Tag: truck tyres

Algeria’s first tyre company exhibiting at CITExpo in August

Algeria’s first tyre company exhibiting at CITExpo in August

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

We’ve been following the progress of Algeria’s first homegrown tyre company, and in March reported that the Iris Tyre plant had completed its first test phase. Now the new tyre maker is ready not only to gain a foothold in the domestic market – Iris Tyre intends to export its output to numerous markets. It will present its range at the CITExpo trade fair in Shanghai next month.

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Continental wins tyre design complaint against wholesaler Heuver

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A German court has ruled that certain Aeolus truck tyres infringe an EU design patent held by Continental. The matter has been resolved by an out-of-court settlement that covers damages and a recall of the products in question.

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Hankook unveils winner of Technical Excellence Award at 2019 Motor Transport Awards

Hankook unveils winner of Technical Excellence Award at 2019 Motor Transport Awards

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

This year saw the 33rd Motor Transport Awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel situated on London’s Park Lane. Over 1,500 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the industry and recognise innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality. The Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by Hankook Tyre UK celebrates whoever is responsible for managing the specification, acquisition, repair and maintenance and disposal of an operator’s fleet. To win this award entrants have to demonstrate industry-leading levels of cost efficiency, reliability, availability, safety and first-time annual test pass rates. Demonstrating innovation is also essential, such as reducing fuel consumption, being more efficient or using technology creatively to solve specific technical fleet challenges.

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Ateq VT Truck nominated for Equip Auto award

Ateq VT Truck nominated for Equip Auto award

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ateq VT Truck, a TPMS activation tool for European HGVs and buses, has been named as a finalist by the jury for the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris.

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ITMA welcomes first Eastern European member, Acces Auto-Trading

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Acces Auto-Trading has become the latest company to join the International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA) and the first from Eastern Europe.

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Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2016 Triangle Tyre completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Back then Triangle’s top management promised that the company would invest in expanding its position in key markets – including Europe. Sure enough, in 2017 a new European leadership team was appointment and shortly afterwards a new European headquarters was opened in Milan. But around the same time, European anti-Chinese truck tyre import duties were also introduced. For many companies this meant the end of Chinese truck tyre business in tariff areas. So how has Triangle faired in this adverse business climate? Nearly two years after their appointment, Tyres & Accessories caught up with Triangle executives Corrado Moglia, general manager – Europe; Angelo Giannangeli, European marketing director; and Mirco Spiniella, business development director Europe in order to answer that question.

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Triangle Autopromotec 2019 product round-up

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Triangle products on-show at Autopromotec Show in Bologna in May mainly centred on the company’s refreshed car tyre range, which now incorporates a new winter ultra-high performance pattern – the new Snowlink PL02.

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Tyre aging law could take effect in 2020

Tyre aging law could take effect in 2020

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK government is consulting on plans to ban old tyres for buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses and a new law could be introduced this year and come into force early 2020. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses under the new proposals. However, further clarity about precisely what the new rules will cover is needed.

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JK Tyre opens first retread centre in Nepal

JK Tyre opens first retread centre in Nepal

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

On 14 June JK Tyre & Industries Ltd inaugurated the first JK Retread Centre in Pokhara, Nepal. The new retread centre adds is part of JK’s bid in line with ambition to open 100 centres by 2020. Ultimately the goal is to provide cradle-to-grave solutions to customers.

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Double Coin Thailand up to speed

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Double Coin has announced that the tyre manufacturer’s Thailand manufacturing facility is now working at full capacity to producing truck and OTR tyres.

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West European trailer demand could fall 10%

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

West European trailer demand has not only faltered, but could fall by as much as 10 per cent, according to the latest analysis by Clear International. And, of course, if trailer demand is set to fall by as much as 10 per cent, this trend will no-doubt bring truck tyre OE sales down with it.

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International Tyres aims for Europe

International Tyres aims for Europe

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the company’s successful debut at the Tyrexpo Asia Show in Singapore in March, West Midlands-based International Tyres exhibited at May’s Autopromotec 2019 in Bologna.

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Michelin to use autonomous trucks in France

Michelin to use autonomous trucks in France

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has selected to use autonomous trucks made by Einride within its supply chain. According to the company, roll-out will commence in 2020, initially with the deployment of Einride’s T-pod – an autonomous, electric truck – at Michelin sites in France.

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Cooper launches Pro Series LHT trailer tyre

Cooper launches Pro Series LHT trailer tyre

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire has introduced a new long haul trailer (LHT) tyre, which completes the company’s signature Cooper Pro Series product line-up with fitments at each tractor/trailer wheel position. The Cooper Pro Series LHT joins the Cooper Pro Series long haul drive and long-haul steer tyres that were previously introduced. The new trailer tyre is available in 295/75 R22.5, with additional sizes becoming available later this summer.

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Bridgestone focusing on wear life with new Duravis R002 tyres

Bridgestone focusing on wear life with new Duravis R002 tyres

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

With the launch of the Duravis R002, Bridgestone is offering fleets an “ultra-durable” tyre that is designed to lower operational costs per kilometre through “outstanding wear performance and optimised fuel efficiency.” The main four Bridgestone Duravis R002 sizes will be available as of September 2019, with six additional sizes arriving next year. The arrival of the Duravis R002 will simplify Bridgestone’s line-up in the versatility segment by replacing all current products.

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