Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. While tyres contribute significantly to Bridgestone Group’s sales worldwide, Bridgestone also manufactures industrial rubber and chemical products, sporting goods, and other diversified products.
Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO placed its two IVECO Powerstar trucks in the top 10 in the first stage of the tough rally raid competition. Gerard de Rooy crossed the finish line in third position, followed by Wuf Van Ginkel in sixth, having tackled the difficult stony and dusty conditions of the track.
There is no denying tyres are an important element of a truck but how many individuals know and practice proper tyre care? A well-maintained tyre not only helps prolong tyre lifetime but also decreases the risk of a safety hazard. We asked Bridgestone on some tips on tyre care and maintenance. Consequences of poor tyre conditions:
Amir is a young lad from Alor Setar, Kedah passionate about the trucking industry. The second out of four children graduated in Quantity Surveying. Despite that, he found his passion for driving trucks while playing the game Euro Truck Simulator 2. He realised that it was a fun work that allowed him to see local sights and yet will bring in a decent pay.
Scania now completes its new truck generation. Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction, the focus is now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions.
“With today’s release, Scania comprehensively sets the stage for the necessary shift towards sustainable transport, offering tailored low-carbon trucks for all transport applications,” says Christian Levin, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, today announced THACO as its general distributor in Vietnam, replacing Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV) as the wholesale distributor and local assembly partner for FUSO products.
The signing ceremony between MFTBC and THACO took place on December 1 in Hanoi. The two companies were represented by Mr. Michael Kamper, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Daimler Trucks Asia and Mr. Tran Ba Duong, Chairman of the board, THACO.
Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd - HMSM, a subsidiary of Hino Motors Limited Japan, associates under Toyota Group of Companies, delivered 15 newly launched HINO 300 Series trucks to My World Logistics Sdn Bhd. Providing home-delivery services for a renowned home furnishing company, My World Logistics believes that HINO after-sales offers better quality and that the network of 114 Hino dealerships that cover nationwide regions make Hino service centers easily accessible to customers.
Through a joined collaboration with a prominent automotive component manufacture, SSAB has developed Docol PHS 2000, a new press hardening steel that offers higher tensile strength than any other product in its wide portfolio of press hardening automotive steels.
MAN Trucks India Private Limited, the wholly- owned subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG, Germany, has been operating in the country for the last 12 years, in the first six years through a joint venture with Force Motors and then independently. The company has its headquarters in Pune. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, makes everything for the truck with an average localisation of about 82 percent. It makes tippers for off-road and construction, haulage for regular and over dimensional cargo, and special application trucks such as fire tenders, garbage compactors, concrete mixers, boom pumps, tip trailers and bulkers. The product range for India is developed at the MAN Trucks R&D centre in Pune. The trucks made in India are also exported to African and other Asian markets. So far the company has made more than 25,000 vehicles, and about 40 percent of them was exported. Joerg Mommertz, CMD, MAN Trucks India, told T Murrali of AutoParts Asia that “uptime is a high focus in our business approach. We are very customer-focused and oriented; this mind-set is very important in a country like India where, we believe, customers are getting more professional and demanding with high expectations from the manufacturers. We have set ourselves a target to contribute 10 percent to our total global volumes, in the next four years.”