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KUMHO APPOINTS BOND INTERNATIONAL AS NEW LOGISTICS PARTNER

Since establishing its own direct sales operation in 2014, Kumho’s UK logistics requirements have been ably handled out of Magna Park, Lutterworth. However, as part of the next phase of its long-term plans, the South Korean tyre manufacturer has now opted to place that responsibility with Bond International, starting in January 2019.

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BKT focus on OTR and port applications

By means of monitoring systems, the BKT technical team processes detailed usage data from equipment and tyre customers in OTR and port environments. The objective is to improve both run and application performance, and to increase the output.

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Goodyear’s ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort with superior wet braking and dry handling performance

Successor to popular and acclaimed Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 range Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise Caters to growing Ultra High Performance (UHP) market, with 61 SKUs arriving between February and December 2019 with fitments from Volkswagen Golf to Porsche 911

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MAXXIS UK BOOSTS ROAD CREDENTIALS WITH MADISON GENESIS PARTNERSHIP

Maxxis UK has upped the ante for 2019 with the addition of UCI Continental race team Madison Genesis to its growing ranks. Sitting alongside its existing distribution deal with Madison, the partnership further solidifies the world-renowned tyre brand as a rising player in the road racing market, following a successful year with Canyon Eisberg on its premium clincher High Road tyre.

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NTDA takes action on false Association membership claims

The NTDA has revealed that it is taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers who are falsely claiming to be members of the Association, are displaying the NTDA logo on their recovery vehicles, websites and marketing collateral, or who are advertising that repair work carried out at their tyre depots is carried out to “the NTDA standard”.

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Automechanika Shanghai 28 November to 1 December 2018

The 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 28 November to 1 December 2018, has recorded an unprecedented rise in attendees compared to the previous edition. Serving as a platform for both local and international players from the automotive parts, accessories, equipment and service sectors, final figures suggest visitors at the show rose by 15% since 2017 – now reaching a total of 150,568.