The UK’s engine manufacturing has declined -27.0% in 2020 to just over 1.8 million units. Production for domestic and overseas markets falls -23.4% and -29.1% respectively. December saw production fall -7.9% to round off bleak year for sector.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Sends UK Commercial Vehicle Production Down -15.5% in 2020
British commercial vehicle production falls -15.5% in 2020 to just 66,116 units, the lowest annual output since 1933. Output for overseas markets down -17.8%, while production for the UK drops -12.2%. More than half (57.3%) of all British-built CVs destined for global markets, underlying the importance of frictionless trade.
Tyre Wear Specialist Tackles Mis-aligned HGVs with Sustainable JOSAM Solution
TyreWatch, the smart technology tyre monitoring experts are using the latest JOSAM Cam-aligner wheel alignment system to diagnose and correct mis-aligned vehicles which the company says, represents 33% of the UK logistics industry.
Trelleborg to Expand EMR Radial Tyre Range for Loaders and Dumpers
Trelleborg Wheel Systems gears up to release the newest additions to its EMR range of earthmover radial tyres for critical construction applications. New tyre sizes for the EMR 1042 and EMR 1051 ranges will be released on to the market in early 2021, offering better productivity, increased rider comfort and extended tyre life.
Goodyear and SafeAI Announce Tyre Intelligence for Autonomous Heavy Equipment
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and SafeAI, a pioneer in autonomous heavy equipment, today announced a strategic relationship to incorporate tyre intelligence into the programming of autonomous heavy equipment vehicles.
Continental Expands its Online Dealer Portal ContiOnlineContact for OTR and Agricultural Tyres
Extended offer: Off-The-Road and agricultural tyre portfolio are now available via ContiOnlineContact. The flexible tyre ordering around the clock enables optimal service for dealers.
COPADEX to Distribute a Full Portfolio of Alliance Tyres in France
COPADEX expands the cooperation with Alliance, as Alliance boosts its dealership network in the highly important agricultural French market. The objective is to further grow in the premium segment, with a clear focus on best value for money and better access for end-users to the top tyre solutions such as AGRI-STAR II.
UK New Van Market Finishes Year Down -20.0%
UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations end 2020 down -20.0%, some 73,121 units fewer than last year. Sector growth slowed at the end of a turbulent year, with registrations falling -1.0% in December.
ZC Rubber Highlights Digital and Technological Innovation at Distributor Conference
With the theme of "Innovate into The Great Future", ZC Rubber held the China Distributors Conference on Dec 30, focusing on the achievements of 2020 and a vision for digital innovation.
Tyrata Launches Tyrata.io — a Data Portal for Real-time Monitoring of Tread Wear in Vehicle Fleets
New tyre data management system delivers automated tyre tread depth monitoring within hours of deployment with no hardware cost and no impact to fleet operations.