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This news section will allow you to find out about takeovers, mergers and other market news within the commercial tyre and fleet management industry.

It’s a number of years since we took the opportunity to talk to Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres about their role in the global truck tyre market.

Much like many other businesses, the social and economic restrictions caused by Coronavirus has had an impact on Falken. Distributor events, The Tire Cologne trade fair planned for June and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the main competition of the season, as well as other key events that have been postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic.

Michelin is now making its TruckFly app available for transport professionals. The application is a free collaborative effort designed to help the day to day work of truck drivers with detailed and up to date information about rest points and service areas.

 

ZC Rubber will launch WESTLAKE generation II premium all-steel truck and light truck tyres WSA2LT, WAS2, WDA2LT, WDA2, WSM2 and WDM2, for the European market on July 1, 2020. It is designed for the European fleets who seek for both tyre performance and cost saving.

 

Go-Ahead London have seen numerous improvements to workshop safety and vehicle repairs since using a portable induction heater at their New Cross accident and repair centre.

Bridgestone’s commercial customers are being given a timely boost, thanks to a provision of supported training courses aimed at helping them back on their feet following lockdown.

Bridgestone Indonesia and Soles4Souls Asia Ltd inked a 2 years partnership to create new shoes out of recycle tyres.

Continental Tyres is now able to offer commercial tyre technicians the chance to gain and renew their REACT licence online with revised training offered via the ContiAcademy.

 

This season’s Premier League fixtures may currently be on hold, but one thing ready and awaiting football’s return is the Liverpool Football Club team bus. Primed to carry some of the world’s best footballers as and when safety precautions permit, the scarlet coach is fitted with Falken’s latest commercial vehicle tyres.

Hankook has been awarded a platinum medal by Ecovadis, one of the highest recognition for achievements in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The medal is only awarded to companies that are in the top 1% of their industry sector.

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