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With soaring prices for petrol and diesel, Continental is offering solutions. With its Tyre Finder and CO2 tools and Conti EcoPlus tyre range, Continental is working to offer lower rolling resistance and improved cost savings. 

Michelin’s CrossClimate Camping tyre has been unveiled. Manufactured in Europe and available from March onwards, the new All Season tyre is the latest addition to the Michelin CrossClimate range, which is aimed at the constantly growing market of campervans and motorhomes.

40,613 light commercial vehicles were registered in March, which amounted to a 27.6% drop on the previous March. Large vans fell by 18.9%, while medium-sized vans fell by 27.6%. The Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders (SMMT), who released the figures attribute the drop to a particularly strong March the year before and the sustained global shortage of semiconductors continuing to hurt the market.

Since February, BF Goodrich has been promoting a new All Season tyre for light commercial vehicles in the form of the BFGoodrich ACTIVAN 4S which is Michelin’s latest all season offering delivering high grip and enhanced safety, as well as being suitable for all types of terrain.

There were 34,055 new light commercial vehicles in March, representing a 28.60% decrease on the previous year according to the latest figures from Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France.

Starting this month, CAM’s Mark Abbott has been promoted to CAMEO Product Manager, Dan Darcy as e-commerce Product Manager and Christine Flynn given the Industry Solutions Product Manager. CAM Systems has said that their combined knowledge of the tyre industry, experience, and skills will help the business continue to provide innovative software solutions that meet the needs of the evolving tyre market.

With 25,371 new registrations for March 2022, the German Commercial Vehicle market saw an 8% drop in registrations according to the latest figures released by the VDA.

Last March was a strong year for the Swedish truck industry as the Bonus Malus system came into force, prompting a very strong March 2021. As the Ukraine conflict has stopped production in Russia and Ukraine while reducing production across Europe, the need for parts, coupled with the increasing energy costs and the weakened Swedish Krona has meant that Mobility Sweden, formerly Bil Sweden will be reducing the forecast of 44,000 light trucks made at the start of the year.

With 9,635 light commercial vehicles registered in March, the sector registered a drop of 46.6%% and an overall decline in the first quarter of 35.8% according to the latest figures released by la Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (ANFAC).In better news, however, industrial vehicles, and buses saw a 3.1% increase on March 2021’s standpoint as it rounded off Q1 6.1% ahead.

Following on from the Yokohama Rubber announcement that it has acquired Trelleborg Wheel Systems, the Trelleborg Group has released an additional statement, expanding on the EUR 2,100 million acquisition.

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