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Zhongce Rubber Group (ZC Rubber) scooped the second prize of the 2021 Global Internet Straight to Wuzhen competition on 28th September with its Project ZC Rubber - 5G + Smart Collaborative Digital Factory entry.

Spedition Helmö can now monitor its Mercedes-Benz fleet tyres via ContiConnect Live, as the Continental app has integrated into the Mercedes-Benz Truck App Portal. With the ContiConnect application able to watch the fleet, drivers and fleet managers can benefit from real-time tyre pressure and temperature values, which results in optimised fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction, coupled with longer tyre service life.

A drop in tractor sales in Spain shows the market is still clearly ahead of 2020 but is not out of the woods yet.

With sales of 1,159 tractors over 50HP, the figures from the AEA (Agricultural Engineer’s Association) show a drop of merely 40 units of tractors, compared to 2020. With this minor drop, the year-to-date figures show a healthy 19.1% on 2020.

Spanish registrations released by ANFAC (la Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones) show a drop for commercial vehicles and industrial vehicles when compared to September 2020, however, the bus segment has shown its first sign of improvement in 2021.

In our latest retreading feature, Commercial Tyre Business spoke to Tony Stapleton, Head of Fleet Sales at the Continental Tyre Group about how the mindsets of fleet managers are starting to change in the industry, the synergies between Continental and Bandvulc and what customers need to do to ensure they maximise the potential to retread their casings.

Goodyear continues serving the UK Police Force after 25 years of consistent service.

Michelin has appointed Andrew French as B2B Sales Director for the UK and Ireland. His responsibilities include the truck and bus, van, agriculture, construction, mining and the Services and Solutions business lines.

TIP has extended its partnership with Goodyear by signing a 5-year mobility contract with Goodyear Total Mobility to look after its fleet of 110,000 vehicles.

September’s figures from Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France have shown a sustained progression on the year-to-date figures for 2020, even accounting for a dip in both light commercial vehicles under 5.1 tonnes and industrial vehicles over 5.1 tonnes.

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