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Workshops equipped with a Hunter wheel alignment system, balancer or tyre changer can now order a range of consumables and replacement parts at the click of a button following the launch of a new online store by UK distributor Pro-Align.
As part of its new Support Zone, designed to further improve aftersales support for workshops, the store allows selected parts to be ordered at any time or day of the week.
The addition of the e-commerce facility comes just weeks after Pro-Align launched another major online customer service improvement, its Support Zone, which is designed to provide support and advice to workshops 24 hours a day.
TOYO Tires, one of the leading manufacturers of high performance tyres, has become the latest tyre manufacturer to join TyreSafe.
Joining an ever-expanding group of other tyre manufacturers and retailers, car manufacturers, insurers and councils amongst others, TOYO Tires will campaign alongside TyreSafe’s other members to help raise awareness about the dangers associated with illegal and defective tyres.
As part of its membership, TOYO will support the comprehensive campaigns that TyreSafe has planned for 2014 which includes those targeting motorcyclists, young drivers, HGVs as well as October’s Tyre Safety Month, which this year will focus on tread depth.
During the world’s top automotive event, the Vredestein brand will present many new sizes in its summer range, as well a very special cooperation with Porsche. Not only will the Dutch brand be present at its own stand - Vredestein tyres will also be exhibited on many sports cars.
Vredestein summer offensive:
Vredestein is expanding its summer tyre range with dozens of new sizes, including no less than 20 new sizes of the Ultrac Vorti, specifically developed for powerful SUVs and sports cars, as well as six new sizes of the Ultrac Vorti R, the tyre for super sports cars such as the McLaren MP4-12C, the Lamborghini Gallardo and, of course, the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Renault Retail has extended its online aftersales offering in a recent move to mandate online tyre purchasing across its outlets.
The national network has implemented an online function to enable the online purchase and payment for tyres, as well as the ability to book an appointment for fitting.
The new online facility sits alongside online service and MOT booking, as part of a comprehensive aftersales solution that offers enhanced usability and convenience.
COMAG offers the complete solution to all post print needs and has looked to Continental Specialty Tyres to provide the ultimate solution under challenging conditions.
The magazine distributors UK hub is renowned for supplying some of the biggest wholesalers of magazines such as WHSmith, with an around the clock operation that sees the forklift fleet and tyres put to the test.
With diverse application conditions, COMAG had experienced issues with down time due to frequent replacement cycles with its previous tyre fitment. Traction had also proved to be a particular problem, which resulted in slower speeds that impacted on efficiency.
Goodyear Dunlop has revealed a new concept tyre at the Geneva Motor Show’s 2014 edition which is designed to enhance the performance of the car on cornering, braking and stability, thanks to a direct link between an embedded microchip in the tyre and the car’s onboard computer.
The system is built on battery-less microchip technology attached to the inside of the tyre, which sends information on tyre pressure, temperature and the tyre identification details to the vehicle’s computer. Using that information, the car’s central computer system is able to automatically refine the vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral control algorithms, to deliver an improved driving performance.
Goodyear is showcasing a selection of its SUV tyres at the Geneva Motor Show, which all carry high European tyre label grades. The brand is displaying a number of tyres for the SUV and cross-over car segment, including a BA labeled tyre on the new Nissan Qashqai 2014 edition, a new fitment for the company and a BB label on its Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV tyre.
With strong label grades on both the small and mid-size car segments, Goodyear is now focusing its attention to the SUV and cross-over markets, showcasing the highly labeled SUV and cross-over car tyres at the Geneva Motor Show.
Dunlop is focusing on its sporty and dynamic brand positioning at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In addition to the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG fitted with Dunlop Sport Maxx RT on its booth at Geneva, Dunlop has also recently been approved on a number of leading AMG cars.
Goodyear is showing a new future SUV tyre concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The new concept, which has been designed as part of Goodyear’s ongoing research into potential tyre technologies, builds on the company’s continuing work to develop innovative products for future applications.
The concept, which has not yet been named, builds on a standard SUV tyre with a large central groove. Thanks to this groove the tyre has a reduced contact patch with the road, which in turn could improve the tyre’s overall rolling resistance, supporting ongoing efforts to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 released from the car.
The groove is also designed to evacuate large quantities of water and mud away from the tyre’s contact patch during wet conditions, effectively offering a possibility to improve its overall wet grip.
Giti Tire has announced an expansion to its GT Radial retreading portfolio, and will launch the new tyre at CV Show 2014.
The GDR690 GT REE Tread is a drive position regional tyre available in 295/80 and 315/80 sizes, which will be solely manufactured using only GT Radial casings.
An acronym for reliable, economical and environmental, the REE Tread is a high quality, hot cure bead-to-bead retread designed to both lower costs for operators and reduce the environmental impact of tyres.
