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Yongtai Group enters administration

Yongtai Group enters administration

17th August 2018 |

The Chinese Yongtai Group, which once ranked as the 32nd largest tyre manufacturer in the world and which used to produce World Rally Championship tyres for DMack as well as the well-known Durun budget brand, is bankrupt. Shandong Yongtai Group Co., Ltd. officially entered administration on 16 July 2018. On 4 August 2018 Shandong Dongying Intermediate People's Court published documents showing that Guangrao County-based Caijin Asset Management Co., Ltd.’s application for Yongtai to enter administration had been accepted. The Beijing-based Dacheng (Jinan) law firm was appointed as the administrator of Yongtai Group.

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John Thomas joins Duraturn USA

15th August 2018 |

In the USA, industry veteran John Thomas has joined Yangchang Rubber/Duraturn as its local sales director. He previously served as director of sales West Canada for Sentury Tire North America and has more than 30 years of tyre industry sales experience.

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TecAlliance works with German online used tyre retailer Orbix

TecAlliance works with German online used tyre retailer Orbix

14th August 2018 |

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company recently adapted its systems to provide bespoke solutions for German online used tyre retailer Orbix.

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Maxxis launches premium tier/OE-orientated Victra Sport 5 at Tire Cologne

Maxxis launches premium tier/OE-orientated Victra Sport 5 at Tire Cologne

9th July 2018 |

Maxxis hosted a large, professional stand with plenty of information about different products at Tire Cologne. However, the headline news was the launch of the Victra Sport 5 at a well-attended press conference during the course of show week.

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Yanchang continue internationalisation efforts with Duraturn brand

Yanchang continue internationalisation efforts with Duraturn brand

6th July 2018 |

Despite only entering the tyre business during the first decade of the new millennium (2008 to be precise), Yanchang Rubber is continuing to increase in prominence. Already known as a leading manufacturer with strong petrochemical group backing in the domestic Chinese tyre business, recent years have seen the company redouble its internationalisation efforts. One visible example was this was the company’s Tire Cologne exhibition stand, which was bigger and more professional-looking than ever and was placed in a premium position in Hall 6.

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Zafco presents new car tyres, promote Thai-made Otani truck tyres

Zafco presents new car tyres, promote Thai-made Otani truck tyres

5th July 2018 |

During the course of May’s Tire Cologne Zafco promoted the new Zeetex SU4000 4S – an all season car tyre launched following the success of its predecessor ZT4000 4S. In addition, the stand displayed “the most celebrated summer tyres of Zeetex” including the ZT1000, HP2000 vfm, SU1000 vfm, HT1000 vfm and CT2000 vfm. There is also an array winter tyres such as the WP1000, WV1000, WH1000, WH1000 SUV and WQ1000.

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UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands – SMMT

UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands – SMMT

5th July 2018 |

The growing strength of the automotive relationship between the UK and South Korea has been highlighted today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) during its trade mission to the country.

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SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel following market decline, uncertainty

SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel following market decline, uncertainty

5th July 2018 |

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is urging the UK government to act to support the sale of traditionally fuelled vehicles following the news that the UK new car market declined moderately in June. Year-on-year demand fell by -3.5 per cent, the SMMT stated, as 234,945 new cars joined British roads, representing relative stabilisation considering recent turbulence over the past year or so. While alternatively fuelled vehicle sales continue to rise, they are not yet at a level that can relieve the decline in traditionally fuelled vehicle sales, and the SMMT argues for government to provide increased support for petrol and especially new technology diesel vehicles.

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Tiresur to distribute Triangle consumer tyres in Spain

Tiresur to distribute Triangle consumer tyres in Spain

4th July 2018 |

Triangle’s consumer tyres will be exclusively distributed in Spain by distribution and retail company Tiresur. The agreement represents an increased footprint in Europe for Triangle; Spain is a key market in the Weihai manufacturer’s internationalisation strategy implemented since the listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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Vietnamese tyre exports nearly US$1 billion in 2017

29th June 2018 |

Vietnamese tyre exports were worth US$920 million in 2017, up 44.2 per cent from 2016. Meanwhile, local tyre production enjoyed a trade surplus of $564 million in 2017, doubling the amount gained in the previous year.

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Call to bring forward UK total ban on petrol and diesel cars

28th June 2018 |

The UK is committed to a total ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, but, in its annual progress report to Parliament, the Committee on Climate Change has suggested that this is too late and should be imposed a decade earlier, in 2030.

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Enjoy Tyre: Cologne ‘a rewarding platform for serious business’

Enjoy Tyre: Cologne ‘a rewarding platform for serious business’

26th June 2018 |

Previously a regular visitor to the Essen Show, contract tyre distributor Enjoy Tyre supported the new The Tire Cologne in order to expand the firm’s corporate influence in Europe especially with respect to the company’s private brands – Rotalla and Routeway.

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Micheldever/Protyre moves up to fourth, Lodge Tyres jumps in retail rankings

Micheldever/Protyre moves up to fourth, Lodge Tyres jumps in retail rankings

26th June 2018 |

In last year’s ranking of the top tyre retailers in the UK, Tyres & Accessories predicted that the pace of change in the top 20 chains by branch count would result in some jostling for position. This has proved entirely accurate, as two major acquisitions have brought two of 2017’s top 20 into the fold of higher ranked companies, leading to both Micheldever/Protyre, leapfrogging HiQ into fourth place as predicted last year, and Lodge Tyre, into the top 10 from joint-14th last year, making significant jumps in this year’s table. Most other retailers have held relatively stable positions in terms of the number of stores, while our most recent additions to the table, Eden Tyres (15 stores) and Elite Garages (13) were identified as narrowly missing out on places last year.

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Nokian increasing Finland tyre production 30%

18th June 2018 |

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

14th June 2018 |

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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