CAM talks digitisation, self-service, and the pandemic

1st December 2020

Digitisation has been an extremely important trend in 2020, to say the least.

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Porsche Taycan the first car to use Pirelli Elect-marked tyres

1st December 2020

Pirelli launched the Elect marking at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and is designed to be available as original equipment for “the most modern cars on the road”.

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Sumitomo Rubber South Africa names new CEO

1st December 2020

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands for the African continent, has announced the appointment of Lubin Ozoux as its new CEO and Executive Director of SRSA effective 1 January 2021.

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Giti Tire secures Dacia OE fitments

1st December 2020

Giti Tire has won additional original equipment supply business with Groupe Renault after the GitiSynergyE1 was selected as OE for the new Dacia Sandero and Logan models.

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Goodyear develops eJob in drive to digitise tyre business

1st December 2020

Goodyear has launched an enhanced version of its eJob automated fleet inspection tool.

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An ‘unbeatable package’ of performance & price: UK launch for Alliance 372 VF

1st December 2020

During the summer Alliance Tire Group began showing off its Agri Star II Alliance 372 Agriflex+ VF and lines.

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An unprecedented year for the tyre business

1st December 2020

On 23 November, Oxford Dictionaries declared that “unprecedented” is the word of year.

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Michelin adds new CrossGrip tyre sizes

30th November 2020

Michelin has introduced two new sizes of its multi-purpose, all-season CrossGrip tyres for operators of backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers and small tractors.

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BTMA welcomes change to tyre labelling enforcement powers

30th November 2020

The British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed new legislation to enforce the tyre labelling regulation from 1 January using civil sanctions.

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Goodyear South Africa appoints Czyzyk managing director

30th November 2020

Piotr Czyzyk has been appointed managing director for Goodyear South Africa.

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Nynas exits reorganisation

30th November 2020

Nynas has exited company reorganisation after Swedish courts confirmed the process is now complete following a creditors meeting.

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Launch Pro 5 designed to speed up diagnostics

30th November 2020

The Launch X431 EURO PRO 5 PLUS is Launch UK’s latest addition to the market, based on the most up-to-date Android OS 9.

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PCL launches new CH3A01 and CH3A02 air connectors

30th November 2020

PCL has launched the CH3A01 Twin Swivel Clip-on Tyre Valve Connector and CH3A02 Single Swivel Clip-on Tyre Valve Connector.

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National Ambulance fleet tyre analysis shows punctures and sidewall damage the main non-wear change reasons

30th November 2020

Throughout 2020 Tyres & Accessories has been analysing the tyre choices of UK emergency services fleets.

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Davanti, Evergreen embrace race to electric vans

30th November 2020

Davanti and Evergreen have joined premium brands in hailing 2020 as “a big year for electric vans.

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Conti: European, US e-commerce accounts for 77 billion km per annum

30th November 2020

September’s new van registrations represented a bright spot in a dire year for new vehicles in Europe.

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Yokohama launching all-season van tyre in Europe and Russia

30th November 2020

Yokohama has announced that it will launch a new all-season tyre for European and Russian vans, the BluEarth-Van All Season RY61, in spring 2021.

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Maxxis Vansmart range ‘punches above its weight’ in latest independent tests

30th November 2020

Maxxis’s light commercial tyre range received a boost with the selection of the Mecotra ME3+ as the original equipment tyre on the 2021 Volkswagen Caddy 5.

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Wastefront signs exclusive project delivery partnership with Devaltec

27th November 2020

Norwegian waste tyre recycling company, Wastefront AS has entered into an exclusive long-term project delivery partnership with Devaltec LLC.

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Michelin-shod Mercedes-AMG achieves Nordschleife lap record

27th November 2020

Six minutes, 48.

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Tyre Boss: Tyre fill a popular solution

27th November 2020

While the company is best known for supplying and fitting specialist solid tyres, Tyre Boss also sources a wide range of off-highway tyre solution.

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Britishvolt chooses Mira for new global headquarters

27th November 2020

Advanced battery technology investor Britishvolt has announced its plans to make the Mira Technology Park Campus near Coventry the home of its 5000sqm global headquarters.

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GM recalls vehicles due to overcured Continental tyres

27th November 2020

In the USA, General Motors has issued a safety recall for certain 2020 and 2021 model-year Chevy, Cadillac, Buick and GMC pickup trucks and crossovers.

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Ateq launches electric vehicle battery balancer

27th November 2020

With electric vehicles soon to be a large part of the overall vehicle parc Ateq – a company best known in the tyre business for its TPMS products – has launched an industrial scale battery management tool.

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Tyres for electric buses: Continental working to shorten development time

27th November 2020

Continental is currently testing prototype tyres for electric buses at its Contidrom proving ground in northern Germany.

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Goodyear finalises Pure ETCR tyre specification

27th November 2020

In August Goodyear unveiled the treaded tyre it will supply to the new Pure ETCR electric touring car championship when it gets underway next year, and since then has benefitted from technical feedback supplied by series promoter Eurosport Events and the technical department at WSC Group.

