Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand planning regulated ELT stewardship

New Zealand planning regulated ELT stewardship

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand government is looking to introduce a regulated product stewardship scheme for end of life tyres (ELTs) that places financial responsibility upon importers and retailers to ensure their products are recycled. Tyres are one of six priority products identified by the country’s Ministry for the Environment. The ministry is seeking consultation on proposed guidelines for regulatory product stewardship schemes and is accepting submissions until 4 October.

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Vipal installs first buffing machine outside Latin America

Vipal installs first buffing machine outside Latin America

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Vipal installed its VR01 Smart DUO buffing machine at Tyre Retreads in Christchurch, New Zealand between 10 and 19 September 2018. This was the first time that this machinery has been installed outside Latin America.

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Trelleborg acquires New Zealand off-highway tyre distributor

3rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has finalised its acquisition of New Zealand’s TRS Tyre & Wheel Ltd from automotive market company Bapcor Limited. TRS Tyre & Wheel distributes agricultural, material handling and construction tyres throughout New Zealand, specialising in the provision of tyres and complete wheels for tyre and tractor dealers.

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Michelin acquires 25% of NZ tyre firms

31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin has purchased a 25 per cent stake in two tyre businesses in New Zealand, Tyreline Distributors Limited and Beau Ideal Limited, which trades as Beaurepaires. The shareholdings were acquired for an undisclosed sum, and owners the Rushbrooke family retain 75 percent ownership in the businesses.

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New Zealand proposes waste tyre standard, invests in cement fuel project

New Zealand proposes waste tyre standard, invests in cement fuel project

22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

New Zealand is a country of 4.6 million people, and every year this country of 4.6 million generates around five million waste tyres. At present, no national regulations are in place to manage the outdoor storage of tyres, and the need for public authorities to deal with abandoned stockpiles of tyres is a reoccurring problem. The New Zealand government intends to get serious about waste tyres and has released a consultation document outlining a proposed National Environmental Standard.

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Four retreaders from Australia and New Zealand visit Vipal

Four retreaders from Australia and New Zealand visit Vipal

21st October 2016 | 0 Comments

Between 9 and 15 October, four Vipal retreading partners from Australia and New Zealand visiting the firm’s facilities in Brazil. There were four retreaders in total, three from Australia (Arctic Cool, Tyre Lug and Eco Green) and one from New Zealand, (Power Retread). They toured the three plants of the leading tyre retreader, two in Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul (RS), and one in Feira de Santana, Bahia (BA). Vipal’s Head of International Business, Leandro Rigon, welcomed the group, accompanied by Adalberto Fernandez, Vipal’s Manager for MEROC (comprising Mercosul and Oceania), Tiago Campanharo, Commercial Director in Australia, and Rodrigo Refatti, Marketing Specialist.

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Trelleborg launching Interfit service brand in Australia and New Zealand

Trelleborg launching Interfit service brand in Australia and New Zealand

27th November 2015 | 0 Comments

After years of offering Solid Service to its customers in Australia, Trelleborg Wheel Systems is poised to rebrand its service presence there. The national industrial, forklift and OTR tyre business, which Trelleborg acquired in 2007, will soon be brought in line with Trelleborg’s other tyre service setups around the world and operate under the Interfit name.

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Bridgestone sponsoring New Zealand ‘road transport hero’ award

14th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone New Zealand Ltd. has agreed to sponsor the ‘NZ Road Transport Hero’ award, a new honour to be given by the body representing the nation’s commercial freight industry, the Road Transport Forum. The award recognises the actions of truck drivers and other industry members who attempt to save others from harm during the course of their work, and Bridgestone will serve as sponsor for a three-year period.

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Up, up…and away – tyre shop drops superhero branding following legal threat

Up, up…and away – tyre shop drops superhero branding following legal threat

4th August 2015 | 0 Comments

DC Comics in the role of Lex Luthor? The US-based company has taken exception to the life and deeds of ‘Super Tyre Guy’ and thrown its considerable weight behind erasing the tyre-themed superhero from existence. Super Tyre Guy is the character created by a New Zealand tyre shop trading under that name. Or rather he was, until a letter sent by DC Comics’ legal representative killed off Super Tyre Guy far more effectively than kryptonite could possibly dispatch his more famous – and trademarked – caped inspiration.

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Bridgestone ‘leading the way’ in NZ tyre recycling

Bridgestone ‘leading the way’ in NZ tyre recycling

4th August 2015 | 1 Comment

In the absence of legislation regarding the disposal of end of life tyres, New Zealand’s tyre importers, wholesalers and retailers are free to deal – or not deal – as they please with the more than 5 million tyres demounted from vehicles every year. According to estimates published by the Tyrewise project, some 70 per cent of these tyres end up in landfill. This is why Bridgestone considers the agreement it has signed to collect and recycle waste tyres from its stores throughout the country’s North Island “breakthrough”.

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Tyres not a ‘Priority Product’ for New Zealand

2nd June 2015 | 1 Comment

The association representing companies that import and sell used vehicles in New Zealand has expressed its disappointment in a government decision not to proceed with the declaration of tyres as a Priority Product under the country’s Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

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Eastwood Tyres acquisition extends Camoplast Solideal’s Asia Pacific footprint

7th May 2015 | 0 Comments

Camoplast Solideal Inc. has acquired New Zealand-based distributor Eastwood Tyres. The deal, Camoplast Solideal’s first bricks and mortar venture in the country, sees it assume immediate responsibility of the Eastwood facility in Auckland, including all staff, inventory, receivables, and equipment.

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Nexen targets Oceania with sports marketing in Australia and New Zealand

Nexen targets Oceania with sports marketing in Australia and New Zealand

10th March 2015 | 0 Comments

On 27 February Nexen Tire announcedits sponsorship of the ‘Geelong Cats’ Australian Football team and the ‘Chiefs’ New Zealand Rugby team. The two moves are described as being part of Nexen’s new sports marketing plans, which are intended to build brand awareness in the Oceania market. The plan is to leverage the profile of the two well-regarded teams. […]

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Vipal partner Power Retreads opens manufacturing line in New Zealand

Vipal partner Power Retreads opens manufacturing line in New Zealand

19th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Vipal Rubber’s New Zealand partner, Power Retreads, has opened a new manufacturing unit in Hastings on the country’s North Island. During the opening, which took place last month, guests were able tour the premises and learn more about the products and procedure. Vipal has worked in partnership with Power Retreads since 2007. That is why on this occasion Vipal’s representatives gave the firm an acknowledgement plate for the work it has performed in the last 7 years.

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New Zealand introduces ‘Energywise’ tyre fuel efficiency standard

23rd October 2014 | 1 Comment

On 5 October transport authorities in New Zealand introduced the EnergyWise approval mark to help identify fuel efficient tyres and to help encourage consumers to ask for Energywise-approved tyres. The mark is also designed to give reassurance about the performance of the wet braking performance of tyres.

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