The GEA has launched a new website. The association’s was keen to retain certain aspects of its existing site, whilst giving it a more up-to-date style.
Commenting on the website, Dave Garratt, chief executive of the GEA, said:
“The challenge was to update and add style to an extremely successful site without losing its effectiveness. Furthermore, with the aid of video, we have provided a virtual ‘shop window’, which raises the profile of both our members and our industry’s ‘Automotive Trade Show’.
The site continues to provide lists of members whose services cover every aspect and requirement in the automotive industry. News of individual members and the GEA will also be regularly updated.
(Akron/Tire Review) Kumho Tire USA has introduced a specially designed tyre that produces red smoke, developed for drift competitions. The Kumho Ecsta MX-C made its debut with Enjuku Racing at the Formula Drift event at Road Atlanta last weekend.
“When we saw the red smoke boiling off the rear tyres, we just stood there and stared in awe,” said Enjuku lead driver and team captain Matt Vassallo. “I think people will be blown away when they see this.”
The Garage Equipment Association has reported that this year’s annual dinner was once again a success, with ticket sales continuing right up to the eleventh hour. The association’s new chief executive, Dave Garratt, welcomed guests. Mr Garratt’s predecessor, John Nelson, who unfortunately could not attend the dinner delivered a message via video, having been presented with a silver platter by Nevelle Marchant in honour of his service to the association.
Employees of the business unit Continental International are being encouraged to travel less and to hold more video conferences instead. It is understandable that travel in dangerous regions or countries is not advisable, but the complete travelling prohibition is just justified by the need to save money. The complete business unit is highly insecure and seems to be on the point of collapsing. In any case the directory board has made it clear that acquisitions in the Asian region are no longer to be considered and that the restructuring process has only just started. By this means the advances made in past years have been wiped out.