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UK heavy goods vehicle market shrinks by -73.4% in second quarter. Markets for both rigid and artic trucks in decline, with a total 4,151 vehicles joining UK roads. Year-to-date demand halves, down -51.4% with just 13,344 vehicles registered in the first six months. 

Michelin has extended its X Multi truck tyre range, popular for regional haulage, with the addition of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Z (multi-position) and X Multi D (drive) fitments. It is also introducing two new 385/65 R22.5 high load carrying capacity tyresthe X Multi HLZ (multi-position) and X Multi HLT (trailer), primarily for logging trucks and crane-mounted tractor units. 

July production up 3.6%, with 5,234 commercial vehicles manufactured, giving manufacturers a glimmer of hope. The uptick is largely due to orders from Europe, with 53.4% of all units produced in July destined for EU markets.  

As part of the Continental Commercial Vehicle Days online conference, one of the Web Sessions was focused on environmental detection practices for today’s market, as well as the general challenges faced by the commercial vehicle sector. 

Since 2009 when Hankook signed the sponsorship contract with BVB, the partnership remains as strong as ever, with Hankook remaining loyal to the club for another season. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, fans are ready for the start of the new Bundesliga season, with the Hankook brand presence once again featured.

 

Tarsus Group – Organisers of the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show in Singapore next March, have announced further details of the series of business conferences which will take place during the course of the three-day event.

Alex Whittle has been appointed as Central Tyre’s new Sales Director, following a successful growth period within the UK market. He will be responsible for all sales operations across the car, van, truck, industrial and agricultural sectors. 

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelin tyres covered more than twice the distance normally achieved from the firm’s previous tyre of choice. 

In September we were able to carry out an in-depth interview with Guy Heywood, Hankook’s Marketing and Strategy Director for TBR in Europe about how Hankook have tried to maintain stability in the market during the pandemic, their future direction, as well as the challenges commercial tyre dealers and retreaders will face in the future.

MAXAM presents the all-new MS453 53/80R63 open pit mining tire to their range of large mining tyres. 

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