Bus & Coach Tyres

Supplying tyres for the GAZ Group’s PAZ division, Kama Tyres has continued to make the grade for GAZ, with a relationship spanning over twenty years, in news first reported from TireTechnologyInternational.

Sharing Michelin’s commitment to sustainable practice as well as being content with the level of service and the product quality, Go-Ahead has signed on to have its 6,000 strong bus fleet attended to through a Michelin EFFITIRES Services & Solutions contract.

Signing a five-year exclusive deal with Continental, Arriva, with over 2,400 buses, is a major player in the Italian bus industry.

With an integrated Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, WEBFLEET TPMS is the collaboration that offers 24/7 tyre insight for trucks and buses across Europe. The TPMS checks tyre pressure, temperature and offers alerts to drivers, to provide tyre solutions and telematics data through the Bridgestone Company.

The bus and coach sector tyre market is growing with Hankook’s latest launches. Hankook has released the SmartCity AU04+, their first tyre specifically designed for electric buses. They have also launched the SmartTouring and SmartTouring DL22 for long-distance coaches. 

Wrightbus has incorporated Wheely-Safe technology into the prototype of its ground-breaking StreetDeck Electroliner. 

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows the market still continuing to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The second quarter of 2021 has shown some clear improvement, with a 231.1% bounce in registrations. The market, however, is still declining in volume, leading to industry insiders calling for government planning,

Apollo’s first coach tyre has been designed for comfort, durability and all-weather grip. The tread pattern and compound has also been developed to minimise noise.

La Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (ANFAC), the automotive association for Spain has announced its latest figures for June 2021 with http://bit.ly/32Tlapv and buses showing 18.1% year-on-year growth, whilst the light commercial vehicle market decreased by 4.9% when compared against June 2020’s benchmark.

Continued confidence in the product and a shared focus on sustainable transport has seen Rotala sign a new five-year Effitires contract with the Michelin Services and Solutions team. 

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