Tyre makers have committed themselves to ambitious sustainability goals, and can only achieve these through the use of sustainable raw materials. We’re currently seeing a spate of new plans and projects in this sector, the latest being an agreement that Japan’s Asahi Kasei Corporation concluded with Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. yesterday for the supply of butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass.
Singapore has taken a hard line against Covid-19 and continues to enforce international travel restrictions. In order to ensure it can welcome visitors to Tyrexpo Asia 2022, organiser Tarsus Group has decided to hold the event in Bangkok instead. Thailand will allow quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries from the beginning of November 2021 with no need to quarantine.
Singaporean tyre producer Omni United has marked a decade of supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation via its flagship brand Radar Tyres. Since 2011 the company has donated nearly US$1.4 million to fund 28,000 hours of lifesaving research.
“If the [pandemic] situation continues to improve”, Tyrexpo Asia 2021 will proceed as planned albeit with some digital modifications, the Singapore tyre trade exhibition’s organiser Tarsus Group have reported. Specifically, Tarsus Group reports that it is implementing digital elements “alongside the live event” scheduled to be held 17-19 November 2021.
Tarsus Group, organisers of the forthcoming Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show have affirmed that the event is ‘still’ on track to take place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore between the 17 and 19 November this year.
Tyrexpo Asia 2021 is taking place in Singapore between 17 and 19 November, and event organiser Tarsus South East Asia shares that US-based association the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is partnering with the event. Tarsus has also announced the participation of two further exhibitors, Dutch wholesaler Inter-Sprint and German online tyre sales service Tyreworld (B. Fuhrmann Einzelhandel GmbH).
Tyrexpo Asia had originally been planned for March 2021 at The Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. However, the event’s organiser Tarsus Group reports that “it has been necessary to reschedule the Tyrexpo Asia show in Singapore to 17 – 19 November 2021” due to “COVID-19 still continuing to affect all promotional business events around the world for the foreseeable future”.
Tyrexpo Asia 2021 is due to open in almost seven months’ time in March 2021. The show’s organiser Tarsus says businesses are “looking for a platform for recovery,” and so far the Singapore event for the international tyre market has attracted more than a hundred exhibitors. Exhibitors will include Stamford Tyres International (Singapore); Deestone Corporation (Thailand); Goodtire Rubber Industrial (Taiwan); GB Tyres (UK); Sun Rubber Industry (Malaysia); Service Industries (Pakistan); and Middle East Tyre Center (UAE).
With roughly eight months to go before Tyrexpo Asia 2021, over 100 exhibitors from around the world have committed to the exhibition. Now, the show’s organisers are introducing a hosted buyer programme in order to encourage the right kind of footfall.
Tyrexpo Asia organisers Tarsus have announced that the 2021 show will host a number of business summits as part of its renewed offer. Specifically, Event Project Director, Alwin Seow has revealed his intention of working with key partners to stage a series of five or possibly six individual Conferences that will cover many aspects of the tyre and automotive industry:
While many other trade shows have been cancelling and postponing events, TyreXpo Asia 2021 will be held from 17-19 March 2021 in the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The 13th edition is set to feature over 200 exhibitors from the tyre industry, with a focus to attract the world’s top distributors, fleet managers, and wholesalers to Singapore.
Singapore-based tyre designer and distributor Omni United has enacted a Covid-19 Assistance initiative, which includes sending over 20,000 protective masks to its business partners in Europe for them to use and/or distribute in their local communities. The team at Omni United is also researching and compiling a database of all governmental financial and fiscal help that is available and some guidance on how to access it as many small business owners may find it difficult to find the information and the practical ways to avail these benefits.
After considering a number of factors, such as a changing business environment as well as growing awareness of human rights and environmental considerations, Sumitomo Rubber Group has established its own local organisation for procuring natural rubber. It has done so via its member company Sumitomo Rubber Industries, which this month set up Sumitomo Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd. This entity, located in the world’s largest natural rubber trading hub, will commence operations in April.
Point S is expanding in Singapore thanks to closer cooperation with BCC Automotive group, which specializes in car care. According to the company, this collaboration provides consumers with access to a network of sales outlets that can meet all their car needs including maintenance, repair and tyres.
The natural rubber supply chain is very complex. It includes around six million farmers, 100,000 intermediaries and over 500 processing plants. To bring greater transparency to the supply chain, two ‘top-five’ tyre makers are now cooperating with a third party in a joint venture: Michelin and Continental, together with IT agricultural specialist Smag, have formed a company to further develop and deploy a technological solution for mapping sustainability practices. The client-facing portion of this technology is a smartphone app called Rubberway.