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Automechanika Birmingham 2017 hosts increased number of international exhibitors

Alongside the growth of Automechanika Birmingham in 2017, the organisers have announced longer opening hours to enable both visitors and exhibitors to maximise their participation. ‘At the event last year, we noticed that a great deal of business was still being conducted on stands as the show closed at 4.30. With over 800 exhibitors at

Goldhofer’s big boy among the semi low-loaders

The latest addition to the tried and tested STZ-VP family is very much a big boy. The STZ-VP (285) owes its name to its new 285 mm tyres and takes the title for the low loader semi-trailer with the highest load-carrying capacity from the house of Goldhofer. This STZ version, with the proven pendular axle

Doublestar eyes Kumho stake

China’s Qingdao Doublestar Co. is poised to purchase a 42 per cent stake in the South Korean tyre maker, Kumho in a deal reported to be worth $830 million. The deal could help turn Doublestar into China’s largest tyre make. However, the deal could be scuppered by Kumho Tires’ chairman, Park Sam-koo who is putting

Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tyre

Bridgestone has developed an airless bicycle tyre as part of its “air free concept” technology. The company will advance feasibility studies and seek to make this new tyre available in the market by 2019. Bridgestone did not give details on the materials used in the concept, but said it uses plastics in the spokes. Bridgestone’s

New Falken concept tyre on Subaru SUV in New York

The Subaru Ascent SUV Concept at the New York International Auto Show was mounted on Falken 21-inch rim-diameter concept tyres ( size 275/50R21) that feature a directional tread pattern. According to Falken-brand producer Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.(SRNA), only the tyre’s “bold design evokes the power, toughness and SUV stylishness” of the Ascent. However, SRNA wasn’t willing to discus technical details about the tyres. The

Indorama set to acquire European tyre cord manufacturer

Global chemical producer, Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL) is set to acquire Glanzstoff Group, a major European manufacturer of tyre cord fabrics and single-end-cordsfor high performance tyre applications. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approval. Glanzstoff offers a broad range of solutions in the tyre

Aeolus Tyre seeks to raise $840 million

China’s Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. is seeking to raise $840 million through a public share offering to cover the cost of acquiring a 90 percent stake in Prometeon Tyre Group—Pirelli & C. S.p.A.’s commercial tyre unit—and other industrial tyre assets. Aeolus is set to become China’s largest commercial tyre maker—and potentially the world’s fourth largest—with

Goodyear launches new high load retread trailer tyres

Responding to the increasing trend for high load truck tyres as more and more European countries adopt higher vehicle weights, Goodyear is launching new mold cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres.  The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5. The TreadMax KMAX T HL is

Small alignment bay delivers business certainty at Automechanika

Visitors to this year’s Automechanika show in Birmingham, can see how even the smallest of workshop spaces can be transformed to make profitable wheel alignment and wheel servicing a truly realisable proposition. The brand new interactive concept from leading wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align, has been designed to give technicians and business owners an immersive,

Philip White Tyres to showcase Salsons tyre range at Automechanika-Birmingham

Philip White Tyres, leading Wholesaler / Retailer has its sights set on Automechanika-Birmingham, at the NEC, June 6-8, where it will showcase, it exclusive franchise, Salsons. Salsons is an Indian company, based in New Delhi, which manufactures tyres for the truck, industrial and agricultural tyre market. Salsons production facility in New Deli has state of

Tyre trade out in force at CQMS 2017

The tyre trade will be out in force at CQMS 2017, Ireland’s Consutruction & Quarry Machinery Show,which takes place at Molloy’s Quarry, Tullamore, Co.Offaly April 21-22. Airseal Products, Agrigear, Industrial Tyre Specialists, Condron Tyres, Kevin Burke Tyres (Magna Tyres), Liam Coyne Tyres, Michelin Tyres and OKO Tyre Sealants are amongst the list of exhibitors showcasing