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Pirelli: Tyre supplier of Formula One until 2019

Pirelli will remain exclusive tyre supplier of FIA Formula One World Championship until 2019.

For further three years, Pirelli will remain exclusive tyre supplier of FIA Formula One World Championship. The Italian tyre manufacturer and FIA prolonged their current contract for the period from 2017 to 2019. The deal was negotiated in winter – FIA and Pirelli agreed on some changes in the technical rules in cooperation with the teams. As of 2017 broader tyres will be used. Pirelli received special testing days from the international association FIA. Several new rules will come into force in 2017.


Joint Venture between Pneuhage and Bridgestone

Peter Schütterle is owner of the Pneuhage Group.

Pneuhage Management GmbH & Co. KG and Bridgestone Deutschland GmbH intend starting a joint venture. Bridgestone would like to focus on First Stop Deutschland and its subsidiaries including all the branches, the retreading companies and the First Stop partner network. The current company names First Stop and Reifen Seher and their brand presentations are to be kept.


The Tire Cologne: Key players agree to come

Peter Hülzer, executive president BRV.

The tyre trade fair REIFEN experienced its final issue in Essen this year. "THE TIRE COLOGNE", which was invented by Koelnmesse and BRV, positioned itself as new industry trade fair. When looking at the communicated registration figures the first edition seems to turn into a superlative industry event in 2018. According to responsible trade fair people, all the key players were already on board for 2018. After important key players of the industry had already expressed their support for the event in the framework of the campaign “We are taking part” in May, the list of participants seemed to have grown considerably nearly a year later.


REIFEN is history in Essen

For the last time, the tyre trade fair took place in Essen and apart from all the business sense there was of course a lot of melancholy left behind. During the last decades, Messe Essen and the German Tyre Retailer and Vulcanization Trade Association (Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. - BRV) as conceptual supporter wrote a success story. We express our deepest gratitude for this.


Yokohama helps “experiencing” tyre novelties

ADVAN Sport V105 tyres were mounted on the Mercedes Benz C-Class.

Yokohama invited several customers and press representatives to the Nürburgring in order to make them take part in a one-day summer driving event. The presentation focused on the new products ADVAN FLEVA V701, Geolandar A/T G015 and ADVAN A052, which had already been launched at the Geneva Motor Show and had continuously been introduced in several sizes in the market.


New Uniwheels plant starts operating

The new Uniwheels plant in Poland has already started operating.

The new Uniwheels Plant 4 started prematurely operating in the Polish Stalowa Wola. After finishing a testing operation in May, regular moulding operations started at the beginning of June. Originally, production start was planned for August. Currently, 250 employees produce wheels via low pressure casting on the first moulding machines in the new plant, which are then finished in a nearly fully automated process. The company plans a wheel production of 500,000 units until the end of the year.


Pirelli Cinturato Winter: Setting sights on broad market segment

Giuliano Menassi, R&D-Department Pirelli, shows the new Cinturato Winter.

Pirelli completes the range of its product family Cinturato: After launching the summer tyre P7, the Cinturato Winter follows, which was developed for passenger cars of the middle class. The brand, which is considered to be a dominant active player in the prestige segment and in original equipment business, hopes that it will increase its market share in the replacement market.


Ronal opens second plant in Mexico

During the inauguration ceremony: Kai Staschko (Director Special Projects RONAL GROUP), Oliver Brauner (CFO RONAL GROUP), Yvo Schnarrenberger (CEO RONAL GROUP), Juan Manuel Carreras López (Gouverneur San Luis Potosí), Jochen Gerlach (Managing Director RONAL San Luis Potosí), Gustavo Puente Orozco (Secretary Economic Development) and Rúben Araiza Diaz (Head of Swiss Business Hub Mexico).

RONAL GROUP built a second plant in the NAFTA region in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. The inauguration ceremony took place on 20th June 2016. According to company information, RONAL GROUP has been following a clear growth strategy in order to strengthen its presence in this region and to increase capacity of passenger car tyres for all automotive manufacturers in the NAFTA region.


OBO Tyres takes over exclusive distribution of Magna Tyres in Benelux

Michael de Ruijter, Magna Tyres Group and Herman Hutten, OBO Tyres, signed the agreement.

Shortly after the Magna Tyres Group’s launch of the new agricultural tyres for tractors, OBO Tyres announces the takeover of exclusive distribution for these tyres in the Benelux countries. The new radial Magna Tyres tractor tyres are available in 21 sizes. Furthermore, they were designed for use at 40 or 50 km/h. According to company information, Magna Tyres AG01 series stands for quality, soil protection and driving comfort.


Motorbike sports tyres: Metzeler and Pirelli dominate

According to the journal “Motorrad“, Metzeler Sportec M7 RR is a universal talent.

According to the journal “Motorrad“, Metzeler and Pirelli produce the best rubbers for two-wheel enthusiast with sports ambitions. The test illustrates that the Metzeler Sportec M7 RR is a universal talent. Based on the final judgment, this balanced tyre deserves the first place without any doubts.