Company News

Toyo Tires sponsoring European Athletics Championships

Toyo Tires sponsoring European Athletics Championships

The 2018 European Athletics Championships will take place in Berlin from 7 to 12 August, and after being part of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the IAAF Indoor World Championships Birmingham 2018 as National Partner, Toyo Tires has now extended its association with athletics as an Official Partner for the event in the German capital.

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Product News

Camso takes the shock out of non-marking tyres

Camso takes the shock out of non-marking tyres

It was the threat of a spark that sparked an ingenious solution. During an on-site customer visit some three years ago, a team from Camso observed a problem plaguing the materials handling industry – and realised they already possessed a potential solution. This solution is now on the market, and Camso considers it a game-changer.

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International News

GRI appoints new chairman and CEO

GRI appoints new chairman and CEO

GRI Tires has announced the appointment of a new chairman and a new CEO. Harris Premaratne was appointed as GRI’s chairman with effect from the 29 March 2018. A veteran banker, Premaratne’s appointment is intended to help take GRI to a “leading position amongst global specialty tyre manufactures”.

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Career Tracks

New CEO for Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA

New CEO for Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA

Andrea Schmitz Davis has been named chief executive officer of Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA (BAU). She replaces Joe Rayna, who retires later this month after 39 years of service to the company.

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Motorsport News

5-year growth plan: Britcar renews partnership with Dunlop

5-year growth plan: Britcar renews partnership with Dunlop

UK-based endurance racing championship Britcar has announced an extended partnership with Dunlop. The new agreement, which will include tyre supply, paddock service and promotion of the championship, covers the seasons between 2019 and 2023.

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Retreading News

“My product can do even more”

“My product can do even more”

Many retreaders face an uphill battle just to maintain their position in European retreading markets. For those that do, a key factor in their success is – as we’ve previously commented in these pages – possession of a stable customer base. Yet loyalty is only earned through unflagging effort; maintaining close relations with customers is important, as is product quality and price in comparison with new tyres and the competition’s retreads. A fine example of how this works on a small, regional scale can be seen at W.H.H. Reifenerneuerung, a Hamburg, Germany-based retreader that’s been in the business for almost 40 years.

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Comment

Sainsbury’s, Asda and truck tyre tariffs

Sainsbury’s, Asda and truck tyre tariffs

At the end of April the UK’s second largest supermarket Sainsbury’s announced that it is merging with the Walmart-owned Asda supermarket. The goal? To push first-placed Tesco off the top-spot and to give the newly combined chain better access to different geographic areas and consumers. Strange as it may seem at first glance, this story can be read across to the tyre market in general and the truck tyre segment in particular (click here for complete coverage on developments associated with the recently initiated European anti-Chinese truck tyre import tariffs).

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