Business News

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

As part of the Continental Commercial Vehicle Days online conference, one of the Web Sessions was focused on environmental detection practices for today’s market, as well as the general challenges faced by the commercial vehicle sector. 

Since 2009 when Hankook signed the sponsorship contract with BVB, the partnership remains as strong as ever, with Hankook remaining loyal to the club for another season. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, fans are ready for the start of the new Bundesliga season, with the Hankook brand presence once again featured.

 

Tarsus Group – Organisers of the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show in Singapore next March, have announced further details of the series of business conferences which will take place during the course of the three-day event.

Alex Whittle has been appointed as Central Tyre’s new Sales Director, following a successful growth period within the UK market. He will be responsible for all sales operations across the car, van, truck, industrial and agricultural sectors. 

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelin tyres covered more than twice the distance normally achieved from the firm’s previous tyre of choice. 

In September we were able to carry out an in-depth interview with Guy Heywood, Hankook’s Marketing and Strategy Director for TBR in Europe about how Hankook have tried to maintain stability in the market during the pandemic, their future direction, as well as the challenges commercial tyre dealers and retreaders will face in the future.

MAXAM presents the all-new MS453 53/80R63 open pit mining tire to their range of large mining tyres. 

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it will build a new plant in India’s Special Projects Zone, Atchutapuram Industrial Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh for the purpose of expanding production capacity of Alliance Tire Group (ATG), a Yokohama Rubber Group company engaged in the manufacturing and sale of off-highway tyres

While regional lockdown restrictions continue to vary, in many regions fleets who have found trucks out of action may now need to get their vehicles back on the road, as the industry reaches its traditionally busy Autumn and Winter season.  

A family owned and run motorcycle racing team competing in the British Superbike Championship has replaced the Michelin steer tyres on its 1995 Mercedes-Benz 814 transporter after more than 300,000km in service. The truck is used to carry the team and its equipment to circuits across the UK, Ireland and the continent. 

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