Archives for May 2009

Baby Beamers Equipped with Low Noise Rubber Tyres!

If you want to prepare your little one for life in the fast lane – check out the new mini BMW car for babies. The BMW Baby Racer II is fitted with low noise rubber tyres, a single plush, upholstered red seat and mock alloy wheels. Everything from its glossy grooved tyres to its sleek […]

Michelin Tyres Release Report into Performance and Responsible Development

By Oliver Hall Michelin tyres has published the fourth edition of its Performance and Responsibility report outlining the company’s commitment to balanced development. This year’s report focuses around the five stages in a tyres life: design, raw material purchases, manufacture, sales and use and end-of-life recovery. The information comes from lifecycle analyses carried out to […]

Global Communications Firm Committed to Tyres Safety

By Katherine Clarkson A global communications company is equipping all its company vehicles with a tyres pressure gauge and is urging its employees to carry out fortnightly checks. The world-leading company ordered 32,000 pencil-style gadgets from PCL, the UK manufacturers of air line products and tyres inflation equipment. Neglecting tyres maintenance can cause serious, even […]

US Tyres Slasher Blames Mum, Radiation and Braces for Car Crime Spree

Hardly a day goes by without a news report about a spate of tyres slashing vandalism somewhere in the UK. Most recently a gang of radical green activists have been targeting the tyres of 4×4 vehicles in the smart suburbs of south Manchester, blaming the owners for contributing to climate change. But more often than […]

Chinese Tyres Maker Acts to Close the Gap On Premium Brands

By Denna Bowman China’s largest manufacturer and supplier of tyres is continuing its march on the European market by announcing the construction of its new proving ground. GITI tyres is planning to start construction of the most advanced tyres testing arena in China within the next 12 months, according to a report in industry magazine […]

Check Tyres and Oil to Save on Car Repair Bills

When it comes to looking after your car and getting the best value for money, it’s the little things that count like checking tyres and oil levels. Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Continental tyres website, aimed at showing motorists the best ways to look after their car tyres, comes another […]

Goodyear Set to End Consumer Tyres Production at French Plant

By Oliver Hall Goodyear tyres has confirmed that it will stop the production of consumer tyres at its plant in Amiens by the autumn of 2010. The US tyres manufacturer first warned that it would phase out consumer tyres production over a year ago, after workers rejected the company’s plans to modernise the French plant. […]

Tyres Recycling Firm in Sunday Times Top 60 Green Companies

A tyres recycling company has been recognised as one of the Top 60 Best Green Companies in the UK by the Sunday Times. Bandvulc Tyres Ltd received the accolade after a robust judging process designed to measure environmental performance and a survey of the company’s employees to find out whether the green sheen was more […]

Toyo Awarded for Fuel Saving Tyres Technology

Research into fuel saving technology for tyres has earned Toyo Tyre and Rubber a prestigious international award. The technology developed by researchers from the Japanese tyres manufacturer and the Honda car company relates to reducing energy loss in relation to tyres. Toyo explains that a tyres tread shrinks when it comes into contact with the […]

Kumho Breaks the Million Tyre Barrier in UK

By Denna Bowman Kumho broke through a key sales barrier when it sold more than one millions tyres in the UK last year. And despite the economic downturn and industry gloom, Kumho tyres and its sole distributor Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) saw like-for-like sales soar by 40% in March this year. The news comes on […]