Tag: wheel balancers

Cemb buys M&B Engineering

Cemb buys M&B Engineering

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

On 2 July Cemb S.p.A., the leading balancing machines and vibration analysis systems manufacturer, announced that it had acquired M&B Engineering, an important player in garage equipment production. Cemb reports that it is beginning “the internal production of tyre changers” as a result of the purchase. None of the financial details associated with the transaction have yet been revealed.

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ISN Europe puts UK Atlas machinery distribution on shoulders of Tyre Bay Direct

ISN Europe puts UK Atlas machinery distribution on shoulders of Tyre Bay Direct

15th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Since it became part of the US garage equipment supplier Integrated Supply Network’s ISN Europe division in late September 2017, UK distributor Tyre Bay Direct has added its newly related company Atlas Equipment’s range of garage equipment to its portfolio. The UK company was identified by the US giant, which operates from 13 locations across the USA and Canada, and exports to Central and South America, as “the ideal partner” to help launch its equipment range into the UK, it states.

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TecAlliance checklists designed to help workshops optimise tyre changing process

TecAlliance checklists designed to help workshops optimise tyre changing process

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite the fact that here in the UK and Ireland there is not a culture of changing from summer to winter tyres at the end of the season, tyre related problems do increase during the colder, wetter months. In order to help workshops to be ready to tackle these potential issues, TecAlliance has developed a tyre change checklist that provides optimal support and offers customers maximum transparency. Another important issue is the installation and configuration of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), for which it now offers even more comprehensive information.

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Bosch selling Beissbarth, Sicam businesses

Bosch selling Beissbarth, Sicam businesses

27th July 2018 | 0 Comments

German equity investment company Stargate Capital GmbH has entered into an agreement to purchase the Beissbarth GmbH and Sicam Srl subsidiaries from Robert Bosch GmbH. The purchase price has not been disclosed, and the deal’s finalisation is subject to approval from antitrust authorities.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 provides broad platform for parts, aftermarket, garage sectors

Automechanika Birmingham 2018 provides broad platform for parts, aftermarket, garage sectors

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry, Automechanika Birmingham, welcomed 10,200 industry personnel to its 2018 event. Featuring 500 exhibitors from 26 countries in 9,400sqm of floor space, the organiser stated that more than 120 companies exhibited for the first time, including: AA Garage Guide, Snap-On, Ceramex, GSF Car Parts and Wurth Electronics. Tyres & Accessories joined the National Tyre Distributors Association in representing the UK tyre industry at what was a lively event for the automotive sector, with an emphasis on visitor interaction – a fact underlined by the three in-hall dedicated presentation spaces, in which speakers addressed major issues currently affecting the sector.

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Advanced wheel balancing diagnostics

Advanced wheel balancing diagnostics

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

After a winter of discontent in 2017/18, potholes still blight the UK’s roads and causing numerous problems for wheels and tyres alike. Not only can they cause damage to the internal structure of the tyre – wheel rims can also suffer damage too, resulting in imbalance and vibration issues for the driver.

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Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align’s recent distribution agreement with ADAS diagnostic and calibration tools supplier TEXA shows how garage equipment specialists are adapting to the rapid development of the connected car. Yet the staple equipment remains a vital part of the equation; greater accuracy in the tyre changing and wheel balancing processes can help ensure the full functionality of downstream systems. In addition, Pro-Align tells Tyres & Accessories that balancers and changers are often overlooked in terms of their potential for a workshop’s efficiency and profitability.

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Corghi’s Touchless balancers, changers demonstrate Rema Tip Top ‘added value’

5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Rema Tip Top Automotive UK’s fourth consecutive Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year Tyre Industry Award was a testament to its “great working partnerships and mutual value added benefits and expertise,” according to group CEO Mark Insley. In its capital equipment portfolio, the company supplies Corghi garage equipment, including the brand’s latest Touchless line of wheel service equipment for all ranges of tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel aligners, demonstrating such added value partnerships. Rema Tip Top states that Corghi’s latest products “guarantee extreme professionalism”, as they concentrate on the wheel alone without touching the rim and/or the tyre, depending on the product line, during any procedure.

