Tag: bus tyres

Drivus: truck versatility and Firenza style

Drivus: truck versatility and Firenza style

23rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Singapore-based Firenza’s truck and bus tyres are manufactured manufacturing facilities in both Vietnam and Thailand which incorporate “the very latest technological advancements in tyre building technology and design”, according to the company. All Firenza commercial tyre patterns include a solid shoulder construction complete with a zero angled steel band that is designed to significantly reduce irregular wear whilst a unique tread groove arrangement effectively safeguards against casing damage and stone retention.

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Sumitomo Rubber begins commercial tyre production in South Africa plant

Sumitomo Rubber begins commercial tyre production in South Africa plant

7th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Production of truck and bus tyres began at the Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. factory in Ladysmith, South Africa on 19 July. The tyre maker invested 970 million rand (£55.8 million) to add commercial tyre capacity to the plant, thereby ending Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s reliance upon imports to satisfy demand for its truck and bus tyres in Africa.

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IAA: Bridgestone to show latest Ecopia range, preview RFID rollout

IAA: Bridgestone to show latest Ecopia range, preview RFID rollout

2nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is limbering up to launch a new generation of Ecopia truck and bus tyres at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show. The tyre maker will also share the message that its truck and bus tyres will begin to be supplied with RFID electronic tagging systems as of next year.

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Chinese truck tyres: EC proposes revised anti-dumping duties

Chinese truck tyres: EC proposes revised anti-dumping duties

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to an internal document sent to EU member states and national tyre trade associations, we now have a clearer idea about what form the European Commission’s final anti-dumping measures against Chinese truck and bus tyres may take. The Commission favours a system of fixed, per-tyre duties similar to the preliminary duties introduced in May; the silver lining for Chinese tyre makers is that it has recommended these duties be reduced.

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EC decides against tyre anti-subsidy measures – for now

EC decides against tyre anti-subsidy measures – for now

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent published articles have led to uncertainty regarding duties upon new and retreaded bus and truck tyres originating in the People's Republic of China. On 13 July, the European Commission announced its decision not to impose anti-subsidy measures during its ongoing investigation into these products. This decision reflects the Commission’s practice of not simultaneously imposing provisional anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures prior to reaching a final decision on the matter.

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Arriva Netherlands orders 23 Volvo fully electric buses

2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Volvo Buses has secured an order of 23 fully electric buses from public transport company Arriva in the Netherlands. The buses will operate in the city of Leiden in the province of South Holland. The order was signed June 28 at a ceremony in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race, which finished in the Hague this week. Deliveries will take place between Q1 and Q3 in 2019.

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Bridgestone wins Stagecoach bus tyre contract  

Bridgestone wins Stagecoach bus tyre contract  

10th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone UK has secured the company’s biggest ever commercial fleet partnership across Europe, after putting pen to paper on a five-year agreement with Stagecoach. The deal with the prestigious bus and coach operator, which serves more than 100 communities in the UK and up to three-million-passengers each day, encompasses 9,500 vehicles in total.

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Pirelli: Anti-dumping duties don’t affect us

Pirelli: Anti-dumping duties don’t affect us

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Although Pirelli Tyre Co, Ltd. is named as a company whose products (together with those from Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd., Chonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp., Ltd. and Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Ltd.) will be charged anti-dumping duties of 64.13 euros per tyre under anti-dumping Regulation (EU) 2018/683, the tyre maker states it is not affected by the new regulation as it doesn’t produce commercial vehicle tyres.

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Chinese truck/bus tyres: EU introducing anti-dumping duties tomorrow

Chinese truck/bus tyres: EU introducing anti-dumping duties tomorrow

7th May 2018 | 0 Comments

As of tomorrow (8 May 2018), the European Union will apply anti-dumping duties to certain Chinese-made truck and bus tyres entering the European Union.

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Hankook launches SmartCity AU04+ bus tyre

Hankook launches SmartCity AU04+ bus tyre

10th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A new tyre line has joined the Hankook range of bus tyres. The SmartCity AU04+ is designed for year-round urban use – it is 3PMSF and M+S marked – and is available in size 275/70R22.5.

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Falken increases load for commercial vehicle tyre range

Falken increases load for commercial vehicle tyre range

8th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyre Europe is expanding its portfolio of truck tyres, adding new sizes to its already proven GI388 for regional transport and construction-site use, introducing new high-load versions for the RI151 bus tyre and the SI011 winter truck tyre. The brand is boosting the load index of its steer axle tyres for regional use, as well as introducing high-load and XL width versions in response to market demand. These high-load tyre models have replaced their normal load index predecessors to minimise confusion and the need for duplicate stocking.

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Hankook tyres for electrified bus fleet

Hankook tyres for electrified bus fleet

22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Chinese bus fleet operator Guangzhou Jumbo Bus Co Ltd. intends to convert its entire fleet of LNG-powered buses to electric propulsion over the coming three years, and as it does so will exclusively shod its fleet with Hankook tyres. Jumbo Bus, which operates six city bus companies and a total of 4,500 buses, signed a memorandum of understanding with Hankook Tire this month covering the supply of tyres specifically developed for electric buses.

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Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development programme for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. For Volvo Group this will be the first autonomous application in public transportation. Volvo Group has also presented an autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier.

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New Kumho bus, trailer tyres

1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new additions will soon join the Kumho commercial vehicle tyre portfolio, the KCA03 for urban bus applications and the KXT10 trailer tyre.

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UK, European launch for BFGoodrich truck/bus tyre range

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

At present, BFGoodrich commercial vehicle tyres are available in all markets around the world except for Europe, and sales of these tyres exceeds 1.6 million units per year. The brand is set to go global at the start of next year with the introduction of a BFGoodrich range of tuck and bus tyres in the UK and Ireland, as well as in the wider European market.

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