Product News

Bridgestone highlighting mobility solutions at IAA

Bridgestone highlighting mobility solutions at IAA

In addition to its latest line-up of Bridgestone and Firestone tyres, Bridgestone intends to display its latest tech solutions at the 68th annual International Motor Show (IAA). The company states that the following solutions will be showcased at the Frankfurt fair in September:

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International News

Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

The radialisation in India’s commercial vehicle and off-highway tyre market has slowed down but is still progressing, says Apollo Tyres. During an earnings call earlier this month, chief financial officer Gaurav Kumar commented that radialisation in the market as a whole has “slowed down slightly from earlier expectations.”

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Career Tracks

Delticom appoints new CFO

Thomas Loock is the new chief financial officer of online tyre retailer Delticom AG. Loock begins in this role today and is initially contracted for a one-year period. He joins Delticom with more than 26 years of commercial experience.

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Retreading News

Kraiburg releases optimised 2019/20 pattern programme

Kraiburg releases optimised 2019/20 pattern programme

Which pattern is most suitable for which application? The revised, 39-page Kraiburg Pattern Programme 2019/20 enables retreaders to choose the best retread thanks to its clear presentation of all important details: Product line (K_base, K_tech and K_plus), core range with width and length specifications, axle position and, of course, recommendation for use. Kraiburg says the programme begins with its top-selling K228 on the title page. This is joined by a further 20 popular treads, which are subdivided into Bus, Mixed Application, Trailer and Traction.

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Comment

New chapter in politics parallels new chapter in UK automotive manufacturing

New chapter in politics parallels new chapter in UK automotive manufacturing

As we all now know, Boris Johnson became the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister on 24 July. The first thing he did was replace almost the entire cabinet, with a reshuffle of unprecedented proportions. Next, he gave his maiden speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street, with an address that sought to build a platform for economic and political optimism against the recent backdrop of Brexit stagnation. Not only will we leave the EU by 31 October, we are going to do it in style, he effectively said. In doing so, Boris – as he is affectionately known – revealed as much about the changing nature of the automotive manufacturing industry and its suppliers as he did about British politics.

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