KZN: LeCont does not change the price list, but the prices do change


Increase from 2021 in public prices for LeCont tyres by ACI Sport categories
As part of the assignment by ACI Sport to LeCont S.r.l. of the 2020-2022 supply of the KZN categories (Junior, Under and Over) Super - KF2 and TdM (Shifter ROK - KGP Shifter - X30 Super-Shifter - KGP Direct-drive - Super ROK - Rotax FR DD2 - IAME X30) with LeCont slick LeCont SVB CIK OPTION and wet LeCont SV1 CIK WET tyres, LeCont S.r.l. announces that the retail prices of the tyres of its production LeCont slick SVB CIK OPTION and wet LeCont SV1 CIK WET reserved for the supply of the aforementioned ACI Sport categories, starting from January 2021, a significant increase compared to 2020.
In fact, they evolve from:
  • 166,04€ to 168,97€ per train* for LeCont SVB CIK OPTION slick tyres
  • 185,44€ to 188,37€ per train* for LeCont SV1 CIK WET slick tyres
* By train we mean 2 front tyres + 2 rear tyres of the same model.

Although LeCont has kept its list price unchanged, it is in fact the increase in the obligatory Eco-contribution imposed by the ministerial authorities that significantly affects the final price, having evolved from 0,30€ (+ VAT) per tyre in 2020 to 0,90€ (+ VAT) per tyre sold.

This corresponds to an increase of€ 4,39 - including VAT - per set of tyres.
With a circular from the Minister of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea, the Minister has, in fact, defined new obligations for producers and importers in relation to the collection and management of End of Life Tyres (ELTs).
The aforementioned circular, (already announced with note prot.n.4937/RIN of 03/19/2019), reports the major criticalities that have emerged in recent years due to misalignments between the total amount of the contribution collected for quantity of ELTs actually present in the area. From these critical issues come real environmental emergencies potentially culminating in the infamous "fires", harmful both to the environment and to the health of the human person.
Without prejudice to the management objectives to which tyre manufacturers and importers are required, pursuant to Article 228 of Legislative Decree 152 of 2006, in order to guarantee the protection of the environment and human health, it is therefore necessary that all forms associated with the management of ELTs collect and manage further quantities of ELTs to be quantified in an incremental measure of 15% beyond their objectives - calculated as per Ministerial Decree 182/19 - making use of the redetermined contribution for the new quantities.
In this regard we have received from EcoTyre, the following restatement of the eco-contribution:
  • Karting tyres(all sizes) category P - Type 1
  • Weight range of tyres at introduction: 0-4,999
  • Environmental contribution (euro/tyre): 0,90 (+ VAT 22%)
Sorry for this further detrimental burden on the final consumer, we trust that everyone will contribute to the correct management of ELTs in such a way that then everyone can benefit from the environmental and economic benefits.