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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 chosen as original equipment by leading marques

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 chosen as original equipment by leading marques

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 has secured more than 54 approvals on 27 platforms across 10 original equipment manufacturers since its introduction less than two years ago. Audi, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart and Volkswagen have all approved the award-winning tyre.

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UK News

NTDA Golf Day results

NTDA Golf Day results

On Thursday 1 June, more than 50 players from NTDA member companies, and their guests, gathered at the Mere Golf and Country Club to participate in the Tyre Industry Golf Day, which provided them with an opportunity to both meet up with old friends and make new ones.

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Product News

First tyre test win for Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure

First tyre test win for Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure

Although a new arrival in the market, Goodyear’s latest off-road tyre has gained a first tyre test victory with its coronation as king of Drive Out magazine’s all-terrain tyre test. The South African publication’s June edition compared seven products, and concluded that the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure was “considerably better” than its predecessor (the Goodyear AT/SA) and a “worthy winner” thanks to its impressive performance both off and on the road.

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International News

The future’s bright for Poland’s electromobility market, says Frost & Sullivan

Poland’s electromobility market is ripe for growth. Favourable government initiatives such as the Electromobility Plan and Electromobility and Alternative Fuels Act are reshaping local mobility and igniting innovative clean technologies to achieve higher competitiveness and energy optimization. Growth will be augmented by consumer incentives and the simultaneous development of infrastructure, energy distribution, and product offerings. Players should look for opportunities in charging point infrastructure development, automotive supply chain transformation, and public transport modernisation to gain a competitive advantage.

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Motorsport News

Le Mans 24 Hours: Dunlop reviews ‘race of the century’

Le Mans 24 Hours: Dunlop reviews ‘race of the century’

Dunlop’s Le Mans 24 Hours 2017 is one to remember with records broken, overall race laps led, and overall podiums in addition to the more typical class wins and podiums, in a race with high temperatures testing cars and drivers. Track temperatures exceeded 50 degrees towards the end of Sunday’s race in France’s Sarthe region.

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Retreading News

RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

Not too long ago, Harvey Brodsky shared that he was cutting back his engagements with the Retread Tire Association for health reasons. The US-based association now reports that Brodsky’s cancer has advanced further, and it has launched a personal GoFundMe Campaign to help with the significant medical expenses involved.

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The ethics of tread depth

At the end of last year, during the Paris Motor Show, Michelin reaffirmed its position on tread depth. The leading French tyre manufacturer believes a tyre should perform well throughout its whole life. And seeing as the European legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm, this means all the way down to this particular tread depth. Taken in isolation, this is a strong argument that basically no-one would contradict. So why did we immediately receive strong feedback from companies and associations? What are the counter arguments? And what are the implications of adopting such a stance?

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Continental partners with MOL to supply sensor-equipped tyres as OE

Continental partners with MOL to supply sensor-equipped tyres as OE

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST) and the Belgian specialist for port tow tractors and trailer solutions MOL have announced their cooperation at the TOC fair in Amsterdam. The fair for port, shipping and terminal technology took place from 27 June through to 29 June in Amsterdam.

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Valeo digital tools supporting customer support strategy

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service UK has launched a number of digital initiatives to further support customers as part of its wider ‘We Care 4 You’ strategy, which is designed to cover all angles to ensure complete customer support is available.

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Trico renews beam blades agreement with Koenigsegg

Trico renews beam blades agreement with Koenigsegg

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Trico has renewed its agreement with Swedish high performance sport cars manufacturer Koenigsegg to supply original equipment beam blades for all their current models. The philosophy at Koenigsegg is one focused solely on performance.

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