The Continental WinterContact TS 850 P is the latest generation winter tyre from leading tyre manufacturer, hitting the road later this year with a range of innovative technical features and a new naming convention.
With this latest introduction from Continental, a new product designation for winter and summer car tyres has been introduced. In the future, all new products will no longer feature the word "Conti" in their names. The renaming will take place as part of a global standardisation of Continental product designations. The new winter tyres will therefore be called Continental WinterContact TS 850 P and Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV.
Apollo Tyres has launched Apterra H/P, an on-road High Performance summer tyre for SUVs. The new tyre, which is being introduced globally, has been developed by the Global PV R&D Centre of Apollo Tyres Ltd. The Apterra H/P, along with other tyres, is being showcased at the Apollo pavilion in Hall 1 Stall 1230 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Starting April, the entire product range of Apollo for the SUV and 4X4 segment, will be marketed under the Apterra name. Apterra A/T would be offered for all terrain driving, where as, Apterra H/T will be specially made for highway driving.
Hankook Tyre UK mourns the death of Sales Director, Barrie Horrocks, following his recent battle against cancer. Barrie made a significant contribution to the growth of the company during his 12 year’s service with the brand and shall be deeply missed by all at Hankook.
Speaking of the sad news, Tony Lee, Managing Director, commented, “We are all truly saddened by the loss of Barrie and offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to his wife Sharon and his family. Barrie was well recognised and respected for his passion and dedication towards Hankook and its rapid growth in the UK. He shall be greatly missed by all here at Hankook and no doubt the loss felt throughout the industry.”
Point S has launched a new version of its Summerstar tyre for the summer season 2014. This new tyre is the third generation of the Point S private label.
As the previous pattern, this new profile of Point S tyre is designed by one of the major global manufacturers and is made in Europe. The performance of the tyre have been improved: dry handling and braking are now even more efficient.
For this summer season, the new pattern is available only on van tyres. The Summerstar van range has now, in total, 10 sizes including 3 new sizes.
Sustainable new tandem mixer to increase output
The extension of its production facilities with Mixer 8 allows Apollo Vredestein to further focus on the compounds intended for the Ultra High Performance tyre segment in the future. The Vredestein brand, with its Premium Styling concept, will continue to focus on the high-end sports cars such as the Porsche 911, Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8 that place great demands on their tyres. Mixer 8 is exceptionally well suited to the manufacture of the high-quality rubber compounds required for the tyres mounted on these types of cars.
The output of Mixer 8 is therefore at least eighty per cent higher, on average, than that of a conventional mixer.
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has expanded its team with the appointment of Patrice Moreau as general sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Reporting to sales and marketing director David Skepper, Patrice joins with more than 19 years’ experience in commercial and business aviation.
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Giti Tire has appointed Fabio Pecci-Boriani to the newly created position of Senior Product Marketing Manager with a brief to develop both the passenger car and light truck portfolios throughout Europe.
The role, which encompasses the GT Radial, Primewell and Runway brands, also includes the collation of market research data and intelligence to develop the mid and long term strategic product plans, and reinforcing the company’s retail market approach per country to maximise sales.
Fleet operators visiting Bridgestone’s stand (Hall 5 5D30) at this year’s Commercial Vehicle show will get a first glimpse of an innovative new Bridgestone global application, which is expected to save them considerable time and money when it arrives in the marketplace.
The ‘Toolbox Touch’, which is a native Windows 8 application with tablets in mind, records huge quantities of tyre data in a clear and concise manner.
The tyres’ data is accumulated and registered on the “Toolbox”, which then provides easy-to-understand analysis and reports.
HOFMANN has launched its Winter Collection promotion, which features a number of special offers for workshops. Offers include the easy and fast to use V3D Geolite wheel aligner, which delivers fast and accurate real-time alignment measurements and a profitable revenue stream.
With the UK’s pothole ridden roads continuing to cause misalignment on millions of vehicles, HOFMANN’s advanced 3D wheel alignment technology enables garages to take advantage of this opportunity, with many workshops already taking advantage of the profit opportunity alignment has to offer.
Bridgestone’s high profile appearance at the 2014 CV Show will showcase the company’s holistic fleet tyre care offering like never before, as company bosses admitted: “This is our most significant opportunity of the entire year.”
A huge Bridgestone stand in Hall 5, stand 5D30, will be an eye-catching testament to its Total Tyre Care package, where businesses can keep tight control over tyre-related costs courtesy of a hat-trick of services - which have been tailored to meet the needs of every fleet operator.
ATS Euromaster is putting the spotlight on its five decades of van expertise at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, with the offer to help businesses give both their tyre and fleet maintenance policies a health check.
Peter Fairlie, ATS Euromaster’s Group Sales Director, says: “Most fleets know us for being the country’s largest commercial vehicle tyre specialist, but not all realise our light commercial vehicle expertise extends to everything from Class IV and Class VII MOTs to complex fault diagnostics.
