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In 2022, Continental’s ‘ContiAcademy’ – based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire will be the site for more classes and breakout sessions, as firms and fleets vie for Continental tips on tyre life, management and maintenance, as well as wheel security.

After a healthy 17.2% increase in October, the commercial vehicle (CV) market saw a decline of 7.8% compared to November 2020. With 7,940 commercial vehicles produced, this is a decline of 4.4% compared to the pre-pandemic five-year average, in figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Chinese-based Triangle Tyre has launched a new app for the European market. Available for Android and Apple users the app features Triangle Tyre's full range of products, in the latest sign that Triangle is ready for a full European expansion.

In January 2022, Trelleborg Wheel Systems will increase prices on all segments by an additional 10%.

Trelleborg Wheel Systems joined forces with Spanish goalkeeper, Santi Cañizares, the El Sueño de Vicky Foundation and oncologist Dr Felisa Vázquez for a festive “Christmas Match” to raise awareness and funds for juvenile cancer research. 

The Italian truck market has seen further falls of 18.3% and 8.9%, respectively, with towed vehicles also dropping by 15.3% and 7% for consecutive months. However, buses have marked a crucial recovery, with an enormous 48.7% fall in October, followed by a healthy 12.7% increase for November, in figures released by the Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (ANIFA).

Magna Tyres has acquired Australian-based Fennell Tyres in a major expansion step for the Dutch suppliers.

Goodyear Iberia’s industrial vehicle department has organised the first OTR tyre fitting training course, as the company looks to stress the importance of improving safety during the tyre fitment process. Given the complexity of these tyres which are characterised by large dimensions and heavy weights, training is key in the sector to avoid accidents, injuries and unforeseen downtime.

Evan Scherief acted quickly when a pedestrian was hit by a car in Mülheim, leading to a well-deserved honour from Goodyear and the German Automobile Club.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has awarded the tyre manufacturer the prize of Water Management Excellence, with the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) also awarding the manufacturer the Highest Export – Tyre Sector Award. BKT’s two special awards indicate that the manufacturer is making noticeable strides in its business and sustainability practices.

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