Company News

Pirelli signs MoU for truck tyre factory expansion in Egypt

Plans to enlarge Pirelli’s truck tyre radial facility in Egypt are one step closer to realisation following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Pirelli Tyre S.p.A and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment. The freshly-autographed MoU explores the possible expansion of the Alexandria Tire Co. (Atco) plant, an operation that Pirelli holds more than 90 per cent control in. On the basis of the MoU, it is foreseen that Atco would invest around US$107 million to expand and technologically upgrade the plant. The investment is expected to take place over a 36 month period once the conditions (which have not been made public) for the launch of the expansion activities have been met. When completed, the expansion project will create up to 250 new direct jobs at Atco and increase truck tyre radial production by around 300,000 units per annum.

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UK News

Giti lauds GT Radial network’s ‘exceptional’ Tyre Safety Month support

Giti lauds GT Radial network’s ‘exceptional’ Tyre Safety Month support

Giti Tire has thanked the GT Radial Performance Centres (GTPCs) for their support of October’s TyreSafe Tyre Safety Month. The company said that many sites in the network of retailers had undertaken an “exceptional level of activities”. Exemplifying this were Westgate Tyres in Morecambe and Ackworth Autoserv in Pontefract, which both held ladies’ safety days, […]

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International News

Pierluigi Dinelli Pirelli NAFTA CEO

Pierluigi Dinelli Pirelli NAFTA CEO

Pirelli has appointed Pierluigi Dinelli as chairman and CEO of Pirelli’s NAFTA region as of January 2015. Dinelli joins the NAFTA team from Pirelli’s headquarters in Italy, where he has held the role of CEO for Pirelli Italia. He brings international experience to the position having held senior positions at Brembo as chief marketing officer and former marketing director at Pirelli’s NAFTA headquarters in Rome, Georgia.

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Motorsport

Access to motorsport ‘greats’ helping Maxxis develop competition range

Access to motorsport ‘greats’ helping Maxxis develop competition range

Maxxis managing director, Derek McMartin says that the company’s established motorsport partnerships give it a great platform for the development of its range of off-road and high performance tyres. “Being able to support some of the greatest motorsport drivers in Europe means that we are able to push our tyres to their limits, whilst continuing […]

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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

Tarox releases Big Brake Kit for Golf GTI 7 Performance Pack models

Tarox releases Big Brake Kit for Golf GTI 7 Performance Pack models

Italian braking expert Tarox has released details of its comprehensive new big brake kit for the new Golf GTI Mk7. The kit has been thoroughly tested by the firm’s own UK demonstrator, following initial rig and dyno testing at Tarox’s Italian factory and R&D centre. Custom-built and designed from the outset for the Golf GTI, […]

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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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