Company News

Tire Industry Project CEOs reaffirm commitment to sustainability research

CEOs of 11 leading tyre manufacturers met to review progress and confirm the ongoing mandate of the leading global forum for tyre manufacturers on sustainability issues – the Tire Industry Project. Founded in 2005, the Tire Industry Project (TIP) is a global CEO-led initiative undertaken by leading tyre manufacturing companies to research potential human health and environmental impacts of tyres throughout their lifecycle. TIP operates under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is co-chaired by Bridgestone, Goodyear, and Michelin.

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UK News

How Ricardo contributed to JCB’s world speed record-breaking tractor

How Ricardo contributed to JCB’s world speed record-breaking tractor

JCB set the British Record for the fastest modified tractor at Elvington Airfield near York in June 2019 in a tractor designated ‘Fastrac One.’ It reached a speed of 103.6 mph with motorbike racer, lorry mechanic and TV personality Guy Martin in the driver’s seat. JCB then embarked on an ambitious plan to break its own record and developed ‘Fastrac Two’ – which was 10 per cent lighter, more powerful and even more aerodynamic. Also driven by Guy Martin, Fastrac Two hit a peak speed of 153.771mph on its way to clocking a record average of 135.191mph.

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Product News

Sailun Tyre introduces 6-year Sailun, RoadX truck tyre guarantee

Sailun Tyre has introduced a new six-year product guarantee on all of its Sailun and RoadX truck tyres. The guarantee is valid as of 1 November 2019. Janis Amolins, sales director, Sailun Group Europe, said the guarantee “underlines the confidence and belief we have in the quality, performance and durability of our tyres.”

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International News

Cooper appoints Ben Patel as CTO

Cooper appoints Ben Patel as CTO

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Ben Patel as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Patel is responsible for product planning and development, as well as engineering and technology across all regions. This means he leads a technology organization that includes a global technical centre as well as technical centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

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Career Tracks

ATG names new ‘DACH’ country manager

ATG names new ‘DACH’ country manager

Uwe Sieger is Alliance Tire Group’s new country manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As such he takes responsibility for sales activities related to the Alliance and Galaxy brands in these markets. Sieger succeeds Friedhelm Kaufmann, who has been appointed OE key account manager for the region.

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Motorsport News

Pirelli returns to Formula 3 at Macau Grand Prix

Pirelli returns to Formula 3 at Macau Grand Prix

Pirelli will return to Formula 3 when it supplies tyres to the new-look FIA Formula 3 World Cup alongside the fifth running of the FIA GT World Cup at the Macau Grand Prix. This is the second time that Pirelli has supplied the world’s most prestigious Formula 3 race after the Italian firm made its debut in the category in 2016.

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Retreading News

Marangoni Meccanica becomes Marangoni Machinery

Marangoni Meccanica becomes Marangoni Machinery

Marangoni Meccanica has launched a new corporate brand identity. These changes come at a time when the company, which was recently recapitalized and spun off from the Marangoni Group in June, is evolving through a strategic journey with the objective of offering to its customers an even more powerful support and commitment.

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Comment

Smart tyres, smart infrastructure

Smart tyres, smart infrastructure

Tyre people often remind us that the tyre is a vehicle’s only point of contact with the ground. This is, of course, true and a very salient point. However, as tyres get smarter, so are roads and infrastructure.

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