Tag: truck tyres

EC decides against tyre anti-subsidy measures – for now

EC decides against tyre anti-subsidy measures – for now

Thursday 19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent published articles have led to uncertainty regarding duties upon new and retreaded bus and truck tyres originating in the People's Republic of China. On 13 July, the European Commission announced its decision not to impose anti-subsidy measures during its ongoing investigation into these products. This decision reflects the Commission’s practice of not simultaneously imposing provisional anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures prior to reaching a final decision on the matter.

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Conti USA recalls certain Coach H3 tyres

Wednesday 11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental Tire Americas has recalled its Conti Coach H3 tyre, due to a potential issue that could cause loss of internal pressure through the sidewall resulting in slow of rapid deflation.

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The increasing connection between new tyres, retreads and technology

The increasing connection between new tyres, retreads and technology

Tuesday 10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

When news of Chinese truck tyre import tariffs breaking around us, Tyres & Accessories wanted to gauge the response of a leading premium tyremaker and retreader. With Goodyear having been amongst the few to officially comment on the matter since the announcement of tariffs at the start of May, we asked Gregory Boucharlat, director Fleet and Retread Commercial EU to bring us to speed on this as well as wider ongoing retreading trends.

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Bridgestone lifts Bulldog production, invests in UK retreading as duties drive demand

Bridgestone lifts Bulldog production, invests in UK retreading as duties drive demand

Tuesday 10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s now more than two months since the European Union applied anti-dumping duties on a range of truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, and during this time Bridgestone has observed a “strong uplift in demand” within the UK retreading industry. With the market “showing signs of a significant upturn in fortunes,” the company behind the Bandag retreading brand believes a “continued investment in its range of products is beginning to reap dividends.”

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Al-Dobowi celebrates founder’s 70th with book and all-season tyre launch

Monday 9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

During the recent Tire Cologne exhibition Tyres & Accessories met with Al-Dobowi founder and chairman Surender Kandhari and son and vice-chairman Jasjeev Kandhari. We even heard a little about Kandhari senior’s latest project – a book.

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North America launch for Giti truck tyres

North America launch for Giti truck tyres

Monday 9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Giti brand is joining the commercial vehicle tyre portfolio that Giti Tire offers in North America. Giti Tire (USA) is introducing a Giti line-up for long haul, regional, urban/light duty and mixed service applications, and intends to be active in both the original equipment and aftermarket segments within the region.

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TyreWatch system combines TPMS, connectivity, AI to prevent 95% tyre breakdowns

TyreWatch system combines TPMS, connectivity, AI to prevent 95% tyre breakdowns

Friday 6th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tructyre chief executive officer Glenn Sherwood has announced the launch of Tyrewatch, a predictive tyre management system the company states can “prevent 95 per cent of tyre related breakdowns”, from The Satellite Applications Catapult in Harlow, near Oxford, an organisation which has assisted the project in implementing satellite communications connectivity. The new system for fleets, three-plus years in development for its initial phase, combines tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) with increased and continuous cellular and satellite connectivity and artificial intelligence to provide automated analysis of fleets’ tyres. The system works by connecting sensors continuously monitoring tyre pressure, temperature, vehicle speed and GPS location to TyreWatch’s servers, which in turn alerts drivers, fleet managers, and tyre servicing providers where action should be taken. All of this results in a trio of potential benefits: economic, safety, and a step towards autonomy for logistics vehicles.

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Zafco presents new car tyres, promote Thai-made Otani truck tyres

Zafco presents new car tyres, promote Thai-made Otani truck tyres

Thursday 5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

During the course of May’s Tire Cologne Zafco promoted the new Zeetex SU4000 4S – an all season car tyre launched following the success of its predecessor ZT4000 4S. In addition, the stand displayed “the most celebrated summer tyres of Zeetex” including the ZT1000, HP2000 vfm, SU1000 vfm, HT1000 vfm and CT2000 vfm. There is also an array winter tyres such as the WP1000, WV1000, WH1000, WH1000 SUV and WQ1000.

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New-tyre/retread combination wins Ashcourt over to Continental tyres

New-tyre/retread combination wins Ashcourt over to Continental tyres

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost two years has passed since Continental Tyres bought Britain’s largest independent retreader Bandvulc tyres. While the integration has gone smoothly by all accounts, the shape of the market has changed significantly. First, we have to acknowledge that the acquisition has put both Continental’s new and retreaded products in a much stronger position than before. For example, the decision to offer Uniroyal through Bandvulc gave the retreader’s strong fleet business better access to Continental group new products, while at the same time significantly increasing Conti’s domestic retreading capabilities.

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ZC Rubber to benefit from tariffs

ZC Rubber to benefit from tariffs

Monday 2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Although present with its Goodride, Golden Crown and Westlake brands at The Tire Cologne, Richard Li stressed that the main focus for the Zhongce Rubber Group (ZC Rubber) during the show was upon the last of the trio. Westlake is, explained the assistant general manager and marketing director, the tyre maker’s “flagship brand in Europe.”

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Tariffs support retread revival bid

Tariffs support retread revival bid

Monday 2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

The rise of low-cost Chinese truck tyre imports in Europe has been well documented in the pages of various issues of our ongoing series of Retreading Special supplements. The resultant risks affecting the industry have led to pan-European awareness-raising and lobbying efforts at a European level. This in turn resulted in a European Commission (EC) investigating and on the impact of Chinese truck tyre imports on European retread sales, which began late last year. Then product registration began in February 2018. The latest news marks something of a victory for retreaders in their bid to revive the business as now we know that tariffs of between 52.85 euros and 82.17 euros per tyre are being applied to all truck and bus radials imported into Europe from China.

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Stamford shows Thailand and Vietnam-produced tyres in Cologne

Stamford shows Thailand and Vietnam-produced tyres in Cologne

Monday 25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Contract tyre supplier Firenza showcased five of the firm’s most popular ranges from car through to truck tyres.

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2017 – 2021 trailer registration growth forecast higher than any 5-year period ever

Wednesday 20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Clear International has just issued its latest forecast for the West European Trailer Market, which suggests that trailer registrations between 2017 and 2021 will grow at a faster five-year period than any other on record. Since the last report there has been a further improvement in the short term outlook for some West European economies. As a consequence, the forecast of a slowdown in demand for trailers in the region during 2018 has changed.

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Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has become the new retread manufacturing partner for Hankook in the UK. The company signalled its new status by including the manufacturer’s Alphatread retreading brand on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show (24-26 April, Birmingham NEC), coinciding with the beginning of production of the Alphatread bead-to-bead retread truck tyre range at the Vacu-Lug factory in Grantham.

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Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has begun production of Hankook’s Alphatread truck tyre range at its factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The bead-to-bead retread tyre range is designed for medium haul fleets, and consists of four sizes. For drive axles, the R-DH05 is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5 and for trailer axles, the R-TH22 is available in 385/65R22.5.

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