Author Archives: ITMA

Europe’s importers show the way

In the first six months of 2014, the non-ETRMA import share of the European replacement tyre market has grown strongly across all main product categories. It now represents over 30 per cent of total volumes and in some major markets … Read more

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Market recovery continues apace

Europe’s tyre markets are bouncing back to pre-crisis levels latest ITMA statistics suggest. Lead by increased truck tyre sales which as always are one of the best indicators of economic activity car tyre sales too are also on the upswing … Read more

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Growing co-operation between CRIA and ITMA

As part of its ongoing relationship with the China Rubber Association (CRIA), ITMA has been invited to present a number of technical articles to CRIA’s 1,200 member companies.

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Meetings Update

In recognition of ITMA’s widening membership and increased levels of activity within Europe’s decision making corridors, the Association’s latest technical and general meetings were held in Dusseldorf.

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New Member for ITMA

China’s Shengtai Group is the latest major tyre manufacturer to join ITMA.

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Diary Date

ITMA’s next member’s meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 24th September in Dusseldorf. During the meeting, member will discuss a number of key issues and developments affecting the sale of tyres within the EU.

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Developments at TREAD

ITMA technical partner, Tread Ltd, has made a number of refinements to its test sheets resulting in clearer explanations that will help tyre designers target specific development areas. The new sheets utilise best practice from OEM test processes and include … Read more

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ITMA welcomes new member

ITMA is delighted to welcome China’s Shengtai Group on board as the association’s latest member.

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CRIA Meeting

Following its initial meetings with CRIA, the Chinese Rubber Industry Association, last year, ITMA has recently held further successful talks and discussions about how the two organisations can work together.

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ITMA President presents at ChinaGRTAE

ITMA recently played a key role at a major international tyre conference in China. As part of the 5th China International Rubber Tire & Auto Accessory Exhibition, ITMA president Alfred Graham, addressed around 500 delegates attending the ChinaGRTAE conference.

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