Tag: Netherlands

Made in Holland: Magna Tyres starts production at reopened Obo factory

Made in Holland: Magna Tyres starts production at reopened Obo factory

Monday 15th January 2018 | 0 Comments

European manufacture of certain products in the Magna Tyres range began last week at the company’s Obo Tyres plant in the Netherlands. Tyrepress.com was there and will report on the reopening of the Obo site as well as Magna’s plans for the facility, but the headline news is that three Magna Tyres products will now be made in Holland. These are the Magna MA02 in size 29.5R25, Magna M-Terrain in size 26.5R25 and a new tyre line, the Magna AG24 in size 24R20.5.

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Interstate Tire & Rubber enters insolvency proceedings

Monday 18th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Court of The Hague in The Netherlands has declared Interstate Tire & Rubber BV insolvent. According to an official document, the court reached this decision on 30 November 2017. Proceedings will be conducted under case number F.09/17/429, with J.A.M. Reuser appointed as case curator. Further official information regarding the insolvency has not yet been made available.

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Acquisition a further step in T.T.I. growth strategy

Acquisition a further step in T.T.I. growth strategy

Friday 19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Peter-Alexander van ‘t Hof was only 13 years old when he attended his first tyre trade show, the Reifen show in Essen. An unorthodox venue for a freshly-minted teenager to spend his free time, however van ‘t Hof says he “found rubber cool” back then. He tells Tyres & Accessories that he still does, which is a good thing indeed, as three decades later the owner and director of Tyre Trading International (T.T.I.) spends much of his day dealing with the black, rubbery rings.

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Working hand-in-hand: Obo Tyres anticipates synergies with Magna Tyres Group

Working hand-in-hand: Obo Tyres anticipates synergies with Magna Tyres Group

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

While spent revellers slept or nursed New Year’s hangovers and the well-meaning scribbled out resolutions they’d struggle to keep for a week, let alone a year, on 1 January Obo Tyres began something more significant. The first day of 2017 was also the Dutch retreader’s first as member of the Magna Tyres Group. The acquisition of Obo was announced shortly before the festive season got under way, and the new arrangement enables Magna, a specialist in the field of new off-highway and truck tyres, to offer its range as a full lifecycle portfolio. The benefit to Obo Tyres is measurable in terms of access to new markets, improved casing supply and the opportunity to develop new and qualitatively superior products.

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Dutch study calls crumb rubber football pitches safe

Monday 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

A Dutch government public health organization has said it is safe to play football and other sports on artificial turf fields covered in rubber crumb. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment published a report saying that the health risk from playing on such fields, which are common throughout the Netherlands and elsewhere as low maintenance alternatives to natural grass, is "virtually negligible."

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VMI wins case against Safe-Run

Thursday 27th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Netherlands-based leading tyre manufacturing machinery maker VMI reports that it has won its first patent invalidation case against Chinese firm Safe-Run. As part of ongoing legal action commenced by VMI against Safe-Run, VMI filed for invalidation of a number of Safe-Run patents. Recently, the Chinese Patent Review Board has ruled in this case and invalidated the first Safe-Run patent in its entirety as the patent “was based on prior art”.

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Mitas tyres help Claas tractor ‘walk on water’

Mitas tyres help Claas tractor ‘walk on water’

Monday 3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

Mitas high-horsepower tyres helped a Claas Axos 320 tractor weighing four tons to “walk on water”. Thanks to careful calculation and Archimedes’ principle, the tractor successfully navigated the port and then returned to dry land without the captain getting his feet wet. Mitas, part of Trelleborg Group, and its partners carried out the unusual stunt in the Netherlands. One of the world’s largest agricultural tyres, Mitas1250/50R32 SFT, was fitted on the rear axle and Mitas 750/55R30 SFT on the front axle of the floating Claas tractor.

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S&H Tyres focuses on V-Netik private brand

S&H Tyres focuses on V-Netik private brand

Tuesday 7th June 2016 | 0 Comments

S&H Tyres was present at Reifen for the sixth time in 2016, with a large section of the stand designed to present the new V-Netik private label. V-Netik offers an extensive range of consumer and commercial tyre fitments.

