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Extending its 2019 contact with Europa League team Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Kumho Tyre continues to be the exclusive partner of the club, as well as its sleeve partner in the DFB-Pokal – the German Football Association Cup.

Bridgestone Americas has agreed to purchase California-based Azuga Holdings for USD 391 million, with the plan of delivering more sustainable tyre-centric, mobility solutions that improve fleet efficiency, safety, vehicle uptime and customer service.

Starting this August, Continental will hit the road visiting customers on the go in its 2021 roadshow. Customers will be able to find out more about the new WinterContact TS 870 tyres as well as up-to-date information about VECTO and Conti 360° solutions.

Spedition FK Transport & Logistik GmbH and Eschweger Omnibusverkehr Frölich GmbH have both taken first place in Continental’s fuel-saving, “Be the Best competition, by securing significant fuel savings with Conti EcoRegional and ContiUrban Drive tyres.

Kerr’s Tyre Group has finalised the purchase of one of Portadown’s most respected independent garages, Auto Bann.

Los Premios Hevea, the Industry Awards for the Spanish tyre sector return in 2022 with the edition featuring new awards categories and the vote count being certified by a notary. Organised by EuroPneus in conjunction with Motortec Madrid, Los Premios Hevea 2022 will take place at the IFEMA Fair in Madrid.

Translink has signed a contract to protect its entire 1,400-strong bus and coach fleet with the latest generation Wheely-Safe technology. The deal was secured following a successful trial that highlighted the unique safety benefits of the system. 

Continental and Siemens Mobility’s partnership using eHighway technology will allow the truck overhead line system to enable electric charging while driving. With savings of up to 12 million tons of CO2 annually, the partnership will help bring trucks in line with the EU Regulation 2019/1242.

The Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France has released its latest registrations for June for the automotive sector.


5,808 units have been produced during June, up 39.6% on same month in 2020. Overall commercial vehicle production for first six months of the year down -20.9% on pre-pandemic average. Export share of production falls to 48.1% for the year so far, down from 57.4% on pre-pandemic average for first half of the year. 

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