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Falken continued its long-running success at an arduous 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours, racking up ninth overall for its new Porsche 991 GT3 R, together with a class win and top 20 finish for the SP3T Subaru WRX STI.


Bridgestone EMEA  has announced the planned acquisition of 100% of Speedy France, a leading car service retail company and one of the most important tyre networks in France. The finalisation of the acquisition is subject to approval by the regulatory authorities.

Teaming up with Speedy will increase Bridgestone’s direct access to the end-users in France, one of its core European markets, as well as in other markets where Speedy has a presence.
Once this transaction has been approved, the company’s presence in France will be expanded to more than 800 retail outlets, strongly contributing to its accelerated growth strategy.

 

Goodyear has added its voice to the debate on the integrated efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport industry.  The leading tyre manufacturer points out the effect that recent truck tyre developments have had on significantly reducing CO2 emissions made by commercial vehicles.  It also highlights the effectiveness of the EU tyre label in achieving CO2 reduction across the transport industry.

The wider use of rolling resistance optimized truck tyres such as FUELMAX, Goodyear´s most fuel efficient truck tyre range, can significantly reduce emissions of CO2 as well as cut fuel consumption.  Calculations show that by changing from C-grade tyres in the EU fuel efficiency tyre label category to B-grade FUELMAX tyres on a standard European 40 tonne truck and trailer traveling 78,000 kms per year, a reduction in CO2 emissions of approximately 3.2 tonnes per year can be achieved.  Bearing in mind that there are millions of trucks and trailers operating in Europe, the opportunity for reducing emissions by using more fuel efficient truck tyres is enormous.

Continuously improving its top-notch winter tyre technologies, Goodyear launches a new tyre aimed at SUVs: the UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1. The newest member of the UltraGrip winter tyre family is available from May 2016.

SUV drivers often feel safer in their bigger vehicle, particularly when equipped with four-wheel drive, hence tending to think they do not need need winter tyres. However, it is even more important for these vehicles to be equipped with appropriate tyres in winter conditions. 

Alexis Bortoluzzi, Goodyear’s Marketing Director Consumer EMEA: "With SUVs, we were facing a real paradox. So we leveraged both our experience in SUV tyres and our top-notch winter tyre technologies and we enhanced our award-winning UltraGrip Performance line for SUVs. Thanks to its modified design, the UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1 delivers enhanced grip and therefore safer driving on wintery roads." 

As critical components of driving safety, tyres should always be valued - for our journeys with loved ones, for our memories of great road trips and even for transporting our precious possessions. To celebrate and recognise the true worth of its range of high performance tyres, Z Tyre has engaged one of the world’s most exclusive jewellers to develop a very special Z1 tyre to be unveiled for the first time at Reifen Essen 2016.

Combining 24 karat gold and specially selected diamond stones, this unique set of Z Tyres was designed and decorated with the assistance of Joaillier Prive and its Italian artisan jewellers before being returned to the UAE for the application of gold leafing by the very same craftsmen who have worked on the new presidential palace in Abu Dhabi. With the special set of four tyres recently being independently valued at $600,000 by Guinness World Records and duly recognised as the ’World’s Most Expensive Set of Car Tyres’ , the world-beating  Z Tyre on prominent display in Essen’s Hall 3  attracted lots of attention.

Lassa Tyres, a brand of Brisa Bridgestone, which is Turkey’s number one and Europe’s seventh biggest tyre producer, exhibited at the 29th Reifen Essen Trade Show, in Germany from May 24th to May 27th, 2016. 

At Reifen 2016, Lassa exhibited 19 different types of tyres summer and winter tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck, van and general use vehicles. 

The theme of the Lassa stand at 2016 Reifen Show was designed to reflect the global partnership between Lassa Tyres and FC Barcelona, which is due to complete its first year in June 2016.

