Tag: Portugal

Fedima manufacturer Recauchutagem 31 celebrates golden anniversary

Fedima manufacturer Recauchutagem 31 celebrates golden anniversary

11th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Portuguese retreader Recauchutagem 31 has celebrated 50 years in the business with a celebration attended by some 400 guests. From humble beginnings with just five employees and a 400 square metre facility in 1969, the retreader has grown over the years into a business that employs 88 and produces up to 500 tyres a day in sizes up to and including 27.00R49. Commenting on the company’s half century, Carlos Marques, chief executive officer of Recauchutagem 31, said: “Many thanks to our employers, our suppliers and our customers for help us these 50 years working with the best quality.”

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TECH visits Portuguese distributor, enhancing product lineup

TECH visits Portuguese distributor, enhancing product lineup

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

TECH Europe’s channel sales manager, Jon Bartholomew and VP of sales and training, Walter van Loon, have visited distributor, Altaroda, SA. Based in Paredes, Portugal, Altaroda has been a key player in the tyre repair industry for more than 12 years, building its customer base through customer service and product development.

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Continental plant reaches ContiSeal milestone

Continental plant reaches ContiSeal milestone

31st July 2019 | 0 Comments

As of this month, 15 million tyres featuring ContiSeal self-sealing technology have been produced at the Continental factory in Lousado, Portugal. The 15 millionth tyre, a size 255/45 R 19 ContiSportContact 5 SUV destined for original equipment fitment on a Volkswagen, was produced on 23 July and gave cause for a minor celebration at the plant.

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Aiming for performance beyond current expectations – Triangle’s latest tyres for Europe

Aiming for performance beyond current expectations – Triangle’s latest tyres for Europe

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Key products in Triangle Tyre’s new generation range for Europe came to market in the last quarter, and Triangle sees their introduction as something of a brand relaunch within the region. The arrival of these new tyre lines is accompanied by a rebooting of how Triangle presents its range as well as the promise of […]

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Conti investing 100 million euros expanding OTR tyre production in Portugal

Conti investing 100 million euros expanding OTR tyre production in Portugal

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is investing roughly 100 million euros in the expansion of its Lousado, Portugal radial earthmoving and port tyres production facilities. As a result of the investment, the newly-expanded plant, which will continue to focus on production of tyres with diameters over 24 inches, more than 100 new jobs will be created.

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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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