Micheldever people and pedal power proves rewarding for charity month

22nd January 2021

Micheldever Tyre Service’s wholesale team covered almost 2000km by foot and bike in raising £11,000 for men’s health charities in November.

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The top tyre stories of 2020

22nd January 2021

Even for the best forward-planners, 2020 was a year of surprises.

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Continental expected to outperform Q2020 estimates

22nd January 2021

Despite the pandemic-led pressures of 2020, Continental AG will outperform the consensus of analyst estimates of its fourth-quarter 2020 financial performance, according to Jefferies Equity Research.

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Kama Tyres to make off-highway tyres at Nizhnekamsk plant

22nd January 2021

In addition to working towards expanding capacity for all-steel truck tyres at its Nizhnekamsk Truck Tyre Factory (NZGSh) by a further 1.

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Air France extends, broadens Michelin partnership

22nd January 2021

A decade ago, Air France entered into a ten-year tyre supply contract with Michelin.

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Vaculug celebrates zero accidents in 2020

22nd January 2021

Vaculug Ltd has reported zero accidents for 2020.

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Nokian Tyres introduces flexible shift model at Finnish car tyre plant

22nd January 2021

A new contract covering the workforce at the Nokian Tyres plant in Finland will allow for more flexible working hours in 2021.

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B&J Rocket launches 2021 retreader rewards loyalty promotion

22nd January 2021

B&J Rocket is offering retreaders the opportunity to earn reward points with every purchase of B&J products throughout the year.

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Falken bringing 2 cars to Nürburgring 24H Race & NLS Series

22nd January 2021

A decade on from debuting a sole Porsche 997 GT3 R on the Nordschleife, Falken will field a pair of the latest-generation 911 GT3 R cars in both the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and 24-Hour race in 2021.

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Continental: WinterContact TS 870 coming soon, followed by SportContact 7

22nd January 2021

Its market launch was actually planned for last autumn, but Continental postponed the introduction of its new WinterContact TS 870 until 2021 for corona-related reasons.

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President Biden from a tyre perspective

21st January 2021

Less than 24 hours after Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th president of the USA, “Trump, the presidential limo and its tyres” – first published in August 2020 was amongst our most popular stories of the day.

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Continental appoints new UK and Eire OTR sales manager

21st January 2021

Mike Leedham has been appointed as the new off-the-road (OTR) Sales Manager for Continental Tyre Group.

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Continental offering ‘HL’ tyres for heavy electric vehicles

21st January 2021

Large, powerful cars and SUVs with electric or hybrid drives are substantially heavier than conventional ICE-powered vehicles and thus need tyres that can handle greater loads.

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Nexen Tire Europe raising prices by up to 6.6%

21st January 2021

Nexen Tire Europe has announced plans to raise tyre prices across the board.

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Trelleborg expands EMR radial range for loaders and dumpers

21st January 2021

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is gearing up to release the newest additions to its EMR range of earthmover radial tyres for critical construction applications.

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Papadimitriou stepping down as Pirelli GM, co-CEO

21st January 2021

Pirelli and Angelos Papadimitriou, the tyre maker’s general manager and co-CEO, have agreed to end their working relationship.

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5 more years: BTCC extends Goodyear tyre supply

21st January 2021

After debuting in 2020 as exclusive tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), having taken over from sister brand Dunlop, Goodyear has now signed up for a further five years.

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Brexit, Covid and shipping cost increases point to tyre price hikes in 2021

20th January 2021

After months of mounting pressure on UK ports, the automotive industry is bearing visible signs of strain.

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Using technology to create efficiencies in mobile tyre service

20th January 2021

One of the most pronounced effects of the pandemic on the tyre retail business has been the uptick in online and mobile tyre business.

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Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

20th January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, say workshop management specialists TechMan.

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KTM 890 Duke to wear ContiRoad tyres

20th January 2021

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM and Continental Motorcycle Tires have announced a new cooperation for the new year: Upon its launch in 2021, the KTM 890 Duke will come equipped with ContiRoad tyres as standard equipment.

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Guayule ‘milestone’ – Bridgestone & NRGene assemble new genome

20th January 2021

The dream of securing natural rubber supplies in the vicinity of production facilities and reducing dependency upon hevea rubber plantations has preoccupied Bridgestone Corporation for the past decade.

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India: Tyre makers’ operating profits to exceed pre-corona levels

20th January 2021

According to S&P Global’s CRISIL Ratings, the tyre industry will be one of the few sectors in India where operating profits surpass pre-crisis levels.

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Vietnam Rubber Group to expand tyre and tube production

19th January 2021

Vietnam Rubber Group says it achieved its revenue and profit targets for 2020, reporting profit of VNĐ5 trillion (roughly US$200 million) on sales of VNĐ25.

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Hankook supplying OE tyres to Audi RS Q8

19th January 2021

Hankook Tire is delivering original equipment tyres for the Audi RS Q8.

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Vietnam-based tyremakers could be “cleared” by US anti-dumping investigation

19th January 2021

Vietnamese officials have interpreted the US Department of Commerce (DOC) anti-dumping investigation preliminary conclusions as “very positive” for Vietnam-produced car tyres.

