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September 2019 – Retreading Special

September 2019 – Retreading Special

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

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Yokohama to buy ex-Pirelli commercial/industrial tyre business Prometeon

Yokohama to buy ex-Pirelli commercial/industrial tyre business Prometeon

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Japanese tyre and rubber manufacturer Yokohama is planning to invest into and even buy Prometeon, the new name for the former Pirelli commercial and industrial tyre manufacturing operation, according to a range of sources. Tyres & Accessories first heard this news in July and then the Italian financial press subsequently suggested that Prometeon’s shareholders were considering restructuring Prometeon’s ownership. Yokohama is understood to be leading the suitors. The official Yokohama/Prometeon investment announcement is expected during the course of the next week or so.

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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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September 2019

September 2019

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

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Serbia to become PCLT tyre production hub

Serbia to become PCLT tyre production hub

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

When Toyo recently announced its intention to build a new tyre plant in Serbia it consolidated the country’s position as the leading location for new passenger car and light truck (PCLT) tyre manufacturing capacity in Europe. Toyo’s proposal follows Linglong’s decision to build its new European plant in the country and Cooper Tire’s plan to double the size of its facility there. Based on analysis of all announced capacity actions by Astutus Research (plant opening and expansion net of closures and downsizing), the Czech Republic is a distant second in terms of planned capacity additions between 2018 and 2026.

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Goodyear Total Mobility represents tailored, end-to-end offer for fleets

Goodyear Total Mobility represents tailored, end-to-end offer for fleets

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The launch of the second generation Kmax and Fuelmax truck tyres provides Goodyear with opportunity to emphasise progress in digitalisation of truck tyre business It is a mark of how far the role of the truck tyre manufacturer has come in European markets that at the 2019 launch of its second generation of Fuelmax and […]

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‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

As we reported in July, progress is being made at European and international levels towards deciding on a wet grip test for worn tyres. Michelin actively supports this development and claims that driving on tyres to the legal tread depth of 1.6mm can be completely safe. The tyre maker is therefore critical of a magazine test that suggests this isn’t the case at all.

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Marangoni Meccanica “restarts”, appoints new CEO, broadens board

Marangoni Meccanica “restarts”, appoints new CEO, broadens board

2nd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Two months have passed since Marangoni Meccanica changed hands, exiting the Marangoni Group with 10 million euros of recapitalization from new local partners: The Finanziaria Trentina, Alpenring, the South Tyrol-based financial firm Caran and now Marangoni Meccani has appointed a new CEO and broadened its board make-up. All this amounts to a “restart”, according to […]

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Camso talks forklift tyres and static build-up

Camso talks forklift tyres and static build-up

30th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Around four years ago, Camso had a ‘lightbulb’ moment – it realised a patent it had been sitting on for years could solve the problem of static build-up in non-marking tyres. It began work on a product that would address this and released the Solideal PON 775 NMAS in 2017. UK and European users were introduced to Camso’s NMAS (non-marking anti-static) concept earlier this year with the introduction of a resilient-style forklift tyre. For those unfamiliar with its anti-static solution, Camso has now issued a ‘white paper’ document that sheds light on how NMAS products work.

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Pirelli at the forefront of SUV tyre development

Pirelli at the forefront of SUV tyre development

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli describes recent SUV market growth as “one of the automotive trends that perhaps few people saw coming – given that the very top prestige brands are only just hopping on the bandwagon now”. However, Pirelli has always been at the forefront of all-terrain 4x4 and SUV tyre development.

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4×4 and SUV product mix shifting towards budget tyres

4×4 and SUV product mix shifting towards budget tyres

27th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Larger capacity, increased comfort in the cabin and multi-terrain capabilities are just some of the reasons why motorists are continuing to choose SUVs when purchasing a new vehicle. Indeed, SUVs and crossovers currently account for a third of the UK’s best-selling cars list of 2019 to date, with offerings from Nissan, Ford and Kia among the biggest sellers.

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ATG presents new Alliance solutions for farming & forestry

ATG presents new Alliance solutions for farming & forestry

27th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Innovation is important when the market is buoyant. And important when it isn’t. How we’ll end up remembering 2019 still remains to be seen, however Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has positioned itself well against the market’s foibles – with innovative, new products. In 2018, the off-highway tyre specialist strengthened its industrial tyre portfolio and grew […]

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Bond International to supply tyres to ClickMechanic network

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic.com has added tyre replacements to its service offering, partnering with wholesaler Bond International. The website states that the new addition will enable both existing mechanics as well as new tyre specialists to register their services on the site. Bond will supply tyres to the site’s network at what ClickMechanic describes as “an extremely competitive trade price,” based on high volumes promised by the site.

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August 2019

August 2019

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

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From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not just the car that’s grown. This August Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque's 60th anniversary. We at Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini's tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.

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