Tag: original equipment

Mercedes G-Class to roll on General Tire

Mercedes G-Class to roll on General Tire

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The General Tire Grabber AT² will be fitted to G-Class 4x4s ex-works in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Graz, Austria. A size LT265/75 R16 tyre was chosen for original equipment supply, and the approved OE Grabber AT² can now also be ordered for replacement fitment via Mercedes dealers.

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Dedicated team focusing on expanding OE business at ATG

Wednesday 15th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Activity in the original equipment segment currently accounts for no more than 20 per cent of Alliance Tire Group’s business in Europe, however the company intends to change this. In order to place a greater emphasis on supply to OEMs, ATG has set up a dedicated original equipment team. The new OEM team is headed by Andreas Sarfert, who in April was named ATG’s head of business development OE Europe. ATG introduced Sarfert and the team during the Agritechnica show this week.

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Falken tyres win VW Polo original equipment approval

Falken tyres win VW Polo original equipment approval

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken’s Azenis FK453, Sincera 832A Ecorun, Ziex ZE914A EC, and Eurowinter HS449 winter tyre have been chosen as original equipment on the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo. The tyres are all produced at the Sumitomo Rubber Industries plant in Thailand.

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Ducati approves all-new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP for Panigale V4

Ducati approves all-new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP for Panigale V4

Monday 6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The third generation Diablo Supercorsa SP is coming, and the new Pirelli race replica tyre has already been approved as original equipment on the latest from Ducati. The new Panigale V4 is the very first motorcycle to come factory-fitted with the tyre, and will receive the Diablo Supercorsa SP in size — 120/70 ZR17 on the front and 200/60 ZR17 on the rear.

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Pirelli, MV Agusta mark new OE partnership agreement with limited Brutale 800 RR

Pirelli, MV Agusta mark new OE partnership agreement with limited Brutale 800 RR

Friday 3rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing decades of collaboration, MV Agusta has selected Pirelli as sole tyre supplier, marking the occasion with a limited edition Brutale 800 RR that can be enhanced with exclusive coloured tyres. The Brutale 800 RR Pirelli was created by MV Agusta alongside Pirelli Design, the Bicocca laboratory specialising in collaborative design projects. The new model will be displayed on the MV Agusta stand at EICMA (9-12 November 2017 at Rho Fiera, Milan, Pavilion 22, Stand I48).

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Giti wins Renault Group OE fitments

Giti wins Renault Group OE fitments

Friday 3rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has won three Renault Group homologations. Its GitiSynergyE1, in size 185/65 R15 88H, will be fitted as original equipment on the Dacia Sandero, Logan and MCV which are available in every major market throughout Europe. The news follows Giti’s inaugural European placement with the Volkswagen Group.

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Toyo Proxes OE for Mazda CX-8

Toyo Proxes OE for Mazda CX-8

Monday 30th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The new Mazda CX-8 crossover SUV is scheduled for release in Japan in December. Toyo Tire & Rubber shares that its Proxes R46 tyre has been selected as an original equipment fitment in that market. The Toyo Proxes R46 will be fitted to the CX-8 in size 225/55 R19 99V.

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Cooper gains first VW tyre supply with new T-Roc

Cooper gains first VW tyre supply with new T-Roc

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cooper Zeon CS8 has been chosen as an original equipment tyre for the new T-Roc compact SUV in European markets, and in doing so has given Cooper Tire & Rubber its first-ever original equipment approval with Volkswagen. The VW T-Roc, which is produced at Volkswagen’s Autoeuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal, will receive the Zeon CS8 in size 205/60R16 92V.

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Falken supplying Ziex ZE001 A/S to Subaru Crosstrek

Falken supplying Ziex ZE001 A/S to Subaru Crosstrek

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries has announced a new original equipment supply arrangement for the North American market. The tyre maker has begun supplying the Falken Ziex ZE001 A/S to Subaru Corporation for fitment on its new Crosstrek (known as the Subaru XV in other market). A size 225/55R18 98H tyre has been selected for the Crosstrek.

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Dunlop tyres OE on Beta Evo

Dunlop tyres OE on Beta Evo

Friday 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian trial and off-road motorcycle manufacturer Betamotor has chosen Dunlop tyres for its latest Evo 2T 2-stroke and Evo 4T 4-stroke range. The Dunlop D803GP will be supplied to Beta in both 80/100R21 and 120/100R18 sizes.

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Porsche approves Bridgestone tyres for Cayenne

Porsche approves Bridgestone tyres for Cayenne

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has been selected by Porsche to be a tyre supplier for the third generation Porsche Cayenne. The Dueler H/P Sport which is being fitted to the Cayenne in the 19-inch front 255/55 ZR19 and rear 275/50 ZR19 sizes and the 20-inch front 275/45 ZR20 and rear 305/40 ZR20 sizes, was fully developed at the Bridgestone European Technical Centre in Rome. The tyres will be produced at the Bridgestone plant in Poznan, Poland and will bear the marking ‘N0’ on the sidewall to denote their original equipment status.

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Hankook OE on 2018 Honda Accord

Hankook OE on 2018 Honda Accord

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has been selected to become the main OE supplier for the all-new, tenth-generation 2018 Honda Accord. It will supply its Hankook Kinergy GT in size 225/50 R17V. The tyre maker hasn’t specified which markets this arrangement applies to.

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Iran’s Yazd supplying OE tyres to Renault

Iran’s Yazd supplying OE tyres to Renault

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Groupe Renault has reportedly approved the supply of 50,000 tyres from Iranian tyre maker Yazd Rubber Industries Complex to its subsidiary Renault Algérie. IFP News writes that in addition to supplying Renault, Yazd is now also in negotiations with Volkswagen following the car maker’s entry into Iran.

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Avon Tyres Cobra gets OE nod for two new Triumph motorbikes

Avon Tyres Cobra gets OE nod for two new Triumph motorbikes

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres’ Cobra has been selected as the original equipment (OE) fitment tyres for Triumph Motorcycles’ Speedmaster and Bobber Black.

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Giti wins first VW Group original equipment deal in Europe

Giti wins first VW Group original equipment deal in Europe

Tuesday 26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has won its first European original equipment contract for the Volkswagen Group. The manufacturer will supply its GitiSynergyE1 for the Seat Ibiza in size 185/70R14 88H. Giti Tire Europe managing director for product technology, Stefan Fischer stated that the new approval “underlines our ambition for the OE segment,” in addition to the “outstanding work” of the company’s Hanover-based European R&D centre.

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