The next Tyrexpo will be Africa held from 4 to 6 March 2014 in South Africa. Organisers ECI International expect at least 140 exhibitors at the occasion which will once again be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. www.eci-international.com Related news: Tyrexpo Africa 2006 Lawlyn Offering a Full Range of Repair Systems Tubestone Reports […]
Spanish tyre brand Membat will make its debut appearance in South Africa at the Tyrexpo Africa exhibition, which is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg between 4 and 6 March. Membat is a budget consumer tyre brand that was launched in 2012; Membat shares that since that time the brand has quickly established itself in numerous European, American and Asian markets.
German wholesaler Baro is making its first appearance at Tyrexpo Africa 2014, with the express purpose of seeking new distribution partners for its European manufactured ranges of car, truck and agricultural tyres.
ContiTrade Africa, a newly founded entity of Conti Global Holding, has bought eight Jody’s Tyre Group fitment stores in Johannesburg, South Africa. ContiTrade Africa is responsible for franchise and retail operations in Africa with two main systems, FIT&GO and Best Drive – some of which are company owned while others are franchise stores. Of the eight stores recently acquired three will be converted into FIT&GO and four into Best Drive with one store trading by the name, Jody’s Tyres.
Exhibition organisation company ECI International has announced dates for the forthcoming 2014 British tyre exhibition, Brityrex International, which will run from 7 – 9 October 2014. Like the last edition of the show, the 2014 event will once again be held at the EventCity exhibition centre in Manchester.
Starco reports that it has expanded its South African operation. Starco ZA, created in July 2012 to serve the South Africa market and provide a bridgehead for further expansion on the African continent, was established as a partnership with former local distributor Mac and TireCity, an already well-established firm with three strategically located distribution outlets in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. A fourth Starco ZA distribution outlet, in Port Elizabeth, has now been opened and will support the growing fork lift truck tyre service market.
In late May, Brazilian tyre industry association the ANIP (Associação Nacional da Indústria de Pneumáticos) reported that the country’s tyre production only increased four per cent during the first four months of 2013, despite a year-on-year growth of 17 per cent within the automotive industry between January and April. ANIP blamed this growth congruence on increased tyre imports, prompting association president Alberto Mayer to comment that many imported tyres were not legal imports, were of a quality below that set out by national accreditation body Inmetro, and avoided the end of life tyre handling fee charged on domestically-produced tyres.
Exhibition organiser ECI International has confirmed that tyre and workshop equipment exhibition Tyrexpo Africa will return to the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on 4-6 March 2014. Managing director, Paul Farrant, said: “We are delighted to confirm that Tyrexpo Africa will once again be returning to the Sandton Convention Centre, which has proved to be an excellent host venue for the show since it was first launched in 2006.
Following on from the company’s presence as an exhibitor in Africa, UK based tyre wholesaler – Treadsetters (part of the TIA Group) recently took their global promotion of its products and services to the South American continent.
Retail franchise operation point S has confirmed an agreement with Unity Tyre Trading, a group of 11 independent tyre dealers in South Africa. The company announced that it was pursuing international development opportunities outside Europe at Las Vegas’ SEMA show in November, and its launch in the new African territory has confirmed point S’s ambitions in this direction. Point S also strengthened its Central European operations, by signing an agreement with the Slovenian firm, Span.
Tyrecor has announced that it will display Infinity’s branding on six taxis in the cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The South African distributor of the brand says that it wants to increase and promote Infinity Tyres brand awareness; the campaign will last 12 months with the taxis placed strategically around the cities.
Singapore’s Stamford Tyres was awarded the 'Gold Award' for the most innovative stand at the recent Tyrexpo Africa Show 2012 in Johannesburg. Stamford says it prioritises visual presentation and the latest accolade further emphasises its dedication to the highest standards in its show stands. Daniel Eng, Stamford Tyres assistant vice president for international distribution says: “Receiving this prestigious award is a rewarding conclusion to a very successful show for Stamford tyres and South East Asia in the global tyre industry.
Some 2.3 million truck tyres are currently sold in South Africa each year, with the market fairly evenly divided between sales of new tyres and retreads. Competing in the retread market are numerous familiar global names such as Bridgestone Bandag, Michelin and Goodyear Dunlop, yet one of the longest established retreading sector firms is local player Leader Tread. The Johannesburg-based company has been in the business for almost half a century and in recent times awareness of its products has also increased outside of Africa. In February, Tyres & Accessories spoke to Leader Tread managing director Brett Sproson and gained an insight into a company that is active and growing in all areas of the retreading and retreading materials market.
The organisers of Tyrexpo Africa have been pleased by the response to this year’s show at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 140 delegates from more than 70 countries exhibited at the show, while total attendees for the three-day show numbered 2,652. ECI International sales director, Rowena Suthers stated that the company was “very happy with the overall exhibitor response”. ECI has confirmed that Tyrexpo Africa 2014 will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 4, 5, 6 March 2014.
South Africa is on the verge of introducing a levy on all tyres manufactured in, or imported into the country in order to finance the creation of a waste tyre collection network. REDISA (Recycling Economic Development Initiative of South Africa) is a government approved scheme to establish a sustainable waste tyre collection infrastructure for South Africa. The financial levy of Rand 2.3 (0.22 Euros) per kilogram of manufactured or imported product, will apply to all tyres, including those fitted to imported equipment, from the beginning of February this year.