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Premium brands introduce their summer “shoes”

Spring is just around the corner and tire dealers are already hard at work sending orders to replenish their summer tire stocks. Manufacturers are well aware of this, and since the beginning of January, they have been updating their catalogues to include new products for the 2021 season

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The “big boys” take the field

Given the current scenario of uncertainty and economic downturn linked to the ongoing global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to know that the agriculture sector knows no crisis. According to FAO estimates global demand for cereals has reached record levels in 2020

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e.Primacy the eco-responsible tire

Michelin introduces e.Primacy, the French giant’s eco-responsible tire, which boasts the lowest rolling resistance in its category. Available from spring 2021 in 56 sizes, from 15 to 20 inches, the Michelin e.Primacy is the first eco-responsible tire whose full life cycle was taken into account right from the design phase to reduce its environmental impact

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The Cinturato All Season SF2 is ready to take on summer and winter

The all-season tire market continues to grow, pushing tire manufacturers to invest in this specific range of products. Pirelli is well aware of this, and at the beginning of February, the Cinturato All Season SF2 was launched. A concentration of technology, starting with an "adaptive tread", that maximizes, as the company points out, safety and versatility

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Goodyear launches new Otr tire and completes premium truck range

The American giant keeps investing in large-size tires, strengthening both the Otr segment, for fleets with heavy-duty vehicles, and the trailer range. Goodyear's latest arrival for the OTR sector is the RH-4A+, designed to contain operating costs and increase productivity on hard rock terrain

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Depressing figures for the tire industry

A year to forget. The European tire industry produced the 2020 figures, which show negative numbers in almost all segments. The only positive note is the all-season market. Reading the data presented by Etrma, which analysed sales over the last 12 months in European countries, the most striking figure belongs to the OEM segment

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Automatic inspection and NVH diagnostics, the new frontiers for tire dealers

Cars are being transformed, and this trend will accelerate even further. Now, let us recall the words pronounced by Luca De Meo during the presentation of the recent Renaulution strategic plan. The CEO (ex Fiat and Seat) said that "Renault is set to become a hi-tech company

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Tires join the IOT

The tire industry is making hefty investment in Rfid (Radio Frequency Identification) systems, with the result of creating "intelligent tires" now part of the Iot (Internet of things). The aim of manufacturers is to make the most of this technology, not only in tracking tires from the factory to the end of their life cycle

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A necessary balancing point

Wheels and tires in particular, are among the most "stressed" parts of a vehicle. They are called upon to bear the weight, guarantee stability and manoeuvrability, resistance over time and grip on all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. In a nutshell, much of the performance of a vehicle will depend on how the tires behave

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Tire changers, approved new European rule

First published in 2017 and now part of the national regulatory body, the UNI11691 standard on safety requirements and inspection of machines designed for tire replacement, was developed within CUNA (Technical commission for vehicle unification), a federated UNI body, where vehicle manufacturers are represented alongside producers of garage equipment

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ELT: the Ministry boosts ELT collection

After long and numerous attempts by trade associations to urge the Institutions to tackle the serious problem of few ELTs collections in Italy, an important and concrete signal finally arrived in December with a directive of the Ministry of the Environment, signed by the head of the new Directorate General for the Circular Economy, Laura D'Aprile

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Vamag celebrates 40 years of constant innovation

Vamag turns 40. The Italian company, specialized in the production of workshop equipment and for some years now in the design and construction of multi-service centres, continues its expansion by focusing on new technologies and professional skills. We talked about it with Gianfranco Crosta, Vamag’s Pgm

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Big rigs revamp the look

The world of heavy trucks is not just focusing on full electric systems and hydrogen. That is the future and all top manufacturers are looking into it, showcasing prototypes that will quickly become the standard before the end of the decade. Today's vehicles, however, still run on diesel, albeit with very low emissions, and the latest innovations are proof of this

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Brexit and the European Register: new challenges for Italian road hauliers

The beginning of the year came with many significant news, some very practical, for the management of freight transport in Italy and Europe. Starting from the continent and its renewed borders, we cannot avoid talking about the Brexit.  Since January 1, in fact, new rules regulating the movement of cargo to and from the UK have come into force

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