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How tyre management can decide Lausitzring DTM: Hankook

How tyre management can decide Lausitzring DTM: Hankook

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook and the DTM return to Germany’s Lausitzring is the venue for round seven of the DTM season with the title race coming to a head. The exclusive tyre supplier to the series says that its race tyre could play a key role in the final stages of the season, due to its “high degree of consistency and predictability”, which allow for aggressive race strategies.

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‘Strong’ second quarter for Magna

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Fast-growing OTR tyre company Magna Tyres Group has followed up a good first quarter with a “very strong” second, the company reports.

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Pirelli sponsors Concorso Italiano at Monterey Car Week

Pirelli sponsors Concorso Italiano at Monterey Car Week

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli unveiled a US show sponsorship at Monterey Car Week. Represented at various events throughout the week, Pirelli appeared on both vintage and new cars, sponsoring the Concorso Italiano, which claims to be the world’s largest luxury and exotic Italian car show.

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Goodyear working on 18” tyre for NASCAR Cup Series

Goodyear working on 18” tyre for NASCAR Cup Series

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has been working with NASCAR on plans to introduce a new 18” tyre in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2021. Goodyear’s director of racing, Greg Stucker said the move to a larger tyre size from the currently used 15” model is to help make the cars more closely resemble those they would drive off the showroom floor. The change would coincide with the introduction of the Generation-7 NASCAR vehicle.

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Ronal Group to look forwards and backwards at IAA Cars

Ronal Group to look forwards and backwards at IAA Cars

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal Group, a global leader in manufacturing light alloy wheels for automobiles and commercial vehicles, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone will thus be a central theme at the company's stand at this year's IAA in Frankfurt am Main.

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TECH visits Portuguese distributor, enhancing product lineup

TECH visits Portuguese distributor, enhancing product lineup

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

TECH Europe’s channel sales manager, Jon Bartholomew and VP of sales and training, Walter van Loon, have visited distributor, Altaroda, SA. Based in Paredes, Portugal, Altaroda has been a key player in the tyre repair industry for more than 12 years, building its customer base through customer service and product development.

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Transense confirms Bridgestone cooperation

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, TPMS and sensor-maker Transense announced it had received an order for 50 of its iTrack II tyre monitoring systems for installation in mines in North America. On Tuesday 13 August the company confirmed that Bridgestone is the cooperation partner.

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King Country Retread joins Marangoni network

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

King Country Retread of Friona, Texas, USA has joined the Marangoni Tire North America (MTNA) family of independent retreaders and will be offering Marangoni’s signature brand Ringtread throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The King Country Retread plant has a capacity of over 30,000 retreads a year.

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Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 47th general meeting on 9 August in Cairns. According to officials, it was the first time COAG has been held outside a capital city. A number of policy decisions were made, including that Australia should ban the export of waste tyres.

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Dave Plummer to lead Dunlop UK and Ireland Motorcycle division

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Dunlop has appointed Dave Plummer as sales and marketing manager motorcycle UK and Ireland, which means Plummer will lead the Dunlop Motorcycle division in the UK and Ireland.

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Kraiburg releases optimised 2019/20 pattern programme

Kraiburg releases optimised 2019/20 pattern programme

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Which pattern is most suitable for which application? The revised, 39-page Kraiburg Pattern Programme 2019/20 enables retreaders to choose the best retread thanks to its clear presentation of all important details: Product line (K_base, K_tech and K_plus), core range with width and length specifications, axle position and, of course, recommendation for use. Kraiburg says the programme begins with its top-selling K228 on the title page. This is joined by a further 20 popular treads, which are subdivided into Bus, Mixed Application, Trailer and Traction.

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Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The radialisation in India’s commercial vehicle and off-highway tyre market has slowed down but is still progressing, says Apollo Tyres. During an earnings call earlier this month, chief financial officer Gaurav Kumar commented that radialisation in the market as a whole has “slowed down slightly from earlier expectations.”

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Falken backing 18 football clubs in 7 countries

Falken backing 18 football clubs in 7 countries

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

During the 2019-2020 season Falken is on the books at 18 clubs in Germany, England, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and - for the first time - Belgium.

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HGV market up almost 50% in Q2 2019

HGV market up almost 50% in Q2 2019

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Good news from the UK heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market: New registrations were 46.3 per cent higher year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, with 15,605 units registered. These figures, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) yesterday, include a number of large orders ahead of the mandatory fitment of Smart Tachographs; these further boosted registrations following a strong first quarter of the year.

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Football: Falken signs up as Borussia Mönchengladbach sponsor

Football: Falken signs up as Borussia Mönchengladbach sponsor

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Germany’s Borussia Mönchengladbach has a new premium partner and official tyre partner for the 2019-20 season. The football club, which finished fifth in the Bundesliga last season, is now working together with Falken.

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