Yokohama HPT is to continue its ongoing partnership with League 1 giant-killers (and the company’s local team) MK Dons. If last night’s 4-0 victory over Manchester United (26 August 2016, Capital One Cup) is anything to go by, Yokohama will be celebrating its investment as money well spent.
Tyre wholesaler Bond International has increased its direct involvement with the online tyre retail website Tyre Giant (tyregiant.com). Launched in September 2011, Tyre Giant was supplied by Bond from its inception, while the running of the operation was subcontracted to another retailer. Now, Bond has entered into a joint venture with digital marketing company Colewood Internet named Boco Tyres, which has taken over Tyre Giant operations, as well as those of Asda Tyres, the online tyre retail portal of the Big Four supermarket operated using Tyre Giant’s retail system. Boco Tyres has signalled its intentions to grow the online retailer’s penetration with a new price-match guarantee and a plan to grow the network of dealers within the Tyre Giant network. Tyrepress asked current director of Tyre Giant Philip Hankinson about the current plans to increase the online retailer’s business.
Reg Bond is rounding the final corner on 50 years of tyre wholesaling since opening in Pocklington, near York, and the company is currently developing one of its bigger innovations – the move into online tyre retail with Tyregiant – signifying Reg and his family’s desire to drive the business forward. The upcoming milestone has also been marked by another achievement recently, as Bond was rewarded for the work in his sporting passion outside the tyre business. Bond was presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award by Go Racing in recognition of his outstanding service to the sport. Bond International continues to support meetings at York Racecourse along with Infinity Tyres, for which the company is the UK distributor.
Marshal’s Matrac X3 forms the centrepoint of the company’s 4×4 tyre range, with five different patterns designed to suit any terrain from smooth tarmac to mud, sand and rock. According the company, the line-up includes all popular fitments as well as several niche sizes.
After 40 years in business, fast growing UK and international wholesaler Bond International recorded sales over £100 million for the first time in 2011. The news marks something of a milestone for company founder Reg Bond, who had set his sights on breaking through this particular glass ceiling.