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Raw materials in greater demand and "greener"

 The tire market is expected to grow in the coming years and this is good news for the industry as a whole. This will be reflected, as it is logical to expect, also on raw materials, despite a scenario that is witnessing a gradual shift towards eco-friendly materials and “green” technologies

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On a mission for the automotive aftermarket

The automotive aftermarket industry keeps looking towards far east markets. The growing demand for components, machinery and equipment from countries in the Asia-Pacific region is prompting many European automotive companies to rethink their business strategies. Being able to access a market that absorbs half of the world's demand for motor vehicles (58.2 million in 2018)

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All-round service

At Autopromotec 2019, Bridgestone showcased a wide range of innovative products, but above all, services and mobility solutions designed to cater for the consumer and the retailer with a renewed global approach. The Bologna event proved the perfect setting to talk about it with Stefano Parisi, Vice President of Bridgestone EMEA South Region

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New truck tires by Wingfoot

Goodyear lifts the veil from its new KMAX GEN-2 and FUELMAX GEN-2 truck tire ranges, designed to meets the needs of regional and long-distance transport fleets. The new steering and drive axle tires represent an upgrade of the previous KMAX and FUELMAX models, set to be replaced by the new versions due to improved performance in terms of fuel efficiency, mileage and rolling resistance, which translates in a reduction in CO2 emissions

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Base unit

As current trends and scenarios change rapidly, some of the largest automotive companies in the sector are focusing on acquisitions, mergers and commercial partnerships, in an attempt to preserve market shares. The reason? To improve production efficiency, invest in research and development and expand product range

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Airless tires in the limelight

Strictly speaking, airless tires should not even be called that, however, their function is to serve as a link between the road and the vehicle. Managing acceleration, braking, G-forces, besides draining water, snow and mud, all of this while maintaining adequate comfort, is anything but simple

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A "fusion" approach to conquer the truck market

Combine Chinese manufacturing excellence, generally expressed through efficient production models and synergies, and Italian technological expertise, committed to process optimization and the creation of high quality products, and what you get is the beginning of the most recent chapter in the history of Aeolus Tires

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Safety requires accurate calibration

The ever more ubiquitous Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, now to be found in all modern vehicles, go a long way in ensuring a greater degree of road safety for all users, and the need to guarantee the efficiency of these devices which, given their importance must be kept under control, is becoming increasingly pressing for specialised workshops. 

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Digital paradox

Maybe one day it will be remembered as the "digital paradox of the automotive industry". According to several experts, however, the digital “arena” is already witnessing a battle for the survival of the species

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Super Truck the first consortium dedicated to truck tire specialists

"SuperTruck is a group of entrepreneurs that used to be Prometeon clients and have now become its partners": this is how Marco Solari, CEO Europe of Prometeon, summarizes this new and innovative relationship between the Prometeon Tire Group and its customers

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Tire dealers: stop illegal practices

Improve the existing legislation, stricter controls and heavier sanctions to those who abuse the profession. These are some of the requests that emerged from a survey that Assogomma, Federpneus, Airp and Cna carried out during the last Autopromotec fair. During the five days of the event, more than 1300 visitors from different backgrounds, all professionals in the field of car repair, answered a questionnaire prepared by the associations

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Triangle: conquering Europe

Two years after the creation of its European subsidiary, Triangle Tire, looks with satisfaction at the higher-than-expected results already obtained, and aims to invest heavily in renewing its offer. During a recent event held in June at the Circuito Internacional do Algarve, Portugal, Triangle showcased four new tires to be launched on the market plus a fifth, upgraded, model with a new compound, and spoke to us about the company’s history and future prospects

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A new look for Euromaster

Not simply a restyling. Behind Euromaster’s renovation, a new and modern look for the network’s retail shops, Cristiano Oliviero, managing director of Euromaster Italia, has a very specific idea in mind: "the transformation of tire shop into multi-service centre". The aim is to improve both the offer as well as the group’s image, keeping pace with the changes taking place in the automotive sector

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Only with tires in order

Italian motorists are still not paying the necessary attention to tire care, largely viewed as not a priority. However, smooth, under-inflated, uneven or non-compliant tires can increase the risk of accidents, especially in bad weather or excessive heat. The Safe Holidays campaign, an initiative promoted by Assogomma and Federpneus along with the Traffic Police, saw more than 10,500 checks performed throughout the country during the six months prior to the summer exodus

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New professional figures wanted

Auto mechanics wanted. UNRAE, the national union representing foreign motor vehicles dealers, expects a decline of about 5000 auto mechanics in Italy. A serious concern if one considers the vital role these specialists will play in the future of the automotive sector

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Perfect "trait d'union"

A “marriage” built on mutual know-how and expertise as well as sharing the same concept of "quality" as the core value of innovative high-performance products: this, in a nutshell, was the driving force behind a recent buy-out finalized by CEMB, a specialized balancing machines and vibration measuring systems manufacturers

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Syntoil a Polish start-up among the Chivas Venture 2019 winners

The process developed by the company’s founders transforms unusable rubber into carbon black, which in turn can be further processed to obtain new rubber. "Every year, one billion ELTs are left lying around," co-founder MartynaSztaba explained: "forming a chain long enough to go from the Earth to the Moon. Some people estimate the number to be as much as a billion and a half, but whatever the case, most of these tires are either burned, stacked in landfills or buried”

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A voyage into the future. Tomorrow's cars by Volkswagen

Precise and relentless, the large mechanical arm swings into the air, repeating the same identical  movements time and again. Hypnotic, accelerating and decelerating suddenly to reduce the time between operations. 

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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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