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Change at the top of “the most valuable” brands

According to Brand Finance, Michelin is “the most valuable” brand. (Graph: Brand Finance)

According to Brand Finance, Michelin is considered to be “the most valuable” international tyre brand. The company focusing on brand assessment and strategy consultation communicates a 30-per-cent brand increase, reaching about 7.9 billion US dollars next year. Thus, Michelin will be able to overtake Bridgestone (7.0 billion US dollars). Continental will be in the third position of the Brand Finance top ten ranking.

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Dunlop: SUV variation of Sport Maxx RT 2

Dunlop is presenting the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV.

Dunlop is presenting a SUV version of the Sport Maxx RT 2. Engineers tried to realise a balanced pressure distribution for the whole tyre contact area and aimed at optimizing cornering and steering performance at higher speed. A tread compound of the latest generation newly developed for the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV also consists of traction resin.

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Yokohama: OE debut at BMW

The new BMW X3 will be equipped with the Yokohama Advan Sport V105.

The latest generation of BMW X3 will be equipped with the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 as an OE option. Starting with its market launch, the new BMW X3 will be available in two different tyre dimensions, either 225/60R18 104W or 245/50R19 105W. Run-flat technology will be used for both editions.

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New brand presentation of Nokian Tyres

Nokian wants to grow outside the winter tyre market.

Nokian Tyres is modernizing its brand presentation and is aiming at becoming more attractive in strategic growth areas. The new brand design stresses the long company history, a sustainable business strategy and commitment to Scandinavian values. It focuses on a promise to provide peace of mind by all means.

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Bridgestone: Tailor-made tyres for Renault Mégane R.S.

Bridgestone adapted its model Potenza S001 to the requirements of the new Renault Mégane R.S.

Bridgestone is equipping the new Renault Mégane R.S. with the tyre Potenza S001. “The Mégane R.S. is a new type of vehicle. It disposes of a more powerful engine, and the wheel suspension and four-wheel steering system were newly developed and brought to serial production. Thus, Bridgestone designed the Potenza S001 in such a way that it will not only perfectly meet the new requirements of the car, but also supplement the advantages of our innovations in an optimum way”, explains Laurent Hurgon, development driver of the new Renault Mégane R.S.

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Uniroyal announces voluntary exchange program for SnowMax 2

These DOT numbers can help identifying the affected Uniroyal tyres.

The tyre brand Uniroyal is announcing a voluntary exchange program for winter tyres of the model SnowMax 2 in size 195/60 R 16 C for about 500 vans. According to group information, parts of the tyre tread of a certain production period could start getting loose because of a rubber compound not being in compliance with guidelines.

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Camso acquires Forklift Tire Specialists Hull Ltd

Camso is expanding its offer for forklift trucks in the United Kingdom by taking over Forklift Tire Specialists Hull Ltd.

Solideal On-Site Service, the service department of Camso, will expand its presence in the United Kingdom by taking over Tire Specialists Hull Ltd. (FTS). The company based in Hull (Yorkshire) offers more than 40 years of experience in the area of industrial tyres, and is considered to be among the most well-known tyre suppliers in the north of the United Kingdom.

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Magna Tyres: New cooperations with Firststop and Ayme Group

Peter Schreudering is sales manager for the Southern Region and Muktar Barrie for the Northern Region of France.

According to information from the Magna Tyres Group, the demand for products has increased in the whole area during the five-year presence in the French market. Magna Tyres decided to increase the customer network in order to guarantee proximity and availability of products from Magna Tyres.

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CV wheels are classed as “safety critical items”

John Ellis, MWSD Managing Director, advertising the company’s campaign.

More safety on roads, can and will be delivered with stricter inspections in conjunction with more education in the procurement and maintenance of commercial vehicle wheels – and MWheels GmbH, the new German operation of Motor Wheels Service Distribution (MWSD) is dedicated to these issues. In April 2014, MWSD’s dedication was rewarded by recording its first successes: MWSD’s wheel safety road safety campaign for commercial vehicles was adopted in the new EU Roadworthiness Law, which was passed by all Member States in May of that same year.

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BRV: Situation of alloy wheel suppliers remains “satisfactory”

According to wheel manufacturers, the trend towards self-driving cars will influence their own industry: results from the current rim panel analysis for the BRV Working Group Rim Manufacturers. Source: BBE Automotive.

This autumn, the Working Group Rim Manufacturers of the German Tyre Retailer and Vulcanization Trade Association (Bundesverbandes Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. - BRV) again met for their autumn meeting, which was used by the Cologne based consultancy BBE Automotive GmbH in order to present the current results of the Rim/Wheel-Sell-In Panel. Twice a year, the members of the working group announce the sell-in volumes for the past six months (exclusively passenger car replacement market; without sales to vehicle manufacturers and importers), assess independently from each other the remaining demand and forecast the future development.  

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