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On the road all year round

The light transport tire segment recently welcomed two new products: Bridgestone and Firestone (a US tire brand acquired in 1988 by the Japanese manufacturer), have in fact, launched their first all-season light transport tires. Bridgestone Duravis is an All-Season model expected to be available on the market as of August, while the Firestone Vanhawk Multiseason will be available from October

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New Cinturato P7, “smart” tires rising

The new P7 joins the legacy of a name with 70 years of history and advanced technological solutions: this is the spirit behind the new Cinturato P7, launched in 2020 on the European and Asian market. The new Cinturato revamps the previous P7 generation, introduced in 2009, taking advantage of ongoing updates made possible by synergies with some of the world’s top car manufacturers

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Goodyear Introduces Kmax T Gen-2

Approximately one year after the presentation of a second-generation steering and drive axle tire in the Kmax range (Kmax S Gen-2 and Kmax D Gen-2 respectively), Goodyear completes the Kmax Gen 2 range with the new Kmax T Gen-2 trailer tire. As Commercial Tire Marketing Director Europe Maciej Szymanski explains, "the Kmax T Gen-2 range offers important advantages to long-distance and regional transport fleets

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In the wild with BKT

No crisis here! Despite the global repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the forestry sector appears to be standing its ground: world demand for timber and its main by-products has witnessed a steady growth in recent years, a trend that will most likely continue in the future. For this very reason, it is necessary that wood comes from a sustainable and perfectly structured production system

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Racetec Td Slick make every lap count!

Racetec Td Slick joins Metzeler’s range of slick racing tires and is dedicated to riders and club racers for both racing and training activities. Racetec Td Slick can be used without tire warmers and does not require any special set-up of the bike to be used to its full potential. The new Racetec Td Slick features, among other things, top performance that remains consistent even after several sessions

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Dunlop presents Trailmax Mission and SportSmart TT Trail

Adventure and scrambler bikes, two of the fastest growing segments in the motorbike market, can now rely on Dunlop’s Trailmax Mission, dedicated to riders seeking great off-road adventures, and SportSmart TT Trail, which aims to break down the boundaries between hyper-sport and adventure segments

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End of Waste now a reality

Following the signing of the so-called "End of Waste Decree" in April by the Minister for the Environment, Sergio Costa, on end-of-life tires (Ministerial Decree no. 78/2020 - Regulation governing the termination of the waste status of vulcanized rubber from end-of-life tires, pursuant to article 184-ter of Legislative Decree no. 152 dated April 3, 2006. ), and its appearance in the Official Gazette last July 21

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Updated minimum equipment tables and tools for mechatronics and bodybuilders

Since 2013 (Law 224/2012) vehicle maintenance and repair activities have been grouped into three main sections: mechatronics, bodywork and tire repair. By section we mean the division of the Company Register relating to one of the activities referred to in Article 1 paragraph 3 of Law no. 122 dated 5 February 1992, as amended and supplemented.

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Tires with a “sixth sense”

Try standing on your toes and then walk and after that start running. Imagine doing it with a backpack on your shoulders. The comparison may sound odd, but it is quite fitting if you consider the size of a vehicle and the relatively small footprint of the tires

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Autopromotec edition n°29 postponed to 2022

Autopromotec, the most specialized international automotive equipment and aftermarket event, has announced a shift of dates for the next edition. Initially scheduled in Bologna from May 26-29, 2021, the event has now been rescheduled on May 25 to 28, 2022. Set right in the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley, Autopromotec has, for over 50 years

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EV maintenance is a matter of risk prevention

The growing sales trend for hybrid and electric vehicles, despite the crisis currently affecting the automotive sector, due in part also to the Covid-19 pandemic, is an established fact. In the first six months of 2020, hybrid and electric cars were the only ones to score positive figures compared to the same period of the previous year

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EU Parliament approves new “Mobility Package”

The new package will profoundly affect the management of drivers, tachographs, cabotage as well as the creation of “letterbox companies” abroad: in short, a revolution for European road haulage. International road haulage, which is a decisive factor for countries that are largely export-oriented, will in fact change profoundly in the coming months following the approval of a long-awaited reform

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Automotive puts money in “smart supply chains”

 

“The Chinese automotive market is quickly regaining lost ground, both as OEM and aftermarket products. At the end of April, we launched a survey on 52 aftermarket production facilities currently manufacturing 19 groups of products, and the results highlighted how in terms of production, assembly line personnel, suppliers and local transport

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The long road to a full recovery

The global economy is facing a new crisis. In this scenario, the automotive sector, and in particular the independent aftermarket chain, has to deal with a sharp drop in production and the structural limitations of our National economy, with the concrete risk of delaying any sign of recovery with heavy repercussions on employment

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