Vietnam Rubber Group to expand tyre and tube production

19th January 2021

Vietnam Rubber Group says it achieved its revenue and profit targets for 2020, reporting profit of VNĐ5 trillion (roughly US$200 million) on sales of VNĐ25.

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Hankook supplying OE tyres to Audi RS Q8

19th January 2021

Hankook Tire is delivering original equipment tyres for the Audi RS Q8.

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Vietnam-based tyremakers could be “cleared” by US anti-dumping investigation

19th January 2021

Vietnamese officials have interpreted the US Department of Commerce (DOC) anti-dumping investigation preliminary conclusions as “very positive” for Vietnam-produced car tyres.

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VRA elects new chair and deputy chair

19th January 2021

Philip Nothard has been elected as the new chair of the Vehicle Remarketing Association, succeeding Sam Watkins, who has held the role for the last two years.

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Kordsa is lightening EV batteries with its carbon fibre fabrics

19th January 2021

Expanding its competencies with investments in the composites field, reinforcement leader Kordsa will supply British company TRB Lightweight Structures with carbon fibre fabrics for TRB’s mass production of EV battery enclosures.

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Tread durability up 38%: Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo 2

19th January 2021

Goodyear has brought out a second generation of its summer van and light truck tyre.

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Plant closure could be “tip of iceberg” for new car supply issues – VRA

19th January 2021

The latest temporary closure of Honda’s Swindon plant because of parts shortages could be the “tip of the iceberg” for new car supply issues in 2021, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is warning.

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DfT updates old tyre guidance, warns of unlimited fines in England

19th January 2021

Less than two weeks before the new 10-year-old tyre ban takes effect and two weeks after DVSA updated its definition of the rules, the Department for Transport (DfT) has released new guidance on how to understand the legislation as well as a summary of the corresponding penalties.

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January launch for Goodyear Efficient Grip 2 SUV

19th January 2021

A successor to the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV has arrived.

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Rallye Monte-Carlo marks Pirelli’s exclusive WRC comeback

19th January 2021

On Thursday, Pirelli will return as exclusive tyre supplier to the FIA World Rally Championship after an absence of more than ten years.

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Michael van Gerwen leads list of Toyo darts award nominees

18th January 2021

Tyre manufacturer Toyo has announced the nominees for the Televised Performance of the Year Award as part of its sponsorship of the highest standard of darts.

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GRI breaks ground on phase 2 of $100 million speciality tyre plant

18th January 2021

GRI has laid the foundation stone for the second phase of its $100 million manufacturing facility in Badalgama, Sri Lanka.

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Kumho gains China Red Dot Design award

18th January 2021

Kumho Tire has the distinction of being the only tyre manufacturer to be honoured with a 2020 China Red Dot Design award.

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Better training needed to make ADAS a benefit and not a potential hazard – IAM RoadSmart

18th January 2021

Vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, the DVSA and driving instructors should include a comprehensive lesson for motorists on how to use advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) so they are a road safety benefit and not a potential hazard, says IAM RoadSmart following the publication of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) ‘How to maximize the road safety benefits of ADAS’ report.

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Continental extends ContiOnlineContact to OTR and agricultural tyres

18th January 2021

Continental has expanded ContiOnlineContact digital online dealer portal to include OTR and agricultural tyres.

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Ferentino tyres, the spiritual children of Marangoni

18th January 2021

Following the official opening of the Ferentino tyre factory in Sri Lanka last week, a closer look reveals that the company has even more in common with its European and particularly Italian colleagues than it first appears.

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Bridgestone appoints Marko Ibrahim to head USA retail business

18th January 2021

Marko Ibrahim is the new president of Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), the Bridgestone Americas subsidiary responsible for operating a network of more than 2,200 tyre and vehicle service centres across the United States of America.

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Päivi Leskinen to become Nokian Tyres’ SVP of HR

18th January 2021

Nokian Tyres has appointed Päivi Leskinen its senior vice president of Human Resources.

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18th Dakar gold for Goodyear-shod truck team

18th January 2021

On Saturday the Kamaz-Master factory team once again achieved a category win in the toughest rally in the world, the Dakar.

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88 per cent of independent garages offer vulnerable MOT customers a pick-up service

15th January 2021

As another example of how the way we are doing business nowadays has been changed by the COVID pandemic, a survey carried out by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has revealed that 88 per cent of independent garages are currently offering an MOT collection and delivery service for clinically extremely vulnerable and self-isolating people.

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$250 million Ferentino tyre factory opens in Sri Lanka

15th January 2021

Ferentino Tyre Corporation’s Horana, Sri Lanka tyre factory was officially opened by Sri Lankan president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 14 January 2021.

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IGA launches new COVID-19 Garage Guide to support independents

15th January 2021

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has released the Garage Guide to Working During COVID-19, to help independent garages easily find the guidance they need to support them through the current lockdown.

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Versalis and AGR make tyre-derived product development agreement

15th January 2021

Versalis, the Eni-owned elastomer-maker, and AGR, a devulcanization specialist, have signed an agreement to develop products and applications of recycled rubber.

