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Nokian launches Nordman 7 SUV for ‘varying winter weather’

Nokian launches Nordman 7 SUV for ‘varying winter weather’

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of January Nokian Tyres renewed its Nordman product family with the introduction of the Nordman 7, including an SUV variant. The Nokian Nordman 7 SUV studded tyres utilise a unique stud technology that offers safe and comfortable winter driving. The carefully tried and tested technological solutions ensure that new Nokian Nordman tyres are a reliable choice for the varying Northern conditions in terms of safety as well as overall economy.

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ETRMA tyre sales up 2-3 per cent

ETRMA tyre sales up 2-3 per cent

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

On 23 January the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association published its members’ sales for the year 2016 and the last quarter of 2016. Consumer tyres were up 2 per cent in 2016 - despite minor fluctuations during the third quarter and with a strong performance in the last quarter (+4%). OE consumer tyres sales followed the performance of new car registrations, albeit it more slowly, rising 3 per cent.

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Stapleton’s asks: what price safety?

Stapleton’s asks: what price safety?

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Commenting the quality of car tyres available on the market in general, Stapleton’s representatives quoted a motoring journalist by way of response: “The only point of contact between your car and the road, your tyres, can save your life or end it, whether you’re an average Joe or the star of a Hollywood action franchise.’ Ryan McElroy, Carkeys.co.uk, September 2016.

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Kumho’s innovation honoured

Kumho’s innovation honoured

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year Kumho products were honoured with the world’s top three design accolades – the Red Dot Award (Germany), iF International Forum Design (Germany), and International Design Excellence Awards (United States). Add further laurels from Good Design (Japan), Good Design (Korea) and Green Good Design (United States), and it was a bumper 12 months.

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A growing presence: Davanti at Autosport 2017

A growing presence: Davanti at Autosport 2017

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Merseyside based, high performance tyre specialist Davanti returned to this year's Autosport International/Performance Car Show in January to capitalise on a very successful year in 2016. Established just over 18 months ago this new brand has grown quickly. Following success in the UK, the firm has added staff in Europe to expand sales on the continent.

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Landsail ‘drifts’ forward in UK market

Landsail ‘drifts’ forward in UK market

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Having exhibited at last year's Autosport/Performance Car Show in Birmingham, Landsail once again promoted their ever-growing range of patterns for the PCR and high performance sector with a distinctive motorsport theme.

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Yokohama’s OE and award-winning tyres

Yokohama’s OE and award-winning tyres

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Selected as original equipment by many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, Yokohama offers a comprehensive and growing range of award-winning premium car tyres.

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On the up? Pricing trends in the UK car tyre aftermarket

On the up? Pricing trends in the UK car tyre aftermarket

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

With raw material prices reaching the sky-rocket part of their lifecycle, as well as realisation by some Chinese tyremakers that unrealistically low prices can’t go on forever, all in the presence of the now ubiquitous post-Brexit vote uncertainty, many industry observers have suggested that tyre prices – including those for passenger car applications – are likely to rise during 2017. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Encircle Marketing’s resident industry analysts David Myers and Jason Cunningham in order to find out more.

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Grouptyre holds national sales conference

Grouptyre holds national sales conference

Friday 27th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Grouptyre held its annual National Sales Conference in mid-January at the Holiday Inn just off the M6 in Birmingham. Hosted by Paul Hollows, Grouptyre’s commercial director, the meeting gave the organisation the opportunity to present its 2017 plans to its sales teams, who had converged on Birmingham from all corners of the UK. The Conference was opened by Grouptyre chairman Gary Oliver, who in his opening address touched on the constant challenges which we all face not only in the industry, but the wider world.

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ZC Rubber opens first overseas Autospace store

ZC Rubber opens first overseas Autospace store

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Autospace, ZC Rubber’s retail chain, opened its first branch in Thailand on 18 January 2017. The new branch is also the firm’s first overseas flagship store.

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Vredestein eyeing UK fleet market

Vredestein eyeing UK fleet market

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 0 Comments

With a product portfolio covering high-performance car tyres, comprising summer, winter and all-season options, as well as a comprehensive range of brand new tyres for light commercial vehicles, tyre manufacturer Apollo-Vredestein is now aiming to enter the UK fleet market. T&A understands that the company is spearheading the project with its Vredestein brand, but Apollo branded tyres will also be involved.

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Westlake Motorsport Europe

Westlake Motorsport Europe

Tuesday 24th January 2017 | 0 Comments

During the course of January’s Autosport Show in Birmingham, Tyres & Accessories met up with the directors of relative newcomer Westlake Motorsport Europe. While Westlake branded car and truck tyres are distributed by Zenises across many European markets, the Chinese manufacturer behind the brand (Hangzhou Zhongce a.k.a ZC Rubber) has chosen to distribute its motorsport tyres separately to that.

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Sailun raising prices in North America

Monday 23rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailun is increasing prices of its commercial truck, passenger and light truck tyres by between 5 and 8 per cent in North America. The increase went into effect 1 January 2017.

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Giti Tire extends UK exclusive distribution agreement with Micheldever

Giti Tire extends UK exclusive distribution agreement with Micheldever

Monday 23rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire and Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) have signed a renewed three-year exclusive distribution agreement, extending the wholesaler’s UK supply rights for GT Radial and Runway in the passenger car, 4x4 and light truck tyre segments. The relationship between the companies began in 2010, and under the terms of the deal MTS will continue to develop the GT Radial Performance Centres (GTPCs) whilst simultaneously promoting Runway across its larger independent network.

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Micheldever management comment on Sumitomo sale

Micheldever management comment on Sumitomo sale

Tuesday 17th January 2017 | 0 Comments

On 5 January, Micheldever announced that it was being purchased by Sumitomo Rubber Industries of Japan (the company behind Falken, one of Micheldever’s key exclusive brands). While it was no surprise that the business had been sold, the idea that Sumitomo would be the successful bidder was not widely foreseen. With Micheldever having grown into a leading position in the UK wholesale sector with a multi-brand, independent retailer-focused strategy, the acquisition raises many questions for the business’s staff, suppliers and customers. With this in mind, a week after Sumitomo’s purchase Tyres & Accessories met with Micheldever managing director, Duncan Wilkes; wholesale director, Alan Baldwin; and wholesale marketing manager Rory Carlin to find out more about the background to the deal.

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