Company News

Nokian Tyres publishes 2014 CSI report

The latest GRI G4 compliant Corporate Sustainability Report from Nokian Tyres is now available. This report, says the tyre maker, describes Nokian Tyres’ activities from the perspective of environmental, social and economic responsibility as part of an international value chain.

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UK News

Harvey Mansfield – 1932 – 2015

Tyres & Accessories recently learnt of the passing of Harvey Mansfield after four years of illness and many years in the tyre industry. Rising from a Belfast tyre warehouse to Avon Tyres Ltd’s boardroom during his long career, he was widely known and well-liked.

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International News

Belshina factory idled due to apparent Asian import competition

The Belshina tyre plant is scheduled to re-start production today (1 April 2015) after production ceased on 26 March, according to the Belarusian Independent Trade Union various (BITU), in a move that is seen as indicative of wider economic concerns and is blamed on low-cost Asian tyre imports. Artur Mikhalap, BITU chairman, commented: “The plant stopped completely, reason unknown to me, but the thinking is the same as in most enterprises - no market. Warehouses are filled up. According to my information the plant stopped only for five days, until April 1.

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Motorsport

Evergreen-backed Zelos returns to Ginetta Junior grid

Evergreen-backed Zelos returns to Ginetta Junior grid

Evergreen has renewed its relationship with young racing driver Dan Zelos after a successful 2014. The brand will support the promising Norfolk teenager during another season of the ITV4-televised Ginetta Junior Championship – one of the leading support series’ to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) – as it begins at Brands Hatch on Easter weekend (4-5 April).

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Retreading News

Tuning in to RFID – ‘Chipping’ retreaded tyres saves time & adds value, says Roline

Tuning in to RFID – ‘Chipping’ retreaded tyres saves time & adds value, says Roline

Innovative practices aren’t only found amongst the big players in the retreading industry. One small Dutch firm has invested in a better way of keeping tabs on the tyres it retreads, and aims to extend this to the fleets it works with. In February, Tyres & Accessories spoke with Hans Jörg from Lopik-based retreader Roline, and learnt how a technology of interest to top level motorsport is being used in retreaded bus and truck tyres.

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Product News

Yokohama to exhibit airborne lavatory products at Aircraft Interiors Expo

Yokohama to exhibit airborne lavatory products at Aircraft Interiors Expo

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., is to exhibit its line-up of aircraft lavatory products, including its retrofit module for use when upgrading current on-board facilities, at Hamburg Messe in Germany as Part of Aircraft Interiors Expo, which runs between 14 and 16 April. Yokohama Rubber manufactures and sells a wide range of aircraft components, including water […]

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Career Tracks

ChemChina chairman against Pirelli job cuts, pro Italian re-listing

ChemChina’s chairman, Ren Jianxin, has publically reiterated his and his company’s commitment to completing its proposed takeover of Pirelli. Speaking to the Financial Times, Ren quoted a Chinese proverb and explained: “…It means that one must do everything in one’s power to facilitate a marriage. We are hoping that all the pieces can come together for our wonderful marriage with Pirelli.”

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Legislation

Government grant to buy electric bikes

Consumers will be able to receive a Government grant of up to £1,500 off the sale price of electric motorcycles and scooters, in a bid to encourage the purchase of zero emission two wheeler vehicles, the Government has announced.

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