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Abu Dhabi firm invests in Nexen Tire, signs MoU

Abu Dhabi firm invests in Nexen Tire, signs MoU

Thursday 20th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi-based investor Mubadala Investment Company has Nexen Tire on its radar, and this has led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two firms. According to Nexen Tire, the agreement its chief executive officer Travis (Ho-chan) Kang formalised yesterday with Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Mubadala’s managing director and group chief executive officer, sets out ways and means for both parties to “explore strategic partnership opportunities.” Mubadala has directly invested into Nexen as part of the agreement, however so far the tyre maker hasn’t disclosed the extent of this investment.

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Falken Tyre becomes Liverpool FC partner

Falken Tyre becomes Liverpool FC partner

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Liverpool FC has a new global partner and official tyre partner. Following the end of its arrangement with Maxxis, which began in 2009 and concluded at the end of the 2016/17 season, the club has entered into a multi-year collaboration with Falken Tyre.

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Automated driving solution three years away – Continental

Automated driving solution three years away – Continental

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the future of driving, your Cruising Chauffeur awaits. That’s the name Continental has given its eagerly-awaited automated driving technology, and regardless of how it rolls off the tongue, Cruising Chauffeur represents something that will significantly change our driving experience. Continental plans to bring Cruising Chauffeur into production in 2020.

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Sentury Tire chooses SSOE for US plant design

Sentury Tire chooses SSOE for US plant design

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Engineering, architecture and construction management firm SSOE Group has been selected to design the new Sentury Tire manufacturing facility and North American headquarters in LaGrange, Georgia.

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Goodyear: SUV/4×4 sales projections “good news for premium brands”

Goodyear: SUV/4×4 sales projections “good news for premium brands”

Tuesday 11th July 2017 | 0 Comments

For Goodyear, 13 is by no means an unlucky number – with the addition of the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure (See T&A May 2017), this is the number of products in the brand’s SUV/4x4 tyre portfolio. Towards the end of June, we were given the opportunity to experience the new tyre’s performance off-road, and in addition to providing us with access to all the mud we could ever wish for, this also gave us the chance to gain an overview of the market for these products.

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Avon Tyres becomes official Derby County shirt sponsor

Avon Tyres becomes official Derby County shirt sponsor

Friday 7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Derby County Football Club announced today that Avon Tyres has become the Rams’ official shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2017-18 Sky Bet Championship season. As part of a multi-year agreement, the Avon Tyres logo will take pride of place on the front of all of Derby’s first-team kits for the forthcoming campaign.

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Firestone launches Roadhawk touring tyre in Barcelona

Firestone launches Roadhawk touring tyre in Barcelona

Thursday 6th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s approach to marketing Firestone has seen the world’s largest tyre manufacturer’s second-line brand rise in prominence in European markets, while a rapidly overhauled product range has helped to solidify confidence in both quality and availability. The self-professed youthfulness of the marketing approach to Firestone has seen the brand featured in various live music venues around the continent, while the summer “Firestone Music Tour” of festivals has increased to sponsorship deals with nine premier events in key markets, including Download in the UK. The introduction of the latest tyre in the Firestone range, the Roadhawk for touring and family cars, was timed to coincide with the first festival of the tour, Primavera Sound 2017 in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum, and the company hosted dealers, automotive journalists, and a cadre of lifestyle writers and bloggers, demonstrating the sustained, relatively novel approach Bridgestone has brought to the brand since what might be termed its reinvigoration in 2014.

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Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The tyre industry has been involved in numerous awareness-raising campaigns over the years. The quality and creativity of these has increased significantly, especially in the decade since TyreSafe came into existence. However, when Frances Molloy re-launched the “Tyred” campaign on 30 June 2017, you couldn’t help but feel that you were witnessing something quite unique. As most of us in the industry already know, Frances’ son Michael Molloy died in a coach crash in the summer of 2012 that was caused by poor condition, 19 and a half year-old tyres. In fact no tyres on the coach were less than 10 years old. So when she says that Tyred is all about taking old tyres off the road, people listen.

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Goodyear tyres OE on latest Jaguar Land Rover models

Goodyear tyres OE on latest Jaguar Land Rover models

Thursday 29th June 2017 | 0 Comments

At an event held in its Innovation Center in Luxembourg and at the Land Rover Experience Center in the west of Germany, Goodyear announced that two of its tyre lines have been approved for original equipment fitment on three Jaguar Land Rover models.

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Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

As our environment becomes increasingly technologically driven, it is no surprise to learn that as many as 15 per cent of tyres are being bought online. At the same time tyres are becoming more and more “intelligent” with built-in sensors such as TPMS. However, for a long time the business of checking tyre tread depth has been a relatively imprecise affair. A few years back standards improved with the development of digital tread depth probes, some of which even bluetoothed data to cloud-based systems. However, the latest technology takes routine tread depth checks and fleet audits to the next level.

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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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Fintyre platform company acquires Reiff Reifen & Autotechnik

Fintyre platform company acquires Reiff Reifen & Autotechnik

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Further consolidation has taken place within the tyre trade, and Germany’s Reiff Reifen und Autotechnik will soon be a sister company to Italian tyre wholesaler Fintyre. London-based platform European Tyres Distribution Ltd., parent company of Fintyre, has entered into a binding agreement with Germany’s Reiff Group to acquire its tyre and car technology business area.

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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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Tyrexpo UK cancelled

Tyrexpo UK cancelled

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Tyrexpo UK organisers Singex have decided to cancel this year’s event due to the “current uncertain climate”. The announcement was made in a letter to partners – including Tyres & Accessories – which expressed the company’s disappointment and apologies that this decision was necessary.

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ANRPC: Natural rubber demand and pricing heading in opposite directions

ANRPC: Natural rubber demand and pricing heading in opposite directions

Wednesday 21st June 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 good prices seen earlier this year will be realised. Information published in June by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) shows that NR prices across key physical markets suffered further losses from the last week of May, despite a continued deficit in world supply.

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