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Chemspec celebrates one year in México’s “automotive/rubber triangle”

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Ohio-based ChemSpec, Ltd., a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, formed a subsidiary, Chemspec México, S. DE RL DE C.V., in August 2016 to serve the rapid growth of automotive manufacturing in México, specifically in the central states−often referred to as the “automotive/rubber triangle” region. ChemSpec México is strategically based in Querétaro, with additional warehousing and logistics business support in nearby Laredo, TX. 12 months on the company is celebrating its first year of success.

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New Hankook’s European HQ

New Hankook’s European HQ

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook has relocated its European headquarters and German office. The companies have moved into a new office building nearby its previous Neu-Isenburg site effective 26 June. The move was driven by the need for more space for expansion. Other motivations include the lack of high-speed data transmission technology at the old location.

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The future’s bright for Poland’s electromobility market, says Frost & Sullivan

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland’s electromobility market is ripe for growth. Favourable government initiatives such as the Electromobility Plan and Electromobility and Alternative Fuels Act are reshaping local mobility and igniting innovative clean technologies to achieve higher competitiveness and energy optimization. Growth will be augmented by consumer incentives and the simultaneous development of infrastructure, energy distribution, and product offerings. Players should look for opportunities in charging point infrastructure development, automotive supply chain transformation, and public transport modernisation to gain a competitive advantage.

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New Algerian tyre plant to feature Cimcorp logistics automation

New Algerian tyre plant to feature Cimcorp logistics automation

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Cimcorp has received an order to supply logistics automation facilities to a brand-new tyre plant in Algeria. The factory is a new venture for the Algerian consumer electronics and household appliances group, Saterex. With huge growth in sales of products marketed under its leading ‘Iris’ brand, Saterex is diversifying into tyre manufacture. The new plant is being built in Setif, 300 km east of Algiers, and will be the first tyre factory in Algeria since Michelin Group closed its plant in the capital in 2013.

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Texas part worn tyre bill vetoed

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

An anti part worn tyre bill that was passed in May has been vetoed by state governor Greg Abbot. Texas House Bill 2774 was based on the draft legislation advocated by the US Tire Manufacturers Association. It would have levied fines of $100 to $500 for each tyre deemed unsafe.

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Bekaert and ArcelorMittal close Sumaré deal

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bekaert and ArcelorMittal have integrated Bekaert's formerly wholly-owned steel cord subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) into the BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership. In line with the shareholding structure of the BMB joint venture, ArcelorMittal has become the majority shareholder (55.5%) of the steel cord entity in Sumaré and Bekaert retains the remaining shares (44.5%).

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CV registrations down 2.6% in the UK, increase in Europe

CV registrations down 2.6% in the UK, increase in Europe

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Commercial vehicle registrations in the UK continued to buck the European trend in May and once again declined in comparison with last year. According to figures released by the National Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), total registrations of new commercial vehicles in the UK decreased 2.6 per cent year-on-year in May to 32,127 units. Total European commercial vehicle registrations within the Union rose 9.0 per cent year-on-year to 204,770 units.

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Lassa Tyres shows Driveways series in Bologna

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Lassa Tyres presented its recently developed Driveways series to Italian drivers at the Bologna Autopromotec Fair. Lassa Tyres are currently offered to end-users at 5,000 points of sales in 63 countries, according to the company.

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Vipal launches new European website

Vipal launches new European website

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Vipal Europe is aiming to strengthen and spread its reach in the European tyre retreading market, with product tips and a full catalogue of certified tread designs specifically designed for the European market.

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Pelmar Engineering: Michelin X Multi tyres are 22% better

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Michelin has released a couple of new X Multi tyres, one engineering consultancy wrote into Tyres & Accessories to support claims made by the French tyre manufacturer. As part of the launch, Michelin claimed that its new tyres increased mileage by 15 to 20 per cent. According to Pelmar Engineering, the tyres actually exceeded these improvements when the Israel-based firm ran its own tests.

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Continental PremiumContact 6 launched in Singapore

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

On 11 June, the PremiumContact 6 was launched into Singaporean shores. The PremiumContact 6 was launched in Europe in November 2016 and is designed to combines “comfort, precise steering response, maximum safety and good environmental properties”. To this end, the development engineers have come up with new compounds and a tyre design that borrows from Continental's high-tech SportContact 6 tyre. The outcome is a product that delivers up to 15 per cent improvements in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and comfort compared to its predecessor.

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Martin named SEMA chairman-elect

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

At the start of June Tim Martin from K&N Engineering was elected SEMA’s chairman-elect and will help the SEMA board of directors lead the association for the 2017–2019 term. Martin fills the position held for the past two years by Wade Kawasaki of the Coker Group, who will begin serving his term as chairman in July. James Lawrence from Power Automedia was also voted onto the SEMA board of directors, and Greg Adler from Transamerican Auto Parts was re-elected, and will serve another term.

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Michelin cuts jobs in France and the US

Michelin cuts jobs in France and the US

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has announced plans to significantly reorganise globally, resulting in significant job losses in France and the US most of which will be covered by natural attrition. In the United States 450 jobs in central functions are to be cut between 2018 and 2021. According to Michelin, 1,500 employees would actually leave the company in the same period, suggesting a large majority will result from natural attrition and retirement.

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Magna sells 32 51-inch tyres to Saudi Arabia

Magna sells 32 51-inch tyres to Saudi Arabia

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres reports that the first batch of 16 36.00R51 MA09 tyres (of a total of 32) en route to their destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where they will be mounted on two giant crushers. These crushers are constructed by Thyssenkrupp in Germany for one of the leading cement companies in Saudi Arabia.

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New Zealand proposes waste tyre standard, invests in cement fuel project

New Zealand proposes waste tyre standard, invests in cement fuel project

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

New Zealand is a country of 4.6 million people, and every year this country of 4.6 million generates around five million waste tyres. At present, no national regulations are in place to manage the outdoor storage of tyres, and the need for public authorities to deal with abandoned stockpiles of tyres is a reoccurring problem. The New Zealand government intends to get serious about waste tyres and has released a consultation document outlining a proposed National Environmental Standard.

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