Devices offered by Ruptela, a provider of fleet management solutions based on GPS tracking and real-time vehicle monitoring and control, now includes real-time tyre monitoring following the integration of ContiPressureCheck into its suite of solutions. Tyre data collected with ContiPressureCheck will be available to both the dispatcher’s computer and the driver of the vehicle via a network connection with Ruptela’s system.
Continental brand Semperit is introducing further additions to its Runner commercial tyre range, having launched the line in 2015. The steer-axle tyre, Runner F2 and the drive-axle tyre, Runner D2 which are for use in combined regional and long-distance transportation are now available in the size 315/70R22.5, joining the existing 315/80R22.5 model. The high-mileage tyres offer both a long service life and good fuel efficiency. The complete Runner range, which includes the trailer-axle tyre Runner T2, are on display at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016 in Birmingham.
The Red Dot Design Award has been presented to the Semperit Runner D2 drive tyre in size 315/80 R22.5. An international jury deemed the technical quality of the tyre, including an improved tread and compact pattern, worthy of the accolade. The Runner D2 offers high mileage and low fuel consumption, Semperit states.
Continental has announced several changes within the management of its replacement truck tyre business for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. With the appointment of a sales director for truck tyres within the Truck Tires Replacement business, the company has separated the coordination of all sales activities in the EMEA region into new position. Barry Guildford has been appointed to the position.
Daniel Gainza has taken on the role of director of marketing, truck tyres EMEA at Continental Corporation. Our sister publication PneusNews.it reports that Gainza, a Spanish national, started in this position at Continental’s head office in Hannover, Germany on 1 January 2016. Prior to this latest appointment, Gainza held the position of business director for Continental’s commercial vehicle segment in Italy, a role he took on in 2007. He will continue to serve in this capacity during a transition period.