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Amazon expands tyre fitting options in USA

Amazon expands tyre fitting options in USA

Monday 14th May 2018 | 0 Comments

US-based vehicle servicing chain Sears Auto Center is now working with Amazon.com to provide full-service tyre installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tyres on Amazon.com. The service will be rolled out across the USA over the coming weeks. In addition, Sears Auto’s own ‘DieHard’ all-season passenger tyre brand has been introduced on Amazon.com.

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The Tyre Equipment Company awarded Feefo Gold for 3rd consecutive year

The Tyre Equipment Company awarded Feefo Gold for 3rd consecutive year

Monday 12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s a hat trick for The Tyre Equipment Company as they have been awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service status for a third year running. Feefo’s Gold Trusted Service Award is an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

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Harjeev Kandhari introduces Cartyzen tyre subscription scheme at Tire Technology Expo

Harjeev Kandhari introduces Cartyzen tyre subscription scheme at Tire Technology Expo

Thursday 22nd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Zenises’s new tyre subscription business, Cartyzen, has been introduced by the company’s CEO, Harjeev Kandhari, at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. The company plans to launch a full service business in Spain, making it the first country in the world to have a full-scale tyre subscription service, following a trial of the model in Germany.

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Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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Indian online tyre retailer Tyremarket.com seeks UK, domestic investment

Indian online tyre retailer Tyremarket.com seeks UK, domestic investment

Tuesday 6th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Online retailer Tyremarket.com is seeking to establish a market leading position in India through its latest investment drive. With India already the world’s second-largest internet user, and online transactions expected to rise rapidly in the next few years, the company is pursuing a strategy to reach the top spot in what is one of the largest developing tyre markets too. Lead by former Siemens executive Sanjeev Agrawal, and with UK online tyre retailer Blackcircles.com founder Michael Welch OBE on board as strategic adviser and shareholder, Tyremarket.com states that it is “on track for market leading position in the $5 billion plus domestic replacement market.”

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ETB invests in CAM Cloud

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Exhausts, Tyres & Batteries Worcester Ltd has invested in CAM Cloud to host its Cameo system in CAM’s data centre. CAM states that the managed service provides quality and convenient maintenance of its server and backup solution at its site on the Blackpole trading estate.

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Capitalising on the New Year trend for winter tyres

Capitalising on the New Year trend for winter tyres

Thursday 21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported at the start of the month, an eBay tyre fitting service is now available in the UK in partnership with Blackcircles.com. The service was launched at the time of the year when the days grow shorter and motorists should prepare their vehicles, particularly their tyres, for winter roads. Kevin Steward, head of sales, Vehicle Parts & Accessories, UK Trading at eBay, has written the following tips for tyre sellers hoping to capitalise on this season’s winter tyre market.

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Micheldever to supply Sumitomo brand tyres, marks a year since change of ownership

Micheldever to supply Sumitomo brand tyres, marks a year since change of ownership

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

As we go to print on the December issue of Tyres & Accessories, Micheldever Group is marking a year since Sumitomo Rubber Industries, manufacturer of Falken Tyres for which MTS is UK distributor, bought the UK tyre distributor from previous owner Graphite Capital Management. While the sale was not unexpected, the identity of the new owner may have been somewhat surprising, though SRI’s investment in Falken Tyre Europe following the late-2015 dissolution of its alliance agreement with Goodyear makes the acquisition of a leading distributor a logical move. For Micheldever’s board, SRI was said to be an attractive new owner, with the presumption that it would offer offering longevity, stability, and consistency; as a large, well-established, high quality top-six tyre manufacturer seeking to broaden its knowledge of UK distribution with an already successful business.

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Euromaster targeting 25% online growth in 2018

Euromaster targeting 25% online growth in 2018

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin reports an aim of growing online sales through its Euromaster retail network in the UK and Europe by 25 per cent in 2018. This projected growth follows a 30 per cent increase in online sales through Euromaster this year, with online sales accounting for 15 per cent of all Euromaster sales in 2017.

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Goodyear partners with key Chinese e-commerce player JD.com

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s presence in China’s replacement tyre market has gained a significant boost by the forging of a strategic partnership with e-commerce giant JD.com. Signed 1 December, the agreement with China’s largest e-commerce platform (by revenue) will place selected Goodyear products on a Goodyear-branded JD.com channel and also see the company’s tyre and automotive services centres, which currently operate in ten cities in China, collaborate with the JD.com automotive platform. Goodyear states that this partnership will result in “seamless omni-channel experiences.”

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eBay launches UK tyre Installation service

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

The tyre fitting partnership between eBay and Blackcircles.com trialled in 2016 is back. Promoted as a “fitting option for seamless tyre buying experience,” the new arrangement allows for the fitment of more than 10,000 unique tyre products purchased via the ebay.co.uk site at one of more than Blackcircles 1,200 partner locations throughout the country.

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Trelleborg to launch YourTire online personalisation service for tyres

Tuesday 31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

At Agritechnica 2017, Trelleborg will unveil YourTire, a new online service that allows customers to personalise their Trelleborg radial tractor tyres. Using the YourTire online configurator tool, customers can add their name or logo to new tyres, bringing a new level of personalisation to farm machinery.

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Oak Tyres steps up operations with headquarters development

Oak Tyres steps up operations with headquarters development

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Setting foot inside the entrance of Oak Tyres’ new Newton-le-Willows headquarters, it is clear that the company has made a conscious decision to present a stride forwards in the professionalism of its operations. Renovations to the previously semi-derelict three floor building were taken on as a special project headed by the company’s Gary Cross around 18 months ago; “almost finished” when Tyres & Accessories visited, a strong, corporate aesthetic has been employed, with colours and imagery from the Oak Group’s own Davanti tyre brand, as well as exclusively distributed lines, such as Landsail, added to Oak’s red and greyscale CI.

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Online sales an extension of Stapleton’s founding ethos

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

When Sydney Stapleton set up his business in a simple shop parade at 195 High Street, Watford in 1937 he was one of a number of businessmen taking advantage of the growing market for tyres. Growing his business through the 1950s and ‘60s, his personal renown as one of the industry’s most dynamic characters and an entrepreneur of considerable foresight followed. The location of its headquarters in the vicinity of the M1 is testament to this – in the 1960s Stapleton’s supplied replacement earthmover tyres used to build the Watford-Milton Keynes stretch of the motorway.

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MTS eyes mid-range opportunities as prices rise, develops e-commerce offering

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The reduced buying power of the pound is one of the few persistent themes in this period of Brexit induced flux. For the UK’s tyre distributors, it also compounds the effects of rising raw materials prices, and wholesalers must negotiate this period to help support retailers and their already slim margins.

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