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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.

Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (ANFAC)’s latest commercial vehicle registrations have been revealed for April 2021 and have reported further growth and revival in the Spanish commercial vehicle market.

SMMT reports 30,440 vans registered in April, the highest-ever total for the month since records beganup 23.2% on five-year average. The sector is currently back at 2019 registration levels, supported by growth in large van uptake.

Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France has reported further recovery and growth in the French commercial vehicle park in April

An ambitious Zero Carbon UK Tour, organised by sustainability certification Planet Mark, was announced during an online event attended by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell. The tour will start virtually in May before hitting the road for live events in the UK's first fully electric Carbon Battle Bus, launching in June, and culminating at COP26 in Glasgow in November.  

Sheffield-based tyre inflation and pneumatics expert PCL continues to expand its HQ operation with the appointment of a new Customer Service Team Leader. 

As part of CAM’s ongoing investment in both internal and external talent and skills development, the company is extending its sponsorship of Dan Zelos, the current MINI CHALLENGE UK Graduate Cup champion, to cover the 2021/22 season. 

Continental now supplies telematics boxes with high-performance computers for commercial vehicles. This high-performance computer creates foundation for even more innovative functions and services. 

To keep up with the increased demand for universal tyres in the municipal services and load handling equipment segments, the Mitas brand, part of the Trelleborg Group, is expanding its High Capacity Municipal (HCM) tyre range with the launch of the new 360/80R28 IND size. 

CTT - Correos de Portugal and Michelin have signed a collaboration agreement for tyre management of the maintenance of their fleet of heavy and light vehicles, in an initiative that aims to contribute to more sustainable commercial transport. 

6,166 vehicles manufactured in March, up 16.9% compared to lockdown-led factory shutdowns a year ago. March output remains significantly down on pre-pandemic levels, -32.2% on five-year average for the month. 

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