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Major UK haulier chooses Hankook

Hankook has won the contract to supply tyres to Fagan & Whalley, a haulage and logistics specialist in the UK. The Lancashire-based haulier chose Hankook after being offered complete tyre solution coupled with what Hankook describes as unrivalled service and support package. Fagan & Whalley have selected Hankook Tyre UK to supply tyres for its 164-strong fleet of Scania

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

Irish hauliers opposes new €11 truck tyre levy

The Irish Road Haulage Association opposes the introduction of a new €11 levy on truck tyres, which is expected to come into force on January 1 It claims the levy is unjustifiable and will force haulage operators to source tyres from outside the Republic of Ireland. Appearing before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate achieves exceptional mileage on Michelin tyres, 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

TyreSafe offers TPMS advice

UK tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe is reminding drivers not to rely solely on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to ensure their tyre safety. While this valued technology has been proven to improve road safety by advising of a change in tyre pressure, drivers need to check their TPMS is working and be aware that it

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