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Nokian Tyres made their return to presential events with their attendance at FinnMETKO 2022 on September 1st.

Czech technology company Coda Development has won a legal case in Akron, Ohio against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, winning USD 64 million in damages after a court found that Goodyear has stolen technology developed by Coda relating to self-inflating tyres.

Maxion Wheels has announced the launch of Europe’s lightest mass-produced steel truck wheel at IAA Transportation 2022. With weight savings of 3 kg across the wheel line-up, compared with current state-of-the-art steel truck wheels, Maxion’s lightweight wheels can add a payload increase of 40 kg or more. The new generation of wheels begins with the first wheel, in size 22.5 x 11.75.

On September 21, Continental organised a major event at the Jarama Race Circuit in Spain called “Continental Universe”, where participants were able to learn about and experience Continental’s entire range of tyres, from passenger cars to special vehicles through trucks and motorcycles an an immersive, dynamic and exclusive experience.

At this year’s IAA Transportation 2022 show, Prometeon Tyre Group unveiled a new innovative 325/90 R24.5 tyre size under its PIRELLI-branded Serie 02 range. Developed in collaboration with wheel manufacturer Accuride Wheels, Prometeon is the first tyre manufacturer to propose this new size of tyre.

Available now in 215/75R17.5, the all-new Giti GSR236 Combi Road is the first steer tyre to bring the manufacturer’s latest regional and long-haul technology to small and medium commercial vehicles.

The Munich-based commercial vehicle manufacturer, MAN and the French tyre manufacturer, Michelin jointly announced the official start of a new cooperation at the IAA Transportation in Hanover: from January 2023. The announcement sees Michelin becoming the global partner of MAN ProfiDrive, the driver training programme from MAN Truck & Bus, for three years.

MAXAM Tire has unveiled an additional high-performance material handling tyre by adding the MS700 resilient solid to its existing industrial tyre series.

 

According to Sofia Linder of Mobility Sweden, the Scandinavian country has seen across-the-board increases in commercial vehicle sales in August.

Last November UK retreader Vaculug became the first independent retreader in the world to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

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