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Star trio wins Irish Van of the Year 2017

The Citroen Dispatch/ Peugeot Expert/ Toyota Proace Van, products of the joint-venture development and production agreement of the three companies has been voted Irish Van of the Year 2017 in association with Continental Tyres. The award, which is the property of the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) is voted upon by a jury of Ireland’s

Half of drivers back blanket block on mobiles

Mobile phone use behind the wheel continues to be a significant problem on Ireland’s roads but a new survey of Irish motorists reveals that nearly half of drivers (46 per cent) would support the introduction of technology to disable certain phone functions for the sake of safety. More than one in four respondents (26 per

Conti Hybrid drive-axle tyre now available as hot-retreaded ContiRe

Continental has added to its range of hot retreaded tyres with the ContiRe Hybrid, which has just been launched on the market. “Hot-retreaded tyres make an important contribution in keeping fleet operating costs to a minimum,” says Ralf Benack, Retreading Director Truck Tyres EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). “We are constantly expanding our

New Conti Urban HA3 245/70 R 19.5 tyre

The requirements placed on urban bus tyres are high, with these tyres placed under higher stress in the inner-city public transport segment than in any other area of application. Stop/start operation coupled with frequent braking and accelerating, varying road surfaces, and recurring contact with the kerb due to pulling up to and away from bus

New Conti Urban HA3 245/70 R 19.5 delivers high tire life

The requirements placed on urban bus tyres are high, with these tyre placed under higher stress in the inner-city public transport segment than in any other area of application. Stop/start operation coupled with frequent braking and accelerating, varying road surfaces, and recurring contact with the kerb due to pulling up to and away from bus

Continental PremiumContact 5 tyre wins tyre test

The Continental PremiumContact 5 tyre has scored top honours in a tyre test conducted by German motoring magazine Gute Fahrt. The Continental PremiumContact 5, in size 215/55 R17, scored a “very good” rating and was hailed as the tyre test winner. The tyres were fitted to a Volkswagen Passat for testing purposes.at Pirelli’s proving ground

Continental Tyres UK and Ireland appointment

Mat Wilkinson has been appointed as Commercial Sales and Marketing Director for Continental Tyre Group, with responsibility for the UK and Republic of Ireland.  With a career in the tyre industry which spans almost 20 years, Mat will be taking over from Arthur Gregg, who has moved to a new position within Continental, as Integration

Continental signs collaborative agreement with Caterpillar 

Continental and Caterpillar Inc. have signed an agreement to equip Cat Off-Highway-Trucks (model series 770 to 775) with Continental RDT-Master tyres in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33 and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tyres for two other Cat products: Medium Wheel Loaders and Articulated Dump Trucks. Jan Skaletz,

Continental Tyres to highlight operator solutions at CV Show 2017

Continental Tyres will use its presence at the CV Show 2017 to highlight its operational solutions, designed to help inform fleets, put efficiency and safety first and provide a complete service to complement its comprehensive range of commercial vehicle tyres. ContiPressureCheck, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), as a standalone system or with full telematics

Prestigious rally wins for Continental truck tyres

The KAMAZ-Master rally team won the Dakar Rally 2017 and the Africa Eco Race 2017, two of the world’s most challenging desert races, on Continental tyres. Covering thousands of kilometers on dirt roads, rough mountain ridges and desert sand, the premium tyres showed a continuously high performance and optimum durability throughout the different stages of

Logistics industry worried about digitalisation – Continental survey shows

Competition, environmental specifications, digital technologies, new players in the transport business, a lack of qualified drivers – logistics companies are not short of challenges, as the Continental Mobility Study 2016 shows. More than half of the logisticians surveyed in the study fear that their industry could get left behind as digitalization progresses. A third believe