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Aeolus terminates Pirelli deal

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90 per cent stake in Pirelli & C. S.p.A.’s commercial tyre unit, after failing to gain approval in time from Chinese authorities for an overseas acquisition. Aeolus released a statement saying China’s Ministry of Commerce and National Development and Reform Commission failed to grant

Start of Magna Tyres production in the Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group has started production of Magna Tyres at the OBO Tyres factory in Hardenberg, the Netherlands. The announcement was made during a “Grand Reopening” of the OBO Tyres factory on January 11. “This is a huge development for Magna Tyres Group and an important milestone in the history of our company,” said Michael

Brampton Skips rolls out ContiPressureCheck

Cumbrian waste specialist, Brampton Skips, is rolling out ContiPressureCheck™ across its fleet. Brampton Skips Fleet Manager, Neil McPhillips, believes the Continental Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) offers two key benefits for the company’s 20-strong fleet of rigids. Neil McPhilips said: “This system offers us a vital extra level of safety both for our drivers and

Hankook now exclusive on Radical sportscar

Hankook is now the exclusive OEM for both the racing and the road models of the British sportscar manufacturer, Radical Hankook will supply various sizes for motorsport applications including the Ventus Race in the slick (F200) and rain version (Z207), and with its sporty roadside counterpart, the Ventus S1 evo², for “regular” Radical cars approved

Avon Tyres expands acclaimed Cobra cruiser tyre range

British-based Avon Tyres has extended its Cobra motorcycle tyre range, introducing four new sizes to suit the latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin model updates. There are two new front fitments, 130/60 B19 and 130/60 B21, suitable for the Street Glide and CVO Breakout models, among others. On the rear, riders can now choose the Cobra in

4 in 10 motorists using “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

Almost 40 per cent of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is “dangerously” or “very dangerously” under-inflated. In addition to the serious safety issue that is, Irish used car buyers need to add this to their checklist. The figures come after Michelin and Kwik Fit inspected more than 500

Goodyear Dunlop makes key appointments

Goodyear Dunlop tells us that it has strengthened its Leadership Team with a number of key appointments. Andy Marfleet, currently Motorcycle Marketing Manager EMEA is promoted to the position of Goodyear Dunlop Marketing Director UK & Ireland. Before joining the EMEA Motorcycle team in 2014, Andy was Dunlop Brand Manager for UK & Ireland for

Hankook launches 2018 Design Innovation

Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook has launched its ‘2018 Design Innovation’ project. Held every two years, the Design Innovation project realises the infinite possibilities of a tyre through designing creative and realistic alternatives to driving. ‘2018 Design Innovation’ will be held under the theme of ‘Extending Future Life Beyond Mobility’. I n 2035, human life is

Micheclin launches restructure plans

Michelin has launched a previously announced restructuring that will reform the business into 10 newly created regions worldwide. The set-up will deliver a stronger focus on customers’ needs, simplified procedures and expanded digital services and processes, the French tire maker said. The new structure also is intended to reflect the similar needs of customers within

New Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tyre

The new non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tyre offers much-needed peace of mind in case of a sudden snowstorm or rapidly freezing road surfaces. The further improved ice grip and better handling are based on the Arctic Sense Grip concept developed by Nokian Tyres that makes driving wonderfully controlled, precise and quiet in slippery winter

Laser Tools launched flexi-head ratchet

Laser Tools has launched an innovative, super-slim, flexi-head ratchet, which facilitates technicians reaching those inaccessible fasteners, where a socket or driver bit just won’t work. You can see the fastener but you know you can’t get a socket or driver bit onto it without dismantling half the engine? You need this new super-slim flexi-head ratchet