Summer tyre test: 195/65 R15 – threatened by cost-effective uniform rubber compounds?

Read the whole tyre test results on our website

“In case of doubt you will be on the safe side with more expensive tyres”, AutoBild sums up in its current summer tyre test. The winner, however, is a representative you normally do not find in the top price category: the Hankook Ventus Prime3. Statements from premium manufacturers concerning the relevance of development demonstrate the potential of emerging brands in the tested size.


Change at the top of “the most valuable” brands

According to Brand Finance, Michelin is “the most valuable” brand. (Graph: Brand Finance)

According to Brand Finance, Michelin is considered to be “the most valuable” international tyre brand. The company focusing on brand assessment and strategy consultation communicates a 30-per-cent brand increase, reaching about 7.9 billion US dollars next year. Thus, Michelin will be able to overtake Bridgestone (7.0 billion US dollars). Continental will be in the third position of the Brand Finance top ten ranking.


New brand presentation of Nokian Tyres

Nokian wants to grow outside the winter tyre market.

Nokian Tyres is modernizing its brand presentation and is aiming at becoming more attractive in strategic growth areas. The new brand design stresses the long company history, a sustainable business strategy and commitment to Scandinavian values. It focuses on a promise to provide peace of mind by all means.


Bridgestone: Tailor-made tyres for Renault Mégane R.S.

Bridgestone adapted its model Potenza S001 to the requirements of the new Renault Mégane R.S.

Bridgestone is equipping the new Renault Mégane R.S. with the tyre Potenza S001. “The Mégane R.S. is a new type of vehicle. It disposes of a more powerful engine, and the wheel suspension and four-wheel steering system were newly developed and brought to serial production. Thus, Bridgestone designed the Potenza S001 in such a way that it will not only perfectly meet the new requirements of the car, but also supplement the advantages of our innovations in an optimum way”, explains Laurent Hurgon, development driver of the new Renault Mégane R.S.


Uniroyal announces voluntary exchange program for SnowMax 2

These DOT numbers can help identifying the affected Uniroyal tyres.

The tyre brand Uniroyal is announcing a voluntary exchange program for winter tyres of the model SnowMax 2 in size 195/60 R 16 C for about 500 vans. According to group information, parts of the tyre tread of a certain production period could start getting loose because of a rubber compound not being in compliance with guidelines.


Camso acquires Forklift Tire Specialists Hull Ltd

Camso is expanding its offer for forklift trucks in the United Kingdom by taking over Forklift Tire Specialists Hull Ltd.

Solideal On-Site Service, the service department of Camso, will expand its presence in the United Kingdom by taking over Tire Specialists Hull Ltd. (FTS). The company based in Hull (Yorkshire) offers more than 40 years of experience in the area of industrial tyres, and is considered to be among the most well-known tyre suppliers in the north of the United Kingdom.


Magna Tyres: New cooperations with Firststop and Ayme Group

Peter Schreudering is sales manager for the Southern Region and Muktar Barrie for the Northern Region of France.

According to information from the Magna Tyres Group, the demand for products has increased in the whole area during the five-year presence in the French market. Magna Tyres decided to increase the customer network in order to guarantee proximity and availability of products from Magna Tyres.


Deutschland-Tour des Conti-Testsiegerbikes

Mit einem Motorrad-Unikat begibt sich das Continental-Motorrad-Team in diesem Jahr auf Deutschlandtournee.

Mit einem Motorrad-Unikat begibt sich das Continental-Motorrad-Team in diesem Jahr auf Deutschlandtournee. Ziel der gelbschwarzen BMW R nineT aus der Hauslackiererei des Aachener BMW-Tuners AC Schnitzer sind Motorradtreffs, Händlerpartys und Jahresevents.


Hankook erweitert Werk in Rácalmás

Handshake zur Erweiterung: Han-Jun Kim und Péter Szijjártó, Minister für Außenbeziehungen und Handel von Ungarn.

Hankook hat Erweiterungspläne für den Bau einer neuen Produktionsanlage für Lkw-und Busreifen in Ungarn bekanntgegeben. Die Arbeiten sollen im ersten Halbjahr 2018 beginnen. Der Produktionsstart ist für zwei Jahre später angesetzt. Die Erweiterung im Wert von rund 290 Millionen Euro ist die vierte große Investition in der Geschichte des ursprünglich 2007 eröffneten europäischen Werks. Sie spielt laut den Verantwortlichen eine entscheidende Rolle in der Langzeitstrategie des Unternehmens.


Toyo Tires lockt Endkunden mit Tankgutschein

Toyo Tires möchte den Handel mit einer Tankgutschein-Aktion beim Verkauf seiner Reifen unterstützen.

Auch in diesem Frühjahr lockt Toyo Tires Endverbraucher mit bis zu 50 Euro in Form eines Tankgutscheines. Ab dem 1.04.2018 läuft die Aktion für Endverbraucher von registrierten Toyo Tires-Kunden: Acht Wochen lang können Endkunden, die einen Satz Reifen kaufen, ihre Rechnung einsenden und sich so einen Shell-Tankgutschein im Wert von bis zu 50 Euro sichern.