As in previous years, Auto Bild’s 2020 summer tyre test has begun with a preliminary round in which the distance taken to stop in wet and dry conditions determines which tyres progress to the second, more extensive round of testing, and which don’t. The results of this first round are now available, and there’s one or two surprises to be seen.
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.
Zeetex has launched its next generation winter tyre range, introducing it first all season tyre for the European market. The brand introduced the tyre patterns: WP1000, WH1000, WH1000 SUV, WQ1000 and WV1000, covering a full winter range of PCR, UHP, SUV, 4×4, and van tyres, as well as the all season car tyre, the ZT4000 4S. The launch event was held on board a luxury cruise from Hamburg to Oslo.
Dubai based tyre brand, Zeetex has launched an online tyre safety campaign. Targeting both B2B and B2C segments, the new campaign addresses key concepts and tips, such as tyre inflation, with both textual and graphical content. Customers and end-users can follow the campaign on social media via the hashtags, #ZEETEX, #FuelForTires, and #SpendAnExtraMinute.
Zafco presented its own brand Zeetex, as well as the Otani, Double Coin, and Accelera and Forceum brands at Automechanika Dubai, showcasing a wide range of products for the Middle East and African markets. The show presented an opportunity to launch the latest Zeetex product line, a new Value for Money (VFM) range of four patterns for the PCR, UHP, 4×4, and Light Truck segments. Zafco states the VFM range is intended for “customers who look for value in terms of quality, price, and durability.”
Dubai based distributor Zafco will thrust its house Zeetex brand into the limelight at Reifen 2016, displaying its latest car tyre ranges from Hall 3, 3B28. “We believe that [Reifen presents] a great opportunity for our existing and potential customers to select from our extensive product offerings,” the company stated.
Zafco has unveiled two new tyres at Las Vegas’ SEMA show. The all-season Zeetex ZT3000, an eco-friendly alternative in the PCR category that offers exceptional wet grip and balanced driving behavior, and the slick Accelera Delta Sport, the brand’s first racing tyre engineered with the “R-Compound” are the new models on stand, which also featured Zeetex’s Café Zee concept.
In its annual winter tyre performance survey, German motoring publication AutoBild narrows a wide field of 49 winter tyres and two all-season tyres with wet and snow braking measurements before conducting a full test of a range of characteristics. 19 tyres made it through to the 2015/16 season test, conducted using the tyre size 185/60 R15.
The Zeetex brand has celebrated what it sees as a significant step forward in the recent Auto Bild magazine summer tyre test. The independent test rated 53 tyres based on their dry and wet braking distances, with the top 18 put forward to a “final”, at which point the magazine tested a range of characteristics: noise, mileage, fuel economy, handling, and braking efficiency on dry and wet surfaces. The Zeetex ZT 1000 was the cheapest tyre to make the final.
Several new product lines graced the Zafco stand at this year’s Reifen show. The latest range to emerge from the company’s joint venture with Thailand’s Otani Tire is the Otani Expero TBR line, a 14-size range that aims to cater to the needs of the European market and places a focus on durability and reduced rolling resistance.
Following on from their European launch in February, the new series of Zeetex brand passenger car, 4×4 and light commercial tyres have been presented to 40 Africa, Middle East and ASEAN dealers. The six new models offer better road-handling and traction while delivering longer mileages, according to Zeetex distributor ZafcoTrading, and were unveiled on 20 […]
Zeetex has expanded its European market portfolio with the addition of six lines. The new products – the SU1000, HP1000, AT1000 and HT1000 ranges for SUV/4×4 vehicles and the CT1000 for light commercial vehicles – are said to provide offering enhanced dry grip and steering response, good traction, exceptional ride comfort and good handling, exceptional mileage and reduced aquaplaning. Zeetex brand distributor Zafco Trading says the new offerings “are geared to change the European tyre scene.” The tyres were launched at a dealer meeting in Austria this month.
The Zeetex tyre brand launched a new website on Thursday 12 September 2013. According to the company, the site has been “aesthetically upgraded, is user friendly and boasts of enhanced functionality and dynamic tools”. The goal appears to have been to create a “visually appealing, polished and professional website – which also offers region-specific capabilities.”
Daisy Tires, Zeetex’s Italian distributor cut the ribbon at the launch of the brand’s latest tyre during Autopromotec in May. The new ICE 1000 studless winter passenger car tyre will be available in sizes ranging from 14 to 17 inches and is said to be part of a new generation of products which are set to replace the S-100 line over the next few years. The ICE 2000C is a winter commercial tyre with zigzag sipes. According to the company, the tyre offers “remarkable handling and enhanced stability on slush and snow surfaces”. This tyre is available in 15 and 16 inches with high end load ranges.