Tag: Mexico

Dmack targets WRC performance gains with 2017 version of gravel tyre

Dmack targets WRC performance gains with 2017 version of gravel tyre

Thursday 2nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Dmack wants to build on 30 fastest stage times set on gravel in 2016 at the first loose-surface event of the new FIA World Rally Championship season. The new, more-powerful 2017 world rally cars have seen tyre manufacturers upgrade products to offer greater durability and performance. At the Rally Guanajuato Mexico Dmack will offer completely new tyre specifications with enhanced compounds and construction.

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Michelin proceeding as planned with Mexico factory

Wednesday 11th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Mexico still plays a role in Michelin’s future plans. Following Donald Trump’s comments on cross-border import duties and Ford’s decision to scrap plans for a new US$1.6 billion factory in the country, Michelin chief executive officer Jean-Dominique Senard has given his reassurance that the tyre maker hasn’t got cold feet.

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Marubeni buys stake in Mexican tyre retailer

Monday 31st October 2016 | 0 Comments

On 24 October Japanese conglomerate Marubeni announced it had purchased a large minority shareholding in Mexican tyre dealer Radial Llantas. According to the company, Marubeni has bought 49 per cent of the shares in Radial Llantas. The pricetag for the stockholding is said to be “several billion yen”, according to Wards Auto.

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Brembo inaugurates Mexico brake plant and iron foundry

Brembo inaugurates Mexico brake plant and iron foundry

Wednesday 26th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Brembo announced that it inaugurated its new brake plant in Escobedo, Mexico on 20 October. Completed in record time, with an investment of $36 million, the new plant will focus on the production of aluminium calipers and is intended to strengthen Brembo’s presence in North America. At the same time the company announced a plan to invest an additional $93 million to build a new foundry for cast iron discs.

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Michelin breaks ground on Mexico tyre plant

Michelin breaks ground on Mexico tyre plant

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

Ground was broken and the first stone set in place for the new Michelin plant in Mexico at a ceremony held yesterday and attended by government dignitaries, key customers and company management. Construction of the plant in León – Michelin’s 69th factory globally and 21st in North America – is expected to begin immediately, with completion currently scheduled for late 2018.

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Groundbreaking held for Pirelli’s second Mexico tyre factory

Wednesday 29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) reports that its subsidiary Pirelli “recently” held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Mexico. It shares that the US$360 million has been invested in the new plant so far, and by the end of 2018 the total investment figure will exceed $600 million.

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Michelin signs land contract for Mexico factory

Friday 29th April 2016 | 0 Comments

According to reports from Mexico, Michelin has signed a contract to acquire land for a new passenger car and light truck tyre factory in Guanajuato state. Mexican publication ‘am’ shares that Hector Lopez Santillana, mayor of Guanajuato León municipality, has reported a sale contract has been signed for one block of land, and negotiations are currently being held over the sale of a second, 80 hectare block.

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Mexico: Pirelli to build second tyre factory

Mexico: Pirelli to build second tyre factory

Thursday 21st April 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has announced a US$200 million investment in Mexico to establish a second factory near its existing passenger car tyre plant in Silao, Guanajuato state. The project to build the facility was announced during yesterday’s visit by Italian Prime Minster, Matteo Renzi, to Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, where he met with President of Mexico, Pena Nieto.

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Michelin resurrects Mexico tyre production ambitions

Thursday 7th April 2016 | 0 Comments

According to reports, Michelin intends to erect a new passenger car and light truck tyre factory in Mexico. Citing information from “documents” and an e-mailed statement, Reuters writes that this plant would initially have an annual capacity to produce 5 million tyres, a number that could be doubled by around 2020 should market conditions favour growth. The facility will be located in the state of Guanajuato and be ready to enter production in 2017.

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Flagship Westlake tyre store opens in Mexico

Flagship Westlake tyre store opens in Mexico

Tuesday 24th November 2015 | 0 Comments

In the middle of November, ZC Rubber opened its second flagship Westlake tyre retail outlet in Mexico. According to the company, the opening took place after months of preparation. Vice president of ZC Rubber Guorong Ge attended the opening ceremony and hosted a dealer meeting with the local Westlake dealer the same day.

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Rosberg wins Mexican GP from pole

Rosberg wins Mexican GP from pole

Monday 2nd November 2015 | 0 Comments

Nico Rosberg won the first Mexican Grand Prix in 23 years from pole with a two-stop strategy. Using soft-medium-medium Pirelli tyres, he beat his teammate Lewis Hamilton to secure a 10th one-two of the season for Mercedes. Rosberg also moved back to second in the driver points standings. Behind them, race strategies were affected by a safety car with just 20 laps to go. This effectively allowed a ‘free’ pit stop, which meant that those contemplating another stop could do so without a big penalty.

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Bobryshev podium secures Dunlop 2-3 in MXGP Championship

Bobryshev podium secures Dunlop 2-3 in MXGP Championship

Monday 14th September 2015 | 0 Comments

The penultimate event in the FIM Motocross World Championship, the MXGP of Leon in Mexico, saw Dunlop riders Shaun Simpson (KTM) and Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda) finish in second and third places. Gautier Paulin was in line for a top finish but a crash in the second race saw him drop to sixth overall.

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Groundbreaking held for Goodyear’s Mexican tyre plant

Wednesday 29th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Work has officially begun on the passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyre factory Goodyear Tire & Rubber is setting up to satisfy anticipated demand within the Americas. A groundreaking ceremony was held at the San Luis Potosi site in Mexico yesterday.

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Mexican carrier lauds Vipal product performance

Mexican carrier lauds Vipal product performance

Friday 26th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Mexican carrier Morgan Express says ti achieved reductions by retreading over 800 tyres from its fleet with Vipal materials. Morgan has over 40 years of experience in the logistics markets, with facilities in five Mexican cities (Guadalajara, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Veracruz, and Mexico City). The company, which has a fleet of around 150 vehicles, retreaded over 800 heavy duty tyres in 2014, using Vipal’s VEL B and V167 B treads.

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Sid Richardson planning Mexico carbon black facility

Tuesday 16th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Carbon black manufacturer Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co. says it has “roots planted deep in Texas”. These roots will soon stretch south of the border, however. The company has announced it has begun the planning phase for the construction of a carbon black production facility in Mexico. Company president and CEO Bill Jones says the plant is expected to be producing carbon black by 2017.

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