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For all of us the world has changed significantly over the course of the last few weeks. Few of us could have imaged the scale of the upheaval that Covid-19 has caused to our way of life and our businesses.

To protect the health and safety of all participants during the Covid-19 EMERGENCY the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo and the Latin Auto Parts Expo (initially scheduled for July 14-17, 2020) has been postponed to November 17-20, 2020. 

With close to a million units sold, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E tyres and compatible Noktop Hakkapeliitta E retreading materials have been a benchmark for winter traction tyres for over a decade. While the grip, safety and comfort of the original Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E is still hard to beat, the new demands set by changing work, trucks and legislation call for an improved version.

 

Emily Markulis has joined the Tire Association Industry (TIA) in the new role of communications and membership coordinator.  

Unigoma, the Argentinian retreader, recently received a visit from Lucas Ghi, the mayor of Morón.

Following the measures taken by the Italian government on Sunday evening to protect against the threat of the spread of Coronavirus, the Italian retreading industry has been reacting with stoicism and a “Business as Usual” attitude.

Indian retreading machinery manufacturers are increasingly focusing on Africa, as the acceptability of their machinery remains high due to the retread industry being largely controlled by the Indian diaspora. The Coimbatore based machinery producer Glisen Equipments Pvt Ltd is planning to strengthen its base further in the African market.

 

Major waste management group, CSG, has committed to a further two years with Bandvulc, the specialist retread subsidiary of Continental, as it seeks to reduce both capital expenditure and management time on its vehicle fleet operations, while maintaining high safety and environmental standards.

Following an extensive period of investment at its manufacturing facility in Klang, Malaysia, Maxrubber Industries Sdn Bhd, the fast-growing manufacturer of tyre retreading materials, has announced that it will be embarking on a targeted export drive with a view to developing a strong presence in the European market.

Indo-Italian retreading JV MGPL is further strengthening its presence in India by appointing another franchisee in the southern part of the country. The JV opened a retread site through new franchisees in Hyderabad, Capital of Telangana in December 2019.

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