Tag: truck tyres

Continental brings Rugby warehousing operations in-house

Continental brings Rugby warehousing operations in-house

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental Tyre Group Ltd has brought the management and running of its Regional Distribution Centre in Rugby in-house, effective immediately.

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Guy Heywood named Hankook Tire Europe truck tyre marketing director

Guy Heywood named Hankook Tire Europe truck tyre marketing director

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire Europe has appointed Guy Heywood as the new marketing and strategy director for its European truck and bus business. Heywood has 20 years of experience in the tyre industry in leadership positions, most recently active as the commercial director for Michelin UK and Truck, Bus and Service director for the company’s North Europe area. Heywood is taking over from Seok Yun Kim who relocated to Hankook’s organisation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he has become managing director.

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Prinx Chengshan invests £19 million in purchasing land for new Thailand tyre factory

Prinx Chengshan invests £19 million in purchasing land for new Thailand tyre factory

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Having rejected earlier plans for a new tyre factory in Malaysia, Prinx Chengshan has invested 170.6 million yuan (£19.464 million) in buying at least 433,600 square metres of land in at Tambon Nong Suea Chang, Amphur Nong Yai, and Tambon Klong-Kew, Amphur Ban-Bung, Chonburi province in Thailand. According to stock exchange filings dated 25 December 2018, the deal comprises “several plots of land” and will be funded by the company’s recent global share offering.

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NTDA becomes stakeholder in Slow Down Move Over UK Group

NTDA becomes stakeholder in Slow Down Move Over UK Group

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

The NTDA has become a stakeholder in the Slow Down Move Over (SDMO) UK campaign group joining longstanding campaign members such as LV=Britannia Rescue and Call Assist.

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Sensorisation: About more than just tyre pressure

Sensorisation: About more than just tyre pressure

19th December 2018 | 0 Comments

This section is entitled “TPMS and sensor technology” for a reason. No longer are in-tyre sensors about measuring temperature alone. Now TPMS basically means pressure and temperature, often with the addition of algorithmically generated road feedback, load information and even wear calculations. These “big data” contributions are routinely relayed to the cloud for analysis. At the same time external tread readers are measuring similarly important data and sending that to the cloud. Put all this together and we have what Pirelli calls this the “sensorisation” of the tyre business. Whatever we call it, this part of the business now about far more than just sensing tyre pressures. As far as uptake is concerned, legislation and technical innovation are the key driving forces.

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Pirelli Cyber Fleet available in UK from Q1 2019

Pirelli Cyber Fleet available in UK from Q1 2019

18th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Back in September 2018 Pirelli announced that the system it had developed for the monitoring and management of tyres had been renewed. As a result, the company launched two technological solutions at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover - Cyber Fleet Smart and Cyber Fleet Gate – both of which represent the company’s latest engagement with the digital revolution.

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Cawleys signs Vacu-Lug Tyre Management deal

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Cawleys, one of the UK’s leading, independently-owned recycling companies, has signed a tyre supply and maintenance agreement with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management.

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Scottish Borders Council gritters choose Michelin XDW Ice Grip policy

Scottish Borders Council gritters choose Michelin XDW Ice Grip policy

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Scottish Borders Council is readying itself for the winter with a move to fitting Michelin XDW Ice Grip tyres across its fleet of gritters. The decision follows a trial during the challenging weather conditions earlier in 2018, when drivers found Michelin’s full-on winter fitments – typically the preserve of fleets operating in the Nordic markets and parts of mainland Europe which see extreme winter conditions – offered a significant increase in grip compared to those fitted with standard tyres.

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Cooper Tire and Sailun announce Vietnam TBR tyre joint venture

Cooper Tire and Sailun announce Vietnam TBR tyre joint venture

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co, Ltd to build a 2 million capacity truck and bus radial manufacturing plant. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the site of Sailun Vietnam’s existing operations, which early in 2018 signed an offtake agreement to produce Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brand tyres for Cooper. The new announcement represents the latest move in a series of cooperative moves between the two firms - Sailun Jinyu invested in joining Cooper in its GRT JV in September.

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Continental re-emphasises partnership with ContiTread cold retreaders

Continental re-emphasises partnership with ContiTread cold retreaders

11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental reports that it is “further enhancing its support services to strengthen its partnership with ContiTread cold retread shops”. This development is being led by John Cox, Global Head of Technical Services Retread and will centre on the enhancement of support services.

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2018 has been ‘Up in the air’

2018 has been ‘Up in the air’

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to reviewing 2018, two words sum up the kinds of talking points virtually everyone has touched on this year: tariffs and Brexit. Indeed it has to be said that 2018’s two meta-themes are not entirely separate from one another. Nevertheless, both have this in common. For most of the last twelve months details of both subjects have been “up in the air”, leaving the rest of us to forecast (which often means speculate) exactly what is going on. See page 32 for further analysis of what has been going on this year as well as coverage of a couple of stories that are emblematic of these themes.

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DVSA targets older truck tyres in new crackdown

3rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has begun a crackdown on tyres that are more than 10 years old. As part of Road Safety Week, the DVSA has updated its Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, to ensure large vehicles remain safe to drive by limiting the use of old tyres.

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Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Doublestar Tyres, the new majority shareholder of Kumho, recently announced that its tyres are on-sale alongside premium brands at Carrefour supermarkets in Spain. According to Doublestar, which compared Carrefour founded in 1959 to Walmart in the USA, the supermarket chain is Europe's favourite. Having pioneered the so-called hypermarket approach in Europe Carrefour has developed into the largest retailer in Europe and the second largest international retail chain group in the world, with business scope covering more than 40 countries and regions. Carrefour owns 17 large chain stores in Spain, which covers the Iberian area and radiates to the whole pan-European region. With an annual population of 400 million, Carrefour is a perfect channel for product sales and a perfect platform for brand exposure.

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Suretrac embedding RFID in truck tyres

Suretrac embedding RFID in truck tyres

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Suretrac brand, which is manufactured in China by Beijing-based Staridge Inc, reports that it is now embedding radio frequency identification (RFID) chips inside commercial truck tyres and retreads, enabling fleets to better manage their tyre assets throughout the full life cycle.

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Omnitrac: Goodyear introduces new mixed service tyre range

Omnitrac: Goodyear introduces new mixed service tyre range

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is putting its money where its mouth is with its latest mixed service tyre range – it is so confident of the robustness of its Omnitrac drive and steer tyres that it is offering both with an accidental damage and retreading guarantee. The tyre maker additionally claims the Omnitrac provides longer service life than Goodyear’s previous Goodyear MS II mixed service tyre range.

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