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We have been notified by our import battery suppliers that SARS has, effective 19 July 2024, made an amendment to the Customs Act, Part 1 of Schedule No.1. Tariff sub-headings 8507.10.91 and 8507.10.99 have been substituted to increase the general rate of customs duty on lead acid batteries from 15% to 30%.

Our suppliers are busy investigating the notification to further understand the scope and implications of the announcement.

In the meantime, we have no other choice but to immediately amend the pricing on our Atlas BX range to accommodate the immediate cost increase. Revised price lists will be available soon.

We wish to inform you of an upcoming adjustment to our pricing structure, set to take effect on 1 September 2024. Recent global market conditions have led to a significant increase in the costs of raw materials—specifically, Natural and Synthetic Rubber—by 20 - 24%. Additional surcharges on ocean freight due to ongoing geopolitical events have further compounded these pressures.

In recognition of our commitment to you, we will provide a month of pricing protection, ensuring that any orders placed; that can be sent out before September 1st 2024 will be honoured at current prices.

We appreciate your understanding and continued partnership during these challenging times. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa will be implementing a price increase with effect from the 1st of August 2024.

CategoryEstimated Increase
Car Steel, SUV, Light TruckEstimated weighted average increase ranging between 5% to 7%
Truck SteelEstimated weighted average increase ranging between 5% to 7%
MotorcycleEstimated weighted average increase ranging between 5% to 7%

Please note that certain items may be realigned outside of these parameters due to their current price points being unsustainable.
All back orders as at the 31st of July 2024 will be cancelled. Should you wish to reinstate an order, please contact us, and we will advise further on pricing.


We have also been notified about price increases for tyre consumables, i.e. patches, gaitors, solution, tyre repair tools etc. - no percentage has been indicated.


Price Adjustment Notification for Falken and Kumho Tyres

As a trusted provider of Falken and Kumho tyres, Stamford Tyres SA has consistently strived to offer competitive prices without compromising on quality. However, due to our suppliers increasing their prices, we find it necessary to implement a price adjustment.

To provide ample notice, the pricing alignment will take effect on July 1, 2024.


Michelin South Africa advises you of a price realignment in tyres and accessories across the Passenger Car and Recreational, Commercial Tyres and Accessories.

The price realignment for Commercial Tyres and Accessories is effective 1 June 2024. Updated price lists will be issued within the month of May. New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 1st June 2024, as well as across all backorders.

The price realignment for Passenger Car and Recreational is effective 1 July 2024. Updated price lists will be issued within the month of June. New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 1st July 2024, as well as across all backorders.


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GOODYEAR TBR PRODUCT PRICE INCREASE NOTIFICATION- EFFECTIVE 1st JULY 2024.

Effective 1st July 2024, an estimated weighted increase of 6.5% will be applied on all Goodyear Truck and Bus Radial products, a new price list will be communicated by your sales representative during the month of June 2024, please note that all back orders will be cancelled at the end of June 2024 and will need to be reordered at the new price.


Price increase expected 1 July 2024 - no weighted increase has been confirmed at this stage, this post will be updated as soon as we have confirmation.

Michelin South Africa advises you of a price realignment in tyres and accessories across the Passenger Car and Recreational, Commercial Tyres and Accessories.

The price realignment for Commercial Tyres and Accessories is effective 1 June 2024. Updated price lists will be issued within the month of May. New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 1st June 2024, as well as across all backorders.

The price realignment for Passenger Car and Recreational is effective 1 July 2024. Updated price lists will be issued within the month of June. New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 1st July 2024, as well as across all backorders.



Trelleborg South Africa wishes to inform you that we will be increasing pricing by 6% on all brands in the Agricultural, Construction and Pneumatic range within the Trelleborg Wheel Systems product portfolio.

The price increase is driven by the current market conditions and devaluation of our local currency.

The price increase will be effective from the 1st of June 2024.


PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 1st MAY 2024
Sumitomo / Dunlop will implement a price increase in the following categories effective 1st May 2024:

Car Steel, SUV, Light Truck and Motorcycle Estimated weighted average increase ranging
between 3% to 5%

Truck Steel Estimated weighted average increase ranging
between 3% to 5%

Tubes and Flaps Estimated weighted average increase ranging
between 3% to 5%

Certain items will be realigned outside of these parameters due to their price points being unsustainable.

All backorders as at 30th April 2024 will be cancelled and can be reinstated at the new prices.

A new price list will be distributed in due course.


