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Vredestein boosts UK agricultural tyre stock holding

Vredestein boosts UK agricultural tyre stock holding

1st April 2020 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein says it has increased its stock holding of Vredestein agricultural tyres in the UK in order to meet strong demand. The company’s sales functions remain in operation and its distribution channel, ATL, continues to deliver the agricultural tyres which are considered an essential element for the country’s food chain supply.

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Apollo Vredestein ‘scaling back’ European production

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein is scaling back production at its European plants in Hungary and the Netherlands in addition to “taking measures to protect our workforce in line with government health advisory and measures” against coronavirus/Covid-19.

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Headcount reduction at Apollo Vredestein’s Enschede plant closer to 900

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

According to the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV), Apollo Vredestein will stop employing temp workers hired through agencies at its Enschede plant from April 2020. This means that almost 150 temporary jobs will disappear in addition to the approximately 750 permanent jobs that the tyre maker plans to shed.

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Auto Zeitung tyre test: Win for Continental, price-performance recommendation for Maxxis

Auto Zeitung tyre test: Win for Continental, price-performance recommendation for Maxxis

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Auto Zeitung’s 2020 summer tyre test is one of the largest it has ever published. The German motoring magazine has looked at 20 brands of size 225/50 R17 94/98 W/Y tyres in an evaluation that covers premium to budget. The cheapest of the tyres on test can be had for around 230 euros (£200) a set; the most expensive cost more than twice as much. As you’d expect, the winners’ podium was dominated by premium products priced well above the average. The fourth-placed tyre is a different story.

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750 jobs to go at Apollo Vredestein’s Netherlands plant

750 jobs to go at Apollo Vredestein’s Netherlands plant

5th March 2020 | 0 Comments

A meeting between the management of Apollo Vredestein BV (AVBV) and employees took place today to discuss the future of the company’s tyre factory in Enschede, the Netherlands. The workforce was told that Apollo Tyres intends to “specialise” production at the site in order to ensure profitability. Measures related to this realignment include reducing AVBV’s personnel by approximately 750 full-time employees over a period of 24 months.

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Vredestein: all-season SUV tyre trend favours our specialist range

Vredestein: all-season SUV tyre trend favours our specialist range

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In January GfK’s “panelmarket” identified SUV tyres and all-season tyres as top two growing sub-segments in 2019. Indeed, since all-season tyre sales have shot up 19 per cent in terms of value and 13 per cent up in volume, the UK market is now selling four times as many all-season tyres as winter tyres sold at their peak. Within this, high performance tyres and bigger size tyres, specifically 17-inch and over, are growing fastest (see separate article for further details).

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Vredestein tyres OE on VW Golf 8

Vredestein tyres OE on VW Golf 8

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Three Vredestein models have gained approval as original equipment tyres for the latest generation of Volkswagen’s perennially popular Golf. The Golf 8 will be available with the Vredestein Sportrac 5 in size 195/65R15. Buyers opting for winter tyres can receive their Golf equipped with the Vredestein Wintrac Pro in the same dimension or the Snowtrac 5 in size 205/55R16.

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Traxx presents Vredestein to dealers at independents’ conference

Traxx presents Vredestein to dealers at independents’ conference

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein recently announced that it is working with Traxx Tyres to distribute the Vredestein brand in the UK, and Vredestein has supported its new partnership with its participation in this year's Independent Tyre Dealer Conference, which was hosted by Traxx Tyres late last month.

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Vredestein exhibiting at LAMMA 2020

Vredestein exhibiting at LAMMA 2020

5th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has chosen the largest British farm machinery, equipment and service show, LAMMA 2020 (NEC Birmingham, 7/8 January) to introduce the newest addition to its agricultural range, the Traxion 65 tyre, to the UK market. Vredestein will also show the Traxion XXL tested by independent German test institute DGL (and the test results) together with LAMMA 2019 Innovation Awards ‘Driven Innovation’ winner, the Traxion Optimall.

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Traxx Tyres adds Vredestein tyres to distribution range

Traxx Tyres adds Vredestein tyres to distribution range

12th November 2019 | 0 Comments

UK tyre wholesaler Traxx Tyres has announced a new partnership with Apollo Vredestein. Traxx will initially stock and distribute Vredestein brand tyres, with the possibility of adding the Apollo tyre range in the future.

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Vredestein on two wheels – EICMA launch for new motorcycle range

Vredestein on two wheels – EICMA launch for new motorcycle range

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The long-awaited Vredestein motorcycle tyres for European riders are now here. Visitors to the EICMA show in Italy this week are amongst the first to see the new range, which includes the Centauro ST and Centauro Road. A Vredestein tyre for the scooter segment, the Staccata, is now also available throughout Europe. Details regarding UK distribution for the Vredestein motorcycle tyre range will be announced shortly.

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Vredestein adds larger sizes to Flotation Trac range

Vredestein adds larger sizes to Flotation Trac range

30th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Two further sizes have joined the Vredestein Flotation Trac line-up and will be officially introduced at the Agritechnica show in November. Both sit at the upper end of the Flotation Trac size range; 900/65R32 and 900/65R38 – Vredestein says the latter is, with a diameter of 2.15 metres, the world’s tallest radial flotation tyre. The arrival of these new additions brings the Flotation Trac range up to a total of 33 dimensions.

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Be quiet: Vredestein Traxion 65 promises lower in-cabin noise

Be quiet: Vredestein Traxion 65 promises lower in-cabin noise

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

A successor to the Vredestein Traxion+ will be introduced at the Agritechnica show. The new tyre is called the Traxion 65, and Vredestein says it incorporates new technologies derived from the development of the tyre maker’s flagship VF product, the Traxion Optimall.

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Vredestein wins Gold at AutoVision 2019

Vredestein wins Gold at AutoVision 2019

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s AutoVision 2019 gold for Vredestein. The tyre maker’s ‘Live the Land’ campaign won a Gold trophy at the international festival for corporate automotive segment films and media earlier this month.

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Vredestein tyres fitted on Eagle E-types models

Vredestein tyres fitted on Eagle E-types models

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s UK operation has announced its partnership with British Jaguar E-Type specialist Eagle E-Types. The company’s range of handcrafted models, famous worldwide, run on Vredestein high performance tyres, which the tyre brand says reflects its classic car heritage and “sensitivity for that market’s unique demands…coupled with its focus on contemporary performance.”

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