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Magna Tyres: 18 months and counting at German mine

Magna Tyres: 18 months and counting at German mine

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

18 months ago one of Magna Tyres’ customers operating in a quartzite deposit in Germany started working with 26.5 R25 Magna MA08. More than a year and a half later, the tyres are still said to be “in excellent shape”, despite the tough working conditions in which they were deployed.

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‘Growing’ VMI opens new South America headquarters

‘Growing’ VMI opens new South America headquarters

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Machinery manufacturer VMI says it is increasingly active in South America, and in response VMI South America Ltda has moved to a new and larger location. On 12 May, VMI South America opened its new facility in the Brazilian city of Itatiaia, approximately half way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Managing director Robson Souza de Araujo and his team now have approximately 1,350 square metres of floorspace at their disposal, an area divided into workshop and office space.

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ANRPC: High demand for natural rubber doesn’t necessarily mean high prices

ANRPC: High demand for natural rubber doesn’t necessarily mean high prices

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Global demand for natural rubber (NR) is expected to outstrip supply this year, however the body representing 11 key producing countries cautions that strong demand doesn’t guarantee that the prices seen of late will be maintained.

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Zenises, Doublestar officially confirm strategic partnership

Zenises, Doublestar officially confirm strategic partnership

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Qingdao Doublestar and Zenesis have made their first official comment on their operational joint venture, Doublestar Europe. Tyrepress.com reported last year that the company had been formed on 22 September 2016 between the Zenesis Group and the top five Chinese tyre manufacturer.

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Firenza high performance tyre options

Firenza high performance tyre options

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

International Singapore-based contract tyre brand Firenza continues to maintain a presence in the UK and Europe as a supplier of high performance tyres with the firm's ST22 range.

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April car registrations down across Europe

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

New car registration figures published by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) show that a total of 1,191,034 units were registered in the EU in April 2017, 6.6 per cent less than the year before. Most major markets saw a decrease: the UK’s market dropped by 19.8 per cent, followed by Germany (-8.0 per cent), France (-6.0 per cent), and Italy (-4.6 per cent). Among the largest markets only Spain grew by 1.1 per cent.

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Triangle opening first US warehouse

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire USA is opening its first US warehouse in Madison, Tennessee to supply off-the-road (OTR), medium and heavy truck as well as passenger and light truck tyres to its distributors and dealers. The 53,000 square-foot facility allows for future expansion, according to Triangle.

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Goodyear becomes uniform sponsor to NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers

Goodyear becomes uniform sponsor to NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers, currently the defending champions in the USA’s National Basketball Association, hail from the state in which The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is based. And upon entering into a multiyear sponsorship agreement with the Cavaliers, the Ohio-based tyre maker spoke of “home-state pride.” The deal, announced yesterday at the Cavaliers’ home arena, will see the Goodyear Wingfoot logo appear on player uniforms from the 2017-18 season.

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Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion completed the club’s Premier League championship with two games to spare in shirt sponsor Yokohama’s second season with the club. The Japanese tyre manufacturer has enjoyed the benefits of its association with the winners of what it calls the biggest and most prestigious prizes in world club football, with a “big increase” in “brand recognition,” according to David Seward, managing director, Yokohama HPT Ltd. Yokohama’s sponsorship also helped generate some publicity for road safety charity TyreSafe this year, as Chelsea became a member, and displayed the organisation’s messages at Stamford Bridge.

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Explosion in Schaeffler plant – 13 injured

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

An explosion this morning at a factory owned by Continental shareholder Schaeffler is said to have injured 13 people. According to a report from the Police in Lower Franconia, Germany, an explosion occurred within a production hall at Schaeffler’s roller bearing factory in the town of Eltmann. It is currently thought that the explosion and a small fire that followed are linked to a problem with a cleaning system for industrial salt.

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Nokian Tyres an NFL sponsor in Canada

Nokian Tyres an NFL sponsor in Canada

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Under a new partnership with NFL Canada, Nokian Tyres has become the official sponsor of the National Football League in Canada through to Super Bowl LIV in 2020.

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GM award “additional proof” of Hankook Tire’s technology & quality

GM award “additional proof” of Hankook Tire’s technology & quality

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has commented on its recognition as a General Motors Supplier of the Year. The company was one of five tyre makers to gain this distinction at the vehicle manufacturer’s 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Orlando, Florida at the end of March.

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ZC Rubber to build R&D centre for green tyre material with Ningbo Institute

ZC Rubber to build R&D centre for green tyre material with Ningbo Institute

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber and Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences have announced their new Research & Development centre for rubber and novel environmental-friendly green materials. According to China’s largest tyre manufacturer, the centre will focus on the development on the rubber and materials for smart production, new energy and green material.

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‘Consistent front to back’ – Continental wins Motor tyre test

‘Consistent front to back’ – Continental wins Motor tyre test

Friday 12th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Good on yer, Continental. Australia’s Motor magazine has crowned the ContiSportContact 5 the king of its test of nine performance tyres. In the conclusion to the test report published in the May 2017 issue of Motor, the test team stated they had “little doubt” when it came to choosing the winner, given the two gold and three silvers the Continental tyre bagged in various test categories.

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Nexen to exhibit new winter, all-season tyres at Autopromotec

Nexen to exhibit new winter, all-season tyres at Autopromotec

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire will present its latest patterns and the All Road Transform concept from its 170sqm booth at Autopromotec in Bologna, Italy (24-28 May 2017).

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