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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.

Continental and Siemens Mobility’s partnership using eHighway technology will allow the truck overhead line system to enable electric charging while driving. With savings of up to 12 million tons of CO2 annually, the partnership will help bring trucks in line with the EU Regulation 2019/1242.

The Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France has released its latest registrations for June for the automotive sector.

 

5,808 units have been produced during June, up 39.6% on same month in 2020. Overall commercial vehicle production for first six months of the year down -20.9% on pre-pandemic average. Export share of production falls to 48.1% for the year so far, down from 57.4% on pre-pandemic average for first half of the year. 

With HaGe Logistik entrusting its tyre management to Continental, Continental’s retreads continue to gain traction. With HaGe Logistik pooling its tyre service portfolio to ensure strong sustainability with Conti360° Solutions, Continental continues working towards the future of fleet management with Logistics 4.0.

To Celebrate the 2020 Olympic Games in Toyko, Bridgestone UK has organised a special Bridgestone Olympic Games Experience roadshow spanning the length of the UK between 5-12th August.

Kumho Tyre has agreed to extend its role as Official Tyre Partner with Tottenham Hotspur. The partnership between the Korean tyre manufacturer and Premier League football team started in 2016, with both partners helping to adapt and diversify the partnership since then.

Kirkby Tyres has moved to a new base in Dublin in a deal costing just over EUR 3.5 million. The team moved to the more central base in July 2021.

 

Tyre testing is an important part of Goodyear's development process. Goodyear tests truck tyres intensively at the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg and in Mireval in the south of France. Both locations have different test set-ups in which different conditions can be simulated. This allows tyres to be tested, for example, on road surfaces with varying grip and on slippery surfaces.

North Carolina-based GoDurham’s bus system saves an annual cost of USD 1,000 per vehicle through Tyrata’s IntelliTread tyre monitoring system while maintaining the same level of safety.

Since Tiresur starting exclusively distributing Triangle truck tyres across Portugal and Spain in January 2019, the company has continued to grow exponentially.

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