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Introduction • 1

Contents One-On-One with TIASA............................................................................................2

Focus on Tyrexpo Africa _ Future hangs in the balance.......................................7

Industry News Revolutionary technologies sets the trend-setting Continental SportContact 6 apart from the rest................................ 16 Continental Vision Zero – aiming for an accident-free future............ 20 New Sava Avant 4Plus and Orjak 4Plus Truck Tyres.......................... 22 A new South African horizon for Van den Ban.................................. 26

Talking Tyres Tyre Forum: Going a step further...................................................... 29

Distribution News More new stores for Tiger Wheel & Tyre........................................... 32 More Growth Planned As Supa Quick Turns 30................................ 33

World News Record breaking farewell from the Reifen Essen show...................... 35 Pirelli introduces its new Triathlon TBR range at Reifen 2016........... 35 New high speed OTR tyre from Michelin.......................................... 36 Bridgestone wins Infringement Lawsuit............................................. 36 Marangoni Retread turns 40.............................................................. 36 A glittering ‘show-stopper’ from Zenises........................................... 36

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Half way through the year and talk turns to shows and exhibitions. The final instalment of the Reifen show as we know it concluded in Essen last week. Closer to home, Tyrexpo Africa graced our shores for the sixth time in March of this year. Suffice it to say that the importance and support for an international show such as Reifen speaks for itself. The global tyre industry and the tyre manufacturing companies in particular, utilise the platform to launch new designs, compounds and technology, whereas visitors from across the world converge on this tiny town in Germany to keep abreast of new products and developments and to network with key people from different parts of the world. The venue for this popular be-ennial show might be set to change, but its future in terms of the value it is seen to provide is well secured. Regrettably the same cannot necessarily be said for our own local show – currently the only tyre expo on the continent. With apparent support from the local industry steadily declining, as can be seen from this year’s exhibitor and visitor numbers, we take a microscopic view of the event in this issue, by way of a post-show review on page 7. And as the primary reason behind the local industry’s reluctance to back the show allegedly is the number of Chinese trading companies that are regularly exhibiting, we pinned down two of TIASA’s key executives to ascertain the extent of the problem these exhibitors are seen to be posing, not only to local tyre producers, but to well established imported brands too. Turn to page 2 for this interview. The second quarter has been a busy time for Continental Tyre SA. The company has just launched the brand new SportContact 6 which boasts Black Chilli technology for maximum grip in all directions, Force Vectoring for maximum control (a new era in tread pattern development) as well as Aralon350 new Adaptive Hybrid Cape Ply for maximum stability at high speeds of up to 350km/h. And that’s not all. CTSA is also adopting an innovative and comprehensive approach to automotive safety under the Vision Zero banner, in a bid to reduce and ultimately eliminate vehicle accidents, injuries and fatalities; a global initiative, but one that is especially welcomed in South Africa given the high death toll on our roads. All this and much more in this, our winter edition. Wrap up warm and happy reading. Until we meet again in the spring.

SA Treads June 2016  
SA Treads June 2016  

SA Treads quarterly magazine for the tyre industry in South Africa

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