Company News

Dunlop receives KTM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Dunlop receives KTM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Dunlop has received motorcycle manufacturer KTM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award. The Austrian manufacturer rated Dunlop as an A+ supplier for the perfect supply of motorcycle tyres in 2016. Dunlop states that KTM is currently the fastest growing motorcycle manufacturer in the world.

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UK News

Mahle asks ‘How cool is your workshop?’

Mahle asks ‘How cool is your workshop?’

Mahle Aftermarket has launched a competition to find the ‘Top 3 coolest workshops on the planet’, with the chance for the winning garages to walk away with a brand new ACX 150 service unit.

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Product News

Metzeler Roadtec 01 named MCN Tyre of the Year again

Metzeler Roadtec 01 named MCN Tyre of the Year again

Motorcycle News has selected its ‘Tyre of the Year’, and again it is the Metzeler Roadtec 01. The back-to-back victory for the sport touring tyre, comments Metzeler, confirms the “excellent qualities” that the Roadtec 01 possesses.

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International News

Ronal Group launches new website

Ronal Group launches new website

Ronal Group has launched a new website in eight languages at www.ronalgroup.com. Following its major relaunch, it now comes in a modern design and satisfies increased user needs and expectations in terms of its usability.

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Career Tracks

YTC promotes Briggs to marketing & product management VP

YTC promotes Briggs to marketing & product management VP

Andrew Briggs has been promoted to the newly created position of vice-president of marketing & product management at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC). Briggs, who will report to Jeff Barna, YTC’s chief operating officer, replaces Fred Koplin, senior director of marketing and motorsports, following the latter’s retirement.

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Motorsport News

Heroes never run out of energy: Mutlu launches Justice League marketing campaign

Heroes never run out of energy: Mutlu launches Justice League marketing campaign

Turkish battery manufacturer Mutlu Battery has called upon the services of an unlikely team to promote its range. Thanks to a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, the DC Justice League Super Heroes have been tasked with representing Mutlu as part of a new marketing campaign.

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Retreading News

B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

B&J Rocket says it always has an eye on the legal requirements that exist in different countries regarding workplace health and safety. In order to better meet these regulations, the company has changed its buffing blade packaging unit and decreased the weight of its packaging boxes by 10 kilogrammes. Boxes containing 30 sets (formerly 50 sets/25 kg) now weigh only 15 kilogrammes and are thus much better suited to the actual load limits applied to the lifting and carrying of occasional loads.

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Comment

Kumho takeover implosion isn’t the end of market consolidation attempts

No I am not talking about the unqualifiable rumours that Doublestar made an offer of up to 250 million euros for Zenises. Rather, that in the first week of September we learnt that Doublestar’s proposed acquisition of Kumho was collapsing before the firm’s eyes after the Qingdao-Chinese tyre manufacturer asked for a double-digit discount. And it is also worth considering what all this means for the wider tyre manufacturing sector.

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Other Recent News Articles

Mahle introduces air-conditioning compressors range

Mahle introduces air-conditioning compressors range

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle Aftermarket has launched a range of air-conditioning compressors under the Mahle Original brand, covering all top applications in the UK aftermarket.

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RoadConnect – Michelin aim to ease truckers’ lives with new app

RoadConnect – Michelin aim to ease truckers’ lives with new app

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin now offers truck drivers a new app that aims to “help them optimise their mobility and make their daily lives easier.” After a year of development in consultation with truck drivers, the tyre maker began providing new digital services via the Michelin RoadConnect application on 11 September. The app, says Michelin, is built around four main features.

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GRI presents ‘widest’ solid industrial tyre

GRI presents ‘widest’ solid industrial tyre

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Sri Lankan off-road tyre maker Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has released what it says is “one of the widest” solid industrial tyres in the industry. The Globestar WT is available in sizes ranging from 4.00-4 to 12.00-20.

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