Tyres

BSAF proposes closing tyre manufacturing plant in PE

Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF) has announced its proposal to close its bias tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth. This move is fully in line with the recently announced mid-long term business strategy laid out by Bridgestone Corporation...

Goodyear selects VI-grade driving simulators to increase product development capabilities

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company will enhance its product development capabilities with the purchase of new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic model, a first for tyre manufacturers. Goodyear has selected a COMPACT Simulator recently...

Continental stops production of underground mining & agricultural tyres

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of underground mining and agricultural tyres in South Africa. This decision affects approximately 170 employees within its manufacturing and sales organisation. The decision was made to review the...

NitraLife helps Heymans Kole keep its cool

The world of commercial heavy transportation is highly competitive with new companies entering – and leaving – the industry constantly. Heymans Kole, a transportation company based in Standerton, is one that has outlasted many. In fact, under the leadership...

New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range from Goodyear

Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres. The new OMNITRAC range features new DuraShield technology and combines excellent robustness with enhanced...

ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted by MAN Automotive

MAN Automotive South Africa has selected Continental's Intelligent Tyres fitted with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) for its premium range of EfficientLine trucks, allowing for real-time monitoring of tyre performance, pressure and temperature, thus allowing fleet managers and drivers to reduce downtimes...

Dunlop brand celebrates 130 years

Multi-award winning tyre brand Dunlop, manufactured by SumitomoRubber South Africa (SRSA), kicks off its 130-year birthday celebrations across South Africa in October this year.  The Dunlop brand is known for its impressive history in the tyre industry, pioneering ground-breaking...

Sumitomo Rubber Unveils R970 million Tyre Production Facility in Ladysmith

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, officiallylaunched its new, state-of-the-artTruck and Bus Radial (TBR) factory in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 02 October 2018. This second phase of SRSA’s multi-billion-rand...

The hidden costs of cheap tyres

When it seems like there’s always more money left at the end of the month, it’s worth taking a longer term perspective, particularly when it comes to buying items as essential to safety as tyres. Cheap ones will cost...

Continental shines at TruckX Expo 2018

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicle tyres, Continental had a strong presence at the recent TruckX Conference & Expo held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. As the transport, logistics and fleet industry’s annual...

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