Tag: Europe

Kenda buys Starco

Kenda buys Starco

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Taiwan-based tyre manufacturer Kenda has purchased Starco Europe. Announced on 2 October, the move is described by Kenda as “a good cultural, organizational and strategic fit” for which both companies see “significant long-term opportunities”. Kenda has been a Starco supplier since 1982. Over the last 12 months a series of meetings determined a clear willingness from both Kenda and Starco to take the partnership to another level. Starco does not plan any organizational changes or redundancies related to the acquisition.

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Maxxis European conference previews new UHP tyre

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis is currently holding its European distributor conference in Marbella, Spain. Scheduled to take place between 11 and 14 September, the conference welcomes some of the continent’s leading names in tyre distribution, with over 14 EU countries represented, along with delegates from both China and Taiwan.

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Goodyear appoints new EMEA president

Goodyear appoints new EMEA president

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Chris Delaney as president of Goodyear’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit. He has been president of the company’s Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015.

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ZC Rubber establishes European company

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has opened a European subsidiary – Zhongce Europe GmbH (ZC Europe). According to the leading Chinese manufacturer, the new subsidiary focuses on the expansion of the European market especially in the OE sector and “improving market shares by exploring the market with local mentality and by providing more services”. It is the fourth branch of ZC Rubber on the global market after Thailand, Brazil and America.

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Tyres in Stock launches new webshop

Tyres in Stock launches new webshop

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyres in Stock's online shop has details of more than 30 million tyres. The firm reports that it has always done its best “to make the process as quick and simple as possible”. However, recently Tyres in Stock rebuilt its online presence to accommodate the growth that the firm is expecting.450 suppliers already offer their products through Tyres in Stock, which is active in over 15 European countries. The new software allows the business to pursue what it perceives to be growing international possibilities.

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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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