Sgcarmart, purportedly Singapore’s car sales platform, has a new online marketplace, Sgcarmart e-Shop. Available as a new feature on the platform today, automotive suppliers and distributors can now list, price and sell their inventory of car tyres to consumers online.
France’s famous tyre maker would scowl if Toyota named its latest model the Michelin, and a car named the VW Firestone would be unthinkable, too. With this in mind, Omni United is more than a little unhappy with the name Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has chosen for its “high-end new energy outdoors lifestyle vehicle brand.” The tyre company thus has Radar on its radar and is seeking to block Geely’s use of the name.
China-based tyre manufacturer Prinx Chengshan is in the process of expanding in the wider Asia-Pacific area, having revamped its four major brands Prinx, Chengshan, Austone and Fortune for 2023.
That revamp was achieved by “relying on the company’s national-level enterprise technology innovation centre and new energy collaborative research centre”, Prinx Chengshan reports, adding that it has “vigorously conducted cutting-edge tyre technology research, created an international standard new product matrix, and achieved fruitful results.”
In mid-February Neumaticos Andres announced that it is exhibiting at TyreXpo Asia 2023 from 8 to 10 March 2023. The presence of Neumaticos Andres at TyreXpo Asia is said to be part of parent company Grupo Andres’ international business expansion strategy, which involves “keeping abreast of the latest trends in the sector, undoubtedly found at the TyreXpo event at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore”.
Originally created by the US military as a retreading facility, Danang Rubber (DRC) claims the highest market share for truck tyres within Vietnam, a country with almost 100 million people and a very active road transportation industry. The company is also a first-time Tyrexpo Asia exhibitor and is “enthusiastically looking forward” to introducing itself to Asian and global markets.
When factoring in flights, accommodation and other expenses, the cost of attending an international tyre show can add up quickly. But Tarsus Group says this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you may be able to travel to Singapore and visit Tyrexpo Asia without paying a penny for the privilege.
Nearly 50 DHL Express vans will begin running on the Michelin Uptis airless tyre to make last-mile deliveries in Singapore by the end of 2023. The pilot programme begins with the first vehicles making delivery trips from 10 January.
With the first post-pandemic TyreXpo Asia getting underway in a little over two months’ time, the organiser of the B2B tyre trade show shares that it can “no longer guarantee floorspace” due to overwhelming demand. It has therefore begun a waitlist for exhibitors who wish to be present when TyreXpo Asia takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 8 to 10 March.
Omni United is moving towards a more sustainable future via sustainable driving and carbon neutral manufacturing which it began in 2013 with its Radar Tyre brand. Now, the company is introducing a two-pronged electric vehicle (EV) tyre strategy. The first phase will see the development of EV-compatible tyre ranges while the second phase will result in a dedicated speciality EV tyre line-up.
Singapore’s resurgence as a travel destination means that Tyrexpo Asia will soon return to its traditional home. Nine months out from the next planned show, organiser Tarsus Southeast Asia reports bookings from more than 100 international visitors, with half the floorspace across the three exhibition halls already occupied.
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.