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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

ContiRoadAttack 3 records test victory

The new ContiRoadAttack 3 has achieved its second test victory in just three months. Set up on the rims of a Suzuki GSX-S 750, the testers from the PS motorbike magazine ran six pairs of sports touring tires in sizes 120/70 ZR17 and 180/55 ZR17 around the test track. In the end there was one

Hankook gets Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s ratings

Leading global tyre company Hankook Tire been assigned first-time for Baa2, BBB ratings from the international credit rating agencies, Moody’s and S&P (Standard & Poor’s), respectively. Rating agencies have recognised that Hankook Tire has a high level of operational efficiency as evidenced by its robust profitability and low financial leverage. Hankook Tire’s solid financial structure

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

Vredestein Quatrac 5- a tyre for all seasons

The Vredestein Quatrac 5 is the perfect choice for car owners who prefer not to change their tyres twice a year, yet wish to be assured of a safe and comfortable driving performance, accoding to the company. Vredestein presented its first all-season tyre over 20 years ago, and introduced the Vredestein Quatrac 5 in 2014.

Federal Tyres King of Europe ProSeries update

Round 5 of the Federal Tyres King of Europe Pro Series took place at Lignieres, Switzerland last weekend with spectators witnessing some of some of the biggest upsets and best battles of the season so far. An 80-driver line-up from across Europe battled with the tight and technical circuit as they fought for the top

Kumho is gearing up for winter

UK drivers are now far better educated in the values of winter and all-weather tyres than before the big freeze of 2011 through the work of tyre safety organisations such as TyreSafe, and Kumho’s latest cold-weather range recognises that demand for such products continues to rise across the board. It comprises: The WinterCraft WP71 is 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