Toyo Tire & Rubber has unveiled a new commemorative logo to mark the 70th anniversary of Toyo Tire & Rubber next year. A further, more tangible change will also take place in conjunction with the anniversary – the company is shifting to a new headquarters.
The winter has been fairly mild so far, but this is no reason for complacency when it comes to driving and your car’s tyres. TyreSafe reminds motorists that winter tyres can help them stay safe and mobile on the road, even if we don’t receive a white Christmas this year. The safety organisation recommends a separate set of winter tyres as the safest choice for British motorists, but says all-season tyres also provide an acceptable balance between summer and winter tyre performance.
To accommodate its growing presence in the North and Central American markets, BKT Tires Inc. recently opened a new premises dedicated to the OTR sector and has extended its team with two key appointments. The Balkrishna Industries company has also opened two new warehouses.
The retreading business belonging to insolvent German tyre company the Reifen Ihle Group now has a new owner. The sales contract was signed late last Friday, and follows the divestment of the firm’s 12 Point S tyre retail centres to regional retailer Reifen Müller at the end of October. R-I-G Technische Produkte GmbH has been acquired by Frankfurt am Main-based holding company Prolimity Capital Partners and will now be operated under a new entity, Rigdon GmbH.
The Nissan 350Z has two qualities that make it a favourite for petrol heads: it’s fast and it’s reliable. The only drawback to this is if something does go wrong it can be hard to find an aftermarket solution that doesn’t break the bank - or the car’s performance figures. Fortunately for fans of the sporty coupé, Klarius has developed a full exhaust system which is type approved to European standards and offers identical performance figures to that of the original equipment.
Former UK and Ireland director of consumer tyres for Goodyear Dunlop, Jürgen Titz, has been appointed head of consumer replacement for the tyre maker’s Germany, Austria and Switzerland, or DACH, region cluster. In his new role, he will coordinate all consumer tyre-related sales and marketing activities in the three German-speaking countries. Titz will also join the management of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany, which is led by George Rietbergen. Jürgen Titz succeeds his brother Frank Titz, who as general manager will lead Goodyear’s business in Russia.
Tire Industry Association has promised to fight a proposal by the US Rubber Manufacturers Association to reinstate a mandatory tyre registration programme, US journal Tire Review reports. During a panel on tyre registration and recalls at the Passenger Vehicle Tire Safety Symposium held by the National Transportation Safety Board, the RMA cited low registration rates of tyres sold by independent retailers as the reason behind the proposal. RMA reported that overall fewer than 20 per cent of all tyres are registered.