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Métifiot and Ayme, the two entities of the Bridgestone group have opted to merge their networks, starting October 1st, 2020. This new collaboration, First Stop Ayme will consolidate 160 integrated sites and 240 franchisees around France. 

 

Kit Loong started its retread range with Kayel, which is still their highest-quality flagship retread tyre. However, the market has continued to change rapidly. As people are looking for more variety in their retreads, there is now massively more variety in new tyres being produced, especially when it comes to construction, technology and quality.

This upcoming season, the Bundesliga basketball team, Herner TC can rely on their new sponsor, Reifen Stiebling. The Herne tyre dealer has extended their contract with the German trophy-winners, which the team have maintained as a result of the ensuing pandemic, Covid-19.

The next generation of the Lorenz family has joined the reins of management at Reifen Lorenz, based in Lauf, with 30 year-old Maximilian Lorenz running the family business along with his father, Hermann, as of July this year.

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. 

Hankook Tyre UK appoint David Block as National Accounts Manager. David brings with him a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the industry, which will assist in building and strengthening customer relations and expanding Hankook’s portfolio in the UK car tyre market. 

Eduardo Salazar, the CEO of Grupo Andrés spoke to Europneus about the current state of the industry stating, “At this moment and with a degree of projection over the upcoming months the key word is going to be availability. 

With the bankruptacy of the Fintyre Group, Reifen Krieg, which it acquired in 2018 had to close as well, due to insolvency. Under the leadership of the formal owners of those wholesaler, Tobias Fink and Holger Krieg, we now have Tyroo GmbH, which is now preparing to become one of the leading wholesalers on the foundation of the previous accomplishments of Reifen Krieg GmbH.

After Maxam and Interpneu Handelsgesellschaft recently announced that they would not extend their exclusive contract, the new marketer of Maxam products has now been confirmed. From 1st August, Wenzel Industrie GmbH, part of the ONYX Group since 2017, has taken over the exclusive marketing in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland DACH region.

Ziegler Tyre is reporting an upturn in prospects, according to a report recently published in the US publication, Modern Tire Dealer. The report refers to a ‘cautiously optimistic’ feeling amongst independent tyre dealers as they adapt to the second half of an tumultuous year.

 

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