ETRMA Members’ Sales Q2 2020: COVID-19 pandemic leads to steep drop in European replacement tyres’ sales

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) publishes its members’ European replacement tyre sales for the second quarter of 2020. The figures show how the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to the worst sales results in the history of ETRMA.

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ETRMA, automotive value chain welcome EU skills agenda

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Brussels – A grouping of four European automotive value chain associations, including the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), have voiced their support for a skills agenda which was presented to the European Commission 1 July.

In a letter to Nicolas Schmit, European commissioner for jobs and social rights, the associations said the agenda was in line with a 25-point action list published by the four trade bodies in May for the smooth recovery of the automotive industry from Covid-induced slowdown.

“Skilling and up-skilling of the existing workforce and bridging the skills gap between the needs of the industry and the …

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EU Automotive industry proposes ambitious recovery plan for the automotive sector

SAVING JOBS WHILE REDUCING EMISSIONS

Brussels, 26th of May 2020. – For many decades, the European automotive sector has been one of the key pillars of the economic and social welfare of Europe. Indirectly, the sector provides employment to 13,8 million workers. The European assembly plants still produce 1 in every 4 cars worldwide. The sector is highly innovative and accounts for 20% of industrial research funding in Europe. Europe’s automotive sector has become a global leader with a strong export orientation. It is a stronghold of European industry and a driver for jobs and economic growth across Europe. As a result of the substantial economic interlinkages with other sectors along the value chain, its importance for employment and growth for the whole economy is clear.

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ETRMA welcomes tire labeling revision

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has welcomed revisions to the Tyre Labelling Regulation.

The regulation, which was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 13, aims to increase consumer awareness on fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

Labeling will have to include the tire’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

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European rubber industry groups form Covid ‘crisis unit’

London – Rubber industry associations in a number of EU states have set up a Covid-19 ‘crisis unit’ under the aegis of the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

The initiative, which involves SNCP (France), WDK (Germany), Consorcio del Caucho (Spain), Assogomma (Italy) and other industrial federations, is focused on information-sharing and interfacing with the European Commission.

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Suspension of operational activities “will undoubtedly have severe, long-lasting reverberations for our industry”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association has called for support measures to mitigate the increasingly severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s tire industry.

Health concerns, supply shortages, low demand and government restrictions have led many ETRMA member companies to announce temporary closures of their European manufacturing facilities.

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ETRMA response to EmissionsAnalytics’ driving test

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The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) is committed to analyse all aspects related to unintentionally released tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) and their impact on the environment. Our members are fully engaged in building scientific knowledge on the generation and transportation of these particles and are working towards finding practical solutions for reducing their impact. It is important to remember that TRWP are an approximately 50:50 mixture of tyre tread and road surface materials and the crucial role tyres play for sustainable mobility in terms of road safety and efficiency.

 

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Passenger car tire demand weak, which truck tire sector impacted by rebound in low-cost imports

Brussels – European tire markets remained weak during 2019, according to the latest figures published by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

Overall, passenger car tire sales saw figures fall both in the replacement and OE segments, ETRMA announced 21 Jan.

For the full year, replacement consumer tire sales fell 3% to 218 million units, while OE demand declined 5% to 85 million units.

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ETRMA backs revised EU tire labeling text

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BRUSSELS — The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed a text agreed to by European regulators for a revision of EU tire-labeling regulations.

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Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

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