Davanti has exhibited its extended range of tyres at Automechanika Dubai, reporting positive reactions to its expansion strategy across Europe and Asia. The brand included its recently launched all-terrain tyre, the Terratoura, explaining that a full range of tyres is a prerequisite for building Davanti’s profile in new markets. The company also mentioned the value of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) accreditation in the Middle East – a measure Davanti has taken with its whole range, where competitors have chosen to accredit only the most popular sizes.
Stefano Sanchini has been appointed sales director for Bridgestone in the Middle East & Africa region. He joins Bridgestone from Goodyear, and although the tyre maker only recently announced his appointment, Sanchini has been with Bridgestone since August 2017.
The expected influx of Saudi drivers from 2018 will have a significant impact on the auto parts, maintenance and services industry, with manufacturers and suppliers advised to stake their claim early in a market full of new opportunities, the chief of the Kingdom’s only dedicated aftermarket trade show said.
Davanti Tyres has signed an exclusive sales deal across the Middle East with international trading house Terramar GmbH. The private brand of UK wholesaler Oak Tyres states that this continues its global expansion plans, building upon strong global sales since its launch in 2015. The deal joins distribution arrangements made in South Africa in late 2016. Terramar will sell Davanti Tyres exclusively across the Middle East from June 2017.
Between 28 and 30 September Linglong Tire held its 2016 Middle East and Africa dealer conference in Ethiopia. Company president Wang Feng and “almost hundreds” of dealers from Middle East and Africa gathered to learn about the development Linglong achieved in 2016 as well as the firm’s 2017 plan especially for marketing strategy and branded shops.
BFGoodrich Tires has launched its truck and bus tyres in the Middle East and Africa. The range includes highway, regional and on/off-road applications. According to the company, BFGoodrich will initially offer the Route Control tyre for regional and highway use and the Cross Control for on- and off-road use. The Route Control will be available in 14 sizes and the Cross Control will be available in five sizes. Both are mainly manufactured in Europe.
Zafco presented its own brand Zeetex, as well as the Otani, Double Coin, and Accelera and Forceum brands at Automechanika Dubai, showcasing a wide range of products for the Middle East and African markets. The show presented an opportunity to launch the latest Zeetex product line, a new Value for Money (VFM) range of four patterns for the PCR, UHP, 4×4, and Light Truck segments. Zafco states the VFM range is intended for “customers who look for value in terms of quality, price, and durability.”
Analysts at IHS Automotive light-vehicle predicting modest growth in the Iranian light vehicle market after the UN lifts sanctions against the country. This suggestion contradicts some suggestions from the Iranian automotive and tyre industries that the country could be on the brink of a production boom. According to HIS, despite the signing of nuclear deal between […]
Membat is exhibiting at Automechanika Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s leading regional trade fair for automotive industry, which takes place between 26 and 28 January 2016.
The Mediterranean tyre brand will introduce the tyre patterns developed during 2015 to the local market. The new catalogue will include the Passion Runflat tyre. In less than a year, this pattern has achieved A Grade in all sizes for Wet Grip.
2015’s Formula One calendar concludes at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi; a venue with which Pirelli is very familiar. The F1 tyre supplier has used the venue for testing, including the world’s first wet-weather test run at night, and a pre-season launch. The smooth asphalt means the softest tyres in the range will be supplied, a combination previously employed at the slowest grand prix, Monaco, and at four other race weekends. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held from late afternoon into the evening, so track temperatures tend to drop over the course of the race, meaning that the pattern of tyre behaviour is different to normal: another complex variable for teams to factor into their strategy calculations. Pirelli expects a performance gap between the two compounds of 1.0-1.2 seconds per lap.
Following an agreement ratified by the FIA World Council, Pirelli will hold a tyre test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 1 December following the final grand prix of the 2015 season. The joint purpose of the session is to develop the new construction to be used for the manufacturer’s 2016 slick tyres and to test the new “ultrasoft” compound, which will form part of the P Zero F1 range next year. The one-day test will take place from 9:00-21:00 continuously.
Eight full-season FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) LMP2 entries will be battling for another podium or win at the 6 Hours of Bahrain. All eight have chosen to compete on Dunlop tyres and all eight have been on the podium during the season – a statistic Dunlop states demonstrates the competitiveness of the series. Joining […]
Cooper Tire Europe has launched its first full Arabic website, www.coopertire.me. The new site has extensive content including product pages, company information and a dealer locator. The company stated the site demonstrates its continued commitment to the region, coming shortly after Cooper Tire Europe announced that it will be the official tyre sponsor of this year’s Dubai International Motor Show.