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“Motorrad“ test of tour tyres: Big point for Pirelli Angel GT

The “classic“ Angel GT still dominates.

Because of top performance on wet roads, the Pirelli Angel GT turned out to be the test winner in the tyre test of the medium “Motorrad“. The Dunlop Roadsmart III achieved the same amount of points. Nonetheless, the Dunlop tread is not that fond of wet weather. Due to an excellent mix of stability, sportiness and safety on wet roads, the Pirelli Angel GT is the winner and proves that a relatively “old” tread is still able to dominate a comparison test.


Michelin: Investment in energy efficiency

Ulrike Höfken, Minister of the Environment, (r.) pressed a button to start one of the new electric presses and to move one of the raw tyres to the press as shown in the picture. Close to the event were (front, f.l.) Markus Schlosser, Economic Affairs Officer in Bad Kreuznach, Christian Metzger, Factory Manager at Michelin, Bettina Dickes, District Administrator, and part of the project team moving the first prototype of the electric presses to serial production.

Only recently, Ulrike Höfken, Minister of the Environment, handed over an EU funding approval of about 700,000 euros to Christian Metzger, Factory Manager at Michelin, in Bad Kreuznach. The money is meant to finance the installation of particularly energy-efficient electric vulcanization presses in the location in Rhineland-Palatinate.


Avon is official tyre supplier of the Racing Series Elite

The new Jaguar F-TYPE, a redesigned racing version, will exclusively be used for the Racing Series Elite.

Last week, the new Racing Series Elite was presented – Avon Tyres will work as official tyre supplier. The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR with GT4 specification was selected as official racing vehicle. There will be 20 competitors for the whole first season in 2019. The vehicles will be stored and prepared by the central operations team before and after the race.


ZDK: Cooperation with Northwood University extended

Keith A. Pretty, President of Northwood University, and Birgit Behrens, Managing Director Professional Education at the German Federation for Motor Trade and Repairs (ZDK), are signing contracts.

The Northwood University and the German Federation for Motor Trade and Repairs (ZDK - Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe) continue their cooperation of qualifying young automotive talents. Keith A. Pretty, President of Northwood University based in Michigan, USA, and Birgit Behrens, Managing Director Professional Education at the German Federation for Motor Trade and Repairs (ZDK), signed the contract in the framework of the NADA Convention in Las Vegas in March.


Triangle: Distribution contract with B+B Reifencenter

Matthias Kroll (l.), Head of Purchasing Tyres and Wheels at B+B, and Mirco Spiniella, Triangle Business Development Director, are looking forward to the cooperation.

Triangle Tire signed a distribution contract with the wholesaler B+B Reifencenter GmbH in Schwerin. As a consequence, Triangle will strengthen its presence in Europe. About 50 employees work for B+B Reifencenter. Apart from distributing tyres, the company also focuses on the areas of automotive service and accessories.


THE TIRE COLOGNE - Tyre sector in favour of Cologne

 (f.l.) Gerald Böse, Chairman of the Board at Koelnmesse, Director Ingo Riedberger and Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel were discussing the guiding idea of the trade fair at the official press conference of THE TIRE COLOGNE.

The tyre sector is looking at the premiere of THE TIRE COLOGNE full of expectation. Hardly anybody in sector circles seems to be talking about the “REIFEN“, which is supposed to celebrate its premiere parallel to Automechanika in Frankfurt this year. For a long time, the people responsible for both trade fairs have been taking part in a kind of competition to draw attention. Now, however, it has become quite obvious – for sector participants THE TIRE COLOGNE will be “the place to be“.


Conti’s presence in prestige segment

First of all, the WinterContact TS 860 S will be available in 14 dimensions.

Presence in the prestige segment is an essential factor of strengthening your image – and it is proof of your development competence. Continental will equip sportscars and highly powerful, handling-oriented passenger cars with the new WinterContact TS 860 S. Original equipment will be the main focus of the luxury rubber, but the tyre will also be available in the replacement business.


AutoBild Allrad: Continental and Hankook leading in the summer tyre test

Both are test winners: the Continental SportContact 5 SUV and the Hankook Ventus ST.

This time, AutoBild Allrad focuses on eight tyres of the size 265/60 R18 for bigger SUVs and off-road vehicles in its current summer tyre test, which took place on Continental’s testing ground in Uvalde, Texas. Thus, it was a home victory for the test winner, Continental SportContact 5 SUV. Nevertheless, the Conti tyre has to share the first position with the Hankook Ventus ST.


Hankook: Expansion of plant Rácalmás

Handshake for expansion: Han-Jun Kim and Péter Szijjártó, Secretary of State for External Relations and Trade in Hungary.

Hankook announced expansion plans for building a new production plant for truck and bus tyres in Hungary. The work is going to start in the first six months of 2018. Production is supposed to begin two years later. The expansion with a value of about 290 million euros is to be the fourth biggest investment in the history of the factory, which was originally opened in 2007.


Battlax Sport Touring T31 is expanding range of products

The Battlax Sport Touring T31 is available in eight sizes as standard version for the front wheel and in nine sizes for the back wheel.

Bridgestone is expanding its motorbike range of products around the new Battlax Sport Touring T31. According to company information, the new tyre shows improved wet performance and a maximum contact experience with the road.