Apollo Tyres eying 5 per cent share of Thai market

Apollo Tyres is keen to make inroads in to Thailand market and aims to corner 5 per cent share in the next two-three years. Apollo is confident of achieving top-10 position within short period of time.

The India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement has brought import duties down to 6 per cent for tyre imports from India for trucks, buses and passenger vehicles, and 3 per cent for farm tyres. That has helped […]

Indonesian tyre market to grow by 10 per cent annually between 2014-15

Indonesia has been witnessing significant increase in tyre market over the last few years. The country has been witnessing significant rise in domestic tyre sales as well as tyre exports developed markets like the United States, Europe, etc. According to ‘Indonesia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019’, the tyre market in Indonesia is forecast grow at a CAGR of around 10.10% in volume terms during 2014-19. Growing automobile sales in […]

China Top Brand Tire Exhibition to open on May 15th in Guangrao Shandong

The 6th China (Guangrao) International Rubber Tire & Auto Accessory Exhibition will be held on May 15th-17th, 2015 in Guangrao International Expo Center, Shandong Province, China. The expo centre is divided into 1 central and 6 independent halls with 42,000 ㎡ indoor and 20,000 ㎡ outdoor exhibition area, where 3,000 international standard booths can be set up. 660 exhibitors and 45,000 professional visitors are expected to attend from home and […]

Yokohama OE fitment for new Ariel Nomad

The Ariel Atom already has a reputation as a very unique hand built sports car with no doors or a roof in Europe and indeed around the world. Now the Atom has been joined by a new lightweight 235BHP Nomad version which has been specially manufactured for off-road and competition use which has recently been launched in Europe. The all-new Ariel Nomad has been fitted as OE with Yokohama’s Geolander […]

More AA rated tyres from Goodyear Dunlop

Goodyear Dunlop in Europe has introduced its very latest AA rated passenger tyre which incorporates eight sizes and inherits Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance Series which meets the current wet grip and rolling resistance labelling criteria. This brand now provides one of the largest range of tyre sizes sporting AA EU tyre label grades on the market and the new sizes complement an already extensive BA rated range from Goodyear which provides […]

Continental expands research and development footprint in India

Continental recently inaugurated a new 13 000 square metre facility to expand its R&D capabilities in Bangalore, India. With a total investment of 12.4 million Euro (approximately R160-million) and a current headcount of around 1 000 engineers, the new Technical Center India (TCI) facility at Gold Hill Supreme, Electronic City Phase II will meet the increasing demand for engineering and software development skills to support global R&D projects, as well […]

Very high flexion range from Mitas

Following on from the news that Mitas will be replacing the Continental brand with their own in 2015, the company has now revealed a key part of its new line-up with the introduction of its Very High Flexion (VF) tyres which are manufactured at their Otrokovice plant in the Czech Republic and in their American plant in Iowa. Now available from Mitas Premium are the VF 380/95R38 HC 2000 and […]

New range of On/Off Road Tyres from Bridgestone

Bridgestone Europe has announced the launch of a new dynamic range of On/Off tyres with increased load capabilities (EVO marked) for the more efficient use of heavy vehicles in the mining and construction markets. The all-new collection of four heavy tyres – the M840 EVO (All Position, On/Off Road), L355 EVO (Drive, On/Off Road), M748 EVO (Trailer, On/Off Road) and L317 EVO (All Position, Off Road) provides operators with the […]

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 […]