Agricultural and Industrial Tyres

Forklift truck in Krombacher brewery on Continental tyres since 2012, and benefits from 10 extra production days thanks to digital tyre solutions. 

BKT has launched a TV format hosting new episodes each week on all things BKToffering inspiration, training, and entertainment. From tires to sport, and through the stories of those who have tried BKT and those who have worked there for years. 

Falken Tyre Europe, the European subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber-Industries Ltd., the fifth largest tyre manufacturer in the world, has launched a new warranty service which means that all of its tyres will be covered for five years in the face of possible defects.  

In August, Commercial Tyre Business spoke to Galaxy’s Business Development Manager for Western Europe, Pravin Job and Julia Verbunt, PR and Communications Manager Europe for Alliance Tire Group (ATG) as they explained how Galaxy’s strategy of offering “The Lowest Total Cost of Ownership” solution has allowed them to grow and focus on their core strengths and competences during this time.

Giti Tire’s successful start to the shortened 2020 BTRC truck racing season continued at Snetterton (September 19-20), securing four podium finishes in five races. 

PALATINE Private Equity, the leading mid-market private equity firm, has completed the maiden investment from its fourth buyout fund (Fund IV) with the acquisition of a majority shareholding in NRG Fleet Services Ltd, a fast-growing provider of specialist services to the commercial vehicle sector. 

DSV Road Holding NV has signed a 5-year contract with ZC Rubber Group Co. for the exclusive distributor rights to sell Westlake tyres in Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland.  

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations decline by -16.1% during the traditional ‘quiet’ month for registrations. 19,407 vans registered as businesses await plate change month and clarity over economic outlook. YTD sales down -36.4%, equivalent to almost 90,000 units. 

New bus and coach registrations fall -77.1% in Q2, with 328 vehicles joining UK roads. Single-deck demand plummets -93.3% to just 51 units, down from 757 last year. 1,731 vehicles registered in first six months, down -34.6% year on year. 

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. 

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