Company News

Davanti progressing with Protoura, planning all-season segment entry

Davanti progressing with Protoura, planning all-season segment entry

The latest Davanti Tyres project, the Protoura Sport, made its Far East debut at CITExpo in August. We caught up with Michael Eckert, sales director for mainland Europe, at the show. He told us that Davanti was currently testing the Protoura Sport prior to submitting the tyre to product certification firm IDIADA. “Volume production will probably then start before the end of this year, and the first Protoura Sport tyres should arrive in Europe in March or April 2020.”

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UK News

DVSA clarifies MOT rules

Last month we published a new item about MOT failure trends. The article, “DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why” shared DVSA and DfT in order to highlight MOT failure hotspots.

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Product News

Swiss ‘eRod’ maker chooses Hankook as tyre partner

Swiss ‘eRod’ maker chooses Hankook as tyre partner

Hankook Tire has signed a partnership agreement with the Swiss company Kyburz. The first project under this agreement will be to fit Kyburz’s eRod roadster with ultra-high-performance tyres from the Ventus line. The road-legal electric sports car will be equipped with the Ventus V12 evo 2 in size 195/50R15 V. Hankook also becomes the recommended replacement tyre brand for the eRod.

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International News

CITExpo 2019: Visitors, exhibitors responding ‘energetically’ to challenging market

CITExpo 2019: Visitors, exhibitors responding ‘energetically’ to challenging market

Tyres & Accessories has attended and participated in the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo) for much of its 16 years. During this time, we’ve witnessed the trade fair’s evolution in a changing tyre market, and did so again in August when we returned to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center for this year’s show.

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Career Tracks

Continental CST appoints new customer solutions engineer

Continental CST appoints new customer solutions engineer

Jörg Wörner has been named the new customer solutions engineer for earthmover tyres within Continental’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business area. His arrival boosts the technical customer service operation in the EMEA region, which Continental says is “instrumental” in its drive to “focus directly on customers.”

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Retreading News

Fedima manufacturer Recauchutagem 31 celebrates golden anniversary

Fedima manufacturer Recauchutagem 31 celebrates golden anniversary

Portuguese retreader Recauchutagem 31 has celebrated 50 years in the business with a celebration attended by some 400 guests. From humble beginnings with just five employees and a 400 square metre facility in 1969, the retreader has grown over the years into a business that employs 88 and produces up to 500 tyres a day in sizes up to and including 27.00R49. Commenting on the company’s half century, Carlos Marques, chief executive officer of Recauchutagem 31, said: “Many thanks to our employers, our suppliers and our customers for help us these 50 years working with the best quality.”

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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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