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Belshina produces first 63-inch tyre

Belshina produces first 63-inch tyre

Friday 13th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC reports the production of its first 63-inch mining tyre. The tyre, which has a diameter of more than four metres and weighs 5.7 tonnes, is intended for fitment on dump trucks used in quarry and mining applications. Belshina reports that the tyre’s capacity exceeds 100 tonnes thanks to its steel cord casing, and it can be used at ambient temperatures between -55ºC and +45ºC.

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Yokohama confirms Belshina meeting took place

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. executives have confirmed that the firm’s chairman recently visited Belshina. According to the company, the visit followed earlier meetings with Belarussian managers in Japan. However, Yokohama executives stopped short of confirming joint venture reports and instead issued the following carefully worded statement:

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Reports: Belshina discussing Yokohama JV

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Belarusian OTR tyre manufacturer is reportedly discussing the establishment of a joint venture with Japanese tyremaker Yokohama. According to the local Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA), talks were held during a visit from a delegation of Yokohama's executives led by chairman and representative member of the board Tadanobu Nagumo. BelTA cited representatives of Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim as its source.

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Omsk Carbon Belarus factory: construction underway

Omsk Carbon Belarus factory: construction underway

Thursday 28th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Construction of Omsk Carbon Group’s third production site – a carbon black plant in Mogilev, Belarus – is underway, according to the company. Omsk Carbon Mogilev’s production facilities are being constructed in a Belarusian Free Economic Zone. Production is expected to begin in July/August 2016. The plant is expected to reach full capacity in 2019.

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Belshina anticipates year-on-year doubling of sales to Pakistan

Wednesday 19th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Belshina JSC says it expects sales of its tyres in Pakistan this year will be double the level achieved in 2014. The Belarus-based tyre maker has been exporting to Pakistan since 2001 and in past years shipped 11,000 to 12,000 tyres a year to the country. Most of the tyres Belshina currently sells in Pakistan are agricultural tyres, however the company sees potential for greater volumes there, including sales of truck tyres.

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Belshina aiming to start 63-inch OTR tyre production in 2016

Belshina aiming to start 63-inch OTR tyre production in 2016

Wednesday 12th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina JSC says its goal of producing 63-inch tyres for mining trucks should be realised by the end of next year. The company reports that modernisation of the milling facility at its Babruysk plant is currently taking place, and according to the project’s schedule further equipment for upgrading the plant will begin arriving in January 2016. A group of Belshina specialists will also complete tyre building training at a location within Europe in the coming months and will assemble prototype tyres ahead of the first Belshina 63-inch OTR tyres leaving the factory some time in 2016.

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Tyres punctured to express Ukraine solidarity

Tyres punctured to express Ukraine solidarity

Friday 1st August 2014 | 0 Comments

The Belarus Digest reports that some residents of capital city Minsk have taking to puncturing tyres on Russian-registered cars they encounter. The publication opines that these attacks on cars bearing Russian number plates are in part occurring due to the increasingly “radical” attitude of some Belarusians towards Russia, a stance linked to the conflict in Ukraine. “These tyres appear to be just one example of their growing displeasure,” wrote the Belarus Digest’s Ryhor Astapenia. He added that this radicalisation is also the by-product of the authoritarian political climate in Belarus, under which “many feel they have no way to express their dissent other than by piercing the wheels of cars.”

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