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

John McNaught launches JCM UK, focusing on recruitment and management services

Following his retirement from Bridgestone, ex-Northern European region managing director, John McNaught has founded JCM UK – a new venture focusing on recruitment and management services in the tyre and related industries. According to McNaught, after decades of working 60 – 80-hour weeks, he is simultaneously looking to take the opportunity to cut-back, but also […]

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International News

Tyre cord firm Kiswire continues US plant expansion

Kiswire, Inc. is continuing the expansion of its South Carolina, USA tyre cored factory with the investment of $30 million, a figure which is to expected to create 45 new jobs. Once the expansion is completed, Kiswire, Inc. will employ approximately 200 at its two Newberry, South Carolina facilities. The latest move represents the second […]

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Motorsport

Cooper prepared for World RX finale in Argentina

Cooper prepared for World RX finale in Argentina

The twelfth and final round of the will take place in San Luis, Argentina this weekend, with the event deciding the first ever World Rallycross Teams’ Champion on Cooper tyres. The event features a three-way fight for the 2014 trophy between Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot-Hansen. The entry list features 17 […]

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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

SuperPro releases rear suspension parts for Isuzu pick-ups

SuperPro releases rear suspension parts for Isuzu pick-ups

Australian chassis specialist SuperPro has launched two new rear suspension products on Isuzu Rodeo and D-max Pick-up trucks. Developed and tested in Australia, where both commercial vehicles enjoy popularity. SuperPro has developed a combined bush, shackle and pivot pin kit to help extend the life and improve the performance of rear leaf springs fitted to […]

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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

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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