Company News

Continental takes over Netherlands tyre distribution from Pon

As of 1 July, Brussels-based Continental subsidiary Continental Benelux has taken over exclusive distribution of Continental car, van and industrial tyres in the Netherlands from Continental Banden Groep (CBG). Continental Benelux is already responsible for the Continental commercial vehicle tyre range in this market, having taken on direct distribution five years ago.

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UK News

Tyre industry calls for equal access to in-vehicle data

Tyre industry calls for equal access to in-vehicle data

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has outlined the importance of access to in-vehicle data and communication with drivers. “Connected & Automated Mobility”, a report prepared in collaboration with Quantalyse, draws attention to recent proposals for closed data concepts, such as the Extended Vehicle, which give vehicle manufacturers exclusive control of in-vehicle data, thereby hindering innovation by third parties.

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Product News

Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos

Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos

The Kia range recently grew with the arrival of the Seltos. The compact SUV officially debuted in India on 20 June, and in addition to spearheading Kia’s planned growth in that market, Seltos models will be exported around the world. The Seltos is heading our away soon and will reach Europe from September. It will be wearing Kumho tyres when it arrives in showrooms.

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Career Tracks

Joel E Wiegert appointed CEO of Dayco

Joel E Wiegert appointed CEO of Dayco

Dayco LLC has appointed Joel E Wiegert as its new chief executive officer. He is responsible for the global operational performance and strategic direction of Dayco. Wiegert has also been named as a member of Dayco’s board of managers.

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Motorsport News

Don’t Touch Racing Team wins at Hungaroring

Don’t Touch Racing Team wins at Hungaroring

Don't Touch Racing Team win the last race of the recent Truck Racing Championship event at the Hungaroring. The winning vehicle was equipped with Speedline Truck wheels. Speedline Truck, Ronal Group’s truck wheel brand, is the official sponsor of the Berlin-based "Don't Touch Racing" team in the current FIA European Truck Racing Championship season.

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Retreading News

Galgo named Socially Responsible Company for 8th straight year

Galgo named Socially Responsible Company for 8th straight year

Galgo has earned the distinction of being an ESR “Socially Responsible Company” for the eighth consecutive year. This award is given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibly (AliaRSE) and is presented to organizations that are committed to engaging with and supporting social and environmental protection programs within their community.

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Comment

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

This month’s magazine includes our annual leading tyre manufacturers table (click here for more). Ranking the world’s biggest and big tyre firms in this way gives everyone a baseline reference for gauging different firms’ performance and – if previous years are anything to go by – it can be a real conversation starter as well.

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