Tag: light truck tyres

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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Full Zeetex tyre range launched for EMEA dealers in Thailand

Full Zeetex tyre range launched for EMEA dealers in Thailand

31st March 2014 | 0 Comments

Following on from their European launch in February, the new series of Zeetex brand passenger car, 4×4 and light commercial tyres have been presented to 40 Africa, Middle East and ASEAN dealers. The six new models offer better road-handling and traction while delivering longer mileages, according to Zeetex distributor ZafcoTrading, and were unveiled on 20 […]

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Giti Tire appoints European PCR, light truck senior product marketing manager

Giti Tire appoints European PCR, light truck senior product marketing manager

26th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has announced the appointment of former Bridgestone employee Fabio Pecci-Boriani to the newly created position of senior product marketing manager across its European operation. Pecci-Boriani has a brief to develop the manufacturer’s Passenger Car and Light Truck tyre portfolios throughout Europe. Formerly pricing manager at Volvo, Pecci-Boriani will report directly to Richard Lyons, […]

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Coloured tyres centre stage for Kama at Reifen

Coloured tyres centre stage for Kama at Reifen

22nd June 2012 | 0 Comments

Russian tyre maker Nizhnekamskshina says that if demand for the coloured tyres it presented at Reifen 2012 is sufficient, it will begin commercial manufacture of the products. The producer of the Kama brand presented its Viatti Strada Asimmetrico tyres in white, red, green and blue. At present the coloured tyres are strictly a limited edition item.

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