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Nexen Tire: Moving into new headquarters in Kelkheim

The Nexen team is looking forward to dealing with new challenges at the location in Kelkheim.

The Nexen Tire Europe Niederlassung Deutschland and the Technical Center Europe have moved together in a newly built company location of about 11,000 square metres in Lise-Meitner-Straße 1 in 65779 Kelkheim. The new building was set up after thirteen months of construction time. According to company information, there was a clear focus on the use of environmentally friendly building materials and on placing orders with local companies.


Goodyear: Rubbers for Audi e-tron

The e-tron is rolling with the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV.

Audi will optionally equip the fully electrical e-tron with the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV in size 265/45R21 108H XL. As electric vehicles have a significantly higher torque than combustion engines, tyre wear can be up to 25 per cent higher. Thus, Goodyear tried to maximize mileage of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV.


Maxxis becomes tyre manufacturer of the Motocross World Championship

Taking pleasure in the new partnership with the FIM Motocross World Grand Prix: Didier Henriod (l.), Youthstream Director, David Luongo (m.), Youthstream Vice President, as well as the Maxxis European Sales, Marketing and Technical Team.

As of season 2019, Maxxis will deliver tyres for FIM Motocross World Grand Prix (MXGP) for the first time. Youthstream, the company selling the international rights for TV, marketing, and promotion, has announced the partnership, which normally lasts for three years, in Monaco only recently. The contract will be valid as of the future season 2019.


GETTYGO: Expanded presence in Europe

GETTYGO  Expanded presence in Europe.

GETTYGO is made in Germany, but the platform has also established itself in Austria, France, and Belgium. At the beginning of 2018, GETTYGO started in Spain too. The people being responsible took stock: During the first six months, 1,500 customers registered after entering the market.


Majority of manufacturers will avoid REIFEN 2018

From 11th to 15th September, the REIFEN 2018 will take place parallel to the Automechanika Frankfurt for the first time. (Picture: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Petra Wenzel)

From 11th to 15th September, the REIFEN 2018 will have its premiere parallel to the Automechanika Frankfurt. Most of the tyre brands with radiant power will not be present at the trade fair, as the majority of the international tyre industry decided in favour of being present at The Tire Cologne.


Yokohama and Kumho has finished cooperation ahead of schedule

Yokohama has finished the technology relations with Kumho Tire.

Yokohama has finished the technology relations with Kumho Tire. Since February 2014, there has been an agreement on the Master Technological Alliance. The cooperation F&E-Agreement as well as the agreement on an exchange of licences and technology aimed at working together on tyre-related future technologies including eco-friendly tyre technologies and new concept tyres. Due to recent changes of majority shareholders of Kumho Tire, the agreement was cancelled based on these conditions.


Conti will take over Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain KTAS

Continental will take over Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain KTAS.

Continental will take over the Australian Kmart Tyre and Auto Service“ (KTAS) and will strengthen its network of dealers in Australia. The Australian company Wesfarmers Limited is the seller. The purchase price amounts to 350 Australian dollars (about 227 million euros).


Apollo: Altrust series is growing

Apollo Tyres is expanding its Altrust tyre series.

Apollo Tyres has expanded the Altrust tyre series. Fourteen sizes of the Altrust All Season cover the most popular sizes of vans. According to responsible people at the company, the series is characterized by quality features like braking behaviour on wet roads, high stability when taking bends as well as a low noise level during the whole tyre life.


Pirelli will support the team Luna Rossa Challenge

Pirelli and Prada are co-sponsors of the team Luna Rossa Challenge during the 36th America´s Cup 2021.

Pirelli and the team Luna Rossa Challenge have come to an agreement concerning setting up a partnership, which will focus on projects lasting several years: the participation of Luna Rossa in the next edition of the America's Cup in New Zealand in the year 2021.


Autobahn Retreading will become franchisee of Marangoni

Autobahn Retreading will sell Marangoni’s Ringtread too.

Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), a joint venture operating in the area of retreading of commercial vehicles in India, announces its first full service Ringtread franchisee in India: Autobahn Retreading, which is part of Autobahn Trucking Corporation (P) Ltd and dealer for Bharat Benz Trucks in Cochin/Kerala.