Company News

Bridgestone expands UK golf sponsorship

Bridgestone expands UK golf sponsorship

Bridgestone UK’s tyre division is embarking on a golf sponsorship that it says is “quite unique to the UK tyre industry.” The sponsorship includes a European Tour event partnership, the resurrection of a high-profile English tournament and a nationwide amateur competition that reaches up to 1,900 golf clubs.

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UK News

Tyrereviews.co.uk completes video tyre test on Michelin CrossClimate: video

Tyrereviews.co.uk completes video tyre test on Michelin CrossClimate: video

The UK consumer-to-consumer reviews website for tyres, tyrereviews.co.uk published its first video tyre test at the beginning of 2016. Asking the question of whether there is a true all-season tyre, the test takes representative premium summer (Michelin Primacy 3), all-season (Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-2), and winter (Continental WinterContact TS850) tyres, and adds the Michelin CrossClimate. […]

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International News

New Speedline Truck website

New Speedline Truck website

Speedline Truck has launched a completely new online image at speedline-truck.com. According to the company, the firm has done its homework and the new website combines “everything the discerning Internet user could possibly want”. This includes “a high degree of brand recognition thanks to the fresh new look; user-friendly, intuitive navigation and a clear arrangement of the entire line of wheels and accessories”. There is also a quick access option and simple wheel selection by way of detailed filter functions.

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Retreading News

Bandag extends city bus and coach retread size range

Bandag extends city bus and coach retread size range

Bandag has added 3 new sizes to its range of retreads for city bus and coach applications. The Bandag U-AP 001 city bus retread is now available in size 245/70R19.5 and the Bandag BDR-C coach retread, in sizes 245/70R19.5 and 295/80R22.5. As a result of the range extension, the Bandag urban and coach line-up now covers most common premium casing sizes on the market.

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Product News

Ten price-competitive tyres put to the test

Ten price-competitive tyres put to the test

According to German motoring association Auto Club Europa (ACE), the priority for many drivers when buying tyres is to find a product that is both good and affordable. Therefore, together with its Austrian partner association it has published a test of ten price-competitive tyres. The tested products are size 195/65 R15 summer tyres for compact […]

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Career Tracks

Nagumo to step down as Yokohama Rubber CEO

Nagumo to step down as Yokohama Rubber CEO

In a statement released today, Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd reports that Tadanobu Nagumo, currently CEO and chairman of the company’s board, will relinquish the role of CEO in the first half of this year. This change was decided at the company’s board meeting today and will be formally approved following Yokohama Rubber’s general meeting of shareholders on 30 March 2016. No successor for the position of CEO has been named. Nagumo will continue to serve as chairman and board representative member.

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Comment

What to do about the EU?

What to do about the EU?

This morning we went to press we awoke to the news that David Cameron has almost negotiated an “emergency brake” deal. In other words, the British Prime Minister is working to control the number of migrants entering the country and the amount of benefits the state should have to pay them. Early indications suggest that Cameron will be able to pull the “emergency brake” for up to four years if the UK can prove Britain's social and welfare system is under “excessive strain” from immigration. However, all this obscures the wider political debate that is going on within British politics and the conservative party itself. And it belies the fact that parties of all colours are positioning themselves politically ahead of the UK referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.

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