Kings Road Tyres has introduced a new range of LCV tyres from its exclusive manufacturing partner, Blacklion. The L301 Voracio range includes 18 popular size options for popular light commercial vehicle applications. Blacklion is a brand of the Qingdao-based Sailun Group, which owns KRT. The wholesaler has been ramping up its activity with Sailun’s Blacklion […]
Kumho has launched a new heavy duty tyre for vans. The KC53 is primarily designed for the latest generation of large commercial vans and will gradually supersede the long-serving 857 in popular 15” and 16” sizes, the manufacturer states.
Profit from Training Partnership celebrates its 20th anniversary on 2 January 2016, with the adoption of a new updated logo and a change of name. In the future the training company will be known as PFTP Ltd.
The IAAF annual awards & dinner 2015 hosted its “most prestigious ceremony to date” for the second year running at the ICC in the heart of Birmingham. Sponsored by Comma Lubricants, sports broadcaster John Inverdale was the guest speaker for the evening. With 600 guests, and more than 30 aftermarket companies in attendance contesting the awards, after-dinner entertainment was provided by an acoustic set by Prok & Chloe. In addition to the headline sponsor, the event benefited from sponsorship from a number of major brands, taking full advantage of the vast range of aftermarket decision makers in attendance. The automotive industry charity, BEN, raised nearly £10,000 on the night.
Following on from its recent appointment of Stephan van Leeuwen as sales manager for the UK, Ireland and Italy, Magna Tyres has named another Stefan – this time Stefan Huber – its new regional sales manager for the south of Germany. From January 2016 he will work alongside Arno van der Linden, who has been employed as a Magna sales manager for Germany since spring 2015.
WAIglobal was runner-up in the Car Supplier of the Year category at the IAAF Annual Award Ceremony on 17 December. The result was announced at the ICC in Birmingham, where the awards dinner welcomed close to 600 aftermarket personnel, celebrating fast-growing, hardworking distributors and suppliers in the independent aftermarket. More than 40 companies contested the awards.
Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is to officially reverse merge with Marco Polo Industrial Holding S.p.A. This transaction will be submitted to the extraordinary shareholders’ meetings on 15 February 2016, with a view to completing during the first half of 2016.
Cooper Tire & Rubber shares that two of its products from the USA, the Discoverer STT Pro and Discoverer SRX, and two from China, the Discoverer UTS and Weather Master Ice 100, have earned 2015 Good Design awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for their design excellence. The winning tyres were selected from several thousand entries from more than 47 countries.
What happens when a vehicle manufacturer replaces alloy and rubber with ice? Wonder no longer – a team of UK ice sculpture specialists was commissioned by Lexus to answer this question by fitting a Lexus NX with a unique set of wheels and tyres made from frozen water.
Apollo Tyres is reportedly looking to enter the motorcycle tyre business in the first half of 2016. Indian automotive website ZigWheels writes that its sources suggest Apollo will focus on tyres for motorcycles with a 300cc and larger displacement.
Pursuant to the decision made by CEO Jean-Dominique Senard on 21 December 2015 and the ninth resolution of the company’s 2015 Shareholders Meeting, Compagnie Générale des Etablissements Michelin has decided to cancel 265,570 treasury shares, an amount representing 0.15 per cent of the total shares outstanding. The effective date of the resulting capital reduction is 28 December 2015.
The Vredestein Traxion+ and Vredestein TraxionXXL tyres gained major recognition during the recent Agritechnica agricultural trade show. Following extensive evaluation by German testing and research institute DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, or German Agricultural Society) in the spring and summer of 2015, it was announced at Agritechnica that both tyres have been designated ‘DLG certified’ products.
Kumho’s year in motorsport was capped by its continued association with single-seater racing in the form of the Formula 3 Masters weekend in Zandvoort, which celebrated its quarter-century anniversary in September. The manufacturer has supplied all the tyres for the event since 2002, and took the opportunity for a strong marketing presence.
Last November European legislation mandating the fitment of TPMS into new cars came into force. Since then, checking for functioning TPMS and associated warning lights has become part of the MOT process. As a result, TPMS is beginning to enter consumer consciousness. So is the TPMS market growing in line? And how are structural features such as the market’s distribution set-up affecting this growth? Tyres & Accessories spoke with Autogem managing partner and NTDA South East region chairman, Prashant Chopra in order to find out more.