Tag: Portugal

Genan acquires BioSafe tyre recycling plant

Genan acquires BioSafe tyre recycling plant

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Denmark-based end of life tyre recycler Genan Holding and Portuguese transport and construction equipment solutions provider Nors have signed a definite agreement for Genan to acquire Nors’ subsidiary, BioSafe – Indústria de Reciclagens, S.A., operator of Portugal’s largest tyre recycling plant. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this month, adding a sixth tyre recycling plant to Genan’s global footprint.

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Falken Motorsports concludes 2019 shakedown ahead of Nürburgring return

Falken Motorsports concludes 2019 shakedown ahead of Nürburgring return

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports has completed a shakedown of its 2019 race cars at Portugal’s Autodromo Internacional Algarve ahead of the 2019 VLN Endurance Championship, which begins on 23 March 2019. This season the team will introduce the new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R, with the test marking the first running for the new chassis as well as the new larger 300/680R18 Falken tyres fitted to the front axle to provide additional grip. The rear axle is fitted with 310/710R18 tyres, which are the same as the team’s previous model.

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Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Doublestar Tyres, the new majority shareholder of Kumho, recently announced that its tyres are on-sale alongside premium brands at Carrefour supermarkets in Spain. According to Doublestar, which compared Carrefour founded in 1959 to Walmart in the USA, the supermarket chain is Europe's favourite. Having pioneered the so-called hypermarket approach in Europe Carrefour has developed into the largest retailer in Europe and the second largest international retail chain group in the world, with business scope covering more than 40 countries and regions. Carrefour owns 17 large chain stores in Spain, which covers the Iberian area and radiates to the whole pan-European region. With an annual population of 400 million, Carrefour is a perfect channel for product sales and a perfect platform for brand exposure.

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Doublestar names Antonio Smith as general director for Spain and Portugal

Doublestar names Antonio Smith as general director for Spain and Portugal

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Qingdao Doublestar Group, recently named Antonio Smith Montero as general director for the company in Spain and Portugal. With this announcement the company, which recently acquired Korean manufacturer Kumho Tire and is well-known for its Doublestar, Crossleader and Aosen brands has underlined its commitment to the Iberian tyre market.

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Rotalla becomes official partner to Portuguese national football cup

Rotalla becomes official partner to Portuguese national football cup

21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

International contract tyre supplier Enjoy Tyre has become an official partner of Taça de Portugal, the country’s premier football knockout competition, to promote its Rotalla private brand. From the quarter final stage to the final on Sunday, 20 May, a series of advertising banners promoting Rotalla tyres will be displayed around the stadiums, with each game being televised live on Portuguese television. Rotalla is distributed exclusively throughout Portugal by leading wholesaler Aguesport.

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RubberVulk named exclusive Vipal distributor for Portugal

23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Vipal rubber announces that RubberVulk, distributor of the Vipal range of retreading and tyre repair products in Spain, will now also serve as its exclusive distributor in Portugal. RubberVulk will supply the Portuguese market with a range of more than 3,000 products both directly and via online orders.

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Official opening held for Continental agri tyre plant

Official opening held for Continental agri tyre plant

11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

A further milestone in Continental’s return to the agricultural tyre business was reached last week with the official opening of its production site in Lousado, Portugal. To begin with, the plant is manufacturing two ranges – the Tractor70 and Tractor85 – in 13 sizes.

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DEKRA expands in Portugal through MasterTest acquisition

DEKRA expands in Portugal through MasterTest acquisition

3rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The three testing stations run by DEKRA in Portugal have now been joined by a further 11 following the acquisition of Portuguese testing organisation MasterTest. DEKRA has been in the market for vehicle inspections in Portugal since 2016 and plans to open three further stations there by the end of the year.

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Landsail tyres OE for Juno race cars

Landsail tyres OE for Juno race cars

13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Juno Racing Cars has selected Landsail as its original equipment tyre. Reporting the arrangement, Landsail manufacturer Qingdao Sentury Tire Co., Ltd states that it produces eight different types of 13-inch formula racing tyre, and these will be fitted as the original tyre on all Juno vehicle models, including the F1000, CN2016 and SSE.

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Continental: Total Lousado investment to reach €150M

Continental: Total Lousado investment to reach €150M

10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental is to realise a substantial increase in production capacity at its tyre plant in Lousado, Portugal. The company’s Tire division intends to invest a total of some €150 million by the end of 2018. The aim is not only to further expand annual passenger car tyre production capacity from its current level of approximately 18 million units, but also to set up a production facility for agricultural tyres in Lousado. At present, production at the site mainly focuses on standard car van and light commercial vehicle tyres.

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GT Radial hosts dealers in Algarve demonstration of flagship SportActive tyre

GT Radial hosts dealers in Algarve demonstration of flagship SportActive tyre

8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The GT Radial SportActive became available around a year ago as a new flagship tyre for the brand, distributed in the UK by Micheldever. Towards the end of 2016, Giti Tire held an event for its wholesale partner and a large group of its most successful dealers in Vilamoura, Portugal, with track-based demonstrations of the tyre’s capabilities at Portimao’s Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. GT Radial has leveraged a racing partnership before to market the tyre in the UK; it partnered consumer high performance driving magazine Evo for its popular 2016 series of track day events at the Bedford Autodrome, making its tyres available for amateur racing enthusiasts to try out on vehicles such as the Audi S3, Golf GTI, BMW 340i and Toyota GT86.

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Davanti signs tyre supply partnership with Portuguese race driving school

Davanti signs tyre supply partnership with Portuguese race driving school

14th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Following its product experience event at the Portimao circuit in September, Davanti has announced a new partnership with the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Racing School in Portugal. For the next two years all vehicles at the AIA Racing School will be fitted with Davanti Tyres. Models include a Porsche Cayman S, Audi RS3, Audi TTS, Honda Civic Type-R and two Ginettas, All professional racing tuition, track experiences, and driving demonstrations will be performed on Davanti’s DX640 tyres, with the exception of the Ginettas, which will race on the DX390 pattern.

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Michelin invests in Iberian tyre distribution

4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin has opened a new distribution centre for the Iberian peninsula following investment of some 32.5 million euros. The goal of the logistics centre located in Illescas, near Toledo in Spain is to optimise logistics performance in Spain, Andorra and Portugal, not to mention the Balearics, the Canaries, the Azores and Madeira.

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Lassa opens flagship store in Portugal

Lassa opens flagship store in Portugal

25th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Lassa Tyres recently launched its first store in Portugal with the aim of expanding the brand’s presence all over the country. Lassa Tyres’ first flagship store in Portugal is Quim Dos Pneus in Aramar and was inaugurated on 2 July 2016. Spread over an area of 22 m2, Quim Dos Pneus is with well-equipped one-stop solution for car owners encompassing all tyre related services.

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Preparing for re-entry: Continental returns to agri tyres with Project LousAgro

Preparing for re-entry: Continental returns to agri tyres with Project LousAgro

19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of June’s Brexit referendum, more than a few voices called for the UK government to reconsider its decision to leave the European Union. And while the new Prime Minister is adamant that “Brexit means Brexit,” we retain the option of later rejoining the club should we wish to. The same applies within the tyre industry, as we recently witnessed with Germany’s Continental AG. More than a decade after its ‘Agrexit’, the company will soon once again produce agricultural tyres under its main Continental brand name.

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