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3 new Michelin Auto Professional centres in Scotland

3 new Michelin Auto Professional centres in Scotland

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has added three new Michelin Auto Professional (MAP) centres in Scotland. Abbotsinch Tyres & Exhausts, in Kilmarnock, Skidz, in Falkirk, and Stewartry Tyres Newton Stewart, based on the Creeside Industrial Estate in Newton Stewart, have all been added to the network. MAP advocate dealerships get access to free on-site staff training and participation in Michelin’s mystery shopper programme, among other advantages. Michelin will also audit the centres’ digital presence while imparting advice on maximising all online opportunities; MAPS can also access TyreAssist for their customers, protecting new Michelin or BFGoodrich tyres purchased with free 24/7 roadside assistance.

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Apollo Tyres opens first truck tyre centre in Thailand

Apollo Tyres opens first truck tyre centre in Thailand

23rd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres has extended its Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) fleet service concept to Thailand. The first ATTZ outlet, a collaboration between Apollo and local partner Ten Ten Auto Tyres has opened in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province and is equipped to provide a range of services such as wheel alignment for trucks and cars, tyre changing and wheel balancing.

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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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National Tyres and Autocare adds vehicle servicing to portfolio

National Tyres and Autocare adds vehicle servicing to portfolio

6th August 2019 | 0 Comments

National Tyres and Autocare has begun offering vehicle servicing at selected outlets. It offers three vehicle servicing packages, starting with a 25-point Express Service and going up to a full 51-point Full Service.

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Kumho, Nexen fined for restricting tyre resale prices

Kumho, Nexen fined for restricting tyre resale prices

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) announced today that it has fined Kumho Tire and Nexen Tire for forcing South Korean retailers to sell tyres at or above specific set prices.

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First Stop appoints retail business consultant

First Stop appoints retail business consultant

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The First Stop network has appointed Brenden Marais as south region retail business consultant. Marais previously held roles at Euro Car Parts (general manager and operations manager over the past six years) and The Parts Alliance (account manager).

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ECP opens new regional hub, branches

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has added a new regional hub to its UK network as well as two additional branches.

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General Tire specialist Hot Lane Tyres sponsors Port Vale’s James Gibbons

General Tire specialist Hot Lane Tyres sponsors Port Vale’s James Gibbons

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Stoke-on-Trent’s Hot Lane Tyres, a family run business owned by Russ Cartwright, has announced its sponsorship of promising Port Vale FC full back James Gibbons. The sponsorship is part of Hot Lane Tyres planned marketing programme for 2018 and beyond.

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£200 million acquisition expands Continental’s tyre sales network in Australia

£200 million acquisition expands Continental’s tyre sales network in Australia

13th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental is set to gain a sizeable retail presence in Australia through its acquisition of acquire Kmart Tyre and Auto Service (KTAS), one of the country’s largest tyre and auto service suppliers. The company says the purchase of KTAS from Wesfarmers Limited for AU$350 million (£199.8 million) will “greatly reinforce” its tyre dealership network in Australia.

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Two new dealers join Trelleborg Professional Centre tyre network

12th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg has recruited two new dealer groups to its Trelleborg Professional Centre (TPC) network of top-class, high-quality agricultural tyre dealers in the UK. British Rubber Company (BRC) based in Shipley, Yorkshire and Woodton Tyres, based in Turiff, Aberdeenshire, have joined the network.

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Staffordshire Falken Tyre specialist welcomes SRI representatives

Staffordshire Falken Tyre specialist welcomes SRI representatives

7th June 2018 | 0 Comments

An award-winning AA accredited automotive centre in Cheadle, Staffordshire and Falken Tyres specialist dealer, AA Silencers has hosted an official UK visit from sixth largest global tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI), parent company of Falken. The SRI delegation visited the centre as part of an official UK trip with Micheldever Tyre Services. The visit included a tour of their premises, a meet and greet with staff, and the opportunity to discuss the impact the Falken brand has had upon AA Silencers business and their growing customer base.

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New CEO at A.T.U.

New CEO at A.T.U.

15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

A change at the top has been announced at A.T.U., the European automotive services provider that Michelin acquired a 20 per cent share in earlier this year. After serving as chief executive officer for the past three years, Jörn Werner is stepping out of the company’s operative business and has become chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board. He succeeds Fabien Derville, who is president of majority shareholder, Mobivia Groupe.

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Geoffrey Harris Tyres joins BFGoodrich Off-Road network

Geoffrey Harris Tyres joins BFGoodrich Off-Road network

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Cornwall-based Geoffrey Harris Tyres has become the latest independent tyre dealer to join BFGoodrich’s UK Off-Road Centre network. The Liskeard retailer is already reaping the benefits of the partnership, bolstering the centre’s all-terrain expertise and its widespread reputation for being the go-to place for 4x4 tyres across Cornwall and Devon.

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STS Tyre Pros Chester earns Pirelli Performance Centre hat-trick

STS Tyre Pros Chester earns Pirelli Performance Centre hat-trick

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has named STS Tyre Pros Chester as its Performance Centre of the Year for the third year in a row. Each year, one of the network of 120 Pirelli Performance Centres is named PPC of the Year, after the top performing centres in the technical audit have a video mystery shop exercise and scored by an independent assessor.

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Point S growing in SE Asia, opens flagship centre

Point S growing in SE Asia, opens flagship centre

8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Point S has opened what it calls its flagship retail outlet for the Southeast Asia region. The centre in Petaling Jaya is the tyre retailing group’s third branded site in Malaysia – Point S entered the country with the opening of its first retail centre there last October. The 20,000 square foot (1,850 square metre facility) has eight service bays, a showroom featuring a Pirelli Performance Centre and BFGoodrich corner, and the site will also act as a terminal for car rental company Gocar Malaysia as well as for Uber competitor Grab Malaysia.

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