Company News

On the Pulse: Falken Tyres releases Liverpool FC video

On the Pulse: Falken Tyres releases Liverpool FC video

Official Global Tyre Partner to Liverpool Football Club, Falken Tyres, has launched a new global campaign featuring LFC first team players Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dominic Solanke, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez. The players help bring to life its global strapline ‘On The Pulse’ through the making of a unique music track.

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Product News

Kumho Tire CEO ‘grateful’ for dealers’ support as first post-acquisition tyre launched

Kumho Tire CEO ‘grateful’ for dealers’ support as first post-acquisition tyre launched

A new owner has arrived on the scene, but it is business as usual for Kumho Tire in Korea. The tyre maker has launched its first new tyre since Doublestar became Kumho Tire’s largest shareholder last month. More than 350 dealers from across South Korea attended the unveiling of the Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91 yesterday.

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International News

STARCO to distribute Kenda car tyre range in Switzerland

STARCO to distribute Kenda car tyre range in Switzerland

Ready for the summer season, the STARCO subsidiary in Switzerland has received the first car tyres from Kenda and is ready to begin its new role as the brand’s national distributor. Commenting on the new arrangement, STARCO’s Richard Todd noted that the company was exploring many synergies with Kenda over both the short and long-term.

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Career Tracks

Sobotta appointed Bridgestone Americas’ new CISO

Sobotta appointed Bridgestone Americas’ new CISO

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has named Andy Sobotta its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He begins in this capacity on 21 May and will be based in the company’s headquarters town of Nashville. He will report to Stefano Mezzabotta, chief information officer, Bridgestone Americas, with dotted-line reporting to Chris Karbowiak, chief administrative officer, chief risk officer and executive vice-president, Bridgestone Americas.

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Motorsport News

Yokohama-backed TCR UK race series heads to Scotland

Yokohama-backed TCR UK race series heads to Scotland

Following the opening round at Silverstone in April, the Yokohama-supported TCR UK race series heads north for its Scottish debut this coming weekend. Twelve cars have been confirmed for the series’ first visit to Knockhill circuit in Fife. The series aims to offer an emphasis on close racing and excitement for spectators.

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Retreading News

Directa Plus collaboration: graphene to boost Marangoni retreading performance

Directa Plus collaboration: graphene to boost Marangoni retreading performance

The performance of Marangoni retreading products is expected to benefit from a new strategic collaboration between Marangoni and Directa Plus plc, a leading producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Under the terms of the agreement, both Marangoni and Directa plus will work together to develop a bespoke version of the Directa’s Graphene Plus (G+) for use in Marangoni truck and bus tyre retreading compounds.

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Why Doublestar’s Kumho purchase is a good idea

Why Doublestar’s Kumho purchase is a good idea

15 months after bidding got underway, Qingdao-based Doublestar and its consortium of Chinese banks and investors bought 45 per cent of the South Korean tyremaker Kumho Tire over the Easter weekend. Whatever other clauses are written into the deal, following the release of shares issued for the purpose of the sale, Kumho Tire’s creditors will own a 23.1 per cent shareholding in the tyre maker, down from 42.01 per cent. This makes the Chinese tyre firm controlling shareholders in South Korea’s Kumho Tire.

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