Author Archives: ITMA

​2015 – Another Year of Challenge and Opportunity

​ITMA has made great progress in the past year and I hope that 2015 will continue the trend.

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ITMA ‘Way Forward’ Group completes its work

As its second meeting in Dusseldorf late this summer Group members finalised its work on setting a future course for the Association. Despite the progress made in recent years we face many challenges as we go forward with more member … Read more

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Brand array

Spoiled for choice? Our customers should be as our 22 ITMA member companies offer a huge selection of sizes and types via more than forty brands.

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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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