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Continental re-emphasises partnership with ContiTread cold retreaders

Continental re-emphasises partnership with ContiTread cold retreaders

11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental reports that it is “further enhancing its support services to strengthen its partnership with ContiTread cold retread shops”. This development is being led by John Cox, Global Head of Technical Services Retread and will centre on the enhancement of support services.

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New electric motor for milk tankers reduces emissions

New electric motor for milk tankers reduces emissions

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Lots of carbon dioxide is emitted unnecessarily every time tankers arrive at farms to collect milk. This is because the trucks use their oversized diesel engines to drive the pump that fills the tank. Technology company Semcon has now developed an electrical system for the milk pump that will reduce diesel consumption for a single truck by up to 5,000 litres per year. Noise and emissions at farms will also be reduced.

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Taurus tyres help Riviera Produce keep up with festive season consumer demand

Taurus tyres help Riviera Produce keep up with festive season consumer demand

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Riviera Produce, which supplies some of Britain’s top supermarkets with fresh vegetables, has praised its Taurus tyres for helping it boost productivity – delivering increased tyre life and reliability versus other brands it has trialled.

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Trelleborg invests in India two-wheel tyre production JV

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is investing in a two-wheel tyre factory in India. According to the company, the investment forms part of Trelleborg’s strategy to “strengthen its positions in attractive market segments”. Currently Trelleborg’s mostly makes two-wheel tyres in Europe. Products include tyres for selected niches, such as enduro and motocross, as well as scooters, mopeds and motorcycles.

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TerraClean returns to Autosport International 2019

TerraClean returns to Autosport International 2019

6th December 2018 | 0 Comments

TerraClean, available in the UK from Randstad, will be offering visitors valuable insight into its engine cleaning solutions when it exhibits at the 29th Autosport International Show on 10th - 13th of January 2019. The UK’s fastest-growing deep engine cleaning brand will be exhibiting on stand 3560, right next to the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship stage, as it looks to build on the success of 2018, which has seen it enjoy rapid growth with more than 500 Official TerraClean Service Centres spread across the UK.

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Vredestein ‘celebrates farming life’ in promotional video for agricultural tyres

Vredestein ‘celebrates farming life’ in promotional video for agricultural tyres

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has produced a promotional video focused on the role of farmers, their connection to the soil, and the hard work they do every day. Made by award-winning Amsterdam-based studio Sounds Like Film and the result of nine months of filming, the video is part of Vredestein’s Live the Land campaign for its agricultural tyre portfolio.

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Bridgestone’s five-star motocross riders enjoy a winning Battle

Bridgestone’s five-star motocross riders enjoy a winning Battle

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Five motocross stars running on Bridgestone’s range of Battlecross tyres have secured seven championship titles. Josh Gilbert, Callum Green, Josh Waterman, Rory Jones and Simon Lane all competed on the company’s products in 2018 and all won significant pieces of silverware, before paying tribute to the rubber that kept them on track all year round.

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Proflow range extended to further support modern Land Rover and VAG Group vehicles

Proflow range extended to further support modern Land Rover and VAG Group vehicles

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Mark Water Pumps Limited (MWPL) has added two new part numbers to its Proflow range of high-quality automotive water pumps, boosting support for modern Land Rover and VAG Group applications. As a major water pump supplier to OEMs, users can be confident of a component that offers a long service life and OEM levels of performance.

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Hella and Faurecia enter into strategic collaboration

Hella and Faurecia enter into strategic collaboration

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Hella, the lighting and electronics specialist, and the French technology supplier Faurecia will cooperate in a strategic partnership for the development of innovative interior lighting solutions. Within this cooperation, the companies will jointly develop lighting solutions with high-technology content in the area of surface and dynamic-lighting for a comprehensive, personalised cockpit environment.

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Chinese tyre manufacturers aim to increase OE supply

Chinese tyre manufacturers aim to increase OE supply

4th December 2018 | 0 Comments

When you look at Tire+’s deliberate proximity to a premium car show such as Auto Guangzhou, the first thing that comes to mind is original equipment (OE). If we take a comparable European equivalent event such as the Geneva Motor Show as an example, most of the leading global tyre players as well as some of the larger up-and-coming brands use Geneva as a way of showcasing new technologies and products in order to generate additional OE tyre sales as well as the benefit of the enhanced ongoing tyre replacement sales that come with the so-called OE pull-through effect. While it is not as linear and transactional an equation as investment in a motor show equals OE contracts, it clearly is an important part of the corporate courtship ritual. Surprisingly, things are a little different in China.

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Exol’s latest fully approved Mercedes-Benz passenger car engine oil now available

Exol’s latest fully approved Mercedes-Benz passenger car engine oil now available

3rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

Exol is pleased to announce that its engine oil Optima C2 C3 LSGM 5W-30 has been approved to Mercedes-Benz specification 229.52.

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Comline Auto Parts announces backing for Formula Student Team Vermillion

Comline Auto Parts announces backing for Formula Student Team Vermillion

30th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Comline Auto Parts will support Denmark-based Vermilion Racing as the team’s official supplier of brake discs in Formula Student. Comline ADC1503 coated brake discs will feature on the team’s 2019 all-electric single-seat racer.

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Bruce’s Coaches get ‘up to 130,000km’ more from Michelin National Express routes

Bruce’s Coaches get ‘up to 130,000km’ more from Michelin National Express routes

30th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bruce’s Coaches operates some of National Express’s longest routes between Scotland and the south of England, with 14 Scania Caetano Levante coaches, which cover more than 5.6 million kilometres each year. The company recently moved this fleet to Michelin tyres and has reported some startling statistics; it says the brand’s drive axle tyres last up to 130,000km further compared to the previously fitted competitor brand.

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Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Doublestar Tyres, the new majority shareholder of Kumho, recently announced that its tyres are on-sale alongside premium brands at Carrefour supermarkets in Spain. According to Doublestar, which compared Carrefour founded in 1959 to Walmart in the USA, the supermarket chain is Europe's favourite. Having pioneered the so-called hypermarket approach in Europe Carrefour has developed into the largest retailer in Europe and the second largest international retail chain group in the world, with business scope covering more than 40 countries and regions. Carrefour owns 17 large chain stores in Spain, which covers the Iberian area and radiates to the whole pan-European region. With an annual population of 400 million, Carrefour is a perfect channel for product sales and a perfect platform for brand exposure.

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Suretrac embedding RFID in truck tyres

Suretrac embedding RFID in truck tyres

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Suretrac brand, which is manufactured in China by Beijing-based Staridge Inc, reports that it is now embedding radio frequency identification (RFID) chips inside commercial truck tyres and retreads, enabling fleets to better manage their tyre assets throughout the full life cycle.

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