A Northamptonshire man who ran illegal waste sites has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence. He received this sentence last Friday following action taken by the Environment Agency relating to illegal tyre storage.
With the purchase of 32 hectares of land in the Romanian city of Timişoara, Continental aims to expand its storage capacity and optimise the overall cost of its logistics. The land was purchased from the UMT and Prompt groups for an undisclosed sum and is located close to the Continental tyre factory within the city.
The Czech manufacturer of steel products such as metal pallets for tyre storage, Avex is expanding its European coverage with a new sales appointment. Frank Maertens has joined the company as its new regional sales director. Maertens, from Belgium, has more than 15 years’ experience in sales of steel pallets, and will work to increase Avex’s reach […]
The latest so-called “WISH” Proposals for the storage of waste tyres would decimate the important UK retreading industry if adopted in their current form. That’s the view of Patrick O’Connell, president of the Britain’s Retread Manufactures Association (RMA) and MD of Bandvulc Tyres one of Europe’s largest independent tyre retreading businesses, who stated: “This ‘WISH’ document has been developed without any consultation whatsoever with Britain’s retreaders.”
Polish supplier of storage systems for the tyre industry, Arcom has developed and installed a new flexible storage system at German tyre supplier, Heidenau. Arcom says the new project demonstrates the flexibility of its crates and stackable storage containers for tyres, in addition to its adaptability to the individual needs of each client.
One of the more than 600 exhibitors expected to be present at this year’s Reifen show in Germany is Gebhardt Logistic Solutions GmbH. The company’s Tires & Wheels business unit has offered the industry tailor-made solutions for more than 20 years now and says its presence in Essen forms part of a drive to expand its international activities.
Registered exemptions for the storage of old tyres have reached record levels in England and Wales. The concern is that as the number of exempt sites increases, the authorities’ capacity to deal with and properly police them is stretched. According to the Tyre Recovery Association, since 2012 the association has been warning Ministers of the potential danger posed by weak supervision of exempt sites. TRA representatives explained that exemptions are easy and cheap to register but may pose “a looming threat to the environment where they are unpoliced”.
Trade Garage Equipment have added a new wheel balancer to the company’s range with the addition of the Technique T2120.
Spokesperson Stefan Bullworthy outlined the details of the latest addition: “The rapidly growing portfolio of trade approved Technique garage equipment products, has been enhanced further with the launch of the…powerful trade approved Technique T2120 wheel balancer…
Launch UK has unveiled its latest generation of diagnostic tools. Centring on the X-431 PRO, the line is said to offer a full fault system diagnosis for American, Asian and European vehicle manufacturers. As one the first Android based diagnostic tools, X-431 provides greater speed, reliability and ease of use over other diagnostic tools.
Euro Car Parts has opened a new 258,000 square foot warehouse facility on Bonehill Road in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Located close to the 600,000 square foot National Distribution Centre (NDC), which opened in 2010, and 15 miles from the collision repair parts facility at Swadlincote, which opened in 2012, ‘Bonehill’ is designed to “future-proof” the business as it drives towards its 165 plus UK branch target by end 2014.
Netherlands-based OTR tyre specialist Magna Tyres has released its Technical Databook 2014. This document, the first of its kind the company has released, can be downloaded from the magnatyres.com website and will be available as a hardcopy version upon request as of 1 January 2014.
German logistics development company Honold is currently building Continental a new tyre warehouse in Aachen, direct on Germany’s border with Belgium and The Netherlands. When complete early next year the warehouse will have storage room for some 800,000 tyres and be able to handle the shipping of up to 35,000 tyres a day.
Carlisle City Council has approved Pirelli Tyres Limited’s plans to enlarge its plant in the city’s southeast. At the meeting of the council’s Development Control Committee on 15 November, the plan for the extensions to the Daltson Road production facility and storage area was “approved with conditions”.