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Automechanika Birmingham 2017 hosts increased number of international exhibitors

Alongside the growth of Automechanika Birmingham in 2017, the organisers have announced longer opening hours to enable both visitors and exhibitors to maximise their participation. ‘At the event last year, we noticed that a great deal of business was still being conducted on stands as the show closed at 4.30. With over 800 exhibitors at

Two new product launches for Pro-Align

Leading wheel servicing equipment specialist, Pro-Align, will launch two brand new systems at this year’s Automechanika show in Birmingham, helping workshops to improve both their customer service levels and operational efficiency. The new Hunter Road Force Elite (RFE) wheel balancer is the next step in Hunter’s advanced wheel balancing technology, designed to eliminate even the

Goldhofer’s big boy among the semi low-loaders

The latest addition to the tried and tested STZ-VP family is very much a big boy. The STZ-VP (285) owes its name to its new 285 mm tyres and takes the title for the low loader semi-trailer with the highest load-carrying capacity from the house of Goldhofer. This STZ version, with the proven pendular axle

Irish Tyre Industry Association launches REACT roadside safety initiative

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has introduced the REACT (Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Tyres) initiative to ensure HGV tyre fitters and repairers keep safe in carrying out their work on our motorways. The initiative is being launched at the Citywest Hotel, next Monday, April 24,with representatives from an Garda Siochana, the Road Safety Authority

CV Show set to be jam-packed

It may be 10% larger in terms of floor space, but the Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 looks set to be as jam-packed as ever when it opens its doors next week – and there’s still time to register for FREE tickets at With over 460 exhibitors, Halls 3, 3a, 4 and 5 of the

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

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