Tag: OTR tyres

Kirkby Tyres celebrate second straight Truck & Agricultural Tyre Supplier of the Year Award

Kirkby Tyres celebrate second straight Truck & Agricultural Tyre Supplier of the Year Award

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

When Kirkby Tyres received the prestigious Truck & Agricultural Tyre Supplier of the Year Award (2019) on 3 October, it marked the second consecutive year that the Liverpool-based wholesaler had won the award.

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Treadsetters appoints Craig Holdsworth as sales manager

Treadsetters appoints Craig Holdsworth as sales manager

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Treadsetters, part of the TIA Group of companies, has named Craig Holdsworth as sales manager. Holdsworth will be focusing on the development and implementation of the company’s strategy for new and existing dealerships in its OTR/agricultural product range, working closely with the head office sales and marketing teams.

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San Jose Logistica opens new distribution centre

San Jose Logistica opens new distribution centre

11th October 2019 | 0 Comments

On 5 October, San José Logística de Pneus, a market leading OTR tyre distributor in Portugal and a major player in the equivalent Spanish market opened new facilities in Cantanhede, Portugal.

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ATG adds new Galaxy Yardmaster Radial, HTSR 400 E4/L4 sizes

ATG adds new Galaxy Yardmaster Radial, HTSR 400 E4/L4 sizes

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

ATG has added two more sizes to its line-up of Galaxy Yardmaster Radial forklift tyres. The all steel radial tyre used for heavy duty long cycle operations is now available in two new sizes: 12.00R20 and 12.00R24, and previously available size 10.00R20.

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Yokohama to buy ex-Pirelli commercial/industrial tyre business Prometeon

Yokohama to buy ex-Pirelli commercial/industrial tyre business Prometeon

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Japanese tyre and rubber manufacturer Yokohama is planning to invest into and even buy Prometeon, the new name for the former Pirelli commercial and industrial tyre manufacturing operation, according to a range of sources. Tyres & Accessories first heard this news in July and then the Italian financial press subsequently suggested that Prometeon’s shareholders were considering restructuring Prometeon’s ownership. Yokohama is understood to be leading the suitors. The official Yokohama/Prometeon investment announcement is expected during the course of the next week or so.

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Magna Tyres Group opens USA office

Magna Tyres Group opens USA office

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group shares that it has opened a sales office in the USA. Its premises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida opened on 1 September and is the company’s second office in North America. Magna Tyres Group has been present in the region since establishing a sales office in Canada at the start of this year.

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GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Unveiled in July, the Michelin X TWEEL SSL 2 - an airless tyre for skid steers - features a completely new wheel developed and manufactured by GKN Wheels. The Tweel is a single, fully-integrated unit which replaces the traditional tyre/wheel/valve assembly. This means there is no need for costly and time-consuming wheel and tyre mounting to be carried out - and once the unit is bolted to the vehicle, there is no air pressure to maintain.

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Transense confirms Bridgestone cooperation

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, TPMS and sensor-maker Transense announced it had received an order for 50 of its iTrack II tyre monitoring systems for installation in mines in North America. On Tuesday 13 August the company confirmed that Bridgestone is the cooperation partner.

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Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The radialisation in India’s commercial vehicle and off-highway tyre market has slowed down but is still progressing, says Apollo Tyres. During an earnings call earlier this month, chief financial officer Gaurav Kumar commented that radialisation in the market as a whole has “slowed down slightly from earlier expectations.”

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BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The likelihood of seeing BKT tyres ‘Made in the USA’ appears even more uncertain following an earnings call held by Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) on 13 August. Although the tyre maker reported three days earlier that the 20,000 tonne per annum factory project was just “in abeyance”, comments made during the call suggest the pause on work is more than temporary.

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Nokian Heavy Tyres acquires Finnish wheel company Levypyörä Oy

Nokian Heavy Tyres acquires Finnish wheel company Levypyörä Oy

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Heavy Tyres is acquiring a Finnish heavy equipment wheel company Levypyörä Oy. With its two business lines, wheels and steel structures, Levypyörä serves several original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in forestry, agriculture and earthmoving applications. Annual net sales of Levypyörä are approximately 18 million euros.

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ZC Rubber hires Phothisane for OTR business in USA

ZC Rubber hires Phothisane for OTR business in USA

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Chan Phothisane has joined ZC Rubber America, Inc. as OTR National Sales Director. In this role, he will oversee the company’s off-highway business in the US market.

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Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2016 Triangle Tyre completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Back then Triangle’s top management promised that the company would invest in expanding its position in key markets – including Europe. Sure enough, in 2017 a new European leadership team was appointment and shortly afterwards a new European headquarters was opened in Milan. But around the same time, European anti-Chinese truck tyre import duties were also introduced. For many companies this meant the end of Chinese truck tyre business in tariff areas. So how has Triangle faired in this adverse business climate? Nearly two years after their appointment, Tyres & Accessories caught up with Triangle executives Corrado Moglia, general manager – Europe; Angelo Giannangeli, European marketing director; and Mirco Spiniella, business development director Europe in order to answer that question.

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Triangle Autopromotec 2019 product round-up

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Triangle products on-show at Autopromotec Show in Bologna in May mainly centred on the company’s refreshed car tyre range, which now incorporates a new winter ultra-high performance pattern – the new Snowlink PL02.

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Europa Tyres main UK distributor for ATG’s Galaxy brand

Europa Tyres main UK distributor for ATG’s Galaxy brand

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has announced that, as of this month, Europa Tyres is its main wholesale distributor for the Galaxy tyre brand in mainland UK. Europa Tyres will distribute the complete Galaxy range, including radial OTR and solid tyres.

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