On 20 May 2015, Uniroyal celebrated the golden anniversary of its ‘Giant Tire’. The 80 foot (24.4 metre) tall model tyre – the largest ever made – was feted by an event at its home in the Detroit suburb of Allen Park. The Giant Tire sits at the entrance to the site where the Uniroyal – now part of the Michelin Group – sales office was formerly located.
Continental shares news that its ContiWinterContact TS850 finished first place in a winter tyre test conducted by Polish car magazine “motor”. The latest issue (43/14) of the publication compared seven size 195/65 R15 tyres. The winning ContiWinterContact TS850 was rated “highly recommended” and described as being “very good in the wet, very good on dry roads and good balance on snow.”
After 34 years in the tyre industry, Uniroyal truck tyres manager Glen Birkwood is retiring on 31 October. Having entered the tyre business in 1980, Birkwood rose through the ranks at Pirelli, Firestone and then Bridgestone before becoming Uniroyal truck tyres sales manager in 2000.
There’ll be room on top at Continental’s Reifen 2014 stand. The German tyre maker will make itself at home with a double-decker show stand in Hall 3.0 (Stand 3A36), and present its Continental, Uniroyal, Semperit, Barum and Matador-brand products on a floorspace of approximately 450 square metres.
Nankang Tyre UK has announced that it has agreed to partner the Fun Cup series, supplying its NS-2R as the control tyre for the series. Previously supported by Uniroyal, which supplied the series’ control tyres since its inception in 2002, Fun Cup cars in the 2014 season will fit the NS-2R at each championship, following […]
With the launch of the new RainSport 3 at the end of September, engineers at Uniroyal have developed what they call “a new generation of asymmetrical profiles combining the advantages of unidirectional tread concepts with those of asymmetrical tread concepts”. With its flow-optimized, asymmetrical tread, the Rainsport 3 offers a high level of protection against aquaplaning, precise handling on wet and dry roads, uniform abrasion, and comfortable driving behaviour.
Uniroyal has launched the latest generation of its wet weather-orientated RainSport line. However as much as this launch is a definite upgrade and refresh of its classic wet product after more than a decade in service, the move also represents a renewal of attention on the very well established brand. As well as bringing the RainSport range into the labelling age (every single fitment in the wide 185/55 R14 to 305/30 R19 range has scored an A in wet grip), the RainSport 3 seeks to extend its “best in wet” reputation further with a few percentage points of improvements in virtually every other respect as well. The exceptions are wear and noise, which remain relatively static compared with the predecessor product.
On 10 April the head of Continental’s Tire division, Nikolai Setzer, and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning Continental’s consumer tyre factory in Púchov. The signing of the MoU at Continental’s headquarters in Hannover, Germany paves the way for an expansion project that will see passenger and light truck tyre capacity in Púchov rising by more than 5 million pieces a year.
Uniroyal enjoyed a “very good” second day of the Brityrex 2012 according to Sales manager, Glen Birkwood. The eastern European manufactured brand was communicating the products’ cost effectiveness at Brityrex, and Birkwood explained that the brand is currently “regaining” some of the ground it lost towards the beginning of the year in the UK as the cheap budget market expanded.
Long-time supporter of the Brityrex show, Kings Road Tyres had one of the exhibition’s more imposing stands, located next to the entrance, while associated brands, Uniroyal, for which it has the UK licence, Aeolus and Antyre – Chinese brands for which the wholesale part of KRT is the exclusive distributor in the UK – were present with stands of their own. Added to the “multi-brand presence” promised by Purchasing and Marketing manager, Tim Bader on the company’s own stand, featuring “the latest from Matador, Taurus, Cooper 4×4 and Aeolus Truck Tyres,” the company represented its truck, bus, agricultural, industrial and 4×4 ranges strongly.
Dated: JUL 24, 2012 BF Goodrich Commercial T/A A/S and Uniroyal Laredo HD/H tires are being recalled, sizes LT235/85R16 120 Q Load Range E and LT245/75R16 120 Q Load Range E. These tires may develop a separation at the .. Related news: UNIROYAL ( 12T019000 ) KRT launches new Aeolus tyres UK website YOKOHAMA ( […]
Dated: JUL 24, 2012 BF Goodrich Commercial T/A A/S and Uniroyal Laredo HD/H tires are being recalled, sizes LT235/85R16 120 Q Load Range E and LT245/75R16 120 Q Load Range E. These tires may develop a separation at the .. Related news: BF GOODRICH ( 12T019000 ) Michelin North America Ups Prices Eden Tyre continues […]
Visitors to the Kings Road Tyres (KRT) stand at Brityrex will be able to view a broad range of brands covering applications for truck, bus, agricultural, OTR and industrial fitments – a portfolio the company has built up on the back of four decades’ involvement in the wholesale sector and productive, long-term distribution relationships developed with some of the world’s leading tyre makers. KRT says it will use Brityrex as a focus to promote a number of its exclusive brands, including Matador and Aeolus truck tyres, the Taurus agricultural range and the latest AT/3 and S/T MAXX patterns in its Cooper 4×4 line-up. During the show the company will also launch a new, as yet undisclosed, agricultural tyre that will supplement its already extensive portfolio in this sector.
Kings Road Tyres (KRT) is one of the largest specialist wholesale distributors of truck tyres in the UK. With a track record stretching back 40 years, the company provides a complete commercial tyre service covering premium brands such as Bridgestone, Continental and Goodyear, through mid-range products from Firestone and its exclusive distributorship of the Continental Group brand, Matador. It is also the exclusive distributor of the fast-growing Chinese manufactured Aeolus and Antyre ranges, with retreads from Bulldog completing the portfolio.
Michelin has instigated a large-scale recall in the US; the tyre maker has announced it is voluntarily recalling approximately 841,000 BFGoodrich and Uniroyal-branded van and light truck tyres sold in the US, Canada and Mexico. The reason given for the recall is that 0.017 per cent of tyres sold have been returned by customers, who have experienced tread loss and/or rapid air loss, resulting from tread belt separation. Michelin says that no deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled tyres.