Autoparts UK has introduced two new passenger car tyres into its exclusive range of Orium tyres including Orium HP, a high performance tyre, and an ultra-high performance tyre, Orium UHP, with both tyres featuring a new tread pattern and wet grip rating.
Autoparts UK has joined the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) as the same time as launching an exclusive range of Orium Tyres. There are six Autoparts branches, five Midwest Motor Factor sites and Monmore Auto Parts joining NTDA membership meaning that group factor manager, Craig McCracken, will also join the NTDA Executive Council.
The second Tigar Tyres plant in Pirot, Serbia is now open. An official inauguration was held at the facility on 9 October, and this culminated in Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of parent company the Michelin Group, signing the first tyre to roll off the production line. The inauguration marked the completion of the first part of two-phase project. Investment has so far reached €215 million, and the 56,000 square metre facility will be capable of producing between 8 million and 12 million tyres in its phase one incarnation. Some 500 people will be employed at the new plant, increasing the Tigar workforce to around 2,600 to 2,700.