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Goodyear drops Dunlop brand in registered name change

Goodyear drops Dunlop brand in registered name change

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news that it is refreshing its Goodyear halo brand as its UHP and luxury go-to moniker, Goodyear Dunlop UK Ltd has confirmed it will be removing Dunlop from its registered company name and in future will therefore be known just as Goodyear.

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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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Tyremen launches premium space saver wheel and tyre kit

Tyremen launches premium space saver wheel and tyre kit

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyremen.co.uk has launched a new space saver wheel and tyre kit called KOM, which is short for Keep On Moving. According to the company, the wheel has been sourced from “a premium aluminium wheel manufacturer” in Italy, which has given the firm “sole UK selling rights to this aluminium space saver wheel”.

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Points S partners with FlexFuel

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

FlexFuel Energy Development UK (FFEDUK), the UK’s leading hydrogen engine cleaning company, has signed a partner agreement with Point S whereby its Hy-Carbon product will be made available to its members initially throughout the United Kingdom, and with a view to a forthcoming global agreement.

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Infiniti withdrawing from Europe by 2020

Infiniti withdrawing from Europe by 2020

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Infiniti Motor Company has announced a restructuring plan that will result in its withdrawal from Western Europe in early 2020. In practical terms this means production of the Q30 and QX30, which are made at the Nissan plant in Sunderland, UK will cease by mid-2019.

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Brexit OE tyre red-alert

Brexit OE tyre red-alert

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Is Brexit going to wreak havoc on the automotive business or is it all just another millennium bug flash-in-the-pan? If a no-deal withdrawal does spell havoc, is it going to impact the tyre business as much as the OEMs?

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Finding success in an increasingly complex sector

Finding success in an increasingly complex sector

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has long been a leading player in the truck and bus tyre markets, with customers ranging from some of the largest fleets out there to owner operators. And yet, recent years have been tough for everyone in the commercial vehicle segment as the forces of economic uncertainty combined with a tidal wave of low-cost Chinese tyres have put pressure on businesses. As we approach Brexit, roughly a year after anti-Chinese truck tyre imports were implemented, Tyres & Accessories spoke to Michelin business-to-business sales director, Chris Smith as well as Andrew French (Michelin director services) and solutions in order to find out more.

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Global SUV boom continues…

Global SUV boom continues…

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest global SUV market data shows continued growth around the world. Market analyst Felipe Junoz from Jato Dynamics reports that the shift from traditional cars to SUVs began seven years ago and is still going strong. However, there are also signs that growth slowed during the course of 2018. And what’s more the UK remains a world-leading market.

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Engineers working on £120 million Fort William alloy wheel factory

Engineers working on £120 million Fort William alloy wheel factory

14th February 2019 | 0 Comments

On 5 February plans to make Fort William a UK alloy wheel centre of excellence reached another milestone as ground engineers moved onto the site earmarked for Liberty’s flagship factory. According to the company, the technical team moved in with their rigs and excavators for six weeks of in-depth ground investigations which will provide vital information for the design of foundations for the planned plant that is intended to manufacture wheels for at least a fifth of all UK-made cars from 2022 onwards.

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Conti offers free AllSeasonContact demonstrations at Mercedes-Benz World

Conti offers free AllSeasonContact demonstrations at Mercedes-Benz World

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is offering drivers free all-season tyre demonstrations this February half term. The German tyre manufacturer will offer the free demonstrations at Mercedes-Benz World as Partner in Excellence, highlighting its award-winning range across each season and weather eventuality. Tests will also mark the first time its AllSeasonContact has been available for consumer experiences within the UK.

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SD-International introduces Three A tyres

SD-International introduces Three A tyres

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

SD-International recently added the Three A brand to its contract tyre manufacturing portfolio. According to the company, Three A tyres are now available in England, Scotland and Wales across most market sectors including passenger car fitments.

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SMMT: Automotive industry on Brexit “red alert”

SMMT: Automotive industry on Brexit “red alert”

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

UK automotive companies are reducing production and backing off investment as a way of bracing themselves for a no-deal Brexit, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Hard Brexit will affect UK driving licences in EU

Hard Brexit will affect UK driving licences in EU

30th January 2019 | 0 Comments

If the UK plans to leave the European Union without a deal covering driving licences, UK licence holders living in the EU or EEA will have to exchange their UK driving licence for a local EU driving licence before 29 March 2019. If they don’t, after that point they may have to pass a driving test in the EU country they live in in order to be able to carry on driving there.

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Two-thirds of UK consumers against winter tyres

Two-thirds of UK consumers against winter tyres

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

67 per cent of drivers don’t think winter tyres are worth the investment, according to an online poll conducted by Co-op Insurance on 25 January 2019. The Twitter-based poll received votes from 4,084 individuals and a stream of interesting comments on the subject followed.

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Guy Heywood named Hankook Tire Europe truck tyre marketing director

Guy Heywood named Hankook Tire Europe truck tyre marketing director

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire Europe has appointed Guy Heywood as the new marketing and strategy director for its European truck and bus business. Heywood has 20 years of experience in the tyre industry in leadership positions, most recently active as the commercial director for Michelin UK and Truck, Bus and Service director for the company’s North Europe area. Heywood is taking over from Seok Yun Kim who relocated to Hankook’s organisation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he has become managing director.

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