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ETRMA members report stability for most segments in 2017

ETRMA members report stability for most segments in 2017

Thursday 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the exception of agricultural tyres, sales of tyres produced by European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) members were generally stable in 2017. The ETRMA reports that its members sold 204,838,000 replacement market consumer tyres (passenger car, SUV and light commercial vehicle tyres) in 2017, 0.9 per cent fewer than a year earlier. Sales of original equipment consumer tyres (including in the Turkish market) were up during the year, increasing 0.7 per cent to 86,779,000 units in 2017.

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HLG GEAR 2030 report: We are ready, says ETRMA

Friday 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the High Level Group (HLG) GEAR 2030 issued its report on the competitiveness and sustainable growth of the automotive industry in the EU and offered recommendations on how the automotive industry can anticipate and adapt to current trends, specifically identifying two fields – zero emission and zero emission-capable vehicles (ZEVs and ZECs), as well as connected and automated driving (CAD). The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) welcomes the adoption of the HLG report; in a statement, the association shares that it views the reports as constituting “a stepping stone for all stakeholders.”

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Tyre sales lower in Q3 2017: ETRMA

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Companies belonging to the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) experienced a further decrease of replacement market tyre sales in all segments during the third quarter of 2017. This decline was particularly strong in the agricultural segment, where member sales were down 25 per cent year-on-year in the three months to 30 September 2017. The ETRMA comments that sales in agricultural segment confirm a negative trend already seen in 2016.

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Natural Rubber classified a ‘critical raw material’ by EU

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The importance of unimpeded access to natural rubber has been acknowledged by the European Union, which has added the raw material to its Critical Raw Material List. the decision was made with the support of the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), which contributed to the process of revising the List. The association has since welcomed the inclusion of natural rubber in the 2017 List, which is valid for three years.

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Bridgestone’s Franco Annunziato elected president of ETRMA

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The board of directors of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), today elected Bridgestone EMEA’s vice president and senior advisor Franco Annunziato as president of the association. At the same meeting, Thierry du Granrut, from the Syndicat National du Caoutchouc et des Polymères, was confirmed as vice president for a second term. Both terms are effective as of 1 January 2018 for a three-year mandate. This is the first time that Bridgestone has held the presidency of the European association.

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UK government is pro-retreading, but what about anti-dumping measures?

UK government is pro-retreading, but what about anti-dumping measures?

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most high profile dignitary at Michelin’s “Stoke 2018” event was Clare Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate change and Industrial Strategy. Bearing in mind that retreading and casing inspection/logistics make up such a significant part of what goes on at Michelin’s Campbell Road, Stoke-on-Trent site, and given that over-supply of low-cost truck tyres from China has had a marked effect on this part of the business, Tyres & Accessories was keen to ask Clare Perry what the government can do to help.

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ETRMA: Tyre sales down in Q2 2016

ETRMA: Tyre sales down in Q2 2016

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) reports a sluggish second quarter of 2017. According to the association, members’ sales “slowed down significantly” during the three months to 30 June compared with the first quarter of the year, and were also below sales achieved in the second quarter of 2016. Performance in all segments was negative, however this trend was particularly strong in the consumer segment.

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Re-globalisation of the international tyre market?

Re-globalisation of the international tyre market?

Thursday 4th May 2017 | 0 Comments

In the last few weeks, Apollo has initiated production at its new Hungary tyre factory and launched a brand new European truck tyre range (see Company News section pages 32 – 24); Doublestar has confirmed that it is the only remaining bidder in the race for 42 per cent of Kumho Tire (see pages 36 - 37); and as we went to press, Finnish tyre maker Nokian announced that it will build its third production plant, this time in the USA. All this points to what we might call a re-globalisation trend. Rather than businesses from the large so-called developed nations expanding around the globe, this second wave of international expansion sees the roles reversing to some extent. While before the Western nations were looking to invest in fast-growing “emerging” economies, now the proverbial shoe is on the other foot and large companies in what used to be called the BRIC nations are investing in more developed tyre markets.

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ETRMA tyre sales up 2-3 per cent

ETRMA tyre sales up 2-3 per cent

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

On 23 January the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association published its members’ sales for the year 2016 and the last quarter of 2016. Consumer tyres were up 2 per cent in 2016 - despite minor fluctuations during the third quarter and with a strong performance in the last quarter (+4%). OE consumer tyres sales followed the performance of new car registrations, albeit it more slowly, rising 3 per cent.

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ETRMA outlines its Low Emission Mobility Strategy position

Thursday 15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has published its position on the Low Emission Mobility Strategy made public by the European Commission last July. The ETRMA position document can be read here.

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Europe’s retreading market – is a structural change in full swing?

Europe’s retreading market – is a structural change in full swing?

Monday 14th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Europe’s retreading industry is in poor shape. Sales volumes have – with the exception of a peak in 2010 and 2011 – decreased by a quarter since 2007. What’s more, the million or more retreads that weren’t (or couldn’t be) sold during this time were offset by an almost one million unit rise in new truck tyre imports. It is no great secret that up to 90 per cent of these imports originate in China and are offered in Europe at prices that make those typically charged by retreaders seem exorbitant, and it can even be posited that these products call an entire industry’s competitiveness into question. Pre-cure retreading, a process more often than not performed by small and medium-sized operations, has come under particular pressure of late. Looking at this phenomenon, it is easy to wonder if we are witnessing the start of a long-term structural change within the industry.

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ETRMA figures – no growth in Q3 2016

Thursday 3rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

Unit sales of replacement market car and two-wheeler tyres from members of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association remained flat in the third quarter of 2016, while unit sales of aftermarket commercial vehicle and agricultural tyres declined.

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Associations ETRMA and IAM Roadsmart, support EDWARD

Wednesday 21st September 2016 | 0 Comments

Associations including IAM Roadsmart and the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) have been marking EDWARD “European Day Without A Road Death”. For its part ETRMA has been doing this by informing drivers on the importance of tyre choice and service conditions to improve road safety across Europe.

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ETRMA: Slight rise in consumer, truck tyre sales, agri segment decline continues

ETRMA: Slight rise in consumer, truck tyre sales, agri segment decline continues

Friday 15th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Replacement tyre sales figures for European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association members show the market for their products in the second quarter of 2016 was less dynamic than in the first. The ETRMA notes that this was particularly the case for consumer tyres in the month of June, when sales declined by two per cent.

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ETRMA appoints director for EHS and Climate Action

Monday 11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Cornelia Tietz is the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association’s new director for EHS and Climate Action. In this role, Tietz will primarily focus on tasks and topics related to energy, climate change, health and safety and the environment. She joins ETRMA after seven years at ReachCentrum and four at Cefic, where she was responsible both for coordination of different groups and in charge of carrying out analysis of regulatory developments in the chemical industry.

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