The wait, says Zafco, is over – the Dubai-based importer-exporter has launched a fresh corporate website that aims to be a “one-stop information platform for the visitors.” Describing the new zafco.com site, the company says “the tantalising user-interface compels users to navigate freely through every section and get the latest updates and happenings” and the “combination of graphical and textual content keeps the visitors’ interest above par, while divulging heaps of information including the history, milestones, CSR activities, etc."
National Express has signed up Michelin solutions to provide a five-year comprehensive tyre management system for its UK fleet of almost 2,000 vehicles. This next chapter in National Express’ relationship with the tyre maker involves its adoption of the ‘Effitires by Michelin’ solutions programme; Michelin says Effitires proved itself “ideal for the public transport group’s diverse operations.”
The North American Tire & Retread Expo will add a tyre recycling section – “Tire Recycling World” – on a permanent basis from the 2016 edition of the show. The next show will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on 19-21 April, 2016 in New Orleans. Related posts: North American Tire & […]
With its many corners, the 3.931km Moscow Raceway is one of the slower tracks on the DTM calendar. The fastest passage is the almost 900 metre home straight, where race cars reach a top speed of just on 250km/h. On the counter-clockwise track, Hankook’s race tyres come under a heavy load on the cars’ right side, but this has no impact on the performance of the tyre. “The team engineers correct this, for instance, by making different adjustments to the air pressure on the left and right sides depending on the load. The highest tyre wear occurs on the right front, but our Ventus Race withstood this impressively over the last years,” explains Hankook’s DTM race engineer Thomas Baltes.
With large numbers of low-cost truck tyres, the development of retreading – not to mention legislative pressures and technological advances – hot topics in the truck tyre sector, Tyres & Accessories interviewed Continental Tyres’ sales and marketing director, Commercial, Arthur Gregg in order to get the well-known German tyre manufacturer’s inside perspective.
Leading alloy and steel wheel distributor Wheelwright has evolved its programme with a comprehensive range of TPMS products, falling in line with the ever changing landscape of wheel and tyre legislation. Wheelwright’s alloy and steel wheels are “TPMS-fit”, accepting the OEM and aftermarket TPMS sensor valves, and now the firm has added an all-encompassing range of TPMS solutions. The company states that the range is aimed at helping retailers to offer a set of winter (or second) wheels and tyres without affecting the functionality of the tyre pressure monitoring system on the vehicle.
In mid-August Renato Palaoro, vice-president of product and process development at Alligator Ventilfabrik, took on the additional role of leading the company’s global sales and marketing. In addition to offering a full range of tyre valves, since 2009 the firm has also globally distributed tyre pressure monitoring systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
While ChemChina’s deal with Camfin to take over Pirelli officially got under way this month, not everyone connected to the economy in the People’s Republic was looking so positive. The stock market has been in freefall and industrial production looks to have taken a big hit. The Chinese state’s answer? To devalue the national currency (the yuan renminbi or RMB) three times in a week and make already cheap Chinese exports even cheaper.