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ATS Euromaster appoints operations director to lead light vehicle focus

ATS Euromaster appoints operations director to lead light vehicle focus

19th February 2019 | 0 Comments

ATS Euromaster has Mark Lynch appointed as a new operations director to drive the company’s development in the light vehicle market, following the decision in October 2018 to merge its heavy vehicle business with Tructyre.

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New Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo van tyre targets reduced cost of ownership

New Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo van tyre targets reduced cost of ownership

7th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched the Vector 4Seasons Cargo light truck tyre. The all-season product aims to offer increased fuel efficiency, improved performance and extended mileage compared to the previous model. In Goodyear testing, the Vector 4Seasons Cargo offers shorter stopping distances and improved stability and handling in wet and dry conditions. The tyre manufacturer is also emphasising the reduced cost to drivers and fleet managers due to no longer having the inconvenience or cost of switching tyres between seasons.

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VW and Ford establish van/EV partnership

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have will partner in the production of light commercial vehicles after announcing the first formal agreements in “a broad alliance”. The alliance does not involve cross-ownership between the two companies.

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Is Continental about to break into PCLT tyre global big 3?

Is Continental about to break into PCLT tyre global big 3?

22nd February 2018 | 0 Comments

A glance at the archives of Tyres & Accessories’ global tyre manufacturer rankings reveals that the ‘Big Three’ are quite stable fixtures at the top of the table. However, new analysis from Astutus Research suggests that the perennial fourth-placed Continental Tire could be about to break the stranglehold of Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear in the passenger car and light truck tyre segment (PCLT). According to Astutus’s latest report, the German manufacturer appears to have closed the gap on Goodyear, and is set to jump up a place in the rankings.

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Sailun raising prices in North America

23rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailun is increasing prices of its commercial truck, passenger and light truck tyres by between 5 and 8 per cent in North America. The increase went into effect 1 January 2017.

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo claims 10,000km more mileage

Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo claims 10,000km more mileage

27th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has released a new light truck tyre that the company says can offer 10,000km more mileage than before. The successor to the Goodyear Cargo Marathon light truck tyre, Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo reportedly enhances fleet mileage by up to 10,000km, improves fuel efficiency and offers enhanced grip, especially in wet conditions. 28 sizes will be available by May 2017, covering then 82 per cent of the market.

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Hercules launches two new light truck tyres

7th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Today Hercules Tire introduced two new products to the firm’s Terra Trac family of light truck tyres. The new Terra Trac M/T mud terrain and the Terra Trac T/G Max commercial traction tyres are purpose-built for distinctly different but equally rugged applications, and both feature unmatched on-road Road Hazard protection up to two years or 50 per cent treadwear, and Hercules’ exclusive 30-day “Trust Our Ride” test drive.

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The right direction: Bridgestone North Region MD, Robin Shaw one year on

The right direction: Bridgestone North Region MD, Robin Shaw one year on

28th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Roughly a year after Tyres & Accessories met Bridgestone North Europe region managing director Robin Shaw, just a few weeks after he took on the role, progress at the Warwick, UK-based part of the global company is said to have been “really good”. More than 12 months after our last interview, Shaw’s perspective on the tyre industry – previously he led Bosch’s UK operations UK – has deepened significantly as has his influence in the industry. “The direction is good, but we always want to be further on than we are,” Shaw told Tyres & Accessories. Of course when you ask how business is at multi-segmented, multinational like Bridgestone, there is no simple answer to that question. Rather there are multiple variables, the importance of which differs from segment to segment. However, the general synopsis is that all segments are doing well, with some doing particularly well.

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Event Tyres launching three new products at Autopromotec

Event Tyres launching three new products at Autopromotec

1st April 2015 | 0 Comments

Netherlands-based Event Tyres BV has revealed plans to launch three new products at the Autopromotec exhibition in Bologna, Italy in May. The new products are called the Futurum, Semita and Potentum and are aimed at high performance, SUV and UHP orientated vehicles respectively. With Autopromotec less than two months away, Tyres & Accessories spoke with Eddy Oost, managing director of Event Tyre BV, in order to find out more about the products and the company’s broader expansion strategy.

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RH Claydon to increase presence, display key truck brands at CV Show

RH Claydon to increase presence, display key truck brands at CV Show

27th March 2015 | 0 Comments

RH Claydon will exhibit its key truck brands with an increased presence at April’s CV Show. In its 62nd year of trading, the wholesaler states that it has witnessed an expansion of its commercial vehicle tyre business in recent years. RHC holds an extensive range of brands, specialising in the commercial, agricultural and specialist segments. It says its portfolio is designed to meet the requirements of the light and heavy truck tyre distributor, service provider and end user.

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Stamford Tyres, Sport Wheels display new product lines

Stamford Tyres, Sport Wheels display new product lines

9th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Singapore’s Stamford Tyres introduced a new range of 4x4/SUV tyres, while its associated Stamford Sport Wheels company emphasised the availability of new colours in its wheel range. Stamford also announced the arrival of new truck tyre sizes in its 17.5” and 19.5” ranges towards the end of this year. Another key product for Stamford Tyres was the introduction of its Nu Ice winter range. Larry Lee, Stamford's vice president – international distribution said plans are in progress to add new sizes for the 2015 winter season.

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Falken Tire Corp to phase out Ohtsu truck tyres in USA

19th June 2014 | 0 Comments

Falken Tire Corp., a unit of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., will phase out the Ohtsu brand name for commercial tyres in the US market, Tire Review reports. The company will re-introduce it to the market as an associate brand for its passenger and light truck tyre lines. US distribution of Ohtsu CV tyres, a fellow Sumitomo brand, was brought under the control of Falken Tire Corp. in 2009.

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Bridgestone markedly lifts margins, improves European performance in Q1

12th May 2014 | 0 Comments

During the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Bridgestone achieved net sales of 863.6 billion yen (£5.0 billion), an 8.7 per cent year-on-year increase on the 1 January to 31 March 2013 quarter. Operating income was 116.3 billion yen (£677.1 million), up 56.3 per cent year-on-year, while operating margin rose from 9.4 per cent a year ago to 13.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2014. Net income increased 66.9 per cent year-on-year to 71.9 billion yen (£418.6 million).

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service reports 20% tyre cost reduction with ATS Euromaster

Yorkshire Ambulance Service reports 20% tyre cost reduction with ATS Euromaster

25th April 2014 | 0 Comments

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (YAS) has reported that it has reduced its tyre spend by approximately 20 per cent eight months after ATS Euromaster was appointed to service the Trust’s fleet.

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Treadsetters, TIA showcase extended Torque range at Reifen 2014

Treadsetters, TIA showcase extended Torque range at Reifen 2014

7th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Shropshire, UK based international tyre wholesaler Treadsetters will be exhibiting at the Reifen Show 2014 as part of the TIA Group, where the company says its main objective will be to continue with the company’s ongoing growth strategy within a number of market sectors. Treadsetters will be hosting the stand (Hall 2 – 2B44) alongside […]

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