WAI has become a partner sponsor at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) upcoming annual conference. The rotating electrics and EV charging cable specialist is also sponsoring the Car Distributor of the Year award at the Pride of the Aftermarket Awards, which will be held on 7 December at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes.
Vipal Rubber is participating in the Tyres & More National Conference in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The tyre retreading supplier is presenting its growth trajectory over the last 50 years, reaching its current global scale, and its product portfolio. The host is Yokohama’s retreading and repairs franchise in Australia, which has an extensive network of distributors in the retread tyres and services segment. Tyres & More’s network of distributors work in close collaboration with retreaders to sell retreaded tyres.
On behalf of the NTDA executive officers and event sponsor GB Tyres (UK) Ltd, Simon Wright, NTDA national chairman welcomed delegates to the 2023 conference and highlighted a range of developments at the association including new members, the incorporation of the association, growth in React accreditation and recent lobbying success.
GRI CEO, Dr Mahesha Ranasoma, was addressed delegates at the Smithers conference on “Sustainability in Tires” in Shanghai, China. Dr Ranasoma delivered a presentation entitled “The Green Revolution of the Tire Industry: A Deep Dive into ESG Integration,” drawing the attention of industry leaders in attendance. He highlighted GRI’s role in developing sustainable Specialty Tires and green practices, emphasizing the company’s commitment to advancing environmentally conscious solutions.
The 2023 NTDA Tyre Industry Conference was held at the Hilton DoubleTree conference centre with the Stadium MK complex in Milton Keynes ahead of the Tyre Industry Awards on the evening of 19th October 2023. A number in the hundreds gathered for a conference that focused largely on themes of sustainability and stewardship, but also touched on the increasingly important topic of recruitment and retention.
With the UK alone generating some 600 kilotons of post-consumer rubber annually and with the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and its Responsible Recycler members handling the lion’s share of it all, connecting with the latest developments in the field is as important as ever.
The Tire Society has published the details of presentations scheduled for its 42nd Annual Conference (12-13 September 2023, at the University of Akron, Ohio). In addition to in-person attendance, benefitting from live Q&A, sponsor exhibits and a student poster session, registrants can access the presentations after the Conference via a “play-on-demand” feature. Registration includes Tire Society Membership, which gives access to the critically reviewed Tire Science and Technology Journal.
The US Tire Industry Association’s 69th Annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference has opened early registration, having moved to a digital system. The TIA said delegates attending the 21-24 February, 2024 event at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas would find registration “a much easier and more efficient process.”
Grupo Soledad-member Insa Turbo reports that Kraiburg has been able to significantly expand its share in the Spanish retreading material market. Grupo Soledad is one of the key players in the Spanish market, with its distribution network totalling more than 100 of its own shops and a franchise network with 1,000 points of sale in Spain and Portugal. And what’s more, the two plan to cooperate more closely in future.
Bridgestone’s telematics solutions provider, Webfleet Solutions will present the first global edition of the annual Webfleet Mobility Conference online on 26 April 2022. Titled ‘Mobility 2032: Are you ready?’, fleet and mobility experts will share insights and best practices to equip fleet decision-makers and business leaders with knowledge, inspiration and practical tools to design the fleets of tomorrow.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has urged the industry to gear up for change in its ‘Aftermarket for the Future’ conference. Held on 2 December, this year’s conference, headed up by recently appointed chief executive, Mark Field.
The conference saw Field kick off the proceedings by celebrating the hard work the aftermarket has carried out over the course of what has once again been a difficult but rewarding year for the trade, before introducing the first speaker of the day, Quentin Le Hetet from GIPA.
The 2021 Tyre Industry Conference is underway in Birmingham today after the pandemic caused a temporary break from the in-person event in 2020. Proceedings began with NTDA chief executive, Stefan Hay introducing the event and speakers via a wide-ranging introductory speech covering: key worker lobbying, the importance of training and technicians and more.
The 40th annual Tire Society Conference on Tire Science and Technology will again be held virtually this year, from 30 August to 3 September 2021. This year’s theme is “The Virtual Tire” and many conference papers each year are chosen for publication in the critically reviewed Journal of Tire Science and Technology, published quarterly by The Tire Society.
Double Coin Tires engineers praised the benefits of Eastman’s Eastman Crystex Cure Pro insoluble sulphur alongside scientists from the chemicals manufacturer Eastman during a joint speech at the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) conference on 15 September. Around 200 professionals from tyre-related enterprises gathered at the conference to discuss the latest industry technologies and market status.