Pictured is a typical IntelliSens universal truck tire pressure monitoring layout. Photo courtesy of BH SENS.
Article

TPMS on Commercial Tires Will be Standard by 2022

In this month’s column I want to talk about the rising success and relevance of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) throughout Europe. TPMS is probably not high on the list of priorities for drivers, but having been installed in all new cars for a number of years now over here, the system is definitely proving to be a vital piece of equipment that aids driving safety. (In the U.S., tire pressure monitoring systems have been standard on all light vehicles since the 2008 model year.)

Old and unfit part-worn tires are a danger on European roads. Used tires that pass inspection are not. Photos Courtesy of TyreSafe UK
Article

Europe Plans Action Against Aging Tires and Unsafe Worn Tires

Over the last couple of years I have written about the ongoing campaign in the United Kingdom tire sector to place a total ban on aging tires, and in particular those over 10 years old fitted to buses and coaches. The campaign has been at least partially successful.

The Pirelli booth featured new tires in the company’s P Zero World retail format.
Article

Flying Cars, High-Speed Winter Patterns and ‘Hobby’ Tires

Once again Europe’s annual and prestigious Geneva International Motor Show took place at the beginning of March in Geneva, Switzerland. The show has traditionally been an important promotional platform for leading “A” brand tire manufacturers to showcase their latest innovative products and progressive developments for the future.

European tire retreading needs a promotional upgrade.
Article

A Profitable Future for Tire Retreading?

A number of influential retreaders firmly believe the future of successful and profitable tire retreading lies in being able to consistently provide an appealing value-added level of service.

European tire shows are reaching a crisis point! Here we have Germany’s Reiffen Essen trade show, the Autopromotec in Italy and the Tire Technology Expo in Germany.
Article

Saturation Point Danger for Tire Shows in Europe

With the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show due to take place this month in Las Vegas, which has to be one of (if not the) largest of its kind in the world, I thought it was the perfect time to take a step back and get an overall picture of what is currently happening in the tire show arena in Europe.

Publisher David Wilson believes there is still a future for tire retreading as a profitable business.
News

Tyrexpo Africa: A Global Viewpoint on Retreading

In preparation for Tyrexpo Africa, to be held April 10-12, 2018, at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, David Wilson, publisher and editor at Retreading Business and the publisher for three specialist magazines for the tire industry, shares his views on the overall outlook of the global commercial tire retread market.

Article

An Insight into Tires and Their Problems in Europe

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) recently held its annual conference, which, although traditionally staged in the UK, represents the ongoing current issues in the tire industry throughout Europe (at least until the Brexit negotiations are completed) and attracts an extensive and diverse range of delegates.

3D scans of a tire’s tread can be viewed on a tablet, mobile phone or PC through a special TreadReader app.
Article

A New ‘Groundbreaking’ Development in Tire Tread Measurement

All over the world, making sure that vehicles maintain a legal limit in tire tread continues to be a constant problem, with tire dealers taking valuable time to measure customers’ tires. In Europe there is an ongoing crusade to find a piece of equipment which is light and easy to use that ensures a swift turnaround of tire checks in dealerships and garages.

The 19-year-old tire after the deadly blowout.
Article

The Aging Tire Battle Gets Closer to Victory in Europe

Back in March 2016, I wrote about the ongoing battle with dangerous and part-worn tires in Europe. I highlighted a particular case in which a 19-year-old tire was fitted to a coach that had a blowout and crashed in the UK in 2012, killing three teenagers. The mother of one of the fatally injured youngsters, Frances Molly, was in the middle of a long and determined campaign to ban all tires over the age of 10 years old.

The new ECUBE service unit is used to help tire dealers perform on-road service calls.
Article

A New Era Dawns for Mobile Tire Fitting in Europe

The season of tire and automotive shows is now in full swing across Europe and the general feeling in the market is that there are now far too many events for competitive companies to either exhibit in or visit.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!

We respect your data and privacy.
By clicking the submit button below, you are agreeing with Bobit Business Media’s Privacy Policy and this outlined level of consent.