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Firms from six countries represented in Pirelli’s 2017 supplier awards

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has named its 2017 Supplier Award winners. The winners came from three continents – Europe, Asia and America – and six countries (China, Italy, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States, and Thailand).

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Chelsea FC unveils new third kit

Chelsea FC unveils new third kit

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea FC and Nike have unveiled the club’s brand new third kit for the 2017/18 season, which features Yokohama's logo.

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Goodyear puts US$77 million into new automated Luxembourg factory

Goodyear puts US$77 million into new automated Luxembourg factory

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced plans to build a new highly automated facility in Luxembourg. The company is investing $77 million in the facility, which will produce approximately 500,000 tyres annually and create approximately 70 new, full-time positions.

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Sukhpal staying at ECP for further three years

Sukhpal staying at ECP for further three years

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Original founder of Euro Car Parts, Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, has extended his contract with the business, as executive chairman of LKQ's operations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Ahluwalia is also a member of LKQ Corporation’s board of directors.

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ZC Rubber names Ákos Barcsik as field engineer manager

ZC Rubber names Ákos Barcsik as field engineer manager

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has named Ákos Barcsik as its new field engineer manager, who will work from Zhongce Europe GmbH (ZC Europe) and provide targeted service for the European market. Prior to joining ZC Rubber, Ákos Barcsik served as national field engineer manager for 9 years at Bridgestone East Europe. “Europe is an important market to ZC Rubber in its global business map. We are pleased to work with Ákos Barcsik and achieve the company’s goals in European market together”, company representatives said in a statement.

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Toyo USA promotes Roy Bromfield to president and CEO

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC) has promoted Roy Bromfield to president and chief executive officer. In this role, he is responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the US replacement market.

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Triangle recalls 15-inch tyres in US

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire USA is recalling 288 Triangle TR643 tyres in size ST225/75R15 due to an apparent manufacturing error. According to the NHSTA recall notice, the tyres may have a hole where the sidewall and that could result in an air leak.

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Nynas considering India expansion

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nynas global president and CEO Gert Wendroth said the specialty oil company is looking to expand its footprint by setting up depots and adding employees in India, during a recent visit to the country.

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Maxxis European conference previews new UHP tyre

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis is currently holding its European distributor conference in Marbella, Spain. Scheduled to take place between 11 and 14 September, the conference welcomes some of the continent’s leading names in tyre distribution, with over 14 EU countries represented, along with delegates from both China and Taiwan.

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Finally, a tyre for the Hello Kitty fan…

Finally, a tyre for the Hello Kitty fan…

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Kawaii!! Next summer, Japanese consumers will – should they wish – be able to buy Hello Kitty tyres for their cars. This too cute for words opportunity comes thanks to a collaboration between Sanrio and Nexen Tire Japan. The tyres will feature the Hello Kitty logo and name on the sidewall – in pink. A tyre featuring Cinnamoroll, a long-eared white flying puppy whose tail resembles a cinnamon roll, will also be available and will presumably by met by an eager market.

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Michelin takes global social media double

Michelin takes global social media double

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In something of a coup for the French manufacturer, Michelin has regained both the global and UK crowns in Tyres & Accessories’ annual report on social media influence. Meanwhile, India’s largest tyremaker, MRF Tyres, will have surprised many by rising six places into third place on the global table.

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Goodyear supporting Tesloop in intelligent tyre trial

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear announced that it is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tyres to improve overall tyre management and maximise uptime for its growing fleet.

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Goodyear appoints new EMEA president

Goodyear appoints new EMEA president

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Chris Delaney as president of Goodyear’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit. He has been president of the company’s Asia Pacific business since joining the company in 2015.

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VMI opens factory in Poland

VMI opens factory in Poland

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

On 5 September VMI opened a new factor in Leszno, Poland. The location was officially opened by Lukasz Borowiak, mayor of Leszno and Alexander van der Lof, chairman of the executive board of TKH Group.

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Reports: Pirelli IPO set for October

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is set sell up to 40 per cent of its equity capital in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Milan stock exchange in October.

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