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Kerr’s Tyres Group has bought MW Tyres & Exhausts for an undisclosed sum. MW Tyres have been trading for the past 28 years from Ballyclare.  

Bandvulc and Conti360° Fleet Solutions continue as tyre partner to Trailer Resources Limited, a fleet comprising of more than 2,500 trailers managed across the UK and Europe by the Conti360° network. 

Bridgestone’s new flagship tyre in the city bus segment comes with decreased rolling resistance and extended mileage to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and total cost of ownership. The Bridgestone U-AP 002 reduces noise pollution by 2dB compared to its predecessor.  

Giti Tire’s Giti GAU867v1 all-position urban bus tyre range has been updated with several core developments to allow the company to target Europe’s growing electric bus market. 

This summer sees the launch of brand new all-season tires: the Celsius Cargo for vans. The new model from Toyo Tires has been developed for all weather conditions and provide excellent performance and driving stability all year round. 

With an ever-evolving agricultural industry comes the need for increased productivity and efficiency. Looking at agricultural mechanisation, this orientation means developing increasingly powerful and heavy machinery, designed to support large loads. 


Apollo Vredstein has announced that Domenico Gatti has been appointed Cluster Director, bringing extensive tyre industry experience. Additionally, a single team, operatin out of Barcelona will provide high-quality customer experience across the region.  

BKT reports the first-hand experience of Matthew Hawthorne, Farm Manager at Euston Farm, in England, who for his fleet chose the BKT tyres AGRIMAX V-FLECTO, AGRIMAX TERIS and FL 630. 

56,122 vans registered in March, up 85.5% albeit compared to first month of 2020 Covid outbreak, a 20-year low for the market. Volumes down -10.9% on pre-Covid five-year average and behind industry expectations. Demand up across the board as all segments see boost, with growth driven by doubled registrations of larger vans. 

Continental undergoes reorganisation, creating a one-stop shop which adds value by bringing together business areas. Conti360° Solutions covers fleet contracts, services, digital solutions and retreadingTyre management assists customers with digitalisation and sustainability. 


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