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Four out of five consumers changing tyre shopping behaviour

26th November 2020

Following what was generally regarded as an insightful presentation on the impact of coronavirus on global, European and UK tyre markets, the panel for our “New Tyres in Corona-World” Virtual Tyre Industry Conference 2020 session (James Ward, senior insight manager, GfK; Andrea Manenti, VP north region, Bridgestone; and Pravesh Amtha, Sales General Manager Consumer UK&I, Goodyear) moved into a discussion relating to how manufacturers are working on creatively supporting the tyre trade in the face of the second lockdown and ongoing pandemic- and economy-related complications.

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Giti Tire delivers podium finishes in European on, off road events

26th November 2020

Giti Tire’s abbreviated 2020 truck racing calendar included events in Germany, the UK and Poland has delivered impressive results for the company.

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Goodyear moving low-volume tyre production from Colmar-Berg plant

26th November 2020

Approximately 100 jobs will be cut at the Goodyear tyre factory in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg under plans to relocate production of low-volume tyre lines to other Goodyear plants in Europe that have the required capacity and resources for the job.

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Bridgestone Battlax for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

26th November 2020

Another two-wheel OEM approval for Bridgestone.

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Fiat 500 & Panda to roll on Hankook tyres

26th November 2020

Hankook Tire will supply its Hankook Kinergy Eco² to Fiat Automobiles as an original equipment tyre for the Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda.

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Fintyre bidder Springwater’s offer includes 50 million euro capital increase

26th November 2020

The Springwater Capital financial group has made a binding offer for Fintyre, which is currently controlled by Bain Capital.

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Acorus wheel to debut next year

26th November 2020

The Acorus wheel, which Michelin and Maxion Wheels first presented as a prototype at the IAA 2017 motor show in Frankfurt, is coming to market next year.

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Hankook Technodome gains Korean ‘exemplary laboratory’ certification

26th November 2020

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Information & Communications Technology has given Hankook Tire and its Hankook Technodome R&D centre its ‘Certification of Exemplary Laboratories in Safety Management’, a distinction given to laboratories that have passed an expert assessment by leading professionals.

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UK car manufacturing down 18% in October

26th November 2020

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK car manufacturing output fell 18.

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Another Goodyear-Dunlop name change

25th November 2020

Following changes to the names of the Goodyear-Dunlop national organizations in the UK and Belgium, the tyre manufacturer's Poland-based company has now also been renamed, our colleagues at our German sister website Reifenpress.

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A quarter of Marangoni Holding shares up for sale

25th November 2020

Shares amounting to roughly a quarter of Marangoni Holding SpA are up for sale in three lots equal to 8.

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Trelleborg appoints Romberg SVP of combined Communications/HR function

25th November 2020

Trelleborg Group has named Patrik Romberg its new senior vice president of Communications and Human Resources.

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Bridgestone tyres for latest Yamaha MT-09

25th November 2020

The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 ABS will wear Bridgestone tyres as original equipment.

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Prometeon presents Pro Check fleet inspection and monitoring system

25th November 2020

Prometeon head office has announced the launch of Pro Check, a digital monitoring solution specifically conceived to offer an easy and effective tyre management for fleets and dealers.

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Goodyear looks to Soybeans to hit goal of replacing petroleum-derived oils by 2040

25th November 2020

Goodyear has set the goal of fully replacing petroleum-derived oils by 2040 by switching to “materials that deliver best-in-class quality and performance”.

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Toyo Serbia factory receives approval for 41 million euro subsidy

25th November 2020

Following the news that the Japanese tyremaker has received free land as part of the state support package for its Serbia tyre plant, the country’s state aid commission has approved the allocation of 41 million euros ($48.

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Bridgestone bringing Enliten to North America on 2021 Nissan Rogue

25th November 2020

The launch of the VW ID.

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Maxion: December start for Smart Wheel road testing

25th November 2020

It’s a little over a year since Maxion Wheels and ZF Openmatics announced they’d teamed up to develop the Smart Wheel, and Maxion now reports that road testing of this connectivity solution will commence in 2020.

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Motorsport UK confirms English restart on 2 December

24th November 2020

Motorsport UK has confirmed that the sport will resume in England, subject to local restrictions, with effect from 2 December when the second national lockdown period expires.

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Bridgestone gaining van fleet traction following all-season launches

24th November 2020

In August, Bridgestone launched new all-season van tyres under both its eponymous and its Firestone brands, the Duravis All Season and the Vanhawk Multiseason respectively.

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Launches, network expansion to support continued Goodyear Farm Tyres growth

24th November 2020

Goodyear Farm Tires’ European growth has continued in the first full year of trading since the brand’s return to Europe.

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Falken tyre prices going up in North America

24th November 2020

Sumitomo Rubber North America is set to increase prices the price of Falken and Ohtsu branded passenger, light truck and medium truck tyres in the US and Canada on as well as implementing inline adjustments on a per size basis.

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Prinx truck tyres being distributed in the USA by TBC

24th November 2020

TBC Brands, a North American tyre distributor, has introduced a range of Prinx Tires-branded medium radial truck tyres to the US market.

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Goodyear enters lubricants segment in India

24th November 2020

Goodyear has reportedly entered the automotive lubricants segment in India.

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