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Nexen targeting Europe for further growth

Nexen Tire Europe’s new €829-million plant was due to open last year and is currently awaiting permission from authorities in the Czech Republic to start trial production at the new plant in Zatec, which is in the north-west of the country toward the German border.

Sunglasses are a shady business

The sky’s blue, sun is shining and the snow, fog and rain are a distant memory. It’s time to get the top down, the shades on and celebrate the great British summer with some open-air motoring. But hold on a minute – those shades might make you look cooler than an ice box, but are

Dealing with low sun and glare

Now that spring is here, the sun is rising earlier and flowers blooming. However, being dazzled by the sun can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions.

World experts to speak on future of hi-tech electric mobility

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where “the automotive and tech worlds converge”.

Heart of the automotive industry beats at Autopromotec in Bologna

Autopromotec is the international automotive equipment and aftermarket trade show held every two years in the heart of Italy’s “Motor Valley” and that has always promoted the automotive after-sales sector worldwide. It takes place in Bologna from the 22-26 May this year.

Tyre Safety campaign aims to drive out Scotland’s illegal dealers

Drivers buying second hand tyres in Scotland are being warned to check that they are legal and have passed the relevant safety checks. We thought that this story would interest our readers.

Government moves to ban older HGV and bus tyres

The government is to consult on options to ban older tyres from use on buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles and minibuses. The Department for Transport announced last week that it will begin a consultation on legislation to make it illegal for these vehicles to run with any tyres aged 10 years or over. This follows

UK wants longer-lasting repairs to prevent potholes

The Department for Transport (DfT) in the UK is considering measures that would keep roads pothole-free for longer. It is considering holding companies that repair roads to account for longer, extending warranties from two years to five years. This would mean that if a pothole forms within five years of roadworks, the utility company will

Company prosecuted for serious lift safety breaches

An international company trading in the UK has been fined after serious safety breaches relating to faulty vehicle lifts. The company was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £17,217.84. The Court heard how repeatedly the defendant failed to ensure that its vehicle lifting equipment at its sites in Coulsdon and West London was

Test World is Tyre Industry Supplier of the Year again

Test World has won the ‘Tire Industry Supplier of the Year’ category at the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, for the second time. The Test World facility is based in Northern Finland and specialises in vehicle and tyre testing in winter conditions. It offers extensive snow and ice tracks and the world’s

Progress on one of the most advanced tyre factories

Nokian Tyres tells us that it has made significant progress on its first North American production plant and remains on schedule to begin commercial tire production in the new manufacturing facility in 2020. The exteriors of the factory’s mixing tower and production building are largely complete, and workers are currently installing state-of-the-art manufacturing technology inside