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JATO Dynamics appoints new CEO

JATO Dynamics appoints new CEO

JATO Dynamics, which provides global automotive data, has David Krajicek as its CEO, effective 13 April 2020. Dr Krajicek has over 25 years’ experience. He joins from GfK where he had been at the helm as CEO of GfK Research since 2017.

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Product News

The ingredients for perfect OTR tyre repair

The ingredients for perfect OTR tyre repair

OTR tyres that last longer save users money, observes Monaflex Repair Systems. An important factor determining tyre lifespan is the quality of repairs made to tyres. The company behind the Monaflex system thus poses the following question - how do you achieve the best possible tyre repairs? It encourages everyone undertaking OTR tyre repairs to consider six key points.

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International News

Dayco invests in new Brazilian campus

Dayco invests in new Brazilian campus

Dayco will open a new South American plant in Indaiatuba, Brazil. The engine products and drive systems supplier says the new plant will improve the company’s distribution, production and technological capabilities in South America and support its fast-growing aftermarket business in the region.

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Motorsport News

Mercedes AMG F1 team producing CPAP breathing aids to help Covid-19 patients

Mercedes AMG F1 team producing CPAP breathing aids to help Covid-19 patients

Following government calls for automotive manufacturers to assist with ventilator production during the Covid-19 crisis, the Mercedes AMG F1 team has developed a breathing aid designed to help keep patients out of intensive care. The device was adapted by mechanical engineers at UCL and clinicians at UCLH working with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (Mercedes-AMG HPP) and has been approved for use in the NHS.

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Cooper Tires relaunches plant after acquiring Mexico JV

Cooper Tires relaunches plant after acquiring Mexico JV

After purchasing its former partner’s 42 per cent share in the Corporación de Occidente S. A. de C.V. (COOCSA) joint venture in Mexico, Cooper Tire & Rubber halted passenger and commercial vehicle production at the site and re-hired the workforce there as employees of Cooper Tires. Brad Hughes, the tyre maker’s president and chief executive officer, reports that Cooper Tires is “now in the process of ramping production back up” at the site. Restructuring the plant will cost the company around US$10 million, an expense that will mainly occur in the first quarter of 2020.

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