Cologne 09.–12.06.2020


TIRE Fleet Lounge 2018

Focus on fleet management

THE meeting point for fleet managers at THE TIRE COLOGNE: The TIRE Fleet Lounge for the first time offeres a forum for the target group in the context of a tire trade fair, including lectures, talk panels and exciting networking opportunities.

Tires play an important role in the field of fleet management: Costs are a theme here. Downtimes need to be minimised when changing. The least possible roll resistance (and thus wear) should be harmonised with the greatest possible safety. That applies to truck fleets, for example, of forwarding businesses, just as much as for fleets of passenger vehicles, for example, in the company motor pool or for car sharing.

The Euro Transport Medien publishing house, publisher of the magazines FIRMENAUTO, trans aktuell, lastauto omnibus as well as and, organised the lounge. There has been several theme days revolving around trucks, passenger vehicles and buses. Renowned experts provided valuable insights and were available for discussions.

TIRE Fleet Lounge

Focus on fleet management

Tuesday, 29 May, is focusing on the theme of truck tires: Which developments are there, where can costs be cut and how does perfect tire management work? Industry insiders, experts and users will provide the answers here.

Wednesday, 30 May, is dedicated to omnibus tires: Safety vs. costs, the fast breakdown service en route and urban environmental questions will be the main themes here.

On Thursday, 31 May, the attention is on car fleets. The tire market and the requirements on leasing with regards to the tires is the focus here. Furthermore, practical tips will be conveyed - by professionals for professionals.

On Friday, 1 June, the forum will come to a close with a podium discussion on the trends in the tire business. Manufacturers, the retail trade as well as associations and fleet managers will meet up here.

The detailed lecture programme

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, focus on trucks

11:30 a.m.: Optimally managing the motor pool - Intelligent tire management by Continental
Henning Mühlenstedt, head of Marketing & Sales D-A-CH Region, Commercial Vehicle Tires Continental Reifen Germany

12:30 p.m.: Rolling friction vs. mileage – a necessary decision?
Holger Kirmse, Product Technologe Utility Vehicle Tires D-A-CH, Michelin Reifenwerke

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, focus on the bus

10:30 a.m.: Safety in local passenger traffic – networked solutions for tire monitoring
Dirk Menzel, Sales Leader Proactive Solutions D-A-CH, Goodyear-Dunlop Tyres

11:30 a.m.: Safe on the go – the correct care and maintenance of utility vehicle and bus tires
Christian Koch, Motor vehicle expert and tire auditor, Dekra Automobil GmbH

3:00 p.m.: Costs, benefits, safety - motor pool management in public transport
Thomas Krämer, authorised officer, operations manager, Vestische Straßenbahnen GmbH

Thursday, 31 May 2018, focus on passenger vehicle fleets

10:30 a.m.: The fleet market in figures: trends, scenarios and forecast
Michael Gergen, Account Manager International, Dataforce Verlagsgesellschaft für Business Informationen mbH

11:30 a.m.: Visionary tire management for cars and transporters
Rolf Lübke, fleet and mobility consultant Partner of the Teamobility GmbH

Friday, 1 June 2018, panel discussion

10:30 a.m.: Trends in the utility vehicle market
A discussion among experts from industry, commerce and the transport segment