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Apollo Vredestein management now based in Amsterdam

Apollo Vredestein management now based in Amsterdam

Friday 20th May 2016 | 0 Comments

The management team of Apollo Vredestein has relocated from the city of Enschede in the Netherlands to Amsterdam. The tyre maker shares that its European region management and senior management, along with Europe-based staff responsible for global manufacturing and quality functions, began the shift to Amsterdam last September. The relocation is now complete, with some 50 people currently housed in the new premises, including Apollo Vredestein CEO and Apollo Tyres’ president for Europe and America, Mathias Heimann.

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Bert Stellinga leaves Pon Tyre Group

Thursday 21st April 2016 | 0 Comments

After more than seven years at Pon/Continental Banden Groep, Bert Stellinga is to leave the company on 1 May 2016 in order to pursue “a career outside Pon”. Latterly Stellinga was director of marketing intelligence and pricing at Pon Tyre Group. Before that, he was managing director of Continental Banden Groep (the Dutch arm of the major German-based tyre manufacturer), which is run by Pon. Prior to this Stellinga was Vredestein UK managing director. No further details about where Stellinga is going have been released. News about who will replace him at Pon Group will follow in due course.

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Euro-Tyre Venlo to close next summer

Wednesday 28th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Well-known tyre wholesale Euro-Tyre is to close its Venlo distribution centre next summer. According to local news reports, storage and distribution of tyres will be moved to the firm’s German sister company Reifen Gundlach in Daufenbach and to Pon Logistics in Barneveld. The sales, purchasing, administration and the IT departments of Euro-Tyre will however remain in Venlo.

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First DAF XF106 trucks arrive in Netherlands on xlite forged aluminium wheels

First DAF XF106 trucks arrive in Netherlands on xlite forged aluminium wheels

Thursday 22nd October 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading Netherlands haulier, HN Post & Zonen has taken delivery of the country’s first DAF XF106 trucks to be fitted with Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels. The Euro 6 compliant pulling units – described as the benchmark for long-distance transport – have been developed for maximum transport efficiency to, with a new chassis and engine to reduce weight, minimise CO² emissions, lower fuel usage and ultimately maximise payload.

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Giti makes Nordic and France/Benelux management appointments

Giti makes Nordic and France/Benelux management appointments

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has strengthened its Northern European operations with Åke Älmdalen appointed as Business Development Manager – Nordics and Amaury Pouzet extending his remit to General Manager – France and Benelux. Åke Älmdalen will be responsible for increasing existing business in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden across both Passenger Car and Light Truck (PCR) […]

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New leader for Dutch tyre association Vaco, but Spuijbroek remains Bipaver secretary general

New leader for Dutch tyre association Vaco, but Spuijbroek remains Bipaver secretary general

Tuesday 12th May 2015 | 0 Comments

On 31 March, Ruud Spuijbroek stepped down as secretary general of Vaco, the organisation representing the tyre and wheel industry in the Netherlands. Spuijbroek had served as general secretary for close to 20 years, and although he no longer holds the top position at Vaco the 63 year old remains secretary general of European retreading association Bipaver. A successor to Spuijbroek was named at Vaco’s general assembly in December 2014, and on 1 April Tim van der Rijken took over as the association’s secretary general.

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Starting with the first life – Obo Tyres finds a new solution to the casing shortage

Starting with the first life – Obo Tyres finds a new solution to the casing shortage

Friday 20th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Should Europe’s retreaders play a word association game, most if not all would pair the word ‘casing’ together with ‘shortage’. The dearth of retreadable casings in certain sizes has been an issue for a number of years now, and as yet no end to the situation is in sight. Retreaders not content with idly sitting by and waiting for suitable casings to come their way have needed to be creative and find alternative ways of sourcing them. Obo Tyres is doing just that; the Netherlands-based company has decided to break its reliance upon the open used casing market by entering into a new business area, and recently spoke with Tyres & Accessories about its plans to ensure the ongoing prosperity and growth of its retreading operation.

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