Tag: Tyre Wholesalers Group

TWG chairman solidifies stance against ‘pop-up pushers’ of part-worn tyres

TWG chairman solidifies stance against ‘pop-up pushers’ of part-worn tyres

Friday 7th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The NTDA Tyre Wholesale Group annual lunch saw greatly increased numbers alongside enhanced association support in its new position the day before the Tyre Industry Conference (5 October 2016), and location (the Hilton Birmingham Metropole adjacent to the NEC). The group chairman, Kirkby Tyres’ John Parker, presented his third – and potentially final – annual survey of the UK wholesale landscape. His topics included part-worn tyres, against which he joined the NTDA in taking a more radically oppositional stance, commented on the coming challenges and perhaps opportunities of Brexit, and the role of wholesalers in the e-commerce age.

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Tyre labelling ‘debacle’; ‘4-6.5m part worn tyre sales’

Tyre labelling ‘debacle’; ‘4-6.5m part worn tyre sales’

Thursday 27th November 2014 | 0 Comments

RH Claydon’s John Parker gave his first Tyre Wholesalers Group speech as chairman at the group’s annual lunch in November. Parker covered the current state of the market, before summing up current views on part worn tyres and tyre labelling, the latter of which he labelled a “debacle”. Attending the event, Tyres & Accessories reports the contents of Parker’s speech below. Parker contextualised what he had to say with current UK market figures. Saying that the consumer tyre replacement market has “stabilised at about 34m units give or take”, he reserved judgement on whether this represented a corner starting to be turned, while noting that this did not take into account part worn sales.

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