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A great season for Manchester City – and Nexen Tire

A great season for Manchester City – and Nexen Tire

Friday 20th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire is revelling in Manchester City FC’s Premier League success. Travis Kang, chief executive officer of Nexen Tire, states that as official tyre partner, Nexen is “thrilled” with Manchester City’s confirmation as Premier League champion.

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Lukatec launches ROI-Tread HS 6011 cushion gum extruder

Lukatec launches ROI-Tread HS 6011 cushion gum extruder

Friday 20th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Brazilian retreading machinery manufacturer Lukatec has launched its latest cushion gum extruder, the ROI-Tread HS 6011 and has also introduced two further models, the Compact 6007 and 6005. These new products join the ROI-Tread M, 100M, 200M and 300M in the Lukatec range.

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Two key B2B appointments at Michelin

Two key B2B appointments at Michelin

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin Tyre plc has announced key appointments to lead its B2B division covering the agricultural, bus/coach, earthmover, truck and van sectors. This sees Chris Smith, 34, appointed sales director B2B; and Helen Ratcliff, 38, named as marketing director – both with responsibility for the UK and Ireland.

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Hankook bringing world premières and smart tyre solutions to The Tire Cologne

Hankook bringing world premières and smart tyre solutions to The Tire Cologne

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

With 400 metres of exhibition space at The Tire Cologne, the team at Hankook Tire has plenty of room to stretch out. Or to present a broad range of products, including its new all-weather car tyre. The world première of this tyre – Hankook is keeping mum about its name – will take place at Stand A050, in Hall 6.1.

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40 years, 81 million tyres – Kama Tyres reaches milestone

40 years, 81 million tyres – Kama Tyres reaches milestone

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 years to the day since the first Kama truck tyre was produced in the Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory, parent company Tatneft reports that the plant has produced its 81 millionth tyre. The tyre will be presented to staff at an event held on 25 April to mark the plant’s 40th anniversary.

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Prolong dumper tyre life with correct air pressure maintenance

Prolong dumper tyre life with correct air pressure maintenance

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Having supplied 35,000 dumper truck tyres and wheels in the UK last year – 100 per cent of all dumper tyres for new trucks in our market – STARCO knows a thing or two about looking after these products. It’s therefore worth taking note when the company warns of the potential danger and additional cost of operating at low air pressure.

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Kenda presenting all-season range at The Tire Cologne

Kenda presenting all-season range at The Tire Cologne

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Kenda Tires is keen to replicate the success it has enjoyed with its car tyre business in North America over the last decade in European markets, and last year it introduced its first passenger car tyre specifically designed for the region, the Kenda Emera A1. This was followed by the Wintergen 2 winter tyre and Komendo Winter KR500 van tyre. The Taiwanese tyre maker is bringing its latest made-for-Europe product to The Tire Cologne, the Kenda Kenetica 4S all-season tyre.

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Magna MA04+ OTR tyre range released

Magna MA04+ OTR tyre range released

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest generation of OTR tyre for rigid dump trucks from Magna Tyres is now available. Called the Magna MA04+, the E4 tread radial is designed for surface mine applications and is produced in seven popular sizes, 27.00R49, 33.00R51, 37.00R57, 40.00R57, 46/90R57, 50/80R57 and 59/80R63. Compound options include cut resistant (A), heat resistant (B) and standard (S).

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Continental revises H1 2018 outlook

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

First half 2018 earnings at Continental AG are now expected to be around 150 million euros less than previously projected, the company reports. To blame for this negative development are exchange rate and inventory valuation effects, primarily in Continental’s tyre business. In response to anticipated lower earnings, Continental has revised its outlook for adjusted operating result (adjusted EBIT) within its Rubber Group for the period – this is expected to be around 100 million euros lower than in the first half of 2017.

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Dunlop takes over from Bridgestone as Saroléa technical partner

Dunlop takes over from Bridgestone as Saroléa technical partner

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

After four years of partnership with Bridgestone, Belgian motorcycle brand Saroléa has now selected Dunlop as a technical partner for its Saroléa SP7 electric racing motorcycle. Dunlop comments that the change of technical partner accompanies yesterday’s announcement of the next goal for Saroléa, which is to be recognised as a candidate for future Le Mans 24h and FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) competition and thus directly compete with the most powerful petrol-powered EWC machines. The switch, adds Dunlop, was a move Saroléa made “to help achieve this goal.”

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Tyresure celebrating 10 years of TPMS

Tyresure celebrating 10 years of TPMS

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyresure Ltd is celebrating its 10-year anniversary during May. Since the early days of the TPMS aftermarket in 2008, Tyresure has grown to become recognised as a European leader in the supply of TPMS solutions to the automotive aftermarket - and 2018 marks their 10th year of success in the industry.

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Pirelli develops organisation to support its Integrated Business Model

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

At the Pirelli Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 14 May 2018, Marco Tronchetti Provera will present to board members the tyre maker’s proposal for developing an organisation to support the company’s Integrated Business Model. This proposed organisation, which the executive vice-chairman and chief executive officer has already shared with the chairman of the board, involves a new distribution of responsibility within the company.

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Pyrolyx secures funding for US plant expansion

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Pyrolyx has signed a five-year mezzanine financing agreement for 5 million euros (about $6.1 million) with USAmerican Arena Growth Holdings. The capital will be used to finance global expansion, the development of production in the US, and optimization of Pyrolyx’s existing production capacity.

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Cartyzen coming to The Tire Cologne ahead of European launch

Cartyzen coming to The Tire Cologne ahead of European launch

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Introduced at Tire Technology Expo in February, the Zenises Group’s Cartyzen tyre subscription service will gain further exposure at The Tire Cologne next month through its presentation by Harjeev Kandhari, chief executive officer of Zenises.

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Sport sponsorship: Continental official partner, tyre of Giro d’Italia

Sport sponsorship: Continental official partner, tyre of Giro d’Italia

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has become the official tyre of the Giro d’Italia as part of a three-year agreement signed with organiser RCS Sport that sees the tyre maker also take on the role of official partner to the cycling Grand Tour race. As official tyre partner, Continental will collaborate with Shimano to supply both bicycle and car tyres for the neutral technical assistance team.

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