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France Pneus Sélection (FPS) is the chosen name of this new tyre distributor. Created by the ex-representive of ATG tricolor, François Girard, the company begins its journey with an exclusive use of the Maxam brand.

Allpneus, a specialist in online agricultural tyre sales has decided to give back to the community that they work with after a difficult year.

For the fourth consecutive year, Michelin receives the Leaders in Service award given by the “Leaders in Service Competition” in Spain, in recognition of companies that stand out for the quality of their customer service. 

PCL continues to bring its connector range into the 21st century with the release of the CH3A01 Twin Swivel Clip-on Tyre Valve Connector and CH3A02 Single Swivel Clip-on Tyre Valve Connector. The two new models complement the recently launched CH2 air connectors, which have received positive feedback since their launch last year, and run alongside the popular CO3 range. 

UK commercial vehicle production falls by -25.6% as 6,761 units leave factory gates in October. Production both for overseas and domestic markets in double digit decline as dual impact of Covid-19 and risk of ‘no deal’ Brexit bring down operator confidence. Shortfall of 11,256 commercial vehicles in first 10 months pulls year-to-date performance down -18.1%. 

UK Automotive warns of Brexit tariff damage as new figures reveal ‘no deal’ would cut vehicle production by two million over next five years. WTO tariffs would strike £55.4bn blow to UK sector by 2025 with annual production falling below one million units consistently. 

Continental and MOIA are joining forces to help deliver the sustainable mobility of the future. The tyre manufacturer is supporting MOIA, a provider of ride-sharing services in Hamburg and Hanover, Germany, with tyres and service, in line with a Conti360° Fleet Solutions Mileage Contract.  

Supervisory Board appoints Nikolai Setzer, as Continental’s new Executive Board chairman effective December 1, 2020. Setzer succeeds Dr. Elmar Degenhart, who, as already announced, is stepping down from his position prematurely for health reasons. Setzer will continue in his position as spokesman of the Automotive Board. 

Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the Crewe, UK and Madrid, Spain-based media services agency, has announced the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural Recircle Awards 2021, the recently launched awards event recognising sustainable innovation, production processes, management and services within the tyre retreading and recycling industries. 


The Hankook Technodome, the tyre maker’s state-of-the-art research and development centre, has been honoured as one of the most exemplary laboratories in the field of safety management. The Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Korea only awards this title to laboratories that have been assessed by renowned experts under strict scientific criteria. Hankook is the first tyre maker receiving this certificate in Korea. 


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