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Bridgestone Charity Cycle at Mondello

Bridgestone has once again held a charity cycle at Mondello Race track in aid of Barretstown Camp for seriously ill children. This year the event included a BMW M Series experience on Bridgestone Potenza tyres at the track after all the bicycles had been cleared. Many different levels of cyclists participated in the event with

ITIA Safety Manual

The Irish Tyre Industry Association is reminding members to order their safety manuals. This comprehensive document provides members with templates and risk assesments so that they can comply with their legal obligations in relation to Health & Safety. The sample risk assesments are all tailored to the tyre industry and the manual is available to

Industrial Tyre Specialists appointed Camso distributor

Industrial Tyre Specialists (ITS) has been appointed as the aftermarket distributor for Camso products in Ireland. ITS will distribute Camso’s full lineup of construction and material handling products to the Irish market as a premium solution provider. “Industrial Tyre Specialists is a strong quality-oriented company which places a high priority on customer satisfaction and second

Starmaxx adds new sizes to ST760 range

Starmaxx, represeneted in Ireland by Kevin Burke Tyres has added two new sizes to its ST760 Ultra Sport car tyre range. The range now includes: 275 / 35 RF 19 RFT and 275/30 ZR 20 RF. Both sizes have a W speed rating. For more information contact Kevin Burke Tyres on 091 845329 or visit

Pro-Align’s largest training delegation heads West

20 members of staff from wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align, recently headed to Hunter’s head office in St Louis, Missouri, for an intensive week of product and service training. Reflecting the growing size of the business, the delegation was the largest ever to have been sent by Pro-Align, with the majority of the group visiting

Irish Garage Equipment appointed official Atlas Copco distributor

Irish Garage Equipment (IGE) has been appointed an official distributor for the Atlas Copco range of air compressors, Described as the most efficient compressors in the world, the new G range is three per cent more efficient than the old GX model. Atlas Copco, says its compressors generate more air per KW of power than

Philip White Tyres seeks to grow Falken key dealer network

Philip White Tyres is looking to add a number of key dealers in exclusive territories for its Falken range of PCR and Truck tyres. To support this network expansion, Philip White Tyres will invest in and support the Falken key dealer network with targeted sales, marketing and branding campaigns. The company will also invest in

Daly takes Class 20 win in Circuit of Munster Rally

Eamon Daly of Daly Tyres made a recent return to rallying when he won Class 20 of the Rathkeale House Hotel Circuit of Munster Rally. With co-pilot Brian Doherty, of Firstop, Daly finished a highly creditable seventh overall in the final standings on his way to winning Class 20 in his Mitsubishi Evo 9.

Bridgestone hosts successful Northern Ireland Golf Classic

Bridgestone Ireland held its annual Northern Ireland Golf Classic in the prestigious Malone Golf Club outside Belfast recently. Over 70 fleet customers played golf in the parkland course with representatives from truck and car fleets in attendance. Bridgestone had an impressive vehicle and product display outside the Cubhouse with a BMW i8, and a new

Goodyear showcases latest innovations at Hillhead Show

Goodyear is showcasing the latest in OTR technology at the Hillhead Show in the UK. Responding to the digital transformation in the Off-the-Road (OTR) vehicle and equipment industry, Goodyear has introduced two new digital innovations to help OTR fleets reduce their total cost of ownership. Officially launched at the Intermat show in Paris, this is