Good day SA Treads readers! The May ’23 issue of SA Treads digital is now here, providing you the most recent developments from the tire business both locally and globally. We cover a broad variety of subjects in this issue, from industry news and events to brand triumphs and innovations.
Interview: We begin with an interview with TIASA, where they describe their ongoing lobbying efforts to assist their tire industry members. The group is dedicated to supporting the sector’s interests, and their efforts will undoubtedly benefit the industry as a whole.
Feature: We highlight Mathe Group and Van Dyck’s investments in the SA recycling facility in our feature section. This action demonstrates the firms’ dedication to sustainability and environmental responsibility. We also highlight SATMC’s initiatives to promote road safety in South Africa by reducing the illegal tire trade.
Moving on to local news, SATMC anticipates a timely tire dumping decision, which might assist alleviate the country’s problem of unlawfully disposed tires. Furthermore, Dunlop recognizes its top tire dealers for exceptional performance in 2022, while Goodyear showcases its locally produced tires at the Proudly South African Buy Local and Summit. Goodyear has also named a new Consumer PBU Director, while Sumitomo Rubber SA has pledged investments in front of the 50th anniversary of the Dunlop Ladysmith facility. Finally, the Festival of Motoring will return in 2023 for its sixth edition, powered by Wesbank.
Our World News section takes us on a worldwide tire business trip. At Tyrexpo Asia, Recircle Awards 2023 announces its first 16 award categories, while Michelin wins two awards at Tire Technology Expo 2023, including Tire Manufacturer of the Year. Michelin and Pirelli lead the JD Power Tire Survey, while Nokian Tyres pledges to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Together with Michelin, Enviro and Antin Infrastructure form the world’s first large-scale tire recycling group, and Nokian Tyres sells its Russian operation. According to the brand Finance report 2023, Hankook Ion Tires receive Red Dot Design Awards, and the Sailun Tyre brand increases the quickest. Bridgestone remains as Title Sponsor of the World Solar Challenge 2023, while Apollo Tyres prepares for sustainable transportation.
That’s it for this month’s digital version of SA Treads. Stay tuned for more tire industry updates, news, and events. Happy reading and be safe till next time!