Tag: Europe

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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UK management team to lead Michelin solutions in northern Europe

UK management team to lead Michelin solutions in northern Europe

Friday 20th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin solutions UK commercial director Paul Davey and sales manager Richard Dale have expanded their roles to include functional support to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, in addition to their existing responsibilities within the UK and Ireland.

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Bartec Auto ID targets greater European prominence with aftermarket product range

Bartec Auto ID targets greater European prominence with aftermarket product range

Monday 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Bartec Auto ID is currently an example of a company and brand more famous outside its domestic market than within it, though a recent behind-the-scenes event at the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and automotive diagnostic equipment manufacturer’s headquarters near Barnsley, South Yorkshire showed how managing director Colin Webb and his team plan to raise the profile of this British manufacturing success story. In the TPMS sector, growing globally with the support of legislation, Bartec claims a market share of more than 80 per cent of car plant installations in Europe and North America, achieved since its first installation for Renault in 1998, and a similar proportion of aftermarket TPMS tools coverage, with 95,000 TPMS devices in North America – including 96 of the 100 largest tyre retail chains – and 28,000 in Europe. The company supplies OEM tools to marques such as Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen, while manufacturing tools for aftermarket brands like Snap On (TPMS2), Mac Tools (TPR), Schrader (Exp’Air and Activ’air), and Bosch (TPA200).

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European car registrations rebound in November

Thursday 22nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

In November 2016 EU passenger car registration rebounded following the slowdown observed in October. New registrations for the month totalled 1,148,618 units (up 5.8 per cent), according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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Has European Trailer demand peaked?

Thursday 1st December 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest figures suggest that in 2016 we had the third highest level of new trailer registrations ever, surpassed only by the figures for 2007 and 2008. However, there is also “a distinct weakening of the market in the second half of the year” according to CLEAR analysts who suggest the market is now forecasting a weaker fourth quarter than was predicted earlier in 2016. Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are all less buoyant markets than they were assumed to be six months ago.

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