Tag: France

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper has become the official tyre supplier to the French Rallycross Championship, a nine-round series, including traditional rallycross venues such as Dreux, Essay-Ducs, Lessay and Kerlabo. Cooper branding will be displayed prominently on cars, trackside and around the paddock.

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Further automotive acquisitions for GFG Alliance

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance has further consolidated its presence in the automotive sector by acquiring two vehicle components suppliers in France. Through its Liberty industrial business, GFG has become the owner of Lyon-based Saint Jean Industries Poitou and Poitiers-based Fonderie du Poitou Fonte.

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Bridgestone gears up with launch of e-bike subscription scheme Mobeflex

Bridgestone gears up with launch of e-bike subscription scheme Mobeflex

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched a new e-bikes subscription service. Mobeflex will be available in several major French cities. The tyre giant said that the move acknowledges both the changing megatrends in how people travel in urban areas, promoting affordable and environmentally friendly smart city mobility.

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Electromobility: Michelin, Faurecia create hydrogen fuel cell systems JV

Electromobility: Michelin, Faurecia create hydrogen fuel cell systems JV

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Michelin stated that hydrogen “ticks all the boxes” for its vision of sustainable mobility. The company’s activities in this area are now moving forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to create a new joint venture that will bring together all of Michelin’s fuel cell related activities, including its subsidiary Symbio, with those of automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia.

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32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Lyon on 19-22 May 2019

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

The leading international event devoted to electro-mobility, EVS32 will be held at Lyon Eurexpo from Sunday 19 May to Friday 22 May 2019. Co-organised by AVERE and Live! By GL Events, the theme of this year's Symposium is "a world of e-motion".

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STARCO appoints new senior sales manager for French market

STARCO appoints new senior sales manager for French market

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

STARCO has appointed Hubert Plouchart its senior sales manager for the Agricultural Implements and Utility & Ground Care segments in France. Tasked with improving STARCO’s position with OEM customers, Plouchart brings almost ten years of tyre industry experience to his new role. He previously worked at Carlstar Group as OEM sales manager and sales director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for almost four years and, before that, at Cooper Tire.

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Ghosn’s gone

Ghosn’s gone

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Roughly two decades after taking the helm at Nissan (and later chairing the Japanese firm’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi), the carmaker’s board voted to remove company boss Carlos Ghosn following his arrest in Japan for underreporting his salary.

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France and Iran sign tyre technology exchange MoU

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday 25th September France and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding under which France will engage in a know-how transfer relating to tyre production technology with the Islamic Republic.

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Football: BKT naming partner for France’s Coupe de la Ligue

Football: BKT naming partner for France’s Coupe de la Ligue

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

French football governing body Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced its entry into a partnership with tyre maker BKT. The off-highway tyre specialist has become naming partner to the knockout championship Coupe de la Ligue (French League Cup) for the next six seasons. As of the round of 32, the Coupe de la Ligue will be known as the Coupe de la Ligue BKT.

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Hankook Tire sponsoring AS Monaco

Hankook Tire sponsoring AS Monaco

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

Under a new partnership, Hankook Tire has become a sponsor to Association Sportive de Monaco, runner-up in France’s top football league last season. The tyre maker’s partnership with AS Monaco FC will initially cover a two-year period and gives Hankook brand exposure at the club’s home ground, the Louis II stadium in Fontvieille, during Ligue 1 home matches as well as hospitality opportunities.

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Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the next three years, Arlanxeo will invest “mid double-digit million” euros to modernize its production sites in Triunfo, Brazil and La Wantzenau, France.

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Michelin launches new military tyres

29th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin presented its latest military tyres at the recent 2018 International Defense and Security Fair – Eurosatory – in Paris Nord Villepinte.

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STARCO appoints Agriest its aftermarket distributor in France

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

As of 1 January 2018, Agriest will act as the French market distributor for STARCO’s aftermarket range. This new agreement allows Agriest to offer its customers the STARCO product range, excepting made-to-measure and dual wheels. Agriest will primarily distribute STARCO’s wheel and tyre solutions for tractors, utility vehicles and agricultural implements; wheel and tyre solutions for lawn and garden will be handled by PVP, a subsidiary of the Sterenn & Co group.

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Davanti hosts 40 key UK and Irish dealers in 3-day French driving experience

15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Davanti Tyres has hosted a group of 40 key UK and Irish customers on a three-day driving experience through the south of France and Monaco. Driving on some of Europe’s most scenic roads, including stages of the historic Monte Carlo Rally in a fleet of classic sports cars, guests experienced the Riviera lifestyle with stays in Cannes and Nice before a final night in Monaco. Cars including Porsche 356 Speedster, Ferrari 308 GTS, AC Cobra and the Jaguar E Type Roadster.

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Point S opens 500th outlet in France

20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Independent tyre dealer group Point S has opened its 500th point-of-sale in France, and Point S France is planning for further growth by the end of the year. The aim by the end of 2017 is to have 520 locations within the country.

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