80% of exhibitors already intend to take part in REIFEN 2018 

Almost 20,000 visitors from all over the world, including participants and visitors at the associated Future Tire Conference and RubberTech Europe learned about innovations in the industry between 24th and 27th May. With 675 exhibitors from 43 countries, the Essen Trade Fair already set new exhibitor records in the run-up to this top event. The REIFEN Trade Fair is thus again confirming its profile as the most important tyre exhibition in the world. REIFEN’s great significance within the industry is also demonstrated by the lavish stands of the twenty biggest tyre manufacturers in the world, such as Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Michelin.

Technicians attending at the state-of-the-art new RMI Academy of Automotive Skills will be trained using the latest equipment from Snap-on.

The new Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) facility opened earlier this month and has been fitted out with a suite of Snap-on products including automated test lanes, wheel alignment equipment, toolboxes and hand tools.

Mark Ost, UK General Manager for Garage Equipment at Snap-on, said: “Snap-on strongly believes in the importance of training and as a business we are focused on ensuring that technicians can do their job and do it well."

Complementing its previously announced new tyre products, Kumho’s involvement in the REIFEN exhibition, Essen, May 24-27 also included the launch of an innovative, environmentally-friendly concept city car – the ‘Coop-Car 3 for free’. It is based on a Kia Picanto and powered by 0.9-litre 3-cylinder, 2-stroke common-rail diesel engine capable of delivering a fuel consumption of just 2.5l/100km.

Assisting the achievement of this remarkable figure are the vehicle’s Kumho KH27 ECOWING ES01 environmentally-friendly tyres. They were especially chosen for their low rolling resistance and low noise level, following the achievement of top marks in these disciplines in a tyre test carried out by ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), Europe’s largest motor club – the results of which were published in the March 2015 edition of ADAC Motorwelt.

Giti Tire has launched its flagship Giti brand into its European Truck and Bus (TBR) operations.

The strategic initiative, which will replace GT Radial through a mixture of new tyres and relabelling of existing successful products, will begin immediately and be fully implemented by the end of 2017.

Giti Tire is currently the fifth largest producer of TBR tyres globally and operates in over 130 markets with OE contracts in every continent, the decision is designed to expand the use and knowledge of the Giti brand and portfolio to create a singular global platform and streamline product development.

The company showed a comprehensive mix of tyres from its Combi Road, Long Haul, Regional Haul, Mixed Service, Urban and Winter ranges including the unveiling of the Giti GDR655 regional drive axle and Giti GAM851 mixed-service steer and trailer tyres at the Reifen 2016 Show.

Designed for commercial winter van markets, Giti Tire officially launched the GT Radial Maxmiler WT2 at Reifen Essen 2016 while highlighting its comprehensive European passenger car and light truck (PCR) portfolio.

The Maxmiler WT2 will be available from autumn 2016 in 20 SKUs with rims from 14-16”, speed indeces from Q-T and load indeces of 88/86 to 121/120. Independently verified the tyre has achieved label B across the entire portfolio in wet grip, and C-E in rolling resistance.

ECE 117-2 compliant, testing at Ivalo showed improved performance across wet and dry braking and handling against the existing product, the Maxmiler WT and two other leading manufacturer brands.

With just under two weeks to Automechanika Birmingham, the 550 domestic and international exhibitors are preparing for the action packed three days: with 50+ world class seminars, SMMT’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ and Open Forum, plus the many feature areas, Automechanika Birmingham is sure to give visitors the tools to future proof their businesses.

The show is hosting not only UK based companies, but international businesses with 38% of the exhibitors representing 30 countries around the globe, including China, Spain and Italy. The exhibition boasts two national pavilions from Italy and Spain, with the Spanish pavilion organised by SERNAUTO, the Spanish Automotive Equipment and Components Manufacturers Association.

