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John Howe will take on the role of Michelin Managing Director for the UK & Ireland from 2022. Howe will also hold the role of B2C Sales Director, with responsibility for the company’s car, motorcycle and bicycle markets.

ZC Rubber showcased its ARISUN, WESTLAKE and GOODRIDE tyre range at SEMA 2021, which occurred in Las Vegas this November. The company also unveiled its Generation II commercial truck tyres at the show.

Adding two new tyres to its Powersports Line, Powersports Product Manager, Todd Hinson added that “these tyres are ideal candidates for workhorse Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) that need a proven tyre with additional load carrying capacity, as well as increased traction and durability.”

Grupo Andrés, based in Spain and Portugal, has unveiled a bold new corporate image in preparation for the opening of its new headquarters. Focusing on logistical innovation - which the company calls technological endowment 4.0. The move towards the robotisation of the tyre distribution logistics process showcases the modernity the company hopes to convey with its new corporate image.

M&N Transport, the Wiltshire-based bulk transport firm, has opted for Michelin tyres for its growing commercial vehicle fleet of 35 trucks and 40 trailers. Having already seen reduced downtime and fuel efficiency savings, M&N transport is also seeing sustainability benefits in the process.

Through Hankook signing a long-term partnership deal with the world’s fifth-largest liner shipping company, the partnership will help ensure a stable source of shipping containers and sustainable logistics services.

Despite the oft-discussed semiconductor shortages, the figures for November 2021 were 11.4% above pre-pandemic levels in a much-needed shot-in-the-arm for the industry, in figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

For the penultimate month of the year, the industry saw a swift 16.5% monthly drop on 2020, which amounts to 543 sales this year, against 650 in November 2020, in the latest figures released by the AEA (Agricultural Engineer’s Association). 

With 2,420 light trucks registered in November, this is a 23% decrease on November 2020. However, in more positive news, the market is conversely 24% ahead of 2020 in a year-to-date comparison, in figures released by BIL Sweden.

The electric-drive ready tyre from Goodyear is designed to have lower energy consumption to match the move towards electrification for city buses across Europe.

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