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Tyre Trade News

5th August 2021




5th August 2021

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Kumho Tyre Extends its Partnership with Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Kumho Tyre’s 2019 sponsorship contract with Europa League contestant Bayer 04 Leverkusen has been extended, meaning it continues to be the exclusive tyre partner of the club as well as its sleeve partner in the German Football Association cup competition, the DFB-Pokal. As an official premium partner, Kumho will receive advertising space inside the Club’s home ground, BayArena, which includes …

Fisker and Bridgestone Unite Sustainability Ambitions

United in their vision for a more sustainable future of mobility, Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) ("Fisker"), passionate creator of the world's most sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions, and Bridgestone, a global leader in tyres and rubber providing solutions for safe and sustainable mobility, are today announcing a new partnership. Fisker has selected Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre partner for …

Football Fans Urged to Check Tyres as New Season Kicks Off

Only one in six drivers remembered to check their tyres before setting off on a long journey, according to research commissioned by Highways England. Yet one in five motorway breakdowns are caused by worn or incorrectly inflated tyres and nearly a third of drivers confessed that they’re not confident checking tyre pressure. Dave Harford, Traffic Officer for Highways England, who …

Hankook Tire Announces 2021 Q2 Financial Results

Premium tyre maker Hankook announced the company’s 2021 Q2 financial results with consolidated global sales of KRW 1.806 trillion (EUR 1,336 million) and an operating profit reaching KRW 187 billion (EUR 138 million). Hankook Tire delivered a strong quarter with sales and operating profit rising 32.4% and 167.1% YoY and 11.7% and 0.6% QoQ respectively. In particular, sales of both …

FC Ingolstadt's “Schanzer”, Welcome Global Tyre Partner Sailun Tyre

Sailun Tyre, based in Qingdao, China, will be making sure FC Ingolstadt keep their balance and grip both on and off the pitch: the Schanzer are the first German professional club the tyre specialists have sponsored. The German second-division club can also build on Sailun's long-term support, with the collaboration set to run for at least three years. Felix Furtmeier, …

Workshops Must Plan for the Activity Peak in the Second Half of 2021 to Capitalise on Every Opportunity

Last week GiPA UK published the Q2 results of their quarterly Aftermarket Pulse report. The market recovery situation by the end of June 2021 was 2.9% higher than GiPA’s expectations. While in comparison to the same period in 2020, a double-digit recovery in the market is observed – particularly in the second quarter of the year – the market is …

Apollo Tyres Enters Coach Tyre Market with New Premium-Performance EnduComfort CA

Apollo Tyres is launching its first coach tyre, the all-new EnduComfort CA, which delivers premium levels of mileage, durability and all-weather grip, as well as superior standards of comfort for passengers and drivers. The EnduComfort CA has been designed and developed in Europe by Apollo Tyres’ in-house R&D operation and is being produced at its manufacturing plant in Hungary. In …

RallyX Nordic Title Decider Draws Bumper Entry List

The 2021 RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires Championship will reach its dramatic conclusion with a spectacular weekend of racing at Arvika, Sweden (August 13-15). Fans will be welcomed back trackside for the first time this season with Round 7 set to produce some truly exhilarating action at the popular Värmland circuit. A hugely impressive entry list has been lodged …

New Ben’s Big Breakfast Fundraiser to Launch in October

Automotive industry charity, Ben, announces the launch of its first ever Big Breakfast fundraiser in October. The event runs for a week, starting on 4th October and ending on World Mental Health Day, 10th October. Ben is encouraging automotive people to set themselves up with the most important meal of the day and get together with others over a cuppa …

Continental Enables Use of Recycled PET Bottles in Tyre Production as of 2022

Continental enables the use of reprocessed polyester obtained from recycled plastic bottles, in its tyre production as of 2022. The new sustainable polyester yarn will be obtained from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles through a mechanical process and will be used in the construction of the tyre carcass. This can completely replace conventional polyester. Together with its co-operation partner and supplier …

Kerr's Tyres Group Acquisition of Auto-Bann

Kerr’s Tyres Group, has completed the purchase of one of Portadown’s most respected independent garages, Auto - Bann The acquisition of Auto Bann, which conveniently located beside the train station. Auto bann will become the 13th Kerr’s Tyres & auto location in Northern Ireland and the first in Portadown. In addition to the business,  Kerr’s Tyres & Auto has also …

Prometeon Expands Storage Capacity in Dieburg for the Delivery of Agricultural Tyres in Europe

Prometeon Tyre Group, the only tyre company solely focused on the Industrial sector, for the transport of goods and people and the Agri and OTR segments, continues to invest in optimising the logistics processes has announced the extension of the storage capacity in its central warehouse for agriculture tyres. PROMETEON has moved its agricultural warehouse in Europe, in Dieburg, Germany, …

Red Flag Denies Zelos Second Victory of Season at Oulton Park

Dan Zelos was the fastest driver in the field in the Mini Challenge at Oulton Park as he strengthened his push for the drivers championship title. Despite his second race ending early due to a red flag, the talented Davanti Tyres-backed racer from Dereham maintained the momentum gained in his Brands Hatch win last month as he aims for the …

New BMW M4 – Factory-fitted with Tyres from Continental

BMW is relying on SportContact 6 tyres from Continental as original equipment for the new M4. The SportContact 6 has been developed in particular for sporty vehicles and is especially designed for handling, precision and driving stability at high speeds. In addition, on the EU tyre label it has been rated best in the wet grip category, meaning that it …

Wheely-Safe Secures Major New Deal with Translink

Translink has signed a contract to protect its entire 1,400-strong bus and coach fleet with the latest generation Wheely-Safe technology. The deal was secured following a successful trial that highlighted the unique safety benefits of the system. Northern Ireland’s biggest public transport provider will now roll out the full suite of Wheely-Safe’s intelligent tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), wheel loss …

Nankang Launches Winter Activa SV-4 Winter Tyre

Nankang has launched the all new winter tyre Winter Activa SV-4, which is exclusively developed for European cold season. The new tyre will be available to the European market for debut from the third quarter. Compared to the predecessor, SV-4 offers the more rounded performance in every category of features to deal with the current European winter weathers. By working …

Hamaton Opens New Distribution Centre in Germany

Hamaton Ltd - the European headquarters of leading TPMS product manufacturer Hamaton Automotive Technology Co., Ltd - is proud to announce the establishment of a new distribution centre in Willich, Germany. Complementing offices in Poland, Hamaton GmbH will provide sales and technical support, not to mention vital distribution resources at the heart of Western Europe and within Europe's largest automotive …

Vaculug Announces New Dealer Network Strategy

Vaculug announces their new dealer sales initiative due to commence on August 1st. Following a year of investment and growth, Vaculug will specifically focus on developing new and innovative products and dealer initiatives that provide an advantage to the network in the sales process of Vaculug range of products. Vaculug recognise the importance of dealers in their network and have …





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