As well as Automechanika Birmingham being a platform for companies to exhibit, the event is hosting a range of innovative and diverse seminars from experts in their respective fields. Speakers include Sarwant Singh from Frost & Sullivan, Wendy Williamson from IAAF and Gareth Tomkinson at Renishaw, who are all presenting thought provoking and financially beneficial ideas and issues to visitors. The 50+ seminars will be presented across three theatres, the Keynote Theatre sponsored by Morris Lubricants, the Aftermarket Theatre sponsored by Aftermarket magazine and the Technical Theatre, with Workshops for the Aftermarket, organised by autotechnician magazine and sponsored by TecRMI: the full seminar programme is available on the Automechanika Birmingham website: http://www.automechanika-birmingham.com/welcome-to-automechanika-birmingham/who-should-attend/seminar-programme.

 

Apollo Vredestein used the REIFEN trade show in Essen to showcase a range of new product and sales innovations. At the Show the tyre manufacturer presented the new Apollo Altrust, unveiled the latest expansion of the Vredestein Quatrac all-season tyre range and gave the latest news on its dynamic Dealer Partnership Programme.

The new Apollo Altrust, which made its public debut at REIFEN, is to go on sale throughout Europe. Leveraging on the company’s rich experience in the commercial vehicle sector, this new light truck tyre is designed with a focus on safety and lifespan. 

With the slogan: Looking for tyres? Order them quickly and efficiently! Van den Ban Autobanden B.V. (VDB) has introduced their new App for iOS and Android devices, during the exhibition ‘Reifen’ in Essen. With the app, which has a real-time connection with the VDB system, the VDB customers are now able to make an order from their mobile phone or tablet at anytime and anywhere!

The introduction of this App is another example of the basic fundamentals of the VDB group. “A high service level is  very important for us and we have translated this into this new and modern ordering tool. Your Total Tyre Supplier!, VDB’s mission, means more than being ‘just’ a tyre supplier. Offering added value to customers is one of the main goals for the company, and we are convinced that the App is supporting us in the mission to accomplish this,” says Jeffrey van der Kooi, Manager e-Business of VDB.

With a May half term week approaching and forecasts of a long hot summer ahead, Bridgestone is calling on caravan owners to carry out some simple tyre safety checks, as many vehicles are brought back onto roads for the first time.

The world’s largest tyre manufacturer is offering some simple advice as thousands of caravans are expected to be seen again on roads, many of which might well have been inactive over the winter months.

Bridgestone believes that vehicles such as caravans or trailer tents should be thoroughly inspected prior to re-use during the summer months, with a spike in usage expected in the coming weeks.

Bridgestone’s business development director Stuart Jackson, who is also chairman of TyreSafe, said that motorists should look for any sign of age deterioration in the tyres such as sidewall cracking and carcass deformation.

He added that tyres can ‘flat spot’ when a caravan is only moved a couple of times per year, owing to the weight of the vehicle.

In such a harsh environment as forestry work it is imperative to select the best tyre for the job and, after comprehensive tests on budget, mid-range and premium trailer tyres, Robert Tweddle Ltd decided the Kumho KMA12 was the optimum product for this application. It was found to outperform all the competition and lasted up to a year before requiring replacement, compared with some products that were removed after just three months and even premium ones lasted only seven.

The family based company Robert Tweddle Limited was formed 32 years ago and operates from Longtown in Cumbria. It boasts a fleet of 16 vehicles and can also call on low-loader trailers and chip liners when required. Company Director Daniel Tweddle, commented: “The Kumho KMA12 is a good, reliable product. It meets all our requirements and performs very well against the available competition. There are proven savings, not only in regard to the purchase price but overall running costs too.”

Michael Hayton of Cumbria Tyre Specialist Ltd, which services the account, added: “The Kumho KMA12 has proved itself to have the required level of durability and longevity in a harsh environment where resistance to damage is of paramount importance.”

Tyre manufacturers' associations across Europe recently launched the TyreAWARE campaign. This project aims to raise awareness of best practices and procedures on tyre maintenance, storage and service life for dealers, authorities and consumers.  

TyreAWARE has been developed in collaboration with the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) and its members. The materials have been consolidated and translated into 14 European languages and are available to download for free on an interactive microsite (www.tyreaware.org). 

Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of the ETRMA, said: “Tyres are a complex and highly technological product and are the only element that connects a vehicle to the road. By following the information and the recommendations provided in this campaign, tyres will be safer, last longer, consume less fuel, emit less CO2 and be quieter." 

Fowler Welch, one of the largest and most dynamic operators in the chilled and frozen sector, has agreed to extend its partnership with Bandvulc to 2020. 

“Fowler Welch continues to grow and expand its operation across the UK and it is important we adapt our services to accommodate such changes.  The management of tyres relies upon a quality delivery of service provision, like a vehicle service agent who has to control and deliver a standard which excels - the BVPlus+ network has been first class throughout”, adds Nick Hay, Managing Director of Fowler Welch 

Leading independent UK tyre wholesaler Grouptyre (UK) Ltd, has appointed Gary Oliver as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr Oliver, who is Managing Director at Grouptyre Wholesale Ltd, has taken over the role from John Cooper from Grouptyre member Cooper Brothers.  Mr Cooper has stepped down as Chairman after a number of years to the role of Vice Chairman, and is there to support the incumbent Chairman as he takes the company forward to face the challenges of the industry, in what is the 20th Anniversary of the company being formed.

“Having worked closely with the all of Directors since joining Grouptyre Wholesale and developing close relationships with them all, I am delighted to have the opportunity to work as Chairman of the Board of Directors to help guide the company to the next stages of its evolution,” says Gary Oliver. 

Deldo is starting a new chapter: the new corporate website is launched, with a fresh and modern design reflecting Deldo’s future and respecting their past.

The launch of the website comes with a brand new corporate identity, including a redesigned logo and a fresh new slogan: We Are Tyres.

It may not seem like a big step, but for Deldo it is. The new identity represents, in the best possible way, what Deldo stands for and what they strive for. Deldo sells tyres, nothing more, nothing less.

The new website is entirely responsive, it runs on mobile devices and provides user-friendly surfing experience. Today, it’s available in 5 languages, but more will follow in the near future.

WWW.DELDO.COM

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has strengthened its senior management team with Matthew Mardle joining as Operations Director and Clive Maudsley as Finance Director.

Mardle, who previously worked for Giti Tire in the roles of European Supply Chain Director and General Manager for Germany, will overview the company’s current distribution model in the UK and throughout Europe with a view to improving current processes and composition.

On the 13th July Southampton based wheel alignment specialist producer Supertracker will enter their 29th year of successful business in the UK tyre and garage equipment market and it would be true to say that during the past three decades the company has progressively evolved into one of the markets leading suppliers of quality wheel alignment equipment and witnessed many changes in the aligner sector on the way.

Perhaps the most significant development has been the arrival and ongoing development of the 'computer age' which is now a driving force in the garage equipment business and obviously includes wheel alignment equipment. Although the basic concept of wheel alignment has never changed to any significance in the past thirty years – the way that it is now measured and data recorded certainly has.

The south's leading independent tyre distributor EG Wholesale proudly opened its doors this month to its new warehouse in Partridge Green, West Sussex. 

Colin Obbard, Operations and Logistics Manager said, “It has been a long time coming finding a suitable location for an expanding wholesale operation.  It is fantastic to be finally operating out of the new warehouse."

With 1000's of tyres in and out of the doors each day, Phil Jones, Head Buyer, is delighted with how the new warehouse will have a huge impact on the day to day running of the wholesale operation.  “We have in the past been very limited with timings of deliveries and the arrival of containers every week due to our previous warehouse having only a single door."

 

Managing Director Richard Whittemore commented, “We're extremely proud of what the company has achieved over the last 45 years.  We would like to thank all our loyal customers and staff in helping us to achieve this milestone in our objective in offering the best opportunities and services for our new and existing tyre wholesale customers." 

The first ever UK edition of the international automotive industry event Automechanika Birmingham will be held at the NEC, Birmingham, from 7 to 9 June. 

