Tyre Manufacturers section hosts the known international tyre manufacturers. The objective of the section as Rengasvalmistajat ry in cooperation with other organisations, authorities and central interest groups of the industry is to influence the development of road safety and environmental issues. The section also develops the public image of the industry, communicates regularly about issues affecting the business, and takes part in the international cooperation of the tyre industry.
It is important for tyre manufacturers to ensure that drivers have up-to-date information about tyres. The members of the group have a large market share of the original equipment tyres in the new car market, and they feel responsible for ensuring that the consumer selects the correct tyres and uses them properly in terms of safety and the environment. Tyres can be a risk or a safety factor, and they have a certain influence on the vehicle’s carbon dioxide emissions.
To achieve the previously mentioned objectives, tyre manufacturers cooperate to organise the tyre industry’s Rengasfoorumi event. This annual, interactive event for the industry and the media activates discussion about tyres. In addition, international tyre manufacturers have regularly published the Rengasmyyjän käsikirja handbook for the specialised tyre shops. The popular handbook features information in an accessible format on selling and installing tyres.
Tyre manufacturers have also funded the Rengasratsia campaign for several years. Every fall, its purpose is to get drivers pay attention to their tyres; especially to sufficient tyre treads. Tyre manufacturers have also funded the sniffer dog operations of authorities. All in all, these tyre industry operations, carried out for the public good, have benefited drivers and consumers. For more information, please visit www.rengasvalmistajat.fi.
Sales Manager Ville Nikkilä from Goodyear Finland Oy is the Chairman of the section and Juha Ala-Hiiro is its representative.