Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has invested over £100,000 in fitting cages as the company expands its complete tyre and wheel fitting service to meet growing customer demand.
The Ahcon Safety Inflation Cages, which brings MWSD’s annual fitting capacity up to 100,000 units, are computer-controlled with the automated operation ensuring accurate, safe inflation up to the exact tyre pressure specified by the manufacturer.
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.
Pirelli and Motor Wheel Service Distribution have signed a preferential supplier agreement. Available to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, the service covers MWSD’s complete range of Chevron marked steel wheels, designed to promote future traceability, and the company’s exclusive xlite forged aluminium wheels. This latest partnership follows an agreement with Goodyear Dunlop CV support network, TruckForce, in which MWSD became its preferred commercial wheel supplier. The newest premium brand partnership goes a step forward in its scope, providing tyre and rim as a full product.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has been chosen as the preferred commercial vehicle wheel supplier by TruckForce, Goodyear Dunlop’s truck tyre and breakdown assistance support network.
According to the company, the contract will encompass over 45 different wheel sizes ranging from 5.75” x 17.5” to 11.75” x 22.5”, most of which are available in either steel or forged aluminium for the truck, trailer and bus and coach segments.
The news back in May that commercial vehicle wheels have been named as a “safety critical item” in European law is something of a breakthrough for those that have been lobbying for the inclusion of wheels in this legislation, not to mention the wheel industry in general and the many automotive and haulage businesses that depend on wheels. Manchester-based Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD), which played a key role in the wording used in the latest EU Roadworthiness Package and continues to be at the forefront the forefront of raising awareness of wheel safety issues, has a right to be particularly pleased with the latest news. However, if you will excuse the pun, the wheels of European legislation and implementation turn slowly. Therefore with 27 countries all at liberty to interpret and apply the rules over a period of years before compliance will begin to be checked – there is still a mountain to climb. With all this in mind, around the time of the news Tyres & Accessories met with managing director John Ellis at MWSD’s Sharston, Manchester headquarters to find out more about what the rules mean for the company and the industry at large.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has appointed Kim Blissett to the role of business and marketing coordinator, with a brief to raise the profile of the company’s key industry campaigns with customers. Reporting to managing director John Ellis, MWSD says she will be tasked with keeping truck and trailer operators abreast of the wheel safety activity in the UK and Europe, as well as promoting the company’s steel wheel Chevron branding.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has announced the promotion of Karl Ellis to the newly created position of OE sales manager for steel and xlite forged aluminium wheels. Ellis, a twenty year veteran of the company, was previously head of UK & Ireland xlite sales, overseeing “excellent growth” across both truck and trailer markets since […]
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) and Wheels India have signed a three-year extension to the European supply agreement of xlite forged aluminium wheels, having rolled out the product on the European market since 2011. The xlite brand became global after an exclusive 10-year trademark agreement between MWSD and Wheels India.
Don-Bur, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of commercial vehicle trailer bodies has taken delivery of more than 450 xlite super single forged aluminium wheels from exclusive distributor Motor Wheel Service Distribution. The wheel, which has a reduced weight and increased load index, has been fitted for several clients on the company’s innovative, aerodynamic Teardrop trailer range during its first six months on the market.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) will stamp a new Chevron mark onto every steel wheel to assist operators in choosing quality products, while aiding traceability. The imprint, taken from the company’s logo, has been introduced to help truck, trailer, bus and coach fleets identify superior quality wheels that were sourced by the company.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) will display two new xlite super single forged aluminium wheels on stand A28 at Truckfest Peterborough. Following their February launch, the show will mark the first exhibition appearance for the wheels MWS says are among the lightest on market. A change in profile by manufacturer Wheels India has enabled the load index to be increased to 5,000kg from 4,500kg.
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has announced an expansion to the xlite forged aluminium wheel range, manufactured by Wheels India, launching two of the lightest super single wheels on the market. The 11.75×22.5 wheel, with a 0mm inset and 10x26mm mounting holes, boasts a weight reduced by 1.6kg to 22.1kg. The new 120mm inset wheel weighs 3.7kg less than its predecessor at 24.3kg. Both wheels have an increased load index from 4,500kg to 5,000kg.
Staff at Motor Wheel Service Distribution donated more than 20 gifts towards the Mission Christmas campaign, run by regional radio station Key 103 and charity Cash for Kids. The charity aimed to collect 150,000 toys to provide one in three children living in severe poverty in the Greater Manchester area with a present from Santa. MWSD provided toys for young children including books, dinosaurs, building blocks and dolls.