“We’ll be using the three days at the NEC to highlight our van excellence – building on the £12 million we’ve invested since 2010 in upgrading our network and extending the services we can offer van operators.”
SATS Motorsport and Nankang Tyre UK unveiled their new 2014 British Drift Championship title contender at the 2014 Autosport International Show, showing their clear intention and desire for championship success in 2014.
SATS Motorsport pride itself as a team that stands out from the crowd and that the new partnership formed with Nankang Tyre UK it sends a clear message to the rest of the field that the team and driver are aiming for the top podium spot in 2014.
Technicians and workshop owners will now have even easier and greater access to a host of wheel servicing advice following the launch of the new online Support Zone, from Pro-Align.
Available to view and interrogate at www.pro-align.co.uk, the brand new resource is set to provide answers and advice to some of the most commonly asked questions about Pro-Align and its range of Hunter wheel alignment systems, balancers and changers.
“In additional to supplying a range of world class products, we pride ourselves in backing this up with the very best levels of care and service available,” explains Paul Beaurain, managing director, Pro-Align.
Apollo has released a video visualizing its connection (sponsorship) with Manchester United and the manufacturers’ plans to grow and develop its expanding range in the UK.
Nankang Tyre UK has signalled ambitious plans for a growing market presence by signing up for a major appearance at October’s Brityrex International exhibition.
The company has secured an 87 sq metre stand at EventCity, Manchester, which it plans to use as a showcase for the launch of a number of new products that will join its already comprehensive ranges of Motorsport, UHP, PCR, 4x4, SUV, Commercial, Winter and All Season products.
Commenting on plans for the show, a Nankang spokesman said: "Brityrex is a very important event for us in 2014, allowing us to meet new and current dealers and introduce our latest products to the trade.
Shropshire based tyre wholesaler Treadsetters continue to gain a growing market presence in the UK and Europe through a comprehensive selection of brands across many sectors including Ultra High Performance.
Treadsetters offer the choice of two distinctive high performance labels – Hifly and Durun which are both expertly manufactured at an international, technologically advanced facility incorporating the very latest tyre production innovations.
With the Hifly and Durun UHP ranges within their extensive product portfolio, Treadsetters look set to maintain and improve their growing status as one of the UK and Europe's leading and most progressive tyre wholesalers.
Michelin has selected the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 to host an exclusive international preview of its new 385/65 R 22.5 X Multi T trailer tyre – which will be officially launched this summer.
Michelin says the 385/65 X Multi T, which is designed for national and regional operations, will enable fleets to drive even greater value from their tyres. It will offer improvements in longevity, grip and rolling resistance over the current XTE3 trailer tyre of the same size, which has been Michelin’s best-selling trailer fitment since its launch in 2007.
The 385/65 is the second most popular commercial vehicle tyre size sold domestically and accounts for approximately 16 per cent of the market.
Also on display will be an example from the Michelin XML line-up; an all-round fitment for trucks operating both on and off-road, where good grip on all types of terrain, from mud and sand to grass, snow or tarmac is required.
Fast-growing TBR and CVR tyre manufacturer AEOLUS will use its presence at the Commercial Vehicle Show to demonstrate the value/performance proposition offered by the brand to buyers and specifiers of commercial tyres.
The manufacturer will be exhibiting its full range of truck, bus, coach and van tyres in conjunction with its exclusive UK distributor, Kings Road Tyres (KRT), which has been responsible for sales of the brand since 2004.
Last month (January) saw KRT announce that it had extended its distribution agreement with the manufacturer to include its CVR (Commercial Van Radial) range, which includes the flagship Transace AL01 van fitment in 14 sizes, covering the majority of popular light commercial applications.
Grouptyre Wholesale Ltd have a vacancy for a Telesales Representative in Aylesbury. For more information go to the Jobs Vacancies page
CV Show Challenges Operators about their Tyre Policy
The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show wants to convince fleet operators to think long and hard about their tyre policies or face a hefty penalty.
It believes choosing the right tyre is key to the success of any transport operation, because of the safety critical role tyres play in a fleet’s safety and performance. It is advising operators to consider their company tyre policy carefully.
An illegal or defective commercial vehicle tyre could mean a roadside prohibition, a court appearance and a hefty fine. A driver caught behind the wheel of a vehicle with illegal tyres faces three penalty points and a fine of up to £2,500 per tyre – regardless of whether they own the vehicle or not.
The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show will provide operators with the perfect opportunity to compare tyre suppliers and decide which is best suited to their needs. That’s why this year’s Show will feature 14 different suppliers to this essential sector of the road transport industry.
T&C Site Services Ltd have Earthmover Tyre Fitter Positions available in the Coatbridge, Exeter, Hull, Inverness, Petersfield, Rotherham and Warrington areas.
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Due to expansion Just Tyres have positions for Area Managers to work with their fast fit tyre centres.
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