Tag: USA

Hankook launches first exclusively US-made car tyres

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has released the Kinergy PT (H737, the first tyre made exclusively at the company’s Clarksville, Tennessee plant in the USA.

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Nokian breaks ground on new North America factory

Nokian breaks ground on new North America factory

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres marked the beginning of building work on the company’s third factory on 20 September. The new greenfield site is located in Dayton (Rhea County), Tennessee, USA. Annual capacity will be 4 million tyres, with expansion potential in the future. The site will also house a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tyres. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018 and the first tyres are to be produced in 2020.

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Goodyear appoints chief marketing, digital officers for North America consumer business

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Mike Dwyer as chief marketing officer and Mike Dauberman as chief digital officer in its North America consumer business. Both appointments are effective immediately; both will report to Scott Rogers, who was recently named president, North America consumer.

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TIA urges congress to cover hurricane Irma relief bill

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association and members of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Coalition will lobby Congress to apply WOTC to natural disasters that will cover powerful hurricanes like Harvey and Irma.

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Toyo USA promotes Roy Bromfield to president and CEO

Tuesday 12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC) has promoted Roy Bromfield to president and chief executive officer. In this role, he is responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the US replacement market.

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Petrol retailers warn of fuel price increases following Hurricane Harvey

Friday 1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Fuel prices in the UK will rise following the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texan coast, according to the Petrol Retailers Association. Brian Madderson, chairman of the PRA, explained that UK wholesale prices had increased immediately as the storm hit the region.

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Goodyear opens office in Silicon Valley

Friday 1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has opened its first office in the Silicon Valley in a bid to develop relations with automakers, suppliers and mobility-related startups working on the next generations of vehicles and service models.

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Pioneer Industrial Systems celebrates 10th anniversary

Pioneer Industrial Systems celebrates 10th anniversary

Friday 1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pioneer Industrial Systems is celebrating 10 years of precision robotic tyre spraying. According to the company, 10 years ago this month Pioneer Industrial Systems introduced its first FANUC Robotic Green Tire Spray System. A decade later the firm reports that its precision fluid delivery system is in action on over 123 units (53 with robots) in 37 different tyre plants.

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Pirelli partners Fisker “EMotion”

Pirelli partners Fisker “EMotion”

Wednesday 30th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is working with Fisker Inc. to create low rolling resistance tyres for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019. Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tyres in 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). The focus of this development will be on low rolling resistance, “spirited handling” and extra comfort due to tall sidewalls.

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Union members overwhelmingly approve US Goodyear contract

Friday 25th August 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the United Steelworkers (USW) union, its members have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on behalf of about 7,200 workers at five plants in the USA. Members approved the agreement covering the Akron (Ohio), Danville (Virginia), Fayetteville (North Carolina), Gadsden (Alabama) and Topeka (Kansas) facilities by a three-to-one margin.

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Study: Guayule tyre performance “at least equal” to conventional rubbers

Study: Guayule tyre performance “at least equal” to conventional rubbers

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and its consortium partners have completed their five-year research project into the potential of guayule rubber as a replacement for Hevea natural rubber in tyres. A report on their work was recently presented at the public-private sector consortium’s wrap-up meeting held at the Cooper Tire & Vehicle Test Center near San Antonio, USA.

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SRI’s Buffalo factory to supply Japanese car makers with OE Dunlop tyres, phasing out Goodyear make to order

Thursday 10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

In response to recently reported news about plans for its factory in the USA, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) states that the plant in Buffalo, New York will deliver original equipment Dunlop tyres to Japanese car manufacturers in the future. A representative of SRI stressed to Tyrepress.com that it is the make to order tyre production commissioned by Goodyear that will reduce and then stop entirely in 2018.

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SRI to stop Dunlop production at US plant, focusing on Falken brand

SRI to stop Dunlop production at US plant, focusing on Falken brand

Tuesday 8th August 2017 | 0 Comments

When the global joint venture between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) ended in 2015, the Goodyear tyre plant in Buffalo, New York became a SRI asset. Production of Dunlop branded tyres destined for fitment as original equipment on new vehicles nevertheless continued, however it seems SRI intends to discontinue this arrangement next year.

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Jiangsu General Technology establishes US tyremaking subsidiary

Monday 7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Jiangsu General Technology Co., Ltd. is establishing a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Georgia, US, which is likely to be called General Rubber (North America) Limited.

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Camso acquires Omni Industrial Tire

Thursday 3rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Camso has expanded its tyre service and material handling distribution footprint in the USA with the acquisition of Texas-based Omni Industrial Tire. Commenting on the acquisition, Bob Bulger, vice-president and general manager – Solideal On-Site Service, said: “The acquisition of Omni Industrial Tire will enable Camso to further penetrate the Texas market and consolidate its leadership position in this region. Omni has a strong and respected name in Texas, and shares our unique view of providing OTR mobility solutions.”

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