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  • Vol 1

    8

    Sep

    tembe

    r 201

    2

    a set of Nankang tyres complete with Tyre Guarantee to the value of R4 000.00!Focu

    s on Ty

    re lab

    elling

    Tyre labelling legislation about to take effect

    Tyremart fills important market niche

    Tubestone to offer Nankang Tyre Guarantee

    Reifen 2012 breaks all records

    New products from Continental and Michelin

  • Bandag have been specialists in recycling since 1957. Bandags cold retreading process is not only reliable and economical, but also aids in keeping tyres out of landfills thereby protecting the planet. Combine this with Bandags ISO 14001 environmental accreditation, and it becomes clear why using Bandag gives fleets and the environment the advantage. Thats what we do.

    RECYCLING DOWN TO AN ART

    Tel: +27 11 439 6000, Fax: +27 86 682 7027, e-mail: info@bandag.co.za or visit www.bandag.co.za

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  • editor LianaShaw

    Technical consultant WrayShaw

    reproduction DianevanNoort

    Printing TYPOColourPrintingSpecialists

    Distribution PrestigeBulkMailers

    advertising LianaShaw

    Contentsone-on-onewithTyremartsGavinKockott.............................................................. 2

    Focus onTyreLabelling........................................................................................ 9

    ManufacturingContinentalsContiPremiumContactTM5nowavailableinSA............... 14NewMichelinXWorkstargetsworksitesandquarries.......................... 14

    competitionTubestonetoofferTyreGuaranteeonNankang................................... 16

    conti cornerContinentalinvestsinnewR109millionmixeratPortElizabethtyreplant............................................................................................... 20

    industry newsNitralifeMobileNitrogenPlantforon-sitetyrepressuremaintenanceislaunched................................................................................................ 22SDInternationaltoincreaseitspresenceinSAtyremarket................ 22Tyres&RimsConferencetotargetsafety............................................. 23AwardseveninghonoursQuestforGoldWinners............................... 23AllrecordsbrokenatReifen2012....................................................... 25DunlopBreastCancerDrive................................................................. 32GfKtoexpandservicestoSAtyreindustry.......................................... 32Redisatoappointtwoseniortyreindustrypeople............................... 32

    Talking TyresTyreSafetyInitiative:Safetyfirst...................................................... 27

    goodyear newsGoodyeartrucktyresboostfueleffieciencyforMAN.......................... 30BestofbothworldsEfficientGripSUV................................................... 31

    competition, subscription, Website ........................................ 36

    A note fromthe editor

    The recently staged Reifen Tyre Show

    in Essen Germany broke all records

    in terms of visitor and exhibitor

    numbers.Asiscustomary,leadingtyre

    makers made full use of this credible

    international platform to launch new

    products and innovations, some of

    whicharecoveredinourReifenspecial

    onpage25

    Theshowwasalsodominatedbytalkof

    theimpendingtyrelabellinglegislation,

    scheduledforimplementationintheEU

    inNovemberofthisyear.Inthisissuewetakeacloserlookatthissignificant

    developmentwithintheglobaltyreindustryaswedebatetheimplications

    forbothindustryandtheconsumer.Aimedatincreasingsafetyandoverall

    awareness for themotorist, fromthisdate forward, tyremakerswillhave

    to complywith thenewEU regulations surrounding, fuel efficiency,wet

    brakingandroadnoisewhendesigningandmanufacturingtheirtyres.But

    arethesefactorsalonesufficientsomemaywellask,orcouldmorebedone

    toprotecttheconsumer?

    Also in this edition, we showcase new product releases by Continental

    andMichelinandshedlightonTubestonesnewGuaranteeonallNankang

    products,byall accountsa first in themarketbyvirtueof the fact that it

    appliestotyresizeswithinNankangsentirepassengerandSUVrange.And

    thatsnotall!Oneluckyreaderstandsthechancetobeprivytothisnew

    Guaranteepackagealongsideasetof fourNankang tyres to thevalueof

    R4000.00!Sodontforgettogetthoseentriesinassoonaspossible.You

    canentereither via fax or by visiting www.satreads.co.za.

    Speakingofwebsites,thenewlylaunchedtyreportalwww.satreads.comisattractingvisitorsfromacrosstheglobecourtesyofitsabilitytoprovide

    fresh,uptodatestoriesonadailybasis.Thejobportalisprovingequally

    appealing so if you havent signed up for this service, be sure to do so

    todayits free!

