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Baseball sponsorship: Westlake pairs up with San Diego Padres

Baseball sponsorship: Westlake pairs up with San Diego Padres

Monday 9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Westlake tyre has struck a sponsorship deal with Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres for the 2018 and 2019 seasons together with its US distributor, Tireco Inc. The sponsorship includes a signage package, on-site activation and hospitality opportunities for dealers and VIPs, aiming to improve the brand image and brand influence in the local market.

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ZC Rubber hosts dealer meeting in Thailand

ZC Rubber hosts dealer meeting in Thailand

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber hosted a meeting for dealers and partners in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 Januaruy. The distributor conference was headlined, “More Progress More Achievement”, focusing on improving market share in local tyre markets. Ge Guorong, vice president of ZC Rubber, shared the great achievement in the 2017 that the company’s sales revenue was up for 2017, by about 22 per cent.

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Westlake Tyres reports substantial tyre agreement with TIP Trailer Services in Scandinavia

Westlake Tyres reports substantial tyre agreement with TIP Trailer Services in Scandinavia

Wednesday 31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

Westlake Tyres and TIP Trailer Services Nordic have reached an agreement covering “the purchase and use of a significant amount of Westlake Tyres.” Westlake Tyre Europe shares that in the first year of this agreement between the transport equipment leasing company and DSV Road NV, exclusive distributor of the Westlake brand in Scandinavia, an “extensive amount” of tyres will be supplied for use at TIP Trailer Services workshops in sites in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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Zenises and Westlake host partners in India

Zenises and Westlake host partners in India

Thursday 18th May 2017 | 0 Comments

From the exclusive location of the world famous Taj Palace Hotel, tucked away in the diplomatic enclave of the bustling metropolis of Delhi, over 50 European Westlake partners recently had a unique experience of India.

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Vacu-Lug to present new generation of truck tyres at Commercial Vehicle Show

Vacu-Lug to present new generation of truck tyres at Commercial Vehicle Show

Tuesday 28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Commercial tyre retreading and management specialist, Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres will launch the first of a new generation of tyres at the CV Show (Birmingham NEC, 25-27 April). Featuring an enhanced sidewall protection system, the new 245/70R17.5 WZY2 has been manufactured to provide operators with extra protection against kerb wear.

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Westlake to partner Irish Drift Championship 2017

Westlake to partner Irish Drift Championship 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Westlake tyres has partnered with The Irish Drift Championship (IDC) 2017 and says it will “cooperate with drifters to bring amazing shows for all the visitors”. "Westlake Tyres are pleased to partner the Irish Drift Championship for the 2017 season. The IDC has some of the best drivers from around the globe and they compete at the highest level. Westlake Europe plays a big role in marketing the brand for all our tyre products and aligning Westlake tyre with top championships gives us the perfect opportunity to show-case our motorsport range,” said Chris Carpenter, a partner of Westlake Tyres in Europe.

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Westlake supplies 3000 DSV trailers with tyres in OE expansion bid

Westlake supplies 3000 DSV trailers with tyres in OE expansion bid

Thursday 16th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Westlake tyres is supplying global transport and logistics firm DSV with tyres for 3000 commercial vehicle trailers as the sole original equipment fitment. According to Westlake representatives, the latest news comes as part of a strategy for Westlake to expand in the OE market for the fleets in Europe during the coming year.

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Zenises, Z Tyre and Westlake star in Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ finale

Zenises, Z Tyre and Westlake star in Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ finale

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Zenises’ diamond and gold embellished world’s most expensive tyre has been featured on Jeremy Clarkson’s Amazon Prime vehicle, The Grand Tour. Launching the final show in the series from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Clarkson introduced the Guinness World Record-holding Z Tyre to the studio audience. The show concluded with co-host Richard Hammond drifting alongside the lead driver of Acorn Zenises Motorsport, Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni.

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Autosport 2017: Where the motorsport industry and tyre trade meet

Autosport 2017: Where the motorsport industry and tyre trade meet

Monday 30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyre firms present included Pirelli, Yokohama, Toyo, Landsail, MRF and Davanti In addition, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) welcomed Mark Garnier MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department of International Trade (DIT), to the annual global motorsport showcase at the show. Garnier, who is also MP for Wyre Forest, leads on high value export […]

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Westlake Motorsport Europe

Westlake Motorsport Europe

Tuesday 24th January 2017 | 0 Comments

During the course of January’s Autosport Show in Birmingham, Tyres & Accessories met up with the directors of relative newcomer Westlake Motorsport Europe. While Westlake branded car and truck tyres are distributed by Zenises across many European markets, the Chinese manufacturer behind the brand (Hangzhou Zhongce a.k.a ZC Rubber) has chosen to distribute its motorsport tyres separately to that.

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DSV now exclusive Westlake distributor in Scandinavia

DSV now exclusive Westlake distributor in Scandinavia

Monday 12th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Under an agreement entered into with ZC Rubber Group Co. Ltd. and the Pneuhage Company Group, Danish transport and logistics company DSV A/S has gained exclusive distributor rights for the Westlake tyre brand in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. DSV will cooperate closely with official ZC Rubber European distributor Pneuhage to offer Westlake tyres to contracted hauliers and the wider commercial vehicle market in the four countries.

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Westlake start business in Malaysia

Thursday 24th November 2016 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber made its debut in Malaysia through its Westlake Marketing Malaysia subsidiary on 14 November. Hangzhou ZhongCe Rubber, to give the company is more formal name, said it is offering consumers premium quality tyres at an affordable price.

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Westlake sponsored boxer Roman Gonzalez wins WBC title

Friday 16th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Westlake supported boxer Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has won a championship in his fourth weight class, defeating Carlos Cuadras from Mexico in the World Boxing Council (WBC) super-flyweight title fight. It is the second cooperation between the largest tyre manufacturer in mainland China and Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez.

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ZC Rubber opens first Westlake store in Brunei

ZC Rubber opens first Westlake store in Brunei

Friday 5th August 2016 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has opened its first Westlake store in Brunei. It is also the first one in Southeast Asia and comes as part of an expansion strategy targeting Southeast Asia.

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Vacu-Lug manufacturing investment, contracts a way forward in contracted UK market

Vacu-Lug manufacturing investment, contracts a way forward in contracted UK market

Monday 27th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug’s stand at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham provided a summary of the tripartite business of one of the UK’s largest retreaders. Featuring its Vacu-Lug Management System (VMS) for online fleet application; its UK exclusive distribution of ZC Rubber’s (or Hangzhou Zhongce’s) Westlake truck tyre product range. in partnership with global Westlake partner Zenises; and Vacu-Lug’s own retread range – including the latest “premium” Logistik drive LD01 and the Logistik trailer LT01 retreads, and Duramold tyres designed for a cross-section of heavy and light truck operations – the company showed its relatively recent evolution into more rounded service provision. In terms of its retreading activities, estimated by the company to account for just under a fifth of the UK market, the last year saw upgrades to the Lincolnshire business’ manufacturing, with a second 12-segment, high pressure (300psi) press installed, with which its Logistik brand products are produced, alongside further phases of its new conveyor system and other general upgrades designed to improve product flow, utilisation, productivity, efficiency, and housekeeping. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Vacu-Lug fleet sales director, Dave Alsop during the show, who explained how the company has reacted to the contraction of UK retreading and various other challenges in the market.

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