Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events-Day ended with a successful conference

Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events meeting

Emcee Thamizharasan hosting Corporate Talent Championship 2015 at Apollo Tyres, Oragadam

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This tweet ids a complete coincidence? Apollo tyres have just sponsored the annual  Point-S conference and the theme was “cowboys and Indians”.

They also had on display their Apollo tyres and Pellon tyres new Fiat 500 courtesy car.

It was a great weekend and enjoyed by us all. The Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events meeting took up most of the afternoon followed by an evening set up as a wild west saloon with shooting ranges a “bucking bronco” and other events to entertain us.

The party atmosphere carried on until the early hours of Sunday morning. the group stayed over night and had breakfast before leaving for home. The Point-S group also had a fantastic BBQ  before heading for bed.

The Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events took place in a former stately home called Ashhorne Hill a former  British Steel training centre that is now converted to host cooperate events.

The Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events day started off with lunch followed by a meeting about the state of the tyre trade in general and new Point-S products that were coming onto the market. The events were also supported by Point-S delegates from Holland and France. The day ended with a “cowboy and Indians” theme followed by a great BBQ and a country and western band, playing into the early hours of Sunday.

After breakfast on the Sunday morning ,we all headed in our different directions and home.

Eric Roberts.

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goodyear tyres signs-The race for tyre market supremacy

goodyear tyres signs

goodyear tyres signs

Huge enamel sign #Goodyear #car #motor #garage #tyres pic.twitter.com/v8wubsFc5H

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Goodyear tyres signs

Are very collectible along with other tyre companies. Hence, this sign shows clearly the famous Achilles heal emblem. I prefer the adverts from my era the 60’s and 70’s.

I always like to see the old newspaper adverts. Also,TV campaigns that came from the big tyre companies. Especially, in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s.Naturally, the good thing about the ads is that they were mostly concerned with road safety. Of course, and producing better tyres. To match, the improving quality of cars that were coming out at that time.

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One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

Goodyear being an American company were very pro-active in advertising and produced some excellent advertising campaigns.  Goodyear tyres signs became more prominent on advertising boards throughout the country and on our tv screens.

The giant tyre and rubber company, were becoming a household name across the globe. Tyre companies were some of the most prominent and prolific advertisers in the world and the Goodyear Achilles heel emblem would be seen by every motorist.

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Another of the great iconic Goodyear tyres signs, showing their growing involvement in motorsport including world champion Jacki Stewart

goodyear tyres signs

Goodyear tyres advertising. As expected, was to put the giant American tyre company into the worlds top three tyre companies. In my opinion Goodyear’s advertising efforts have taken a downturn. Especially,  in recent years as new up and coming tyre companies have started to affect their influences.

Tyre companies such as Yokohama tyres and General tyres are battling in the world of motorsport. Also the other big players such as Pirelli and Michelin tyres. Thus, are taking centre stage and leaving Goodyear behind. Lastly, in the race for supremacy in the tyre market.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1258/GOODYEAR

Kumho Rally Tyres-Bentham’s Wright beats off best to win at Goodwood Festival of Speed – Lancaster Today

Kumho Rally Tyres

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kumho rally tyres uk-Rally driver David Wright enjoyed a hugely successful Goodwood Festival of Speed when he beat some of the fastest drivers in British rallying to win the shootout event, which was held over the three days of the festival at Goodwood House in Sussex.

This comes as no surprise to me?

Kumho tyres. As expected, are one of the worlds up and coming tyre companies. They have recently started to share research and development. Hence, with Japanese tyre company Yokohama tyres.

This brings two of the worlds top mid range tyre companies. Therefore, closer together.Accordingly, I think that an amalgamation will be imminent. Watch this space?

The tyre market is getting pretty congested at the moment.For this reason, a move like this could cement their position.Possibly, as one of the worlds top tyre companies. As a result, both of these companies have much experience in the motorsport sector.kumho rally tyres

Kumho rally tyres

are now achieving world recognition amongst the top rally driver of the world. it came as no big surprise when the fastest rally car at the Goodwood festival of speed came out as been fitted with Kumho rally tyres.

