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WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT: MOBILITY REVOLUTION AND GLOBAL PRESENCE, GREAT CHALLENGES FOR THE NEAR FUTURE

It is no coincidence that AICA’s 41st National Assembly was held last December 5 in Bologna during the Motor Show, which led many companies to the exhibition ground that will soon host the next edition of Autopromotec, in May.  Once again, the Association’s Assembly was rather rich in contents, directions and perspectives in view of the important challenges that the automotive equipment sector will have to face in the next few years

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THE TIRE WORLD UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AT AUTOPROMOTEC

The 27th edition of Autopromotec, the International exhibition specialized in both automotive equipment and aftermarket products, is fast approaching and will be held in Bologna from the 24th to the 28th of May, and the organizers are thrilled to announce that also this edition will mark a considerable growth over the previous one, with more exhibition space, both inside and outside, as projections speak about new record-breaking numbers as far as visitors are concerned

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AUTOMOBILES ARE AN ESSENTIAL ASSET FOR ALL ITALIANS. BUYING AND MAINTENANCE ON THE RISE

Greater purchasing trend and greater maintenance. The automobile is still considered an essential asset  by many Italians who are willing to spend their money in acquiring new cars or taking greater care of them. Sure, a far cry compared to pre-crisis levels when, thanks to generous Government incentives

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WORKSHOP FOCUS: HOW TO SET UP THE WORKSHOP OF THE FUTURE!

Curiosity and the desire to rise to the occasion. In order to turn any garage into a Workshop 4.0 many specialists have decided to go back to the drawing board, and to do that they chose to follow the courses “Focus Officina” (workshop focus). The project, created through a partnership between Autopromotec EDU and Quattroruote Professional

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MICHELIN: A DELICATE FOOTPRINT

Sprayers are used in agriculture to pour out treatments and pesticides on crops arranged in rows. Whether dedicated trailers pulled by tractors, large self-propelled machines or equipment (tanks and arms with nozzles) mounted on tractors. What all these solutions have in common is the need to fit narrow tires, able to move between the rows without damaging the crop and without compacting the soil. For this reason, specific ranges of tires with low cross section

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IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH

The economic crisis, as we all know too well, has changed many aspects of our daily lives. These changes, as expected, didn’t spare the tire market either. Nowadays many specialist retailers have to cope not only with economic problems, but also with an increasingly aggressive competition

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THE MOTOR SHOW RESTORED TO ITS FULL SPLENDOR

Like the Phoenix, the Motor Show rises from its ashes. After being locked way in the attic for a year, the popular show was staged again in Bologna from 3rd to 11th of December 2016. Expectations were really high for an event that, after the setbacks experienced in 2013 and 2015 and organizational changes switching from GL Events to BolognaFiere, clearly aimed at returning to its former glory in 2016.

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A LONG WINTER

New winter tires; many manufacturers have chosen the beginning of the cold season to unveil their winter treads, aware of the fact that replacement requests will last throughout the whole of February. Driven by M + S and 3PMSF marked products the market offers also new innovative products for industrial and off-road use

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NEW FLEET MANAGEMENT "SOLUTIONS"

“Outsourcing” is the word. Turning fixed costs into variable costs, transferring portions of work to outside suppliers rather than completing it internally is its definition. Outsourcing is an effective cost-saving strategy when used properly. It is sometimes more affordable to purchase

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SCANIA: THE R AND S REVOLUTION

Curtain up. After seven years of waiting, Scania turns its heavyweights inside-out: here are the new R and S series, renewed in both cabin and mechanical layout. To the point that the debut earned Scania the 2017 Truck of the year award, just as it happened back in 2010 with the "old" R series

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PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: GOODYEAR BRINGS THE TRUCK IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Launched in late 2016,"Proactive Solutions", a system of connected services for transport fleet management, represents an important step in streamlining operating costs, starting of course with tires. The “solution” isn’t exactly a novelty, but is a result of two years of development and field-testing throughout Europe

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FROM THE "INTERNET OF THINGS" TO THE "INTERNET OF CARS"

Late October 2016 in a sparkling Milan: at 8.20 in the morning, in front of the European Institute of Design, a long line of enthusiasts forms to access one of the most interesting events in the digital world

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PROFESSIONAL CARRIERS WANTED

Some have a load, but not a truck. Some have a truck but not a load. Some have both, but would like to explore new routes. While others are just searching for a reliable partner to work with. All this is just normal day-to-day business when it comes to road haulage, extemporaneous needs that the global economic crisis has turned into a constant requirement

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THE SELL-OUT DEALER NETWORK

In this issue of Pneurama, the usual space dedicated to market Sell-Out trends  – produced by GfK - will take a slightly different approach than usual, and Gfk, as we all know by now, looks at the  monthly Sell-Out figures of Specialized Tire Networks in Italy. In this issue, on the other hand, we will focus on Car Dealers. A distribution channel that, despite making the most of its revenues by selling both new and used cars, is now beginning to look with increasing interest at selling tires

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NEW ENGINES FOR A CHANGING WORLD

Although pinning all the blame of pollution on cars and other means of transportation isn’t fair, it is an undeniable fact that they play a relevant part in the emission of hazardous particles into the atmosphere. Countermeasures must be taken and that is precisely what the industry is doing, producing cleaner and more efficient new engines

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FREIGHT TRANSPORT: ITALY TRAILING THE REST OF EUROPE

Looking at the European transport market share it is rather noteworthy to see that Italy’s share is only 2.5%, a tenth of the share held by Polish Transport companies. This is what came out from a French research carried out by the Comite National Routier, highlighting how vehicles registered in only four countries carry about 50% of the whole international freight volume

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