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UK commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -11.5% in August, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) ...

After almost 20 years with CONICA John Bramwell, Operations Director, will be retiring at the end of October this year. 

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. 

Michelin has extended its X Multi truck tyre range, popular for regional haulage, with the addition of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Z (multi-position) and X Multi D (drive) fitments. It is also introducing two new 385/65 R22.5 high load carrying capacity tyresthe X Multi HLZ (multi-position) and X Multi HLT (trailer), primarily for logging trucks and crane-mounted tractor units. 

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. 

Since 2009 when Hankook signed the sponsorship contract with BVB, the partnership remains as strong as ever, with Hankook remaining loyal to the club for another season. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, fans are ready for the start of the new Bundesliga season, with the Hankook brand presence once again featured.

 

Giti Tire is targeting the small ‘stop-start’ city bus and 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle markets with the launch of its Giti GAU867v1 all-position tyre in size 215/75R17.5.

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