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VRA elects new chair and deputy chair

19th January 2021

Philip Nothard has been elected as the new chair of the Vehicle Remarketing Association, succeeding Sam Watkins, who has held the role for the last two years.

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Kordsa is lightening EV batteries with its carbon fibre fabrics

19th January 2021

Expanding its competencies with investments in the composites field, reinforcement leader Kordsa will supply British company TRB Lightweight Structures with carbon fibre fabrics for TRB’s mass production of EV battery enclosures.

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Tread durability up 38%: Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo 2

19th January 2021

Goodyear has brought out a second generation of its summer van and light truck tyre.

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Plant closure could be “tip of iceberg” for new car supply issues – VRA

19th January 2021

The latest temporary closure of Honda’s Swindon plant because of parts shortages could be the “tip of the iceberg” for new car supply issues in 2021, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is warning.

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DfT updates old tyre guidance, warns of unlimited fines in England

19th January 2021

Less than two weeks before the new 10-year-old tyre ban takes effect and two weeks after DVSA updated its definition of the rules, the Department for Transport (DfT) has released new guidance on how to understand the legislation as well as a summary of the corresponding penalties.

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January launch for Goodyear Efficient Grip 2 SUV

19th January 2021

A successor to the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV has arrived.

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Rallye Monte-Carlo marks Pirelli’s exclusive WRC comeback

19th January 2021

On Thursday, Pirelli will return as exclusive tyre supplier to the FIA World Rally Championship after an absence of more than ten years.

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Michael van Gerwen leads list of Toyo darts award nominees

18th January 2021

Tyre manufacturer Toyo has announced the nominees for the Televised Performance of the Year Award as part of its sponsorship of the highest standard of darts.

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GRI breaks ground on phase 2 of $100 million speciality tyre plant

18th January 2021

GRI has laid the foundation stone for the second phase of its $100 million manufacturing facility in Badalgama, Sri Lanka.

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Kumho gains China Red Dot Design award

18th January 2021

Kumho Tire has the distinction of being the only tyre manufacturer to be honoured with a 2020 China Red Dot Design award.

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Better training needed to make ADAS a benefit and not a potential hazard – IAM RoadSmart

18th January 2021

Vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, the DVSA and driving instructors should include a comprehensive lesson for motorists on how to use advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) so they are a road safety benefit and not a potential hazard, says IAM RoadSmart following the publication of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) ‘How to maximize the road safety benefits of ADAS’ report.

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Continental extends ContiOnlineContact to OTR and agricultural tyres

18th January 2021

Continental has expanded ContiOnlineContact digital online dealer portal to include OTR and agricultural tyres.

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Ferentino tyres, the spiritual children of Marangoni

18th January 2021

Following the official opening of the Ferentino tyre factory in Sri Lanka last week, a closer look reveals that the company has even more in common with its European and particularly Italian colleagues than it first appears.

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Bridgestone appoints Marko Ibrahim to head USA retail business

18th January 2021

Marko Ibrahim is the new president of Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), the Bridgestone Americas subsidiary responsible for operating a network of more than 2,200 tyre and vehicle service centres across the United States of America.

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Päivi Leskinen to become Nokian Tyres’ SVP of HR

18th January 2021

Nokian Tyres has appointed Päivi Leskinen its senior vice president of Human Resources.

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18th Dakar gold for Goodyear-shod truck team

18th January 2021

On Saturday the Kamaz-Master factory team once again achieved a category win in the toughest rally in the world, the Dakar.

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88 per cent of independent garages offer vulnerable MOT customers a pick-up service

15th January 2021

As another example of how the way we are doing business nowadays has been changed by the COVID pandemic, a survey carried out by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has revealed that 88 per cent of independent garages are currently offering an MOT collection and delivery service for clinically extremely vulnerable and self-isolating people.

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$250 million Ferentino tyre factory opens in Sri Lanka

15th January 2021

Ferentino Tyre Corporation’s Horana, Sri Lanka tyre factory was officially opened by Sri Lankan president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 14 January 2021.

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IGA launches new COVID-19 Garage Guide to support independents

15th January 2021

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has released the Garage Guide to Working During COVID-19, to help independent garages easily find the guidance they need to support them through the current lockdown.

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Versalis and AGR make tyre-derived product development agreement

15th January 2021

Versalis, the Eni-owned elastomer-maker, and AGR, a devulcanization specialist, have signed an agreement to develop products and applications of recycled rubber.

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February launch for Kenda KM1 sport touring radial

15th January 2021

Developed and tested in the USA, the new KM1 radial marks Kenda’s entry into the highly competitive sport touring market.

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Pirelli: 78 OE approvals for BMW 8 Series

15th January 2021

Pirelli shares that its tyres have gained a total of 78 original equipment homologations for the latest versions of the BMW 8 Series Coupe, Gran Coupe, and Cabrio, including M Sport models.

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Sailun boosting Vietnam production to meet demand in Europe & North America

15th January 2021

During today’s extraordinary shareholders meeting, its first of 2021, Sailun Group confirmed plans for the third phase of expansion at its wholly-owned Sailun (Vietnam) Co.

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GRI supports rubber farming communities with Green X Circle

14th January 2021

GRI recently held two outreach events with some of the natural rubber farming communities it works with.

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