UK News

SMMT: UK truck manufacturing improving

UK truck and bus manufacturing sector could be on the up, with the industry showing signs of improvement, according to the latest detail published by automotive industry association SMMT. Indeed the latest data suggest that October saw the smallest monthly fall since June 2013.

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International News

Toyo Tire returns to Essen Motorshow

Toyo Tire returns to Essen Motorshow

Toyo Tire Europe GmbH president Tatsuo Mitsuhata has confirmed that Toyo Tire Deutschland GmbH will exhibit at the Essen Motorshow which runs from 28 November to 7 December. The company returns to the motorshow after an seven-year absence in order to introduce key new products which will become available in the German market in 2015. […]

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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

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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