SME Bank lends 48.7 million rubles to tyre pyrolysis firm Intech Eco

23rd September 2020

The Russian SME Bank has lent 48.

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BASF invests 16 million euros into Pyrum waste tyre oil recovery

23rd September 2020

BASF SE has announced that it is investing 16 million euros into Pyrum Innovations AG, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tyres, headquartered in Dillingen/Saar, Germany.

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Overall positive result – European clubs test winter PCR tyres

23rd September 2020

Three leading European motoring associations have published the results of their joint 2020 winter car tyre test.

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Siemens to bolster Nizhnekamsk plant logistics

23rd September 2020

Kama Tyres Tatneft’s Nizhnekamsk Truck Tyre Factory has signed an agreement with Siemens to expand the logistics system previously installed within the plant.

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Marangoni introduces Ringtread Blackline ICE202 drive pattern

23rd September 2020

Marangoni has enlarged its range of pre-cure rings and treads for winter applications with a new product, the Ringtread Blackline ICE202.

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Giti launches 17.5” GAU867v1 for hard urban distribution

22nd September 2020

Giti Tire has extended its Giti GAU867v1 all-position tyre range to size 215/75R17.

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Nokian shifts tyre retail model focus

22nd September 2020

Nokian Tyres has shifted away from its Vianor retail franchise concept in Germany.

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UK could lose out to Europe in battery recycling market

22nd September 2020

The UK is at risk of losing out to the rest of Europe when it comes to the automotive lithium ion battery recycling market, according to a new research report published this week by WMG at the University of Warwick and backed by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Faraday Battery Challenge at Innovate UK.

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Cooper Tire publishes 2019 Global Sustainability Report

22nd September 2020

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company released its eighth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Report – “Responsibility the Cooper Way” – on 21 September.

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Pirelli CFO partners with UN Compact ‘Principles of Integrated SDG investments and finance’

22nd September 2020

The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), brought together Chief Financial officers from leading companies around the world to launch “CFO Principles of Integrated SDG investments and finance” in the context of the 75th UN General Assembly on 21 September 2020.

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Michelin gives family crane business a lift

22nd September 2020

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelins covered more than twice the distance normally seen from the firm’s previous tyre of choice.

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It’s an ill wind…

22nd September 2020

Much has been written about the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown and it is fair to say that, in general, these effects are perceived as negative.

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Itochu sold 26 Kwik-Fit freeholds in the first half of 2020

22nd September 2020

While speculation continues relating to the apparent sale of the Kwik-Fit tyre retail business, we do know that the Itochu-owned enterprise sold the freeholds to 26 of its branches in a double-digit million-pound series of transactions during the first half of 2020.

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ETEL, Kwik-Fit decline to comment on sale speculation

21st September 2020

On Friday 18 September 2020, it emerged that Kwik-Fit and European Tyre Enterprises Ltd (ETEL) owner Itochu has appointed investment bankers Nomura to act as its strategic investment consultancy with relation to the future of its European tyre business.

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Strong used car market and busy aftersales, latest franchised dealers’ survey reveals

21st September 2020

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, has published the findings of the latest ‘post-lockdown automotive retail’ survey.

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Podium finishes mark Goodyear’s return to Le Mans 24H

21st September 2020

Goodyear’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans was marked by two podium finishes and a flyover by the Goodyear Blimp during the race.

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Addressing the EV ‘charging anxiety’ problem

21st September 2020

We are continually being told that electric vehicles are the future – indeed, petrol and diesel-engined vehicles are scheduled to be phased out in the UK market; the original deadline was 2040, but this was brought forward to 2035, and there is talk of possibly introducing the ban in 2030.

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DriveRightData partners with Bridgestone on Mobox project

21st September 2020

DriveRightData is partnering with Bridgestone, providing tyre identification and product matching capabilities data for the tyre manufacturer’s recently-launched Mobox monthly tyre and car maintenance subscription service.

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Hankook, SK Planet partner on road hazard detection sensor project

21st September 2020

Hankook Tire & Technology Co.

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Double Coin opens its largest US warehouse in Texas

21st September 2020

Double Coin has expanded its distribution infrastructure in the USA with the addition of a new warehouse in Houston, Texas.

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Kwik Fit owner Itochu prepares for sale scenario

19th September 2020

The UK’s largest tyre retailer, Kwik Fit, is being prepared for a sale.

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Guizhou Tyre raises 1 billion yuan for Vietnam tyre factory in private share issue

18th September 2020

On 4 September 2020 Guizhou Tyre Co.

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Toyo given free land as part of 364 million euro Serbia tyre factory investment

18th September 2020

The Serbian state is set to give Japanese tyre manufacturer Toyo 637,455 square metres of land worth roughly 3 million euros for its newest factory.

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Landsail named official tyre partner of Leicester City

18th September 2020

Landsail Tyres is the new Official Tyre Partner of Leicester City.

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Wall Street Wolves with a taste for tyres…Goodyear & the hostile takeover attempt of 1986

18th September 2020

Robert (Bob) Mercer died in August 2020, aged 96.

