Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has published Vision 2030 document, its tire-related recommendations for the European Parliament and the European Commission..
According to the ETRMA, one of the main goals of the Vision is for the tire industry to remain a stronghold of European manufacturing.
To achieve that, said ETRMA, European bodies should work on enforcing legislation and compliance as well as promoting industrial competitiveness through affordable energy and international trade.
The Vision also aims to maintain EU’s lead in terms of design, manufacturing process and performance, by increasing the availability of EU funding for (collaborative) research programmes.
The programmes, it said, will leverage industrial investments, create synergies and secure Europe’s technological lead.
Another item on the to-do list was to “guarantee regulatory predictability” in the EU.
To that end, the EU will be need to take account of the impact of policies in different fields which may entail technology trade-offs for the tire industry.