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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.


Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 released for Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche released the Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 as original equipment of its 911 GT3 RS.

The new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 was released as original equipment of the new 911 GT3 RS in the sizes 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL by Porsche. The successor of the Sport Maxx Race was particularly developed for Porsche.


Giti Tire: Original equipment release for Seat Arona

The Seat Arona will get the Giti Tire GitiSynergyE1 as original equipment tyres.

When equipping the Seat Arona in Europe, Giti Tire has already equipped the third vehicle on the small vehicle platform MQB A0. Thus, Seat, Volkswagen’s subsidiary, granted the corresponding original equipment release for the compact city crossover. Giti Tires will deliver its GitiSynergyE1 in dimension 205/60 R16 92H for the Arona to the main plant in Martorell/Spain.


Top-level award for industry & trade

The award winners will publicly be announced in the framework of the opening ceremony of “The Tire Cologne“ on the premises of Koelnmesse on 28th May 2018.

For many years, the Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. (BRV - German Tyre Retailer and Vulcanization Trade Association) has honoured top performance of the German tyre industry. For the first time, the top-level Kreativpreis 2018 will be awarded in two sections.


Buying Giti tyres in online shop now

The customers can choose what is important for them in the Giti online shop. Afterwards, they can find tyres according to the tyre dimension or by using a picture-uploading function.

In the framework of a media week at the location in Hanover In December 2016, Giti reported about a planned online shop where Giti tyres were directly to be ordered by end-customers. Finally, the shop started in spring 2017 and was directly linked with the website


Heuver tyre wholesale company: Technical competence and high availability

In the meantime, the company has a storing area of 40,000 square metres at its disposal in Hardenberg.

Since 1966, the Dutch company Heuver Banden has been a reliable supplier of specialized tyre trade. Since its foundation, the company has developed into a reliable supplier in different segments of commercial vehicle and OTR tyres as well as industrial and agricultural tyres.


Product optimization because of field tests together with customers

Continental reorganized its EM tyre segment concerning contents and personnel.

Continental offers a comprehensive portfolio of components and systems for off-highway applications. The solutions of the international technology group are meant to make construction, agricultural and transport machines and vehicles safer, cleaner and more efficient and comfortable.


Summer tyre test: 195/65 R15 – threatened by cost-effective uniform rubber compounds?

Read the whole tyre test results on our website

“In case of doubt you will be on the safe side with more expensive tyres”, AutoBild sums up in its current summer tyre test. The winner, however, is a representative you normally do not find in the top price category: the Hankook Ventus Prime3. Statements from premium manufacturers concerning the relevance of development demonstrate the potential of emerging brands in the tested size.


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.