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In photos: The Tire Cologne 2024 attended this year’s The Tire Cologne in Germany, the biennial trade fair for the global tyre and wheel industries, where we met with a number of well-known faces from within the Irish tyre industry:

(l-r) Padraic Keating, Mileage Tyre Services; Ali Riza Kanik, member of the board, Özka Tyres; and Frank McDonagh, Mileage Tyre Services
(l-r) Hazel Clarke, Fred Clarke, Ronnie Coleman, Damien Galligan, Agrigear; and Piero Torassa, field engineering manager, BKT
(l-r) Derek Murphy, Euro Tyre Sales; Steve Eke, sales director UK and Ireland, Triangle Tyre; and Paddy Greenan, Euro Tyre Sales
(l-r) Sean Cusack and Niall Murray, Tractamotors Tyres
(l-r) Damien McGrath, National Tyres and Paul Hicks, product manager Europe, Sailun Group
Chris Parle (left) and Luke McRedmond (centre) of Midland Tyres were winners of the F1 fastest pitstop challenge with a time of 13.19 seconds. Pictured right is challenge coordinator, Milan Leferink.
(l-r) Ollie Weldon and Anne Joyce, LC Tyres; and Alfred van Dijk, sales manager, Magna Tyres
(l-r) James Patrick Finnegan, Gerard Mines, and Sean McLoughlin, SG Tyre Wholesale
(l-r) Shane Byrne, Connor Byrne, Rory Byrne and Rory Byrne, Modern Tyres
(l-r) Alan Clancy and Kieran Clancy, Industrial Tyre Specialists
(l-r) Sean Cusack, Tractamotors Tyres; Christian Büttner, event and exhibition, Hankook Tire; Kinny Bennett, director technical service team, Hankook Tire; and Niall Murray, Tractamotors Tyres
(l-r) Tim Jolly, regional sales manager UK, and Sean Maddocks, sales director UK & Ireland, Davanti Tyres
(l-r) Derek Murphy, Euro Tyre Sales; Ari Sala, assistant to European managing director, Prinx Chengshan; Paddy Greenan, Euro Tyre Sales; David Oliva, marketing manager Europe, Prinx Chengshan; and Xia Xinyu, international marketing, Prinx Chengshan
(l-r) Chris Parle, Noel Kingston and Luke McRedmond, Midland Tyres
Henry Tien, sales specialist, Nankang Rubber Tire
The Tire Cologne 2024 – The next edition is scheduled to take place from 9th – 11th June, 2026.