Tag: CITExpo

Davanti progressing with Protoura, planning all-season segment entry

Davanti progressing with Protoura, planning all-season segment entry

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest Davanti Tyres project, the Protoura Sport, made its Far East debut at CITExpo in August. We caught up with Michael Eckert, sales director for mainland Europe, at the show. He told us that Davanti was currently testing the Protoura Sport prior to submitting the tyre to product certification firm IDIADA. “Volume production will probably then start before the end of this year, and the first Protoura Sport tyres should arrive in Europe in March or April 2020.”

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CITExpo 2019: Visitors, exhibitors responding ‘energetically’ to challenging market

CITExpo 2019: Visitors, exhibitors responding ‘energetically’ to challenging market

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyres & Accessories has attended and participated in the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo) for much of its 16 years. During this time, we’ve witnessed the trade fair’s evolution in a changing tyre market, and did so again in August when we returned to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center for this year’s show.

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Kumho synergies & new growth: Doublestar benefitting from acquisitions

Kumho synergies & new growth: Doublestar benefitting from acquisitions

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

It was a difficult birth. As regular visitors to this site are well aware, Qingdao Doublestar Co Ltd.’s acquisition of Kumho Tire was punctuated by more than its share of complications: Threats of mass resignations, bickering over brand name use and questions about financing all belonged to the experience.

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Algeria, & then the world: Iris Tyres brings ‘competitive’ range to market

Algeria, & then the world: Iris Tyres brings ‘competitive’ range to market

11th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Algeria is once again a tyre-making country. Some six years after Michelin closed its plant in Algeria, Iris Tyres has brought the country back into the game with a new plant equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. The first products in an extensive range of tyres went on sale in July, and plans are in place to extend the product portfolio over the next couple of years.

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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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Davanti’s next-gen Protoura a CITExpo star

Davanti’s next-gen Protoura a CITExpo star

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest Davanti project - Protoura Sport - will make its Eastern debut at CITExpo in Shanghai. After appearances at Autopromotec and Automechanika Dubai, the developmental UHP tyre will be on display at the show to give Davanti partners in China, the Far East and Australasia an opportunity to take a closer look and ask the team more about their plans for the product.

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Algeria’s first tyre company exhibiting at CITExpo in August

Algeria’s first tyre company exhibiting at CITExpo in August

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

We’ve been following the progress of Algeria’s first homegrown tyre company, and in March reported that the Iris Tyre plant had completed its first test phase. Now the new tyre maker is ready not only to gain a foothold in the domestic market – Iris Tyre intends to export its output to numerous markets. It will present its range at the CITExpo trade fair in Shanghai next month.

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CITExpo 2019 awaits. Are you ready?

CITExpo 2019 awaits. Are you ready?

4th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite trade disputes and tariffs, China remains interesting for tyre distributors and buyers around the world. Furthermore, China’s tyre market itself stands to benefit from future growth in the country’s automotive aftermarket. Although the 28 million new cars sold in China last year represented a three per cent decrease on 2017 sales figures, the number of vehicles requiring replacement tyres will continue on an upward trajectory over the coming years. Against this backdrop, the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo) positions itself as an ideal trade fair for international and domestic visitors alike.

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CITExpo 2018: still room for small-medium Chinese players, though times are tough

CITExpo 2018: still room for small-medium Chinese players, though times are tough

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Visiting CITExpo in 2018 had the potential to be a gloomy affair. A trade show that has specifically targeted medium-sized tyre Chinese manufacturers as a gateway for raising global interest, the trading environment in major export markets in Europe and North America have not been the most hospitable, with tariffs or anti-dumping duties affecting various product segments. In the UK, we heard from a major Chinese truck tyre importer that business had effectively been put on hold with the announcement that the EU was imposing tariffs in May. Pressure had also been mounting domestically, as the Chinese government moved to bring a halt to production at factories it considered to be too polluting, which led to upstream supply chain problems, as raw materials suppliers to the tyre industry were among those affected.

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CITExpo 2017 Review

CITExpo 2017 Review

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The 15th edition of the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo), and its second at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, opened its two-hall, 40,000sqm exhibition space at a time of uncertainty for the Chinese tyre industry – especially the aspirational medium and small sized companies the show tends to attract as exhibitors. Two factors that promise to change the shape of the industry provided a backdrop for the show: in Europe, the European Commission announced its intention to initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic, prompted by the “coalition against unfair tyres imports,” a group representing the interests of manufacturers accounting for more than 45 per cent of all new and retreaded truck and bus tyre production in the European Union. Meanwhile in China, the government’s crackdown on certain factories for environmental reasons looks likely to affect some tyre manufacturers’ pricing structure at best, and ability to continue to operate at worst. Tyres & Accessories spoke to one representative who suggested that some factories could struggle to meet demands as the availability of raw materials for tyre production is affected by the state mandated closures.

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CITExpo celebrates 15th anniversary with record-breaking attendance in Shanghai

13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The 15th China International Tire Expo (CITExpo) reports that 14,000 professional visitors came from 120 countries in search of business opportunities in China. There were some 6800 overseas visitors as well as 7200 domestic visitors and 40,000 square metres exhibition space.

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CITExpo 2017 opens in Shanghai

CITExpo 2017 opens in Shanghai

21st August 2017 | 0 Comments

The 15th edition of the China International Tire Expo has opened at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Exhibitors at the show comprise a mix of growing tyre manufacturers from the Chinese market, international trading companies, wheel suppliers and others, while. In addition to Chinese industry players, Europe is represented by UK distributor Oak Tyres’ Davanti tyre brand, FM Tyres from the Netherlands, and Italian distributor Franco Gomme, while Singapore’s Stamford Tyres and Taiwan’s Nankang add to the international exhibitor base. The internationalism of the show is also reflected in the visitors arriving today from five continents.

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15th CITExpo set for Shanghai opening in August

15th CITExpo set for Shanghai opening in August

6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The China International Tire Expo is celebrating its 15th edition in 2017, and after transferring to the new environs of the recently constructed Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center last year, the show is undergoing another logistical change. The show has moved back a month into August (on the 21-23 of the month) in a change that the exhibition organiser, Reliable International Exhibition Services, describes as a positive change that will allow exhibitors to pursue leads from the show more effectively. Ahead of Tyres & Accessories’ visit to the show, we spoke to Reliable’s managing director, Wilko Fong about the show, and what visitors to the Pudong space can expect.

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CURC launches Tire+, moves RubberTech to September in 2017

CURC launches Tire+, moves RubberTech to September in 2017

15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

When Reifen China 2016 opened the doors of the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre on the 1 December, it was immediately apparent that several significant changes are afoot in the Chinese tyre show sector. As the name suggests, Reifen China has always been organised by Messe Essen in partnership with China United Rubber Company (CURC) and co-located with CURC's always-well-attended RubberTech. But next year that will change and the Reifen name has been licensed to Messe Frankfurt for use alongside its Automechanika Shanghai show. This move, which began as a ripple-effect emanating from the Reifen versus The Tire, Cologne competition that has been going on in Germany, has caused repercussions as far away as China. As a result CURC (the exhibition firm behind RubberTech and Messe Essen/Reifen China’s former partner) will also be launching a new tyre event in 2017.

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Aufine highlights new winter, truck ranges

Aufine highlights new winter, truck ranges

3rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Passenger car tyres account for the majority of Qingdao-based tyre maker Aufine Group’s production, and company general manager David Sun shares that Aufine is now selling these products throughout all of Europe. One range that is selling particularly well within the region is the new Aufine winter car tyre line, the Supergrip S1, which is manufactured in 19 sizes for 13 to 17-inch rim diameters.

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