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Major UK haulier chooses Hankook

Hankook has won the contract to supply tyres to Fagan & Whalley, a haulage and logistics specialist in the UK. The Lancashire-based haulier chose Hankook after being offered complete tyre solution coupled with what Hankook describes as unrivalled service and support package. Fagan & Whalley have selected Hankook Tyre UK to supply tyres for its 164-strong fleet of Scania

Continental shows cutting edge technologies at Vision Zero Live event

Continental, the leading tyre and automotive technology group, brought its Vision Zero Live event to Mondello Race Circuit in Co. Kildare recently. Over three days, general consumers, staff from tyre retailers and managers of large company fleets had the opportunity to participate in a range of ‘hands on the wheel’ demonstrations of the company’s latest

Irish hauliers opposes new €11 truck tyre levy

The Irish Road Haulage Association opposes the introduction of a new €11 levy on truck tyres, which is expected to come into force on January 1 It claims the levy is unjustifiable and will force haulage operators to source tyres from outside the Republic of Ireland. Appearing before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate

Hankook opens first manufacturing plant in the US

Hankook Tire has opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Tennessee, USA. It further enhance its growing global production portfolio. Hankook says that this new plant exemplifies the company’s continuous efforts to create innovative and cutting edge technology for its U.S. customers as well as for the global market. The company now operates a network of manufacturing bases located

TyreSafe offers TPMS advice

UK tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe is reminding drivers not to rely solely on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to ensure their tyre safety. While this valued technology has been proven to improve road safety by advising of a change in tyre pressure, drivers need to check their TPMS is working and be aware that it

Bridgestone sets out new targets under five-year plan

Yesterday in Tokyo, Bridgestone issued an outline of the group’s mid-term management plan for 2017 which will cover five years from 2018 to 2022. It aims towards a goal of achieving leadership in each industry in which it competes. Updated to reflect changes in the operating environment since last year, the latest plan will serve as a process

NTDA holds annual awards ceremony

The National Tyre Distributors Association held its annual awards night in Milton Keyns on Thursday, October 12. Winners of the night included; • Aftermarket Supplier of the Year: Rema Tip Top Automotive UK • Tyre Industry Awards 2017 Industry Marketing Campaign: Yokohama HPT • Tyre Wholesaler of the Year: Kirkby Tyres • Tyre Manufacturer of

Michelin’s new Primacy 4 tyre cut costs

Michelin’s new Primacy 4 tyre range could dramatically cut costs for fleet owners, lasting an average 11,000 miles longer than those manufactured by direct competitors. Furthermore, the Primacy 4 provides a high level of performance on dry and wet roads, from the first use until worn to the 1.6mm legal wear indicator. Jonathan Layton, Head

Support for Tyred Campaign Bill gathers pace

The Tyred Campaign for an outright ban of all tyres older than 10 years on commercial vehicles is gathering pace, with MPs nationwide and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn throwing their weight of support behind the campaign, The campaign is being run by Frances Molloy whose son Michael (18) died with Kerry Ogden (23) and driver

Michelin solutions wins pan-European tyre management contract

Michelin solutions has been awarded a major contract with XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, to provide a tailored tyre management solution across nearly 80 per cent of its 17,000-strong European fleet. The three-year agreement marks one of the largest and most complex commercial vehicle tyre contracts in the sector

Apollo Tyres on growth trajectory

Apollo Vredestein, the premium European brand of Apollo Tyres, has played a significant part, over the last six years, in the latter’s European growth at 10-11 per cent, twice the segment’s rate. UK Country Manager Naylor says: “Since my arrival here just over a year ago it’s been easy to see the pace of change