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Landsail 4Seasons, winter ranges available in UK

Landsail 4Seasons, winter ranges available in UK

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Noting the more extreme UK climate, Landsail has built a cold weather range for the market, led by its Landsail 4Seasons all-season tyre, while also providing options for British drivers considering more specialist winter tyres for the first time.

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Winter growth for GT Radial following all-season product introduction

Winter growth for GT Radial following all-season product introduction

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has developed its GT Radial all-season product range, available in the UK from exclusive distributor Micheldever, off the back of an encouraging run of sales for its initial product for this growth market. Tyres & Accessories spoke to Brian McDermott, country manager UK for Giti Tire, to get the latest on how the manufacturer is shaping its range for the segment, which appears to have gained more of a footing in the UK than specialist winter tyres have previously managed.

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GT Radial launches first studdable van, truck tyre

GT Radial launches first studdable van, truck tyre

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial Maxmiler Ice, its first studdable van and light truck tyre for extreme European winter conditions, in five sizes - 195/70R15C, 185/75R16C, 205/65R16C, 215/65R16C, 235/65R16C. The range covers the majority of mass-market popular vehicles from the Citroen Berlingo and Toyota HiAce through to the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter. Load indices range from 104/102 to 121/119.

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Van tyres: Continental launches VanContact Eco

Van tyres: Continental launches VanContact Eco

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Continental light commercial vehicle tyre range is being rolled out. It’s called the VanContact Eco, and Continental says the tyre offers “offers impressively high mileage, delivers precise handling and short braking distances on wet and dry roads” as well as lower rolling resistance than its predecessor, the ContiVanContact 200. This claim is backed up by the range’s EU tyre label rating – key VanContact Eco sizes come with an A/A rating for wet braking and fuel efficiency.

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TyreSafe launches van tyre safety campaign

TyreSafe launches van tyre safety campaign

22nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe launched a new van tyre safety campaign at its annual briefing at St George’s Park, home of the National Football Centre, on Thursday 18 July.

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Continental takes over Netherlands tyre distribution from Pon

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 July, Brussels-based Continental subsidiary Continental Benelux has taken over exclusive distribution of Continental car, van and industrial tyres in the Netherlands from Continental Banden Groep (CBG). Continental Benelux is already responsible for the Continental commercial vehicle tyre range in this market, having taken on direct distribution five years ago.

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TyresOnTheDrive.com achieves Van Excellence accreditation

TyresOnTheDrive.com achieves Van Excellence accreditation

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

TyresOnTheDrive.com has been certified by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a Van Excellence operator. In order to do so, the mobile tyre fitting service (which operates across the UK via a fleet of over 70 vehicles) has to successfully passed the extensive Van Excellence audit.

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Ford launches new scrappage scheme

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford is launching a new scrappage scheme to take older, less fuel- efficient vehicles off UK roads, replacing them with cleaner and more fuel-efficient new Ford models.

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Yokohama wins Gatwick fleet fitment

Yokohama wins Gatwick fleet fitment

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama is to supply tyres to Heathrow-based Rushlift Ltd for its 450 strong fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) based at Gatwick Airport. Operating in the second-busiest airport in the UK, Ruslift have selected Yokohama’s BluEarth-Van RY55 and Geolandar G015 A/T tyres.

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Apollo Tyres introduces EnduMaxx brand in India

Apollo Tyres introduces EnduMaxx brand in India

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres has introduced the Endumaxx brand of tyres for light trucks in India. The company described light truck radial demand as having “a potential of 112,000 tyres per month in India, and it is growing at a much faster pace than any other segment”.

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GT Radial launches Maxmiler AllSeason van, light truck tyre

GT Radial launches Maxmiler AllSeason van, light truck tyre

30th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial Maxmiler AllSeason, a four-season tyre for the European van and light truck markets. Carrying the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol of its sidewall, the product is initially available in 13 SKUs with 15C-16C” rims, section widths from 195-235 and series sizes from 65-75. Load indices range from 104-115.

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From highly recommended to not at all – Promobil van tyre test

From highly recommended to not at all – Promobil van tyre test

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

It’d been a long time since a tyre test had delivered results so poor as those recently seen in a van tyre comparo jointly conducted by three European motoring associations: More than half the candidates were rated ‘not recommended’. In comparison, the seven size 235/60 R17C tyres tested by specialist campervan magazine Promobil were – mostly – considered competent products. Only one wasn’t recommended.

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Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein has been selected as tyre supplier for Lowland Rescue and Kent Central Ambulance services. The services join Medi 4 Ambulance Service in using the manufacturer’s products on their fleets.

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Michelin to display connected tyre solutions from RHA stand at CV Show

Michelin to display connected tyre solutions from RHA stand at CV Show

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin will exhibit its latest generation connected tyre technologies in a dedicated zone on the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show for the second successive year. The company will showcase two new wheel and tyre safety systems, designed and manufactured by Wheely-Safe, an official Michelin licensee, for fitment to vehicles regardless of tyre brand policy.

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Yokohama to make debut at CV Show 2019

Yokohama to make debut at CV Show 2019

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has announced that it will to exhibit at the Commercial Vehicle Show for the first time in 2019 (30 April – 2 May, NEC Birmingham). The tyre manufacturer will use the event to showcase its range of van, 4x4 and high performance tyres suited to a wide range of fleet and vehicle applications. Its decision to exhibit reinforces Yokohama’s growing interest in the van tyre market. Its latest fleet fitments include specialist aviation logistics company, Comet Car Hire (CCH) and leading European logistics business, X One Wholesale.

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