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Tires under scrutiny

The Assogomma laboratory, Cerisie, located in Monza, performs tests on elastometres, finished products and equipment. We were told about the activities of this centre by its director, Vincenzo Boffa

Annual meeting for European retreaders

Many are the technical issues. Corporate bodies were also renewed with the appointment of Guido Gambassi (Airp) as president of the association and Dutch Carlo Hijzen (Vaco) as vice-president


Welcomed by President Mauro Severi, on May 26 at Autopromotec, Afcar Italia, an alliance between some of the most important Italian organizations in the independent aftermarket supply chain, was presented, with the goal of repeating nationally the positive experience and results achieved by Afcar Europe

A “perfect storm” looming over the tire sector

Rising raw material prices, skyrocketing transportation costs, double-digit energy price increase. If the automotive world is facing one of the most complicated periods due mainly to the lack of microchips, the tire industry is also facing a "perfect storm."

High performance winter

Pirelli upgrades its Scorpion range, dedicated to Sport Utility Vehicles, with a new winter product. A tire that stems from the Cinturato family, but with an innovative design concept

Air that moves a workshop

Air compressors are a key power source for any workshop, whether tire dealers, body shops or mechanics. Needs and equipment vary significantly: in this review, we take a look at the latest proposals from leading manufacturers

Falken “smart tires” 

New materials, technological innovation and sustainability. Falken, a tire manufacturer in the Sumitomo Rubber Industries group, has been investing on these three elements in an effort to develop business volumes and increase its market share

Excise duties and short supply chain

No one plans to return to a close autarchic system, but neither is the opposite desirable, which in strict lexical terms means dependence and subjection