Company News

Avon showcasing full motorcycle tyre range at Intermot 2016

Avon showcasing full motorcycle tyre range at Intermot 2016

Avon Tyres will feature its new TrekRider, acclaimed TrailRider, StreetRunner for smaller cc commuter bikes, and its newly launched motorcycle tyre inner tubes at Cologne’s Intermot motorcycle show, from 5 to 9 October. More than 200,000 two-wheel enthusiasts from more than 100 countries will gather for five days, mixing with up to 1,000 manufacturers. Avon’s motorcycle team will be located on stand A036 in Hall 6, to answer questions on the latest and most popular additions to the brand’s two-wheel range.

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UK News

CAM expands Online Tyre Catalogue

The increasing growth in tyre sales through consumer-facing websites has led CAM to enhance its Online Tyre Catalogue (OTS), available from November, to support the ongoing opportunity for dealers to develop their online business.

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International News

Galgo partners Mexican state in green initiative

Galgo is partnering with the Mexican Hidalgo State Government, and other industries located along the Tula-Tepeji corridor, in the National Environmental Audit Program, an effort help reduce and reverse the damage and negative environmental impacts in that area. The Tula-Tepeji corridor has been recognized as an area experiencing a high level of negative environmental impact pollution and requires action from the local industries to help reverse this situation.

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Motorsport

Pirelli, Dunlop riders take victories in 70th edition of Motocross of Nations at Maggiora

Pirelli, Dunlop riders take victories in 70th edition of Motocross of Nations at Maggiora

The 1986 edition of the Motocross of Nations marked the beginning of the modern era of motocross, and 30 years later the MXoN was back on the historic ‘Mottaccio del Balmone’ track in Maggiora, attended by more than 40,000 fans on the hill at the foot of the small town in Piemonte. The national teams selected three riders each to compete for the prestigious ‘Chamberlain Trophy’. On a track characterized by a medium-hard soil, Pirelli’s riders fitted the Scorpion MX32 Mid Soft that, both front and rear, and the tyre manufacturer said it demonstrated their high level of performance.

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Retreading News

Apollo Vredestein veteran appointed commercial manager at Obo Tyres

Apollo Vredestein veteran appointed commercial manager at Obo Tyres

Netherlands retreader Obo Tyres has appointed Peter Schrijver as its new commercial manager. The company said his appointment would further stimulate the growth of the company. Schrijver starts in his new position at Obo Tyres BV on 1 October, 2016, having worked previously for Apollo Vredestein for 29 years.

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Product News

Brake Engineering expands product range

Brake Engineering expands product range

Brake Engineering has extended its product range by introducing six new brake calipers and one additional wheel cylinder. The braking specialist continues to launch new products each month covering an even wider vehicle parc as it remains committed to securing optimum customer satisfaction. The latest additions to its caliper range cover both left- and right-hand […]

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Career Tracks

Former Nokian boss appointed head of green tech firm

Former Nokian boss appointed head of green tech firm

Immediately following the announcement of his departure from Nokian, Ari Lehtoranta has been unveiled as the new president and CEO of Caverion Corporation, a supplier of energy-efficient technical solutions for buildings, industries and infrastructure on whose board he has sat since 2013 (as chairman since 2015). He will assume the new position on January 1, 2017.

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Comment

It’s goodbye from them and goodbye from us

Sometimes tyre people are creatures of habit. They like what they know and they know what they like. So when change comes it can feel disorientating. But change is also the engine of progress. And standing still is virtually synonymous with going backwards.

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