Europe’s Tyre and Rubber Manufactures’ Association (ETRMA) directors have agreed to include Nexen Tyre Europe, as well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia Tyre Producers’ Associations as new members from 2022.
The ETRMA will subsequently represent 15 global tyre manufacturers and 11 national sector Associations.
The board emphasised the importance for the industry and its entire supply chain to be supported by an appropriate regulatory framework, while continuing to nurture dialogue and cooperation with European Institutions and relevant stakeholders.
“The European tyre industry has been a global leader in tyre performance, innovation and research, sustained by a unique regulatory framework,” [minimum thresholds, labelling] said ETRMA president, Franco Annunziato.
“As we recently shared during our meeting with Commissioner, Thierry Breton, we have the ambition to contribute even further to increased climate change mitigation targets, tackling tyre abrasion and continuing to improve road safety, whilst contributing to an increasingly circular economy”.
For her part, ETRMA secretary general, Fazilet Cinaralp, added: “This year our association will welcome new members: Nexen Tyre Europe, as well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia Tyre Producers’ Associations.
“Our critical mass is growing and together we can create strong synergies to work even more efficiently towards a safer and greener Europe.”