Cooper becomes exclusive tyre supplier to all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship

Cooper Tire Europe has agreed a multi-year deal to become sole tyre supplier to the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, beginning this season, as the manufacturer further underlines its position as a leader in the production and supply of rallycross tyres. The agreement will see Cooper take on exclusive tyre supply to the championship for the next three years, as the series takes on a truly […]

Michelin’s Latitiude Sport 3 going down a storm

Having introduced its new Latitude Sport 3 tyre range for SUV Crossover models at the beginning of 2014, Michelin has reported that this new pattern has already been extremely well received in this niche aftermarket sector. The Latitude Sport 3 has also been approved for original equipment fitment on a number of vehicles including the new Porsche Macan, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. For more information on importing the Michelin […]

Continental Expects Minor Tire Market Growth

This year, Continental expects to sell a total of 11 million more tyres in the European and the NAFTA replacement markets than in 2013. Speaking at the company’s press day in Hannover, Germany, Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart stated that the tyremaker anticipates an increase of 2% in these two regions, markets he said were “very important to our tyre replacement business.” He added that together with further growth effects in […]

Yokohama & Kumho to form tech exchange alliance

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. and South Korea’s Kumho Tire Co., Inc., a member of the Kumho Asiana Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to start discussions around technology exchanges and a capital alliance premised on cross-shareholdings. Through technology exchanges, the two companies aim to increase their competitiveness and enhance their future growth potential in the global tyre market by sharing R&D resources and making more effective use of […]