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Success for Maxxis-supported Naylor at BTRDA Trackrod Rally

Success for Maxxis-supported Naylor at BTRDA Trackrod Rally

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Maxxis-supported rally driver Pat Naylor achieved back-to-back victories at the Trackrod Rally, Yorkshire. His first in class finish highlighted the synergy between car, driver and Maxxis’ R19 tyre, finishing the season in style.

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EU rejects claims Pirelli isn’t related to CNRC and Aeolus

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Having published its definitive decision on Chinese-produced truck tyre dumping, the European Union has also rejected claims that Pirelli is not related to either China National Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd (CNRC, which is owned by ChemChina) or Aeolus. Therefore, any tyres made by any of the related companies in China have to be subject to comparable import tariffs.

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Autopromotec 2019 initiates international promotion plan

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Autopromotec 2019, which is scheduled to be held next 22-26 May in Bologna, has shared details of its latest international promotion strategy. According to the show’s organisers, the international promotion action plan will benefit from the support of ICE (Institute for Foreign Trade) as part of the "Extraordinary Plan for Made in Italy products Made - Strengthening the great national events 2016-2018" programme promoted by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

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EC: “Important number of subsidies” uncovered by anti-subsidy investigation

EC: “Important number of subsidies” uncovered by anti-subsidy investigation

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to announcing its final decision on measures related to Case AD640, its anti-dumping proceeding on new and retreaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, the European Commission has commented briefly on Case AS641, the anti-subsidy investigation focusing on these products.

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Nexen and Grupo Soledad

Nexen and Grupo Soledad

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire Europe has celebrated its 25-year business relationship with Grupo Soledad together with 100 guests in Madrid. Guests included replacement customers, car dealers as well as Rental and Leasing companies.

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EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union has made its conclusive statement on the introduction of anti-dumping tariffs on truck and bus tyres and retreads manufactured in China. As previously announced, the EU will impose fixed rate anti-dumping duties on the products, with the final regulation 2018/1579 implemented from 23 October. This ends speculation that percentage rates could be applied. In fact, the EU has revised tariff levels up, almost across the board.

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Yokohama tyres OE on China-made BMW X3

Yokohama tyres OE on China-made BMW X3

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Advan Sport V105 tyres made at Yokohama Rubber’s factory in Suzhou, China will be supplied as original equipment for BMW X3 models manufactured in China. The Suzhou plant began shipping size 245/50R19 105W OE tyres bearing the BMW ‘star’ mark on the sidewall in May.

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Hankook tyres OE on VW Tiguan

Hankook tyres OE on VW Tiguan

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen has approved the all-season Hankook Ventus S1 noble 2 [Pattern H452] as an original equipment tyre for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. Two Ventus S1 noble 2 sizes – 255/45R19H and 255/40R20V XL – are being fitted to versions of the SUV sold in the USA.

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Tyre manufacturer share prices fall as demand loses pressure

Tyre manufacturer share prices fall as demand loses pressure

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Shares in tyre manufacturers dropped by as much as 9 per cent on Friday 19th October 2018, following Michelin reports that third quarter demand was down and that it was not expected to improve in the fourth quarter. Shares fell 6 per cent in early Paris trading to a seven-year low, but continued downwards and were down more than 9 per cent by mid-afternoon to 89.54 euros.

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Continental wins in sport auto tyre test

Continental wins in sport auto tyre test

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

If I were a winter tyre developer at Continental, I’d be getting smug by this point in time. The brand can boast yet another tyre test win, this time with sport auto. The German performance car magazine has named the WinterContact TS 850 P victor of its six-brand test.

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Michelin predicts significant slowdown in car and truck tyre demand

Michelin predicts significant slowdown in car and truck tyre demand

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

While presenting its nine-month 2018 results, Michelin has predicted a significant slowdown in passenger and truck tyre market conditions in the second half of the year. However, the well-known tyre manufacturer also predicted “sustained growth” in the speciality sector, which consists of OTR, two-wheel, aircraft and agricultural tyres.

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Continental to supply JLG telehanders with jointly-developed tyre

Continental to supply JLG telehanders with jointly-developed tyre

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new five-year supply agreement names Continental as solid tyre provider for JLG telehanders. The two companies have also worked together to develop a tyre for these machines. The resulting product is called the Continental TeleMaster, and this tyre is the priority fitment on all JLG telehandlers manufactured and sold.

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Bridgestone now a Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Bridgestone now a Worldwide Paralympic Partner

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new agreement has expanded Bridgestone Corporation’s involvement in international sport. The tyre maker and rubber manufacturer has become a Worldwide Paralympic Partner; it is the seventh entity to associate itself with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in this capacity.

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Seven new Vredestein Traxion Optimall sizes

Seven new Vredestein Traxion Optimall sizes

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vredestein Traxion Optimall tyre range has grown to a total of ten fitments with the addition of seven further sizes. The first of these new sizes will be introduced at the EIMA agricultural show in Bologna next week.

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GKN Wheels publishes hub catalogue

GKN Wheels publishes hub catalogue

18th October 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels and Structures has produced a new catalogue covering the company’s extensive range of hubs and spindles. With detailed technical and application information, together with images and dimensioned line drawings of each product in the range, the catalogue also includes full details of the company’s recently launched Profi-Hub range.

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