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World première: Braided carbon wheels

World première: Braided carbon wheels

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Porsche has become the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to produce lightweight wheels with braided carbon fibre. They will be available as an option for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

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ECP stocking complete Auto Finesse car care range

ECP stocking complete Auto Finesse car care range

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Leading UK car and light commercial vehicle parts supplier, Euro Car Parts, reports it now stocks the full Auto Finesse car care range. Products from the Auto Finesse line-up available from ECP include the Aqua Coat long-lasting protection; Crystal glass cleaner; and the award-winning, hand-made Illusion show wax.

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IAA debut for Bridgestone’s ‘European’ Turanza T005

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone shares that it will present its “brand-new, designed and produced in Europe” Turanza T005 touring tyre at next month’s IAA Cars show in Frankfurt, Germany. Announcing the new tyre’s upcoming premiere, Bridgestone says that the Turanza T005 “has been designed to meet European drivers’ need to feel in full control in challenging, daily driving situations, particularly rainy days.”

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Kama NF 202 a Tatarstan ‘best product’

Monday 21st August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Kama 385/65R 22.5 NF 202, a solid-steel cord truck tyre manufactured by the Nizhnekamsk SSC Tire Factory, is a winner in the ‘Industrial and Technology Products’ of the ‘Best goods and services of the Republic of Tatarstan’ competition. Parent company Tatneft writes that the tyre was chosen from 449 applications submitted by 207 manufacturers.

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European launch for two Pirelli all-season tyres

European launch for two Pirelli all-season tyres

Monday 21st August 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new all-season tyres from Pirelli aim to meet growing demand from European consumers for products that perform better in all weather conditions, in particular in the wet and in snow.

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Nokian introducing 2nd generation of terminal tyres

Nokian introducing 2nd generation of terminal tyres

Monday 21st August 2017 | 0 Comments

This autumn will see the market launch of Nokian Tyres’ second generation of HTS terminal tyres. The Finnish manufacturer says the new Nokian HTS G2 has been designed to be “even more rugged, efficient and safe,” and it reports that tests “confirm that Nokian has succeeded in all these areas.”

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Hella Hengst range grows with 16 NTR part numbers

Hella Hengst range grows with 16 NTR part numbers

Friday 18th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the successful introduction of the Hella Hengst brand earlier this year and its subsequent increasing share of the UK filtration market, Hella has announced that the company will be adding 16 new-to-range (NTR) part numbers during August. The additions major on the fuel and air ranges with six additions in each category, as well as three cabin filters, two of which are carbon activated, reflecting the move toward these high-performance elements among vehicle manufacturers. There is also an additional oil filter.

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Bridgestone truck tyre sales continue to grow despite tough market conditions

Bridgestone truck tyre sales continue to grow despite tough market conditions

Friday 18th August 2017 | 0 Comments

By all accounts the UK commercial vehicle tyre market remains a tough environment. low cost oversupply has been rife for years. In addition, a number of heavyweight players are using premium products and smart integrated service offers to compete for the largest truck and bus fleets. With this competitive context in mind, Tyres & Accessories spoke with Bridgestone North Europe region commercial sales director Greg Ward and found out more about how the company continues to grow.

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Arconic launches new Alcoa surface treatment in Europe

Arconic launches new Alcoa surface treatment in Europe

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Arconic’s Alcoa Wheels product portfolio is expanding to include forged aluminium wheels with a combined Dura-Bright/Dura-Flange surface treatment.

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Cooper becomes the official tyre of Kahn Design

Cooper becomes the official tyre of Kahn Design

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Automotive fashion house Kahn Design has designated the Cooper brand its first ‘Official Tyre’. Cooper will be the tyre of choice for Kahn’s Range Rover and Jeep model offerings, with Kahn outfitting vehicles with the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro POR, Discoverer S/TMaxx POR and Discoverer A/T3 Sport. In addition, select vehicles from Kahn subsidiary Chelsea Truck Company will also be fitted with Cooper Discoverer A/T3 Sport tyres.

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‘Shared’ tyre test gives ContiRoadAttack 3 a second win

‘Shared’ tyre test gives ContiRoadAttack 3 a second win

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Magazine titles belonging to the same publishing group streamline costs by sharing tyre testing resources, and as a result often draw similar conclusions. This was the case for the motorcycle tyre tests published by German magazines Motorrad and PS. Both Motorrad’s May 2017 evaluation of six touring tyre brands and the test of these products appearing in the September issue of PS magazine name the same brand as winner. Continental is therefore celebrating a “second test victory in just three months” for its ContiRoadAttack 3.

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Re-premiumisation of the UK truck tyre market?

Re-premiumisation of the UK truck tyre market?

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

During the last year or so everyone selling truck tyres had to face the reality that raw material costs had been increasing. The specific impact that this reality had and is having on the truck fleet business varies from company to company because it depends on terms, conditions and when contract deadlines fall. However, in general there are indications that the market is moving away from short term purchase price-only thinking as long-term value becomes a more critical criteria. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Marc Preedy, commercial director Goodyear UK and Ireland, in order to find out more.

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Continental, Kordsa to make tyre production greener

Continental, Kordsa to make tyre production greener

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A collaboration between Continental’s Tire division and Kordsa, the Sabanci Group’s textile reinforcing materials business, is expected to result in a new, sustainable system of bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds. Specifically, the two companies are working on a technology that replaces resorcinol and formaldehyde with more environmentally friendly chemicals. Continental reports that to-date the joint work has delivered “very promising” results, adding that the technology will be available to others under a free licensing concept.

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Omsk carbon black production to start in 2018

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Omsk Carbon, the Russian carbon black manufacturer, has announced that its new carbon black site will begin production in the second quarter of 2018 – a roughly 18-month delay compared to the original plan.

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Johnson Controls Batteries joins IAAF

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Jeremy Tollman, Johnson Controls business development manager, said: “We are very pleased to have joined IAAF and recognise the important role that the association plays in supporting the key elements of the UK automotive aftermarket. We are now very much looking forward to working together with IAAF and utilising the benefits available such as taking advantage of networking possibilities with fellow members and organisations.”

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