Automechanika Birmingham will play host to more than 550 highly regarded businesses in the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. The stand space has been sold out for months, with those exhibiting enthusiastic about the opportunities Automechanika Birmingham presents to both companies and visitors, including business seminars, workshops and feature areas.

You can register to visit Automechanika Birmingham at: www.automechanika-birmingham.com

 

At its 87th Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 11th May 2016, the Executive Council of the National Tyre Distributors Association elected Prashant Chopra as Vice Chairman of the Association.

Commenting on the appointment NTDA Chief Executive Stefan Hay said: “This is an extremely welcome appointment. Prashant is a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly professional individual and I have had the pleasure of working alongside him, both in his capacity as South East Regional Chairman of the NTDA and when he has delivered TPMS seminars to our members across the UK. He is a genuine and committed supporter of the NTDA and it is great to now have him on the team of Executive Officers.”

Roger Griggs, NTDA National Chairman, presents Prashant Chopra with his Vice Chairman’s Badge of Office

Kumho has opted for an online media solution to promote its recently-launched global ‘Blind Tyre Test’ advertising campaign. The fast-paced ad features professional racing drivers carrying out tyre tests aboard a Dodge Viper and Audi R8 at a high-speed track near Los Angeles, USA. The crucial point is that they have no idea what make of tyres the cars are equipped with – until the event is over.

Commenting on the campaign, which runs until the end of June and is expected to be repeated in the Autumn, Dirk Rockendorf, Marketing Director of Kumho Tire Europe, said: “Via this campaign we are looking to change consumer attitudes and focus on the quality of our products. This requires extensive coverage, which we are achieving by making the ad available on a range of major online media platforms, including several in the UK.”

The 30 second ad can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_crDj8NXMsY and a full length 2.25 minute version is to be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?=GNwYmH1dknk.

 

Launched in 2009 with the opening of one of the world's most modern and technologically advanced tyre manufacturing plants, Evergreen Tyres has progressively evolved into a leading global competitor in a variety of market sectors including ultra high performance tyres.

Evergreen has recently introduced its all new Dyna range including the DynaControl EU728 pattern which presents excellent handling and braking performance in both wet and dry road conditions. Also a special silica compound in the tread significantly reduces rolling resistance and increases fuel efficiency.

Peter Cross, Commercial Manager at Evergreen Tyres UK says, “Our new Dyna range has been specifically designed to take our high performance tyres to a higher level with all patterns being produced from eco-compatible materials in order to minimise the impact on the environment.”

For further information on the Dyna UHP range and the complete Evergreen Tyres product portfolio and services email info@evergreentyres.co.uk

Recently REMA TIP TOP UK hosted its corporate golf day. After the success of the event last year, this year was set to be even bigger and better. A mixture of REMA TIP TOP employees and their automotive and industrial customers played two rounds of golf and enjoyed a three course meal in the stunning grounds of Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

REMA TIP TOP Chief Executive Mark Insley said: “It was great to welcome such a wide range of our valued customers who play such an important part in the business. The weather was fantastic and it was a very enjoyable day with great company.”

REMA TIP TOP’s Chief Executive Mark Insley won employee winner for the second year running with Gordon Thompson of Gates Tyres taking the first place for the guests. William Watson from Plume Tyres won longest drive on the 18th hole and Andy Christmas from Lodge Tyre won nearest the pin.

Leading supplier of autoparts and workshop equipment, Andrew Page, has reported a 50 per cent growth in its channel retail business in the first four months of the year. Driven by significant updates to its retail offering, the growth is a result of new in-branch retail outlets and improvements to the company’s e-commerce operations.

The Leeds-based company has added 12 new retail sites to its network in the last eight months alone, strengthening Andrew Page’s coverage and reaching new areas with the launch of sites within the M25 and in Wales. The company has also refurbished its flagship store in Farnborough, Hampshire, with a new look and design and a refreshed stock profile to meet growing demand for car parts and accessories.

Mark Saunders, Andrew Page chief executive, said: “Our updated retail website reflects the growing consumer demand to be able to browse for products and complete purchases online. However, we firmly believe that you still need a physical presence so people can come in and interact with the team and the product directly. The results so far certainly support that approach, with 50 per cent of online orders being fulfilled through the in-store click-and-collect function.”

