The Apollo Tyres TOR Truck Racing team will bring its racing truck ‘Thelma’ to Le Mans on 28-29 September for its final 2019 appearance on track. The team has been making a few alterations to the racing truck following a successful weekend at the ‘Convoy in the Park’ event at Donington in August, in preparation for the penultimate rounds of the European Truck Racing Championship.
UK-based Eavesway Travel has specified Apollo Tyres’ Endurace range as fitment on 30 executive coaches in operation on the company’s Eavesway Cruiselink operation. With decades of experience in catering for cruise passengers, Eavesway Travel’s premier coach service offers transport to the main cruise providers from major towns and cities across the UK.
Apollo Tyres’ presence in the truck tyre sector has been bolstered by the appointment of Steve Miller as TBR sales manager, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience, having worked for Kumho on reintroducing the TBR range in the UK, Bridgestone as a national fleet manager (commercial) and Michelin as a sales manager.
Volumes up, expanded team and new products in place It is now 18 months since Kumho returned to the UK truck tyre market so with truck tyre volumes up, an expanded team in place plus new products in the warehouse, the future looks bright. Indeed, according to the company, the dealers appointed so far are […]
Kumho’s return to the UK commercial tyre market one year ago signaled the Korean manufacturer’s intention to become a major player in a sector it temporarily left. Having rejuvenated its distribution, products and personnel, its relaunched truck tyre department has a new sales structure led by ex-Bridgestone and Michelin truck tyre specialist, Steve Miller. His experience has since been put to work on the task of reintroducing the brand to an already crowded sector of the business.
Having previously been a relatively influential part of the UK truck and bus tyre business, Kumho has spent the last year or so rejuvenating its distribution, products and personnel in this area with a view to relaunching this part of its portfolio in line with the growth of the wider company. That’s why Tyres & Accessories visited the company’s large Lutterworth, Leicestershire distribution centre in February in order to learn more.