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Kenda partners Gruppo Sirio at Autopromotec

Kenda partners Gruppo Sirio at Autopromotec

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Kenda and its Italian partner Gruppo Sirio are cooperating to exhibit “the full breadth of [Kenda’s] product range” at this year’s Autopromotec. Key products on-show include the Kenetica 4S all-season tyre, the Kenetica ECO and the Emera A1.

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Triangle showing new ranges at Autopromotec 2019

Triangle showing new ranges at Autopromotec 2019

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Triangle is exhibiting products including a new winter UHP pattern, two tyres from the European truck range and one OTR product. Specifically, Triangle is giving its Snowlink PL02 UHP asymmetric winter pattern its European debut. According to the company, this tyre offers excellent handling performance and grip on wet and snowy roads. And what’s more, it is expected to help boost sales during the next winter period.

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Bridgestone Blizzak ICE designed ‘for harshest European winters’

Bridgestone Blizzak ICE designed ‘for harshest European winters’

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s new studless Blizzak ICE winter touring tyre is designed to offer improved snow and ice performance, superior ride comfort and significantly increased life. The manufacturer said these characteristics have been identified by targeted market research studies as key demands of motorists in winter driving situations.

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More than half of Hankook global car tyre sales over 17”

More than half of Hankook global car tyre sales over 17”

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

18-inch-plus tyres accounted for 53.9 per cent of total Hankook Tire car tyre sales in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3 per cent increase versus the same period last year, showing Hankook’s strengthening position in premium segments. The manufacturer reported global sales of 1.64 trillion Korean won (1.28 billion euros), up around 2 per cent on Q1 2018, and operating profit of 140.1 billion won (109.6 million euros), which was 44.1 billion won (30.7 million euros less than in Q1 2018.

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Pirelli: ‘Green Performance’ now half of all tyre sales

Pirelli: ‘Green Performance’ now half of all tyre sales

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, around 20 per cent of Pirelli tyres were made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy – with new production systems, reduced environmental impact and low energy consumption. The tyre maker reports this figure reached 49.8 per cent of sales last year, up from 43.5 per cent in 2017. Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales.

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ETRMA: Tyre sales down slightly

ETRMA: Tyre sales down slightly

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has published members sales figures, which show that “overall industry sales declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019”.

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Goodyear drops Dunlop brand in registered name change

Goodyear drops Dunlop brand in registered name change

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news that it is refreshing its Goodyear halo brand as its UHP and luxury go-to moniker, Goodyear Dunlop UK Ltd has confirmed it will be removing Dunlop from its registered company name and in future will therefore be known just as Goodyear.

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Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

Goodyear launches Eagle F1 Series of UHP and Supercar tyres

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear originally launched the Eagle moniker back in the 1930s. And the Eagle F1 was introduced to the market in 1985. However, the latest generation – which begins with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and goes all the way up to the Eagle F1 Supersport RS – is designed to meet the most demanding consumer needs. Tyres & Accessories attended the Goodyear Eagle F1 Series event at the famous Ascari racetrack in Spain in order to find out more.

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New car market stable in February

New car market stable in February

14th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK’s new car market enjoyed marginal growth in February, up 1.4 per cent following five straight months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 81,969 new cars were registered on UK roads in the month (a year on year uplift of 1,164 units), traditionally one of the quietest of the year, ahead of the crucial March plate change.

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Giti Tire SUV products outpacing market growth

Giti Tire SUV products outpacing market growth

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Year-on-year growth in the SUV tyre segment has become something of a given in recent years. The popularity of this market segment has been a beacon for car-makers in Europe, as the number of new models in the last decade shows. In terms of tyres, this has meant increases in larger, higher value products, both in the original equipment and replacement markets, the results of which are analysed elsewhere in this section. Volume and value growth in the UK replacement market, at 10 and 15 per cent respectively, has been healthy again in the last year.

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Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres feature on two British car models from David Brown Automotive and Morgan Motor Company at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (7-17 March 2019).

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Updated EU tyre label to include snow and ice grip information

Updated EU tyre label to include snow and ice grip information

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 4 March 2019 the European Union adopted its negotiating position on the introduction of the next phase of its European Tyre Labelling legislation. In short, the EU is updating its rules in order to add information on snow and ice grip and raise the prominence of labels for consumers. At the same time there are plans to broaden the scope of tyre labelling to include wear/mileage performance once suitable testing methods have been found.

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Jason Clarke named Zenises British market MD

Jason Clarke named Zenises British market MD

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Zenises Group has appointed Jason Clarke as its new managing director for the British market, as part of the expansion programme on which the company has embarked. With a broad experience of more than 22 years in the tyre industry, the new Zenises manager for the United Kingdom will be a great asset to help meet the Group’s growth goals.

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Algeria’s first tyre plant completes first test phase

Algeria’s first tyre plant completes first test phase

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 26 March 2019 the Iris Group announced “the success of the first test phase” of its “100 per cent made in Algeria” tyre factory. Celebrating the news, the company thanks its partnership and stakeholders for their efforts up to this point: “All this could not have been done without the perfect involvement of our collaborators, a big thank you to all!”

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Nokian launching summer tyres in Japan

25th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian has announced that it is introducing its Hakka summer tyre range in Japan. The product line will be available to Japanese consumers beginning in April.

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