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Aeolus terminates Pirelli deal

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90 per cent stake in Pirelli & C. S.p.A.’s commercial tyre unit, after failing to gain approval in time from Chinese authorities for an overseas acquisition. Aeolus released a statement saying China’s Ministry of Commerce and National Development and Reform Commission failed to grant

Start of Magna Tyres production in the Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group has started production of Magna Tyres at the OBO Tyres factory in Hardenberg, the Netherlands. The announcement was made during a “Grand Reopening” of the OBO Tyres factory on January 11. “This is a huge development for Magna Tyres Group and an important milestone in the history of our company,” said Michael

Brampton Skips rolls out ContiPressureCheck

Cumbrian waste specialist, Brampton Skips, is rolling out ContiPressureCheck™ across its fleet. Brampton Skips Fleet Manager, Neil McPhillips, believes the Continental Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) offers two key benefits for the company’s 20-strong fleet of rigids. Neil McPhilips said: “This system offers us a vital extra level of safety both for our drivers and

Avon Tyres expands acclaimed Cobra cruiser tyre range

British-based Avon Tyres has extended its Cobra motorcycle tyre range, introducing four new sizes to suit the latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin model updates. There are two new front fitments, 130/60 B19 and 130/60 B21, suitable for the Street Glide and CVO Breakout models, among others. On the rear, riders can now choose the Cobra in

4 in 10 motorists using “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

Almost 40 per cent of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is “dangerously” or “very dangerously” under-inflated. In addition to the serious safety issue that is, Irish used car buyers need to add this to their checklist. The figures come after Michelin and Kwik Fit inspected more than 500

Micheclin launches restructure plans

Michelin has launched a previously announced restructuring that will reform the business into 10 newly created regions worldwide. The set-up will deliver a stronger focus on customers’ needs, simplified procedures and expanded digital services and processes, the French tire maker said. The new structure also is intended to reflect the similar needs of customers within

Laser Tools launched flexi-head ratchet

Laser Tools has launched an innovative, super-slim, flexi-head ratchet, which facilitates technicians reaching those inaccessible fasteners, where a socket or driver bit just won’t work. You can see the fastener but you know you can’t get a socket or driver bit onto it without dismantling half the engine? You need this new super-slim flexi-head ratchet

Michelin’s X Tweel SSL airless tyre and wheel combination makes UK debut

Michelin’s X Tweel SSL airless tyre and wheel combination will be making its UK public debut at this year’s LAMMA Show. For several years, Michelin has sold its range of Tweel products for mowing, agricultural and industrial applications in North America – but the tyre giant’s fitment for skid steer loaders will be the first

Continental set to showcase innovative tyre products at CES 2018

Continental is set to showcase a number of innovative tyre products focused on enriching and expanding mobility at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2018, January 9-12 “Mobility is changing the way people live, work and interact with vehicles,” said Dr. Elmar Degenhart, CEO of Continental. “Through strategic inventiveness and partnerships in the fields

Avon Tyres new official tyre supplier to 6th Gear Experience

Avon Tyres has been announced as the Official Tyre Supplier for 6th Gear Experience, the UK’s largest provider of Supercar Driving Experience Days. With six venues across the North, Midlands and the South, 6th Gear offers car fanatics an adrenalin-fuelled experience in a number of high performance cars including the Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin Vantage,

Avon Tyres supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

Avon Tyres has confirmed its sponsorship of the Bloodhound Project, centred on Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car that is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. As part of its support of the ground-breaking project, Avon is supplying tyres suitable for desert use to Bloodhound’s essential support vehicles and is also looking to