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NTDA disassociates itself from TyreServ Romford

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Following its 5 December 2018 statement saying the association would take action against non-member misappropriation of the association’s name, the NTDA has indeed been taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers falsely claiming to be members of the association.

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NTDA taking action against false Association membership claims

5th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA is taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers who are falsely claiming to be members of the association, displaying the NTDA logo on their recovery vehicles, websites and marketing collateral, or who are advertising that repair work carried out at their tyre depots is carried out to “the NTDA standard”.

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Mark Watson to host 2019 Tyre Industry Awards

Mark Watson to host 2019 Tyre Industry Awards

30th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA has announced that multi-talented Bristolian Mark Watson is host the 2019 Tyre Industry Awards, which are to be held during the Association’s 90th Annual Dinner, sponsored by Land Tyre Service, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 3 October 2019.

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EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union has made its conclusive statement on the introduction of anti-dumping tariffs on truck and bus tyres and retreads manufactured in China. As previously announced, the EU will impose fixed rate anti-dumping duties on the products, with the final regulation 2018/1579 implemented from 23 October. This ends speculation that percentage rates could be applied. In fact, the EU has revised tariff levels up, almost across the board.

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NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

During the NTDA Tyre Industry Conference held on 4 October 2018, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay announced that the NTDA and the TRA are working to explore “the clear synergies between the two associations”. In the first instance, this will involve an exchange of representatives between the NTDA Executive Council and TRA Steering Group and the establishment of a joint Working Group to explore the possible benefits such an alliance can deliver.

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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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Amazon’s increasingly influential role in tyre sales

Amazon’s increasingly influential role in tyre sales

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

This year Amazon really stepped up its presence in the tyre space, especially in the USA where the company is now dominant across online retail in general. To be specific, a whopping 50 per cent of everything bought online is from Amazon. But these figures are not just an American phenomenon. In the UK, 33 per cent of online retail is conducted through Amazon. This makes Amazon the fifth biggest retailer in the UK, just behind the big supermarkets. The point is that, now we know Amazon is moving into the tyre space, anything that is happening in the US has resonance in the UK market as well.

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NTDA opens Tyre Industry Conference 2018: forum ‘more important than ever’

NTDA opens Tyre Industry Conference 2018: forum ‘more important than ever’

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

National Tyre Distributors Association chief executive Stefan Hay and national chairman Prashant Chopra have opened the 2018 Tyre Industry Conference, stating that the annual forum is "more important than ever" given the current business climate. Chopra added that the current period of uncertainty pre-Brexit has seen an increase in numbers for the association's membership, with core tyre retail businesses such as Morecambe's Westgate Tyres alongside more tangentially related firms like Banner Batteries having joined the association in the past 12 months.

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NTDA REACT achieves 5000th certificate milestone

NTDA REACT achieves 5000th certificate milestone

21st September 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme hit a new milestone on Tuesday 18 September when Commercial Tyre Technician Keiran Smith of Lodge Tyre Company in Stafford received the 5000th certificate and Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside at Lodge House, the company’s impressive corporate headquarters in Stafford. Smith, who is from Worcester and works at Lodge Tyre’s Droitwich depot on Berryhill Industrial Estate, was trained by Roadside Safety Training UK Ltd one of the founding members of the REACT scheme.

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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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2018 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards finalists named

2018 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards finalists named

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA has announced the finalists for its 2018 Tyre Industry Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony sponsored by tyre manufacturer Sailun which will take place at the Association’s 89th Annual Dinner on 4 October at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. The dinner sponsor this year is tyre wholesaler Land Tyre Services and the awards will be hosted by TV personality and sports presenter Mark Durden-Smith.

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HiQ nominated for Tyre Retailer of the Year

17th August 2018 | 0 Comments

HiQ Tyres and Autocare has been nominated for the 2018 Tyre Retailer of the Year award at the annual NTDA Tyre Industry Awards on 4 October. According to the company, key reasons for the nomination include the retailer’s strong digital strategy in 2018, levels of support functions available to all franchisees, community engagement and integration, and the ongoing charitable efforts supported by the entire network.

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NTDA: EC anti-subsidy decision ‘no great surprise’

NTDA: EC anti-subsidy decision ‘no great surprise’

1st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Following decisions on the part of the European Commission (EC) to review its Chinese truck tyre anti-dumping tariffs and to decide against implementing anti-subsidy remedies against Chinese-produced tyres for the time being, the industry itself has been responding to the news. For its part, the UK’s National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) was not shocked by the news that the EC is not planning to implement anti-subsidy (otherwise known as counter-veiling duties) and highlighted difficulties associated with their implementation.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 provides broad platform for parts, aftermarket, garage sectors

Automechanika Birmingham 2018 provides broad platform for parts, aftermarket, garage sectors

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry, Automechanika Birmingham, welcomed 10,200 industry personnel to its 2018 event. Featuring 500 exhibitors from 26 countries in 9,400sqm of floor space, the organiser stated that more than 120 companies exhibited for the first time, including: AA Garage Guide, Snap-On, Ceramex, GSF Car Parts and Wurth Electronics. Tyres & Accessories joined the National Tyre Distributors Association in representing the UK tyre industry at what was a lively event for the automotive sector, with an emphasis on visitor interaction – a fact underlined by the three in-hall dedicated presentation spaces, in which speakers addressed major issues currently affecting the sector.

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Michelin Auto Professional dealers complete new Licensed Retail Tyre Technician course

Michelin Auto Professional dealers complete new Licensed Retail Tyre Technician course

22nd June 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight technicians representing Michelin Auto Professional dealers across the UK and Ireland have become the first to complete Michelin’s new Licensed Retail Tyre Technician course – with a further eight scheduled to take part in July. The group of 16 are undertaking the two-day course as part of Michelin’s Tyre Academy 2018 – a series of annual events run by Michelin to help advocate dealers retain the best talent within their dealerships.

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