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Sumitomo Tyres- buys Micheldever Tyre Services for £215m-Great News from Japan

Sumitomo Tyres

Micheldever supplies around six million tyres a year to more than 6,000 retailers and direct to motorists Britain’s second biggest tyre maker has been snapped up by Sumitomo Rubber Industries for £215 million, the latest in a series of post-Brexit takeovers by Japanese firms. Micheldever Tyre Services, based in […]

sumitomo tyres

Sumitomo Tyres

Above anything else this shows us that global companies such as Sumitomo have confidence in the UK economy after the Brexit vote.

As a tyre retailer here in Halifax, Yorkshire I also think it is good news. As a result of this acquisition, we will feel more confident for the future. I regard Sumitomo tyres as the best option going forward. Rumors have been going about in the past two years about who would buy MD’s. The worst scenario for me would have been the rumor that Michelin tyres were interested.

Here at Pellon Tyres, we have been very close allies of MD’s ever since their takeover of Southam Tyres. Eric Roberts has always regarded Alan Baldwin(MD sales director)as a friend and business advisor.

MD’s are Britain’s second largest tyre wholesaler.Hence, have now been snapped up by Sumitomo Rubber Industries for £215 million.As a result, are the latest in a series of post-Brexit takeovers by Japanese firms. I am convinced that Japan see the UK as an increasingly important trading partner on the doorstep of the EU.

MD’s(Micheldever Tyre Services), first started out and are now based in Hampshire. After a few sales including the original owner Tony Todd. Hence, was sold by private equity firm Graphite Capital. Thus, meaning the country’s two largest tyre wholesalers now belong to Japanese companies.As a result, following Itochu’s acquisition of Stapleton tyres and Kwik-Fit  back in 2011.

Japanese companies spent over £27 billion on 43 British firms in 2016, up from £7.6 billion for 29 the previous year, according to figures from Dealogic.

Tyres Save Fuel-Learn how your tyres can help you save fuel

Tyres Save Fuel

Tyres are a crucial element of your vehicles and inextricably linked to performance ; they provide fleet managers, or anyone responsible for fleets, with immediate notice of any potential issue. Having properly managed tyres as part of an efficient tyres maintenance system can only benefit fleets as well as […]

Tyres Save Fuel

Tyres Save Fuel

This is a fact that the general public do not know about. The title should actually be “correctly inflated tyres” save money. This is one of the things that I always try to explain. Accordingly, correctly inflated tyres will give the driver the correct miles to the gallon.

Under inflated tyres will increase the amount of fuel that you car will use. The word that we use in the trade is “rolling resistance”. Hence, tyre manufacturers are always trying to improve, rolling resistance. For this reason, the tyres will be more efficient and also fuel Tyres Save Fuel.

There has been a lot of debate upon the importance or implementation of all-season tyres and whether they are really effective enough at providing consistent performance throughout all weather conditions, or whether it is better to use low-rolling resistance tyres. The latter, in general, minimize wasted energy by decreasing required rolling effort; and in the case of automotive applications, are particularly effective for improving vehicles’ fuel efficiency: approximately 5–15% of the fuel consumed by a typical car may be used to overcome rolling resistance.

Vredestein Winter Campaign 2016-Vredestein dealers are not happy with supply chain.

Vredestein Winter Campaign 2016

Why are winter tyres necessary? And what is the difference between discount winter tyres and Vredestein premium tyres? Vredestein joined forces with Autoblog to create a video to find out the answers. The video is part of this year’s winter campaign ‘driving safely below seven degrees’, which aims to […]

Vredestein Winter Campaign 2016

Vredestein Winter Campaign 2016

Although we are now half way through the 2016 winter. Hence, I would like to comment about the Vredestein supply chain. Of course, as far as I am concerned, there has not been one?

Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire, UK. As a result, made the right decision to start to sell the Mother brand of Vredestein, Apollo tyres. This decision meant that I have had a good supply situation.Especially of winter tyres.

However, my friend in Huddersfield, decided to continue selling the excellent Vredestein tyre brand.As stated, Apollo bought out Vredestein a couple of years ago now. I did fear that things would change?

Apollo tyres changed the Vredestein management, making some redundancies. Things like this always happen as the mother company starts to throw their weight about and make changes.

As I have said, things like this always happen. As a result of the takeover, then Vredestein tyre supplies began to run short. Tyre retailers, such as my friend in Huddersfield were very badly let down.Thus, by lack of Vredestein stock available.