NOTIFICATION OF PRICE INCREASE 1 MAY 2024 - CONTINENTAL TYRES

The continued escalation in cost leaves CTSA no option but to adjust our prices.

Effective 1 May 2024, we will re-align our prices on all PLT, Truck Tyre & Commercial Specialty products by a weighted average of 5%.

Open/back orders not delivered by 30 April 2024 will be invoiced at the new pricing.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your continued support.

ADVANCED NOTICE OF ANNUAL PRICE INCREASE 1ST MARCH 2024

Effective 1st March 2024, we are giving notice of an intended CPI increase.

The new pricing will be reflective of the current economic conditions.

Leadertread | MileMaster | Diamond Tread | Ringtread

We have been notified of the following price increases on 1 February 2024:


RINGTREAD:

From the 1st February 2024, all RingTread will increases by 15%.


The following brands / products will be increasing on the 1st January 2024:


MAXXIS / CST:

Please be advised that Maxxis Tyres SA will be implementing a price increase, effective 1st of January 2024. We understand that the current business environment is not favorable.

However, due to several factors contributing to the rising cost of our products and business operations, we are unable to maintain our pricing any longer.

As we continue to review our internal cost-saving process, we strive to keep the increase to a minimum. After careful consideration, an increase of 3-5% across all tyre segments on Maxxis and CST tyres and tubes will be implemented.


Michelin / BFGoodrich:

Price Realignment – Recreational Off Road – KO2

Michelin South Africa advises you of a price realignment in the KO2 range.

The price realignment is effective 1 January 2024 and applicable to the entire KO2 range.
Updated Price lists will be shared in the month of December. New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 1 January 2024 as well as across all back orders.


GOODYEAR:

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Price Alignment - Effective 02 January 2024

Goodyear hereby notifies you of price alignment on the following Consumer sizes:

175/65R14 82H EFFIGRIP COMPACT

195R14C 106/104S DURAMAX G2 WSW

5%

5%

265/65R17 112T WRL AT ADV

5%

All open orders and backorders not delivered by 29 December 2023 will be cancelled and reordered at new prices.


SUMITOMO:

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa will be conducting a realignment to our List Price. This will impact our decimal value prices on some of our SKU's.

The realignment to our pricing will be effective 1st January 2024.


Due to an evolution of raw material and global transportation cost, Michelin Group will adapt its
prices, effective 1st of November 2023, with the below mentioned increase:

Recamic at +20%

This increase is effective 1st November 2023.

Please note that all back-orders released from 1st November 2023 will be invoiced at the new price.

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager.

We thank you for your valued support.

Price Realignment
**Commercial Tyres

Michelin Tyre Company South Africa advises you of a price realignment in tyres across the Commercial Tyres range.

This price realignment is effective 18 September 2023 and is applicable to all MICHELIN Group brands.

Updated price lists will be issued within the month of August.
New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 18 September 2023, as well as across all backorders.

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa will be implementing a price increase effective 1st September 2023.

The below categories will be adjusted as follows:

Car Steel, SUV, Light Truck & Motorcycle Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 3% to 5%
Truck Steel Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 3% to 5%
Tubes & Flaps Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 3% to 5%

Please note certain items will be realigned outside of these parameters due to their current price points being unsustainable.

All backorders as at 31st August 2023 will be cancelled and can be re-instated at the new prices.



Goodyear Price Increase - Effective 01 September 2023

Due to the continued market related cost pressures, Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Goodyear), hereby wishes to advise of a price increase on all Consumer tyres.

Goodyear hereby notifies you of an estimated weighted increase of 5% on all Consumer tyres, effective 01 September 2023.

Please note that certain items might be re-aligned outside of these parameters due to our current price points being unsustainable.

New prices on Consumer tyres will apply to all orders delivered from 01 September 2023.

All open orders and backorders not delivered by 31 August 2023 will be cancelled and reordered at new prices.
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Bridgestone / Firestone expected increases:

Consumer (PSR and LTR) Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 6% to 8%.

TBR Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 6% to 8%.

AGRI Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 6% to 8%.

All undelivered orders and backorders as from the 31st July 2023 will be cancelled and re-ordered at new prices.


Continental Tyres will increase on the 1st August 2023!

Passenger and LDV average of 7.5%.

Truck average 8%.

Agricultural, Earthmoving, Material Handling between 3% and 7%.

Michelin will be increasing on the 1st August 2023!

This price realignment is effective 1 August 2023 and is applicable to all MICHELIN Group brands.

New prices will be applied to all orders invoiced and delivered as of 1st August 2023, as well as across all backorders.

