Tag: Europe

EU publishes definitive anti-subsidy and updated anti-dumping rates

EU publishes definitive anti-subsidy and updated anti-dumping rates

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union has published its definitive decision relating to anti-subsidy duties imposed on Chinese-produced truck tyres imported into the continent. This follows the EU’s final decision on anti-dumping duties, which was released on 18 October 2018. In short, the latest document (which runs to well over 120 pages) demonstrates how large subsidies have supported some Chinese tyre makers. However, it doesn’t mean the overall per tyre rate importers have to pay will change.

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SMMT reveals Brexit contingency package

SMMT reveals Brexit contingency package

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Bracing itself for a no-deal Brexit, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) launched a new Brexit Readiness Programme to help the industry, especially small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs in the automotive supply chain, prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 10 October.

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Mobox: Flat rate tyre subscriptions a la Bridgestone

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has introduced an all-inclusive monthly subscription service for tyres called Mobox. According to the company, Mobox subscription offers “new tyres, full warranty and other premium vehicle-related services, and all at an affordable price per month”.

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Nexen Tire Europe relocates headquarters

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire Europe moved its head office and European technical centre to a new purpose-built 11,000 square metre location in Kelkheim, Germany on 5 September 2018. According to the company, the Lise-Meitner-Straße site was constructed in less than 13 months, with the focus on making an ecologically friendly building and using materials sourced from local companies.

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China implements anti-dumping tariffs against synthetic rubber producers

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 10 August 2018 China’s Ministry of Commerce announced plans to implement anti-dumping duties ranging from 23.1 per cent to 75.5 per cent on synthetic halogenated butyl rubber from the United States, the European Union and Singapore starting 20 August 2018.

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Moody’s: US auto parts tariffs credit negative for suppliers

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The US imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts would be broadly credit negative for parts manufacturers that are part of a global supply chain, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report. Even so, the financial impact to the auto industry stemming from the proposed tariffs -- contemplated at up to 25 per cent for imported vehicles and parts -- will mainly depend on the extent to which auto parts suppliers' operations are spread out through the world and their products imported back to the US.

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Davanti Tyres secures five new distribution deals

Davanti Tyres secures five new distribution deals

23rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Davanti has established exclusive distribution deals in five new territories following its participation at The Tire Cologne. The brand stated that the impact of the show has “exceeded expectations”. Davanti held a series of meetings during the event, which resulted in confirmed deals to distribute tyres in the Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia, Belarus and Moldova.

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Despite growth in larger sizes, European car tyre market below 2017 levels

17th July 2018 | 0 Comments

According to information published by Pirelli and based upon regional association and third-party data, the European car tyre market grew six per cent year-on-year in May 2018. Overall growth occurred courtesy of strong performance within the aftermarket, which during the month was ten per cent higher than a year earlier; the market for 18-inch and larger sizes were up 20 per cent. The original equipment market in Europe declined five per cent year-on-year in May.

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European new car sales hit 10-year high

18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is positive to see that demand for new cars in Europe grew by +3.4 per cent in 2017 and reached a 10-year high of 15.6 million units sold”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, commenting on the latest figures by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

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Marc Preedy appointed Goodyear director Truck Sales Replacement Europe

30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Marc Preedy - formerly director Commercial PBU UK & Ireland at Goodyear for five years - has been appointed as director Truck Sales Replacement Europe. David Howe has stepped up from Fleet & Retail channel manager to the position of Commercial Sales general manager UK & Ireland.

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Analysts upgrade 2018 West European trailer market forecast

24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Instead of demand dropping by approximately 9 per cent in 2018 a decline in demand of 5 per cent is now forecast, followed by a further drop in 2019 leading to a total shrinking of the market by 13 per cent over the two years. According to the agency “Clear”, for 2017 the demand for trailers increased in the first half of the year but will have close to zero growth in the second half. Overall 2017 will see a 3 per cent increase in registrations.

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Kenda buys Starco

Kenda buys Starco

2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Taiwan-based tyre manufacturer Kenda has purchased Starco Europe. Announced on 2 October, the move is described by Kenda as “a good cultural, organizational and strategic fit” for which both companies see “significant long-term opportunities”. Kenda has been a Starco supplier since 1982. Over the last 12 months a series of meetings determined a clear willingness from both Kenda and Starco to take the partnership to another level. Starco does not plan any organizational changes or redundancies related to the acquisition.

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Maxxis European conference previews new UHP tyre

11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis is currently holding its European distributor conference in Marbella, Spain. Scheduled to take place between 11 and 14 September, the conference welcomes some of the continent’s leading names in tyre distribution, with over 14 EU countries represented, along with delegates from both China and Taiwan.

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Goodyear appoints new EMEA president

7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Chris Delaney as president of Goodyear’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit. He has been president of the company’s Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015.

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ZC Rubber establishes European company

6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has opened a European subsidiary – Zhongce Europe GmbH (ZC Europe). According to the leading Chinese manufacturer, the new subsidiary focuses on the expansion of the European market especially in the OE sector and “improving market shares by exploring the market with local mentality and by providing more services”. It is the fourth branch of ZC Rubber on the global market after Thailand, Brazil and America.

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