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Prometeon ‘maintaining the supply of commercial vehicle tyres’

2nd April 2020 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group UK reports that it has enacted its contingency plan to maintain its role in the transport supply chain.

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TBR tyre production begins at Prinx Chengshan’s Thailand plant

TBR tyre production begins at Prinx Chengshan’s Thailand plant

31st March 2020 | 0 Comments

Prinx Chengshan reports that its new tyre factory in Thailand produced its first commercial vehicle all-steel radial on 25 March. The first phase production project at the Prinx Chengshan Tire (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is now expected to be concluded in the second quarter of this year, giving the facility an annual capacity to produce 800,000 TBR tyres. The plant is also capable of manufacturing 4 million passenger car and light truck tyres a year.

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The tyre business is keeping countries rolling

The tyre business is keeping countries rolling

30th March 2020 | 0 Comments

By the time you read this a quarter of the world will be on some kind of lockdown along with virtually every car plant in Europe and many tyre factories. We are in uncharted territory. And, as ETRMA secretary general Fazilet Cinaralp said recently, we have to brace ourselves for “one of the biggest challenges our industry has ever faced”. And yet there have already been numerous examples of endeavour, enterprise and generosity in the face of such adversity.

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Bibby chose Bandvulc for third consecutive contract

Bibby chose Bandvulc for third consecutive contract

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Prior to Bandvulc’s contract with CSG, in autumn 2019, the fleet tyre and retread specialist entered its third contract term with distribution giant Bibby.

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Apollo Vredestein ‘scaling back’ European production

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein is scaling back production at its European plants in Hungary and the Netherlands in addition to “taking measures to protect our workforce in line with government health advisory and measures” against coronavirus/Covid-19.

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NTDA: Truck tyre technicians are key workers

20th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Earlier we examined the evidence that truck tyre technicians should be considered key workers in "Are truck tyre technicians key workers?" In answer to the question, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay suggested “those technicians who hold a REACT, LCTT or LRTT licence may wish to present the cards as evidence of their profession. Naturally, schools can confirm the validity of the licence by contacting the NTDA’s Head Office.”

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Are truck tyre technicians key workers?

Are truck tyre technicians key workers?

20th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Today (Friday 20 March 2020) is the last day at school for most children after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all schools in England will close in a statement given on Wednesday 18 March 2020. However, schools won’t close entirely. Children of so-called key-workers will continue to go to school – something has led many parents to grapple with the question of what exactly a key worker is.

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CSG renews two-year tyre contract with Bandvulc

CSG renews two-year tyre contract with Bandvulc

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Waste management group, CSG, has committed to a further two years with Bandvulc, the retread subsidiary of Continental. The decision takes the tyre management contract between the two companies into its seventh year, at a time when fleet numbers across CSG and sister company J&G have risen to close to 150 vehicles.

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CV Show cancelled

CV Show cancelled

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The organisers of the CV Show have canceled the 2020 exhibition, which was due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham in April. Writing in an official statement published online, company representatives said:

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Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Newton Abbot-based heating oil and fuel specialist Heltor has returned to a full Michelin tyre policy across its fleet of more than 50 commercial vehicles. Michelin states that the move comes less than two years after switching to a competing premium tyre brand. Following the move, Heltor closely monitored the performance of the new tyres against existing Michelin fitments within the fleet and was able to track the precise tyre cost per kilometre between the two brands.

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Lorry driver hours relaxed

Lorry driver hours relaxed

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Prompted by the industry, the Department for Transport has relaxed the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the drivers of “vehicles involved in the delivery of food, non-food (personal care and household paper and cleaning) and over the counter pharmaceuticals when undertaking the following journeys:

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Nokian launches next-generation winter truck tyre

Nokian launches next-generation winter truck tyre

17th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Sales of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E winter tyre and compatible Noktop Hakkapeliitta E retreading materials have exceeded a million units during their decade or so on the market. But all good things come to an end, and it is time to make way for an improved product. Nokian Tyres is introducing the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E2 as a “true next-generation drive axle tyre for extreme winter conditions.”

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Retreader Seryt Tyres reports growth in a time of consolidation and attrition

Retreader Seryt Tyres reports growth in a time of consolidation and attrition

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s decision to exit UK retreading in 2015, followed by Continental’s 2016 takeover of Bandvulc and Vaculug’s 2018 acquisition by Zenises Group changed the face of the UK retreading business in just three years. However, while the market has both contracted and consolidated in recent years, a core group of key retreading production bases remain. And while the largest retreading businesses often gain the spotlight, it is worth mentioning fast-growing operations as well. Sussex-based Seryt Tyres is one such company, so Tyres & Accessories got in touch with director Kevin Gillin and marketing manager Olly Townsend in order to find out more.

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CV Show launch for Laufenn truck tyre range

CV Show launch for Laufenn truck tyre range

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Truck tyres are joining the ranks of Hankook Tire’s second brand, Laufenn. Hankook Tyre UK will preside over the global launch of these products at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, presenting the Laufenn tyres alongside its expanding Hankook commercial vehicle line-up.

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China now in 3rd place as source for EU truck tyre imports

China now in 3rd place as source for EU truck tyre imports

4th March 2020 | 0 Comments

In previous features on commercial vehicle tyres, Tyres & Accessories has noted the varied effects European Union tariffs on product manufactured in China have had on the market. Questioning whether the tariffs have “worked” is a complex question, because their effect on new tye segmentation and retreads have been varied across Europe’s major markets. Truck tyre markets in France and Germany reacted in very different ways to the UK, at least partially because the latter market was contracting anyway.

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