Tag: OTR tyres

BKT opens India R&D centre

BKT opens India R&D centre

Friday 17th November 2017 | 0 Comments

When Tyrepress.com visited BKT’s new factory in Bhuj, India late in 2015, work had begun on a new research and development centre. The off-road tyre maker reports that this facility is now complete, and it recently inaugurated the ‘Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub’. The centre is named after the oldest of the three Poddar brothers. It is located within a 25-acre area called the Mahabirprasad Poddar Knowledge Center, named after BKT founder, the late Mahabirprasad Poddar.

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Australia centre a model for Bridgestone’s global mining solutions

Australia centre a model for Bridgestone’s global mining solutions

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

A new mining solution base has been set up in Western Australia to provide Bridgestone mining tyres, conveyor belts, and hydraulic hoses, as well as related services, to mine and port customers in the region. Bridgestone says the technologies and expertise accumulated at this base will be employed as the company systematically establishes new mining solution centres in areas near major mines worldwide.

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Belshina producing 18-inch SUV tyres for Geely

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Bobruisk, Belarus-based tyre manufacturer Belshina has announced that it has launched mass production of 18-inch SUV tyres. The company's spokeswoman Viktoriya Kulik told local news source BelTA that it is making summer tyres for Geely cars produced at BelGee Factory.

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Jeff Hughes joins Maxam as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres

Jeff Hughes joins Maxam as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxam Tire International has appointed Jeff Hughes as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres. Reporting directly to Maxam global president, Martin West, Hughes is predominantly responsible for driving and developing the sales and market share of Maxam GOTR tyres in mining and associated segments.

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Guizhou/Advance Tyre release further Vietnam factory plans

Guizhou/Advance Tyre release further Vietnam factory plans

Monday 23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of April Tyres & Accessories reported that Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. announced plans to build a truck tyre factory in Vietnam. Back then, reports suggest the company would invest RMB 1.67 billion (£189.3 million) in the project for a plant capable of manufacturing 1.2 million all-steel radials per annum. The intention was to set up the factory in the Long Jiang Industrial Park, some 30 miles from Ho Chi Minh City where a 20-hectare site had been selected. During the recent Tire+ exhibition in Shanghai, Tyres & Accessories sat down with Guizhou’s general manager of the export division, Jie You, and found out more about the company and its plans.

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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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Magna supplying heavy-duty OTR tyres around the world

Magna supplying heavy-duty OTR tyres around the world

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has supplied new tyres to a variety of projects on three continents. In Portugal, the company is providing its 17.5R25 MA05 for a tunnelling project on a Wagner/Atlas Copco Underground Loader, after previously proving a low cost price per hour and durability in past contracts.

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Fire at Titan tyre reclamation plant in Canada

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At midnight on 21 September 2017, a fire broke out at the Titan Tire Reclamation Corporation (TTRC) facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Titan International, Inc. reports that no staff members or others were injured.

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Marangoni exhibiting at Steinexpo with Recamax

Marangoni exhibiting at Steinexpo with Recamax

Thursday 24th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Teaming up with its German OTR retread distributor Recamax, Marangoni aims to use the upcoming Steinexpo show to “highlight the advantages of OTR tyre retreading in relation to cost and environmental savings.”

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New president for Bridgestone Americas’ OTR tyre business

New president for Bridgestone Americas’ OTR tyre business

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridget Neal has been named president, off-the-road (OTR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), succeeding Taylor Cole, who recently took on the position of president of Firestone Building Products, LLC. Her appointment within this Bridgestone Americas business took effect yesterday.

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Strong growth expected in global OTR tyre market

Strong growth expected in global OTR tyre market

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Market research company TechSci Research has undertaken an in-depth study into developments within the off-the-road, or OTR tyre market. Numerous reports published by the company analyse what we can expect both globally and in various regions in the coming years.

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Balkrishna to build carbon black plant

Monday 7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Balkrishna Industries, the firm behind BKT brand tyres, recently announced plans to build a 60,000 ton/year carbon black plant at its facility in Bhuj, Gujarat, India. No completion date was announced for the project that is estimated to cost roughly $23 million.

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Superdoll Zambia gains ISO 9001-2015

Superdoll Zambia gains ISO 9001-2015

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Superdoll OTR tyre retreading and repair plant, purportedly the largest OTR retreading plant in the world and located in Ndola Copperbelt was recently awarded the Certificate in Quality Management System based on ISO 9001-2015. The Certification audit was conducted by the Zambian Bureau of Standards (ZABS) from 4 to 5 April 2017. The ZABS Certification Decision Committee, met and approved the award of Certificate of Quality Management System.

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XTRA Load: Michelin launches new generation of RDT tyres

XTRA Load: Michelin launches new generation of RDT tyres

Friday 7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has launched what it says are the first ever ‘3 star’ 24.00R35 tyres on the market – its new ‘X TRA Load’ range for 40 to 80-tonne payload rigid dump trucks. The manufacturer says the tyres offer an increased load capacity, greater tyre life and a significant increase in productivity through improved tonnes per mile.

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Magna sells 32 51-inch tyres to Saudi Arabia

Magna sells 32 51-inch tyres to Saudi Arabia

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres reports that the first batch of 16 36.00R51 MA09 tyres (of a total of 32) en route to their destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where they will be mounted on two giant crushers. These crushers are constructed by Thyssenkrupp in Germany for one of the leading cement companies in Saudi Arabia.

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