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ZC Rubber shares double digit output growth plans at African dealer meeting

ZC Rubber shares double digit output growth plans at African dealer meeting

Friday 17th March 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber’s first dealer conference of 2017 saw tyre dealers from Africa invited to meet in Dubai. The conference focused on introducing new goal and development strategy in 2017.

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Mesnac and Rockwell partner in “smart” tyre manufacturing cooperation

Mesnac and Rockwell partner in “smart” tyre manufacturing cooperation

Wednesday 15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

On 22 February Mesnac signed a strategic agreement with Rockwell Automation in Beijing. Yu Mingjin, vice president of Mesnac, and Bob Buttermore, managing director of Rockwell Automation Greater China, signed the agreement on behalf of the two respective companies.

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Aiming for the top 10: Sailun developing five-year plan to climb global rankings

Aiming for the top 10: Sailun developing five-year plan to climb global rankings

Friday 3rd March 2017 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of November Sailun Jinyu International (SJI) appointed Gareth Passmore as its president for Europe. He replaced Martin West, who has been appointed global president of the SJI Speciality Tire Group. Passmore, who started on 1 December 2016, is now responsible for all operations throughout Europe across all of the Sailun Jinyu Group brand portfolio – Sailun, Jinyu, Black Lion and Rovelo. Passmore brings with him over 25 years of tyre industry experience, including time with Continental, Apollo (in South Africa) and latterly with Sumitomo Rubber Industries where he headed up the Falken brand’s European export operations. During a recent brand and winter tyre product demonstration event in Sweden, Tyres & Accessories caught up with Passmore and at the same time we were introduced to Sailun’s ambitious goal of becoming a top 10 tyre manufacturer in the years to come.

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ExxonMobil begins Shanghai centre construction

Monday 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

ExxonMobil has started construction on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Shanghai technology centre in China. The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2018 and will include a new R&D facility.

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Chinese officials welcome US duty decision

Monday 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the US International Trade Commission (ITC)’s decision not to place import tariffs on China truck tyres, Chinese officials have welcomed the news. The ITC determination was made on 22 February 2017 on the basis that tyres from China “did not materially injure or threaten to damage the US industry”, and that no anti-dumping or countervailing duties would be imposed on those products.

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USA: No antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese truck & bus tyres

Thursday 23rd February 2017 | 0 Comments

In a 3-2 vote, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) yesterday determined that the US tyre industry hasn’t been materially injured by imports of truck and bus tyres from China, nor is it threatened by these imports. The US Department of Commerce previously determined that these imported tyres are subsidised and are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

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Tyrexpo Asia partners CRIA as supporting association

Thursday 16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyrexpo Asia’s organisers have welcomed China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) as its official supporting association. Established in 1985, CRIA has over 1,200 existing members in the Chinese tyre and rubber sector. CRIA describes itself as “an industrial organization that is trans-regional, trans-department and trans-ownership.

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EU retains aluminium wheel duties – China feels unfairly blamed

Tuesday 7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has chosen to maintain the 22.3 per cent anti-dumping duty applied to aluminium wheels imported from the Peoples’ Republic of China, a decision that has been criticised by Chinese authorities.

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Sailun raising prices in North America

Monday 23rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailun is increasing prices of its commercial truck, passenger and light truck tyres by between 5 and 8 per cent in North America. The increase went into effect 1 January 2017.

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Trelleborg gains Deutz-Fahr supplier award in China

Trelleborg gains Deutz-Fahr supplier award in China

Friday 20th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg is a Deutz-Fahr China ‘2016 Excellent Supplier’. It gained this accolade on 13 January at a meeting of suppliers organised by Deutz-Fahr Machinery Company Ltd in Linyi, China. The award was received on behalf of the tyre maker by Sandy Luo, senior sales and marketing manager at Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tire in China.

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Looking forward to level playing field – Titan International testifies in duty hearing

Wednesday 11th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Titan International’s final injury hearing before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) took place on 4 January, and today the company will file a post hearing brief. The off-road tyre specialist says it “remains optimistic” that the ITC will issue a final affirmative determination in these cases.

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Arlanxeo bringing testing capabilities together into China centre

Tuesday 10th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The Arlanxeo synthetic rubber joint venture opened a new facility in China last month. Called the Rubber Technology Centre, the premises within the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District contains five labs and brings together its testing, mixing and production capabilities under one roof. With the new facility, Arlanxeo aims to position itself as an end-to-end technology platform leading the industry.

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Doublestar launches Crossleader self-seal tyre

Monday 19th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Qingdao, China-based Doublestar Tire recently announced that it has launched an aramid-reinforced puncture-sealing passenger car tyre under the Crossleader brand.

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Qingdao Doublestar hosts global strategy conference

Qingdao Doublestar hosts global strategy conference

Monday 19th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Qingdao Doublestar’s machinery division is a regular exhibitor at the RubberTech exhibition in Shanghai and the 2016 edition was no different for the factory equipment supplier. However, while the Reifen China exhibition was taking place in the neighbouring hall to RubberTech, Doublestar’s tyre manufacturing operation was hosting its “PCR Tire Industry 4.0 Intelligent Factory Completion & Safe Tire Global Strategy Conference” on 3 December in Qingdao, Shandong Province.

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CURC launches Tire+, moves RubberTech to September in 2017

CURC launches Tire+, moves RubberTech to September in 2017

Thursday 15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

When Reifen China 2016 opened the doors of the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre on the 1 December, it was immediately apparent that several significant changes are afoot in the Chinese tyre show sector. As the name suggests, Reifen China has always been organised by Messe Essen in partnership with China United Rubber Company (CURC) and co-located with CURC's always-well-attended RubberTech. But next year that will change and the Reifen name has been licensed to Messe Frankfurt for use alongside its Automechanika Shanghai show. This move, which began as a ripple-effect emanating from the Reifen versus The Tire, Cologne competition that has been going on in Germany, has caused repercussions as far away as China. As a result CURC (the exhibition firm behind RubberTech and Messe Essen/Reifen China’s former partner) will also be launching a new tyre event in 2017.

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