Company News

First Pirelli-Rosneft tyre centre opens in Moscow

First Pirelli-Rosneft tyre centre opens in Moscow

Rosneft, Pirelli and the Koleso retail chain have opened the first of many Pirelli tyre centres that are planned for Rosneft service stations in Russia’s capital, Moscow. The Pirelli centre at Mira Avenue 94 has been established under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Rosneft head Igor Sechin and Pirelli & C. S.p.A. chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera on 24 May 2014 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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UK News

Michelin tyres win first 18-inch victory in single seater Formula E series

Michelin is claiming motor racing history after securing the first victory for an 18-inch tyre in an FIA single-seater championship during the latest round of the Formula E championship, the Malaysia cauldron. Michelin FIA Formula E programme manager Serge GRISIN explained: “We spent much of the morning keeping an eye on the sky because there […]

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International News

Ford approves Nizhnekamskshina as OE tyre supplier in Russia

Deliveries of Kama tyres for original equipment fitment on Russian-made Ford vehicles are set to begin now that JSC Nizhnekamskshina has received final approval from the Ford Sollers joint venture operation. Nizhnekamskshina began working towards homologation when the joint venture between Ford and Sollers was first established in October 2011.

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Motorsport

Yokohama-equipped car wins Super GT GT300 championship

Yokohama-equipped car wins Super GT GT300 championship

A Yokohama Advan-equipped has won the GT300 class of the Super GT 2014 series. This year’s victory returns the championship trophy to a Yokohama tyre‒equipped car after a one year hiatus following four straight victorious seasons from 2009.

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Retreading News

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top, purportedly the world’s leading manufacturer of tyre repair systems, has launched a new repair patch line billed as an “environmentally friendly, reliable and a trend-setting” alternative. The M-RCF 400, which was previewed at the Reifen show in Essen earlier in 2014, is designed to offer both ecological and economic advantages for the […]

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Product News

Sentury produces first Landsail aircraft tyres

Sentury produces first Landsail aircraft tyres

Sentury Tire has produced the first Landsail-branded aircraft tyres. The new tyre can be fitted on Boeing 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 models that have a maximum take-off speed of 362km/h. Sentury told Tyrepress at Brityrex 2014 that it would produce 10,000 aircraft tyres each year. The manufacturer passed the necessary civil aviation standards for this […]

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Career Tracks

Insa Turbo appoints new commercial director

Insa Turbo appoints new commercial director

Spain-based retreader Insa Turbo has named Salvador Pérez Lucena its commercial director. In his new position, Pérez Lucena will be involved with the Insa Turbo brand and other Grupo Soledad companies, including retreader and rubber compound manufacturer MCE Mezclas Caucho and rubber automotive components manufacturer Cauchos Verdú. Insa Turbo says the appointment was made “in order to revitalise the company and achieve new goals of positioning and expansion in the sector, both nationally and internationally.”

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Legislation

EU removes ‘discriminatory’ aftermarket phrase from roadworthiness legislation

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has claimed victory after an obligation to check non-OEM replacement parts was removed from the latest EU legislation on the roadworthiness testing of vehicles (Directive 2014/45/EU), which entered into force in May 2014. A technical expert committee is currently discussing and drafting the implementing measures that will define the […]

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