TÜV SÜD attended the 12th China International Tire Expo 2014
-----facilitate tire manufacturers in the improvement of key competence of products
September 10-12, 2014. TÜV SÜD was invited to attend the 12th China International Tire Expo 2014 (TÜV SÜD’s Booth No.: Pavilion D 8325). Representatives from TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH also attended the exhibition and they are Michael Staude (General Manager, Tires and Wheels) and Klaus Baltruschatt (Senior Account Manager, Tires and Wheels). Along with other experts locally and abroad, ideas on problems encountered during the development, production, testing and export of tire products were discussed. They also shared on how the EU standard for tires can be interpreted and how local manufactures can gain access to the international markets.
In recent years, Asia-pacific, North America and EU have become the most popular markets for the world tire market. As tire industry is gradually shifting to the Asia-Pacific region, China has become the largest tier producer and one of the important exporters with a comparatively comprehensive system in place for the tire industry. Domestic tire exporters exporting to the EU face increasingly stringent quality and safety requirements. Currently, there are import regulations on passenger car tires, light truck tires and tires for trucks and coaches from the EU tire regulation system. Among which, there are drafts of new regulations expected to be issued in November this year. Additionally, there is growing concern on rolling resistance of the tires from domestic tire manufacturers. Regarding this, experts from TÜV SÜD said that: "Reduction in rolling resistance is one of the issues that both manufactures as well as end consumers are concerned about.”
During the exhibition, both German and Chinese experts from TÜV SÜD shared with attendees on relevant tire tests such as snow tire testing, bench marking of rolling resistance testing machines, indoor tire testing, outdoor tire testing, E-Mark certification and the future impact of drafts for new EU regulations.