Nokian Tyres: ‘strong volume & profit growth’ in H1 2021

3rd August 2021

The difference a year can make.

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Hankook joins Australian ELT stewardship scheme

3rd August 2021

Hankook Tire & Technology Group is the latest tyre manufacturer to partner with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), an organisation set up to promote the development of viable markets for end-of-life tyres, and as such is now contributing to the National Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme.

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Trelleborg divesting Czech technical rubber business

3rd August 2021

Trelleborg Group has signed an agreement to divest a technical rubber products operation.

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Continental to use recycled PET bottles in tyre production

3rd August 2021

We’re used to encountering yarn spun from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in clothing and soft furnishings, but from next year motorists will be able to buy Continental tyres containing this material.

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Michelin announces North America price increases

3rd August 2021

The price of certain aftermarket Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal passenger and light truck tyres will rise by up to eight per cent in the USA and Canada from 1 September.

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Bridgestone boosts fleet portfolio with Azuga acquisition

3rd August 2021

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has reached an agreement with tech-focused private equity firm Sumeru Equity Partners, connected vehicle specialist Danlaw and other shareholders to purchase Azuga Holdings, Inc.

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GRI Peakmaster Snow tyre offers winter material handling performance

2nd August 2021

Sri Lanka based tyre manufacturer GRI has designed and developed a special material handling solid tyre to operate indoors and outdoors snowy terrain.

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Red flag halts Davanti Tyres-backed Zelos charge at Oulton Park

2nd August 2021

Dan Zelos was the fastest driver in the field in the Mini Challenge at Oulton Park as he strengthened his push for the drivers championship title.

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Dunlop riders on MXGP, WMX podiums in Belgium

2nd August 2021

Dunlop rider Romain Febvre scored his first Grand Prix win of the FIM Motocross World Championship season at Lommel, Belgium, on Sunday.

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Wheely-Safe signs deal with Translink after successful trial

2nd August 2021

Translink has signed a contract to protect its entire 1,400-strong bus and coach fleet with the latest generation Wheely-Safe technology.

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TireHub: Bridgestone/Goodyear JV sets new volume records

2nd August 2021

TireHub, the USA-based national tyre distributor jointly by Bridgestone Americas and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, is now three years old.

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Prometeon expands warehouse, adds to Pirelli IF agri range

2nd August 2021

Prometeon Tyre Group shares that it recently extended storage capacity at its central warehouse in Germany to accommodate additional stocks of agricultural tyres.

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Mulch from OTR tyres: Eagle Edge 360

2nd August 2021

US-based tyre recycling equipment specialist Eagle International has unveiled a machine capable of producing rubber mulch.

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SRI trialling hydrogen energy in tyre manufacture

2nd August 2021

This month, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

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Falken nominated twice at 2021 International Motor Film Awards

30th July 2021

Falken has received two nominations for its films at the "International Motor Film Awards 2021”.

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New Wheels & Tyres Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

30th July 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the first 3 chapters in a new suite on Tyres.

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Ralson India acquiring local rights to Dunlop brand name

30th July 2021

Tyre maker Ralson India Ltd, manufacturer of the Ralco tyre brand and a firm that calls itself “India’s fastest growing automotive tyre company,” has entered into an agreement to acquire rights to the Dunlop name in India.

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Comment: Tyre fitters are here to stay

30th July 2021

In addition to the latest news and analysis, July’s edition of Tyres & Accessories features the aftermarket, van tyres as well the agricultural/industrial/speciality tyre sector.

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Hyundai chooses Pirelli for Kona N

30th July 2021

Pirelli has developed a version of its P Zero tyre specifically for the recently-launched Hyundai Kona N, the first SUV produced by Hyundai’s sporting N division.

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BMW M4 riding on Continental tyres

30th July 2021

Continental shares that BMW has chosen it as an original equipment supplier for the new M4.

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Fourth size joins Goodyear RH-4A+ line-up

30th July 2021

A new size is available in the Goodyear RH-4A+ range of off-highway haulage tyres.

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Heuver to expand with new mounting centre in Hardenberg

29th July 2021

Heuver is to expand its operations with a new Mounting Centre in Hardenberg.

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Vaculug launches dealer network

29th July 2021

Vaculug is introducing a new dealer network strategy from 1 August 2021 onwards.

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Linglong Tire cooperating with Volvo Group’s Shandong Lingong

29th July 2021

Shandong Linglong Tire has signed a strategic cooperation with Shandong Lingong, and no, this isn’t a typo.

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Kenda Tires Europe appoints reifen.com as distribution partner

29th July 2021

Kenda Tires Europe will distribute its full passenger car tyre portfolio across Germany and Austria via reifen.

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Colewood appoints ex-Kwik Fit finance director

29th July 2021

In mid-July Colewood Automotive named Chris Higgins as its new finance director.

