Top 10 news articles of the past week

    New Algerian tyre plant to feature Cimcorp logistics automation

    250.00 views per day | posted on June 27, 2017

    Cimcorp has received an order to supply logistics automation facilities to a brand-new tyre plant in Algeria. The factory is a new venture for the Algerian consumer electronics and household appliances group, Saterex. With huge growth in sales of products marketed under its leading ‘Iris’ brand, Saterex is diversifying into tyre manufacture. The new plant is being built in Setif, 300 km east of Algiers, and will be the first tyre factory in Algeria since Michelin Group closed its plant in the capital in 2013.

    Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

    218.00 views per day | posted on June 28, 2017

    As our environment becomes increasingly technologically driven, it is no surprise to learn that as many as 15 per cent of tyres are being bought online. At the same time tyres are becoming more and more “intelligent” with built-in sensors such as TPMS. However, for a long time the business of checking tyre tread depth has been a relatively imprecise affair. A few years back standards improved with the development of digital tread depth probes, some of which even bluetoothed data to cloud-based systems. However, the latest technology takes routine tread depth checks and fleet audits to the next level.

    Fintyre platform company acquires Reiff Reifen & Autotechnik

    197.67 views per day | posted on June 26, 2017

    Further consolidation has taken place within the tyre trade, and Germany’s Reiff Reifen und Autotechnik will soon be a sister company to Italian tyre wholesaler Fintyre. London-based platform European Tyres Distribution Ltd., parent company of Fintyre, has entered into a binding agreement with Germany’s Reiff Group to acquire its tyre and car technology business area.

    Premium tyremakers continue to lead global top 20

    169.32 views per day | posted on June 1, 2017

    Global premium tyremakers continue to lead Tyres & Accessories annual ranking of the leading tyre manufacturers. Owing to the fact that all five of the top five firms have remained stable in their positions, it is difficult to view the chart very differently. Indeed, stability is the order of the day on this year’s table, with 12 of the 20 keep the same positions as last year.

    Michelin cuts jobs in France and the US

    158.00 views per day | posted on June 22, 2017

    Michelin has announced plans to significantly reorganise globally, resulting in significant job losses in France and the US most of which will be covered by natural attrition. In the United States 450 jobs in central functions are to be cut between 2018 and 2021. According to Michelin, 1,500 employees would actually leave the company in the same period, suggesting a large majority will result from natural attrition and retirement.

    New Hankook’s European HQ

    143.00 views per day | posted on June 28, 2017

    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.

    NTDA Golf Day results

    143.00 views per day | posted on June 28, 2017

    On Thursday 1 June, more than 50 players from NTDA member companies, and their guests, gathered at the Mere Golf and Country Club to participate in the Tyre Industry Golf Day, which provided them with an opportunity to both meet up with old friends and make new ones.

    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 chosen as original equipment by leading marques

    135.00 views per day | posted on June 28, 2017

    The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 has secured more than 54 approvals on 27 platforms across 10 original equipment manufacturers since its introduction less than two years ago. Audi, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart and Volkswagen have all approved the award-winning tyre.

    New Michelin logo

    132.07 views per day | posted on June 14, 2017

    Michelin has renewed its logo and visual identity. In short, Bibendum has been reconfigured as modern line drawing rather than the 3D rendering of the decade or so since 2000. At the same time the mascot has been brought together with the company’s name once again.

    Michelin launches 2017 Tyre Academy

    127.33 views per day | posted on June 26, 2017

    A 16-strong group of tyre dealership staff have taken part in the first Michelin Tyre Academy programme of 2017 – a dedicated training course aimed at members of the Michelin Auto Professional network develop the next generation of expert technicians. Michelin held two launch events, with seven delegates from dealerships in the north of England, Wales and Northern Ireland invited to the Michelin Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent for the first module, and nine from dealers across the south hosted at Gatwick’s Copthorne Hotel, where they met with Michelin’s technical training team.