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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

New Sales Manager at Compilator

As part of Compilator’s international expansion, a new Sales Manager for Europe, Mike Glover, has been recruited. Mike is stationed in England and was previously responsible for First Stop in Northern Europe. He has a broad network of contacts, and over 30 years of experience in the industry. “The changes on the European market are

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

Falken launches new Nürburgring 24h-Race video

“One Team, One Tyre, One Goal” is the appropriate title of a new video produced by tyre brand Falken, showcasing the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24h-Race held at the Nürburgring race track. The stunning footage in the three-minute video captures the challenges facing the Falken team and portrays their emotions and performance during the ADAC Zurich

Hankook Tire acquires major independent German tyre distributor

Hankook Tire is set to accelerate its global distribution system by acquiring 100 per cent of the German major independent tyre distributor, Reifen-Mueller. The investment enhances the tyre maker’s global market competitiveness through continued distribution expansion. Hankook has agreed to acquire 100 per cent equity stake of ‘Reifen-Mueller’, one of Germany’s largest independent tyre wholesalers

Triangle Tire’s chairman dies

The death has occurred of Ding Yuhua, chairman of Triangle Tyre at the age of 70. During his 28 years with Triangle Tire, he spearheaded efforts to make the company and the Triangle brand known globally. The company grew from a provincial tyre factory in the late 1990s to being ranked among the world’s 20

Inaugural Fitter-Force Forum commits to fleet tyre service connectivity

Being connected, sharing data and how system links between partner operations should offer the visibility to determine which partners are best to deal with, dominated the inaugural Fitter-Force Forum on June 12 in Birmingham, hosted by CAM. The roundtable was attended by medium-sized fleet tyre service specialists from the UK and Ireland, including AA Tyre

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