UK News

UK light commercial vehicle market soars, up by 41.0 per cent in August

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market rose in August, up 41.0 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The market has grown in every month of 2019, with 23,120 new vehicles registered in August for use on UK roads, as operators respond to regulatory changes and take advantage of some compelling deals on the latest models available in what is usually one of the year’s smallest months.

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Product News

Noise reduction technology – not just for UHP tyres

Noise reduction technology – not just for UHP tyres

Tyre noise can drain the pleasure out of driving and is often an issue when fitting low profile or wide tyres. Many manufacturers combat the problem, particularly when supplying OEM partners, by affixing sound-absorbing foam to the tyre’s inside. But now effective are such solutions? This is a question that Swedish motoring publication Vi Bilägare […]

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International News

2nd Algerian tyre plant: Doublestar participating in JV

Buried within the more than 134 pages of Qingdao Doublestar’s latest semi-annual report is the news that the state-owned tyre maker will extend China’s ‘one belt, one road’ strategy by working with a local partner to establish a tyre production facility in Algeria. The Chinese-language document states that its subsidiary Hong Kong Doublestar signed a joint venture agreement with El Hadj Larbi Pneumatiques during the reporting period.

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Career Tracks

Goodyear names Ryan Waldron VP of off-highway businesses

Goodyear names Ryan Waldron VP of off-highway businesses

Ryan Waldon has taken over leadership of Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s global aviation and off-the-road (OTR) segments. As vice president, Global Off-Highway Business, Waldron reports directly to Steve McClellan, president of Goodyear Americas.

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Retreading News

TECH visits Portuguese distributor, enhancing product lineup

TECH visits Portuguese distributor, enhancing product lineup

TECH Europe’s channel sales manager, Jon Bartholomew and VP of sales and training, Walter van Loon, have visited distributor, Altaroda, SA. Based in Paredes, Portugal, Altaroda has been a key player in the tyre repair industry for more than 12 years, building its customer base through customer service and product development.

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Range anxiety, ADAS and unexpected electric vehicle consequences

Range anxiety, ADAS and unexpected electric vehicle consequences

The future is electric and the automotive market is rapidly moving in such a voltaic direction. But the transition is far from complete and the switch to autonomous vehicles is even further off. In the interim we all have to be aware of some of the unexpected consequences that the introduction of new technologies brings. The two clearest examples are range anxiety and ADAS concerns.

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