Agricultural and Industrial Tyres

New bus and coach market still grappling with effects of the pandemic, down -22.1% as just over 1,000 vehicles join UK roads in third quarter. Drop in registrations driven by double-digit decline in single-deck and minibus demand. Year-to-date performance down -30.4%, with 2,775 passenger vehicles registered in the first nine months of the year. 

Highest October on record for UK LCV market, as registrations increase by 13.3%, with 28,753 units registered. Growth in demand driven by heavier end of the van market, as operators expand fleets ahead of Christmas season. Year to date market yet to make up 75,000-unit shortfall, with performance in first 10 months down -24.1%, as second lockdown for England raises further challenges. 

The Nokian E-Truck range of truck tyres strike a balance between economical, care-free kilometers and effective all-weather properties. The latest addition to the range is sizes for medium-sized trucks. The new 19.5 size complements the tyre range, enabling medium-duty trucks in the 12–16-ton range for every season. 

Nokian Tyres has been included in the Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also selected for the more strictly defined DJSI Europe index.   

Trading Resistance, located in Merida, joins the BestDrive network. With this new member, the network's presence in Extremadura is strengthened. 

Farrall’s Group is moving its entire fleet of 65 trucks and 100 trailers onto a Michelin tyre policy. The decision follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages of the Michelin product. 

An arable farm in Ireland has seen significant improvements to its soil health since moving its tractor fleet onto Michelin Ultraflex technology tyres. 

Higher load index takes into account the greater weight of electric busesConti Urban HA3 can carry up to eight metric tonnes per axleGood ride quality and high mileage on year-round service. 

UK new van market grows by 26.4%, following a weaker than usual month last year due to emissions regulation changes. Registrations of most segments show double-digit growth against last year’s low volumes. Market still below ‘normal’ levels, down -6.6% on previous five-year September average. Performance year-to-date remains down -27.4%, a shortfall of almost 80,000 units. 

Hankook Tyre UK is once again announced as the winner of TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award. The award recognises Hankook’s significant contribution to raising driver awareness of tyre safety-related issues. The tyre maker is commended for delivering engaging campaigns to UK drivers, informing and educating them on the importance of tyre safety and maintenance. 

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