Sensata Technologies, the company behind the Schrader TPMS equipment brand, has appointed Russ Stebbins general manager of the Global Aftermarket business unit. He brings more than 25 years of automotive experience to his new role, including positions with well-known brands such as TRW, Lumileds, and Akebono Brake Corporation in the past decade.
Three new members have joined Schrader TPMS Solutions’ sales team in the EMEA region: Ayhan Akin, Patrick Bondzio and Thorbjörn Källsbäck. The trio, who report to Alexander Baumann, will be responsible for the existing customer base in their respective markets as well as its strategic growth projects.
On 14 February 2020, Schrader was found to have contributed to and induced infringement of Wasica Finance GmbH and BlueArc Finance AG’s 524 patent. The patent relates to tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) technology. As a result, the claimants were awarded US$31.2 million in royalty damages.
Schrader Performance Sensors, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, will launch two new motorcycle TPMS OE replacement sensors into the aftermarket at AutoZum in Salzburg, Austria (16-19 January 2019). Schrader will participate in the show with an updated product portfolio on its 50sqm booth in Hall 10 (stand 0706).
Schrader Performance Sensors has announced the launch of two new heavy-duty OE replacement sensors. The new valve-mounted sensors are already available for sale with the following part numbers: #3700 for Daimler trucks and #3702 for DAF trucks.
A highlight at The Tire Cologne for Schrader Performance Sensors, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, was presenting its patented, programmable TPMS EZ-sensor 2.0. Schrader calls the EZ-sensor 2.0 its “preferred system” and says that in terms of flexibility and future viability, programmable sensors like the EZ-sensor 2.0 are “clearly superior” to other universal sensors (configurable sensors or sensors with pre-programmed app codes) available on the market. The recently-released black aluminium valve version of the EZ-sensor 2.0 was also on display.
With its new website, Schrader Performance Sensors says it possesses an “all-encompassing and easy access” online platform for its TPMS sensors and training offers. The automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies invites visitors to head over to www.SchraderSensors.com to take a look.
Coloured alloy wheels are growing in popularity, with black rims finding particular favour. In order to meet this increasing demand, Schrader has developed an EZ-sensor 2.0 with an all-new black aluminium valve.
As many as 275 jobs at Sensata Technologies (formerly known as Schrader International before the TPMS sensor business was bought by Sensata) are at risk after it was announced that 125 are being axed at the factory in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.
Myers Tire Supply has added three new exclusive TPMS kits to its product offering. The kits include: the ATEQ VT56 industry-leading TPMS diagnostic tool with OBDII and two years of software updates; the Myers 360 TPMS activation and programming tool; and 12 of the customers’ choice of sensors from Schrader, Alligator or HUF.
Although fitment of a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is now mandatory in all new cars sold in the EU, the technology is still absent from a sizeable section of the car parc in the UK and other European countries, and the high (and increasing) average age of vehicles on the road means that cars lacking TPMS will remain with us for some years to come. Schrader now offers European motorists a retrofit kit that can add direct TPMS to these vehicles.
Italian TPMS specialist Italmatic, through its TPMSEuroShop division, has released a new programmable universal wireless TPMS sensor that is produced exclusively in the UK for the company by Schrader Electronics. The new italsensor, says Italmatic, provides a “European quality” alternative to sensors imported from the Far East.
Schrader reports that its TPMSEuroshop Starter Kit is now available in several European countries at www.tpmseuroshop.com. Different bundles of the TPMSEuroshop Starter Kit are available including two starter kits featuring the new EZ-sensors 2.0 and two starter kits including the first version of the EZ-sensor.
Schrader International, a company well known for its direct TPMS sensors and which has an even longer history with valves reaching back decades, makes one of its first appearances on the European aftermarket trade show circuit following the company’s acquisition by Sensata in October 2014. With this in mind Tyres & Accessories asks what the firm is likely to be showing in Bologna.
The latest innovation to emerge from Pirelli’s Milan headquarters is the “Cyber Tyre” and with it Pirelli believes it is pioneering a new generation of tyre technology. The Cyber Tyre features embedded sensors and is designed to provide vital information about vehicle performance and road conditions. The idea is that this data is then conveyed to the driver as well as to the car’s electronics, helping improve safety and efficiency.