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The Prometeon Tyre Group UK has appointed Jamie Courtnage as Business Development Manager for the North East. Courtnage will take on new business and accountment for Prometeon’s truck, bus and coach operators, and tyre dealers from Norwich right up to the Scottish Borders.

Falken Tyre’s warranty policy, first presented in the summer of 2020, offering a five-year guarantee from the date of sale for its full range of tyres, including trucks, vans and OE, will continue into 2022.

Grupo Andrés, based in Spain and Portugal, has unveiled a bold new corporate image in preparation for the opening of its new headquarters. Focusing on logistical innovation - which the company calls technological endowment 4.0. The move towards the robotisation of the tyre distribution logistics process showcases the modernity the company hopes to convey with its new corporate image.

Despite the oft-discussed semiconductor shortages, the figures for November 2021 were 11.4% above pre-pandemic levels in a much-needed shot-in-the-arm for the industry, in figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

For the penultimate month of the year, the industry saw a swift 16.5% monthly drop on 2020, which amounts to 543 sales this year, against 650 in November 2020, in the latest figures released by the AEA (Agricultural Engineer’s Association). 

With 2,420 light trucks registered in November, this is a 23% decrease on November 2020. However, in more positive news, the market is conversely 24% ahead of 2020 in a year-to-date comparison, in figures released by BIL Sweden.

In enlightening results, of the 985 fleets who participated in Goodyear’s Sustainable Reality survey, three-quarters agreed that reducing the overall carbon footprint within the industry was a pertinent issue for today, with larger fleets leading the way.

With November 2021 yielding 10,472 light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales, this is a stark drop from this time last year when there were 15,630 sales in November 2020. Due to the market shrinking, sales for the year-to-date are 140,984 against 141,491 for November 2020 in figures released by la Asociación Española de Farbicantes de Automóviles y Camiones, or ANFAC (the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers).

The Bridgestone Corporation has announced that its Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia division has completed the acquisition of Otraco International - an OTR tyre management solutions provider. Bridgestone acquired the company from Downer EDI Limited at the start of December 2021 in a transaction valued at AUD 79 million.

The Tottenham Hotspur and Kumho Tyres partnership has been extended. To celebrate, both partners attended a formal announcement at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, including several Kumho Tyres representatives.

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