The car was driven by Grove Hill Garage employee David Wright is a rally driver who competes in rallies all over the UK, currently driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.

Eric Roberts

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Continental Quiet Tyres-The Tesla Model S’s road noise reducing tyre tech. How does it work? – Evo

Continental Quiet Tyres

Continental Quiet Tyres

Continental Quiet Tyres uses remarkably simply solution to absorb tyre sound waves

Conti’s engineers say that,” the Black Chili rubber compound. That is used in the foam lining of the new Quiet Tyres. Hence, is designed to mesh with the roughness of the road. At the same time, temporary atomic connections. Thus, between the tyre  and the road surface ensure high adhesion. So acting like small suction pads. Both factors make for the greatest possible adhesion. As a result, in all directions.Including, during braking, cornering, and acceleration. Of course, on both wet and dry roads”.

These new  Quiet Tyres will be on sale for the use on high performance cars. The tyres were shown off and tested on the roads of Southern Spain, near Marbella. The event was attended by top motorsport journalists on a 300 mile stretch of roads, using cars like the Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes CLA AMG, BMW M4, Porsche Macan S, Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray and Tesla Model S.

Continental Quiet Tyres

The engineers at Continental tyres must be highly delighted. Especially, with recent innovations. Continental quiet tyres as I call them. Have brought a different meaning to tyres that you simply cannot hear. This is a great advantage to all types of vehicle. Especially, the super cars that rely on comfort. The new Continental quiet tyres will certainly give them that.

The theory is quiet simple? It is like any kind of sound proofing. Just a layer of special foam material bonded to the inside of the tyres tread. The strip is from 100 to 120 mm wide and is fitted to the whole circumference of the inside of the tread area, by using ContiSeal. ContiSeal is a puncture repair material to bond the strip into the Continental quiet tyres.

The system can be used on almost any radial tyres. The foam is very light and has no effect on the weight or balancing of the tyre and wheel assembly.

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General Grabber tyres feature Duragen- Tyre Manufacturers Use Many Materials including Duragen

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

Tyre choice is very important to off road performance. Even the most capable 4WD platform can run into problems. Especially, off road when fitted with street oriented tyres. As is the case with nearly all new 4×4 vehicles. But by the same token, dedicated off road tyres will have less traction . Especially, on wet tarmac and be considerably noisier than road tyres; there is always a compromise.

Familiarity with the features and controls of a new 4WD vehicle is key . Hence, to getting the best of it when venturing off road. As a result, plenty of drivers have come unstuck looking at the 4×4 logo on their new car and thinking they can drive it anywhere.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

In particular pay attention to how the 4WD system operates. If it requires any driver input. Thus, such as selecting 2WD or 4WD, changing between low or high ratio. Including, manual differential locking or whether the front hubs are freewheeling type where the hub must be locked by hand.

Wheel size too is a factor; large diameter rims with low profile tyres look good in the city but have very little off road capability, and off road tires may not be available to fit them. When possible, fitting mud-terrain (MT) or all-terrain (AT) tyres will dramatically increase the off road car ability of any new 4WD vehicle and will provide the most flexibility.

By checking the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended range of tyre sizes and choosing an off road tyre as tall and as wide as possible, not only will traction be improved, but the taller tyres will also increase the ground clearance.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

One thing  about General Tyres. Hence, is that they are constantly looking out for quality materials. Thus, to enhance the performance of their tyre products. Of course, General makes a broad range of tyres. Accordingly, to fit many models of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road, and commercial tyres.

General tyres, now under the large Continental tyre group. Therefore, as part of this giant organisation. Naturally, General Tyres have access to all of the scientific and engineering facilities. Thus, belonging to the Continental Tyre  Group.

One of the latest technology materials to be used is the  state-of-the-art technologies such as Duragen, 3D Sipe, V.A.I Visual Alignment Indicator. – (a feature of tread design, that allows for you to monitor even initial tyre wear shoulder to shoulder) and RTM (Replacement Tyre Monitor – a feature of tread design, that allows for you to control overall tyre wear).

