Company News

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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UK News

Michelin tyres win first 18-inch victory in single seater Formula E series

Michelin is claiming motor racing history after securing the first victory for an 18-inch tyre in an FIA single-seater championship during the latest round of the Formula E championship, the Malaysia cauldron. Michelin FIA Formula E programme manager Serge GRISIN explained: “We spent much of the morning keeping an eye on the sky because there […]

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International News

Zafco launches winter tyres, shows four brands at SEMA

Zafco launches winter tyres, shows four brands at SEMA

Zafco exhibited a number of different ttre brands during November’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. These included the firm’s Zeetex private brand – including car, truck and bus, winter 4×4 and SUV fitments. In the UHP category, Accelera tyres were position to attract the attention of dealers and distributors. However, on the other hand, the […]

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Motorsport

Lewis Hamilton wins second F1 championship

Lewis Hamilton wins second F1 championship

Lewis Hamilton claimed the second drivers’ championship of his career after winning the title decider in Abu Dhabi, using a two-stop strategy. It was the first time Hamilton has won a championship on Pirelli tyres. The Mercedes driver started on the P Zero Red supersoft tyre from second on the grid, but took the lead […]

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Retreading News

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top, purportedly the world’s leading manufacturer of tyre repair systems, has launched a new repair patch line billed as an “environmentally friendly, reliable and a trend-setting” alternative. The M-RCF 400, which was previewed at the Reifen show in Essen earlier in 2014, is designed to offer both ecological and economic advantages for the […]

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Product News

Sentury produces first Landsail aircraft tyres

Sentury produces first Landsail aircraft tyres

Sentury Tire has produced the first Landsail-branded aircraft tyres. The new tyre can be fitted on Boeing 737-600, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900 models that have a maximum take-off speed of 362km/h. Sentury told Tyrepress at Brityrex 2014 that it would produce 10,000 aircraft tyres each year. The manufacturer passed the necessary civil aviation standards for this […]

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Career Tracks

Insa Turbo appoints new commercial director

Insa Turbo appoints new commercial director

Spain-based retreader Insa Turbo has named Salvador Pérez Lucena its commercial director. In his new position, Pérez Lucena will be involved with the Insa Turbo brand and other Grupo Soledad companies, including retreader and rubber compound manufacturer MCE Mezclas Caucho and rubber automotive components manufacturer Cauchos Verdú. Insa Turbo says the appointment was made “in order to revitalise the company and achieve new goals of positioning and expansion in the sector, both nationally and internationally.”

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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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