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Nokian presents concept tyre for agricultural diversification

Nokian presents concept tyre for agricultural diversification

Tuesday 21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

A concept displayed by Nokian Heavy Tyres at Agritechnica suggests what form tomorrow’s tractor tyre may take. With this tyre, known simply as the Concept Tyre, Nokian has aimed to address declining of specialisation amongst small scale-farmers and a growing tendency to diversify activities, such as farmers who earn a portion of their income through carrying out contracting services.

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Playing at home: Apollo Tyres sponsoring Chennaiyin FC

Playing at home: Apollo Tyres sponsoring Chennaiyin FC

Tuesday 21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Having cut its football sponsorship teeth on a deal with Manchester United in 2013 and then extending its activities in the UK and Europe, Apollo Tyres has now entered into its very first football sponsorship agreement in its home market. For the 2017-18 Hero Indian Super League season, Apollo Tyres has announced its association with Chennai-based club Chennaiyin FC, and will serve as principal sponsor.

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Andrea Migno heads Dunlop’s #ForeverForward 2017 table

Andrea Migno heads Dunlop’s #ForeverForward 2017 table

Tuesday 21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

The most prolific overtaker in FIM Moto2 and Moto3 this year is Andrea Migno. The winner of the Moto3 Italian Grand Prix in June has thus been crowned the 2017 Dunlop Forever Forward Champion after topping #ForeverForward league.

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Michelin boss: Most drivers don’t need winter tyres

Tuesday 21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Winter tyres have always been something of a non-issue with most British motorists, but for years our counterparts in Germany have diligently switched from summer to winter rubber every autumn and then back again in the spring. The head of Michelin considers this largely unnecessary.

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First large agri radial for Europe: Carlstar Group in talks with OEMs

First large agri radial for Europe: Carlstar Group in talks with OEMs

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to market share, 75 per cent is a very respectable figure indeed. This is, according to Hubert Plouchart, EMEA region director of sales at the Carlstar Group, the share the company’s Carlisle tyre brand holds in the US small tyre market. This isn’t the case here in Europe, however the Carlisle brand is well-known for its lawn and garden, ATV and UTV tyres. What it isn’t yet known for is its tractor tyres, and at Agritechnica the Carlstar Group set out to change that.

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Dmack ends best WRC season yet on a high

Dmack ends best WRC season yet on a high

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

This year has been the most successful FIA World Rally Champion season so far for Dmack, and it has rounded off 2017 with a best-ever performance on the final round at Kennards Hire Rally Australia – topping the timesheets on the eighth event this season. Elfyn Evans and Dan Barritt powered their M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC to a stage victory on the final day, securing their highest championship finish of fifth and becoming the third highest scorers of stage wins this season.

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Michelin sells its 40% Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior Tire shareholding

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has announced the sale of its 40 per cent equity in Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior Tire Co. Ltd. Specifically, as the tyre maker reported today, Huayi Group (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. will purchase 30 per cent of the equity in the business held by Compagnie Financière Michelin SCmA, and Double Coin Tire Group Co., Ltd. will purchase the remaining ten per cent of the equity, currently held by Michelin (China) Investment Co. Ltd.

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STARCO launches two new tyre & wheel solutions

STARCO launches two new tyre & wheel solutions

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Amongst the products shown by the 2,900 or so exhibitors at this year’s Agritechnica fair were two new tyre and wheel combinations from STARCO. Introducing the HT Pro solution for hay tedders and the HS Flotation for agricultural implements, the company’s segment director for Agricultural Implement, Frédéric Ivancich, commented that while wheels and tyres are often not considered when looking at ways to optimise the performance of an agricultural vehicle, machine or implement, STARCO and its customers “know their true potential.”

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Tracey Joubert joins Cooper Tire board

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company named Tracey I. Joubert as a director of the company on 16 November. Joubert is chief financial officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a leading global brewer with iconic global and national brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Carling and Staropramen as well as leading craft beers including Sharp’s Doom Bar, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Blue Moon.

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MRF Tyres’ net profits down 22 per cent

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF tyres has posted a 22 per cent decline in net profit to 300 crore rupees (£34.772 million) for the second quarter, which ended September 2017.

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New Kraiburg K704 pattern

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Austria has brought out a new design, the K704. According to the company, this pattern is a variant of the apparently “highly successful” K225, with closed shoulders and lower tread depth.

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Most UK miss vehicle checks in long journey planning

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New research shows that, while British motorists try to avoid the stresses that can be attributed to long drives by planning their journey ahead of time, most don’t do proper vehicle checks. The research of 1,000 British motorists finds that over a quarter (26%) of drivers prefer to map out the route and just under a fifth (18%) like to check they have the right insurance cover before setting off. And only 1% of motorists admitted they don’t plan at all.

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Two open competition titles for Dunlop in FIA WEC

Two open competition titles for Dunlop in FIA WEC

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

With the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the current FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season drew to a close. Reflecting on an “amazing season of racing,” Dunlop has congratulated Aston Martin Racing and Vaillante Rebellion for their class victories. Both raced on Dunlop tyres in open tyre classes; Aston Martin Racing won the FIA World Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Teams and Vaillante Rebellion won the FIA World Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Teams. Each of the teams began the event leading the standings and both claimed race victories in Bahrain to secure the crowns.

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Nexen Tire names new MD for DACH region

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Peter Gulow, former director of Bridgestone Europe’s Central Region car tyre business, is to be the next managing director for Nexen Tire Europe’s ‘DACH’ region. The tyre maker will most likely provide further detail regarding the appointment this week, however it is understood that Gulow will be responsible for sales and marketing within the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.

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Michelin Vision concept tyre a Time ’25 Best’ invention

Michelin Vision concept tyre a Time ’25 Best’ invention

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

US-based publication Time has chosen the Vision concept tyre from Michelin as one of its ’25 Best inventions of 2017’. In addition to admiring the tyre’s airless structure and use of recycled materials, Time considered the Vision’s “most impressive feature” to be its 3D printed treads, which can be swapped to accommodate varied road conditions without changing the tyre itself. The Vision “certainly makes a compelling case” for how future tyre technology may look, the publication opined.

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