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

Duragen is used to build up the tyre tread layer. Accordingly, General sate that “robust compound gives excellent cut and chip resistance” and its “reinforced tread blocks reduce block deformation”.

This innovation of design gives the tyre excellent properties.

That  improve the life of the tread. When the tyre is subjected to harsh conditions. Therefore, that are experienced when using your vehicle in a tough terrain situation.General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

The Duragen features also include an ultra-high strength steel belt. As expected, this gives the tyres an even footprint. So giving the vehicle driver confident stability. As expected on rocky or other tough terrains.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Grabber+AT+3

 

 

 

 

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton tyre factory with 330 job losses

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton-This is more bad news for Birmingham with the closure of the remaining Goodyear factory. This comes as no surprise to me?

The UK tyre industry. Has been in decline for years. Like most other industries. They will be moving the remaining rubber mixing and truck remoulds. Thus, to other factories and probably China.

As Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton. I feel sorry for the 330 workers.Naturally, who will lose their jobs. Wishing them the best of luck in the future.

This is a problem. Especially, when you are one of the rich nations in the world? Companies are trying to save money. Thus, to compete, by re-locating to

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton,
One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

countries like China.

I can foresee a time when the tables will be turning. Thus when Britain moves away from the EU. Then we will be able to offer better deals . Especially for manufacturers to come and locate in the UK again. As expected, freed from the shackles of the silly EU laws and rules.

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

This bad news comes only a few years after Goodyear/Dunlop injected £6 million into the ailing tyre factory. In 2012 it was said that things were on the up and up for the motor industry, after this cash injection was announced.

Goodyear as a company have always been held in high respect. They gave me my first management job as the manager of their tyre retailing arm Tyreservices in Huddersfield Yorkshire, back in the seventies.

I made many visits to Goodyear Wolverhampton to attend various training and education seminars. They were the inspiration for me to set up my own business and helped by backing my new business with good credit facilities and help with point of sale and advertising aids.

It will be sad for many a tyre dealer here in the UK, who have been inspired by Goodyear tyres and the headlines of “Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton” will be hard felt across the Wolverhampton community.

Eric Roberts

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Kumho Rally Tyres-One Of Kumhos Lesser Known Products-Earl Simmons on Twitter

Kumho Rally Tyres

Kumho Rally Tyres

 

Side view of Garry Jennings’ Subaru S12B, perfect build running on Kumho Rally Tyres new stiffer-cased CO3 tarmac rally tyres pic.twitter.com/IqrwlFDi0V

Kumho have brought out a new tyre that has been developed to meet the differing demands of gravel & Tarmac rally road surfaces.
Kumho Rally Tyres, have  utilised their knowledge and experience from European Rally to provide different compounds and tread patterns that will perform both off road and on paved surfaces.

One of the big changes in the tyre market over the past ten years has been the growth of the mid range tyre companies. It is not too long ago that drivers were asking ,”where are kumho tyres made”, the answer is of course South Korea. Now with their kumho dealer network spread right across the globe, they are well known to all tyre dealers, including here in the UK.

Kumho Rally Tyres

One of the problems that we have as a tyre retailer. So, is that we just cannot sell every tyre brand. Therefore, we have to try and select which tyres are best. Hence, for the driving public in our particular area. Halifax Yorkshire, UK.

Kumho tyres uk, suppliers account was set up. So I dropped Toyo tyres brand and gave them a go. Of course, the first thing to impress me was their involvement.Especially, in the motorsport field. Kumho knew that the other larger tyre companies had massive involvement in motor racing. Of course, which helped them to build their tyre brands.

Kumho Rally Tyres in Bridgenorth UK

Kumho wasted no time. Becoming involved in many of the smaller motor sport events. Kumho Motorsport, are situated at Bridgnorth a town near (Birmingham) here in the UK. As a result, they are responsible for the company’s motorsport activities in Europe. Including here in the UK.

