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Davanti unveils wave of new product, partnership news at first conference

Davanti unveils wave of new product, partnership news at first conference

1st April 2020 | 0 Comments

Davanti marked its fifth anniversary with its first international dealer conference at the end of February. The tyre brand hosted more than 150 attendees by Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park, where it’s development director Gary Cross took the opportunity to announce its upcoming products, including range extensions and what might be called the second generation of Davanti tyres given the new naming conventions first introduced in the Wintoura winter tyre and Terratoura all-terrain 4x4 tyre ranges. Davanti sales director for UK and Ireland Sean Maddocks also presented observations on tyre markets, the development of the brand’s global dealer network over the past five years, and its commercial partnerships including the renewal of its official brand partnership with Everton FC.

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SD International: Zeta, Pace and Toledo brands still available

SD International: Zeta, Pace and Toledo brands still available

26th March 2020 | 0 Comments

With the Tire Cologne Show in Germany already cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UK and European tyre markets are facing an unprecedented trading period. However, according to SD International, digital communication is now proving to be a valuable lifeline to keep the industry moving until the market is able to resume normal trading procedures. With this in mind, SD-International is continuing to promote its three private brands Zeta, Pace and Toledo “in support of the tyre trade”.

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Michelin temporarily closes some European factories, car tyre demand down 9%

Michelin temporarily closes some European factories, car tyre demand down 9%

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has confirmed that it has decided to close its tyre production facilities “located in the European countries most affected” countries for at least one week. Tyres & Accessories understands this means Michelin’s factories in Italy (Cuneo and Alessandria), Spain (Lasarte, Vitoria, Aranda de Duero and Valladolid) and France (Cataroux, Les Gravanches, Le Puy-en-Velay, Roanne, Bourges, Montceau, Cholet, La Roche-sur-Yon, Golbey, Avallon, Montagny, Vannes, Joué-Lès-Tours and Troyes

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Pirelli USA raises tyre prices 5%

16th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli Tire North America has announced that it will increase prices in the US for car and light truck tyres. The price increase is set to take effect from 6 April 2020.

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Positive reactions – UK automotive industry upbeat about 2020 budget

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

As we have seen, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget to Parliament it contained a number of potential automotive demand drivers. But how has the industry responded to the proposals? Here are some of the reactions of the various sectors of the automotive industry.

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Goodyear develops all-season tyre with A-rated fuel efficiency

Goodyear develops all-season tyre with A-rated fuel efficiency

27th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear claims that it has achieved an industry first, having developed an all-season tyre with both the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) sidewall marking an A-rated fuel efficiency on the EU tyre label. The new tyre, which Goodyear confirmed to Tyres & Accessories is the third generation of its test-winning Vector 4Seasons line, was conducted jointly by Goodyear’s technology teams in Luxembourg and Germany, in conjunction with original equipment manufacturers, leveraging tread pattern developments present in its all-season lines for the replacement market, as well as new rubber compounding formulations.

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Continental launches WinterContact successor to winter tyre test champion

Continental launches WinterContact successor to winter tyre test champion

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Continental has launched the new WinterContact TS 870, a winter tyre for small to medium sized cars, at an event in Kittilä, Finland. The tyre is the successor to 2016’s WinterContact TS 860, which has been widely recognised for the quality of its performance in tyre tests. The new tyre, which has a newly designed high-technology tread design and a new iteration of Conti’s Cool Chili compound with optimised crosslink density, features balanced performance improvements over the TS 860, notably five per cent shorter braking on ice and grip on snow, seven per cent increased tread life, and best-in-class noise, represented by one-wave (70dB) on the EU tyre label.

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All-new BFGoodrich summer tyre range for Europe

All-new BFGoodrich summer tyre range for Europe

17th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The launch of the BFGoodrich Advantage and BFGoodrich Advantage SUV ranges in 2020 sees the American brand – which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year – renew its entire summer tyre line-up for the UK and Europe. These two ranges offer a wide range of fitments for saloons, hatchbacks and SUVs.

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Goodyear the top-selling premium tyre on Delticom’s sites

Goodyear the top-selling premium tyre on Delticom’s sites

12th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Delticom has named the top-selling tyres sold on its sites, according to a number of different criteria. The rankings are based on Europe-wide sales from Delticom's online B2B shops, such as Yourtyres.co.uk in the UK – across all brands and categories.

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Goodyear: New EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre offers 20% more mileage than Michelin

Goodyear: New EfficientGrip Performance 2 tyre offers 20% more mileage than Michelin

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2. According to the company, the new tyre can achieve 50 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and 20 per cent better mileage than Michelin. The claims are based on tests conducted by TÜV SÜD, which also found that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 had the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to leading competitors.

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Hankook appoints Paul Emery as sales director

Hankook appoints Paul Emery as sales director

7th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has appointed Paul Emery as sales director effective 1 February 2020. He joined the company as UK sales manager of the truck and bus tyre segment. Emery brings over 30 years in the tyre industry in various managerial roles to the position.

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Goodyear introduces Assurance ComfortDrive

5th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In the USA, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced the Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive - an all-season tyre, which is said to offer Goodyear’s most comfortable ride to date.

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Continental’s award-winning sixth generation car tyres suit range of applications

Continental’s award-winning sixth generation car tyres suit range of applications

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Continental’s sixth-generation range of award-winning car tyres provide grip and safety across a broad range of road car applications.

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Pirelli car tyre technologies include ‘Elect’ range for electric vehicles

Pirelli car tyre technologies include ‘Elect’ range for electric vehicles

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli tyres tuned for electric vehicles are signified by the manufacturer’s ‘Elect’ branding, joining a range of other innovations increasingly demanded by car manufacturers and drivers. Elect tyres primarily offer low rolling resistance to maximise electric vehicles’ range, but they are also low-noise models to emphasise the quiet inside the cabin. With the engine no longer the primary source of noise, combatting sound frequencies produced by tyres is vital to capitalise on a key advantage of the new wave of electric cars, Pirelli states.

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Kumho OE on VW Polo with double A-grade ecowing tyre

Kumho OE on VW Polo with double A-grade ecowing tyre

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s long-standing relationship with Volkswagen has continued with the fitment of Kumho’s ecowing ES31 pattern on its 2020 Polo model. Specially tailored for the car, the 185/65R15 tyre is Kumho’s first ultra-low rolling resistance version of the ES31, with A-grade fuel efficiency and wet grip on the EU label. The 2001 Polo was Kumho’s first major European motor manufacturer OE contract.

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