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It’s time for a tire change

As winter approaches the time to drive down to a tire dealer for the seasonal tire change approaches too. The 15th of November, in fact, is the set date, by law, when all drivers are obliged to replace their summer tires with winter products or, alternatively, carry approved snow chains on board

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Winter Sell-out what can we expect?

Winter is coming….and, as always, there are great expectations for the Winter and All Season tire segment.

Recently, however, winters have been rather mild, and the medium-term weather forecast for 2019 does not seem to be comforting

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Tire mixing on same axle prohibited

Recently, the subject of tire fitting has taken up front pages and articles in specialized magazines, with interpretations, observations or requests that prompted us to clarify first of all what the current legislation prescribes. The answer has always been the same: the obligation of fitting the same tires on each axle is confirmed, i.e. tires of the same "type", which includes the same manufacturer or trade mark

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Truck World more than tires

"The world around us is moving faster than ever and tires are no exception. In a rapidly changing "business" we want to be among those who drive this change going from a "simple" tire manufacturer to a provider of all-round mobility solutions," says Stefano Parisi, CEO of Bridgestone South Region

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Michelin wagers on “green” tires

Michelin accelerates on its plans towards sustainability. The multinational group is clearly committed to go in the direction set by the United Nations Agenda 2030 and starts from its plant located in Spinetta Marengo in the North-western part of Italy, which produces tires for trucks, buses, operating machines, tractors and rubber-tired metros

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How are EVs changing garage equipment

The car market is quickly moving towards a widespread electrification. Although numbers are still small, the market will increasingly turn towards cars equipped with electric engines and no hint of an ICE. In the first 8 months of the year, zero emission cars grew by 109% thanks to 6,453 registrations, compared to the same period in 2018, reaching 0.5% of the total market

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Circular Economy, where are we?

The creation of appropriate and effective tools designed to speed up the transition towards a circular economic model, adopting the most recent EU directives and measures aimed at promoting virtuous and eco-friendly practices, such as tire retreading. With this message Stefano Carloni, president of Airp (Italian Tire Retreaders Association), opened the conference “Non chiamatelo rifiuto! Sfide e prospettive per l’economia circolare” 

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Industrial recovery: a new plan needed!

The economy is showing signs of slowing down, both in Italy and in Europe. According to Aica, a decisive response is needed, one that focuses on innovation, collaboration between companies, training and a coordinated policy at continental level, in order to prevent individual countries from raising trade barriers in an attempt to defend national interests

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Nexen Tire opens its first European plant

The industrial triangle of Žatec in the Czech Republic proved the perfect location for Nexen Tire’s first step into a new future. One made up of innovation and automation, the words that best describe the new Czeck production plant; a future made up of ambitious business strategies and objectives aimed at strengthening and expanding the company’s market

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Not just high-performance

Dunlop's sporting vocation is clear: not only because of the huge success achieved in some of the top competitions around the world, but also due to some important partnerships – for example Dunlop is the sole tire supplier in the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. In the last two years, Dunlop launched 5 new products dedicated to the hyper-sport segment

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New SUV tires from Scandinavia

Good driving stability and excellent grip even at high speed: these are the main features that, according to drivers, tires dedicated to powerful cars such as SUVs and crossovers must possess.  To meet the specific needs of this increasingly popular vehicle category, Nokian Tires has developed two new summer tires, which will be available from the spring of 2020

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Business opportunities in the Land of the Dragon

Mission accomplished! Participating in the Guangzhou Auto Aftermarket exhibition brought the desired results. The organizers of Autopromotec along with the companies that joined the initiative returned from China with promising contacts for future trade agreements as well as sales and supply contracts for workshop equipment and products

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Not just for sports

Communicating the qualities of a tire to the end user, has never been easy. Not particularly attractive to look at and apparently similar, tires have little or no technological content familiar to the vast majority of consumers who lack any appreciable understanding about compounds and tread designs and probably are not very interested in knowing anyway

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CEMB unveils the new KIT ADAS CCD

It's news time at CEMB. Providing its customers with a complete product portfolio is the objective behind the recent acquisition of M&B Engineering, announced last July, an important Italian manufacturing company active in the field of tire and garage equipment. Through this acquisition CEMB aims to complete its offer, traditionally made up of wheel balancing machines and vibration analysis, with a complete range of professional tire changers, designed and produced at the headquarters of M&B Engineering

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Top selling vehicles in the world (and in Italy)

The car market is one of the most difficult to understand when looking at absolute numbers, as market dynamics differ greatly from market to market, starting with the largest and most influential ones: The United States, China (and more generally the Asian continent) and, to a lesser extent, EU countries. Looking at data provided by Focus2Move, what stands out at first glance are the 93.6 million units sold last year, a figure that marks the first contraction (-0.7% compared to the previous year) after years of constant growth

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New life for Iveco’s road “giants”

The era of the Stralis, which lasted sixteen years and four series, comes to an end, and Iveco introduces its new regional transport S-Way and X-Way dedicated to on-off road tasks. Both are produced in the Madrid factory that once belonged to Pegaso and are available with five cab layouts: wide with high or normal roof for regional transport and narrow for urban and suburban distribution; the latter is also available in a version without berths

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Freight transport needs a push

A confirmation of new reference values for operating costs, certainty of payment times for road haulage companies, establishment of a national fund to promote old vehicle replacements, reinstatement of roadworthiness tests for heavy duty vehicles,  new life for the Central Committee and the National Register of Road Hauliers, and a stern contrast to the policies regarding traffic bans imposed by Austria

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A programme to calculate the environmental impact of retreads soon available

KalTire, a Canadian company founded in 1953 by Tom Foord and based in Vernon, British Columbia, is now a major North American tire dealer. A dense distribution network connects the storage facilities, strategically scattered throughout Canada, with more than 250 stores located within the country, which deal with both services to commercial fleets and retail

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The future in a self-driving vehicle

For Carlo Ratti, architect and engineer, co-founder of the Cra design and innovation studio and director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT in Boston, big data, internet of things and AI can play a key role in improving our lives in cities, starting with a new idea of mobility

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