As well as its commitment to European Formula 3 racing. So ,the specialist division also supports many circuit racing. Including, rally and rally-cross series.  The car in the picture was running on the new C03 tarmac rally tyres.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Kumho/Ecsta+C03

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Continental Winter Contact Tyres-SI, Top tyre for winter performance Winter Tyre Review: !

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Continental Winter Contact Tyres

CarQuestion Winter Tire Review: Consequently, Continental Continental Tyres WinterContact SI. As expected, are the top tyre for winter performance! !

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Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks-reaches supply agreements for Rice Husk Ash Silica | ET Auto

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

 

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Goodyear tyres Rice Husks for Silica
This is a great double edged sword. Hence, what used to be a waste product. Then, dumped into landfill as plant waste products. Thus, has now been tested and tried over the past two years. Of course, by Goodyear tyre and Rubber Company. Rice husks are used to produce “silica” which is a product that is used in the production of tyres.
The silica is used in the production of the rubber compound mix that makes the tyres and the silica gives the tyres extra strength and reduces rolling resistance. This in turn improves the tyres better overall fuel economy and therefore makes the tyre have “greener” credentials.

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

The Goodyear rubber company history is full of other tyre innovations that were created in the past. In more recent times Goodyear started to test the use of “soybean” oil in their tyres to reduce the amount of petrol-chemical based oils by up to seven million gallons a year, a great achievement.
Goodyear tyres Rice Husks are burned and turned to ash. It is this ash that they produce the silica from. The ash is first used to help generate electricity and then traditionally put into landfill, but now can be transformed into silica for use in tyre manufacturing.


Joseph Zekoski, chief technical officer at Goodyear said, “The use of rice husk ash will provide Goodyear an alternative source of silica while helping reduce the amount of rice husk waste being land filled,” “The use of rice husk ash will provide Goodyear an alternative source of silica while helping reduce the amount of rice husk waste being land filled,”

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

The race is now on by all the leading tyre companies to become environmentally friendly companies. It is hard to believe that not so long ago tyre manufacturing plants were very dark and dirty places. In my time I have visited several tyre manufacturing plants and these were the least environmentally friendly companies, on the planet.
Now though things have changed and you can eat your dinner off the floor in most of the factories now.
Eric Roberts

 

Kumho Information RFID tags in half-finished tyres – Tire Business

Kumho Information RFID tags

Kumho Information RFID tags-Crain News Service reportLONDON (June 23, 2015) — South Korea’s Kumho Tire Co. Inc.

This is another addition to a recent post of mine. The post is about how the so called mid-range tyre companies are catching up to the big boys.

The RFID tags are fitted to the tyres, so the South Korean tyre manufacturer can obtain information about how well or badly a tyre has performed.

Feedback like this is invaluable to tyre makers. Other tyre companies are trying similar things using silicone chips to store data and information about tyre pressures. This data is sent to the cars computer(ECU) which will enable the suspension and other things to adjust accordingly.

I believe that this technology will be shortly used on F1 cars and has been tested on new Ferrari models.

RFID tags, were once used only for tracking the movement of cattle. They are now  tracking consumer products worldwide, soon to include tyres. Many manufacturers are using the tags to find the location of their product they make from the time that it is manufactured until the time that it is pulled off the shelf and tossed into a consumers shopping cart.

Or in Kumhos case fitted to a car or truck, the Kumho Information RFID tags, will be located between the casing and the tread rubber, giving them access to the location where it was fitted and also the time when it was removed.

The Kumho Information RFID tags, could also be used to store other information, such as wear patterns and the temperature of the tyres could be stored for later use. Once the tyre has been located the South Korean tyre company can track and retrieve the tyre to asses its overall performance and attributes.

Not all the tyres will be tracked, just the new products that will need recovering and then analyzing. Many people do not know that all the Kumho racing tyres that have been competed on, will  be returned back to the factory and examined, for say possibles improvements with tread design or compound changes for future races.

Eric Roberts

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