Goodyear has announced Kadex Aero Supply as an aviation distributor. The family-owned Canadian business has been distributing parts from more than 50 manufacturers to operators ranging from general aviation to airlines since 1994. Goodyear wants the partnership to expand its reach in Canada.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems has launched the PS1000 material handling tyre. The manufacturer calls the tyre a next-generation, superior-quality, press-on solid forklift tyre. It incorporates TWS’s Pit Stop Line innovation, specialised compounds, and a new design to guarantee uptime, efficiency and safety for operators while reducing total cost of ownership and environmental impact.
Over the past 12 months, Continental upgraded its agricultural tyre range with very high flexion (VF) tyres and other technological improvements, such as the single filament bead core on its CombineMaster. These improvements have made the manufacturer’s agri range more versatile, safer on the road, and more efficiencient in the field; VF tyres help to reduce soil compaction, which helps to promote increased yields. Conti re-entered the high-value agricultural tyre market in 2017 with the radial Tractor70 and Tractor85 ranges, with portfolio expansions following in the years since. This year has yielded many significant challenges for the tyre sector – but agricultural tyres have provided a much less gloomy segment outlook than others. Tyrepress asked Ivonne Bierwirth, global head of marketing Commercial Specialty Tyres, about the Continental business unit’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how it has affected both its agricultural tyre activities and those of other commercial specialist tyre segments.
A new study from market research firm Global Market Insights expects the airless tyre market to surpass 139,000 units by 2024. The researcher said that stimulated production of military and heavy commercial vehicles in the Asia Pacific region would boost the segment. Also backed by urbanisation trends in the region, Global Market Insights estimates that APAC will account for more than 34 per cent of the global market by 2024.
Glamorgan OTR tyre supplier Tyre Boss has invested in a 250 tonne static tyre press. The high capacity press, which is over 3m tall, can be used to press tyres from 5.00-8 solids to 24.00-35 solids. This means the company can handle the full range of pneumatic, solid and specialist tyres supplied by Tyre Boss for every make and size of off-highway machinery. The new tyre press is the latest investment for the Welsh company. It opened a second warehouse earlier in the year, having moved into new premises in 2019.
Glamorgan-based solid and speciality OTR tyre specialist Tyre Boss has opened a second warehouse, coming quickly after it moved into new premises in 2019. Located close to the company’s headquarters, which brought disparate operations under one roof, further growth has led the company to open the second unit more than doubling the size of the space occupied by Tyre Boss. The new warehouse is only 100m away from existing operations, located on the same industrial estate, and will mainly be used for stocking the variety of tyre types distributed by the company, including the most popular TY Cushion models particularly suited to the waste and recycling sector. Tyre pressing and stocking, and rim and wheel maintenance and servicing remain in the original facility, along with all administrative duties.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced a price increase of three to five per cent on its product range. The price increase will be effective from the first quarter of 2019, and will be applied globally to all brands in the Trelleborg Wheel Systems product portfolio. The manufacturer said the price increase has been driven by inflation and rising energy and labour costs.
Maxxis describes itself as one of the top three manufacturers of quality tyres for the amenity market, including agricultural applications, such as specialist turf tyres, 4×4, ATV and high-speed trailer products.
The first STARCO Alptrak released 10 years ago was designed for traction on turf and other terrain. Back then, nobody had foreseen that this pattern would be later tested for the Saudi Arabian market, together with STARCO’s key customer Avant Tecno. Both jointly developed the Alptrak for desert use.
“Our machines are initially not designed for sandy conditions like in Saudi Arabia. However, we have learned that by adjusting the wheel and tyre solution, we can make our multipurpose loaders perform just as well in sandy conditions, as they do in snow, mud or on dry surfaces,” explains Raul Tsili, Purchasing Manager at Avant Tecno.
Al Saeedi Group has held a meeting with its Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, tyre customers. The event was chaired by Ferreol Tournebize, Camso zone director for Middle East Africa; Majid Tamoutounour, business development manager Middle East Africa; and Anish Malattiri, director, Al Saeedi Group.
Bandvulc has added a new product to its range of specialist tyres, joining the manufacturer’s Wastemaster concept. The Tugmaster is an all-position yard tyre, featuring Bandvulc’s Armorband technology to protect against sidewall damage and a high polymer rubber compound to provide more resistance to punctures. Armorband technology is unique to Bandvulc’s products, offering protection around […]
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has approved Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ facilities in China and the USA. The FAA-14 CFR Part 145 approval means operators of US-registered commercial aircraft are able to fit the company’s products. The company has a global tyre distribution and retreading network, and is opening its first distribution and retreading facilityin North America in order to support aircraft operators throughout the Americas.
Mitas will unveil new High Capacity Municipal (HCM) tyres for urban use at Hanover’s Agritechnica show, the manufacturer has announced. Presenting the 540/80R38 HCM tyre as the first size representing Mitas’ future expansion into the municipal tyre segment, the company will host guests on stand E29 in Hall 3. The initial four sizes of Mitas HCM tyres will be available on the market in 1Q 2016.
Maxam has announced its strategic intent to grow global sales and market shares following completion of an intensive review of its operations. One result of this review has been the move of the operational support team from Luxembourg to Birmingham, where it will link up with the Sailun Jinyu European team, and stand in very close proximity to the nearby Sailun European Research and Development facility. In order to achieve its overall objective, the OTR tyre manufacturer has also planned number of initiatives.