WORLD CHILD CANCER, SAILUN & KIRKBY TYRES
In 2016, during a thank you speech at the Sailun Gala Dinner in Essen, Kirkby Tyres were congratulated for their performance in the six-month World Child Cancer challenge. The aim was to raise as much money and raise awareness of this excellent cause.
Through our truck tyre sales, Kirkby Tyres were one of two top donors, raising a total of over £12,000 for this fantastic charity.
World Child Cancer donation cheque presented at the Sailun Gala Dinner in Essen, Germany - May 2016
VIETNAM FACTORY VISIT 2016
As a thank you for our participation in the World Child Cancer challenge, Kirkby Tyres were invited to visit the brand new Sailun factory in Vietnam. The 59 hectare site in Phuoc Dong Industrial Park, Tay Ninh Province will specialise in radial car, truck and off-the-road tyres as well as carrying out technical research for future product development.
The purpose-built factory in South Vietnam is a major part of Sailun’s international growth strategy and will reinforce service and supply levels across the globe. Initial production capacity is expected to provide 7.8 million tyres a year and will be focused on the Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America.
Images from the Sailun Vietnam trip - Novemeber 2016
JCB MUD RUN & CLAIRE HOUSE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
In June 2016, eight members of the Kirkby Tyres management team took place in the JCB Mud Run. The team entered the OCRA Silver Affiliate Championship Course that was “10km long and had an additional 3 obstacles that are designed to push even the toughest contender to their limit.”
Kirkby's partners Alliance, BKT, Sailun and Trelleborg all generously sponsored our team and all donations, which amounted to £3000 went to Claire House Children's Hospice, a fantastic Liverpool based charity that is devoted to helping children with life threatening illnesses.
Image from the JCB Mud Run - June 2016