OBO Tyres has acquired the exclusive distribution rights for the OTR brand MTP Tyres in the Benelux region. The brand offers new tyres for a wide range of applications, including articulated dump trucks, graders, loaders, cranes, and dump trucks. OBO states that the distribution rights fills a gap in its portfolio of products for its extended home market.
India's Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association reports that imports of truck and bus radials into the country increased 57 per cent year-on-year to 280,000 units in April and May 2016. The 150,000 tyres imported in May alone accounted for almost 40 per cent of India's replacement market demand, according to association figures.
England's out of Euro 2016 and soon to be out of the European Union as well, but at least it has the British Grand Prix to look forward to. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place on 24 to 26 June, will now be held between 8 and 10 July. Pirelli has released an infographic showing each driver’s tyre choices for the round at Silverstone.
Vacu-Lug has reported a strong response to the launch of its two new Logistik tyres. The new 315/80R22.5 Logistik LD01 drive and 385/65R22.5 Logistik Supersingle LT01 trailer tyres were shown alongside a selection of Duramold tyres, including the new 315/70R22.5 T100 drive at the recent CV Show at Birmingham’s NEC.
Several news sources have shared news of Daimler’s filing of a patent to optimise tyre temperature, and thus grip, through the use of a high pressure water system. The patent was reportedly filed with the Intellectual Property Office in the UK and pertains to a system that is triggered by temperature sensors in a tyre.
Tarja Kaipio has been appointed Nokian Tyres’ vice-president of human resources and a member of the company’s management team. She begins in her new position on 8 August and, reporting to president and chief executive officer Ari Lehtoranta, will be responsible for human resources functions at Nokian Tyres.
Sometimes tyre people are creatures of habit. They like what they know and they know what they like. So when change comes it can feel disorientating. But change is also the engine of progress. And standing still is virtually synonymous with going backwards.