A meeting of tyre wholesalers took place on Wednesday evening at Finnstown House, in Lucan, Dublin to discuss stopping the impending introduction of a full Producer Responsibility Initiative, to oversee to the proper management of waste tyres.
DAF is the first truck manufacturer to offer Goodyear KMAX and Fuelmax tyres as standard original equipment. The new tyres will be supplied on the company’s brand new CF and LF models as well as its flagship XF range as of December 2013.
Sangkyu Lee has taken over as Kumho Tire Europe’s president. Lee has worked for Kumho since 1988 in a range of divisions, including as regional sales director in Egypt, Mexico, Spain and as managing director for the company’s French subsidiary.
The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has liaised with the Road Safety Authority and NCT management to clear up some confusion in the implementation of tyre regulations at NCT centres, resulting in vehicles being failed in error.
The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has published figures concerning its members’ sales in 2013. After a 2012 which registered a substantial contraction in the market (with a double digit drop in sales for all the segments) and a very slow beginning of the year, 2013 showed timid signs of recovery that were
Following a decision by the World Motor Sport Council confirming Pirelli’s status as the single supplier of tyres to the FIA Formula One World Championship, Pirelli and the FIA have renewed their Formula One tyre supply contract. The duration of the agreement is for three years, starting from the 2014 season.