Tag: ETRMA

ETRMA: Replacement car, truck tyre sales stable in H1 2018

ETRMA: Replacement car, truck tyre sales stable in H1 2018

25th July 2018 |

The second quarter of 2018 saw sales of replacement market car and truck tyres in Europe rise year-on-year, however this improved result didn’t quite suffice to lift sales figures for the first half of the year above the H1 2017 result.

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ETRMA and other tyre manufacturing associations convene in Washington DC

14th June 2018 |

Chief executives from regional tyre manufacturing associations including the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA), the Korean Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA), and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) convened a two-day meeting 5-6 June 2018 in Washington, DC. The goal was to discuss “issues of importance to the tyre manufacturing industry and the stakeholders it serves across the globe”. Major topics included industry commitments in sustainability and environmental stewardship, the comprehensive global regulatory landscape and a platform for increased dialogue.

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‘No discussion at Federation level’ of UK EPR scheme for used tyres: TRA

‘No discussion at Federation level’ of UK EPR scheme for used tyres: TRA

3rd May 2018 |

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has responded to an assertion by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) that “some discussions seem to have recently kicked-off in the UK to study the feasibility of introducing an EPR [extended producer responsibility] regime” following an enquiry by Tyres & Accessories. The TRA states that there have been “no discussions at Federation level” looking into a similar collective scheme approved by national authorities to that implemented by 23 European countries. It adds that it will seek clarification from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The 2 May statement accompanied an ETRMA report on the collection and treatment of tyres in European markets.

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94 per cent of all used tyres collected and treated in 2016: ETRMA

94 per cent of all used tyres collected and treated in 2016: ETRMA

2nd May 2018 |

A consolidated report on used tyres arising in Europe in 2016 shows 94 per cent were collected and treated. In compiling the data, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), consolidated used tyre (UT) management data for 2016 covering 32 countries, including the EU28, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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ETRMA joins aftermarket coalition to call for access to in-vehicle data

26th April 2018 |

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has joined a broad industry coalition of independent aftermarket service providers, drivers, insurers to call on the EU to ensure a genuine digital level playing field for remote access to in-vehicle data.

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European Parliament acknowledges that access to in-car data is ‘essential’

15th March 2018 |

The European Parliament overwhelmingly supported the adoption of the Own Initiative Report by Istvan Ujhelyi on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems. Tyre association ETRMA has added its voice to that of the 633 MEPs that supported the request for the European Commission to publish a legislative initiative to guarantee fair, unrestricted and in real time access to in-vehicle data, before the end of the year.

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European retreading market loses further ground to imports

10th March 2018 |

A quarter of all truck tyres currently sold in Europe are imported, and as the manufacturers of these products don’t operate production facilities within the region, the tyres aren’t reported in Europool. The extreme nervousness these truck tyre imports are causing some corners of the market can be seen in the European Commission’s anti-dumping proceedings against bus and truck tyres originating in China, which began last summer. Usually the free trade-specialised EU favours other technical or qualitative restrictions to entry into the European market, such as the EU tyre label or other standards, yet as figures from the ETRMA frighteningly illustrate, such measures have no effect on the pressure placed upon European retreading by cheap Far Eastern tyres.

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ETRMA members report stability for most segments in 2017

ETRMA members report stability for most segments in 2017

25th January 2018 |

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

20th October 2017 |

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

16th October 2017 |

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

27th September 2017 |

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

13th September 2017 |

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?

26th July 2017 |

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

17th July 2017 |

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?

4th May 2017 |

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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