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Boughey Distribution has become one of the largest fleets in the UK to adopt a Michelin X Multi Energy tyre policy on all new vehicles joining its fleet. 

Raw materials cost and freight rates continue to rise at a dramatic pace on the global commodity markets. Some of the raw materials have shown alarming increases, up to 30%, and can be a cause of concern, calling for further actions few months down the line.  

Falken Zone, the affiliate programme of Falken Tyres, which in turn is the European subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber-Industries Limited is going from strength to strength, reaching over 750 total associates since its inception in July 2020.

The Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones, ANFAC (The Spanish Car and Truck Manufacturer’s Association) has published its latest report for May 2021, as the LCV and industrial vehicle segments have almost doubled their 2020 performance.

The Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France has released its latest market figures, with the LCV and industrial vehicle segments both outperforming 2020.

Bandvulc has announced a two-year deal will take Barrett Steel, bringing both companies to almost 15 years of collaboration. Bandvulc’s customer service and cost-effective tyre policy secures contract extension from UK’s largest independent steel stockholder As well, retreaded tyres support Barrett Steel’s ethos to operate in a socially responsible way. 

The Motor Transport Awards have announced the shortlist of finalists for 2021 and TyreWatch have been nominated as one of the contenders for the innovation award. 

Slough-based Tomato Tyres is integrating CAM International’s e-jobsheet tablet app for truck, bus, van and car tyre servicing, saving keying in time and administrative costs, and delivering a strong professional image to customers. 

Bulmans Bulk & Haulage is continuing to choose Michelin tyres for its original equipment on all new trucks and as replacements across its truck and trailer fleets. The company has been impressed with Michelin's accidental tyre damage, citing the policy as the reason for continuing to use the tyre manufacturer.

The new Bandvulc site presents detailed tyre and regroove information as simply as possible. It also includes clear imagery and is designed for mobile use to help technicians access accurate data while servicing customers. Bandvulc is celebrating 50 years of operation in 2021. 

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