Company News

Apollo establishes Singapore base, redesignates Sarkar as chief business officer

Apollo establishes Singapore base, redesignates Sarkar as chief business officer

Asia is an enticing part of the world for many tyre makers, including Apollo Tyres, which has stated its desire to make inroads there. A small but significant step it has taken into the region is the relocation of incumbent president and chief financial officer Sunam Sarkar to Singapore. Sarkar’s arrival will likely be followed by the establishment of an office in the city state, and – although Apollo hasn’t yet made any official announcement to this effect – he seems the logical choice to oversee the operation set up there. A secondary function of Apollo’s new presence in Singapore will be to aid its sourcing of raw materials in Asia; the subject of rubber is a high profile one for tyre makers in India, and despite the higher duty affixed to natural rubber compared to finished tyres, manufacturers rely heavily on imports of this raw material.

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UK News

Falken says Euroall AS200 a ‘sensible’ UK alternative to ‘pricey’ winter tyres

Falken says Euroall AS200 a ‘sensible’ UK alternative to ‘pricey’ winter tyres

Sumitomo global brand Falken is recommending its Euroall AS200 all-season tyre to UK drivers reticent to invest in specialist winter products. While the manufacturer noted the widely accepted safety benefits full winter tyres can offer UK drivers, a recent Falken survey of 2,674 people suggested that motorists are reluctant to commit to the perceived high […]

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International News

Michelin Tweel factory opens

Michelin Tweel factory opens

Michelin’s Tweel factory has opened in Piedmont, South Carolina, USA, manufacturing airless tyres for commercial applications. From Piedmont, Michelin will boost output of its X Tweel SSL skid-steer tyres and begin production of the new X Tweel Turf as original equipment for John Deere’s Ztrak 900 Series line-up of zero-turn commercial mowers. The 135,000sqft facility is Michelin’s 10th in the state, and 16th in the US. The company said it would invest about $50 million in the new plant.

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Motorsport

Bridgestone offers motocross testing day for X30, X40 tyres

Bridgestone offers motocross testing day for X30, X40 tyres

Bridgestone has announced a free day of testing for motocross riders to try out the brand’s latest X30 and X40 motocross tyres. Open to riders of all abilities, Bridgestone teases that a “legend of the sport” will also attend the event at Apex Motocross in Worcester on 19 February (10am to 3pm). The manufacturer says […]

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Retreading News

TIA sponsoring 2015 Global Retread Symposium

The US Tire Industry Association (TIA) is to host a Global Retread Symposium on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, from 3pm – 5pm during the Global Tire Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Our goal is to gather retread associations from around the world to discuss issues that cross international boundaries and impact the industry […]

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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

Delticom appoints new Management Board member

Starting 1 January 2015, Thierry Delesalle will take over responsibility within Delticom’s Management Board for both the company’s consumer market passenger car tyres and complete wheel set business in Western European markets, and for marketing. In his role as a purchase manager and head of country management, Delesalle has been responsible for the daily operations of Delticom’s B2C E-Commerce passenger car tyre business in Western Europe since 2011. In his current position, he works closely together with the online tyre retailer’s marketing department and reports directly to the Management Board.

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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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