Goodyear expanding direct online tyre sales across Europe

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Goodyear has been marketing its passenger car tyres in Germany directly to end users for fitting by a listed partner for roughly six months. And for years before that there has been a noticeable trend towards online selling. Following on from our online preview article, Tyres & Accessories’ German group publication Neue Reifenzeitung interviewed David Anckaert, vice president Commercial Europe at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and began by asking: is it too early to draw initial conclusions?

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Goodyear Launches Exclusive Watch Collection With B.R.M Chronographes

AKRON, OhioJuly 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) has combined a global licensing collaboration with a motorsport agreement to launch an exclusive watch collection with French luxury watch specialist B.R.M Chronographes.  This follows the recent announcement that Goodyear has joined forces with the Algarve Pro Racing team champion European Le Mans Series, who will be showcasing the B.R.M Chronographes.

The design of the timepieces will match the look of the Algarve Pro car, reflecting Goodyear’s fundamental association with motorsport.

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Industry veteran Chip Perry to helm A2Z Sync

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Improving customers’ car-buying experience is “the biggest opportunity in automotive retail” today, says auto retailing veteran Chip Perry. And to do that, dealerships need to transform the sales process by eliminating the bottlenecks that lead to long waits at the showroom and frustrate customers, he said. Perry, who previously led both Autotrader and TrueCar, is now CEO of A2Z Sync, which helps dealerships transition to one-person selling.

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Coronavirus tanks U.S. auto sales in the second quarter for GM, FCA

U.S. vehicle sales in the second quarter for General Motors, Toyota Motor and Fiat Chrysler plunged by more than 30% as the coronavirus caused consumers to stay at home, and dealerships and factories to shutter. The hefty declines are in-line with what Wall Street expected. Hyundai Motor and Porsche also reported significant drops in sales between April and June compared to a year earlier. The automakers were among the first to report second-quarter sales on Wednesday.

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TireHub Surprises Essential Workers with Free Tires

TireHub recently donated 70 sets of tires to essential workers through its Helping Hoops program.

Helping Hoops recognized an essential worker through each of TireHub’s 70 distribution centers across the country. Each TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) partnered with a retail customer who then chose a customer in their community to surprise with a new set of free tires.

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Michelin Launches Premium Line of Automotive Belts, Tensioners and Idlers on Amazon

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin North America is launching a new line of quality automotive belts, tensioners and idlers available for purchase through Amazon. Automotive technicians and “DIY” enthusiasts can now purchase Michelin serpentine drive belts, along with…

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TIA and GfK to hold webinar on COVID-19 and what’s next for tire retail

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and market research firm GfK US will hold a webinar about what comes next for the U.S. retail tire marketplace as the nation begins reopening from the coronavirus lockdowns.

“Beyond the Crisis: A Roundtable on COVID-19 and What’s Next for Tire Retail,” will take place Monday, June 22, at 2 p.m. EDT. To register, go to https://insights.gfk.com/covid-19-gfk-tia-tires-webinar-2.

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Suspension of operational activities “will undoubtedly have severe, long-lasting reverberations for our industry”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association has called for support measures to mitigate the increasingly severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s tire industry.

Health concerns, supply shortages, low demand and government restrictions have led many ETRMA member companies to announce temporary closures of their European manufacturing facilities.

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Quebec: List of Essential Workplaces amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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The Gouvernement du Québec has ordered the closing as of Wednesday, March 25 at 00:01 until April 13, 2020 of all non-essential stores and services.

It should be noted that all businesses can always engage in teleworking and e-commerce.

All businesses that produce inputs or raw materials necessary for priority services and activities must maintain their activities accordingly, bearing in mind the directives from public health authorities. …

 

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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the automotive industry

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China in end-December 2019, is fast spreading its tentacles across the world and is having a major impact on all aspects of society, including the automotive industry. All through January and February, automakers and their suppliers have been scrambling to keep vehicle assembly lines humming but March has seen the industry take concerted action, in sync with government advisories, to keep its personnel safe.

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