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MWheels promotes Mardle to CEO

MWheels promotes Mardle to CEO

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has promoted Matthew Mardle to chief executive officer (CEO), a role in which he takes responsibility for financial results and all day-to-day operations of the business. John Ellis, who originally founded the business over 30 year ago, takes the role of chairman, having been chief executive, and continues to be involved in the company’s leadership function.

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MWheels to work with DfT to improve CV wheel safety

MWheels to work with DfT to improve CV wheel safety

23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Negotiations to rectify the Department for Transport’s apparent failure to incorporate European Union Directives 2014/45/EU and 2014/47/EU into the wheel-related section of the new Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual has yielded a positive result for MWheels. The commercial vehicle wheel specialist shares that following a meeting with the DfT, DVSA and Parliamentary representative Mike Kane MP on 17 May, the DfT “has agreed to work with MWheels to investigate ways in which the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual’s section on wheels can be enhanced to improve vehicle safety.”

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MWheels to discuss unchanged CV wheel inspection law with DfT, DVSA

MWheels to discuss unchanged CV wheel inspection law with DfT, DVSA

23rd March 2018 | 0 Comments

MWheels will meet with the Department for Transport (DfT) and DVSA to understand why the EU Roadworthiness Directive, and its section on CV wheels, has not been incorporated in UK law. The DfT’s draft Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual, due to come into force from 20 May 2018, shows “no major changes” to section 06, Road Wheels and Hubs. This is despite the British firm’s eight-year campaign, which saw major input in both Periodic (2014/45/EU) and Roadside (2014/47/EU) documents. Both were expected to be fully adopted by all 27 Member States as part of the EU’s drive to create standardised inspection procedures.

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MWheels brand signifies evolution to more corporate business approach

MWheels brand signifies evolution to more corporate business approach

12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

With the recruitment of a new layer of management completed over the last 12 months, Manchester based commercial wheel supplier Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD), best known as the distributor of Xlite and Xlite+ forged aluminium wheels, signalled its intention to raise its profile and to convey an impression of the additional expertise now offered by the company. The most immediately obvious sign of this is the company’s new corporate identity – arriving at its headquarters in Sharston, South Manchester, past visitors to the company will notice the new MWheels logo.

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MWSD rebrands as MWheels, bringing European operations under same banner

MWSD rebrands as MWheels, bringing European operations under same banner

22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Distributor of Xlite and Xlite+ forged aluminium wheels, Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has rebranded as MWheels. The move positions the distributor’s European operations under one banner, having established a German company with the MWheels name at the beginning of the year. The new name is in full effect from Monday 22 May 2017, with the name and logo immediately visible on its reworked website, marketing literature and communications. The new corporate identity will be introduced across all product packaging over the coming months. The logo will also replace the Chevron as MWheels’ quality stamp on its steel, Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels.

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MWSD appoints European sales manager

MWSD appoints European sales manager

20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has appointed Frank Richter as European sales manager, as the Manchester-based wheel distributor continues to strengthen pan-European operations from its recently formed German operation, MWheels GmbH. Richter will assume key aftermarket commercial responsibilities, working closely with key retail and distribution partners throughout Germany from the company’s Cologne office. He will also offer operational, technical and wheel safety advice to bus, coach and truck fleets.

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MWSD senior management restructuring the key to wheel distributor’s next phase

MWSD senior management restructuring the key to wheel distributor’s next phase

20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The restructuring of Xlite forged aluminium wheel distributor Motor Wheel Service Distribution's management team is characterised by company founder John Ellis as “the key to this year”. Add the establishment of the company’s German operations, MWheels GmbH – an important anchor in Europe’s leading market given both MWSD’s pan-European strategy and the current period of flux in Anglo-European relations – the introduction of a new generation of forged aluminium products, and the impending implementation of the EU Roadworthiness Act in May 2017 and it all adds up to an organisation entering the next stage of its development.

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Motor Wheel Service Distribution restructures senior management

Motor Wheel Service Distribution restructures senior management

7th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has restructured its senior management in preparation for future growth. The changes follow the launch of MWSD’s German division and the impending implementation of the EU Roadworthiness Act. Company founder and owner John Ellis becomes chief executive and Matthew Mardle, who joined the business earlier this year as operations director, takes the title of chief operating officer. Kevin Ryan maintains the specialist product development and client advisor role as chief technical officer, and Clive Maudsley is now chief financial officer. Michael Payton maintains his position as marketing director.

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Motor Wheel Service Distribution appoints marketing director on pan-European brief

Motor Wheel Service Distribution appoints marketing director on pan-European brief

30th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael Payton has been appointed marketing director at Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD), with a brief to transform the company’s UK and European activities to increase customer engagement. Payton, who previously held the role of head of marketing at Smart Fleet Solutions, will look at business and brand development across client relations, web and social media, technical projects and sales management as well as be responsible for delivering the agreed plans.

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MWSD appoints operations, finance directors

MWSD appoints operations, finance directors

18th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has strengthened its senior management team with Matthew Mardle joining as operations director and Clive Maudsley as finance director.

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MWSD launches forged aluminium wheel option for Euro 6 tractor units

MWSD launches forged aluminium wheel option for Euro 6 tractor units

25th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has unveiled the latest Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels, designed predominantly for DAF vehicles and petrol and powder tractor units with a weight saving axle. The official UK distributor of Wheels India’s Xlite range has made two eight stud variations available in size 6.75”x17.5” with the 24mm weighing 13.2kg and the 30mm just 13.1kg. Both carry a load capacity of 2,725kg, making them suitable for Euro 6 vehicles.

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Motor Wheel Service to offer ‘complete wheel solution’ with accessories range

Motor Wheel Service to offer ‘complete wheel solution’ with accessories range

22nd March 2016 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has introduced a comprehensive range of accessories for Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium and steel wheel ranges. The wheel distributor said the range focuses on aesthetics, safety and security. The list of products includes wheel nuts, checkpoints, centre rings, studs, pliers, cap covers and cleaning goods, among many others.

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MWSD targets further trailer OE growth with European sales appointment

MWSD targets further trailer OE growth with European sales appointment

29th February 2016 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has appointed Alex Kitzen to the position of European sales manager. The Manchester-based wheel distributor is targeting further growth in the trailer original equipment market.

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MWSD to present wheel safety campaign, latest wheels at NEC’s Coach & Bus Live

MWSD to present wheel safety campaign, latest wheels at NEC’s Coach & Bus Live

28th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) is taking its wheel safety campaign to Coach & Bus Live 2015. The distributor will also display the latest xlite forged aluminium and Chevron stamped steel wheels. Located on stand B15, the leading wheel supplier will place a major educational focus on the impending EU Roadworthiness Act, which became law in May 2014 and must be implemented by Member States by May 2017, and will positively affect the UK commercial vehicle industry.

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MWSD sees opportunity to grow Xlite market share

MWSD sees opportunity to grow Xlite market share

14th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has launched a major campaign to promote polished Xlite forged aluminium commercial vehicle wheels in response to news that a major manufacturer has phased these products out of its portfolio. The exclusive Xlite distributor for the UK and Europe states that the polished forged aluminium finish remains “popular” and, as sales in this segment are growing, the rival manufacturer’s exit from this business presents it with an opportunity to grow market share.

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