Lets hope that things improve in 2017, but i doubt it?

Eric Roberts   writer of the Pellonautocentre blog

Why are winter tyres necessary? And what is the difference between discount winter tyres and Vredestein premium tyres? Vredestein joined forces with Autoblog to create a video to find out the answers.

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tyres-What are run-flat tyres?

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tyres

Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat In some ways, car makers see the spare wheel as a necessary evil, but run-flat tyres are one solution that means a spare wheel doesn’t need to be carried. Spare wheels take up space, and modern car design increasingly likes to use every available millimetre so […]

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tyres

When run flat tyres first appeared. Hence, the tyre companies gave us all sorts of reasons for their very existence. Therefore I was very sceptical when they first came out. In fact I must say that I did not think that they could possibly keep going.

What are run-flat tyres?

I gradually got used to them. As a result of educating myself. Thus, about a more indepth understanding as to why this development was necessary. The original reason was to do with the environment.

Consequently, a very slim spare wheel would be much lighter than the regular wheel fitted to the vehicle. Many things were tried by car manufacturers to reduce the overall weight of the car. Hence, in some ways, car makers see the spare wheel as a necessary evil, but run-flat tyres are one solution that means a spare wheel doesn’t need to be carried.

Eric Roberts

Bridgestone Driveguard Run Flat Tyres

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tyres

Spare wheels take up space. Modern car design increasingly likes to use every available millimetre. So there isn’t always room for one. Space-saver spare wheels take up less boot space. While many car makers substitute a spare wheel for a puncture repair kit. However, these aren’t much use if you’ve got anything worse than a nail in the tyre, as the sealant solution is only really designed to fill small holes. So rather than carry these alternatives, some car makers offer run-flat tyres on their cars as a means of getting you home should you suffer a puncture.

New Car Tyres-Keep Your Car in Perfect Condition with New Tyres

New Car Tyres

It’s vital that you are able to drive safely, and your tyres can cause many problems if they are not in good condition. A reliable garage can offer you services for tyres in Petersfield . Their goal is to help keep your vehicle in great condition by providing you […]

New Car Tyres

New Car Tyres

From the point of view of a tyre retailer. Hence, It is important that you drive your vehicle safely. For this reason, that looking after your tyres is imperative for your families wellbeing. Including, the very important aspect of “safety”.

Therefore a good connection with your local garage is a must. In  Halifax Yorkshire, then we have the excellent Pellon Tyres. As expected this garage has been around for many years, “Forty” to be precise. Pellon Tyres main aim is to help the customer to keep their cars in the best condition.

There tyre care policy is second to none. All types and makes of new tyres are cold. Of course, the tyre company do related work. So such as puncture repairs, wheel balancing and wheel alignment to name few.

There are a few ways that you can tell when your tyres are in need of care. Perhaps you have noticed a certain tyre is lower than the rest, or it is flat. This is usually caused by a puncture and can either be repaired or replaced. Maybe your car pulls due to bad alignment. Wheels that are not balanced well can cause excessive wear for your tyres and make it more difficult to keep your grip on slippery or wet pavement. In some cases your tyres may just be showing general wear-and-tear. No matter why you need new tyres or repairs the professionals can ensure that your wheels are kept in peak condition.

Eric Roberts

Goodyear Say Goodbye-site closure-Emotional goodbyes for staff leaving site for the final time

Goodyear Say Goodbye

Former worker Gurdev Rai with son Balwinder at the site Men who finished the last ever shift yesterday at the Goodyear plant in Bushbury Lane, Wolverhampton, spoke of their sadness. Many workers were too upset to talk after their farewell shifts, as cars streamed out in their masses from […]

Goodyear Say Goodbye

Goodyear Say Goodbye

This is about the closure of the last tyre plant out of Wolverhampton. Goodyear were in their heydays in the sixties and up to the eighties.

I became a member of their retail tyre organisation in the seventies. For this reason, I have always had a soft touch for the giant tyre makers from the USA.

Unfortunately, Goodyear tyres have slowly pulled out of the UK, to other locations across the world. Naturally, looking for lower costs and cheaper labour rates.

More job cuts were to follow, with 550 axed in 1997 and staff numbers whittled down to 2,500 by 2000.

Last Friday a total of 283 workers bid goodbye to Goodyear. Hence, these workers were offered new posts in their replacement factory, in Mexico. Ironically, not one of the Birmingham staff took up the offer, (surprise-surprise?).

Thousands gathered to witness the end of an era as the iconic blue and yellow Goodyear chimney was pulled down the following year.

