Tag: Dubai

Michelin opens regional office in Dubai

Michelin opens regional office in Dubai

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has opened new Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM) operations headquarters at the Dubai Airport Freezone in Dubai. The official opening ceremony took place at the new headquarters in the presence of dignitaries including Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, director general of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA); Marc Pasquet, president for Michelin, Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM); and Raja Rabia, Consul General of France. The new facility will be managing 87 offices across the region.

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2nd Algerian tyre plant: Doublestar participating in JV

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Buried within the more than 134 pages of Qingdao Doublestar’s latest semi-annual report is the news that the state-owned tyre maker will extend China’s ‘one belt, one road’ strategy by working with a local partner to establish a tyre production facility in Algeria. The Chinese-language document states that its subsidiary Hong Kong Doublestar signed a joint venture agreement with El Hadj Larbi Pneumatiques during the reporting period.

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Conti opening Saudi regional office

25th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is planning to open a Middle East regional office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The joint venture project with the company’s previous distributor in Saudi Arabia, Almutlak Trade & Industries, will support growing demand for Continental’s products and services in the kingdom, according to the company.

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Pirelli opens fourth branch of P Zero World tyre boutique concept in Dubai

Pirelli opens fourth branch of P Zero World tyre boutique concept in Dubai

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has opened a fourth branch of its tyre boutique retail concept P Zero World on a third continent. The store follows previous openings in Los Angeles, Munich and Monte-Carlo. More than 60 supercars belonging to local collectors formed a parade through the city to mark the Dubai opening. The following day more than 200 cars took to the track at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi for the P Zero Experience: Pirelli’s track day event.

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Automechanika Dubai 2018 opens with 1,812 exhibitors from 61 countries

Automechanika Dubai 2018 opens with 1,812 exhibitors from 61 countries

1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

The 16th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest automotive aftermarket trade and networking event opened today (1 May 2018) in Dubai, featuring 1,812 exhibitors from 61 countries.

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BKT wins port tyre manufacturing award

BKT wins port tyre manufacturing award

13th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The award of ‘Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year’ at the recent Terminal Operator Excellence Awards 2016 in Dubai went to Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT).

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Automechanika Dubai reports “tyres and batteries” on a roll at 2016 show

11th May 2016 | 0 Comments

A total of 220 global manufacturers showcased their tyre and battery-related products and services at Automechanika Dubai 2016, taking up 7,300 square metres of exhibition space during event which was help between 8 and 10 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Messe Frankfurt Middle East reported that this represents a 15 per cent year-on-year growth in exhibitor numbers over 2015, and a 19 per cent year-on-year increase in exhibition space.

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Zafco’s 5k walkathon for educational awareness

Zafco’s 5k walkathon for educational awareness

8th February 2016 | 0 Comments

Zafco recently organized a 5K walkathon at Creek Park, Dubai for its employees and their families. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of Education with the theme: “E² - Education for Everyone”.

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Zeetex refreshes website

Zeetex refreshes website

22nd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Zeetex has refreshed its website in order to “make it aesthetically attractive and offer a sublime browsing experience”, according to the company.

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Marangoni and Al Shirawi enter into Dubai and UAE partnership

9th September 2015 | 0 Comments

As of May 2015 Marangoni Spa entered into a partnership deal with Al Shirawi Enterprises that sees the latter become exclusive distributor for the Marangoni brand of industrial tyres in Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates (UAE). During his recent visit to Dubai, Adam Dudas-Smith, export area manager for Marangoni Industrial Tyres, announced that Al Shirawi Enterprises had shown a big commitment to the Marangoni brand since taking on a non-exclusive dealership role for Dubai and UAE.

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Cooper becomes Dubai International Motor Show official tyre sponsor

Cooper becomes Dubai International Motor Show official tyre sponsor

26th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire will be the official tyre sponsor of this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. Announced during a visit by the vice president and managing director of Cooper Tire, Europe and the Middle East, Jeff Schumaker, the sponsorship will mark the tyre brand’s first move to increase its presence across the Middle East ahead of a series of new product arrivals over the coming months. The manufacturer has a tangential connection to the region through Arsenal Football Club, for whom it is the Official Tyre; Arsenal’s shirt sponsor is Dubai-based airline, Emirates.

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Nama launches new PCR and TBR lines at Automechanika Dubai

16th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Between 2 and 4 June Qingdao Nama Industrial Co. Ltd. presented new ranges of passenger car and truck and bus radials at Automechanika Dubai 2015.

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Continental moves ‘MENA’ replacement tyre operations to Dubai

Continental moves ‘MENA’ replacement tyre operations to Dubai

2nd February 2015 | 0 Comments

Continental has relocated its replacement market PLT (passenger and light truck tyre) and (CVT) commercial vehicle tyre business operations for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from the company’s headquarters site in Hanover, Germany to Dubai. This shift relates to the 29-country region’s marketing, sales, customer services and controlling functions.

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Hankook gets underway as 24H Dubai sponsor and tyre supplier

Hankook gets underway as 24H Dubai sponsor and tyre supplier

9th January 2015 | 0 Comments

The 24H Dubai is currently taking place, and for the first time ever, Hankook Tire is serving as title sponsor and exclusive tyre partner to the event. Qualifying and night practice for the race began yesterday, with the Hankook 24H Dubai 2015 race itself getting underway at 1.30pm local time (9.30am GMT/UTC). This season-opener in the United Arab Emirates doubles as the flagship event and curtain-raiser for the ‘24H Series powered by Hankook,’ which was recently granted official international series status by the FIA.

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Tyre RFID ‘tags’ to be rolled out in the UAE

13th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Here in Europe and in other major markets such as Japan, Korea and the US tyre labelling has been the subject of intense discussion for some time. However, if the local news reports are anything to go by, the UAE appears to be taking the concept to the next level with the introduction of smart RFID “tags” which feature both an RFID chip and visual label including a QR code.

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