TTS Founder Bob Collins Passes Away

Bob Collins

Truck Tyre Specialists, the Weston super Mare-based retreader has announced that Bob Collins, one of the company’s founders, passed away on Sunday 6 June, aged 79, after a battle with cancer.

UK Retreader Mourns Founder

Collins founded TTS in 1974 with his business partner Phil Binning and was a well-known, respected and knowledgeable tyre professional even after his retirement. He had great pride, not only in TTS, but in the retreading industry in general and was a strong advocate of the UK retreading sector for many years. He retired some year ago but was a regular visitor to the company’s offices during his retirement.

Bob leaves a wife, Helen and children Dan and Lizzie to whom we send our sincere condolences.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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