Tag: truck tyres

40 years, 81 million tyres – Kama Tyres reaches milestone

40 years, 81 million tyres – Kama Tyres reaches milestone

Thursday 19th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 years to the day since the first Kama truck tyre was produced in the Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory, parent company Tatneft reports that the plant has produced its 81 millionth tyre. The tyre will be presented to staff at an event held on 25 April to mark the plant’s 40th anniversary.

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Michelin launches X Multi Energy, its first fuel saving tyre for regional transport

Michelin launches X Multi Energy, its first fuel saving tyre for regional transport

Friday 13th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A new range of Michelin tyres aimed at regional haulage operations is now available; these are positioned as products for fleets that place a priority on saving fuel. The introduction of the Michelin X Multi Energy marks the first time the company has launched a dedicated fuel-saving tyre outside of the long-haul sector.

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Doublestar names GB Tyres as exclusive UK and Ireland distributor

Doublestar names GB Tyres as exclusive UK and Ireland distributor

Thursday 12th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Qindao Doublestar Overseas Trading Co. Ltd. has appointed GB Tyres UK Ltd, based in Tipton, West Midlands, as the exclusive United Kingdom and Ireland distributor of the Doublestar branded range of radial truck tyres.

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Goodyear launches Kmax S & Kmax D

Goodyear launches Kmax S & Kmax D

Wednesday 11th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The first sizes in two Goodyear tyre lines for smaller trucks come to market this month. The Kmax S steer axle and Kmax D drive axle tyres are being rolled out in a total of 20 dimensions for 17.5-inch and 19.5-inch rim diameters, and Goodyear says the new products offer strong traction, excellent steering characteristics, high mileage and robustness.

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Euro VI lorries to pay reduced £900 levy

Wednesday 28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

From February 2019, trucks meeting Euro VI emissions standards will be eligible for a 10 per cent reduction in the cost of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy. Changes to the levy mean that, from February 2019, Euro 0-V compliant trucks will have to pay a £1200 levy rate. Euro VI trucks however, will pay just £900. The current rate is £1000.

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Enjoy: Cologne an opportunity to grow influence

Enjoy: Cologne an opportunity to grow influence

Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The all-new Tire Cologne Show in Germany taking place in May represents “the perfect opportunity for…Enjoy Tyre to further expand their growing trading influence in Europe through their popular Private Brands – Rotalla and Routeway”, company representatives said in a statement ahead of the show.

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Hankook adding truck tyre production to European plant

Hankook adding truck tyre production to European plant

Monday 26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

With an investment of approximately 290 million euros, Hankook Tire is adding a truck tyre production unit to its factory in Rácalmás, Hungary. Work on this expansion project – the fourth since the plant opened in 2007 – will begin in June, with production expected to commence in June 2020. The truck tyre production unit will have the capacity to make 550,000 tyres a year, and its opening will create around 150 new jobs.

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Firenza truck and car tyres on-show in Cologne

Thursday 22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Firenza has confirmed it will be supporting the very first The Tire Cologne Show in Germany at the end of May. From a traditionally appealing international booth, Firenza will be looking to showcase five of its most popular product ranges in both tire and wheels and making its debut in Europe will be the recently introduced Firenza ST06 and ST01A high performance PCR patterns which are exclusively manufactured in Thailand.

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Kraiburg tests 29 designs for 3PMSF accreditation

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Austria is reports that another nine designs from the retreading specialist have successfully passed the 3PMSF test and are therefore approved as winter retreads with immediate effect. These are: K16, K26, K43, K45, K50, K51, K203, K204, K213. The tests were conducted by the Prüflabor Nord in January and February. As a result of the test a total of 29 Kraiburg patterns can be labelled with the 3PMSF pictogram.

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Cooper relaunches eponymous truck tyres

Monday 12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

After a more than 10-year market absence, Cooper Tire and Rubber is relaunching the Cooper brand of truck and bus radial (TBR) tyres in the USA. The range debuted at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, which runs through 8 March in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Giti high cube trailer pattern to make debut at CV Show

Giti high cube trailer pattern to make debut at CV Show

Friday 9th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire will display its new Giti GTL925 high cube trailer pattern in size 445/45R19.5 at the CV Show 2018 (National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham; 24-26 April, 2017; Stand 4G60). The tyre makes its event debut at the show, where the global manufacturer will also unveil an exclusive tyre for a whole new application.

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Falken increases load for commercial vehicle tyre range

Falken increases load for commercial vehicle tyre range

Thursday 8th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyre Europe is expanding its portfolio of truck tyres, adding new sizes to its already proven GI388 for regional transport and construction-site use, introducing new high-load versions for the RI151 bus tyre and the SI011 winter truck tyre. The brand is boosting the load index of its steer axle tyres for regional use, as well as introducing high-load and XL width versions in response to market demand. These high-load tyre models have replaced their normal load index predecessors to minimise confusion and the need for duplicate stocking.

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Trailer registrations near record highs in 2017

Tuesday 27th February 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017 trailer registrations reached over 190,000 in Western Europe which is the third highest level of demand ever recorded – surpassed only in 2007 and 2008, just before the 2009 crash caused by the global financial crisis (GFC), according to the latest data from Clear International.

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Hankook unveiling bus tyre, presenting commercial portfolio at CV Show

Hankook unveiling bus tyre, presenting commercial portfolio at CV Show

Monday 26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK will present its commercial vehicle tyre portfolio at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The show takes place from 24 to 26 April 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and the Hankook stand (5C60) will be located in Hall 5. The stand will feature a wide range of tyres including the SmartFlex for regional haul, and the SmartWork for on and off road, both of which are selected as Original Equipment for MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania trucks. Furthermore, Hankook will launch a new all-position bus tyre for city traffic.

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RH Claydon exhibiting Annaite at CV Show

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

After over 60 year in the tyre wholesale industry, is it no surprise to learn RH Claydon will again be exhibiting at the CV show from the 24 – 26 April 2018.

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