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In our latest retreading feature, Commercial Tyre Business spoke to Tony Stapleton, Head of Fleet Sales at the Continental Tyre Group about how the mindsets of fleet managers are starting to change in the industry, the synergies between Continental and Bandvulc and what customers need to do to ensure they maximise the potential to retread their casings.

Bridgestone has played a major role in the UK retreading sector for many years. Apart from the Bandag network of pre-cured retreaders located across the country, there is also Bridgestone’s wholly owned retread plant, Bulldog Remoulds, based in Bourne in Lincolnshire.

In our latest instalment of our retreading special for Commercial Tyre Business, Michelin’s UK & ROI Retread Manager, Azeem Khan spoke to us about how fleets in the UK are putting a bigger and bigger emphasis on retreads, how the market is competing against the continued threat of Asian imports and the place for independent retreaders in the UK market.

 

Industry professionals in the commercial tyre sector may well have been familiar with the activities happening at TyreOps, the specialist software provider for tyre companies, but the company was thrust firmly into the spotlight recently following the announcement of a direct connection to tyre manufacturers’s systems - a mould-breaking advance that has allowed fleet, job and inspection data to be synchronised when carrying out work for fleets.

 

Part 2 of the Commercial Tyre Business retreading feature takes a look at the growing influence of Bridgestone’s retreading solutions and the key role it is playing in Bridgestone becoming a ‘mobility solutions provider’.

 

The latest feature for Commercial Tyre Business takes us into the world of retreading and is one which the first protagonist has a lengthy history with. Besides delivering premium ranges of passenger, truck and agricultural tyres, Nokian Tyres has a long and rich history in creating tyre retreading accessories and materials

Goodyear has rolled out a new fuel efficient and versatile product line called FUELMAX ENDURANCE during a virtual press conference in which the results of the company’s Sustainable Reality Survey were brought into focus as well. Goodyear’s FUELMAX ENDURANCE portfolio is a range of steer and drive axle tyres designed to provide an innovative solution for transportation and logistics companies operating both on motorways and A- and B-roads.

During a virtual press conference on September 23rd, 2021 and as part of their launch for the FUELMAX ENDURANCE, Goodyear revealed some of the key results from their Sustainable Reality Survey which was conducted with almost 1,000 fleets across over 30 European countries. As part of Goodyear’s efforts in carrying out the survey, the manufacturer planted one tree for every participant through non-profit organisation, Tree-Nation.

 

Valebridge Media Services, the organisers of the second annual Recircle Awards, are pleased to announce the addition of three new partner/collaborators.

The Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (Spanish Association for truck and car Manufacturers), ANFAC has published its latest registration data for the market for August 2021 as year-on-year statistics registered declines across the industrial vehicle, light commercial vehicle and bus sectors. Notwithstanding these declines, industrial vehicles and light commercial vehicles remain significantly ahead of the 2020 year-to-date performance.

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