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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres considering Indonesia factory

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres considering Indonesia factory

5th December 2019 | 1 Comment

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd (DATL) is planning to invest 1 trillion rupiah (£54.14 million; 64 million euros; US$70.92 million) in an aircraft tyre retreading factory in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia. According to several local news sources, the retreading factory will be followed by a new aircraft tyre production plant as well.

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Tire Industry Project published ELT report

Tire Industry Project published ELT report

5th December 2019 | 0 Comments

On 4 December 2019 the Tire Industry Project (TIP) published its 2019 report on the global End-of-Life Tyre (ELT) business.

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Kal Tire partners TRM in Mexico retreading plant

Kal Tire partners TRM in Mexico retreading plant

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Retreading machinery manufacturer TRM reports that it has just delivered “the most modern OTR retread plant” to Kal Tire Mexico operation. The factory, located in the desert of Sonora, close to the biggest open-pit copper mine in Mexico and one of the largest mines in the world, was put in operation via the collaboration of Kal Tire’s Mexican field team TRM’s technical team.

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New European Tyre Label set for May 2021 introduction

New European Tyre Label set for May 2021 introduction

27th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Seven years after the initial introduction of the European Tyre Label, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have decided on the next phase of the European Tyre Label, which is set to be introduced on 1 May 2021. Article 14 of the agreement requires a review of the regulation by June 2025.

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Fowler Welch tests Bandvulc, Continental tyres at Millbrook

Fowler Welch tests Bandvulc, Continental tyres at Millbrook

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of fitting Bandvulc and Continental tyres to its fleet, leading supply chain logistics provider, Fowler Welch, has now put the two manufacturers’ low rolling resistance (LRR) offerings to the test. In a joint-trial at Millbrook Proving Ground, Fowler Welch and Bandvulc arranged an evaluation of the performance and efficiency benefits of low rolling resistance tyres, with support from Continental and its ContiPressureCheck TPMS system.

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92% of European end of life tyres collected and treated in 2017

92% of European end of life tyres collected and treated in 2017

19th November 2019 | 0 Comments

92 per cent of end of life tyres (ELTs) were collected and treated for material recycling and energy recovery in 2017, according to data covering 32 European countries, consolidated by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA). This figure shows continuity with previous years’ data, which fluctuates between 93 and 95 per cent. The remaining 8 per cent could not be tracked, ETRMA states. The figure includes data from the 28 countries in the European Union, plus Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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Vipal Rubber visits TCR Europe in Barcelona

Vipal Rubber visits TCR Europe in Barcelona

19th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Vipal recently took a group of customers to experience the TCR Europe – Touring Car Series Barcelona race thrills and learn more about their partnership.

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Galgo and Cooper Tires develop partnership

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

On the other side of the Atlantic Galgo and Cooper Tires have partnered to “increase productivity, meet customer needs and provide cost savings, by collaborating to align product warranties on new tyres”.

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NeroForce offers “ecological and economical” solutions for tyre and retreading industries

NeroForce offers “ecological and economical” solutions for tyre and retreading industries

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Based in Leipheim, Germany, NeroForce develops tools, machines and consumables to the latest standards, led by a professional team of experts who have decades of experience in the industry.

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Marangoni introduces MIX202

Marangoni introduces MIX202

23rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Marangoni Ringtread ‘MIX’ range has grown with the addition of a new pattern, the Blackline MIX202. Marangoni Retreading Systems describes the MIX202 drive axle tyre as “an innovative pattern designed for use on the drive axle of vehicles operating in mixed road/quarry applications requiring high mileage in very demanding surfaces.”

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Bridgestone discusses its ‘multifaceted’ fleet customer approach

Bridgestone discusses its ‘multifaceted’ fleet customer approach

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Far from there being one trump card to keep commercial fleets happy and content, Bridgestone believes there are a number of compelling factors that combine to keep its customers on the right road. Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward tells Tyres & Accessories that a number of factors combine to make Bridgestone a top proposition to commercial fleets. The manufacturer has invested in digital mobility solutions, while its latest tyres for the segment introduce improved fuel efficiency and durability characteristics.

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Fedima manufacturer Recauchutagem 31 celebrates golden anniversary

Fedima manufacturer Recauchutagem 31 celebrates golden anniversary

11th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Portuguese retreader Recauchutagem 31 has celebrated 50 years in the business with a celebration attended by some 400 guests. From humble beginnings with just five employees and a 400 square metre facility in 1969, the retreader has grown over the years into a business that employs 88 and produces up to 500 tyres a day in sizes up to and including 27.00R49. Commenting on the company’s half century, Carlos Marques, chief executive officer of Recauchutagem 31, said: “Many thanks to our employers, our suppliers and our customers for help us these 50 years working with the best quality.”

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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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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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