Winter Tyres Explanation- A Look into the age old question-Why Winter Tyres?

Winter Tyres Explanation

Previous winters have resulted in scenes of chaos on the UK roads, creating dangerous driving conditions and bringing the country to a standstill. In many European markets it is now considered a common part of the motoring routine to change from summer to winter tyres in order to avoid […]

Winter Tyres Explanation

Winter Tyres Explanation

Many of our past winters has produced scenes of chaos on the UK roads. As a result, making dangerous driving conditions. Hence, bringing the UK roads to a complete standstill. Of course, other European tyre markets it becomes a natural thing. Thus, to fit winter tyres. Indeed, it is now considered an essential part of their driving routine.

Of course to change from summer to winter tyres. As a result, Europian drivers are to be much safer when driving in severe winter weather. As expected,   several European countries which include Sweden, Austria and Germany recognise the safety benefits of fitting winter tyres onto their vehicles.

Therefore, these countries have introduced motoring laws that make it compulsory to fit winter tyres at certain times of the year. Of course, I am not sure that this will happen here in the UK. However, drivers are becoming more aware of the winter tyre safety factor.

Goodyear’s Winter Tyre range has been developed specifically with your safety in mind. They are designed to perform not just in ice and snow, but at temperatures of 7 degrees or below. They offer better responsiveness and braking distances due to a softer compound than Summer Tyres.

Click here to view original web page at www.goodyear.eu

General Tyre Sponsorship-South Africa kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving SA

General Tyre Sponsorship

General Tire. Hence, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA).Consequently, is making a significant contribution to safety this holiday season.For this reason,  and beyond by sponsoring Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). So along with its wide range of essential support services provided countrywide. This initiative. Sees General Tire becoming the high-profile title sponsor of […].

Of course, tyre companies are looking at all types of sponsorship and advertising deals. For this reason, we can see all kinds of tyre companies advertising on our TV sets. Including massive football clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea AFC. lesser known tyre companies are constantly involved in promoting other sports. Hence this General tyre life saving deal is a good example, to what we may expect to see.

Other tyre advertising projects including the tyre companies. Involved in car rallying and many other motorsport events. Pirelli are a good example of this. Naturally, as the tyre supplier to the F1 racing teams.

General Tyre Sponsorship

“Lifesaving South Africa plays an important role looking after our beaches and waterways, particularly during the holiday seasons, and we are proud to be associated with this organization and its commendable work. It’s a perfect fit with the General Tire brand’s adventurous ‘Anywhere is Possible’ tagline and the focus on making your beach and holiday General Tyre Sponsorshipadventure safe,” Langner adds.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1255/GENERAL

Michelin Robo Race Tyres-Michelin to supply tyres to upcoming Robo Race championship

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

The upcoming Roborace championship – an entirely driverless series – has announced that it will share Formula E tyre supplier Michelin when it launches next year. Roborace is expected to debut in late-2017 as a Formula E support series and therefore sharing tyre supplier makes sense. In order to […]

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

Similar to the Formula E car technology, then the Driveless Roboforce cars will be racing around on the world’s circuits in the 2016/17 race season.

Hence, these cars are being developed by the use of DevBot. For the reason, as to allow teams of experts.Thus, to join ranks and develop the software.Including software and experience of hardware. Thus, that could be used in conjunction with developing the “Robocar”.

Unlike the Robocar.The DevBot has a cabin that can be driven by a human. Hence, or a computer.Allowing teams to fully understand how the car thinks. Also, and feels on a racetrack alongside the comprehensive real-time data.

http://roborace.com/?gclid=CIbfraijhdECFRAz0wodnxcBsw

Click here to view original web page at www.grandprixtimes.com

Pirelli reveals tyre choices-for first F1 race meetings of 2017

Pirelli reveals tyre choices

Formula 1 tyre supplier. Pirelli has announced the tyre selections.Hence, for the first two races of the 2017 season. With the compounds for the long-haul events.Therefore, needing to be made 15 weeks in advance.Thus, the Italian tyre supplier has already revealed its tyre choices for the Australian and Chinese […]

Pirelli reveals tyre choices for first F1 races of 2017

Pirelli reveals tyre choices

With the compounds. Hence, for the long-haul events. For this reason, needing to be made 15 weeks in advance. Consequently, the Italian tyre supplier. Of course, has already revealed its tyre choices for the Australian and Chinese Grand Prix. As a result,  scheduled for March 24-26 and April 7-9.