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Béthune tyre factory closure ‘the only viable path’: Bridgestone

18th September 2020

Tyres & Accessories contacted Bridgestone for its response to the statement put out by French authorities following its decision to shutter its tyre factory in Béthune, France.

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Michelin supplying 54 cars in delayed 24 Hours of Le Mans

18th September 2020

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans commences tomorrow, but you’re not invited.

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New Hankook winter tyres – 1st test success with Auto Bild

18th September 2020

As reported earlier this month, Hankook Tire has released its latest winter products for motorists and Western and Central Europe.

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2 new affiliate members join TRA

18th September 2020

Two supplier businesses closely linked to the end-of-life tyre recovery chain in the UK have joined the Tyre Recovery Association.

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TyreSafe launches Tyre Safety Month campaign with online briefing

17th September 2020

TyreSafe has launched its 2020 Tyre Safety Month campaign with its first online briefing.

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Tyre particulate solution wins James Dyson Award

17th September 2020

The Tyre Collective – winners of the James Dyson Awards 2020 – have designed a device to capture tyre particulate at source.

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European tyre industry to help achieve new EU climate goals

17th September 2020

The European Commission’s new target of a 55 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has been welcomed by the tyre industry.

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TerminalMaster V.ply: Continental renames port tyres

17th September 2020

Continental is changing the name of its StraddleMaster+ port tyre line to TerminalMaster V.

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10 Chinese rubber firms receive national green factory status

17th September 2020

On 12 September 2020, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published its fourth batch of green manufacturing lists.

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3.5 million fewer new cars on UK & European roads

17th September 2020

During the first eight months of this year, 3,481,721 fewer new cars were registered throughout the UK and the European Union than in the same period of 2019.

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Linglong’s Serbia factory faces local environmental opposition

17th September 2020

Environmental campaigners have been protesting against Linglong’s  Zrenjanin, Serbia tyre factory.

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New kid on the block: Vredestein launches full North American range

17th September 2020

Dutch tyre brand Vredestein, part of the Apollo Tyres family since 2009, is a name well-known amongst European motorists.

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Linglong renews VfL Wolfsburg sleeve partnership

17th September 2020

The five-year-old sponsorship arrangement between Linglong Tire and German Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg has been given a further boost with a two-year extension of the 2019-initiated sleeve partnership.

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Bridgestone Béthune closure ‘a premeditated assassination’ – Bertrand

16th September 2020

The president of the Hauts-de-France region has labelled Bridgestone’s planned closure of its Béthune tyre manufacturing plant “brutal” and a “premeditated assassination.

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Auto Bild tests winter tyres

16th September 2020

The latest issue of Auto Bild warns motorists not to buy a pig in a poke.

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Double Coin tyre experts praise Crystex Cure Pro

16th September 2020

Double Coin Tires engineers praised the benefits of Eastman’s Eastman Crystex Cure Pro insoluble sulphur alongside scientists from the chemicals manufacturer Eastman during a joint speech at the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) conference on 15 September.

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18 and 19-inch 4×4 tyres sizes experience price recovery

16th September 2020

4x4 tyre sales may have fallen due to the effects of coronavirus and lockdown, but prices in certain key sizes are actually higher than they were before those challenges presented themselves at the start of the year.

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Conti UK: High quality service to continue following Aachen tyre factory closure

16th September 2020

Following the closure of Continental’s Aachen, Germany tyre production facility, Tyres & Accessories asked representatives of the company’s UK operation (Continental Tyre Group) what the impact will be on local customers.

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Bitumina becomes Nynas’ largest shareholder

16th September 2020

Having exited US sanctions in May 2020, Nynas – which supplies oils to the tyre and rubber industries – has continued an eventful year by announcing significant ownership changes that put Bitumina in a commanding position amongst its shareholders.

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Axing for the sake of axing: Unions denounce closure of profitable Continental tyre plant

16th September 2020

The union representing employees at a closure-threatened Continental factory has responded angrily to the decision, accusing Continental of “sacrificing” a “profitable tyre plant” as part of its savings programme.

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Bridgestone to close Bethune, France plant

16th September 2020

Bridgestone has announced its plan to close its Bethune plant in France.

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Nexen Tire renews Manchester City partnership for third time

16th September 2020

Nexen Tire’s renewal of its Manchester City partnership for a third term sees the tyre manufacturer aim to “further boost co-branding opportunities, media and marketing partnerships, and much more for both parties”.

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Goodyear Blimp returning to European motorsport

16th September 2020

Some 35 years after its last race appearance on our side of the Atlantic, this summer the Goodyear Blimp will once again be seen at some of Europe’s most prestigious motorsport events.

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Maxam introduces 63” mining tyre

16th September 2020

Maxam Tire has expanded its portfolio for mining applications with the addition of the largest tyre it has ever made, the MS453 53/80R63 open pit mining radial.

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Dunlop Sport All Season claims ‘breakthrough’

15th September 2020

Dunlop has confirmed its entrance onto the all-season tyre market.

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