Breaking News

The Commercial Tyre Business Breaking News section brings you the latest stories emanating from the commercial tyre and fleet management industries. 

Michelin's commitment to helping society battle coronavirus crisis has been underlined with the donation of more than 400,000 surgical masks due to be delivered to public institutions, non-government organisations and clients in Spain.

 

Toni Silfverberg has been appointed to lead Nokian Tyres’ new Marketing & Sales Excellence team starting June 1, 2020. Silfverberg will be a member of Nokian Tyres management team and report to Jukka Kasi, SVP Products and Marketing.

FreshLinc Group is now running exclusively on Michelin tyres after moving its entire bulk transport fleet onto its existing Effitires tyre management contract with the manufacturer’s Services & Solutions team.

BKT has rolled out its new website with it having a new look and ready to act as a link between BKT and its users.

The UK automotive manufacturing sector has revealed its preparedness to get production lines rolling again, with the publication of new sector-specific guidance by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The best-practice advice will help to ensure all automotive production sites are safe spaces for workers, controlling the risk of transmission.

UK new bus and coach registrations rose 15.8% in the first quarter of 2020, with demand rising to 1,403 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The growth comes off the back of a particularly weak first quarter in 2019, when registrations fell by almost a third (-32.8%).

Michelin has named Mónica Rius as the new Communications and Brands Director for Spain and Portugal.

 

As of March, the spread of the COVID-19 started to impact all industries across Europe. 

BKT has now launched its the new LIFTMAX LM 63 tyre, which has been designed to fit tractors for industrial and logistical use. The product has been developed to be used at ports and airports.

Lawyers for the 37 ex-shareholders in the UK retreader Vaculug named in the £7.2 million High Court fraud case brought by current owners Grantham Capital, have launched their own legal action to reclaim missing purchase payments.

 

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