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Irish Tyre Industry Association launches REACT roadside safety initiative

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has introduced the REACT (Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Tyres) initiative to ensure HGV tyre fitters and repairers keep safe in carrying out their work on our motorways. The initiative is being launched at the Citywest Hotel, next Monday, April 24,with representatives from an Garda Siochana, the Road Safety Authority

KRT adds three sizes to Blacklion TBR range

Kings Road Tyres (KRT), one of Ireland’s leading distributors of TBR products, has added three sizes to its exclusive Blacklion range of products for the haulage sector. Recent additions to the range are the BT165 and BD175 steer and drive axle tyres, available in popular sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5. They join another popular option

Successful 2017 conference for First Stop in Ireland

First Stop Ireland recently held a very successful partner conference in the beautiful Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow with a strong turnout of First Stop partners from different parts of both the North and South of Ireland. The theme of the 2017 conference was “The Road to the Future” and included a key-note address

Paolo Pompei appointed new Business Area President at the Trelleborg Group

Paolo Pompei has been appointed as the new Business Area President of Trelleborg Wheel Systems. He succeeds Maurizio Vischi, who is retiring. Like his predecessor, Paolo will be a member of Trelleborg Group Management. Paolo Pompei, born in 1971, has worked at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in various management positions since 1999, and for the past

Bartec’s TPMS Desktop software program receives makeover – but remains free

Bartec Auto ID Limited (Bartec) has upgraded its industry-leading PC software program, TPMS Desktop, but it remains free-of-charge to its 11,000 tyre and repair shop users. The global market leader in tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) has released a significant update to its program of referencing processes and technical information data, including new coverage of

Star trio wins Irish Van of the Year 2017

The Citroen Dispatch/ Peugeot Expert/ Toyota Proace Van, products of the joint-venture development and production agreement of the three companies has been voted Irish Van of the Year 2017 in association with Continental Tyres. The award, which is the property of the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) is voted upon by a jury of Ireland’s

A new tyre and garage B2B trade show for the UK

It is now three years since the UK tyre market hosted its own show but the long wait is now over as Tyrexpo UK 2017, including GarageXpo UK 2017)will be opening its doors for the very first time on October 4, for what promises to be an unique and two day event. Tyrexpo UK 2017

Tyres from Thailand and Vietnam from Stamford Tyres

Singapore based International tyre supplier – Stamford Tyres took up a prime location at this year’s Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and the company dedicated this show towards gaining global market recognition for its latest sizes and new patterns which are now manufactured in Thailand and Vietnam. Larry Lee, Stamford’s Vice President for International Distribution commented: “This

Bridgestone unveils refined global corporate social responsibility commitment

Bridgestone has unveiled a refined global corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, “Our Way to Serve,” centered around three priority areas: Mobility, People and Environment. The new commitment builds upon a decade of progress and learning via Bridgestone’s initial CSR programme, the 22 CSR Focus Points. “Our Way to Serve” reflects the company’s longstanding philosophy of

Tyre monitoring to take technological leap with TyreWatch PTM

Vehicle tyre monitoring is set to take a technological leap with TyreWatch PTM (Predictive Tyre Management) – the next generation tyre management system Initially focusing on commercial vehicles, RL Automotive will outline at the CV Show in the NEC Birmingham April 25-27 how TyreWatch PTM works. Part-funded by InnovateUK during 2016-2018 as part of the

Petrol consumption in the UK fall to a record low 

Interesting figures about petrol and diesel consumption declines have just been released by the Britain’s HM Revenue and Customs In fact, the figures show that UK petrol consumption for January fell to its lowest level on record. That is one per cent down on the previous January’s petrol consumption and just under 12.7 per cent less