Tag: Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has “significantly expanded” its ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting operation and is executing plans for “further development in 2019 and beyond”. Kwik Fit launched ‘Mobile7’ inside the M25 in 2016 and has subsequently expanded the service into other regions across the UK. According to the company, ‘Mobile7’ is Kwik Fit’s response to delivering both increased tyre replacement capacity and flexibility. Kwik Fit ‘Mobile7’ runs in addition to the company’s 600-odd bricks and mortar retail units.

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Kwik Fit Italy hits 51 branches

Kwik Fit Italy hits 51 branches

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has grown into the fourth largest branded tyre retail network in Italy just three years after the chain got underway in Italy. 51 centres now operate under the Kwik Fit brand across the country, with the network most recently adding a well-established operator in San Marino.

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ETEL continues to lead top 20 UK tyre retailers 2019

ETEL continues to lead top 20 UK tyre retailers 2019

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of expansion amongst the top 20 UK tyre retailers, the latest data shows that this trend peaked in 2017/2018 when the top 20 accounted for 2014 branches. The same 20 tyre retailers had 1980 branches between them in 2018/2019. And what’s more, the reorganisation of one retailer alone accounted for a 40-centre decline in branch count, with the overall figure remaining positive due to growth at other chains. Here Tyres & Accessories analyses the branch count data in the context of 10 years of comparable research.

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Kwik Fit named sole tyre supplier to SG Fleet UK

27th February 2019 | 0 Comments

A new, three-year contract sees Kwik Fit become sole supplier of tyres and associated products to SG Fleet UK. The arrangement covers more than 13,000 company cars and vans that SG Fleet UK currently has under management.

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Kwik Fit reaches 44 branches in Italy

Kwik Fit reaches 44 branches in Italy

19th February 2019 | 0 Comments

After opening its 40th centre in 2018, Kwik-Fit has announced that it now has 44 centres running under the Kwik Fit brand in Italy, exceeding growth forecasts. The company broke through the 10 branch barrier in October 2017. The long-term goal is to reach 200 centres.

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Shinjiro Tanaka takes over as ETEL CEO

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (ETEL), which includes Kwik Fit GB and Stapleton’s Tyre Services, has announced that Shinjiro Tanaka will replace current Group CEO Yasuyuki Harada, who is returning to Japan.

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Kwik Fit and BTCC to support Children with Cancer UK

Kwik Fit and BTCC to support Children with Cancer UK

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Kwik Fit has chosen Children with Cancer UK as its charity of the year, the leading fast-fit firm has announced that it is utilising its BTCC sponsorship over the 2019 season to raise funds for the charity. The announcement is being made at the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) stand at Autosport International, the first public event for the BTCC under the new title sponsorship for 2019.

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Kwik Fit aims to raise £1 million for Children with Cancer UK

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has selected Children with Cancer UK as its first ever Charity of the Year. The UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people was chosen following a vote open to more than 5,000 Kwik Fit employees across the UK.

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Kwik Fit named new BTCC title sponsor

Kwik Fit named new BTCC title sponsor

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

When the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) returns for the 2019 season, it will have a new title sponsor. TOCA has announced that automotive servicing and repair company Kwik Fit is succeeding Dunlop in this capacity; Goodyear Dunlop will remain tyre supplier to the BTCC under its current contract, which runs until at least 2022.

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Tyre Industry Awards 2018 announced, including Bridgestone double

Tyre Industry Awards 2018 announced, including Bridgestone double

6th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The winners of the 2018 "Tyre Industry Oscars" have been announced at the 89th National Tyre Distributors Association annual dinner, with a Bridgestone double in the tyre manufacturer and staff training and development categories headlining the event. More awards were added this year for excellence in tyre retail, with small, medium, and large business categories, as well as an overall winner. Presenting was television personality Mark Durden-Smith, who injected welcome energy and humour into procedings. Tyrepress also announced the results live via its Twitter feed.

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Paul Binks joins 2018 Tyre Industry Conference line-up

Paul Binks joins 2018 Tyre Industry Conference line-up

5th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA has announced that Paul Binks has joined the line-up of speakers for its 4th Tyre Industry Conference, sponsored by DG International, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes on 4 October.

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Kwik Fit: WLTP will influence wheel and tyre choice

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The method of determining company car tax in the UK will change in April 2020 when the government switches over to the World Light-duty Test Procedure (WLTP) for measuring CO2 emissions, and Kwik-Fit suggests that the adoption of the WLTP could lead to larger diameter rim and tyre sizes falling out of favour.

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Micheldever/Protyre moves up to fourth, Lodge Tyres jumps in retail rankings

Micheldever/Protyre moves up to fourth, Lodge Tyres jumps in retail rankings

26th June 2018 | 0 Comments

In last year’s ranking of the top tyre retailers in the UK, Tyres & Accessories predicted that the pace of change in the top 20 chains by branch count would result in some jostling for position. This has proved entirely accurate, as two major acquisitions have brought two of 2017’s top 20 into the fold of higher ranked companies, leading to both Micheldever/Protyre, leapfrogging HiQ into fourth place as predicted last year, and Lodge Tyre, into the top 10 from joint-14th last year, making significant jumps in this year’s table. Most other retailers have held relatively stable positions in terms of the number of stores, while our most recent additions to the table, Eden Tyres (15 stores) and Elite Garages (13) were identified as narrowly missing out on places last year.

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MoT test changes – communication with fleet operators vital

MoT test changes – communication with fleet operators vital

3rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Communication and clarity with company car and van owners and drivers will be more critical than ever with this month’s introduction of MoT test changes with the new rules potentially contradicting the established Road Traffic Act, according to Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair company.

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Kwik Fit: Pothole damage becoming a costlier problem

Kwik Fit: Pothole damage becoming a costlier problem

27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A survey performed for Kwik Fit indicates that the pothole problem is getting worse in the UK, a trend that will surprise very few people. Based upon feedback from 2,049 respondents, it has been determined that pothole damage to vehicles last year cost a total of £915 million to repair. This is 34 per cent more than the cost calculated from a similar survey two years ago – and the rise can’t be explained away by increasing repair costs.

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