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Cooper launches ‘Tread Wisely’ mobile app

Cooper launches ‘Tread Wisely’ mobile app

Thursday 25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has launched the new Tread Wisely mobile app. Designed to promote tyre and vehicle safety among teens and young adults, the app was created the app in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). Cooper says it empowers young drivers by putting safety information, how-to videos and unique features directly into their hands when and where they need it most. The app is free and available for download from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

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Triangle opening first US warehouse

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire USA is opening its first US warehouse in Madison, Tennessee to supply off-the-road (OTR), medium and heavy truck as well as passenger and light truck tyres to its distributors and dealers. The 53,000 square-foot facility allows for future expansion, according to Triangle.

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Goodyear becomes uniform sponsor to NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers

Goodyear becomes uniform sponsor to NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers, currently the defending champions in the USA’s National Basketball Association, hail from the state in which The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is based. And upon entering into a multiyear sponsorship agreement with the Cavaliers, the Ohio-based tyre maker spoke of “home-state pride.” The deal, announced yesterday at the Cavaliers’ home arena, will see the Goodyear Wingfoot logo appear on player uniforms from the 2017-18 season.

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Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Yokohama hails Chelsea success as team wins ‘football’s biggest prize’

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion completed the club’s Premier League championship with two games to spare in shirt sponsor Yokohama’s second season with the club. The Japanese tyre manufacturer has enjoyed the benefits of its association with the winners of what it calls the biggest and most prestigious prizes in world club football, with a “big increase” in “brand recognition,” according to David Seward, managing director, Yokohama HPT Ltd. Yokohama’s sponsorship also helped generate some publicity for road safety charity TyreSafe this year, as Chelsea became a member, and displayed the organisation’s messages at Stamford Bridge.

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GM award “additional proof” of Hankook Tire’s technology & quality

GM award “additional proof” of Hankook Tire’s technology & quality

Monday 15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has commented on its recognition as a General Motors Supplier of the Year. The company was one of five tyre makers to gain this distinction at the vehicle manufacturer’s 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Orlando, Florida at the end of March.

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Forbes names Michelin ‘America’s Best Employer’ in Automotive Industry for 2017

Forbes names Michelin ‘America’s Best Employer’ in Automotive Industry for 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group has been selected by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Employers” for 2017. On this year’s list, the company is ranked first in the Automotive Industry and 34th overall out of 500 large employers. Michelin states that this recognition highlights its commitment to “building a culture that enables every employee to leverage their unique talents to serve its diverse customers across the United States, and around the globe.”

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eBay begins rollout of tyre fitting service

eBay begins rollout of tyre fitting service

Wednesday 10th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Beginning this month, eBay will begin adding tyre fitting to the portfolio of automotive services it offers in certain markets. The online giant says eBay Motors will initially offer tyre fitting to motorists in Germany before rolling out the service in the US market this summer. eBay has yet to provide a timetable for the service’s introduction into the UK or other markets.

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B&J Rocket America appoints smith head of sales

B&J Rocket America appoints smith head of sales

Friday 5th May 2017 | 0 Comments

B&J Rocket America has named Caitlin M. Smith its new general manager of sales. The appointment takes immediate effect and sees Smith fill the position left vacant by Ben Graham’s departure from the company late last month. She reports directly to Andreas Müller, president of B&J Rocket.

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Apollo Tyres opens €475 million greenfield Hungarian plant

Apollo Tyres opens €475 million greenfield Hungarian plant

Thursday 4th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The opening of Apollo Tyres’ Gyöngyöshalász plant, 100km east of Budapest, marks a significant event for both the company’s global aspirations and the Indian tyre industry – the 72 hectare greenfield factory, begun in April 2015, is the first inaugurated by an Indian tyre company to come online outside the domestic market. The importance was reflected in the event itself, with some of the plant’s cavernous warehousing housing around 1,300 guests, among whose number was the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, who declared Apollo’s sixth global tyre manufacturing plant – its second in Europe after the existing Netherlands facility acquired alongside Vredestein – open on 7 April.

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Nokian to invest $360 million in new US tyre factory

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres’ board of directors has authorized its management to sign a letter of intent with the respective authorities to build a new tyre manufacturing facility in America. The new greenfield factory will be located in Dayton (Rhea County), Tennessee, USA. It will concentrate on the production of passenger, SUV and light truck tyres that are sold exclusively or primarily in the North American market. The annual capacity of the factory will be 4 million tyres with an expansion potential in the future. About 400 people are expected to be employed.

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NATRE organiser to rethink format, postpones 2018 show

NATRE organiser to rethink format, postpones 2018 show

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The organiser of the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) concedes that last month’s event in New Orleans did not meet expectations. As a result, NATRE will not return in its current format, and the next scheduled show has been postponed while the concept is reconsidered.

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Bridgestone rededicates US data centre

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

After two years and an investment of US$17.3 million, Bridgestone Americas’ core information technology systems are now housed under the one roof. The tyre maker officially rededicated its Akron Data Center yesterday.

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Future mobility: Continental opens Silicon Valley R&D centre

Future mobility: Continental opens Silicon Valley R&D centre

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A new research and development centre that Continental opened in Silicon Valley yesterday will focus on future mobility solutions such as automated driving, electromobility, connectivity and mobility services. The 6,000-square metre facility in San José, California offers a working environment for up to 300 experts from all parts of the company.

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Momentive opens new R&D lab

Momentive opens new R&D lab

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A new research and development laboratory will facilitate Momentive Performance Materials’ testing and development of advanced compounds for the tyre industry. The 1,860-square metre (20,000-square foot) centre is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been set up with an investment of US$3.5 million. Momentive says it is “staffed by some of the industry’s foremost tyre researchers.” The silicones and advanced materials specialist intends for the facility to serve as a global hub for the discovery and development of new silane materials that can help tyre makers deliver products with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance.

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Continental building indoor tyre test centre in USA

Continental building indoor tyre test centre in USA

Friday 7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A new indoor tyre test centre will be built at the Continental proving ground in Texas, USA. Around US$10 million will be invested to give the Uvalde site the capability of conducting indoor tests on all tyres manufactured in Continental’s North and South American plants.

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