Tyres & Team Work

By Adam Gosling: When a team enjoys success, there is invariably a strong leader acting as a captain. In the absence of a good captain, the team can’t produce the best results. In the case of tyres on a vehicle, the captain is the driver who influences the way they...

Tyre Majors In For Self-Defence

By Peter Taylor : Tyre majors are buying up wholesalers / retailers in a big way in a bid to defend own market positions and stifle the avalanche of Chinese brands into Europe I reported recently on the renewed interest on the part of tyre manufacturers to re-invest...

Road to Sustainable NR

By Philip Tapsall : (The author is Director of Sustainable Business at WWF-India.) Companies in natural rubber supply chain can play a key role in redressing the problem of ever-rising forest loss rates in the world resulting from tremendous growth in NR plantations,...

Brazilian NR market Exciting times

By Diogo Esperante :  The recovery in prices, the import tax hikes, the Government’s anti-cyclical policies to protect its farmers from downtrend cycles, the important role of ABRABOR that is preparing a Master Plan to take the country’s NR plantation industry to a...

BEWARE, POOR TYRE CARE KILLS!

By John Stone In spite of the continuous rise in tyre-related casualties, drivers are not serious enough to regularly check the condition of their vehicle tyres even at the moment. At the time of writing this article, Europe and the UK are in the tight grip of winter...

Technology Transfer: Brazilian Experience

By Diogo Esperante The processing plants in Brazil through dealers, who are mostly Agronomists, play an important role in transferring technologies to the domestic rubber farmers, thus creating a sense of loyalty which helps ensuring the supply volume, stability and...