International News

Trelleborg introducing European industrial tyre dealer programme in North America

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has taken its European Interfit industrial tyre dealer support programme to North America, reports Tire Review. Officially launched on March 31, Interfit gives industrial tyre dealers the "opportunity to expand their business, generate more revenue and reach new customers," Trelleborg said.

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Motorsport

Hankook Ventus Race, Race Plus set for DTM 30th anniversary year

Hankook Ventus Race, Race Plus set for DTM 30th anniversary year

2014 marks touring car series DTM’s 30th anniversary, and exclusive tyre supplier Hankook will again equip teams with two models of Ventus racing tyre. The Korean manufacturer says that enhanced vehicles and new regulations promise great excitement, while new races in Hungary and China add new challenges for participants. Each car will use both tyres, with a single pit stop, meaning the softer Ventus Race Plus can only be used for a maximum of half the racing distance. Hankook has completed its winter testing programme for the series and is satisfied by the results.

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Retreading News

Kraiburg showing 50 years of history plus new designs in Essen

Kraiburg showing 50 years of history plus new designs in Essen

Kraiburg Austria reports that it will be both celebrating five decades of history as well as present its latest products when it appears at the 2014 Reifen exhibition in Essen, Germany. Situated in the company’s now familiar location in the Galeria, Kraiburg will be showing a new and slightly larger stand.

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Product News

Buoyant motorcycle sales in March

Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association reveal that sales were buoyant in March. “It is extremely positive to see that the motorcycle market was up by an impressive 18.2 per cent last month following February’s -3.6 per cent decline”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Career Tracks

Sailun appoints senior product marketing manager for Europe

Sailun appoints senior product marketing manager for Europe

Sailun Tyres has expanded its European team with the appointment of Michael Eckert as senior product marketing manager (Europe). Eckert has more than 18 years’ tyre industry experience that covers various roles at Michelin and, most recently, Hankook. These positions include a number of senior roles related to truck tyres, racing and motorsport teams and responsibility for original equipment.

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Legislation

Commercial vehicle wheels classed as ‘safety critical item’ in EU law

Commercial vehicle wheels classed as ‘safety critical item’ in EU law

Motor Wheel Service Distribution’s (MWSD) commercial vehicle wheel safety campaign has been successfully incorporated in the new European Union (EU) Roadworthiness Package, which will become law in May 2014. The new law, adopted by both the European Parliament and European Council, states: “compatibility between parts and components, such as between wheels and wheel hubs, should be treated as a critical safety item and should be checked during roadworthiness testing.”

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