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SEAI to inspect tyre retailers this summer

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will inspect 120 tyre retailers across Ireland this summer to ensure compliance with the EU Tyre Labelling Regulation. Tyre labels provide important safety and environmental information for consumers. Under the regulation, tyre retailers must display the label on tyres where they are visible to customers, give customers information

Chicago Pneumatic publishes new brochure and blogs

Chicago Pneumatic is making it easier than ever before for mechanics, vehicle service professionals and tyre shop managers to make the right tool selection, ultimately helping them to enhance operator wellbeing as well as improve productivity. The tools specialist has published a series of new materials – including a new brochure and blogs – aimed

Irish tyre fitters first to complete Michelin course

Two Irish tyre fitters, David Potts from A One Tyres in Dromore, Co. Down and Matthew Frazer from Carryduff Tyre Centre, also in Co. Down, have become the first to complete Michelin’s new Licensed Retail Tyre Technician course. They were part of a group of 16 technicians from the UK and Ireland who undertook the two-day course

Chinese tyre manufacturers launch anti-dumping duties response

Chinese tyre manufacturers have responded to the European Commission’s preliminary decision to impose anti-dumping duties on truck and bus tyre imports from China. The China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA), a trade association representing Chinese tyre manufacturers, has sent a delegation to Brussels to lobby againt the anti-dumping duties of between €52.85 and €82.17 per tyre,

BFGoodrich launches new Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3

BFGoodrich Tires has introduced the Mud-Terrain T/A KM3, its next-generation off-road tyre for extreme conditions. Long known as the leading brand for hard-core off-road enthusiasts, BFGoodrich has introduced technologies into the new tyre that further improve climbing, traction and toughness in the mud and over rock. Showcasing the latest innovation in BFGoodrich’s 40-year history of

Semperit set to close Chinese belt production plant

Semperit AG is set to close a plant in Shangdong province, China that produces conveyor belts. The plant, which employs 120 people, with a turnover of €15 million, is being closed as part of ongoing restructuring in China, the company has confirmed. The decision to terminate production at the Sempertrans production site Best (ShanDong) Belting

Technicians complete Michelin’s new Licensed Retail Tyre Technician course

Eight technicians representing Michelin Auto Professional dealers across the UK and Ireland have become the first to complete Michelin’s new Licensed Retail Tyre Technician course – with a further eight scheduled to take part in July. The group of 16 are undertaking the two-day course as part of Michelin’s Tyre Academy 2018 – a series

Tech Zone returns to Auto Trade EXPO

The Tech Zone returns to the Auto Trade EXPO, at Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre , on Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, with James Dillon confirmed as one of the headline speakers. James Dillon is a practicing Master Technician. He owns a specialist vehicle diagnostic workshop and is a world renowned seminar host and technical

James Roe Junior named Young Racing Driver of the Month for April

James Roe Junior from Sallins, Co Kildare, has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for April. The 19 year-old finished third and sixth in his two races at the season opener in the American F2000 series at Road Atlanta, despite several problems during the weekend. He has since gone on to

ITIA members urged to get involved in Tyre Thursday event

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is urging members to record the tread depths of all tyre replaced on Thursday, June 28, as part of a campaign to highlight the prevalence of worn tyres on the country’s road. The ITIA is preparing to make a presentation to An Garda Siochána, the Road Safety Authority and

Michelin receives German Innovation Award

Michelin has received the coveted German Innovation Award from the German Design Council for its Long Lasting Performance Strategy. The award, in the Transportation category, is in recognition of Michelin’s clear stance against the principle of programmed obsolescence – the intentional reduction of product lifespan to the detriment of the climate, resources and consumer budgets.