Tag: UK

Prometeon ‘maintaining the supply of commercial vehicle tyres’

2nd April 2020 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group UK reports that it has enacted its contingency plan to maintain its role in the transport supply chain.

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Trelleborg reorganisation brings greater prominence to tyres

Trelleborg reorganisation brings greater prominence to tyres

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

At the end of February, Trelleborg invited key dealers to the company’s Swedish homeland in order to further develop connections with its UK distributors and share the details of recent developments at the well-known agricultural and off-road tyre and wheel manufacturer. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Trelleborg’s Agricultural Segment Leader – EMEA, Bruce Lauder in order to find out more.

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First Stop Tyres and Car Services tyre retail proposition launched

First Stop Tyres and Car Services tyre retail proposition launched

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

At the start of March, Tyres & Accessories met with UK retail network manager, Bridgestone EMIA Mark Widdows in order to learn more about the newly relaunched First Stop tyre retail proposition. The first thing we at T&A noticed was that the tyre retail network previously known simply as First Stop is now badged as First Stop Tyres and Car Services. This subtle but important development shows that the network is moving with current trends that show that leading tyre retail chains are generating almost as much turnover from servicing and light repair work as they are from tyres themselves. It also suggests the level at which the newly-rejuvenated network it planning to pitch its offer. Put the tyres and services language together with the 220-branch goal and it is clear that First Stop is aiming for the top five of the tyre retail tree. And as far as target customers are concerned, this means drivers of roughly three-year-old cars – the post-dealership motorist. It will also have a keen car, van and 4x4 focus.

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Aftermarket suppliers can remain open in Covid-19 lockdown

Aftermarket suppliers can remain open in Covid-19 lockdown

26th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, namely motor factors and suppliers, can remain open during the Covid-19 lockdown. Garages are exempt from the enforced closure of retailers, but motor factors can stay open in order to supply workshops who continue to support logistics providers, local councils, blue light services and key workers.

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Garages to remain open despite lockdown

Garages to remain open despite lockdown

24th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined strict stay-at-home measures for the whole of the UK. These effectively amount to a country-wide lockdown and will be enforced by the police. As a result, gatherings outside of households are effectively banned and shops have to close. However, reading the small print reveals that automotive garages are within the limited number of retailers that will be allowed to remain open. And therefore tyre centres will be allowed to keep going as well. Motorists looking for information on garages in the Covid-19 lockdown can find more on Tyrepress's sister site, WhatTyre.

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Peugeot PSA pausing European plants

16th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The PSA group’s Executive Board and crisis unit have stopped vehicle production at its European factories until 27 March 2020. The temporary closure move takes effect between 16 and 19 March, according to the following schedule:

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Retreader Seryt Tyres reports growth in a time of consolidation and attrition

Retreader Seryt Tyres reports growth in a time of consolidation and attrition

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s decision to exit UK retreading in 2015, followed by Continental’s 2016 takeover of Bandvulc and Vaculug’s 2018 acquisition by Zenises Group changed the face of the UK retreading business in just three years. However, while the market has both contracted and consolidated in recent years, a core group of key retreading production bases remain. And while the largest retreading businesses often gain the spotlight, it is worth mentioning fast-growing operations as well. Sussex-based Seryt Tyres is one such company, so Tyres & Accessories got in touch with director Kevin Gillin and marketing manager Olly Townsend in order to find out more.

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Britain – the home of the Pirelli SUV tyre

Britain – the home of the Pirelli SUV tyre

24th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK is one of Pirelli’s biggest SUV markets and with two UK factories, one in Burton-upon-Trent and one in Carlisle, Pirelli is the only premium tyre manufacturer to produce SUV tyres on UK soil.

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Tyre recovery prices could double

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Tighter waste recovery practices in India will drive “a big increase in recovery costs across Europe and beyond”, according to industry body the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). Together with similar moves in some other SE Asian countries, the TRA warns vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers that disposal costs could “as much as double” in the coming weeks and months.

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Richard Lyons appointed Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK MD

Richard Lyons appointed Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK MD

17th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced that Richard Lyons has been appointed as managing director UK and Ireland for Trelleborg Wheel Systems effective 1 January 2020.

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First Stop joins NTDA

First Stop joins NTDA

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone tyre retail network First Stop has announced that, as of 2020, First Stop UK has joined the NTDA in its own right. It is the first time First Stop UK has joined the NTDA. As a result of its membership, First Stop is including NTDA membership as part of its new value proposition.

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NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

While the 2019 UK car registration figures are clear that the market declined last year, various sources gave differing views as to what are the most important trends and what should be done.

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UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year. According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 2,311,140 units were registered in 2019, representing a -2.4 per cent decline. The market fell -6.8 per cent in 2018 and -5.7 per cent in 2017. This means the 2019 market is the lowest since 2013 when 2,264,737 were registered (see diagram). Representatives from industry associations and market analysts said the turbulent market reacted to weak business and consumer confidence, general political and economic instability and confusion over clean air zones.

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ETRMA welcomes the provisional agreement on European Tyre Labelling Regulation review

25th November 2019 | 0 Comments

In mid-November, the Green Party in the EU Parliament put out a statement on twitter saying: “tyres release more than 500,000 tonnes of microplastics into the environment?”. Stating that this means it is “time to reinvent the wheel”, the green party added: “Yesterday [13 November] we fought hard and we managed to convince the EU to label tyre abrasion in order to tackle plastic pollution”. With this in mind, Tyres & Accessories asked ETRMA what the pan-European tyre industry is adding to the discussion.

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Going global together: Auto Express & Auto Bild announce licensing partnership

Going global together: Auto Express & Auto Bild announce licensing partnership

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The team at Tyrepress.com view independent tyre tests as an invaluable consumer purchasing tool. We will therefore follow the new licensing partnership between Auto Express and Auto Bild with interest, particularly in regards to how it influences both publications’ approach to tyre testing.

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