Following a meeting of the board of directors, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has agreed that from 2022 it will welcome Nexen Tire Europe and the Czech Republic and Slovakia Tire Producers’ Associations as members. Following these additions, ETRMA will represent 15 international tire manufacturers and 11 national sector associations.
The board also discussed its commitment to the EU policy objective of a European economic recovery geared to meet the ambitions of the Green Deal. The board also emphasized the importance of a regulatory framework to support the entire industry and its supply chain while continuing to cooperate with European institutions to deliver on EU priorities and create a more competitive industry within Europe.
“The European tire industry has been a global leader in tire performance, innovation and research, sustained by a unique regulatory framework,” said Franco Annunziato, ETRMA’s president. “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 tire abrasion and continuing to improve road safety while contributing to an increasingly circular economy”.
Speaking of the new members, Fazilet Cinaralp, ETRMA’s secretary general, said, “Our critical mass is growing and together we can create strong synergies to work even more efficiently toward a safer and greener Europe.”