Case Studies

Here you can read the latest interviews and case studies from the end users in the commercial tyre and fleet management industries.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

As part of the Continental Commercial Vehicle Days online conference, one of the Web Sessions was focused on environmental detection practices for today’s market, as well as the general challenges faced by the commercial vehicle sector. 

Luca Gabaldo, owner of the Italian agricultural business of the same name, is BKT user and above all spokesperson for the everyday needs of the sector: from reducing fuel consumption to investment in technology. 

A progressive recovery of the European markets are seeing drops in production and export figures level out, allowing for a slight recovery. 

Giti Tire unveiled its brand new 2020 racing truck at the DEKRA EuroSpeedway Lausitzring racetrack meet in Germany, recording two first and two second place finishes. 

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