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Goodyear SA hereby wishes to advise that it will realign its prices on all OTR products effective 1 August 2023.
All backorders will be cancelled and reinstated at the new price as per the effective date.

Upcoming increases for July 2023:

Bandag has announced a price increase effective 1 July 2023.
Effective 1 July 2023 all Bandag re-treads and stock tyres will increase by 4.8 %.

Continental Tyres have moved their price increase to the 1st August 2023!


The following brands are increasing on the 1st May 2023!

Goodyear:
All Consumer and Truck tyres.
Weighted increase of 6% on all Consumer tyres.
Truck pricing will be communicated in the coming days.
Certain items might be re-aligned outside of these parameters due to current price points being unsustainable.
New prices on Consumer tyres will apply to all orders delivered from 1 May 2023.
All open orders and backorders not delivered by 30 April 2023 will be cancelled and reordered at new prices.

That's all we have been advised about but it may be possible other brands have not notified us yet!

The following price increases are coming up on the 1st February 2023!


Goodyear - Goodyear increased on the 1st January 2023 with price protection for Truck tyres until 1 February 2023.
If you haven't ordered your Goodyear Truck tyres, now is the time to do it!


Bridgestone / Firestone - We have just received notification of the Bridgestone / Firestone upcoming price increase on the 1st February 2023 - please take note!

Consumer - Passenger and LDV - Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 8% and 12%.
Truck & Bus Radial - Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 8% and 12%.
AGRI - Estimated weighted average increase ranging between 8% and 12%.


Continental Tyres - we received notification of a price increase on Continental tyres on the 1st Feb 2023!


Sumitomo / Dunlop - We have been notified about an increase on Sumitomo and Dunlop tyre products on the 1st February 2023.



TIASA Media Release Provisional Duties 12 September 2022

12 September 2022

As TIASA, we are extremely concerned that new duties on imported tyres, as announced
by Government on Thursday last week, will have a devastating impact on every road user in South Africa.

Government announced an additional duty of 38.33% on tyres, which is on top of the
current import duty of between 25 and 30%. This latest salvo pushes overall duties on
imported tyres close to the 70% mark. It is important to remember that duties are simply
another form of tax that consumers and businesses will have to bear.

It means that from Friday last week, taxi operators can now expect to pay 23% more for
tyres, truck and logistics providers up to 22% more - which is higher than applied for by
SATMC to remedy the injury - and passenger vehicle owners will now have to outlay
between 21 - 25% more for tyres. These increases do not take the devaluation of the
currency into consideration which could fuel further price increases.

This is a fresh blow to cash-strapped consumers, as it will materially impact the cost of
transport, food and goods - and therefore general inflation. It could also mean that people
will delay replacing their tyres, or trade down to illegally regrooved tyres, both
exceptionally dangerous outcomes, especially as we head into our holiday season.

What is difficult to understand is that this announcement comes as Cabinet is debating
the introduction of an economic relief package to help South Africans survive the rising
cost of living and rampant inflation.

As TIASA, we are calling for the immediate reversal of this decision.

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Michelin Price Increase - 2 Wheel, Commercial Tyres, Retread and Accessories

Due to an evolution of raw material and global transportation cost, Michelin Group will adapt its prices, effective 1st of October 2022, with the below mentioned increases:

2 Wheel - up to 4%.
Commercial Tyres, Retread and Accessories - up to 6%.

This increase is effective 1st October 2022 and is applicable to all MICHELIN Group brands.

Please note that all back-orders released from 1st October 2022 will be invoiced at the new price.

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We have been notified about price increases from the following suppliers:

Falken / Blackhawk / Annaite / Sumo Firenza / Sunwide

Some of this stock will be increased in August already, online prices subject to change without notice.

Bridgestone / Firestone increase 1 September 2022

Consumer (Passenger and LTR) - Estimated 3% to 6%.

TBR - Estimated 3% to 6%.

OTR (AC and S&M) - Estimated 3% to 6%.

AGRI - Estimated 3% to 6%.

Tubes and Flaps - Estimated 3% to 6%.

All undelivered orders and backorders* as from the 31st August 2022 will be cancelled and re-ordered at new prices. An electronic price list will be issued in due course.

Upcoming Price Updates - August 2022

Dunlop price increase 1 August 2022, consumer avg 5,5%, commercial/truck avg 8%, motorcycle avg 5%.
Maxxis & CST tyres increase 3 - 5% 1 August 2022.

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Distributors of passenger, truck, bus and agricultural tyres.