Company News

Reifen 2016 opens

Reifen 2016 opens

Exhibition aims to end current format strongly, listing a ‘record’ 675 exhibitors participating The world-leading Reifen show has opened for the final time in its current format, with 675 exhibitors participating from 24 to 27 May. 43 countries are being represented within that number, with companies showcasing their latest products and innovations for the sector […]

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UK News

e-jobsheet talks to Bridgestone Europe’s Siebel

e-jobsheet talks to Bridgestone Europe’s Siebel

In what Cam International described as “a landmark moment for the commercial tyre service sector in Europe”, a fully digital jobsheet was completed between Bridgestone systems and the e-jobsheet digital tablet app – without a re-keying process required by office based administrators at either end.

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International News

Just 10% of Thai cars drive on wrong tyre pressures

Just 10% of Thai cars drive on wrong tyre pressures

Data from the recently concluded Safe Drive Campaign, conducted by Apollo Tyres in two locations in Thailand, revealed that less than 10 per cent vehicles being driven around in the country had incorrect inflation pressure. Of this 10 per cent, most were found driving with under-inflated tyres.

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Motorsport

Pirelli anticipates unpredictable BSB Brands Hatch weekend

Pirelli anticipates unpredictable BSB Brands Hatch weekend

Pirelli is looking forward to its visit to the shorter Indy configuration of the Brands Hatch circuit, as it supplies the rubber for the latest British Superbike Championship weekend. The circuit tests a rider’s prowess in qualifying, as one second can cover six rows of the grid, as Pirelli UK racing manager Jason Griffiths comments: "The Indy circuit at Brands Hatch never fails to produce close racing."

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Retreading News

Three new retread CV tyres from Vacu-Lug

Three new retread CV tyres from Vacu-Lug

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has introduced three new retread tyres for the heavier end of the commercial vehicle transport sector. A size 315/80R22.5 model has been added to its Logistik LD01 drive pattern, manufactured using the latest 12-segment, high pressure tyre press. The LD01 provides optimal performance and longevity to reduce operating costs with low rolling resistance and a competitive cost-per-kilometre.

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Product News

Apollo Tyres launches range for growing LCV segment

Apollo Tyres launches range for growing LCV segment

According to LMC figures, Europe’s light commercial vehicle market is growing 35 per cent faster than the passenger car market, and these vehicles now account for 11 per cent of the region’s vehicle parc. This growth is to a large extent being driven by a strong rise in parcel deliveries, and Apollo Tyres believes that the 21 million light commercial vehicle tyres currently sold in Europe annually will increase to 25 million tyres per year by the end of 2020.

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Career Tracks

Thomas Ballegaard – Starco’s new CCO

Thomas Ballegaard – Starco’s new CCO

In recent times, Starco has focused upon transforming its organisation from a national market set-up to a segment-based structure. Tyrepress.com talked to Starco CEO Richard Todd about this restructuring at Reifen 2016 and will cover it in detail at a later date (and in the July 2016 issue of Tyres & Accessories magazine), and also met Thomas Ballegaard, the man tasked with setting the structures of this new, segment-driven Starco.

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Comment

Tyres as a service?

Tyres as a service?

You’ve heard of software as a service (or SaaS). But tyres as a service? If you haven’t heard of SaaS, the chances are you have transacted with a business model based on SaaS’s subscription-centred thinking. The popularity of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify and Amazon music make this point. You pay your money and access to your favourite media is simply included. Now transpose this set-up into the world of tyres.

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