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February launch for Kenda KM1 sport touring radial

15th January 2021

Developed and tested in the USA, the new KM1 radial marks Kenda’s entry into the highly competitive sport touring market.

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Pirelli: 78 OE approvals for BMW 8 Series

15th January 2021

Pirelli shares that its tyres have gained a total of 78 original equipment homologations for the latest versions of the BMW 8 Series Coupe, Gran Coupe, and Cabrio, including M Sport models.

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Sailun boosting Vietnam production to meet demand in Europe & North America

15th January 2021

During today’s extraordinary shareholders meeting, its first of 2021, Sailun Group confirmed plans for the third phase of expansion at its wholly-owned Sailun (Vietnam) Co.

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GRI supports rubber farming communities with Green X Circle

14th January 2021

GRI recently held two outreach events with some of the natural rubber farming communities it works with.

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Mitas introduces 2 new versions of Sport Force+

14th January 2021

Mitas has launched new versions of the Sport Force+ in selected sizes.

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Bridgestone restructuring manufacturing footprint, investing in Solutions to create ‘leaner’ company

14th January 2021

Outlining Bridgestone Corporation’s Mid-Long Term Business Strategy on 22 December, chief executive officer Shu Ishibashi spoke of the company’s plans through to 2023.

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Bridgestone to offer customised retreads as part of fleet subscription model

14th January 2021

Retreading solutions lie at the heart of Bridgestone Corporation’s new Sustainability Business Framework.

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Bridgestone shows “Virtual City” at CES

14th January 2021

Bridgestone’s CES 2021 exhibit presents a fittingly virtual exhibit this year.

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Copadex to distribute a full Alliance tyre portfolio in France

14th January 2021

Copadex is expanding its existing cooperation with Alliance to become an official distributor of the whole Alliance tyre portfolio in France as of 2021.

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ZC Rubber opens virtual Westlake, Goodride & Arisun showrooms

14th January 2021

Lockdown has spurred many companies on to greater creativity in how they market and sell their products, and ZC Rubber is no exception.

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TecAlliance enables IDP for realtime TecDoc updates

13th January 2021

TecAlliance has added Instant Data Processing (IDP) in order to update TecDoc data in real time.

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Gajah Tunggal: Multistrada merger rumour untrue

13th January 2021

There’s no substance to the rumour about a merger with Michelin-owned tyre maker PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk, says PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk.

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Michelin raises light truck- and car-tyre prices in North America

13th January 2021

Michelin North America recently announced price increases on selected Michelin and BFGoodrich passenger and light truck tyres.

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Conti announces US tyre price increase

13th January 2021

Continental Tire the Americas has announced plans to increase prices on select Continental and General passenger and light truck tyres in the US market.

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Zero accidents at Nokian Heavy Tyres in 2020

13th January 2021

Nokian Heavy Tyres is once again celebrating an important achievement – an entire year without the occurrence of occupational accidents that led to absence.

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Honda pauses production at Swindon – again

13th January 2021

Honda will next week pause car production at its factory in Swindon; the third time it has done so in a little over a month.

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Bridgestone reviews 2020 OE successes

13th January 2021

Over 80 fitments, more than 30 vehicle models, 13 car manufacturers – this is Bridgestone’s tally of new original equipment fitments for 2020.

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Davanti-supported driver Zelos to race in Mini Challenge eSeries

12th January 2021

With the pandemic situation continuing to place 2021 motorsport series in doubt, racers are preparing to get involved in Esports.

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Bridgestone opens Canada distribution centre

12th January 2021

With a new warehouse in Ancaster, Ontario, Bridgestone anticipates serving tyre dealers and customers in Canada with greater agility.

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VfB Stuttgart also sponsored by Tomket Tires

12th January 2021

Tomket Tires announced it became an official partner to VfB Stuttgart on 7 January 2021.

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Versalis names Alfani CEO

12th January 2021

Adriano Alfani is the new chief executive officer of chemical company Versalis, effective 1 January 2021.

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Michelin expands USA commercial tyre network with Purcell Tire

12th January 2021

Michelin’s commercial vehicle tyre dealer network in the USA has grown to more than 400 locations across the country.

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AB Dynamics showcases ADAS swarm testing capabilities

12th January 2021

AB Dynamics is showcasing its ability to replicate simulated swarm tests quickly and accurately in the real world and vice-versa.

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Cooper Tire appoints T.J. Jordan to BoD

12th January 2021

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Tyrone Michael (T.

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Bridgestone optimising rubber yields with big data

12th January 2021

According to OECD estimates, the world will be home to more than 2.

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IGA launches new COVID-19 Garage Guide to support independents

11th January 2021

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has released the Garage Guide to Working During COVID-19, to help independent garages easily find the guidance they need to support them through the current lockdown.

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Pirelli WJ tyre to debut on Arctic Rally

11th January 2021

Pirelli’s new rally tyre for snow and ice, which has studs longer than 8mm, will make its first appearance this weekend.

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