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Raw materials in greater demand and "greener"

Environmental issues are increasingly present and tires, increasingly "green" both in terms of materials and energy management, will not be spared. “Green” policies will affect every part of a tire as well as emerging and even futuristic technologies.


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On a mission for the automotive aftermarket

Autopromotec China

 

A group of after-sales companies will participate in the Guangzhou Auto Aftermarket trade fair in China. The purpose of the expedition promoted by Autopromotec is to promote economic relations between Italian companies in the sector and their Asian counterparts.


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All-round service

Stefano Parisi, Vice President of Bridgestone EMEA South Region, talks about Bridgestone's news and strategy, aimed at offering a complete package of mobility services, built around the tire.


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New truck tires by Wingfoot

Goodyear renews its heavy transport portfolio, launching the new KMAX GEN-2 range dedicated to regional routes and FUELMAX GEN-2 designed for long-distance routes. Mileage and efficiency are key development factors


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Base unit

For Roberto Rossi, vice president of Global Sales BASE Group, measuring a group's ability to innovate and produce profits "there is no need for carbon copy companies, but enterprises capable of generating value with a synergistic approach".


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Airless tires in the limelight

Airless tires have been on sale for years but only for special vehicles. Michelin and General Motors have teamed up to bring airless tires to the general public with Uptis getting a foothold in a sector expected to expand steadily


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A "fusion" approach to conquer the truck market

Aeolus Tyres

 

What happens if Chinese manufacturing efficiency is combined with Italian technological expertise? In a nutshell, this is the story of Aeolus Tires (listed on the China Stock Exchange whose main shareholder is China National Rubber & Tire Corporation). Four years after signing a truck tire manufacturing licence agreement with Pirelli, the Asian manufacturer is now set to reap the benefits of this qualitative leap also on the European market.


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Digital paradox

Despite the consumer’s higher computer literacy, the automotive sector and in particular the aftermarket are struggling to evolve and to offer the market a digital response and a truly omni-channel service. The potential benefits are many and the efforts involved are less onerous than one might think


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Triangle: conquering Europe

A constantly updated portfolio of products, major investments in quality, and the creation of a new European headquarters (with an all-Italian DNA) are driving the Chinese company in its quest for greater success in the European market. Five new tires, recently unveiled, are the perfect example


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Only with tires in order

Recent investigations, promoted by Assogomma and Federpneus with the Traffic Police, carried out over 10,500 checks throughout the country; results have been published.


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New professional figures wanted

In the next few years the market will need about 5 thousand mechanics. According to Franco Fenoglio, UNRAE president, "We need a cultural change in the public’s opinion towards this figure".


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