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Lee Hulme has been appointed Michelin’s UK Distribution Channel and Programme Manager, in a significant new role overseeing the manufacturer’s four accredited dealer networks for the motorcycle, car, agricultural and commercial vehicle sectors. 

The Indian multinational Group, specialized in Off-Highway tyres, now joins basketball. The aim? Strengthening its brand awareness throughout Europe and linking BKT to sports’ positive values and emotions. 

DSV Road Holding NV has signed a 5-year contract with ZC Rubber Group Co. for the exclusive distributor rights to sell Westlake tyres in Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland.  

Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Bridgestone Asia Pacific), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions, today announced that the company has won two awards at the 12th Annual Global CSR Awards 2020. The awards exemplifies Bridgestone’s Global CSR commitment, Our Way to Serve ...

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -11.5% in August, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) ...

After almost 20 years with CONICA John Bramwell, Operations Director, will be retiring at the end of October this year. 

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations decline by -16.1% during the traditional ‘quiet’ month for registrations. 19,407 vans registered as businesses await plate change month and clarity over economic outlook. YTD sales down -36.4%, equivalent to almost 90,000 units. 

New bus and coach registrations fall -77.1% in Q2, with 328 vehicles joining UK roads. Single-deck demand plummets -93.3% to just 51 units, down from 757 last year. 1,731 vehicles registered in first six months, down -34.6% year on year. 

UK heavy goods vehicle market shrinks by -73.4% in second quarter. Markets for both rigid and artic trucks in decline, with a total 4,151 vehicles joining UK roads. Year-to-date demand halves, down -51.4% with just 13,344 vehicles registered in the first six months. 

Michelin has extended its X Multi truck tyre range, popular for regional haulage, with the addition of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Z (multi-position) and X Multi D (drive) fitments. It is also introducing two new 385/65 R22.5 high load carrying capacity tyresthe X Multi HLZ (multi-position) and X Multi HLT (trailer), primarily for logging trucks and crane-mounted tractor units. 

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