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Pro-Align to create workshop space to demo products at Automechanika Birmingham

Pro-Align to create workshop space to demo products at Automechanika Birmingham

25th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Hunter garage equipment supplier Pro-Align will bring a new concept to Automechanika Birmingham (stand 19D80), designed to show how workshop spaces, even on the smaller side, can be transformed to offer profitable wheel alignment and wheel servicing. The interactive concept has been designed to give technicians and business owners a real-world experience of its systems, emphasising the ability of smaller businesses to deliver quality Hunter and customer service levels or returns. The company will demonstrate live award winning equipment like the Hunter Elite TD wheel alignment system, in addition to launching the new Hunter Road Force Elite and Pro-Align TCLine tyre changer systems.

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“People, ideas, products”

“People, ideas, products”

2nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2015 financial year delivered Italian workshop equipment manufacturer Butler the best turnover in the company’s history. The 1988-established firm achieved sales revenues of 32 million euros last year, more than a fifth the entire turnover of the Samiro Group, to which Butler has belonged for the past decade or so. The other Samiro Group companies may also be familiar to those in the tyre and automotive industries; these are Ravaglioli, Space and Sirio. The first of these is the largest Samiro business, accounting for 75 to 80 million of the group’s total turnover of 142 million euros.

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Bosch present latest balancer/changer range

Bosch present latest balancer/changer range

29th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Time is of the essence in tyre service, and if done properly it is a lucrative business for all workshops. The latest range of tyre changers and wheel balancers from Bosch offer a safe, versatile and time-saving operation.

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Pro-Align Ireland opens

Pro-Align Ireland opens

18th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Wheel alignment equipment specialist Pro-Align has opened its inaugural facility in Ireland. Located in Plato Park, Dublin (just off the M50), the facility provides a new base for its sales, servicing and installation teams, and includes demonstration and training areas which allow the company to demonstrate the Hunter range of complete wheel servicing equipment to workshops.

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SmartWeight helping garages make wheel balancing savings

SmartWeight helping garages make wheel balancing savings

13th November 2015 | 1 Comment

Hunter equipment distributor Pro-Align says the SmartWeight software system is helping workshops save a significant amount of time and money when balancing wheels, making it an integral element of the Hunter GSP9200 wheel balancer.

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Rema Tip Top Automotive UK unveils Leeds Training Centre

Rema Tip Top Automotive UK unveils Leeds Training Centre

9th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Tyre Industry Awards 2015 winner Rema Tip Top has opened its new tyre repair and garage equipment training centre following significant investment in Leeds headquarters. Hosting Tyres & Accessories at a launch event in October, immediately after its NTDA 2015 Tyre Industry Award for Tyre and Aftermarket Supplier of the Year, the company showed how the site has been entirely refitted, having lain derelict for around half a decade before the acquisition of Doncaster’s Ace Conveyor Equipment in 2008 and subsequent consolidation of the industrial business. The new centre will provide accreditation for the new generation of tyre technicians, with an expanding variety of courses delivered over one or two days. Rema Tip Top chief executive Mark Insley stated: “We recognise the importance of education and training to an industry which is responsible for the safety of millions of people on our roads on a daily basis. With this well-equipped and highly professional facility we will provide an invaluable resource for our customers.”

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Talks with potential UK, European distributors under way, says Bright Technology

Talks with potential UK, European distributors under way, says Bright Technology

18th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Bright Technology says the number of sales and distribution partners it has throughout Europe is on the rise. A representative for the Chinese tyre changer and wheel balancer manufacturer, reports that the company is “currently in advanced negotiations with potential distributors in Germany, Italy and the UK.” Bright Technology is also supporting its presence within the region by taking part in trade shows such as Autopromotec.

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