CAM has been accredited with Investors in People (IIP) following a recent inspection. The standard recognises high quality customer service and support, high levels of staff retention, and a leading position and high penetration in its target sector.
Rial has launched its latest alloy wheel, the U1. Described as an “all-rounder”, Rial has made the wheel available in many standard 14-17 inch dimensions. It comes in Polar silver with four hole connection in sizes 5.5×14”, 6.0×15” and 6.0×16”; and with five hole fittings in sizes 5.0×14”, 6.0×15”, 6.5×16”, 7.5×16”, 7.0×17”, 7.5×17” and 8.0×17”. […]
BSI has published guidance for use at the scene of motor accidents.According to the business standards company, this new standard (BS 8599-2 Motor vehicle first aid kits – Part 2: Specification for the contents of motor vehicle first aid kits) will bring existing UK regulations on first aid kits up to date.
Chrysler has approved Goodyear’s Assurance Fuel Max in size 215/55R17 as standard equipment for certain models in its upcoming 200 range, which goes on sale in North America during the second quarter of 2014. In announcing this latest original equipment deal, Goodyear Tire & Rubber notes that its tyres are on more new vehicles in North America than any other brand.
“The motorcycle market fell 1.9 per cent in 2013 with 1,757 fewer units being sold than in 2012”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.
“Overall, we anticipated the 125cc market to revive the sales, but after a positive start to the year, sales declined by 3.5 per cent. Other sectors including the 50cc and 651-1000cc machines also saw a fall in sales in 2013.”
On 2 January, Kumho Tire announced the domestic market launch of its first self-sealing tyre. The company’s ‘K-Seal’ technology has been introduced on the Kumho Majesty Solus range and is available in three sizes – 275/40ZR19 XL 105W, 245/45ZR19 XL 102W and 235/45ZR17 XL 97W. These tyres are capable of self-sealing tread punctures of up to five millimetres in diameter.
Platinum Batteries (Europe) Ltd, the UK’s largest independent battery distributor has acknowledged the contribution PACT – the joint connectivity initiative between TecCom and eParts – makes to its business, particularly during the busy winter period.
At a meeting of the Pirelli & C. SpA Board of Directors on 21 October, Claudio Sposito and Paolo Fiorentino were co-opted as members to replace Vittorio Malacalza and Giulia Maria Ligresti, whose resignations from the board were announced on 10 May and 24 July respectively. The vacancy following the 16 October resignation of Carlo Salvatori remains open for the time being.
JK Tyre & Industries is reportedly planning to start its 1,000-crore rupees expansion plan at its Chennai plant within the next two to three months doubling the tyremaker’s capacity at the plant, according to the Business Standard.
David Millward, transport editor of the Daily Telegraph, has been looking into the growing number of people who have difficulty in parking. He says: "Drivers who find that parking only seems to get harder may attribute it to their increasing age, or perhaps harbour suspicions that slots are getting smaller. However, the problem most likely lies in their car just being too big.
Schaeffler Holding and Schaeffler AG have announced that the companies have placed roughly 4 per cent of Continental shares with a range of investors. According to a statement issued by Schaeffler group, net proceeds will be used to pay down debt as well as additional reduction of debt from excess cash flow. However, the company re-affirmed that Continental AG remains a long-term strategic shareholding.
Hofmann Power Weight has released a new black coloured knock-on weight 161. The company says the weight is a tried and tested top-seller, but the new addition of black powder coating means the zinc weight appears almost invisible when fitted. It adds that the weight’s “premium coating” gives the weight “optimum corrosion resistance”.
Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest lubricants blender, has appointed Robert Lundie as technical support specialist. Exol says Lundie will be responsible for supporting customers and the Exol sales team with product recommendations and advice on the correct oil for a specific application. Furthermore, he is tasked with writing technical and laboratory reports and ensuring Exol's product quality remains of the highest standard possible.
Michelin has unveiled a quartet of new aviation tyres at the 2013 Paris Air Show. Intended for the four main segments of the aerospace market, the new radials feature NZG technology and are aimed at a broad range of aircraft manufacturers.