Nexen Tire, national associations joining ETRMA
During its Board of Directors meeting on 14 April, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association welcomed Nexen Tire Europe and the Czech Republic and Slovakia Tyre Producers’ Associations as new members of the Association, as of 2022. With their addition, the ETRMA will represent 15 global tyre manufacturers and 11 national sector Associations.
The Board also discussed and reaffirmed its strong commitment to the EU policy objective of a European economic recovery geared to meeting the Green deal ambitions, a digital Europe, and safer roads. ETRMA states that it is “fully committed to continue collaborating with the European Commission on the policy priorities to deliver on the green and digital transitions.”
The Board emphasised the importance for the industry and its entire supply chain to be supported by an appropriate regulatory framework, while continuing nurturing its dialogue and cooperation with the European Institutions and relevant stakeholders in order to deliver on the EU priorities and on a more competitive industry in Europe.
“The European tyre industry has been a global leader in tyre performance, innovation and research, sustained by a unique regulatory framework (such as minimum thresholds and labelling),” said Franco Annunziato, president of the ETRMA. “As we recently shared during our meeting with Commissioner Thierry Breton, we have the ambition to contribute even further to increased climate change mitigation targets, tackling tyre abrasion and continuing to improve road safety, whilst contributing to an increasingly circular economy.”
Fazilet Cinaralp, secretary general of the ETRMA, underlines that “this year our association will welcome new members: Nexen Tire Europe, as well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia Tyre Producers’ Associations. Our critical mass is growing and together we can create strong synergies to work even more efficiently towards a safer and greener Europe.”