Tag: NTDA

Will import tariffs land in the UK?

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The news that commercial vehicle tyre registration took effect on 1 February has been met with lots of questions from inside the trade. At the most panicked end of the spectrum, some wholesalers fear that all Chinese-produced truck tyres could end up being subject to at least a 30 per cent levy.

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NTDA Tyre Technician Licensing Scheme gathers momentum

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA’s new Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme, designed to raise professionalism within the tyre industry and improve technicians’ opportunities and career progression, is gathering momentum according to the association. Officially launched at the Tyre Industry Conference in October last year, the NTDA Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme is intended to act as a form of self-regulation for the tyre retail industry and will increase the flexibility of tyre technicians by providing them with a nationally-recognised licence designed to demonstrate their competency wherever they choose to work.

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Rema Tip Top publish TPMS handbook

Rema Tip Top publish TPMS handbook

Friday 5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Multi 2017 NTDA Tyre and Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year winners, Rema Tip Top, recently published a handbook detailing TPMS issues, legislation, solutions and service advice and support.

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Yokohama Rubber praises UK subsidiary for awarded tyre safety work

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber has expressed its pride in two awards its UK sales and marketing subsidiary, Yokohama H.P.T. Ltd. (YHPT), has gained this year – the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award presented by TyreSafe in July and the Industry Marketing Campaign of the Year award gained at the 2017 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards ceremony in October.

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Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket joins NTDA

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket business unit is proud to announce that it has become a supplier member of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA). Schaeffler has elected to join the NTDA at a time when the company recognises that many tyre distributors and installers are accepting more general repair work.

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80% of drivers prefer to buy tyres face-to-face rather than online

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

New research by the National Tyre Distributor’s Association (NTDA) has found that 80 per cent of motorists would rather buy tyres in person from a tyre technician, instead of purchasing online. The survey was commissioned as part of the NTDA’s policy document Raising Standards and Improving Safety in the UK Tyre Industry. Further research from the survey also found that 85 per cent of motorists trust their tyre retailer and that 40 per cent purchase a tyre based on advice from a technician.

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Yokohama ‘honoured’ to receive NTDA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama stated that it was “honoured” to secure the NTDA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2017. In its award-winning campaign, the manufacturer utilised its partnership with Chelsea Football Club to generate high-profile awareness of tyre safety issues, creating a powerful call to action encouraging football fans to check their tyres and travel safely.

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2017 Tyre Industry Awards winners announced

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The winners of the UK’s “tyre industry Oscars” have been announced following a five-month submissions process. Tyres & Accessories was present for the ceremony and, as in previous years was on hand to live tweet the results.

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NTDA conference opens with launch of manifesto for change

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 NTDA conference kicked off this morning, with around 200 tyre executives gathering in Milton Keynes for sessions on subjects covering people, technology and looking after business. The initial headline was the publication of the association's “manifesto for change”. This 44-page document details the association's plans for making significant change in the market.

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NTDA launching manifesto for the future at conference

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Tyre Distributors’ Association (NTDA) its launching its manifesto for raising standards and improving safety in the UK tyre industry at the association's conference on Thursday 12 October. The NTDA’s manifesto tackles the key issues facing manufacturers, distributors, motorists and other important stakeholders and outlines a plan of action for the NTDA and its members.

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Tyred Campaign wins widespread support in first 3 months

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

In the three months since the Tyred Campaign for a ban of all tyres older than ten years on all commercial vehicles launched, support has been forthcoming from a broad base of sources. Powerful and influential people in business and politics getting behind Tyred include Maria Eagle MP; Steve Rotherham, Liverpool Metro Mayor; Stefan Hay, CEO – National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA); and Vinay Parmar, executive director of National Express Coaches.

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Over 2000 people sign NTDA part-worn ban petition

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At the start of August the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) started an online petition calling for a complete ban on the sale of part-worn tyres. The move follows inspections carried out over several years into the sale of part-worn tyres, which show serious safety breaches are common.

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Continental sponsoring 2017 NTDA annual dinner

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental Tyres has announced that it is sponsoring the NTDA Annual Dinner on Thursday 12 October 2017 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. Hosted for the 88th time, the NTDA Annual Dinner is seen as the leading social event in the tyre industry, during which the association will be recognising the achievements of some of the UK tyre industry’s key stakeholders.

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NTDA names 2017 Tyre Industry Award finalists

NTDA names 2017 Tyre Industry Award finalists

Monday 7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards has been announced. According to the association, over the last five months the NTDA has been inundated with exceptional submissions across the nine award categories and this year the finalists are:

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Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The tyre industry has been involved in numerous awareness-raising campaigns over the years. The quality and creativity of these has increased significantly, especially in the decade since TyreSafe came into existence. However, when Frances Molloy re-launched the “Tyred” campaign on 30 June 2017, you couldn’t help but feel that you were witnessing something quite unique. As most of us in the industry already know, Frances’ son Michael Molloy died in a coach crash in the summer of 2012 that was caused by poor condition, 19 and a half year-old tyres. In fact no tyres on the coach were less than 10 years old. So when she says that Tyred is all about taking old tyres off the road, people listen.

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