Company News

Not Japanese and not us – Toyo files action against Japan Toyomoto Tire

Not Japanese and not us – Toyo files action against Japan Toyomoto Tire

For many companies, exhibiting at this year’s SEMA show led to contact with new customers and additional business. For at least one, it prompted legal action. On 4 November, Toyo Tire & Rubber and its US subsidiaries filed a trademark infringement action against Chinese company Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp. and its affiliates. This is the second year in a row that Toyo has undertaken such legal action against another SEMA exhibitor.

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UK News

‘Record numbers’ sign up to IAAF conference

‘Record numbers’ sign up to IAAF conference

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has unveiled its speaker line-up for its 2014 Annual Conference and hailed ‘record numbers’, with 100 aftermarket personnel already expected to attend. The conference ‘Change, challenge opportunity – gearing up for the future’ sponsored by Autoparts UK will address the major issues from both UK and Europe, highlight the key changes from both a technical and a market perspective and, consider what opportunities there are for the future.

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International News

Vipal rubber on European public sector fleets

Vipal reports that its rubber is supplying a number of public sector fleets in two European capitals – Istanbul, Turkey and Prague, Czech Republic. Vipal suggests that this success points to both confidence in the Brazilian manufactured products and the compatibility of retreading with sustainability policies.

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Motorsport

Cooper prepared for World RX finale in Argentina

Cooper prepared for World RX finale in Argentina

The twelfth and final round of the will take place in San Luis, Argentina this weekend, with the event deciding the first ever World Rallycross Teams’ Champion on Cooper tyres. The event features a three-way fight for the 2014 trophy between Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot-Hansen. The entry list features 17 […]

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Retreading News

Vacu-Lug using aircraft tyre technology in new tyre range

Vacu-Lug using aircraft tyre technology in new tyre range

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has launched the first in its new flagship range of commercial vehicle drive axle tyres, inspired by the latest production techniques and technologies used in aircraft and high-performance tyres. According to the company, the Vacu-Lug Logistik range is designed to offer operators the “very, very lowest costs per kilometre”. Grantham-based commercial tyre remoulding specialist Vacu-Lug has already launched its Logistik 295/80R22.5 drive tyre, in its new Logistik drive pattern. The 315/70R22.5 tyre is poised to launch early in the New Year.

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Product News

SuperPro releases rear suspension parts for Isuzu pick-ups

SuperPro releases rear suspension parts for Isuzu pick-ups

Australian chassis specialist SuperPro has launched two new rear suspension products on Isuzu Rodeo and D-max Pick-up trucks. Developed and tested in Australia, where both commercial vehicles enjoy popularity. SuperPro has developed a combined bush, shackle and pivot pin kit to help extend the life and improve the performance of rear leaf springs fitted to […]

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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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