Tag: Germany

Goodyear starts direct online tyre retail in Europe

Goodyear starts direct online tyre retail in Europe

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched a direct to consumer online tyre retail solution in the European market. The roll-out begins with a pilot project in Germany. The direct-to-consumer approach is said to be in addition to existing distribution channels. Based at goodyear.com/shop, the site aims to “seamlessly plan the purchase from choosing the right tyre to assembling with a local trading partner”.

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Continental holds HQ topping out ceremony

Continental holds HQ topping out ceremony

14th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The future of Continental is taking shape – 15 months after holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters site in Hannover, Germany, last week the tyre maker and automotive systems provider held a topping out ceremony for the facility. During the ceremony, Continental chief executive officer Dr Elmar Degenhart reported that the progress remains “right on schedule” and the buildings will be ready to be occupied in time for the company’s 150th anniversary in 2021.

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Tianli distributor EATD to sign deal with new investor at Agritechnica

Tianli distributor EATD to sign deal with new investor at Agritechnica

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

A new investor is coming on board at EATD B.V. The agricultural tyre distributor won’t disclose the identity of this new investor until a letter of intent is signed at next week’s Agritechnica show in Germany. EATD nevertheless shares its anticipation that the new investor partnership, agreed upon following extensive negotiations, will lead to a “clear course of growth for the company and the Tianli brand”.

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Michelin most searched tyre brand on Google in Europe

Michelin most searched tyre brand on Google in Europe

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin is the most search tyre brand on Google in Europe, according to price comparison site Rezulteo. Rezulteo studied the popularity of tyre brands in Europe using Google search volume data for tyre manufacturers in each country from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019. The study took “brand name” + “tyre” queries in the official languages of each European country into account.

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Apollo Vredestein appoints new manager for Germany

Apollo Vredestein appoints new manager for Germany

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Tobias Morbitzer is the new Apollo Vredestein country manager for Germany. The former pricing manager Europe moved from Apollo Vredestein’s headquarters in Amsterdam to the Apollo Vredestein GmbH site in Vallendar, near Koblenz at the start of October. He succeeds Thomas Körpert, who has left the company after more than 20 years.

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Giti Tire presents new tyre for electric cars

Giti Tire presents new tyre for electric cars

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire wasn’t only present at last month’s BMW Berlin Marathon as official Main Sponsor, the event was also the location chosen for the global premiere of a new tyre specifically developed for electric vehicles. The tyre maker shares that the GitiSynergyE2 will be available in some markets from spring 2020.

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Going global together: Auto Express & Auto Bild announce licensing partnership

Going global together: Auto Express & Auto Bild announce licensing partnership

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The team at Tyrepress.com view independent tyre tests as an invaluable consumer purchasing tool. We will therefore follow the new licensing partnership between Auto Express and Auto Bild with interest, particularly in regards to how it influences both publications’ approach to tyre testing.

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Michelin closing Bamberg tyre plant in Germany

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier today, the Michelin Group informed the 858 people employed in its tyre factory in Bamberg, Germany that they will close the plant in stages between now and the start of 2021. Michelin states that this decision “comes after a consultation phase” with the plant’s works council in accordance with German legislation.

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Prinx Chengshan Europe moves to Germany – Thomas Wohlgemuth appointed MD

Prinx Chengshan Europe moves to Germany – Thomas Wohlgemuth appointed MD

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Thomas Wohlgemuth has taken over as managing director of Prinx Chengshan Europe, effective 1 September. His appointment coincides with the relocation of Prinx Chengshan’s European head office from Slovakia to Germany. He succeeds Ivan Majsky, who is no longer with the company.

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Big names signed up to The Tire Cologne 2020

Big names signed up to The Tire Cologne 2020

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The organisers of The Tire Cologne are feeling pleased with themselves. Not only is 70 per cent of the next show’s exhibitor floorspace already booked and rented a good nine months before it begins, the exhibitor list includes all five of the world’s leading tyre makers.

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Zufall consolidates German tyre logistics operations

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Zufall Logistics of Germany has set up a subsidiary to consolidate its tyre logistics services in the country. Zufall Tire Logistics will take over the services previously handled by sister company Müller + Partner. The company is reportedly serving customers including Korean suppliers Hankook Reifen Deutschland and Kumho Tire Europe.

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Michelin sets up German plant for larger rim diameter tyres

Michelin sets up German plant for larger rim diameter tyres

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre production at Michelin’s plant in Bad Kreuznach, Germany has been supplemented by a new facility dedicated to making 18- and 19-inch rim diameter tyres. Its entry into operation introduces the larger diameter into the plant’s production portfolio for the first time. The new machinery replaces equipment used to manufacture 14- and 15-inch tyres, products that have seen a significant drop in customer demand.

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René Rast on course for title after victory in 500th DTM race

René Rast on course for title after victory in 500th DTM race

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

René Rast claimed his fifth win of the season in the 500th DTM at Lausitzring and extended his lead in the Drivers’ Championship. Behind Rast, second to fifth places went to fellow Audi racers Nico Müller, Mike Rockenfeller, Jamie Green and Robin Frijns as the Ingolstadt carmaker secured early confirmation of victory in the Manufacturers’ Championship. In the Saturday race, Nico Müller won to close the gap on Rast, who was forced to retire with technical issues. Frijns and Rockenfeller were second and third to make it a one-two-three for Audi. Track temperatures were high for both races – up to 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday – while Hankook’s Ventus Race tyres impressed with a high level of grip on the smooth surface.

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3 more years: Nexen Tire extends Eintracht Frankfurt sponsorship

3 more years: Nexen Tire extends Eintracht Frankfurt sponsorship

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire has extended its sponsorship deal with German football club Eintracht Frankfurt through to the 2021/22 season. With the newly extended contract, Nexen Tire enjoy visibility at the Bundesliga club’s home stadium including in broadcast feeds, perimeter boards and commercials.

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Football: Linglong Tire becomes VfL Wolfsburg sleeve partner

Football: Linglong Tire becomes VfL Wolfsburg sleeve partner

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than three months after extending its VfL Wolfsburg partnership, Linglong Tire has taken a further step with the German football club by becoming its sleeve partner. As of this season, the tyre maker’s logo will appear on players’ left shirt sleeves during Bundesliga and DFB Cup matches.

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