To find out more about what products are available and locate the nearest store, visit: https://retail.andrewpage.com/

 

Firestone’s high-profile European music adventure is now adding an Irish festival to its list of destinations, after a partnership with Vantastival 2016 was announced.

It will become the first Irish festival to take part in the hugely successful Firestone Music Tour, which currently spans France, Germany, Italy, Poland, England and Spain.

Vantastival, taking place on June 3 and 4 at Beaulieu House and Gardens, Drogheda, is an award-winning event, where Firestone will present an unplugged venue with the aesthetic of a 1930s Route 66 gas station.

It was identified as the perfect event for Firestone to amplify its name to a vibrant, youthful audience and supplements similar sponsorships around the continent including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Hurricane (Hamburg), Postepay Sound Rock (Rome) and Download (Donington, England).

See www.vantastival.com for more details.For more information about Firestone, visit www.firestone.eu

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd have approved the company’s audited financial results for the 4th quarter (January to March) and the financial year 2015-16. The Board recommended a dividend payout of 200%, to be approved by the shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, later in the year.

Consolidated annual revenues, across operations closed at Rs 117 billion (or Rs 11708 crores). During the same period the company reported a net profit of Rs 10.9 billion (Rs 1093 crores). Net sales of the company for the 4th quarter closed at 30 billion (Rs 2966 crores); net profit reported for Q4 was Rs 2.45 billion (Rs 245 crores).

Commenting on the results, Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres Ltd, said, “Our revenue in India, in the past financial year, has largely been impacted by the Chinese imports. The imported truck-bus radials, especially from China, occupied close to 30% of the Indian replacement market for radial truck tyres, which not only impacted the domestic truck-bus radials, but also the truck-bus bias segment. With India having no anti-dumping duties, in the past fiscal on Chinese tyres, and numerous other geographies having imposed anti dumping duties on Chinese tyres, India has opened its market for low cost tyre imports from China, thereby putting at risk the huge investments made by the domestic tyre majors.”

Pirelli driver Fredrik Ahlin delivered a brilliant home victory for the company on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally at the end of April; a result that propels the Swedish star into the lead of the British Rally Championship.

It was the perfect result for Pirelli as it marked 25 years of title sponsorship on the rally. The event began on Saturday with a ceremonial start at Pirelli’s Carlisle factory, coinciding with a family day for employees.

Among the favourites for glory on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally after a promising start to the season, a confident Ahlin chose before the event to play his ‘joker’, which allows each BRC driver to double their points on one round of the series. That decision has paid off, with a maximum score of 50 points putting him into the championship lead.

“I’m very, very happy,” he said. “First of all, it’s very good for the championship, to be in the lead now thanks to the win. I’m really happy to win the Pirelli Carlisle Rally. The conditions have been quite different, we’ve had sections with good grip, dry, consistent, clean stages, and then all of a sudden it became very loose, wet, it’s been everything. It was really hard to find a good tyre choice that would suit all the different conditions, but I think we did a good job with that.”

Vintage Tyres, the world’s largest supplier of original-equipment tyres for enthusiast vehicles, has appointed a new managing director. Ben Field, who joined the company last June, takes over from longstanding MD, Chris Marchant.

Ben, who has 25 years’ experience in the classic vehicle industry as a restorer, road tester and journalist, brings a great depth of market knowledge to the role.

Vintage Tyres will still benefit from Chris’s vast experience, rather than taking full retirement, he will become technical director.

Ben said, “I’m really excited to be taking on this role, and I look forward to building on the successes created by Chris, and the excellent Vintage Tyres’ team.”

 

 

Online tyre shoppers can one-click-fit at Wales’ Huw Lewis Tyres, thanks to a new dual-language website part-funded by the Michelin Auto Professional programme’s business development fund.

