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Kumho revamps V710, Adds LX Platinum

Kumho is making some improvements to its championship-winning Ecsta V710 and is adding eight more sizes to the tire’s lineup.

TRIB Contributes to Trucker Buddy Program

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau is a long time supporter of Trucker Buddy, the program where truckers visit elementary schools throughout North America and tell the children about what truckers do (where they go, how they do it, etc.). TRIB has made a significant contribution for 2008 to the Trucker Buddy program.

ATSE Wins Castle Morpeth Council Contract

Castle Morpeth Council has awarded a contract to supply tyres and associated services across its 148-strong fleet to ATS Euromaster, as part of a framework agreement created by the North Eastern Purchasing Organisation.

Citroen-Bridgestone Deal Ends Michelin OE Exclusivity

The seven-decade exclusive supply relationship between Michelin and French carmaker Citroen will come to an end next year.

Conti Renews Uniroyal UK Distribution Agreement

The partnership established in 2000 between Continental Tyre Group and Uniroyal Truck Tyres UK, granting exclusive rights to distribute Uniroyal brand truck tyres throughout the UK & Ireland, has been extended for a further five years.

Dunlop Control Tyre for New UK GT Cup Series

The organizers of the new GT Cup racing series have chosen Dunlop Motorsport as the sole tyre supplier to the inaugural series.

ECI Raises ‘Full house’ Sign As Tyrexpo Africa ’08 Sells Out

The ‘full house’ signs went up at Tyrexpo Africa ’08 this week as organizers of the international tyre and equipment show found room for a clutch of final exhibitors for the March 4-6 event in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre.

Sandberg Resigns from Hayes Lemmerz

Daniel M. Sandberg has resigned as Hayes Lemmerz’ vice president of global materials and logistics and as president of the automotive components group. Sandberg has accepted a position with Brembo North America, Inc., which recently completed the acquisition of the company’s automotive brakes business.

Marangoni Aims to Take Tuning Market by Storm

Marangoni has announced major sponsorship deals with Santa Pod Raceway at Autosport International 2008.

PCL Joins TyreSafe

Pneumatics Components Ltd. has pledged support for campaign group TyreSafe as part of its drive to promote tyre safety amongst consumers.

PCL-Sumo Appoints New CEO

PCL’s Indian joint venture (PCL-Sumo) has announced the appointment of Uday Bhaskar as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Micheldever Refits Tavistock Tyres with Pro-Align’s Equipment

One of Micheldever’s newest acquisitions, Tavistock Tyres in Devon, has undergone an extensive refurbishment program, including the replacement of equipment.