Bridgestone UK’s tyre division is embarking on a golf sponsorship that it says is “quite unique to the UK tyre industry.” The sponsorship includes a European Tour event partnership, the resurrection of a high-profile English tournament and a nationwide amateur competition that reaches up to 1,900 golf clubs.
The UK consumer-to-consumer reviews website for tyres, tyrereviews.co.uk published its first video tyre test at the beginning of 2016. Asking the question of whether there is a true all-season tyre, the test takes representative premium summer (Michelin Primacy 3), all-season (Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-2), and winter (Continental WinterContact TS850) tyres, and adds the Michelin CrossClimate. […]
Speedline Truck has launched a completely new online image at speedline-truck.com. According to the company, the firm has done its homework and the new website combines “everything the discerning Internet user could possibly want”. This includes “a high degree of brand recognition thanks to the fresh new look; user-friendly, intuitive navigation and a clear arrangement of the entire line of wheels and accessories”. There is also a quick access option and simple wheel selection by way of detailed filter functions.
Pirelli claims ‘Grand Slam’ honours at the Bathurst 12 Hour production and GT car race in Australia: pole position, fastest race lap, and race victory.
Bandag has added 3 new sizes to its range of retreads for city bus and coach applications. The Bandag U-AP 001 city bus retread is now available in size 245/70R19.5 and the Bandag BDR-C coach retread, in sizes 245/70R19.5 and 295/80R22.5. As a result of the range extension, the Bandag urban and coach line-up now covers most common premium casing sizes on the market.
According to German motoring association Auto Club Europa (ACE), the priority for many drivers when buying tyres is to find a product that is both good and affordable. Therefore, together with its Austrian partner association it has published a test of ten price-competitive tyres. The tested products are size 195/65 R15 summer tyres for compact […]
In a statement released today, Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd reports that Tadanobu Nagumo, currently CEO and chairman of the company’s board, will relinquish the role of CEO in the first half of this year. This change was decided at the company’s board meeting today and will be formally approved following Yokohama Rubber’s general meeting of shareholders on 30 March 2016. No successor for the position of CEO has been named. Nagumo will continue to serve as chairman and board representative member.
New year, new trends It seems a bit pessimistic to start 2016 with a reference to recession. Nevertheless, when Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik suggested the UK tyre industry is in the grip of recession-based consumer behaviour at the end of 2015 she highlighted an important point. The market is encountering different purchasing […]