    Remembertoclickdailyontowww.satreads.comforthelatesttyreindustrynews.Thesitebringsyounewsfromthelocalandinternationaltyresectors

    courtesyofourpanelofforeignjournalistsstationedacrosstheworld.

    Isnttheworldwidewebanextraordinaryspace?

    I n t r o d u c t i o n 1

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    Douglasdale,2165

    Tel: (011)6580011

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    Cell: 0828516777

    E-mail: satreads@mweb.co.za

    Website: www.satreads.co.za

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  • fills important market niche

    WhenGavinKockotttookthedecisiontotakehisleaveofthetyrebusinessin2010,heharbourednonotionsofreturning.Hedenjoyedalongandillustriouscareerintheindustry,firstasthefounderandmastermindofthehighlysuccessfulSupaQuickfranchiseofretailsstoresandlater,asCEOofBridgestoneRetailSA.Finally,hewasenjoyingthefruitsofhishardlabourbywayofawell-earnedsabbatical.

    Sowhatbroughthimbacktotheretailtradeonlysevenmonthsintohislong-awaitedretirement?

    Wemet upwithhimat apopular coffee shop topose thesequestions and to find out more about the new franchisechain -Tyremart - that ismakingconsiderable inroads in themarketplaceinaremarkablyshortperiodoftime.

    one-on-one WiTH gavin Kockott

    New Tyremart Franchise

    Gavin, tell us how your return to the industry

    came to be, and in such an active capacity to

    boot.

    Active it most certainly is (chuckles). Im

    workingashardnow,ifnotharder,asIwas25

    yearsagowhenmycareerbegan.Itstrue.Ihad

    noplansofreturningtothetyresectorsoyou

    canimaginemysurprisewhenIreceivedacall

    fromfourof thecountrys largest independent

    dealersaskingmetoassistthemintheirquest

    toestablishanindependenttyreretailfranchise.

    Unexpectedas thecallwas, I hadbeenaware

    ofthechangesinthemarketforsometimeand

    had foreseen that a major shift was about to

    unfold.Iwasntinterestedinbecominginvolved

    intheformationofabuyinggroupassuch,but

    whenIfinallymetwiththem,Irealisedthattheir

    objectives were far more serious. They were

    looking to introduce a sustainable franchise

    that would cater for the entrepreneurial spirit,

    which they explained was being stifled in the

    manufacturer-owneddistributionchannels.

    2 O n e - o n - O n e

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  • O n e - o n - O n e 5

    TheplayersImreferringtoarerespectedbusinessmenintheirownright,with

    amulti-branchpresenceinthemarket,theirownwarehousingfacilitiesandan

    establishedcustomerbase.

    But toparaphrase them, thecurrentmarketdynamicwill simplyno longer

    allowfortheretailsectortobedictatedtobythenewtyrecompanies.

    What attracted you to their proposition?

    Primarily, the challenge and the excitingopportunities it presented.Bear in

    mindthatIveknowntheseindividualsformanyyears.Theywerenotstrangers

    tomeandIhadcometorespectthemfortheirachievementsinthisbusiness.

    Moreimportantperhaps,Ibelievedinwhattheywereultimatelystrivingfor,so

    Ithoughtwhynot?

    Explain the business model behind Tyremart.

    Fundamentally it is anextremely cost-effective franchiseoperation inwhich

    everymemberhasequityinthefranchisecompanyandthetrademarksand

    participatesindecision-makingandcontrol.Whatisextremelyrefreshingisthat

    alldecisionsarebasedaroundthebusinessoftheFranchisees,asopposedto

    aroundathirdparty.

    Furthermoreitoffersflexibility,alongwiththeabilitytoreactandadaptpromptly

    toanygivensituation.

    In short, Tyremartmembers share equally in the decisionmaking process,

    enjoyautonomy,andareabletodeliveramulti-brandoffering.

    TheFranchisor,inturn,suppliesallthesupportsandbenefitsassociatedwith

    anationalfranchisesuchasreducedfinancecharges,buyingpower,access

    tofleetaccountsandsoon.Wherewedifferslightly,andwhywechooseto

    operateonalowcostmodel,isthatwebelievethat