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Nokian increasing Finland tyre production 30%

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is increasing production capacity for passenger car tyres at its Nokia, Finland factory by approximately 30 per cent.

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Growth in every size segment from 17” up, but rapidly slowing

Growth in every size segment from 17” up, but rapidly slowing

Thursday 14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s high performance tyre sector – in this case defined by tyre diameters of 17” and above – has continued its growth trend, but at a very much slower rate than in 2017.

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Victra Sport 5 UHP tyre to take Maxxis ‘to the next level’

Victra Sport 5 UHP tyre to take Maxxis ‘to the next level’

Thursday 14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Maxxis’s new Victra Sport 5 received its full launch at The Tire Cologne, as the June issue of Tyres & Accessories went to press (see Tyres & Accessories' July issue for a more in-depth write-up). The new tyre is the latest in the brand’s range to target premium brand performance at a lower cost.

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Ferrari chooses Bridgestone Potenza S007 runflat for Portofino convertible

Ferrari chooses Bridgestone Potenza S007 runflat for Portofino convertible

Wednesday 13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has been selected by Ferrari to supply optional runflat tyres (size 245/35ZRF20 (91Y) and 285/35ZRF20 (100Y)) for the 600-cv 2+2-seater Ferrari Portofino convertible sports car.

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Motorsport helps to keep Avon innovating

Motorsport helps to keep Avon innovating

Wednesday 13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres’ Motorsport division is also using its knowledge from race programmes to develop its high performance car tyres. Its partnership with competitive Caterham championships has spanned more than 25 years and is still going strong. This year the brand retained the title sponsorship of the Roadsport Championship, which is for drivers fresh from the Caterham Academy starter series. This grassroots sport is what underpins Avon’s “arrive and drive” ethos – transferring its expertise and development from the production of race tyres to passenger car products that are track-ready.

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Cooper’s rallycross supply increases global awareness of UHP products

Cooper’s rallycross supply increases global awareness of UHP products

Wednesday 13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire’s involvement in rallycross as official tyre supplier and sponsor of the FIA World Rallycross Championship over the past four years is helping it to improve its European exposure as a supplier of high performance tyres, the manufacturer states. It describes the expertise it gains from the series as a critical part of its ability to produce tyres that can be pushed to the toughest of limits, but the growing popularity of the series, including dedicated coverage up 550 per cent compared to 2013 and reaching younger audiences via mixed media coverage, also provides a hotbed for Cooper to display its performance credentials to new audiences across the globe.

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Enjoy’s Rotalla, Routeway brands tackle UHP segments

Enjoy’s Rotalla, Routeway brands tackle UHP segments

Wednesday 13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Enjoy Tyre is meeting the competitive but growing UHP segment through its two major established brands, Rotalla and Routeway. The company states that its latest tyres meet current industry expectations ensuring superior fast-track performance in driving style and comfort. Over the last decade, Enjoy Tyre states that it has annually sold over one million tyres, while adding new patterns and sizes and upgrading of tyre label ratings for both summer and winter ranges.

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Linglong to become first Chinese global Top 10 car tyre manufacturer by 2019 – analyst

Linglong to become first Chinese global Top 10 car tyre manufacturer by 2019 – analyst

Monday 4th June 2018 | 0 Comments

New research by London based independent research company Astutus Research suggests that a domestic Chinese company could be about to join the top 10 global manufacturers of passenger car and light truck (PCLT) tyres. Linglong Tyre, currently ranked 12th globally in the segment by unit sales, is forecast to take tenth place by 2019, replacing South Korea’s Kumho Tyre. The move would make the manufacturer the first from China to enter the PCLT top 10.

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Aylward appointed Michelin UK & Eire Retail Programme Manager

Aylward appointed Michelin UK & Eire Retail Programme Manager

Tuesday 1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Andy Aylward has been appointed Michelin’s Retail Programme Manager for the UK and Ireland, overseeing its network of more than 80 accredited car and motorcycle Michelin Certified Centres.

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Nexen Tire to present world premieres at The Tire Cologne

Nexen Tire to present world premieres at The Tire Cologne

Wednesday 25th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire has announced four world premieres to be presented on its 370sqm booth at The Tire Cologne (Hall 6, Stand A-010 B-019) between 29 May and 1 June, 2018. Two of the new products will be the successor to the N´Fera SU1, the new N´Fera Sport, and the Winguard Sport 2 SUV.

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First Fitter-Force forum

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A new initiative involving medium-sized fleet tyre service providers is taking place in June, marking the inaugural Fitter-Force Forum hosted by CAM. The roundtable will bring together early adopters of the new Fitter-Force platform developed by CAM who have committed to the initiative including road-testing the platform ahead of its roll-out. These include AA Tyremaster of Dublin, Paul Jarrold Tyres from Monmouth, Quality Assured Fleet Services in Oldham, S Tyres in Cork, and Three Counties Tyre Services based in Milton Keynes.

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Avon launches ZT7 tyre for 14-15″ rims

Avon launches ZT7 tyre for 14-15″ rims

Thursday 12th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has introduced its new summer tyre for small and mid-sized cars, the ZT7. Replacing the ZT5 passenger car tyre, the ZT7 has been developed to provide both a quieter and more economical driving experience and the sporty handling characteristics of its predecessor.

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Maxxis Victra Sport 5 set for Cologne launch

Maxxis Victra Sport 5 set for Cologne launch

Wednesday 11th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Maxxis is heading to the Tire Cologne show (29 May to 01 June) ready to show off one of the most innovative tyres it has ever produced. The new Victra Sport 5 premium sport tyre will be officially unveiled on the manufacturer’s stand (Hall 7, C030) at 15.00 on the opening day. According to the company, the new tyre “is set to follow in the footsteps of other recently launched products by elevating the Maxxis range to a whole new level of performance.”

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Enjoy: Cologne an opportunity to grow influence

Enjoy: Cologne an opportunity to grow influence

Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The all-new Tire Cologne Show in Germany taking place in May represents “the perfect opportunity for…Enjoy Tyre to further expand their growing trading influence in Europe through their popular Private Brands – Rotalla and Routeway”, company representatives said in a statement ahead of the show.

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GitiSynergyE1 selected as original equipment tyre on Seat Arona city crossover

GitiSynergyE1 selected as original equipment tyre on Seat Arona city crossover

Friday 23rd March 2018 | 0 Comments

The GitiSynergyE1 has been selected as original equipment for the Seat Arona in size 205/60R16 92H. It is the third vehicle based on Volkswagen’s MQB A0 small car platform to roll out on a Giti Tire. The latest model in the steadily growing small SUV segment, the Arona is produced in Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain alongside the Ibiza.

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