Dromore man Andy graduates

Dromore fitter Andy Cummins has graduated from Michelin’s new in-house academy.

His graduation comes after a year spent studying tyre technology and the business, a spokesperson said, of delivering a top tyre-fitting service.

Employed by A-One Tyres, Dromore, 29-year-old Andy is one of nine technicians to successfully complete the course.

It included online study, time spent in specialist workshops at the Michelin centre in Stoke-on Trent, a visit to observe tyres being manufactured at the Michelin factory in Dundee and tyre test days at Silverstone race track.

“I had no idea how technical the process of making tyres was before I saw it for myself or that more than 200 materials are used in each tyre” Andy said.

The Dromore man qualified to take the course thanks to A-One Tyres being amongst a small group of Irish and United Kingdom tyre retailers recognised as a Michelin Certified Centre.