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In Part 1 of our Bus Feature for Commercial Tyre Business, Bridgestone’s North Region PSV Operations Manager Justin Mason took some time to discuss the manufacturer’s view of the current state of affairs in the bus market. 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement to acquire Cooper for a sum in the region of USD 2.5 billion.

Part 2 of our interview with Steve Daly saw us turn our attention to CAM's strategy during lockdown with fitter-force and their prospects for 2021.

 

In an effort to ensure increased inclusivity on a global scale, the Recircle Awards have unveiled six new award categories. Four of them will be open to public vote. Additionally, two Lifetime Achievement awards have been confirmed. 

 

Shortly before Christmas, Steve Daly the Commercial Director at CAM sat down for a virtual get-together with Richard Wilson, the Editor of Commercial Tyre Business to discuss the state of play for the company.

Alliance’s launch of an upgraded version of its 372 VF (very high flexion) tyre was accompanied by the news of a successful independent research trial conducted by IRSTEA (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture) that looked at fuel efficiency traction, footprint and slip of Alliance’s IF (increased flexion) and VF tyres in comparison with the premium competition in the market.

For the fourth consecutive year, Michelin receives the Leaders in Service award given by the “Leaders in Service Competition” in Spain, in recognition of companies that stand out for the quality of their customer service. 

UK commercial vehicle production falls by -25.6% as 6,761 units leave factory gates in October. Production both for overseas and domestic markets in double digit decline as dual impact of Covid-19 and risk of ‘no deal’ Brexit bring down operator confidence. Shortfall of 11,256 commercial vehicles in first 10 months pulls year-to-date performance down -18.1%. 

UK Automotive warns of Brexit tariff damage as new figures reveal ‘no deal’ would cut vehicle production by two million over next five years. WTO tariffs would strike £55.4bn blow to UK sector by 2025 with annual production falling below one million units consistently. 

Supervisory Board appoints Nikolai Setzer, as Continental’s new Executive Board chairman effective December 1, 2020. Setzer succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart, who, as already announced, is stepping down from his position prematurely for health reasons. Setzer will continue in his position as spokesman of the Automotive Board. 

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