Netherlands-based Event Tyres BV has revealed plans to launch three new products at the Autopromotec exhibition in Bologna, Italy in May. The new products are called the Futurum, Semita and Potentum and are aimed at high performance, SUV and UHP orientated vehicles respectively. With Autopromotec less than two months away, Tyres & Accessories spoke with Eddy Oost, managing director of Event Tyre BV, in order to find out more about the products and the company’s broader expansion strategy.
In conjunction with its Italian car and truck tyre distributor, Farnese, Sailun Tyres has confirmed it will have a 96 square metre island stand at the 2015 Autopromotec Show. Located in Hall 15, the Sailun stand (stand E18) will feature the whole range of existing passenger car and truck tyres. In addition company representatives suggest there will be “some new surprise packages!”
Vipal Rubber has announced that it is launching a new pre-cured tread for use on drive axle fitment tyres in the “highway” segment. Known as the DV-RT4, the name means it is designed by Vipal – “DV” and is for use in the drive axle, highway segment – “RT”. According to the Brazilian based retreading manufacturer, The DV-RT4 is designed for “those looking for more efficiency and profitability in highway cargo transport operations”.
With thousands of people attending Autopromotec and with news of the ChemChina-Pirelli deal still ringing in our ears, Aeolus and Heuver Tyrewholesale representatives will no-doubt take the opportunity to stand out from the crowd in Bologna in May.
Thomas Wohlgemuth general manager West Europe continued this theme during a recent conversation with Tyres & Accessories, highlighting the ways in which Aeolus has long sought to stand out from the crowd:
Following a successful Autozum in Austria between 21 and 24 January Sailun is likely to give its Atrezzo ZSR tyre its Italian debut at Autopromtec in May. According to Sailun, the UHP-orientated Atrezzo ZSR was the main focus of the company’s show-stand earlier this year, but the Shandong Province, China-based tyre manufacturer also exhibited other passenger car and light truck patterns too.
Schrader International, a company well known for its direct TPMS sensors and which has an even longer history with valves reaching back decades, makes one of its first appearances on the European aftermarket trade show circuit following the company’s acquisition by Sensata in October 2014. With this in mind Tyres & Accessories asks what the firm is likely to be showing in Bologna.
Italmatic, the Italian tyre manufacturing equipment maker, has revealed plants to present two new machines on its stand (B76, hall 22) at Autopromotec 2015, which will be held in Bologna in May. Characterising the event as “very significant news confirming its role of leader in the worldwide market”, Italmatic representatives explained that the firm will be showing a new buffer and a new tyre builder during the exhibition.
Cima Impianti – which has been headquartered in Pistoia, Tuscany since 1953 – has from the very beginning focused upon the manufacture of tyre retreading equipment, particularly presses for mould cure retreading, and, in the past decade, on CNC buffing machines for passenger car, truck and OTR tyres.
With Autopromotec 2015 kicking off in just a few months, the show’s organizers have confirmed that the space allocated for tyres and tyre equipment has already sold out. In addition the show, which will be held in Bologna, Italy from 20 – 24 May, is said to have witnessed a positive trend in terms of exhibitors and international trade delegations.
Autopromotec will provide the platform for the launch of a new brand when the 2015 show is held in Bologna, Italy between 20 and 24 May. Davanti is pitching itself as an up-market tyre offering and is said to be able to boast “impressive EU labels”, “outstanding wet-grip performance and consistently low noise ratings across the range…”.
The brand will launch with the release of the Davanti DX640 and DX390. The DX640 is an ultra-high performance passenger and SUV tyre dynamically designed for maximum grip, and the DX390 is a high performance tyre offering a fuel efficient and comfortable drive.
The pre-catalogue of Autopromotec 2015, that will take place in Bologna, May 20 -24, is now available online. The exhibition organiser has previously stated that the 2015 edition will feature a “remarkable increase in exhibitors”, while the industrial vehicle service segment has been added to this business areas covered.
Autopromotec’s organisers have confirmed that the Industrial Vehicle Service (IVS) initiative, which is devoted to heavy vehicle maintenance and repair, will form part of the the 26th edition of the show that will take place in Bologna, 20 – 24 May 2015.
The initiative, which was first launched during Autopromotec 2011, focuses on trucks and features an exclusive guide reserved for all exhibiting companies involved with heavy truck maintenance and repair, along with a specific logo that identifies manufacturers of truck equipment, spare parts and components.
The organizers of Autopromotec 2015, the automotive equipment and aftermarket show to be held at the Bologna Trade Fair Center 20–24 May 2015, have reported a “remarkable” increase in exhibitor demand. According to the organizing company Promotec Spa, space in the halls devoted to lifting equipment, tyres and tyre equipment has already sold out, long before the official deadline of 31 October. Promotec also reports that there has been a “very positive” response from the hall devoted to spare parts.
Autopromotec 2013’s organisers lauded the latest Bologna show, which took place in May and described it as “the largest and most international ever”. This is supported by a record-breaking number of exhibitors and the largest exhibition space ever – that is 1,512 exhibitors from 52 countries covering a total exhibition area of 156,000 square metres (20,000 of which outdoors). Visitor numbers were also huge – 102,536 attended in total, of which 83,594 from Italy and 18,942 from abroad.
Leading European aftermarket trade associations Aica, Anfia, Airp, Clepa, Egea, Feda, Federpneus, Figiefa met at the IAAM13 conference that ran as part of the AutopromotecEdu section of the recent Autopromotec exhibition. IAMM13 focused on providing companies and professionals operating in the aftersales business some foresight of trends and developments of the aftermarket sector in Europe and a number of strategic countries, such as BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), threreby offering them the opportunity to find new international channels for their sales and marketing activities.