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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Goodyear Farm Tires continue to grow in UK through pandemic crisis

Titan International has been manufacturing Goodyear Farm Tires in USA for more than a decade. It returned to the European and UK markets last year after Titan purchased the licence. It has also made a significant investment in new plant and equipment to manufacture tyres specifically for the UK and European markets. Lindsay Hart, tyre sales director at Titan Europe and Goodyear Farm Tires, gave Tyres & Accessories an insight into demand for agricultural tyres during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Discount Tire Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Sweepstakes

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Discount Tire, in partnership with Michelin, is marking its 60 th anniversary with a special sweepstakes to say “thank you” to its customers. The sweepstakes kicked off July 1 and concludes on Dec. 31, 2020.

“For 60 years, Discount Tire has focused on taking care of the customer,” said Dean Muglia, CEO of Discount Tire. “It has always been about treating them as a friend, not a transaction.

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Smart Tires Are Coming – How Consumers Will Benefit from Sensor Technology

The automatization of traffic is advancing, which also sets new requirements for car tires. When a car is not human-controlled, it must be able to individually observe driving conditions via sensors installed on tires, for example. The old and familiar safety characteristics, such as grip on ice and aquaplaning resistance, will be joined by technology that produces real-time data.  

– If a car does not have an active driver to ensure that the tires are safe to use, safety needs to be measured in another way, says Mika Penttilä, Head of Digital Technology for Nokian Tyres 

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Tires and wheels can have a huge affect on electric car range

When driving an electric car, it’s important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional…

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Continental Tire Launches Tire Promotion For July & August

Beginning July 1 and available through August 31, consumers who purchase four (4) qualifying light truck, SUV, or CUV tires will receive up to a $100 Visa prepaid card.

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Nokian Invites Drivers to Share Road Trip Stories

Nokian Tyres plc is inviting drivers to share information about their favorite road trips via the new nokiantires.com/journey website. “One lucky U.S. driver who enters a road trip will win a set of tires from Nokian and several runners-up will receive secondary prizes,” say company officials.

 

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Goodyear Names New President for European Consumer Business

BRUSSELS, June 22, 2020 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a new leadership appointment in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Hakan Bayman has been named president of Goodyear’s consumer tire business in Europe, effective July 1.

Bayman will be based in Brussels and report directly to Chris Delaney, President Goodyear EMEA.

“Hakan brings deep industry experience in both customer-facing and marketing capacities and I am enormously confident in his ability to drive value for our customers and make it easy to buy, own and recommend Goodyear tires,” said Delaney.

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Michelin expands Sportbike tire range for road and truck use

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Michelin has renewed its entire Sport offering by launching four new motorcycle tire ranges this year:

  1. Michelin Power 5
  2. Michelin Power GP
  3. Michelin Power Cup 2 and
  4. Michelin Power Slick 2

“As the official tire supplier for MotoGP, Michelin is thrilled to provide an entire new range of sportbike tires for the track and street,” said Shane Messner, director of two wheel for Michelin North America.

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TireHub Surprises Essential Workers with Free Tires

TireHub recently donated 70 sets of tires to essential workers through its Helping Hoops program.

Helping Hoops recognized an essential worker through each of TireHub’s 70 distribution centers across the country. Each TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) partnered with a retail customer who then chose a customer in their community to surprise with a new set of free tires.

Read the source article at Tire Review