Les Schwab’s Board and Shareholders announced in a statement on September 29th, 2020 that they are selling their 468 stores, located across the western states of the USA, to investment firm, The Meritage Group.
Martins Industries Launches a New, “Lightning-Fast” Website to Shop Online for Tyre Equipment
Two years ago, MARTINS INDUSTRIES took on the challenge to further develop its online operations. In early September, they reached an important milestone, when the company released a completely revamped, high-performance e-commerce website.
Tyres on Subscription - GoCardless Powers Bridgestone’s MOBOX in the UK
GoCardless, the leading fintech for recurring payments, today announced that Bridgestone, a leader in advanced solutions and sustainable mobility, will be using GoCardless to power payments for its tyre subscription service MOBOX.
Michelin Appoints Lee Hulme to Drive Dealer Network Programmes in the UK & Ireland
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.
BKT Premium Partner of Euroleague Basketball
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 Reinforces Strategic Partnership with ZC-Rubber by an Exclusive Distributorship for Westlake Tyres in the Nordics
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.
Commercial Vehicle Production Drops 11.5% During August
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) ...
CONICA: John Bramwell to Retire
After almost 20 years with CONICA John Bramwell, Operations Director, will be retiring at the end of October this year.
LCV Market Drops by -16.1% as Businesses Wait for Plate Change
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.
Just 328 Buses and Coaches Join UK Roads in Q2, as Market Grapples with Pandemic
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.