Further Romanian acquisition by Michelin is approved

It has been announced in Romania that the country’s Competition Council has approved the proposed takeover of Reifen Ihle’s Romanian operation – Ihle Anvelope by Michelin. A media report in Romania confirmed details of the proposed acquisition by Michelin who already own three tyre manufacturing plants in the country along with the Romanian tyre distribution business, Euromaster Tyre and Services. Source: http://www.satreads.com/international-news/

Trelleborg launches its versatile Tyre Selector

Having recently introduced its Dealer Locator for Smartphones, Swedish based heavy tyre manufacturer Trelleborg has now announced the arrival of its Tyre Selector, an online tool that is designed to help farming professionals select the right tyre for individual applications in the agricultural, forestry and agro-industrial market sectors. The Tyre Selector is now available on the Trelleborg Wheel Systems website and offers details of the company’s product portfolio to assist […]

Mitas to start Dandelion tyre trials

With Apollo Vredestein and Bridgestone both expressing a recent interest in using dandelion derived rubber as opposed to conventional rubber in future tyre production following Continental’s initial development, Czech Republic based Mitas now also indicated its intention to evaluate the suitability of dandelion rubber in the manufacturing of its agricultural tyre range. Mitas intends to use rubber extracted from Kazakh Dandelion to produce its first prototype tyre during the course […]

Two more Mercedes fitments from Bridgestone

Bridgestone Europe has released details of a further advancement in the company’s long-standing and successful partnership with Mercedes Benz with the introduction of two new Original Equipment fitments for the Mercedes GLA and C-Class models. The all-new Bridgestone Dueler H/P will be fitted to Mercedes latest compact SUV Model – the GLA in three size options of 215/60 R17 96V for standard summer, the 235/50 R18 97H for extended all-season […]