Tag: online tyre business

Pirelli regains global social media crown

Pirelli regains global social media crown

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has returned to the top of our global social media ranking after four years away from pole position. The last time the @Pirelli-linked account led the way in Tyrepress’ worldwide meta-metric was in 2015 when the Italian tyre manufacturer well-known for its luxury and supercar marketing won with 84.50 points. Last year, the same score of 84.50 only secured second place for Pirelli. But this time round Pirelli achieved 90.30 with scores over 90 awarded by both Klear and Kred. This marks the first time that any brand has achieved two 90-plus scores in any of our social media rankings since they began eight years ago in 2011.

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Is your online shop ready for PSD2?

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

On 14 September 2019, the EU updated PSD2. Do you know what this means? Is your online shop ready for these new rules?

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4JET launches Scannect QR code tyre reader app

4JET launches Scannect QR code tyre reader app

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

4JET has developed a mobile app that provides QR code-based identification for the tyre retailers and manufacturers. The Scannect is available now on the iOS and Android platforms.

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TechMan ‘efficiency overhaul’ supports Shaikly Motor Company expansion

TechMan ‘efficiency overhaul’ supports Shaikly Motor Company expansion

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Colchester-based Shaikly Motor Company has used garage management specialist TechMan to improve efficiency as the business expands. Established in 1977, the family run business has grown to be the largest independent Bosch car service, MOT and repair centre in Colchester, employing 22 members of staff.

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Motor Ombudsman adds distance sales online training course

Motor Ombudsman adds distance sales online training course

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Motor Ombudsman has added a new module on distance sales to its Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)-approved online training portfolio. Tailored to the needs of businesses operating in the motor industry, it joins the existing suite of web-based courses on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Bridgestone renames TomTom Telematics Webfleet Solutions

Bridgestone renames TomTom Telematics Webfleet Solutions

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) will rename TomTom Telematics as Webfleet Solutions on 1 October 2019, following its acquisition of the company on 1 April. The tyre giant revealed that the EMEA business currently serves more than 1.2 million vehicles with mobility subscriptions and fleet solutions.

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SimpleTire the fastest-growing automotive company in US

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based tyre e-tailer SimpleTire has been named the fastest-growing automotive company in America by Inc. Magazine. A recent SimpleTire innovation was how it expanded its installation programme so consumers can receive a “white glove” installation at a flat rate.

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Bond International to supply tyres to ClickMechanic network

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic.com has added tyre replacements to its service offering, partnering with wholesaler Bond International. The website states that the new addition will enable both existing mechanics as well as new tyre specialists to register their services on the site. Bond will supply tyres to the site’s network at what ClickMechanic describes as “an extremely competitive trade price,” based on high volumes promised by the site.

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Delticom reports stable profits for H1 2019

Delticom reports stable profits for H1 2019

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Delticom AG has managed to maintain its gross profit level in the first half of the year despite a slight decrease in sales compared with the prior-year period. Revenues amounted to 285 million euros in the six months to 30 June 2019, 2.1 per cent less year-on-year. Gross profit was 76.9 million euros, nearly unchanged compared to the previous year; stable profits and lower sales meant that the gross margin slightly grew to 21.9 per cent (H1 2018: 21.7%).

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Free online OTR tyre library launched

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

On 14 June 102 psi launched The Global OTR Library, a free online resource of OTR tyre information. According to the project’s founder, 102 psi, the library makes “multi-brand technical OTR tyre information available at the touch of a button”.

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Nexen partners with Plug and Play

Nexen partners with Plug and Play

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire has formed a strategic partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest corporate innovation platform and startup accelerator. Plug and Play was an early investor in Silicon Valley's most renowned firms including PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox and SoundHound. In doing so Nexen has highlighted its view of the importance of start-up thinking, future mobility, open-R&D and the Internet of Things (IoT) – all trends that the wider tyre industry is predicted to become increasingly involved in over time.

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Digital transformation in the tyre sector

Digital transformation in the tyre sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of May, Zivojin Sekulic of GAJ d.o.o. gave a presentation on the digital transformation of the tyre industry at Guangrao Tyre Conference and Expo 2019. Shortly afterwards, he shared details of the presentation with Tyres & Accessories, which shows how digital data is affecting all parts of the distribution chain.

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Stapleton’s invests in digital marketing

Stapleton’s invests in digital marketing

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Stapleton’s has worked with Nottingham-based digital marketing agency, Adtrak, to “improve the brand’s digital presence, create a more efficient tyre booking system, and expand its audience reach.” Specifically this means Adtrak has developed a new corporate site, refreshed branding and brand guidelines, new stationery and promotional folders as well as making a new social media presence and strategy.

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Japanese giant Mitsubishi invests in UAE online tyre retailer

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

PitStopArabia.com, a UAE-based online tyre retailer, has announced that Mitsubishi Corporation has become a strategic partner and a shareholder in the company. The e-tailer described the investment as a "significant milestone" that will be used to bolster market share by expanding regionally. The value of the investment has not been disclosed.

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Tirescanner.com appoints VP sales

Tirescanner.com appoints VP sales

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Tirescanner.com has appointed former Jack Williams director of marketing, Scott Friedman as VP of sales. The US online tyre sales portal’s president, and founder of Blackcircles.com in the UK, Mike Welch said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Scott into the Tirescanner family. It is really important to me that we appoint the very best talent from the tyre industry.”

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