Company News

Romanian authorities approve Michelin-Ihle takeover in Romania

The Romania’s Competition Council has approved the takeover of Reifen Ihle’s Romanian operation – Ihle Anvelope by Michelin. The transaction forms of the previously reported earlier deal in which Michelin took over the German operation (Reifen Ihle Baden Baden) and its international operations. According a Romania Insider report dated 25 November, which carried details of […]

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UK News

Andrew Page experienced ‘double digit growth’ in 2014

Leading autoparts and workshop equipment distributor, Andrew Page, is reporting a strong close to 2014 with high hopes continuing into 2015. “In the past six months we have seen double digit growth in group sales which is remarkable,” said Simon Mullin, sales & marketing director of Andrew Page, adding: “We achieved record sales for Garage […]

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International News

Nokian reports Chinese tyre test victory

Nokian reports Chinese tyre test victory

The Chinese-market edition of auto motor und sport magazine has voted the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 the winner of its latest winter tyre test. According to Nokian Tyres, the publication called the Hakkapeliitta R2 the “king of winter tyres” in the test that appeared in its 10/2014 issue. The Nokian tyre was one of seven brands (others included Continental, Michelin, Dunlop and Goodyear) tested. Auto motor und sport described the Nokian tyre as offering “excellent grip, good track follow ability, easy to get grip when accelerating and no loss of grip when climbing hill straightly (sic).” The overall evaluation of the Hakkapeliitta R2 is that “it makes everything simple”.

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Motorsport

Toyo R88R makes global debut in Essen

Toyo Tire Europe GmbH is giving the new Proxes R888R track tyre its’ world debut at the Essen Motorshow in Germany, which opened today. The tyre, available during 2015, succeeds the Proxes R888. According to the company, the R888 has been used to win many championships, most recently the 2014 Toyota Sprint Series in the […]

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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

GK Kelly lauds Semperit truck tyre performance

After carrying aero engines and airfreight over 400,000 kilometres across Europe on a set of Semperit M470 truck tyres, County Kildare-based haulier, GK Kelly Transport Limited speaks highly about the value and during extreme winter conditions the tyres offer. With a fleet of 11 trucks, owner, Gary Kelly, completed the 400,000 kilometre himself in just […]

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Career Tracks

Paolo Ferrari appointed Pirelli Latam CEO

Paolo Ferrari appointed Pirelli Latam CEO

Chairman and CEO of Pirelli’s NAFTA region, Paolo Ferrari will move on to the position of CEO, Pirelli Latin America region effective 1 January 2015. In the last three years, the NAFTA team led by Ferrari have scaled up Pirelli’s presence in North America across all areas of the business including the expansion of the […]

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Legislation

Analysts predict Chinese tyre anti-dumping duties of 25 – 35%

Following the news that the US Department of Commerce (DoC) had set the preliminary countervailing duty for Chinese consumer tyres, market analysts have begun estimating what they think the outcome of final determinations will be when they are announced on 6 April 2015. Preliminary details of anti-dumping duties are expected in January 2015. Writing in […]

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