First Giti Primewell SUV tyre for Europe

Giti Tire has launched its first 4×4 tyre in its thriving Primewell brand endorsing the continued popularity of the SUV segment throughout Europe. The Primewell Valera SUV is being promoted as a ‘quality affordable tyre’ for the European replacement market and is initially available in eleven sizes from 17 up to 20 inches ranging from 215/60R17 through to 275/40R20 in speed ratings V, W and Y. The new range joins […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tire Technology Expo Largest Trade Show Ever!

SA Treads European correspondent John Stone reports live from the Tire Technology Expo event 2014 which has already broken records for this annual exhibition in Cologne/Bonn, Germany. The show has proved to be the largest ever staged with 210 exhibitors showcasing their latest product innovations and the most preregistered visitors being recorded on the opening day. At a Gala Dinner the award winners will be announced for each technological category including the Tyre […]

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) announces the appointment of Sivuyile Boqwana on the Company’s executive committee.

The attorney joined CTSA a year ago as legal compliance manager and sits on the CTSA board as company secretary. Dieter Horni, CTSA Managing Director says the continuous changes to legislation made it imperative that the executive committee includes a member that has capacity to ensure compliance in all aspects of the organisation. “We are faced with a number of legislative issues that need consideration and decision-making at an executive […]

Continental Europe record sales growth in 2013

Earlier this week Hanover based Continental Europe released its provisional key figures for the 2013 fiscal year which revealed an EBIT margin of 11.2 per cent. This figure significantly beats the anticipated target of 10.5 per cent which was set last November. Year on year sales slightly increased from Euros 32.7 billion to 33.3 billion and Dr Elmar Degenhart, Continental’s CEO states that the increased performance illustrates that the company’s […]

New Bridgestone tyre slashes fleet administration

New Bridgestone tyre slashes fleet administration Bridgestone has unveiled an advanced new truck and bus tyre which is said to eliminates a major fleet tyre management headache – rotating tyres among drive wheel positions on a vehicle. “Tyre rotation is a common fleet management practice to increase average tyre lifespan, but it comes with drawbacks,” explains Shaun Wustmann, Managing Director of Bridgestone tyre distributors, Max-T Solutions. “One of those drawbacks […]

Continental Tyre’s South Africa scoops Diamond Award for manufacturing

Continental Tyre’s South Africa scoops Diamond Award for manufacturing Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) won the PMR Africa Diamond Award in the manufacturing category at the PMR Africa Eastern Cape Province Leaders and Achievers Awards Breakfast last week. A number of Eastern Cape companies received awards in various categories. Companies are measured on their contribution to the economic growth and development of the province, level of management expertise, implementation of […]