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Commercial vehicle firm, MC Rental has found a perfect fit with Bandvulc – a leader in tyre service standards. With the switch to Conti360 Fleet Solutions, MC Rental are providing an enhanced on-road performance for their fleet, whilst delivering great combined service with Bandvulc.

Päivi Leskinen has been appointed Nokian Tyres’ Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of Nokian Tyres’ Management Team. She will report to Jukka Moisio, President & CEO. Leskinen will start in the position in May 2021 at the latest.   

In a new, safety-conscious campaign, Reifen Stiebling are putting safety deficiencies in all-season tyres at the forefront, with the arresting slogan for all motorists- Shorten the braking distance. Not your life!

Southern Tire Mart and Pilot Co. have created a new alliance, Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J that aims to, in the words of company officials “leverage the strengths and conveniences of Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers, as well as the tyre and maintenance expertise of Southern Tire Mart.”

Consulting firm, DBK confirms that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant decrease in the demand for freight transport in 2020, with the Iberian market worth 16.8 billion euros, around 11% less than 2019, the first loss since the market recovery, starting 2013.

On January 3rd, the 43rd Dakar started in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The so-called motorsport marathon covers over 7500 km and will end on January 15th. Thcompetition is also known as one of the toughest rallies in the world. 

Shortly before Christmas, Steve Daly the Commercial Director at CAM sat down for a virtual get-together with Richard Wilson, the Editor of Commercial Tyre Business to discuss the state of play for the company.

COPADEX expands the cooperation with Alliance, as Alliance boosts its dealership network in the highly important agricultural French market. The objective is to further grow in the premium segment, with a clear focus on best value for money and better access for end-users to the top tyre solutions such as AGRI-STAR II. 

UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations end 2020 down -20.0%, some 73,121 units fewer than last year. Sector growth slowed at the end of a turbulent year, with registrations falling -1.0% in December. 

With the theme of "Innovate into The Great Future", ZC Rubber held the China Distributors Conference on Dec 30, focusing on the achievements of 2020 and a vision for digital innovation. 

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