Shawn Denlein has resigned as senior vice president of sales from Hankook Tire America Corp. effective March 3, 2017.
The Reifen 2014 International Trade Fair is over, but no one told John Stone. The esteemed international journalist and Modern Tire Dealer contributor may have left Essen, Germany, after the show ended on May 30, but he keeps filing reports!
This one, written in his inimitable British style, is on Vee Rubber Corp. Ltd. Look for Stone's final report on the show in MTD's July issue; appropriately enough, it will appear in the European Notebook column.
As Thailand's leading and most successful tire manufacturer, Vee Rubber exhibited at Reifen Show 2014 not only to announce the impending introduction of an all-new winter tire collection, but also to seriously enhance the company's increasing market presence on the global stage, with particular emphasis on Europe.
I chatted with Vee Rubber Managing Director Mr. Vitorn Sukanjanapong and European Sales and Marketing Director Darren Duguid, and it was pointed out that the company is actively looking towards further increasing its ongoing progress in the European and U.K. tire markets as much as possible.
Darren says, “Being at the show was a very significant statement from Vee Rubber endorsing our strong intention to effectively compete throughout Europe with immediate effect. We were actively looking to appoint equally ambitious distributors throughout the U.K. and Europe on either a regional or exclusive basis, as Vee Rubber intends to become a growing market player in this highly competitive sector.”
Vee Rubber's manufacturing complex in Thailand is already in the process of expanding its ZR size range plus a number of PCR and high performance sizes, which, up to now, have been produced in V ratio and will now become available in W ratio throughout Europe. Darren concludes, “Europe is now a top priority in Vee Rubber's increasing programme of international growth.”
For further information on Vee Rubber's product portfolio and services visit www.veerubber.co.tn.
To read Stone's pre-show and on-the-scene reports, check out these links:
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