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The latest figures from the Agricultural Engineers’ Association for May make for pleasant reading for the UK market as year-on-year figures show a healthy increase on 2020’s figures.

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. 

Combining brand portfolios, manufacturing and distribution opportunities and the possibility to extend investment in new mobility and fleet solutions, Goodyear’s acquisition of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will strengthen its global position within the tyre industry.

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.

29,354 new vans joined the UK roads in May, which is a 4.7% increase on pre-pandemic levels, yielding 1,313 vehicles travelling on the road. The sector has also seen its best year-to-date growth, with 157,150 vans registered in the first five months of the year.

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. 

The new three-star MICHELIN XTRA LOAD tyres are characterised by high load capacity, durability and greater efficiency. 

Vredestein, part of Apollo Tyres has expanded their Traxion Optimal VF range to suit tractor tyres from 160 hp and above. The new tyres have been built with a focus on self-cleaning properties, grip comfort and durable tyre life. 

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