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Cooper showcases 4×4 HP tyres with Liberty Walk Europe at Autosport

Cooper showcases 4×4 HP tyres with Liberty Walk Europe at Autosport

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

A selection of Cooper 4x4 and high performance tyres equipped tuning company Liberty Walk’s vehicles at the 2020 Autosport International show. Exhibiting in the ‘Performance & Tuning Car Show’, Liberty Walk Europe’s eye-catching stand contained Cooper’s Zeon 4XS Sport and the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro POR.

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NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

While the 2019 UK car registration figures are clear that the market declined last year, various sources gave differing views as to what are the most important trends and what should be done.

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UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year. According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 2,311,140 units were registered in 2019, representing a -2.4 per cent decline. The market fell -6.8 per cent in 2018 and -5.7 per cent in 2017. This means the 2019 market is the lowest since 2013 when 2,264,737 were registered (see diagram). Representatives from industry associations and market analysts said the turbulent market reacted to weak business and consumer confidence, general political and economic instability and confusion over clean air zones.

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Yokohama wins second major airport fleet

Yokohama wins second major airport fleet

12th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama HPT Ltd has made an agreement to supply tyres to aviation fleet specialists, Rushlift Ltd – making the company part of the running of the UK’s largest airport, London Heathrow.

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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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Roadbot’s $600 million UAE tyre plant

Roadbot’s $600 million UAE tyre plant

25th November 2019 | 0 Comments

In January 2019, construction of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first tyre plant began. Now, the best part of a year later, sources operating in the Middle East and Africa region report that the Roadbot factory, which is being built in KIZAD’s China-UAE Industrial Capacity Cooperation Demonstration Zone by Tirebot, is nearing the completion of its initial stage of development. During the ground-breaking of the plant in January, company representatives said the factory would become operational in October 2020. As much as US$600 million is reportedly being invested in the project.

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New RainSport 5 features enhanced Shark Skin Technology, improved mileage

New RainSport 5 features enhanced Shark Skin Technology, improved mileage

18th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Uniroyal's new RainSport 5 is pitched as "the new wet-weather specialist for sporty, powerful cars and SUVs". With precision handling on dry roads for maximum driving pleasure, Uniroyal’s development engineers have also managed to endow the RainSport 5 with 15 per cent higher mileage than the RainSport 3, as well as delivering improvements in ride quality. The new arrival is also the first Uniroyal tyre to benefit from enhanced Shark Skin Technology.

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Yokohama wins SEMA award

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2019 SEMA Show. SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.

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Giti expands seasonal tyre range with GitiAllSeasonCity

Giti expands seasonal tyre range with GitiAllSeasonCity

31st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has expanded its seasonal tyre range with the launch of the GitiAllSeasonCity, a passenger car tyre aimed at smaller A-C segment vehicles including the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Initially available in European markets (but not in the UK) in 13 sizes from 165/70R14 to 195/55R16 across speed indices H and T, the tyre carries the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol for approved fitment in markets with laws governing winter tyre use.

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Vredestein launches upgrade to all-season campaign

Vredestein launches upgrade to all-season campaign

14th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s UK operation has launched a consumer-focused campaign promoting the use of all-season tyres. From 14 October to 31 December 2019, consumers upgrading to Vredestein’s award-winning range of Quatrac all-season tyres will be able to claim a £60 scrappage refund for the replaced tyres.

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San Jose Logistica opens new distribution centre

San Jose Logistica opens new distribution centre

11th October 2019 | 0 Comments

On 5 October, San José Logística de Pneus, a market leading OTR tyre distributor in Portugal and a major player in the equivalent Spanish market opened new facilities in Cantanhede, Portugal.

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Falken to reveal new efficient passenger car tyre at Equip Auto

Falken to reveal new efficient passenger car tyre at Equip Auto

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken (Booth 3J 081) will unveil the successor to its popular SN832 tyre at Equip Auto in Paris on 15 October 2019. With an emphasis on all-round efficiency, the new Sincera SN110 Ecorun will be the centrepiece of the tyre manufacturer’s display alongside its expanding range of car, light commercial and truck and bus tyres.

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Giti extends VW MQB-A0 platform OE supply with T-Cross fitment

Giti extends VW MQB-A0 platform OE supply with T-Cross fitment

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire will supply the GitiSynergyE1 in size 205/60R16 92H to the VW T-Cross. The T-Cross is built for the European market on the MQB-A0 small car platform in Pamplona, Spain alongside the Seat Arona Compact Crossover and VW Polo, for which the tyre manufacturer already supplies OE tyres in the same pattern.

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ZC Rubber expanding PCR capacity to meet growing domestic demand

ZC Rubber expanding PCR capacity to meet growing domestic demand

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

When Tyrepress.com published its current ranking of the world’s largest tyre makers several months ago, a new name occupied 9th place – ZC Rubber. With revenues of RMB 26.9 billion (£3.1 billion) in 2018, China’s largest tyre maker had moved up one place from the previous year on the back of 12 per cent year-on-year […]

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New Firestone tyre joins premium Bridgestone option in all-season portfolio

New Firestone tyre joins premium Bridgestone option in all-season portfolio

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Firestone launched the second generation of its new all-season touring tyre, the Multiseason earlier in the year. Accommodating a wide variety of cars and drivers, the tyre joins other recent models, such as Roadhawk and Vanhawk 2, supplied by the Bridgestone brand to offer reliable tyres at a value price point. The Firestone Multiseason was preceded by its premium sister-brand Bridgestone’s latest product designed to take advantage of the all-season growth market.

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