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Four ATS Euromaster centres join new BFGoodrich off-road network

Four ATS Euromaster centres join new BFGoodrich off-road network

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Four ATS Euromaster branches from across the UK are among the first to join BFGoodrich’s new Off-Road Centre programme. The ATS Euromaster centres – in Perth and Forfar, Scotland; Abergavenny, Wales; and Tavistock, England – have been selected to become BFGoodrich specialists based on their locations in popular off-road parts of the country to offer all-terrain tyres and services. The four ATS Euromaster centres are joined by independent North Yorkshire retailer, and NTDA Tyre Centre of the Year 2017, Ian Brown Tyres in the new Off-Road Centre initiative. BFGoodrich states that it carefully selected tyre retailers recognised by enthusiastic off-roaders as leaders in the field to become ambassadors for the company.

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Aeolus hosts more than 200 in Italy for launch of Neo commercial tyre series

Aeolus hosts more than 200 in Italy for launch of Neo commercial tyre series

Tuesday 14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Aeolus has launched its third generation of truck and bus radial tyres in a large dealer event on the shores – and water – of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. Readers of Tyres & Accessories will know that this location is highly appropriate for the Chinese company; the introduction of the new, extensive product range comes at a moment when the ChemChina produced brand is preparing for its future positioning as a second-line sister range to Pirelli in the commercial segment. While the exact relationship of Pirelli and Aeolus continues to be fluidly complex, the Italian brand’s recent separation of its commercial tyre operations under the Prometeon Tyre Group banner give a good indication of where Aeolus commercial tyres are heading.

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We’re all mad here – Pirelli unveils Alice-themed Cal

We’re all mad here – Pirelli unveils Alice-themed Cal

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The Pirelli Calendar is a survivor. While other pin-up calendars from within our industry have long been banished to workshop tearooms to avoid offending customers, Pirelli’s handiwork is hailed as iconic by countless people around the world, including those ignorant of the company’s day job as tyre maker. Followers of this most famous of all corporate freebie calendars eagerly await the launch of a new edition, and today their cup of joy is surely overflowing. At a high-budget event in New York, Pirelli has unveiled next year’s Cal.

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Michelin X Multi range grows with addition of drive sizes

Michelin X Multi range grows with addition of drive sizes

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s new X Multi range of commercial vehicle tyres for regional and long haul transportation applications, launched in the UK earlier in 2017 at the CV Show, has been extended with the addition of two new drive sizes – 315/60R22.5 and 295/60R22.5. These X Multi D fitments are particularly targeted at car transporters and low-height 4x2 tractor units, on which they are popular sizes. The manufacturer took the opportunity of the extensions to the X Multi range to host Tyres & Accessories at its recently redeveloped research and development campus in Ladoux, just outside Clermont-Ferrand, introducing one of its latest joint ventures which has helped enhance the production process for the latest Michelin commercial and consumer tyres. It also demonstrated the X Multi range’s performance characteristics against competitors at its proving ground.

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Avon Tyres supports 6-time gold medallist Hoy in Caterham Seven Donut Challenge

Avon Tyres supports 6-time gold medallist Hoy in Caterham Seven Donut Challenge

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres and Caterham marked 60 years of the car manufacturer’s Seven as Sir Chris Hoy took on a 60 Second Donut Challenge at Donington Park. Hoy completed a record 19 consecutive donuts in the time allocation in Caterham’s most powerful model, the Seven 620R on Avon’s ZZS tyres.

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Michelin CrossClimate+ tops Auto Express all-season tyre test

Michelin CrossClimate+ tops Auto Express all-season tyre test

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Compromise is a word often associated with the all-season tyre segment, and in its 2017/18 all-season tyre test, Auto Express has endorsed the product it views as representing the smallest compromise in year-round UK conditions. This tyre is the Michelin CrossClimate+

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Bank of England raises base rate to 0.50 per cent

Bank of England raises base rate to 0.50 per cent

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

At its meeting ending on 1 November 2017, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 7-2 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.5 per cent. The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10 billion. The Committee also voted unanimously to maintain the stock of UK government bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £435 billion.

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Debut WRC victory on home event the ‘culmination of 7 years’ work’ for Dmack

Debut WRC victory on home event the ‘culmination of 7 years’ work’ for Dmack

Tuesday 31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

After seven years and 88 events, Dmack has won its first FIA World Rally Championship event – on its home round at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Elfyn Evans became the first Welsh driver to win the UK’s round of the championship after he and co-driver Dan Barritt dominated the demanding event – leading from start to finish and winning by 37.3 seconds.

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MRF Tyres sponsors three premiership football teams

MRF Tyres sponsors three premiership football teams

Monday 30th October 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF Tyres scored a hat-trick of sleeve sponsorships deals with Premier League football teams in September - signing Newcastle United, West Ham United, and West Bromwich Albion in one-season deals that last until May 2018. The move can only be seen as a concerted effort to raise brand awareness ahead of the widespread introduction of MRF car tyres in the UK

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Chinese tyre labelling comes to the fore

Chinese tyre labelling comes to the fore

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2012 the EU introduced plans to support consumers with better information about a tyre’s noise, wet-braking and rolling resistance performance. Since then, Japanese, South Korean and US variants have been either mooted or implemented. However, the world’s largest tyre market (China), is also close to releasing its own labelling system – or should that be systems? Tyres & Accessories saw two labelling variants during the recent Tire+ exhibition in Shanghai and discussed the subject with a number of firms exhibiting there.

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Nexen Tire breaks ground at US tech centre, comments on North American factory plans

Nexen Tire breaks ground at US tech centre, comments on North American factory plans

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Groundbreaking has taken place on the new tyre technology centre that Nexen Tire is setting up in the US, and the South Korean company also reports that plans to establish a factory in North America are “in progress.”

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Stopping short over the miles – Michelin introduces Road 5

Stopping short over the miles – Michelin introduces Road 5

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

After four years and more than 1.5 million units sold, at the start of next year a successor to the Pilot Road 4 – the tyre Michelin calls the “European sport touring tyre market’s undisputed benchmark” – will arrive. And despite having such big shoes to fill, with the new Road 5 Michelin says it has “taken the performance of its sport radial tyre range to an even higher level.”

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Continental, Goodyear joint winners in Sportauto winter tyre test

Continental, Goodyear joint winners in Sportauto winter tyre test

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental’s winning streak in this year’s winter tyre tests continues with victory in the latest from German magazine Sportauto. The comparative evaluation of ten tyres featured in the current issue (11/2017) places the WinterContact TS 850 P in first place together with the first-generation Goodyear UltraGrip Performance.

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Tructyre sold to Michelin

Tructyre sold to Michelin

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has bought well-known truck tyre supplier and service provider Tructyre. Michelin representatives confirmed that the deal had taken place on 22 October, but no details of when it was signed or how much money is involved have yet been released. Tructyre currently runs 26 service centres across the UK, but mostly situated in the South East of England.

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Guizhou/Advance Tyre release further Vietnam factory plans

Guizhou/Advance Tyre release further Vietnam factory plans

Monday 23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of April Tyres & Accessories reported that Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. announced plans to build a truck tyre factory in Vietnam. Back then, reports suggest the company would invest RMB 1.67 billion (£189.3 million) in the project for a plant capable of manufacturing 1.2 million all-steel radials per annum. The intention was to set up the factory in the Long Jiang Industrial Park, some 30 miles from Ho Chi Minh City where a 20-hectare site had been selected. During the recent Tire+ exhibition in Shanghai, Tyres & Accessories sat down with Guizhou’s general manager of the export division, Jie You, and found out more about the company and its plans.

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