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Technotrac facility helps Hankook reduce costs, increase efficiency of winter testing

Technotrac facility helps Hankook reduce costs, increase efficiency of winter testing

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook opened its Technotrac winter tyre testing facility in Ivalo, Finland early in 2017. With facilities ready for both commercial vehicle testing and future expansion, the facility will help the manufacturer push forward its winter and all-season ranges for the European and global markets. Tyres & Accessories spoke to vice president Klaus Krause, head of the Europe Technical Center about its European Technotrac winter testing facility and the segment in general.

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Pirelli all-season fitments extend winter mobility, alongside UHP specialists

Pirelli all-season fitments extend winter mobility, alongside UHP specialists

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging tyre growth in all-season tyres in the UK, Pirelli continues to recommend the use of winter tyres for its target performance car market, especially in extreme conditions. The manufacturer states that this position is reflected in its winter range, which includes both specialist and all-rounder products for the relevant segments.

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Vredestein Quatrac 5 all-season tyre shows ‘lasting quality’

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Having presented its first all-season tyre 20 years ago, the Vredestein brand has more experience than most manufacturer in supplying this segment. Its portfolio includes a comprehensive range of car as well as light commercial vehicles, and as a result of this experience, Apollo Vredestein states that its technologically-advanced solutions are particularly well suited to the UK climate.

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Kumho tyres OE on latest VW Polo

Kumho tyres OE on latest VW Polo

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The original fitment of Kumho tyres on Volkswagen Polo models in Europe continues into the car’s sixth generation. The New Polo will be available from the Volkswagen plant in Pamplona, Spain fitted with the Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 as standard equipment. Kumho is supplying the KH27 to Volkswagen in size 185/65 R15 88H.

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Commercial vehicle exports rise in first half of 2017

Commercial vehicle exports rise in first half of 2017

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Exports of British-built vans, trucks and buses rose 11.6 per cent in the first six months of 2017, with almost all headed to the EU, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Nearly two-thirds (63.5 per cent) of commercial vehicles (CVs) built in Britain were exported, with 27,818 of the 43,782 total produced headed to more than 45 countries around the world.

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UK motorists in love with driving, says survey

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A large number (46 per cent) of middle aged drivers admitted to using their cars for ‘me time’ to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. New consumer research from LeasePlan UK, one of the world’s largest vehicle management groups, shows Brits still have a love for driving and the freedom it gives them. The happiest of all drivers, still coming off the hype of passing their test, are the youngest motorists (26 per cent) compared to just 15 per cent of 45 to 54 year olds.

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Most new cars autonomous within 10 years – Tesla’s Elon Musk

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Tesla founder Elon Musk believes almost all new cars will be autonomous within a decade. Speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association, he said, “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous.”

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UTH exhibiting fine-mesh straining equipment at RubberTech China 2017

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Fulda, Germany-based UTH GmbH is set to exhibit its extended range of products, covering both roll-ex fine-mesh straining systems and roll-ex gear pump technology at RubberTech China 2017. RubberTech China is set to run from 20 to 22 September New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai.

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Alcoa appoints Felix Sellmann as marketing manager

Alcoa appoints Felix Sellmann as marketing manager

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Arconic has appointed Felix Sellmann as marketing manager for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, effective August 4. Felix Sellmann will replace Orsolya Ujvary for a period of two years.

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Dunlop supply to Harley-Davidson exceeds 10 million tyres

Dunlop supply to Harley-Davidson exceeds 10 million tyres

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 10 million original equipment Dunlop tyres have now been shipped to Harley-Davidson for factory-fitment on its bikes. The entry of the supply count into eight-digit territory is the latest milestone on a journey that began more than three decades ago.

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New compound gives Cooper Discoverer S/TMAXX POR extra off-road strength

New compound gives Cooper Discoverer S/TMAXX POR extra off-road strength

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has launched the all-new Discoverer S/TMAXX POR (Professional Off Road), a tyre it says was designed for 4x4 driving in extreme conditions. The Discoverer S/TMAXX POR improves upon the Discoverer S/TMAXX with the addition of a cut and chip-resistant tread compound.

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All Arconic Wheels exceed DAF requirements in 2016

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Arconic has announced that its Alcoa forged aluminium wheels have received a quality achievement award from PACCAR for meeting or exceeding stringent 10 parts per million (PPM) quality performance requirements. Arconic achieved 0 PPM in 2016 for deliveries to DAF, a subsidiary of PACCAR, reflecting excellence in every step of the manufacturing process, forging to finishing to packaging.

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Martins Industries extends customer service hours 

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Martins Industries has opted to extend customer service hours in order to “better meet the need of our customers”. From 7 August this service is available Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm EST and Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm EST.

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Giti prepares for winter with GitiWinterW1

Giti prepares for winter with GitiWinterW1

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

While Giti Tire presented the first six patterns for its Giti brand truck and bus tyre range at this year’s CV Show and intends for these products to replace the GT Radial commercial range in Europe, the company has yet to announce when it will launch its flagship brand into the UK consumer tyre market. Germany remains the only European market to have received the Giti car and SUV tyre range to-date, and this means we won’t be seeing the newest winter product, the GitiWinterW1, over here – at least for the time being.

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IDEA honour for Kumho’s ‘BON’ tyre concept

IDEA honour for Kumho’s ‘BON’ tyre concept

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

As Kumho Tyre UK comments, winning international design awards has “become something of a habit” for the South Korean tyre manufacturer. For the second consecutive year, it is guaranteed a prize in the automotive and transport category of America’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

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