Company News

Tweel not being developed for cars – at the moment

Tweel not being developed for cars – at the moment

As reported yesterday, Michelin has officially opened its new Tweel factory in the US. The plant produces the airless tyre and wheel combination for off-road commercial applications, and at the inauguration the chairman and president of Michelin North America addressed recent speculation regarding the extension of Tweel technology to passenger cars.

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UK News

Falken says Euroall AS200 a ‘sensible’ UK alternative to ‘pricey’ winter tyres

Falken says Euroall AS200 a ‘sensible’ UK alternative to ‘pricey’ winter tyres

Sumitomo global brand Falken is recommending its Euroall AS200 all-season tyre to UK drivers reticent to invest in specialist winter products. While the manufacturer noted the widely accepted safety benefits full winter tyres can offer UK drivers, a recent Falken survey of 2,674 people suggested that motorists are reluctant to commit to the perceived high […]

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International News

Michelin Tweel factory opens

Michelin Tweel factory opens

Michelin’s Tweel factory has opened in Piedmont, South Carolina, USA, manufacturing airless tyres for commercial applications. From Piedmont, Michelin will boost output of its X Tweel SSL skid-steer tyres and begin production of the new X Tweel Turf as original equipment for John Deere’s Ztrak 900 Series line-up of zero-turn commercial mowers. The 135,000sqft facility is Michelin’s 10th in the state, and 16th in the US. The company said it would invest about $50 million in the new plant.

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Motorsport

Bridgestone offers motocross testing day for X30, X40 tyres

Bridgestone offers motocross testing day for X30, X40 tyres

Bridgestone has announced a free day of testing for motocross riders to try out the brand’s latest X30 and X40 motocross tyres. Open to riders of all abilities, Bridgestone teases that a “legend of the sport” will also attend the event at Apex Motocross in Worcester on 19 February (10am to 3pm). The manufacturer says […]

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Retreading News

TIA sponsoring 2015 Global Retread Symposium

The US Tire Industry Association (TIA) is to host a Global Retread Symposium on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, from 3pm – 5pm during the Global Tire Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Our goal is to gather retread associations from around the world to discuss issues that cross international boundaries and impact the industry […]

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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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