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MWheels nominates Stefan Kantz as European Office Coordinator

Stefan Kantz will join the MWheels team in Neuwied.

The MWheels GmbH based in Neuwied has nominated Stefan Kantz as European Office Coordinator in order to reinforce overseas business. Kantz is to support both the distribution and the finance team in an administrative way, and to coordinate logistics providers. Thus, he is meant to guarantee that all customer needs will be satisfied within the framework of budget and schedule.

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Vredestein develops tyres for modern classic cars

Vredestein’s tyres for modern classic cars will offer appropriate tread design as well as elegant sidewall design.

Vredestein offers a broad portfolio of tyres for classic cars. Furthermore, a growing increase in tyres for modern classic cars has been noticed too. Thus, the company is expanding its offer of tyres for these vehicles. The first tyre for modern classic cars has exclusively been developed for the Audi Ur-Quattro in size 215/50 R15 and will be introduced into the market in September 2018. Jochen Mass, the former Formula 1 champion and ambassador of the brand Vredestein, supported the development.

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Michelin will take over Camso – concentration of OTR activities

Michelin will take over Camso for about 1.45 billion US dollars.

Michelin and Camso have come to an agreement according to which Michelin will take over the company Camso based in Quebec/Canada. The OTR (off-the-road) activities of both companies are to be concentrated in a new division, which will be managed from Quebec.

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Three new tyres of Falken’s secondary brand Sumitomo Tyres

The Sumitomo BC100 was presented at The Tire Cologne for the first time.

Since the end of 2017, Falken has been selling the secondary brand Sumitomo Tyres. The current product portfolio consists of the passenger car and SUV summer tyre BC100 and the SL727, a summer tyre especially developed for vans and light trucks. The WT200 is available for use in wintry conditions, which was as well designed for the passenger car and SUV segment. The three models were presented at The Tire Cologne for the first time.

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Goodyear tyres for Jaguar E-PACE

Goodyear will equip the new compact SUV with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV and the Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV All-Terrain as standard fitting.

Goodyear has announced that the new Jaguar E-PACE of the British car manufacturer will be equipped with tyres of the brand Goodyear. The compact SUV will get the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV and the Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV All-Terrain as standard fitting. Both tyres are marked with “JRL” in order to indicate Jaguar Land Rover’s approval as original equipment.

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Michelin: Marvellous time at Nürburgring

The racing driver Timo Bernhard steering a Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo went around the racing track in the incredible time of 5:19.546 minute at Nürburgring in the Eifel region on 29th June 2018. (Photo: Porsche)

Timo Bernhard, the German racing driver, has gone around the Nordschleife at Nürburgring in the incredible time of 5:19.546 minutes steering a Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. The high-performance racing car was equipped with tyres especially developed by Michelin and was able to do without any mechanical or electronic stability control systems.

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Market introduction of Z Tyre Vantastic

The following sizes are already available: 195/75 R16, 195/70 R15, 215/70 R15, 195/65 R16, 205/65 R16, 225/65 R16, and 235/65 R16.

Zenises introduces a tyre for transporters with its Vantastic. First of all, the tread will be available in seven sizes. The people responsible for the company stress that the tyre “was developed in Europe for Europe”. There was a development focus on safety capacities and mileage.

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Download new overview now: All-season tyres

In the meantime, many manufacturers have started offering all-season tyres. The table gives an overview.

All-season tyres are trendy. In the meantime, several brands have added all-season tyres to their range of products. Please find a table of the current all-season tyres in the download area of this website (the editors make no claim to completeness). You can find a list of 113 treads in the table, which we added to our supplement database, and which were provided by the industry.

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Xtractor Around The World successfully finished

McCormick agricultural tractors series X7 P6-Drive and X8 VT-Drive, which were equipped with BKT tyres, played the key role in Xtractor Around The World.

The second edition of Xtractor Around The World, which started in Cape Town on 3rd April, was successfully finished on 20th May. BKT was one of the sponsors. During the 50-day expedition, the BKT tyres AGRIMAX FORCE and AGRIMAX RT 657 were used for the McCormick agricultural tractors series X7 P6-Drive and X8 VT-Drive.

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Bridgestone: Two tyre series selected for original equipment

Available for the BMW X3 in sizes from 18 to 21 inches:  Alenza 001.

BMW has just selected two Bridgestone tyre series for the original equipment of the only recently introduced third generation of its BMW X3. Thus, Bridgestone is continuing its long-standing partnership with the BMW Group by providing a total of elven different sizes of the Alenza 001 and Blizzak tyre lines for original equipment.

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