Tyrepoint Services, which is a member of Point S, was named the Small Tyre Retailer of the Year in the UK at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) 2023 Awards. The prestigious award recognises Tyrepoint Services’ professional, trustworthy, and reliable service. According to the retail group, the award highlights the strength of Point S’ network of independent centres, with the chain reflecting on the success.
The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) held its annual conference along with dinner and tyre industry awards on 19 October at the Hilton Double Tree, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes. Around 640 guests witnessed the event as well as presenters English actor, comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay and national chairman Simon Wright.
Continental is celebrating winning NTDA Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award 2023. The National Tyre Distributors Association 2023 Tyre Industry Awards were presented on 19th October at the Association’s 94th Annual Dinner, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, UK.
Autogem has paid tribute to its customers, suppliers and “irreplaceable team” after securing a double success at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) awards – including the Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year title for a third successive year. Autogem also won the Staff Training & Development Initiative of the Year for its Under Pressure ’23 nationwide TPMS competition.
Maidstone-based independent dealer TyrePoint Services is celebrating after winning Small Tyre Retailer in the UK, after winning the hotly contested title at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) 2023 Awards. The family-owned business, which is a member of the Michelin Quality Centre network and located on the Parkwood Industrial Estate, beat off competition from other single-site tyre dealerships from across the UK to win the prestigious award.
The US Tire Industry Association’s 69th Annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference has opened early registration, having moved to a digital system. The TIA said delegates attending the 21-24 February, 2024 event at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas would find registration “a much easier and more efficient process.”
Mark Ferner, Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) senior manager, technical operations will become chair of the Tire Industry Association’s Electric Vehicle Advisory Council (EVAC) on 1 August. He takes over from Big O Tires and Grease Monkey franchisee and former TIA Board member Ron Lautzenheiser, the original council leader since its foundation in June 2022. Lautzenheiser will continue to serve the council as a member.
The NTDA has announced the finalists for some of its 2022 Tyre Industry Awards, due to be presented at a ceremony sponsored for the 8th consecutive year by tyre manufacturer Sailun, during the association’s 93rd annual dinner on Thursday 6th October at the VOX Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham. The dinner is, sponsored by long-standing NTDA supplier member, and Tyre industry Awards supporter, Maritime Cargo Services. And the awards will be hosted, by television personality, journalist, former BBC news presenter and tri-athlete Louise Minchin.
With Roy Littlefield soon to retire as chief executive officer, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is searching for a successor. The US-based association representing the tyre, retreading and repair sectors says it seeks a “dynamic leader in a rapidly changing business environment” to head its work in tyre technician training, government affairs and improving the overall environment for its tyre dealer and industry members.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board elected Keith Jarman, president of AME International in Brooksville, Florida, as secretary on 23 June during its summer board meeting in South Dakota. A TIA Board member for nine of the past 12 years, Jarman’s election places him in line to become the association’s president in 2023-2024. He currently chairs the board’s membership committee. Jarman will begin his year as secretary in November and will move through the various officer positions until he becomes president.
In the USA, the Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers’ Group (TRMG) has launched a new website at www.retreadrepair.org
The TRMG says that the new site is its first online platform featuring industry news and events, and links to educational materials including Industry Recommended Practices, designed to promote quality practices and processes in the tyre retread and tyre repair industry.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is shifting its centenary celebration plans in light of the fall-out related to coronavirus – something that recently resulted in the postponement of the 2020 SEMA show. As a result, TIA’s 100th anniversary celebrations will now take place in 2021.
In the US, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) board has elected Jim Pangle of Fountain Tire as board secretary and re-elected Mike Wolfe of Southeastern Wholesale Tire to a third term as board treasurer, effective 2 November 2020.
In the USA, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) has postponed its Lobby Day and Environmental Summit, scheduled for 6-7 May in Washington D.C., as a precautionary measure due to the spreading coronavirus.