EU to change tire labelling rules

The European Commission (EC) has announced its intention to revise the European tire labelling scheme. The Commission published a roadmap on 11 July indicating the timescale for this. The final revision is expected to be published in early 2019, and most of 2018 will be spent thrashing out the details of the revisions. Although a

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All the latest on China’s tire industry

This is the End-October edition of our monthly China tire industry updates. It is based on content from our weekly China Tire Industry intelligence report. Following last month’s revelations about Triangle’s over-stated revenues, there is continued evidence of the same in the company’s Q3 results where Triangle revenues continue to decline while those of Linglong

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China Tire Intelligence August 2016

Continuing our reporting on developments in China’s tire industry, August has been an active month, with IPO approvals given to both Triangle and GST. Triangle’s is going well, with the share price of RMB22.07 raising up to USD640m. The 30% share that was sold online was over-subscribed by a factor of over 2000 times. (See

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How many defective tires are really on the road?

In 30-odd years of reporting on the global tire industry, I’ve come across countless estimates of the number of vehicles on the road with one or more defective tires. The one thing these surveys agree on is that it is a lot. People do not care about tires People in many countries and all kinds

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China Tire Intelligence, monthly report – April

By David Shaw Tire makers still in a bad way China’s tire makers are still in a bad way. Spring has not yet arrived after the long economic Winter caused by US tariffs, the economic slowdown and other factors. Nevertheless, there are signs that the last snows have fallen and a few early flowers might

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Tire labelling in China and Europe: part 3

In the last month there have been some significant developments in the tire industry with respect to labelling. First, China has developed its own label. It was shown at a press conference in Beijing on 22 April 2016. Second the EU has published a major study on tire labelling Third, the EU has begun a

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Tire labelling in China and Europe: part 2

In the last month there have been some significant developments in the tire industry with respect to labelling. First, China has developed its own label. It was shown at a press conference in Beijing on 22 April 2016. Second the EU has published a major study on tire labelling Third, the EU has begun a

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Tire labelling in China and Europe: part 1

In the last month there have been some significant developments in the tire industry with respect to labelling. First, China has developed its own label. It was shown at a press conference in Beijing on 22 April 2016. Second the EU has published a major study on tire labelling Third, the EU has begun a

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Tire testing comes under intense scrutiny

Last week, Nokian implicitly admitted that it rigged magazine tests of tires. In this column I want to look at how and why it might have done that and then look at some of the implications of the admission. Nokian admits rigging tests First, the facts as we know them. Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti last week

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Visions of the future for the global tire industry

Disruption. Change. Revolution. Usually when we talk about the tire industry, we talk about incremental change. Tires are safety critical and big changes introduce too much risk. Vehicle makers, tire retailers and the vehicle operators like tires to be reliable, safe and secure. Tire manufacture is both capital-intensive and labour-intensive. This means tire makers need

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