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Irish News Archive

Irish Garage Equipment launches new Paicini 2 post lift

Irish Garage Equipment has added a new Pacini 2 post lift to its ever-growing product portfolio. This new heavy duty 4,000kg lifts has a H frame base under and between the posts that gives extra strength to lift especially in unsure floor conditions. Not many other brands have this feature. All four lift arms have

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.

€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

Finnegan Equipment Solutions for Josam – Truckcam in Ireland

Sean Finnegan Commercials, the official agents for Josam – Truckcam in the Republic and Northern Ireland has changed its name to Finnegan Equipment Solutions Sean Finnegan told that the new name better reflects the company’s position as a leading supplier of equipment to the commercial vehicle sector. The Josam cam-aligner wheel alignment system is

Tyrecare introduces Bright XTB1200 truck wheel balancer

Workshop equipment specialists, Tyrecare has added the Bright XTB1200 truck wheel balancer, to its portfolio of workshop equipment for commercial vehicle applications. In addition to the popular range of truck and heavy plant tyre changers from Bright Technologies, the XTB1200 balancer allows customers to accurately balance wheel sizes from 12-30” diameter, extending the life of