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New car and van monthly sales are up

Official statistics just released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of May are up 4.7 per cent (6,341) when compared with May 2018 (6,055). New car registrations year to date are however still down by 7.6 per cent (at79,343) on the same period

Sealey’s new 2019 Summer Promotion

Sealey launched their new 56 page Summer promotion on 1st June. It is packed with around 600 great deals on their tools & equipment and also contains discounts up to 55% off list price. The promotion includes some superb new lines. There are 25 sections in total, including Hand, Power & Air Tools, Toolchest Combos,

Eight tips to protect tools in vans from thieves

Tradespeople have been urged to fit their vans with CCTV and a safe to protect valuable tools and equipment from pesky thieves. This is now also a big problem in Ireland as evidenced by all the calls from victims to Joe Duffy on RTE Radio Ones’s Live Line show. Van experts across the Irish Sea

Autopromotec – Europe’s most successful aftermarket EXPO of the year again

The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international Aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, came to a close last Sunday. The event brought together the entire vehicle assistance sector in Bologna in a five-day event (22-26 May 2019) dedicated to recent market developments, technological innovation, specialisation and professional training. See the full review by our team in the

D26 Tyres holds Galaxy Training Day in Dublin

D26 Tyres recently welcomed Bipin Singh from ATG Tire in Mumbai and Ole Baek from ATG Tire in the Netherlands who conducted a technical training day with the D26 Tyres sales teams in Dublin. The training focused on the key benefits of the Galaxy agricultural, solid and OTR ranges. Galaxy is one of the Alliance

ContiSportAttack 3 wins tyre test

Offering reliable grip even on wet surfaces – this outstanding feature helped Continental’s latest sports tyre ContiSportAttack 3, clinch the title “Test Winner in the Wet” in the June issue of sports bike magazine, PS. The tyre’s balanced properties also catapulted the Korbach “athlete” onto the winners’ podium in the overall rankings – with just

Kumho tops Korean replacement tyre market for 2nd year running

Kumho has retained its leadership of the Korean replacement tyre market for the second consecutive year. According to recent data from the Korea Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA), Kumho topped the charts with sales of 6.52 million tyres for the year to December 2018, which accounted for more than 40 per cent of all locally-produced tyres

Nominations for Tyre Trade Awards now open

The sixth annual Irish Auto Trade Awards takes place this year at Kilashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare on Thursday, October 17, where the Tyre Trade Awards will be presented across a number of key categories. You can now nominate your favourite company by logging on to Nominations will remain open until Friday, June 7.

Pressure off at UK’s largest independent commercial tyre supplier network

Lodge Tyre Co Ltd. in the UK has signed a new deal with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to secure 50 converted Volkswagen Crafter vans this year, with 15 already delivered. The Volkswagen vans were supplied by West Yorkshire Van Centre and are Startline 140 PS 2.0-litre TDI manual FWD Crafter Panel vans. The tyre company has

Autopromotec kicks off on this Wednesday in Bologna

Autopromotec 2019 opens in Bologna this Wednesday (22nd.) morning. The biannual automotive equipment and aftermarket show is an international event that has focused on the automotive service industry for over 50 years. It will be the biggest auto trade aftermarket exhibition on Europe this year.

World experts to speak on future of hi-tech electric mobility

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry  tomorrow, May 2 to Friday May 3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where “the automotive and tech