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Hankook Tyre UK has announced two major new appointments, with Andy Hodkin taking on the company's Regional Sales Manager, North East role and James Young becoming the new National Accounts Manager.

Goodyear has launched its sustainability reality survey to investigate key actions taken by road transportation companies to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as both looking to and promoting sustainable transportation objectives.

Since changing to Michelin Tyres two years ago, Britannia Bus, based in Northampton is seeing the difference. With the company operating five local service routes, the company is on course to eliminate instances of punctures across its six-strong fleet. 

To celebrate its 40th Anniversary taking place this month, CAM has committed to spending GBP 1.5 million of investment annually to secure software innovation, research and development with the combined goals of keeping the tyre industry connected and helping to amplify future growth within the market.

The latest monthly figures for LCVS, industrial vehicles and buses have been revealed by Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (ANFAC) as they show year-on-year decreases across all three aforementioned segments, whilst the year-to-date numbers continue to stack up well against 2020.

The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show a reduction of 23,606 vans on UK roads, indicating the first major drop since December 2020. The light commercial vehicle sector however is forecast to increase by 24.3% in 2021 to be just shy of pre-pandemic units on the road.

In September 2021, Mitas will increase prices in all segments by up to 5 per cent.

Sailun Tyre has made the decision to sponsor its first German football team, the second-division club, FC Ingolstadt, affectionately known as "Schanzer." The collaboration will be for three years, so the Schanzers can count on Sailun’s long term support.

With another successful Summer Olympic Games tournament wrapping up, Sailun Tyre has released full details of their sponsorship and support of Olympic gold medallist, Kiran Badloe, who scored first place in the Windsurfing category on 1st August.

Commercial Tyre Business has always had a great relationship with Giti Tire, and a few weeks ago, Richard Wilson Editor of Commercial Tyre Business spoke at length with Tony McHugh TBR Sales and Marketing Director for Giti UK and Ireland

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