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.
Agricultural and Industrial Tyres
Hankook Tyre UK Wins TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award for the Second Consecutive Time
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.
UK CV Manufacturing Stable in September but Covid-hit Bus Sector in Critical Condition as Challenging Q4 Looms
UK’s overall CV output grows by 3.3% in September, as van production gets fleet order boost. Bus and coach manufacturing remains in critical condition, with output plunging -43.2%, to just 63 units.Year-to-date CV output down -16.8% after months of restricted production and falling business confidence. Industry calls for tariff-free deal with key trading partner as negotiating time is running out.
Michelin Switzerland and Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility Start Partnership on Fuel Cell Trucks
Long range, quick refueling and zero emissions while driving - while car manufacturers are increasingly relying on batteries as a replacement for fossil fuels, the focus for trucks is on fuel cells. Hyundai recognised hydrogen as an important component of sustainable mobility at an early stage and now sells emission-free commercial vehicles with fuel cell drives under the Swiss joint venture Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility AG. The Zurich-based company and Michelin Switzerland have now entered into a long-term partnership on tyre management for fuel cell trucks.
Bridgestone to Supply Tyres to Volta Trucks’ Launch and Demonstrator Fleet Vehicles
Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced a tyre partnership with the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, Bridgestone. The agreement covers the first launch vehicle, recently revealed at an online event and the supply of tyres to the pilot vehicles that are due to start evaluation with fleet operators in early 2021.
Michelin X Range Continues to Grow
Michelin has added 7 new references to the Michelin X Multi Range, intended for truck and semi-trailer equipment. Characterised by its versatility, duration, safety and load capacity, Michelin X Multi also reduces fleet costs and environmental impact.
Volvo Trucks Selects Michelin X Line Energy Tyres for Two Record-Breaking Road Tests
Michelin says tyres from its X Line Energy range – designed for fleets seeking the lowest possible carbon footprint – were fitted to two Volvo trucks which have set new fuel efficiency records on demanding press road tests in the UK.
ETRMA Members’ Sales Q3 2020: Data Confirms the COVID-19 Negative Impact on European Tyre Sales
“While we hope that the pandemic situation will improve, we also underline the urgent need to find the most suitable measures to support the tyre industry in order to preserve jobs in the sector” said Mrs Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA.
Better Durability, Controlled Stability: The New Nokian Hakka Van Tyre Offers Convincingly Balanced Handling and Improved Durability
The new Nokian Hakka Van tyre masters the extreme conditions of the northern summer with skill and durability. Developed for hard and versatile use, the Nokian Hakka Van is precise to drive, stable, and quiet.
Digital Thirst Quenchers: ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect in Action at Krombacher Brewery
Forklift truck in Krombacher brewery on Continental tyres since 2012, and benefits from 10 extra production days thanks to digital tyre solutions.