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Hankook Tire has received gold at the 2020 Galaxy Awards for its CSR Report 2019-20.

Pneuhage, the Karlsruhe, Germany based tyre dealer and retreader, has announced that it has manufactured its millionth retread since the company’s plant first opened in 1988.

Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the Crewe, UK and Madrid, Spain-based media services agency, has announced that the Marangoni Group has been named as the Official Trophy Sponsor for the inaugural Recircle Awards 2021.

UK new van market grows by 26.4%, following a weaker than usual month last year due to emissions regulation changes. Registrations of most segments show double-digit growth against last year’s low volumes. Market still below ‘normal’ levels, down -6.6% on previous five-year September average. Performance year-to-date remains down -27.4%, a shortfall of almost 80,000 units. 

Hankook Tyre UK is once again announced as the winner of TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award. The award recognises Hankook’s significant contribution to raising driver awareness of tyre safety-related issues. The tyre maker is commended for delivering engaging campaigns to UK drivers, informing and educating them on the importance of tyre safety and maintenance. 

UK’s overall CV output grows by 3.3% in September, as van production gets fleet order boost. Bus and coach manufacturing remains in critical condition, with output plunging -43.2%, to just 63 units.Year-to-date CV output down -16.8% after months of restricted production and falling business confidence. Industry calls for tariff-free deal with key trading partner as negotiating time is running out. 

Hankook Tyre UK is sponsor of the Customer Service category at the 2020 Commercial Motor Awards, and the Technical Excellence category at the 2020 Motor Transport Awards. Both ceremonies, which celebrate and recognise industry successes, were held virtually for the first time this year. 

While we hope that the pandemic situation will improve, we also underline the urgent need to find the most suitable measures to support the tyre industry in order to preserve jobs in the sector” said Mrs Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA. 

The digital event, scheduled for 10 December 2020, will take place in a virtual environment where companies of the automotive aftermarket, international operators and experts will meet to exchange ideas, projects and visions on the future of the sector  

In August, Commercial Tyre Business spoke to Galaxy’s Business Development Manager for Western Europe, Pravin Job and Julia Verbunt, PR and Communications Manager Europe for Alliance Tire Group (ATG) as they explained how Galaxy’s strategy of offering “The Lowest Total Cost of Ownership” solution has allowed them to grow and focus on their core strengths and competences during this time.

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