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Goodyear SealTech tyres approved for the VW Arteon

Goodyear SealTech tyres approved for the VW Arteon

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

A further original equipment homologation for the VW Arteon has been announced. Size 225/55R17 97W and 245/45R18 96W versions of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 featuring the company’s extended mobility SealTech technology have been approved for OE fitment on the new five-door fastback.

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Titan International announces price increase

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Prices for Titan agricultural, industrial and construction tyres made and sold in North America will rise by around five per cent as of 1 September. Titan International says the exact amount prices will increase depends on product segment.

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Reifen Gundlach and Volvo sign contract for winter wheel supply

Reifen Gundlach and Volvo sign contract for winter wheel supply

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Under a long-term aftermarket arrangement with Volvo Car Corporation, German tyre wholesaler Reifen Gundlach GmbH will supply complete wheel units fitted with winter tyres within the Central European and Nordic markets. The Pon Holding company will begin shipping the wheels in January 2018.

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Bridgestone named to two MSCI indices

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Two of the newest Environment, Society and Governance (ESG) indices developed by investment research firm MSCI recognise Bridgestone Corporation for its commitment to corporate social responsibility. The tyre and rubber products manufacturer features on both the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN).

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Abu Dhabi firm invests in Nexen Tire, signs MoU

Abu Dhabi firm invests in Nexen Tire, signs MoU

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi-based investor Mubadala Investment Company has Nexen Tire on its radar, and this has led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two firms. According to Nexen Tire, the agreement its chief executive officer Travis (Ho-chan) Kang formalised yesterday with Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Mubadala’s managing director and group chief executive officer, sets out ways and means for both parties to “explore strategic partnership opportunities.” Mubadala has directly invested into Nexen as part of the agreement, however so far the tyre maker hasn’t disclosed the extent of this investment.

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GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

GT Radial moves from exclusive to multiple car tyre distribution in Germany

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An open relationship after 22 years of monogamy: German wholesaler Reifen Gundlach has lost exclusive distribution of the GT Radial passenger car tyre range in Germany. Although remaining a close bedfellow of brand owner Giti Tire, from the start of the coming winter season it will share this bed with three other wholesalers.

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Creditors, Doublestar Tire receive final offer for use of Kumho brand name

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Negotiations over the use of the Kumho brand name are drawing to a conclusion, with Park Sam-Koo and the board of Kumho Industrial Co. announcing their final offer following a meeting yesterday. This offer centres on the payment of 0.5 per cent of Kumho Tire’s sales in brand royalties for 12.5 years and a clause ensuring that Doublestar uses the Kumho name for the entire period.

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New CEO for Pirelli Deutschland

New CEO for Pirelli Deutschland

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has named Michael Wendt the head of its sales and production business in Germany. He takes over the position of chief executive officer at Pirelli Deutschland GmbH today, succeeding Frank J. Delesen. The tyre maker reports that Delesen has left the company due to personal reasons.

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ZC Rubber supplies OE tyres to Linde (China)

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has established an OE supply relationship with Linde (China) Forklift Truck Corp., Ltd. supplying “premium OTR tyres for the forklifts in Linde”. Linde (China), established in 1993, is the Asian R&D, manufacturing, sales and service base of Linde Material Handling, which is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial forklift trucks, headquartered in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

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Scottish AlloyGator distributor  appointed

Scottish AlloyGator distributor  appointed

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

SGDetailing in Livingston has been appointed as the sole AlloyGator distributor in Scotland with the aim to build a close personal working relationship with Scottish fitters. As a result of the announcement, all existing Scottish trade accounts will now be able to order AlloyGator’s wheel protection system directly through AlloyGator Scotland. Stevie Galloway, owner of SGDetailing and AlloyGator Scotland, said: “I’ve been an approved AlloyGator trainer and fitter for two years so I see first-hand the benefits to motorists of having AlloyGators fitted to their vehicles.

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69% of motorists don’t know minimum tyre tread depth

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Taking the results of a survey conducted by Venson Automotive Solutions, we can safely conclude that driver knowledge about tyre tread depths isn’t what it should be. The independent fleet management specialist shares that 69 per cent of survey participants weren’t aware of the 1.6mm minimum legal tread depth limit.

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EATD on course with goals for Tianli agri tyre range

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Starting small, European Agriculture Tyre Distributors B.V. aims to build up sales of the Tianli agricultural tyre range in Europe. The Netherlands-based wholesaler has set itself a target to sell 20,000 of these tyres this year, and reports being almost half way there by the end of June.

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PCR capacity at SRI’s Hunan, China plant to treble

Wednesday 19th July 2017 | 0 Comments

According to a news report from Japan, production capacity at the Sumitomo Rubber (Hunan) Co. Ltd passenger car tyre plant in Changsa, China will treble by 2020. Nikkei Asian Review writes that Sumitomo Rubber Industries will invest some 30 billion yen (£205 million) in its subsidiary to increase daily output from 20,000 to 60,000 pieces. The publication adds that the company aims for a daily capacity of 100,000 passenger car tyres in China, an amount that anticipates growing demand for fuel-saving tyres.

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Tyre production ends in Goodyear’s Philippsburg plant

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

In May, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany stated it would cease production at its Philippsburg car and light commercial vehicle tyre factory by the end of July. The end came a fortnight before this self-imposed deadline. The last regular shift within the plant went to work last Friday – employee union BCE comments that production ended earlier than planned due to “a labour shortage.”

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Borbet enlarging toolmaking facility at main plant

Borbet enlarging toolmaking facility at main plant

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet has announced plans to expand its main factory in Hallenberg-Hesborn, Germany to accommodate an enlarged in-house toolmaking facility. A 1,130-square metre hall will be erected alongside the existing toolmaking centre; Borbet says the hall will be built by the end of September, and the entire project completed by the start of 2018 at the latest.

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