Tag: Wales

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin tyre policy

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin tyre policy

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service will fit Michelin tyres across its 100 heavy fire appliances, in the service’s first major tyre policy change in 20-plus years. Its vehicles are used to respond to around 3,200 fires, 500 road traffic collisions and 500 other emergency incidents annually. The new tyre policy mirrors that operated by the two other Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales. The Michelin X Multi Z all-position tyres will be supplied and fitted by Tructyre ATS, with a small amount of fitment work undertaken by the service’s own in-house workshops, on a predominantly 15-tonne Volvo truck fleet.

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Michelin launches bespoke training offer to support dealer partners

Michelin launches bespoke training offer to support dealer partners

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Huw Lewis Tyres has become the first Michelin Auto Professional (MAP) dealer to benefit from bespoke new training. Michelin is delivering custom on-site coaching in a ‘real-world’ environment to help advocate dealers enhance customer offer and boost sales. The new training is available to the MAP network in the UK and Ireland during 2019, with the local Michelin territory business manager working closely with owners to focus training where it can have the biggest impact.

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Trico sponsors Swansea Ladies’ hockey team

Trico sponsors Swansea Ladies’ hockey team

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Pontypool based, windscreen wiper blade manufacturer, Trico will again sponsor the Swansea University Ladies’ Hockey Team at this year’s annual Welsh Varsity game, on Wednesday 10 April.

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ProFlow: OEM performance for the aftermarket

ProFlow: OEM performance for the aftermarket

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

According to David Lewis, Mark Water Pumps Limited has always promoted OEM quality across its product range, and he considers the ’ProFlow’ range of automotive water pumps no exception. Mark Water Pumps acts as supplier to leading OEM manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Volvo; plant manager Lewis believes ProFlow products provide this “OEM quality and performance for the aftermarket.”

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Successful trial sees Wheely-Safe light TPMS installed on 90 Welsh ambulances

Successful trial sees Wheely-Safe light TPMS installed on 90 Welsh ambulances

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre pressure management system (TPMS) Wheely-Safe Light has been installed on 90 Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust emergency vehicles after proving its worth during extensive trials earlier this year.

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Cenex to conduct electric vehicle charge point feasibility study in Northern Wales

9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cenex – transport and energy not for profit consultancy – has been appointed by Cadwyn Clwyd, a Rural Development Agency, and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), to determine the feasibility of installing electric charging points across the county of Wrexham. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

McCloskey and Elliott are Severn Valley stars

8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Connor McCloskey claimed outright victory on Pirelli tyres at the Severn Valley Stages, round three of the Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship. Co-driven by John Rowan, McCloskey led throughout in his Ford Fiesta WRC, winning by 45 seconds at the finish in Builth Wells. Charlie Payne finished second in another Pirelli-equipped Fiesta WRC.

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Second Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally to run in April

Second Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally to run in April

23rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, has announced the date of its second ‘Fast Parts Wales, Tŷ Hafan, Rainbow Family Rally’ in aid of local children’s hospice Tŷ Hafan, with the event set to take place from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017.

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Toyo supports Mission Motorsport, Sir Chris Hoy at Anglesey Race of Remembrance

Toyo supports Mission Motorsport, Sir Chris Hoy at Anglesey Race of Remembrance

18th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tires has lent its support and tyres to the Mission Motorsport team competing in the Race of Remembrance event at Anglesey circuit. As the name implies, Race of Remembrance sees ex-service personnel and veterans competing a 1,000km endurance event at the notoriously demanding North Wales track. Toyo supplied the Milltek Sport/Mission Motorsport/KPM Racing MkVII Golf R, which was piloted by British Olympian Sir Chris Hoy; British Paralympian Jon-Allen Butterworth; GT racer, Tom Onslow-Cole; Paul White; and Jade Edwards.

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HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

HiQ adds Ruthin store to tyre retail franchise network

11th November 2016 | 0 Comments

HiQ has added a new tyre retail outlet to its franchise network in Ruthin, North Wales. Previously known as Automark, the store will reopen as HiQ Ruthin. It brings 12 years of experience and an excellent reputation within its customer base to the network, HiQ states.

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Kumho-shod Fowden crowned Welsh Tarmac Champion for record 4th time

Kumho-shod Fowden crowned Welsh Tarmac Champion for record 4th time

1st November 2016 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s continued participation in national rally championships has been rewarded with another success, as Bob Fowden and Paul Wakely’s Subaru Impreza WRC clinched the 2016 JD Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Rally Championship with one round to spare. The pairing won the Peter Lloyd Stages event on 23 October at the Pembrey Motorsports Centre, and was fastest over all five stages of the rally, which was held in sunny but windy conditions.

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Dmack targets home success on GB gravel

Dmack targets home success on GB gravel

21st October 2016 | 0 Comments

Dmack said it would target another top gravel result on its home round of the FIA World Rally Championship next weekend at the penultimate event of the season, Wales Rally GB. The 2016 UK round of the WRC could be one of the toughest in recent history, Dmack states, with new stages, significantly extended competitive sections and lack of mid-leg servicing making it a huge challenge for drivers and tyres alike. Since the supplier introduced a new range of gravel tyres in May, Dmack World Rally Team’s Ott Tänak and Raigo Mõlder have scored 16 fastest stage times and led events in Poland and Finland in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

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Aston Martin continues with Welsh plant investment post-Brexit

Aston Martin continues with Welsh plant investment post-Brexit

28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Aston Martin is going ahead with previously announced plans for a new £200 million manufacturing plant in St Athan, Wales despite the UK voting to leave the European Union. It seems that company remains optimistic about its plans at least partly because a weaker pound makes the carmaker’s exports more attractive. Aston Martin president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer said in a statement that the UK’s Brexit vote won’t change the company’s expansion plans.

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New Carmarthen branch for Euro Car Parts

New Carmarthen branch for Euro Car Parts

21st June 2016 | 0 Comments

Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a new branch at Unit 1, Parc Pensarn retail park in Carmarthen, Wales. The 6,500 sq ft (604 sq m) unit, spaced over two floors, will house 18 members of staff. The property has been taken on a new ten-year lease from a private landlord.

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Euro Car Parts opens Aberystwyth branch

Euro Car Parts opens Aberystwyth branch

3rd June 2016 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has opened a branch at Parc yr Afon, Glan yr Afon Industrial Estate in Aberystwyth, Wales. The 7,660sqft (712sqm) unit, which will house 14 members of staff, has been taken on a ten-year lease from Afan Construction Limited.

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