Toyo Tire Europe GmbH, President Naoki Gonsui, has announced that all of the company’s websites will be re-launched on 27 May the opening day of the Reifen 2014 exhibition. Visitors to theexhibition will be able to explore the new website from the Toyo Tires booth in hall three.
Dunlop has launched a tribute pack to celebrate its return as ‘official tyre partner’ to the 2014 Tourist Trophy races. The pack, signed by John McGuinness, includes a specially minted Isle of Man 50p coin, three Isle of Man postage stamps showing McGuinness in full throttle and a piece of the ‘Morecambe Missile’s 2013 race winning tyre as used in laps five and six of the Senior TT.
Maxxis has added rallying to its motorsport activities, with its Victra R19 tyre at the forefront. The tyre was chosen by former champions Darren Pinchin and Karen Jenkins to keep their Proton Satria on track at this year’s Wyedean Forest Rally in Gloucestershire. The Victra R19 provides improved grip and braking characteristics with a tread […]
Following what it describes as “massive growth” in sales of winter tyres over the past three years, ATS Euromaster expects higher demand than ever in 2014. The tyre specialist says it is in talks with fleets about their requirements for winter 2014/15 and is urging customers to place their orders for cold weather tyres sooner rather than later, to avoid missing out.
The Porsche Club Championship will be broadcast on European motorsport channel Motors TV, allowing the series and exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli to reach an even wider audience. The channel will broadcast all seven rounds, with races shown on Wednesday afternoons. The Porsche Club Championship is organised by Porsche Club GB, the largest officially recognised Porsche […]
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has signed the state’s lead and mercury wheel weights bill into law on 16 May, Tire Review reports. The legislation was presented in March of this year to both the state’s Senate and House. The new law includes a ban on the installation, sale and distribution of lead and mercury based […]
Philips Automotive’s X-tremeVision headlamp bulb was named Headlamp Bulb of the Year in consumer magazine Auto Express’ Product Awards. The manufacturer’s VisionPlus headlamp was also one of two bulbs to pick up a commendation. The X-tremeVision previously picked up a commendation from leading German Car magazine AutoBild in its 2013 lighting tests. Phillips’ X-tremeVision has […]
HiQ has hired property agent CPBigwood to identify new sites as it seeks to increase its number of branches. HiQ retail director Farrell Dolan told Tyrepress: “Our growth plans for our network are ambitious, but we are in the process of developing a new retail model that will make it easier for prospective franchisees to join the HiQ network.”
Despite the ongoing political upheaval which has been plaguing the Thais since the start of 2014, replacement car tyre sales grew by 22 per cent in terms of unit volume in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter last year. This equates to some US$175 million in first three months of 2014.
UK and European motorists are increasingly choosing to purchase tyres through the Internet. The latest research published by one of the largest tyre e-tailers, Delticom also suggest – perhaps unsurprisingly – that consumers are increasing tending towards their online retail platforms. These results of the research have been published in the Delticom Report “Tyres Online 2014”.
Pro-Align has achieved accreditation for its Towcester headquarters as an IMI Awards Approved Centre. Becoming an approved centre is the first stage in enabling Pro-Align to offer IMI’s Quality Assured Awards (QAA) for their training courses and reinforces the company’s commitment to education and raising the standards of wheel alignment in the UK.
Rosneft president and chairman of the management board Igor Sechin has held negotiations with Pirelli’s top management including Marco Tronchetti Provera on the subject of expanding the two companies well reported cooperation.
Brazilian retreading material supplier Vipal, in partnership with Turkish retreading factory Tatkap recent won a tender to supply one of the largest fleets in Turkey, located in Istanbul. According to the companies, the IETT fleet runs 30,000 tyres on its vehicles, which serve a municipality, but working as a private company.
Michelin has launched a new military tyre product, designed to help clear safe pathways through areas studded with land mines. The manufacturer worked with the French military and defence systems manufacturer MBDA in the development of the tyre. Michelin explained that the company has a duty to stretch the limits of its traditional role as a tyre supplier to provide all-inclusive mobility support. Michelin also announced that it has reworked its range of all-terrain truck mobility solutions, with its X-Force tyres available in four different tread designs, including the new fuel-efficient XZL2 version.