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With a 9.9% increase in July followed by a 7.7% fall in August, the Italian market is still in a phase of recovery. With  vehicle trailers for the same months hitting 30.1% and 94.3% rises and the bus market seeing a 40% and 44% increase,  with the bus sector  starting to see much more stability overallaccording to the latest market report by the Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (ANIFA).

With fairly stabilising figures, the replacement agricultural tyres market is down from both 2019 and 2020 with the replacement truck tyres markets dynamic, argues the ETRMA (European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association).

The Mortar & Screed Company has seen a noticeable reduction in downtime and improved driver confidence since they incorporated Wheely-Safe’s latest generation technology into its daily operations.

Tiresur’s new warehouse in Portugal is now open for business. Located in Alverca do Ribatejo, nearby Lisbon, the warehouse boasts a fantastic location for drivers, with access from the A1, A9 Crel and A12/Vasco de Gama Bridge entrance. 

Karl Naylor, the Country Manager UK for Apollo Tyres and Steve Miller, the UK Truck and Bus Radial Tyres Manager virtually met up with Commercial Tyre Business to talk about the manufacturer’s strategy for the TBR market as of 2021, but also their latest product developments that have been put out into the market, and how their extensive investment in sports marketing is impacting their strategy.

Goodyear has confirmed five new Goodyear TruckForce Service Excellence Award winners, as well as an additional special price for community spirit in the industry.

Ywenco Philipsen has started a new role with the Magna Tyres Group as Commercial Director HQ. His responsibilities include all marketing and sales-related operations. As a highly qualified Commercial Director with a strong background in sales and marketing disciplines, Philipsen will no doubt further develop Magna's strong market position.

On the heels of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is opening a call for nominations for its 2020-2021 Highway Hero Award. Goodyear's Highway Hero Award recognises extraordinary acts of courage by North American truck drivers. Up until 31st December, 2021 professional truck drivers who have acted selflessly for the good of others on the highways across North America can be nominated for the honour.

Part 9 of the retreading takes a look at the new Giti GDR691. The product which is a drive axle tyre and which is part of Giti's 'Next Generation' range of tyres and is immediately available in the most prominent specification in the UK market - the 315/70R22.5 size.


With freight and raw material costs continuing to rise, Yokohama has ensured that they will take on some of the market development costs, only reducing prices by a small margin.

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