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Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) appoints new CEO

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has appointed Sue O’Neill as their new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. She replaces Donal Dempsey who had resigned from the position to pursue other opportunities. Sue O’Neill, has many years’ experience providing bespoke management services to organisations and associations, helping them to remain relevant to members. Her

Techplus adds new heat induction tool

Tyreshop equipment specialists Techplus, has added a new Swedish manufactured heat induction tool, Looser, which makes light work of freeing stubborn nuts in the workshop. Inductive heating – heating metal with high current – is not new and has been used in the metal pipe industry for many years. The Swedish Soldering Tools company has

ITIA and ITWRA write to Minister opposing waste compliance scheme

The Irish Tyre Industry Association and Irish Tyre Wholesalers Association have jointly written to Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment outlining their opposition to forthcoming waste compliance scheme. A copy of the letter is reproduced here:   Denis Naughten T.D. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 29 – 31 Adelaide

MTS and IRHA jointly oppose inclusion of truck tyres in the pending Environmental Disposal Levy

Midland Tyres Services Ltd (MTS) and the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) have issued a joint-statement expressing their opposition to the inclusion of truck tyres in the pending Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme, which is due to commence on October 1. With the strong and universal support of their members and customers, the IRHA and backs Your Car Your Choice campaign is backing the Your Car, Your Choice campaign, which supports key legislation providing motorists with freedom to choose where to service, maintain and repair their vehicle. The campaign, formally called Right2Choose, has been relaunched by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) to reflect developments in the digital age and to refocus the industry’s attention

McDonagh says Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme won’t work

Frank McDonagh, the chairman of the Irish TyreWholesalers and Retailers Association, says the new the pending Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme, which is due to commence on October 1 won’t work. McDonagh, from Mileage Tyres says the new compliance scheme aimed at reducing the amount of dumped or unaccounted for tyres isn’t fit for purpose.

Tyres Fair Trade Coalition makes anti-dumping complaint to European Commission

The Tyres Fair Trade Coalition, an ad hoc association of European manufacturers of tyres for buses or lorries, has lodged an anti-dumping complaint with the European Commission with regards to imports of new and retreaded tyres for buses or lorries originating in the People’s Republic of China. This complaint is lodged under Regulation (EU) No

Dealerships miss out on profit opportunities

Dealers in the UK are missing out on profit opportunities, by failing to replace badly worn tyres. The average dealership in the UK, fail to replace two-thirds of badly worn tyres, new data has revealed. Data from vehicle health check provider autoVHC has confirmed that the average dealership in the UK, replaces just one-third of

€1m clean-up of tyre stockpiles

Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has announced he is allocating €1 million to remove stockpiles of waste tyres that blight the Irish countryside. It’s about time that the Department and local authorities took responsibility for the waste tyre stockpiles that they are responsible for, resulting from the unmonitored accumulation of waste tyres.

Tyre Trade Awards on the horizon

The Irish Auto Trade Awards takes place this year at the 5-Star Carton House Hotel, Co. Kildare on Thursday, October 26, 2017, with three important Tyre Awards up for grabs. The Tyre Manufacturer of The Year, Tyre Distributor of The Year and Tools & Equipment Supplier Of The Year titles will be down for decision

Hankook Golf Classic raises money for Transaid

Hankook staff together with a selection of tyre retailers and Fleet Managers participated at the Hankook Golf Classic South which took place at Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club in Hertfordshire recently. This second golf event continued to raise funds for Transaid, an international development organisation transforming lives through safe, available and sustainable transport, bringing