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.

DIY giant B&Q is installing PCL’s D93 Air and Water Tower at its distribution centres to provide visitors and staff with a free tyre inflation facility. 

Michelin announces the appointment of Elena Iborra as Marketing Director of Michelin Spain and Portugal.  

The UK’s CV production has plummeted amid coronavirus lockdown as many plants have remained shut. Production for both home and overseas markets falls, down -60.3% and -63.2% respectively. 

Under its Laufenn Brand, tyre maker Hankook launches a new line of tyres for commercial use in the UK. Laufenn truck and bus tyres focus on the second tier of the UK market, targeting customers who value the reliability and quality associated with an established, premium tyre maker. Laufenn will initially launch with nine different patterns, covering the main range of tyre sizes, for the transport of goods, people as well as tyres for construction traffic. The initial line-up has been developed to meet more than 85% of the total market needs, with most of the sizes offering 3PMSF labelling. 

Toyo Tire Corporation has announced the development of system that monitors changes in conditions of tyres for trucks, buses, and other transport vehicles and gathers data on the driving conditions of individual vehicles. They have also developed an AI-programmed model that estimates the state of tyre wear based on data gathered by the system, as well as external information such as manufacturer and weather data. 

Transportes João Pires chooses Michelin’s Effitrailer Telematic Solution to improve efficiency and safety and reduce costs.  

Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the Crewe, UK and Madrid, Spain-based media services agency, have revealed details of the awards categories and nominations process for the inaugural Recircle Awards 2021, the recently launched awards event recognising sustainable innovation, production processes, management and services within the tyre retreading and recycling industries.

 

Nokian Ground King was the major tractor tyre release by Nokian Tyres in 2019. Its Hybrilug™ technology effectively combines the best features of lug and block patterns, enabling mobility on soft fields as well as comfortable road transports. During 2020, the Nokian Ground King tyre will have eight new sizes, making it compatible with even broader range of equipment. 

Giti Tire unveiled its brand new 2020 racing truck at the DEKRA EuroSpeedway Lausitzring racetrack meet in Germany, recording two first and two second place finishes. 

In this virtual leg of TOTY 2021 BKT will talk of Connectivity and its importance as one of the foundations of Agriculture of the future. The episode can be seen on www.totydigital.com  

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