E.T.R.T.O. was founded in October 1964 but previously, from 1956 to 1964, it was known as the European Tyre and Wheel Technical Conference (ETWTC). Its principal objects, as stated in the current E.T.R.T.O. Constitution dated October 2012, are as follows :
Since tyres are recognised as making a major contribution to road safety, E.T.R.T.O. is active in its contacts with national and international organisations and legislative bodies in order to make appropriate recommendations. However, the activities of E.T.R.T.O. are strictly confined to technical aspects of tyres, rims and valves as far as fitting and use are concerned.
Full membership is open to any manufacturer of tyres (pneumatic and/or solid), rims or valves, and whose manufacturing facilities are located in Europe and those applicants within the consideration of Section 8.2.(a) of the ETRTO Constitution.
Secretary General : Jean-Claude Noirhomme
Senior Engineer : Simone Falcioni
Secretaries : Marina Bekisz & Jacqueline Boonen
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