Tag: Europe

Anti-dumping – EC to investigate Chinese tyre imports to Europe

Anti-dumping – EC to investigate Chinese tyre imports to Europe

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has issued notice that it will initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People's Republic of China. The Commission is taking this course of action as a result of a complaint received on 30 June by the “coalition against unfair tyres imports,” a group representing the interests of manufacturers who account for more than 45 per cent of all new and retreaded truck and bus tyre production in the European Union.

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Fewer car tyres sold in June, OE truck tyre sales higher

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Demand for car and light commercial vehicle tyres in Europe declined year-on-year in June. In its monthly market update, Michelin reports that demand for both original equipment and replacement market tyres was two per cent lower compared with June 2016. The tyre maker comments that this weakening demand was driven by sell-in price increases against a backdrop of slowing sales momentum. For the year to 30 June, demand in the original equipment market was up one per cent year-on-year, while demand in the replacement segment is two per cent higher.

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ETRMA: Tyre sales down in Q2 2016

ETRMA: Tyre sales down in Q2 2016

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) reports a sluggish second quarter of 2017. According to the association, members’ sales “slowed down significantly” during the three months to 30 June compared with the first quarter of the year, and were also below sales achieved in the second quarter of 2016. Performance in all segments was negative, however this trend was particularly strong in the consumer segment.

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Hankook’s new European HQ

Hankook’s new European HQ

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook has relocated its European headquarters and German office. The companies have moved into a new office building nearby its previous Neu-Isenburg site effective 26 June. The move was driven by the need for more space for expansion. Other motivations include the lack of high-speed data transmission technology at the old location.

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Vipal launches new European website

Vipal launches new European website

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Vipal Europe is aiming to strengthen and spread its reach in the European tyre retreading market, with product tips and a full catalogue of certified tread designs specifically designed for the European market.

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Motorists leasing their vehicle could fall foul of law driving overseas – LeasePlan

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

According to a recent survey, over 15 per cent of Britons who take their cars abroad have admitted to driving on the wrong side of the road and only 1 in 5 bother to learn foreign laws in advance of getting behind the wheel. Alongside brushing up on the rules and regulations of driving overseas, motorists are now required to display a Crit’ Air sticker on their windscreen when driving through the French capital. Without it, drivers could face fines of up to £117.

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BKT supporting Monster Jam Europe tour

BKT supporting Monster Jam Europe tour

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Monster Jam is coming to Europe, albeit not our part of Europe. Over the coming week, the Monster Jam Europe tour will bring monstrous four-wheeled antics to Spain and France. Off-road tyre specialist BKT is sponsoring the show for the fourth consecutive year, and returns as exclusive Monster Jam tyre manufacturer.

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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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Bridgestone raising car, van, SUV tyre prices

Tuesday 6th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Prices for Bridgestone car, van and SUV tyre ranges will increase by an average of three per cent in European markets as of 1 July 2017. Bridgestone Europe states that it has adjusted prices in response to “significant raw material cost increases” in the last 12 months.

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Linglong considering European factory

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Shandong province, China-based Linglong Tires is considering a European factory. In the wake of media reports, Tyres & Accessories spoke with company representatives and learnt that a number of locations in both Eastern and Western Europe are being considered.

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Price rise for Nexen tyres in Europe

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire has announced that prices for its tyres will increase in all European markets as of 1 June. The Korean manufacturer’s range of passenger car tyres – summer and all-season – will rise linearly by four per cent.

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Alliance coming to Europe as Yokohama’s second car tyre brand

Alliance coming to Europe as Yokohama’s second car tyre brand

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

According to one Japanese publication, Yokohama Rubber will launch a second car tyre line in Europe this year under the Alliance brand name. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that the Alliance-branded passenger car tyres will be manufactured in Japan and that European retailers – it names the UK, France, Germany and Spain as four target markets – may have stocks of the tyres by May 2017.

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Nexen raises prices up to 9%

Friday 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Korean tyre manufacturer Nexen has announced that it will raise prices by up to 9 per cent across its different product segments and dimensions.

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Fulda launches Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to optimise payload capacities

Fulda launches Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to optimise payload capacities

Monday 20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Fulda has launched the Ecotonn 2 HL high load trailer tyre to meet the demands of truck operators to increase payloads. Nearly 80 per cent of European countries now permit maximum permitted vehicle weights in excess of 40 tonnes, and operators naturally want to optimise the capacity of their vehicles. The Goodyear Dunlop brand has therefore introduced the new 385/65R22.5, allowing 10-tonne axle weights so that trailers can carry greater payloads.

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Pirelli raises prices in Europe, North America

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is raising its prices “up to 9 per cent” in all European and North American markets for car, light truck and moto tyres of all product ranges (summer, all-season, winter) and across all group brands.

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