Part 8 in the Agricultural Tyre Feature features an interview with the Head of Sales for Northern Europe for Galaxy and Alliance, Ole Bæk. During the interview Bæk comprehensively outlined the company’s strategy during the COVID crisis, but also detailed how product development has driven Yokohama Off-Highway Tires’s growth recently.
Here you can read the latest interviews and case studies from the end users in the commercial tyre and fleet management industries.
BKT Tires for Stony and Sandy Agricultural Soils at Euston Farm
BKT reports the first-hand experience of Matthew Hawthorne, Farm Manager at Euston Farm, in England, who for his fleet chose the BKT tyres AGRIMAX V-FLECTO, AGRIMAX TERIS and FL 630.
In 2050, Michelin Tyres will be 100% Sustainable
By 2050, Michelin tyres will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials. Michelin reveals how to make a tyre 100% sustainable; an objective being met with powerful research & development capabilities and bold partnerships with innovative start-ups.
BKT’s AGRIMAX FORCE: The Right Equipment for Fodder Crops
BKT reports the first-hand experience of Angelo Caligari from the farming company Crocetta, who has chosen AGRIMAX FORCE tyres for his tractor.
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.
Galaxy’s Ability to Adapt and Serve Niche Segments Serving Them Well During Pandemic Chaos
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.
LCV Market Drops by -16.1% as Businesses Wait for Plate Change
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.
Just 328 Buses and Coaches Join UK Roads in Q2, as Market Grapples with Pandemic
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.
New UK HGV Registrations Fall -73.4% in Q2 2020
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.
Commercial Vehicle Production Rises 3.6% in July
July production up 3.6%, with 5,234 commercial vehicles manufactured, giving manufacturers a glimmer of hope. The uptick is largely due to orders from Europe, with 53.4% of all units produced in July destined for EU markets.