Company News

New US plant to meet growing demand for Continental truck and bus tyres

Continental has confirmed its intention to erect a new commercial vehicle tyre factory in the USA, and while no start of construction date has been announced the company says it expects to break ground in the next few months “in cadence with market demands.” The tyre maker anticipates that in the long-term an investment of approximately US$1.4 billion will go into the project.

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UK News

Macmillan benefits from Maxxis Babe Appeal

Macmillan benefits from Maxxis Babe Appeal

The Maxxis Babes, the tyremaker’s promotional team of models, attended the Autosport International show at the NEC in January and £2,275 was generated from sales of their calendars. The money went directly to the charity dedicated to help anyone affected by cancer.

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Retreading News

Recycling firm hails Vacu-Lug traceability

Recycling firm hails Vacu-Lug traceability

Mid UK Recycling Ltd, a leading independent waste management, recycling and resource recovery specialist reports 100 per cent traceability since switching to Vacu-Lug to provide a dedicated tyre management service. With a comprehensive range of resource recovery services, including waste management, skip hire and public authority recycling contracts, Mid UK Recycling Ltd operates a nationwide collection fleet of over 70 vehicles.

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Product News

Michelin tyres OE on Boeing 777 long-haul models

Michelin tyres OE on Boeing 777 long-haul models

Beginning in July 2016, Michelin will be the sole source tyre supplier for the main landing gear on the Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range), 777-200LR (Long Range) and the 777 Cargo final assembly line. This range of long-haul aircraft, which can transport 400 passengers on flights covering distances of up to 7370 nautical miles (13,650 kilometres), will be fitted with Michelin’s new-generation Near Zero Growth (NZG) technology radial tyre, the Air X.

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Career Tracks

Heuver appointment to facilitate Aeolus OEM business

Heuver appointment to facilitate Aeolus OEM business

Heuver Tyrewholesale sees good opportunities for Aeolus brand commercial vehicle and earthmover tyres with OEM customers in Germany, and to help further its Aeolus activities in the original equipment segment has hired Guido Becker as account manager. Becker will concentrate on looking after the wholesaler’s Aeolus customers from within the tyre trade, freeing up Helmut Haak, who joined Heuver Tyrewholesale as account manager for Southern Germany in 2012, to focus on Aeolus within the OEM segment.

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Conditions ripe for European trade barriers?

Conditions ripe for European trade barriers?

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 […]

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