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Firestone launches Roadhawk touring tyre in Barcelona

Thursday 6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s approach to marketing Firestone has seen the world’s largest tyre manufacturer’s second-line brand rise in prominence in European markets, while a rapidly overhauled product range has helped to solidify confidence in both quality and availability. The self-professed youthfulness of the marketing approach to Firestone has seen the brand featured in various live music venues around the continent, while the summer “Firestone Music Tour” of festivals has increased to sponsorship deals with nine premier events in key markets, including Download in the UK. The introduction of the latest tyre in the Firestone range, the Roadhawk for touring and family cars, was timed to coincide with the first festival of the tour, Primavera Sound 2017 in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum, and the company hosted dealers, automotive journalists, and a cadre of lifestyle writers and bloggers, demonstrating the sustained, relatively novel approach Bridgestone has brought to the brand since what might be termed its reinvigoration in 2014.

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Prinx Chengshan to launch “Prinx” brand in Europe by the end of 2017

Thursday 29th June 2017 | 0 Comments

New website launched at Autopromotec Established during the second quarter of 2016, Prinx Chengshan Europe was born following Chengshan’s move away from Cooper Tire in 2014. First came the establishment of Prinx Chengshan itself in December 2014. Then, roughly 18 months later, the company began appointing a number of staff in Puchov, Slovakia to run […]

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 chosen as original equipment by leading marques

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 has secured more than 54 approvals on 27 platforms across 10 original equipment manufacturers since its introduction less than two years ago. Audi, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart and Volkswagen have all approved the award-winning tyre.

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90 Kumho Solus HA31 sizes now available

90 Kumho Solus HA31 sizes now available

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Numerous new size options have been added to the Kumho Solus HA31 all-season tyre range, bringing the total number of available sizes up to 90. The Solus HA31 can now be obtained in 13 to 18-inch fitments, and Kumho says the recent additions to the range cover most of the popular SUVs in the UK market, as well as a wide spectrum of passenger cars.

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Lassa Tyres shows Driveways series in Bologna

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Lassa Tyres presented its recently developed Driveways series to Italian drivers at the Bologna Autopromotec Fair. Lassa Tyres are currently offered to end-users at 5,000 points of sales in 63 countries, according to the company.

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Continental PremiumContact 6 launched in Singapore

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

On 11 June, the PremiumContact 6 was launched into Singaporean shores. The PremiumContact 6 was launched in Europe in November 2016 and is designed to combines “comfort, precise steering response, maximum safety and good environmental properties”. To this end, the development engineers have come up with new compounds and a tyre design that borrows from Continental's high-tech SportContact 6 tyre. The outcome is a product that delivers up to 15 per cent improvements in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and comfort compared to its predecessor.

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Autoparts extends range of Orium tyres

Autoparts extends range of Orium tyres

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Autoparts UK has introduced two new passenger car tyres into its exclusive range of Orium tyres including Orium HP, a high performance tyre, and an ultra-high performance tyre, Orium UHP, with both tyres featuring a new tread pattern and wet grip rating.

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NTDA: accreditation scheme widening to include other tyre segments

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the launch of the Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme in 2011 more than 4000 commercial tyre technicians have registered with the NTDA been trained, assessed as competent and issued with a Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside across the UK and, more recently, the Republic of Ireland.

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Autopromotec 2017 breaks all records

Autopromotec 2017 breaks all records

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Autopromotec 2017 was clearly something of a record-breaker. Towards the end of the show which takes place in Bologna, Italy every two years, Tyres & Accessories interview Renzo Servadei, managing director of Promotec Spa, the company behind the exhibition to find out more about what the company has been doing and what it plans to do next.

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TyreClick reports best ever online sales month for independents

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

TyreClick, the website developed by Micheldever Tyre Services to help its independent customers compete for internet driven business has reported a record 29 per cent surge in sales volumes during May, making May the best recorded since the Tyreclick portal was launched.

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New ranges, patterns and sizes from Rotalla and Routeway at Autopromotec 2017

New ranges, patterns and sizes from Rotalla and Routeway at Autopromotec 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Enjoy Tyre returned once again to this years Autopromotec Show in Bologna, Italy celebrating 10 years of distribution of their Rotalla PCR private brand and five years with the firm’s Routeway PCR and TBR private brands. In line with all European and global exhibitions, Rotalla and Routeway's main priority was to showcase both brands and also to look towards further expanding Enjoy's existing European distribution partnerships. The main theme for development in 2017 is to introduce new developments and new sizes and patterns across their entire product portfolio.

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Triangle Tyre appoints new European team

Triangle Tyre appoints new European team

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Following Triangle Tyre’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2016 on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the company has raised capital to drive its business forward. As a result, the Weihai-Shandong based company has initiated a globalization process aimed at increasing its shares in the most strategic markets. This means the establishment of new European Headquarters in Milan, Italy and a newly appointed European team. Triangle Tyre has chosen Corrado Moglia to lead its European growth agenda, as general manager for Europe. Moglia is a tyre veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the industry with Bridgestone, Marangoni and Giti Tire in his career, with his latest position in Giti being managing director for Latin America and Europe.

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ZC Rubber, Bekaert sign strategic cooperation agreement

ZC Rubber, Bekaert sign strategic cooperation agreement

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Bekaert, the global top steel cord supplier. The new arrangement will focus on the development of steel cord on green tyre.

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You don’t always get what you pay for, says Mycarcheck

Thursday 1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mycarcheck.com has busted the myth that expensive used cars are more likely to have a clear history; new data suggests the opposite! New data from mycarcheck.com shows that, when it comes to the UK’s five most popular used car makes, a high price tag is no guarantee of a clear history. Of all the cars it checked last year, BMWs were 21 per cent more likely to have a warning against them than Fords, despite being, on average, around £10k more expensi

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Zeetex launches all new winter tyre range, including all-season fitment – videos

Zeetex launches all new winter tyre range, including all-season fitment – videos

Thursday 25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Zeetex has launched its next generation winter tyre range, introducing it first all season tyre for the European market. The brand introduced the tyre patterns: WP1000, WH1000, WH1000 SUV, WQ1000 and WV1000, covering a full winter range of PCR, UHP, SUV, 4x4, and van tyres, as well as the all season car tyre, the ZT4000 4S. The launch event was held on board a luxury cruise from Hamburg to Oslo.

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