The revamped website showcases the Michelin Certified Centre dealership’s entire tyre product range and service offering in both English and Welsh, along with a ‘find my tyres’ page that matches prospective customers’ cars with their ideal fitments.

Operating from three locations in Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Machynlleth, Huw Lewis Tyres employs 25 members of staff and prides itself on efficient and reliable customer service. The dealership offers services including wheel balancing and alignment, together with the supply and fitting of batteries, brakes and a wide selection of other car equipment.

Huw Lewis Tyres’ new website is now online at http://www.huwlewistyres.com/en

For further information on Michelin Certified Centres and the Michelin Auto Professional programme visit http://www.michelincertifiedcentre.co.uk/

A multi-themed, high profile presence at the CV Show has put Bridgestone in the driving seat for future successes, with over 300 potential business opportunities recorded over the three-day event.

For yet another year, Bridgestone can lay claim to boasting the most impressive stand by a tyre manufacturer at the NEC, with its comprehensive packages of fleet support playing as prominent a role as its ranges of tyres.

Not only was the Dayton range officially unveiled for the ‘entry level’ of the tyre market for Bridgestone, but the new durable on/off truck tyre offering also formed a focal point.

Both combined with Bridgestone’s industry leading Total Tyre Care proposition, not to mention e-Jobsheet implementation- a digital tablet based work management system in partnership with CAM International.

Implementing and improving excellent customer service is a continuous process and no company can afford to stand still in looking forward, a leading tyre retreading firm has warned.

Bandvulc Fleet Management (BVPlus+), the largest arm of the Bandvulc Group, has extended its contract with truck hire specialists BRS to 2018.

Corby Goodall, Business Development Director of Bandvulc, said the extended partnership meant the two companies could maintain and develop the excellent working platform already in place.  “When the relationship has been as long as ours with BRS we must continue to develop new, innovative ideas in order to keep it fresh,” adds Corby.

Bridgestone is celebrating a prestigious original equipment success story after announcing further contracts to supply tyres to the BMW 7 Series and X1, it was revealed.

The top-of-the-range luxury BMW 7 Series saloon, launched in July 2015, is equipped with Bridgestone Potenza S001 UHP sport tyres in six sizes, all with the added safety of RFT (Run Flat Technology). Potenza S001 is Bridgestone’s flagship UHP tyre engineered for high-speed performance, delivering impeccable precision response and wet control for powerful cars. 

Bridgestone’s sales and marketing director Farrell Dolan said: “Bridgestone and BMW group share the same vision of performance, innovation and sustainable mobility. We are very proud to be able to extend this partnership further with two new contracts across the BMW Group range.” 

Marshalls, the UK’s leading supplier of hard landscaping products, has signed its 383 road transport assets up to Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ tyre management programme.

The price-per-kilometre deal covers 100 per cent of the company’s mixed fleet of 173 DAF, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Volvo tractor units and rigid trucks, plus 210 crane-equipped SDC Trailers.

Marshalls’ Regional Logistics and Fleet Manager Guy Ripley says: “Michelin has been Marshalls’ preferred tyre supplier for many years, and by ‘embedding’ Michelin solutions within our fleet, through the EFFITIRES programme, we’ve gained even greater control over our tyre budget."

BMTR is the oldest family owned independent tyre retailer and have three positions available across the Midlands due to company expansion.

For more information above these exciting positions go to the Jobs Vacancies page.

Kirkby Tyres has a position available for an expereinced Sales Representative to cover the Midlands and East Anglia area.

For more information regarding this exciting permanent position please go to the Jobs Vacancy page.

Jetyres, one of London's leading independent tyre retailers, have a number of vacanices in their Truck Centres in London NW10 and West Thurrock.

For more information about these positions go to our Jobs Vacancies page.

Camso UK are recruiting for an Area Sales Manager (South East), particularly London.

For more information about this exciting position, please go to Jobs Vacances page.

An opportunity to buy a long established retail tyre business in Cornwall has arisen due to a genuine retirement.

For more information please go to our Business for Sale page

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