercup Ireland Championship this weekend, having finished runner-up in the last two seasons. Driving for Mick Merrigan Motorsport, McGovern clinched the title at Kirkstown Motor Racing Circuit when he took a fourth place finish in round ten of the series, securing an unassailable lead with two races of the season still remaining.

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Irish Road Hauliers, Midland Tyre Services jointly oppose truck tyre disposal plans

17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Irish Road Hauliers Association (IRHA) and Midland Tyres Services Ltd (MTS) have jointly announced their opposition to the proposed inclusion of truck tyres into the pending Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme. IRHA and MTS said their opposition has the “strong and universal support” of their members and customers.

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TRA: Irish tyre compliance scheme will ‘distort’ tyre recovery

14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), the Republic of Ireland’s proposed tyre compliance scheme, which is due to come into effect on 1 October, will “seriously distort end of life tyre recovery and recycling efforts on the island of Ireland with knock-on-effects in the UK as a whole”.

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ECP expands business in Ireland

ECP expands business in Ireland

4th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has acquired the business of Team P R Reilly, a family-owned, automotive parts, accessories and bodyshop business based out of Dublin, Ireland, and that of paint and collision repair supply specialist Karkraft (N.I.) Limited of Belfast. The agreement expands Euro Car Parts’ operations across Ireland, with a key focus on enhancing product availability, further improving delivery times and expanding into new market sectors.

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Westlake to partner Irish Drift Championship 2017

Westlake to partner Irish Drift Championship 2017

22nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Westlake tyres has partnered with The Irish Drift Championship (IDC) 2017 and says it will “cooperate with drifters to bring amazing shows for all the visitors”. "Westlake Tyres are pleased to partner the Irish Drift Championship for the 2017 season. The IDC has some of the best drivers from around the globe and they compete at the highest level. Westlake Europe plays a big role in marketing the brand for all our tyre products and aligning Westlake tyre with top championships gives us the perfect opportunity to show-case our motorsport range,” said Chris Carpenter, a partner of Westlake Tyres in Europe.

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Michelin gives Republic Of Ireland Police tyre safety training

7th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin staff from Stoke-on-Trent have flown to the Republic of Ireland to train the Irish Police Service (An Garda Síochána) – teaching them about tyre safety and technology through a specially-developed course. The in-depth programme also showed the Garda members how to identify when poor tyre maintenance could have contributed to accidents.

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Pro-Align Ireland opens

Pro-Align Ireland opens

18th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Wheel alignment equipment specialist Pro-Align has opened its inaugural facility in Ireland. Located in Plato Park, Dublin (just off the M50), the facility provides a new base for its sales, servicing and installation teams, and includes demonstration and training areas which allow the company to demonstrate the Hunter range of complete wheel servicing equipment to workshops.

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Fines and penalty points – Ireland introduces new tyre rule

18th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Ireland’s Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has introduced a new rule that will see motorists in the Republic receive a fine and/or penalty points for driving a vehicle with defective or worn tyres. The Fixed Charge Notice rule came into effect yesterday and adds teeth to the existing rules on driving with defective or worn tyres; drivers will now be fined €80 and have two penalty points endorsed on their licence upon payment of the fine, or will be given four penalty points following conviction in court.

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Pro-Align to open new facility in Dublin

Pro-Align to open new facility in Dublin

8th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Garage equipment supplier Pro-Align will continue the development of its operations in Ireland with the opening of a new facility in Dublin. The new premises will provide demonstration and training facilities, enabling workshops to see and experience the Hunter range of complete wheel servicing equipment at first hand. A full alignment bay and wheel servicing area will be included, similar to its Towcester base in the UK, alongside a dedicated service area and warehousing.

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Kirkby Tyres expands Ireland operations with OE development manager

4th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Speke-based tyre wholesaler Kirkby Tyres has expanded its operations in Ireland with the appointment of new original equipment business development manager (Ireland). Sean Dougan joins the company following 20 years at Philip White Tyres, giving him “a wealth of experience in the industry,” Kirkby stated.

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