Marangoni Commercial Tyres will present its wide range of products at the next Ecomondo exhibition, held in Rimini from 3 to 6 November. Customers visiting the company’s stand (Pav. C3, Stand 174) will have the opportunity to view Marix retreads for trucks, light transport vehicles and earth-moving machinery. Marangoni says its event highlight will be […]
Saracens Tyres has become the first agricultural tyre dealer in North Wales to join Michelin’s Exelagri dealer partnership programme. The company joins nearly 800 farm tyre specialists selected by Michelin across Europe to carry the company’s accreditation of agricultural expertise. Admission to the network follows an independent 48-point quality audit looking at all aspects of the dealer’s operations, from the levels of staff training and the cleanliness of its workshops, to equipment standards and the quality of advice given to farmers and contractors.
Sailun has invited its key distributors and partners to participate in its six-month World Child Cancer (WCC) Challenge. Aimed at distributors in the EU, but not discounting partners from other regions, the Sailun WCC Challenge tasks is to raise as much money as possible between 1 November 2015 and 30 April 2016.
Maxam has announced its strategic intent to grow global sales and market shares following completion of an intensive review of its operations. One result of this review has been the move of the operational support team from Luxembourg to Birmingham, where it will link up with the Sailun Jinyu European team, and stand in very close proximity to the nearby Sailun European Research and Development facility. In order to achieve its overall objective, the OTR tyre manufacturer has also planned number of initiatives.
Bilstein has launched its Clubsport coilover suspension for the Porsche 911 GT3 (991 Series). The suspension underwent meticulous tuning and adjustment work during a two-week field test on the test and trial circuit in Papenburg (Emsland). Bilstein technicians tuned the high-end coilover suspension to the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus in the GT3.
German suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released two enhancement packages for VAG’s popular Audi A1.The kits are designed to provide original equipment levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with significant improvements in handling. Both have been designed and produced entirely in-house in Bilstein’s cutting-edge German production facilities.
Talking to Tyrepress about its latest expansion project, Maxxis chairman Tsai-Jen Lo has visited the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat in order to finalise plans for Maxxis’ first plant in India. The latest plant, joining ten other Maxxis plants located throughout Asia, is due to be ready for operation in early 2017.
Borg & Beck’s range of starters, alternators and freewheeling pulleys has grown rapidly since its UK launch and now stands at more than 1,700 part numbers, making it one of the largest surcharge-free rotating electrics programme in the country. Available on an outright purchase basis, the range has been designed for convenience; without the surcharge arrangement applied to the price there is no requirement to return the old ‘core’ unit, meaning workshops can benefit from any scrap value themselves.
Goodyear has reported record quarterly segment operating income of US$599 million, up 15 per cent compared with the same period. Net income of $271 million was up 68 per cent. North America earnings of $323 million were up 54 per cent and are said to be “a record for any quarter”.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. has made the following changes to its array of corporate officers and other executives. All roles are effective 1 November.
Tetsua Kuze is now corporate officer and general manager of Toyo’s DT Planning Division, DT Business Group Headquarters, DT Strategy and Planning Dept. and DT Business Group. Kuze had previously been senior corporate officer and general manager of the administrative division as well as general manager of the Corporate Planning Division overseeing corporate purchasing division headquarters. He remains deputy general manager, Seismic Isolation Rubber Division
Organisers of the Reifen China Asian tyre market trade fair report that the show is “ready to go” and about to kick off. The event runs from 11 – 13 November 2015 in Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre.
Reifen China is organised by Messe Essen and the China United Rubber Corporation who say they are expecting around 100 tyre, and retread-related exhibitors from China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Spain and Russia.
The FIA has released a revised schedule for the 2016 Formula One season, including a date for the British grand prix two weeks later than originally slated. The new date for the race will be 10 July, revised from 26 June. The rescheduling also scotches rumours of the event’s demise – at least for next […]
A new book has been launched to help drivers understand how their attitude, mood, health and other human factors can affect the way they drive. The guide, Better Driving, has been produced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in partnership with leading psychologist in the field of driver behaviour, Dr Lisa Dorn.
Pirelli is supporting a new initiative between the national motorsport federations of Finland (AKK Motorsport) and Italy (ACI Sport) to provide an innovative rally coaching programme for up-and-coming drivers from both countries.