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KRT adds three sizes to Blacklion TBR range

Kings Road Tyres (KRT), one of Ireland’s leading distributors of TBR products, has added three sizes to its exclusive Blacklion range of products for the haulage sector. Recent additions to the range are the BT165 and BD175 steer and drive axle tyres, available in popular sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5. They join another popular option

New Agrimax V-Flecto tyre range from BKT Tyres.

The Agrimax V-Flecto is the latest addition made by BKT to the growing Agrimax family. As high-powered tractors continue to advance both in terms of technology and performance, tyres are required to meet the challenging demand of providing first-class capabilities and reliability. The Agrimax V-Flectro tyre is BKT’s solution to this demand. This tyre excels

Giti Tire to unveil 20 branded patterns at CV Show

Giti Tire will use CV Show 2017 to unveil the first phase of its Giti branded truck and bus portfolio, with no less than 20 patterns making their European debut. The display will feature new product lines, conversions of existing patterns from GT Radial, many of which have been improved through increased load index label

BKT unveils new OTR loader tyre

BKT has unveiled an entire new product range for OTR loaders. The new tyre line up has been conceived to face the challenges of the most differing terrains – from snowy and icy surfaces to muddy and rocky ones at quarries and mines. The comprehensive range of products feature extraordinary traction performance, strength, resistance and

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

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

Firenza excellence in high performance tyres

Internationally acclaimed contract tyre manufacturer – Singapore based Firenza has for the past two decades progressively established itself as a leading supplier of quality mid-range tyres across Ireland, the UK and most European markets and particularly specializes in the extremely competitive high performance sector with its recently introduced ST22 range. The Firenza ST22 ultra high

Federal Tyres King of Europe season gets underway

The 2017 Federal Tyres King of Europe Pro, Pro2 and Queen of Europe Series got underway at the legendary PS Racing Center Greinbach in Austria last weekend. Europe’s best drivers travelled from across the continent to fight for the precious podium spots in the opening round as the sun beamed down in front of thousands