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Radial tyres have virtually replaced bias

Radial tyres have virtually replaced bias

Mar 27, 2015

It looks like radials will be the tyres of the future because of the multiple advantages of these tyres offer. Radialisation in the commercial vehicle sector is set to improve with people becoming aware of the benefits and innovations radials offer. Developed in 1946 by the French tyre giant Michelin, radial tyres have revolutionized the tyre market. Unlike a...

Why paying extra for premium tyres is worth it

Why paying extra for premium tyres is worth it

Mar 20, 2015

Premium tyres are called premium for a reason; they are certainly worth paying extra for due to the enhanced safety and performance features these fancy tyres offer to the buyer.   In a price-sensitive market like India, convincing a buyer to dole out extra wads of cash for a premium tyre is not an easy task. Why would a customer pay £88 for a premium tyre...

Why buying premium tyres is the best bet

Why buying premium tyres is the best bet

Mar 10, 2015

This article follows on from Budget and Premium cars – How rational is a buyer’s choice? Premium tyres may make a dent in your pocket, but research shows that they afford you savings budget tyres don’t in the long run.     Deciding between budget or premium replacement tyres from a staggering array of models available on the market can be...

What is the role of tyres in road safety?

What is the role of tyres in road safety?

Feb 16, 2015

This article is part of our Road Safety Challenges.   Tyre design and use are important factors that contribute to road safety. Various parameters of this vulcanized wonder need to be taken into consideration while coming up with an efficient and safe design. The tyre tread and pressure play a crucial role in deciding the wet grip, rolling resistance and...

JK Tyre requests revision of the inverted duty structure

JK Tyre requests revision of the inverted duty structure

Feb 11, 2015

JK Tyre has appealed to the Centre to set right the anomalous tax regime, the inverted duty structure that has been hurting the rubber industry for some time and stifling its growth.   JK Tyre & Industries wants the Indian government to revise the prevailing inverted duty structure in the forthcoming budget to help local tyre makers get ahead. Arjun K...

CEAT committed to capacity expansion

CEAT committed to capacity expansion

Feb 3, 2015

In an exclusive interview, Anant Goenka, MD of CEAT, told the Economic Times: “Rather than saying we will win in all categories, we try to focus on one or two categories and really look at winning out there.” His long-term plan for the tyre company involves focusing on niche products and increasing investment for capacity expansion.    ...