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Continental shows cutting edge technologies at Vision Zero Live event

Continental, the leading tyre and automotive technology group, brought its Vision Zero Live event to Mondello Race Circuit in Co. Kildare recently. Over three days, general consumers, staff from tyre retailers and managers of large company fleets had the opportunity to participate in a range of ‘hands on the wheel’ demonstrations of the company’s latest

GoBus.ie achieves exceptional mileage on Michelin tyres

GoBus.ie, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.   The customer specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment across the fleet, with tyres on

Continental Tyres top winter tests

In two tests run by AutoBild magazine, winter tyres from Continental have again turned in successful performances. In the large-scale test staged by AutoBild, the WinterContact TS 860 was best-in-test, while in the test conducted by 4×4 magazine AutoBild Allrad from the same publishers, the WinterContact TS 850 P was awarded a top “exemplary” rating.

Bridgestone announces €250+ million investment in EU operations

Bridgestone is investing approximately €266 million into three key European production sites. The funds will be used to expand plant production capacity, purchase cutting-edge equipment and optimise existing production lines. Bridgestone production facilities in Burgos (Spain), Poznan and Stargard (Poland), will be upgraded significantly as a result of this investment. In addition to strengthening its

BKT specified as OE by Caterpillar

BKT’s Earthmax SR 47 and Earthmax SR 45 tyres has been specified as Original Equipment by Caterpillar. The two tyres have received homolgation from Caterpillar for two separate machines. Meanwhile, the company has received a prestigious award from the heavy plant manufacturer. BKT has received the Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification, which is bestowed to

Hankook opens first manufacturing plant in the US

Hankook Tire has opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Tennessee, USA. It further enhance its growing global production portfolio. Hankook says that this new plant exemplifies the company’s continuous efforts to create innovative and cutting edge technology for its U.S. customers as well as for the global market. The company now operates a network of manufacturing bases located

Falken dominates race and drift competitions around the world

Falken’s race and drift teams have secured an outstanding collection of honours this season with the tyre manufacturer adding a world champion and champion to its roster of three ‘king’ accolades and ‘queen’ title this weekend. Falken pilot Yoshihide Muroya claimed victory at the final Red Bull Air Race of the season at Indianapolis to

Beach Race provides win for new Dunlop MX12 tyre

Dunlop Tyres put itsnew Geomax MX12 product to the test at the recent HydroGarden Weston Beach Race and the tyre didn’t disappoint, proudly taking the podium top spot at the end of the gruelling off-road event. British rider, Todd Kellett took the podium after giving a spectacular show around one of the toughest off-road events

Bridgestone sets out new targets under five-year plan

Yesterday in Tokyo, Bridgestone issued an outline of the group’s mid-term management plan for 2017 which will cover five years from 2018 to 2022. It aims towards a goal of achieving leadership in each industry in which it competes. Updated to reflect changes in the operating environment since last year, the latest plan will serve as a process

NTDA holds annual awards ceremony

The National Tyre Distributors Association held its annual awards night in Milton Keyns on Thursday, October 12. Winners of the night included; • Aftermarket Supplier of the Year: Rema Tip Top Automotive UK • Tyre Industry Awards 2017 Industry Marketing Campaign: Yokohama HPT • Tyre Wholesaler of the Year: Kirkby Tyres • Tyre Manufacturer of

Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tested to the limit

From October 14th until November 9th Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyres will be tested to the limit during the Land Rover Experience Tour. During the four-week expedition, a selection of international participants will drive new Land Rover Discovery SUV’s fitted with Wrangler DuraTrac tyres through a wide variety of road conditions. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac has