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Tyrexpo Africa 2018 confirms Nexen, Nankang, Doublestar and more

Tyrexpo Africa 2018 confirms Nexen, Nankang, Doublestar and more

2nd February 2018 | 0 Comments

With just over two months to go before Tyrexpo Africa 2018 opens in Johannesburg, South Africa in early April, Singapore-based organiser SingEx has confirmed the participation of several global brands in the tyre, tyre repair equipment and tyre accessories. More than 100 international companies will be exhibiting at the event, with what the organiser describes as a significant number making their debut at the exhibition.

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CITExpo 2017 Review

CITExpo 2017 Review

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The 15th edition of the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo), and its second at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, opened its two-hall, 40,000sqm exhibition space at a time of uncertainty for the Chinese tyre industry – especially the aspirational medium and small sized companies the show tends to attract as exhibitors. Two factors that promise to change the shape of the industry provided a backdrop for the show: in Europe, the European Commission announced its intention to initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic, prompted by the “coalition against unfair tyres imports,” a group representing the interests of manufacturers accounting for more than 45 per cent of all new and retreaded truck and bus tyre production in the European Union. Meanwhile in China, the government’s crackdown on certain factories for environmental reasons looks likely to affect some tyre manufacturers’ pricing structure at best, and ability to continue to operate at worst. Tyres & Accessories spoke to one representative who suggested that some factories could struggle to meet demands as the availability of raw materials for tyre production is affected by the state mandated closures.

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CITExpo 2017 opens in Shanghai

CITExpo 2017 opens in Shanghai

21st August 2017 | 0 Comments

The 15th edition of the China International Tire Expo has opened at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Exhibitors at the show comprise a mix of growing tyre manufacturers from the Chinese market, international trading companies, wheel suppliers and others, while. In addition to Chinese industry players, Europe is represented by UK distributor Oak Tyres’ Davanti tyre brand, FM Tyres from the Netherlands, and Italian distributor Franco Gomme, while Singapore’s Stamford Tyres and Taiwan’s Nankang add to the international exhibitor base. The internationalism of the show is also reflected in the visitors arriving today from five continents.

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Taiwan-based tyre manufacturers raising prices

9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The leading Taiwanese tyre manufactures are reportedly planning to raise prices by between 8-12 per cent during 2017. According to local news reports, the price hike is a reaction to the jump in synthetic rubber and natural rubber prices.

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Nankang to give A-rated AS-2+ its Reifen debut

Nankang to give A-rated AS-2+ its Reifen debut

10th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Taiwanese tyre manufacturer, Nankang Rubber Tire is to give its Sportnex AS-2+, which has achieved an A for wet braking performance on the European tyre label, its Reifen Show debut in Essen between 24 and 27 May 2016. According to the company, the AS-2+ came out in September 2015, replacing its predecessor (the AS-2) and is available in 29 sizes.

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Nankang NS-2R to increase championship involvement in 2016

Nankang NS-2R to increase championship involvement in 2016

3rd December 2015 | 0 Comments

In Nankang’s 50 year history, the tyre manufacturer has gained many landmark technical achievements in high performance tyres; it became the first Taiwanese tyre company to produce W-rated tyres, and 22” and 24” sizes. While the company produces a wide range of sizes for small commuter cars, its eponymous UK distributor enjoys a strong motorsport focus, epitomised by the NS-2R road-legal track tyre.

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19 finalists chosen for 2015 AutoBild winter tyre test

19 finalists chosen for 2015 AutoBild winter tyre test

16th September 2015 | 0 Comments

In its annual winter tyre performance survey, German motoring publication AutoBild narrows a wide field of 49 winter tyres and two all-season tyres with wet and snow braking measurements before conducting a full test of a range of characteristics. 19 tyres made it through to the 2015/16 season test, conducted using the tyre size 185/60 R15.

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Video: Gymkhana star throws Subaru Impreza around Nankang Tyre UK warehouse

3rd July 2015 | 0 Comments

Nankang Tyre UK was glad that 4WD Gymkhana driver, Jake ‘Wrecking Ball’ Archer didn’t live up to his nickname on a visit to the firm. Archer drove his 500bhp Subaru Impreza at full throttle around the company’s warehouse earlier this year, and the Birmingham-based star has released a video of the event on his website.

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Basingstoke Value Tyres awarded Nankang Tyre UK’s first ‘Cool as Ice’ dealer reward

Basingstoke Value Tyres awarded Nankang Tyre UK’s first ‘Cool as Ice’ dealer reward

24th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Nankang Tyre UK handed over the keys to the first Citroen DS3 in their new “Cool as Ice” dealer reward scheme to Basingstoke Value Tyres owner Gary Benwell. The car is being offered as a dealer reward to Nankang Performance Centres across the UK, giving dealers a brand new Citroen DS3 ICE for free. Gary […]

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Nankang’s Mad Max partnership promotion offers motorsport prizes

Nankang’s Mad Max partnership promotion offers motorsport prizes

26th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Nankang Tyre UK, the distributor of Nankang brand tyres, is to offer a range of prizes in a competition marking its partnership with the filmic return of the Road Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road. The top prize, a Supercar Track experience for two adults at Monza, including return flights, private airport transfers and three nights in luxury accommodation in Milan, is joined in the giveaway by merchandise sets, Mad Max trilogy bluray boxsets and Odeon cinema vouchers. Visitors to the Nankang Tyre UK website can enter the prize draw here.

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Nankang to appear at TRAX performance car show

Nankang to appear at TRAX performance car show

11th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Nankang Tyre UK has confirmed its presence at TRAX on Sunday, 7 September at Silverstone. Expected to host around 18,000 visitors, the “Ultimate Performance Car Event” will showcase performance and modified cars, as well as Time Attack and British Drift Championship rounds, in which Nankang Tyre Drift Team Super Pro drivers will compete. Nankang is […]

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Nankang Tyre Drift Team smokes the round 3 competition

24th July 2014 | 0 Comments

The Nankang Tyre Drift Team claimed first place at the British Drifting Championship Team Constructors event at the season’s third round, which was held in Teeside on 20 July 2014 in what turned out to be a very mixed bag of weather throughout the weekend.

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Nankang employee arrested for alleged kickbacks

17th July 2014 | 0 Comments

According to various Taiwanese media sources, an assistant manager employed by Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd. has been arrested along with his wife on suspicion of receiving illegal rebates from the tyre maker’s suppliers. The arrested man has been identified by the surname ‘Chen’, and police are said to have taken custody of NT$230 million (£4.5 million) in cash plus remittances found in his home and office in Hsinchu City. The arrest was made on 16 July.

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Nankang to introduce new tyres at Reifen 2014

Nankang to introduce new tyres at Reifen 2014

24th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Taiwanese manufacturer Nankang (Hall 3, 3B27) has announced its plans to introduce three new tyres designed for European conditions from its stand at Reifen 2014. Targeting different functions and applications, the UHP AS-2, eco-tyre NA-1 and all-season N-607+ will “provide comprehensive capabilities without compromising in comfort,” according to the manufacturer. In addition to the new products, Nankang will shine a spotlight on the ECO-2+, “the first tyre produced in Taiwan to be awarded a TÜV performance mark” the company states, at the exhibition.

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Nankang partners with Trax & Japfest

Nankang partners with Trax & Japfest

11th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Nankang has been named official tyre partner of Japfest – billed as ‘Europe’s biggest Japanese car show – and the Trax. modified and performance car event. Nankang Tyre UK will entertain the crowds at both shows with displays from Nankang-shod drift cars, and will also display the latest Nankang product range at its stand.

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