Company News

Titan International announces price increase

Prices for Titan agricultural, industrial and construction tyres made and sold in North America will rise by around five per cent as of 1 September. Titan International says the exact amount prices will increase depends on product segment.

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UK News

Scottish AlloyGator distributor  appointed

Scottish AlloyGator distributor  appointed

SGDetailing in Livingston has been appointed as the sole AlloyGator distributor in Scotland with the aim to build a close personal working relationship with Scottish fitters. As a result of the announcement, all existing Scottish trade accounts will now be able to order AlloyGator’s wheel protection system directly through AlloyGator Scotland. Stevie Galloway, owner of SGDetailing and AlloyGator Scotland, said: “I’ve been an approved AlloyGator trainer and fitter for two years so I see first-hand the benefits to motorists of having AlloyGators fitted to their vehicles.

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Product News

Goodyear SealTech tyres approved for the VW Arteon

Goodyear SealTech tyres approved for the VW Arteon

A further original equipment homologation for the VW Arteon has been announced. Size 225/55R17 97W and 245/45R18 96W versions of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 featuring the company’s extended mobility SealTech technology have been approved for OE fitment on the new five-door fastback.

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International News

Tyre production ends in Goodyear’s Philippsburg plant

In May, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany stated it would cease production at its Philippsburg car and light commercial vehicle tyre factory by the end of July. The end came a fortnight before this self-imposed deadline. The last regular shift within the plant went to work last Friday – employee union BCE comments that production ended earlier than planned due to “a labour shortage.”

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Career Tracks

New CEO for Pirelli Deutschland

New CEO for Pirelli Deutschland

Pirelli has named Michael Wendt the head of its sales and production business in Germany. He takes over the position of chief executive officer at Pirelli Deutschland GmbH today, succeeding Frank J. Delesen. The tyre maker reports that Delesen has left the company due to personal reasons.

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Motorsport News

Nürburgring 6h: All-Michelin podium in LM GTE Pro

Nürburgring 6h: All-Michelin podium in LM GTE Pro

Dunlop is by no means the only tyre maker present in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and following the weekend’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring race in Germany, Michelin reports that its partners were able to “benefit fully from the performance potential of their tyres” thanks to low track temperatures of between 19°C and 26°C.

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Retreading News

Marangoni signs Finland Ringtread partnership with Lujakumi Oy

Marangoni signs Finland Ringtread partnership with Lujakumi Oy

The Marangoni Ringtread system is entering “new territory” with the signing of Finnish retreader and Point S member Lujakumi Oy has signed up as a Marangoni partner. Based in Pori on the country’s west coast, Lujakumi Oy has been in the retreading business for more than 60 years, and look forward to the new partnership agreement.

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Comment

The ethics of tread depth

At the end of last year, during the Paris Motor Show, Michelin reaffirmed its position on tread depth. The leading French tyre manufacturer believes a tyre should perform well throughout its whole life. And seeing as the European legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm, this means all the way down to this particular tread depth. Taken in isolation, this is a strong argument that basically no-one would contradict. So why did we immediately receive strong feedback from companies and associations? What are the counter arguments? And what are the implications of adopting such a stance?

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Other Recent News Articles

Two new Chicago Pneumatic wrenches for heavy vehicle tyre changing

Two new Chicago Pneumatic wrenches for heavy vehicle tyre changing

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Chicago Pneumatic has launched two new lightweight and powerful impact wrenches for heavy vehicle tyre changing applications. Built on the heritage of successful previous models, the CP7783 and CP7783-6 1-inch lightweight impact wrenches are said to provide higher torque than similar tools of an equivalent durability and are equally suitable for workshop or roadside assistance tasks.

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Servicesure initiatives help spread cost of maintenance and repairs

Servicesure initiatives help spread cost of maintenance and repairs

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Servicesure Autocentres are offering two financial solutions to help centres increase business. First there’s a new ‘Savings Plan’ that enables motorists to set aside regular amounts to put towards the cost of car maintenance at a later date, so there’s money ready for any unforeseen motoring bills.

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Attitudes towards car ownership changing, says Goodyear

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The number of teenagers who are not learning to drive has fallen by nearly 30 per cent in a decade – a record number, revealed by DVSA data. The cost of university, rising price of car insurance and changes in mobility, particularly car sharing, are all deciding factors in this decline. Kate Rock at Goodyear Tyres has reacted to the findings, explaining the generational change in people’s attitudes towards driving and the impact this will have on automotive innovation.

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