Bibby Distribution has placed its tyre management and supply contract with Bandvulc for a third consecutive time. Bandvulc, the tyre retread specialist that is now part of Continental Tyres, had successfully completed two three-year contracts and has now secured the third. The arrangement covers around 500 trucks and 1,500 trailers currently on the Bibby fleet, around half of which are supplied on varying lease and hire arrangements direct with manufacturers or rental companies.
The retail and wholesale sectors of the UK tyre market are the backbone behind the consistent success of tyres being readily available for drivers across all market sectors. Most tyre sales companies concentrate on either retail through a series of tyre centres – or wholesale supported by strategically located warehouse/distribution facilities but there are a select few companies who have managed to combine both services with equal success. Such as Derbyshire based Eden Tyres who over the past two decades have offered both a thriving retail service and a wholesale and distribution facility across the Midlands region.
MWheels has launched its next generation Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels for rigorous heavy duty application vehicles including tipping, walking floor, logging and plant trailers.
Micheldever Group has swept the board at the annual TyreSafe Awards, with a trio of award wins.
You would be hard pushed to have not seen some of the “doom and gloom” across the media in recent months. Continued fears over Brexit, Car Manufacturers Losses, Price Depreciation on Used Vehicles, Weakening Pound, to name but a few of the stories that have been filling our timelines this year.
Known for its technical expertise, Borg & Beck is dedicated to sharing its knowledge on the array of premium quality aftermarket components it supplies. As more and more vehicles are being fitted with technology to assist drivers, this is impacting the way technicians work. One of these components is the ABS sensor, which is often located next to the brake discs and now needs to be considered and checked when changing the discs.
Axle Group Holdings Limited incorporating National Tyres and Autocare, National Fleet and Viking Wholesale Tyres has appointed Alastair Lawrence as Group Procurement Director. Alastair will be taking over from Peter Harries who retires in December after eleven years with the Group. The role will focus on developing and implementing the Group purchasing strategy whilst maximising growth and maintaining effective supplier relationships.
The 3.908-kilometre demanding track surrounded by nature at Brands Hatch leads through woodland, has six right turns and three left turns, as well as narrow, angular sections. The track surface has a medium level of grip. “Unlike on the smooth, closed asphalt in Assen, the tyres interlock with the track surface at Brands Hatch much better. This means that there is not as much strain on the tread. However, the powerful turbo engines mean that the tyres are put under great strain when accelerating out of the slower sections,” explained Hankook’s DTM race engineer Thomas Baltes.
The NTDA has announced the finalists for its 2019 Tyre Industry Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony sponsored, as usual, by tyre manufacturer Sailun and which will take place at the Association’s 90th Annual Dinner on Thursday 3rd October at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham. The dinner sponsor this year is, once again, tyre wholesaler Land Tyre Service and the awards will be hosted by popular TV comedian Mark Watson.
Memories of another incredible Silverstone Classic may still be fresh in the minds of the record number of visitors but the clock has already started counting down to next year’s event – the date for which is announced today.