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Avon launches Spirit ST hypersport touring motorcycle tyre – video

Avon launches Spirit ST hypersport touring motorcycle tyre – video

Thursday 25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has launched its latest sport-touring tyres, the Avon Spirit ST, in Portimao earlier this month. The newly appointed brand ambassador, Steve Parrish attended the launch and tested the new tyre. The motorcycle racer turned television commentator has raced on Avon tyres throughout his classic racing career. The manufacturer’s launch video for the tyre is available below.

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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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All UK ambulance services fit Michelin tyres as ‘1st choice’

All UK ambulance services fit Michelin tyres as ‘1st choice’

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Each of the UK’s public sector ambulance services fits Michelin tyres on a first-choice policy. The 10 services in England have signed a first-choice policy, alongside those of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, each agreed under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply and Fit Tyres framework. Michelin states that its products provide “long lasting performance and maximum safety,” while “helping to deliver better value for the taxpayer.”

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Ultra high performance tyres – a premium market place?

Ultra high performance tyres – a premium market place?

Monday 22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK ultra-high performance sector (defined as 17-inch diameters and above) now represents some 38.8 per cent of the UK tyre market. That’s according to the latest market data produced by experts at GfK whose Point of Sales Tracking data compared sales in the period between May 2015 to April 2016 with May 2016 to April 2017. In order to better understand the high performance sector, Tyres & Accessories took a close look at the latest GfK information.

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MWSD rebrands as MWheels, bringing European operations under same banner

MWSD rebrands as MWheels, bringing European operations under same banner

Monday 22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Distributor of Xlite and Xlite+ forged aluminium wheels, Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has rebranded as MWheels. The move positions the distributor’s European operations under one banner, having established a German company with the MWheels name at the beginning of the year. The new name is in full effect from Monday 22 May 2017, with the name and logo immediately visible on its reworked website, marketing literature and communications. The new corporate identity will be introduced across all product packaging over the coming months. The logo will also replace the Chevron as MWheels’ quality stamp on its steel, Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels.

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Zenises, Doublestar officially confirm strategic partnership

Zenises, Doublestar officially confirm strategic partnership

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Qingdao Doublestar and Zenesis have made their first official comment on their operational joint venture, Doublestar Europe. Tyrepress.com reported last year that the company had been formed on 22 September 2016 between the Zenesis Group and the top five Chinese tyre manufacturer.

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Pirelli renews FIM Motocross World Championship supply deal to 2019

Pirelli renews FIM Motocross World Championship supply deal to 2019

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has renewed its partnership with Youthstream, the organiser of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Under the deal the manufacturer will continue to be the official tyre supplier to the headline international series for off-road motorcycles until the end of the 2019 season. Pirelli has supplied the tyres for 66 world titles (since 1980) in the championship, and calls its Scorpion MX32 “one of its most successful tyres.”

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GT Radial presents 3-year development programme at European dealer event

GT Radial presents 3-year development programme at European dealer event

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has presented its three-year development programme for its GT Radial brand to key dealers, including UK distributor Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS). The annual PCR European Marketing Council, held in Austria, was attended by customers from across the continent. It looked at current market conditions, future trends, product development and marketing direction, including the brand proposition across advertising, point-of-sale and online activities, comprising the brand website and social media.

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Michelin: Planned obsolescence is ‘quite developed’ in the European tyre market

Michelin: Planned obsolescence is ‘quite developed’ in the European tyre market

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin further re-affirmed its opposition to increasing minimum tyre tread depths (and of those that recommend changing tyres at 3mm) on 11 May when the company held a “The truth about worn tyres” demonstration at its ultra-modern Ladoux global research and development centre near Clermont-Ferrand in France. But what is the truth about tread depth? Tyres & Accessories spent a day experiencing some of the differences between tyres currently available in the European market and spoke with the Michelin senior vice president responsible for the firm’s whole-life tyre strategy, Bernard Delmas, in order to find out more.

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Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion completed the club’s Premier League championship with two games to spare in shirt sponsor Yokohama’s second season with the club. The Japanese tyre manufacturer has enjoyed the benefits of its association with the winners of what it calls the biggest and most prestigious prizes in world club football, with a “big increase” in “brand recognition,” according to David Seward, managing director, Yokohama HPT Ltd. Yokohama’s sponsorship also helped generate some publicity for road safety charity TyreSafe this year, as Chelsea became a member, and displayed the organisation’s messages at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea title run boosts Yokohama brand

Chelsea title run boosts Yokohama brand

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea could wrap up the Premier League title this evening with a win at West Bromwich Albion, and the club’s excellent season has helped boost shirt sponsor Yokohama’s global brand recognition. The tyre manufacturer states that it is benefitting from record levels of brand exposure thanks to the concentrated attention on the club. Chelsea has also reached the FA Cup final, taking place on Saturday 27 May at Wembley Stadium, giving Antonio Conte’s team even more live television coverage in the UK and around the world.

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‘Consistent front to back’ – Continental wins Motor tyre test

‘Consistent front to back’ – Continental wins Motor tyre test

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Good on yer, Continental. Australia’s Motor magazine has crowned the ContiSportContact 5 the king of its test of nine performance tyres. In the conclusion to the test report published in the May 2017 issue of Motor, the test team stated they had “little doubt” when it came to choosing the winner, given the two gold and three silvers the Continental tyre bagged in various test categories.

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AllSeasonContact – Continental’s new all-season tyre for European markets

AllSeasonContact – Continental’s new all-season tyre for European markets

Monday 8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Towards the end of 2015, tyrepress.com reported that Continental may be warming to the idea of selling all-season tyres in Europe, and earlier this year we were given further reason to believe these products were on their way. The wait, it seems, is nigh on over. Several of Continental’s European market websites now include details about a new tyre, the AllSeasonContact.

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Growing demand fuels BBC Superfactors move

Growing demand fuels BBC Superfactors move

Monday 8th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance member BBC Superfactors has moved premises just a year after first opening in Preston. The new building boasts double the footprint at 10,000 square feet and has a full mezzanine too, boosting storage capacity to around 20,000 square feet.

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Apollo Tyres opens €475 million greenfield Hungarian plant

Apollo Tyres opens €475 million greenfield Hungarian plant

Thursday 4th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The opening of Apollo Tyres’ Gyöngyöshalász plant, 100km east of Budapest, marks a significant event for both the company’s global aspirations and the Indian tyre industry – the 72 hectare greenfield factory, begun in April 2015, is the first inaugurated by an Indian tyre company to come online outside the domestic market. The importance was reflected in the event itself, with some of the plant’s cavernous warehousing housing around 1,300 guests, among whose number was the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, who declared Apollo’s sixth global tyre manufacturing plant – its second in Europe after the existing Netherlands facility acquired alongside Vredestein – open on 7 April.

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