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Kwik Fit expansion: Bath added to target list of 25 towns and cities

29th July 2021

Kwik Fit has added Bath to its list of target locations for new centres, making it 25 towns and cities that the UK’s largest retail chain is focusing on.

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Continental developing pantographs for ‘trolleytrucks’

29th July 2021

Trolleybuses may be long gone from our roads, but the concept behind them is once again being evaluated, this time for HGVs: Although numerous governments and major truck manufacturers are exploring liquid fuel cell technology as a means of reducing CO2 emissions in road freight transportation, Germany is additionally considering an entirely different approach, with a government advisory body recommending railway-style overhead lines along 2,500 miles of its autobahn network.

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Global tyre markets – June 2021

29th July 2021

Reporting market trends for the month of June, Michelin notes that the current shortage of semiconductors strongly dampened recovery within the global automotive industry, which impacted upon sales of original equipment passenger vehicle and light truck tyres.

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Hexpol completes 48 million euro Unica acquisition

28th July 2021

Hexpol completed the 48 million euro acquisition of 100 per cent of Unión de Industrias C.

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Nankang Winter Activa SV-4 winter tyre launches with 10% better snow braking

28th July 2021

Nankang has launched a new winter tyre developed exclusively for the European cold season.

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Back in 2021: Firestone sponsoring All Points East

28th July 2021

Firestone returns to the All Points East festival as sponsor for a third time over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Michelin publishes “solid” H1 2021 results

28th July 2021

The Michelin Group has shared details about what chief executive officer Florent Menegaux calls “a very good first half.

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Roberto Righi becomes deputy general manager at Prometeon Tyre Group

28th July 2021

Prometeon Tyre Group has named Roberto Righi as deputy general manager.

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Nigel Owens the closing speaker at 2021 Tyre Industry Conference

28th July 2021

The 7th Tyre Industry Conference to be held at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 7 October 2021 (sponsored by GB Tyre UK Ltd in association with Linglong Tyres) will close-out with rugby union referee Nigel Owens speaking.

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Kwik Fit: More UK drivers considering EVs, investment in charging infrastructure essential

28th July 2021

Electric vehicles account for a growing proportion of the UK car parc and will continue to do so in the years to come.

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Michelin facilitating shift to zero emissions with Watèa

28th July 2021

In order to support its corporate customers in transitioning to zero-emission mobility, at the end of last month Michelin launched ‘Watèa by Michelin’.

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MOT-based tyre demand holds fast in 2020

27th July 2021

With tyre specialists doing as much mechanical work as ever, and with autocentres representing a growing proportion of the top 25 tyre retailers, understanding the so-called aftermarket side of the business is important.

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Marangoni GRP to evaluate production options in coming months

27th July 2021

In its latest Annual Report, India’s GRP Ltd.

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Jinyu: Further international tyre factories on the agenda

27th July 2021

With an increasing number of countries and regional groupings implementing anti-dumping and countervailing policies against Chinese-produced, Chinese tyremakers are describing the situation as “not optimistic”.

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Funding for truck & car tyre retreading study

27th July 2021

Established in 2020, AZuR is a German-based innovation network for end-of-life tyre recycling with a membership list that includes retreading and recycling firms, academia and state agencies.

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Bentley & Bucci develop 22” carbon fibre wheel

27th July 2021

As Jeremy Clarkson may have uttered back in the pre-Steakrage glory days of Top Gear, this is the biggest carbon fibre wheel…in the world.

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Pirelli P Zero RA tyres lock out Rally di Roma podium

26th July 2021

Giandomenico Basso beat Italian rally champion Andrea Crugnola and Hungary’s Norbert Herczig to make an all-Pirelli podium at the Rally di Roma Capitale.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions offers cybersecurity management within diagnostic software

26th July 2021

“Behind the terms: Security Gateway, Certificate Based Automotive Security, Protection of Vehicle Diagnostics, Central Gateway and CAN Gateway, are systems designed to protect modern vehicles against unauthorised access and manipulation of their data,” explained Neil Hilton, Head of Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) UK.

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SharkEye introduces three new wheel aligners

26th July 2021

SharkEye introduced three new wheel aligners in June – the BigEye, the Husky and the Ibex.

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Kumho continues Spurs partnership

26th July 2021

It’s business as usual for Kumho Tyre and Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Avon Tyres OE on Tarform Luna Racer electric motorbike

26th July 2021

Avon Tyres has been selected as Original Equipment (OE) by New York-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Tarform.

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Nynas changes hands again

26th July 2021

After a turbulent few years, tyre industry supplier, Nynas AB has changed hands again signing a binding agreement with an investment vehicle managed by Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP for the acquisition of the entire equity stake (49.

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Sumitomo Rubber boosting capacities at Brazil tyre plant

26th July 2021

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

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Trelleborg – Higher Q2 2021 EBIT despite rising raw material costs

26th July 2021

Trelleborg Wheel Systems enjoyed strong year-on-year organic sales growth in the three months to 30 June, reports parent company Trelleborg AB.

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