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ContiTread rubber production starts in the USA

ContiTread rubber production starts in the USA

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has begun making ContiTread pre-cure tread rubber in the USA. A new pre-cured tread manufacturing facility at the tyre maker’s Mound Vernon plant in Illinois has commenced production of the tread compound, and Continental anticipates that the facility will reach full operation by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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Goodyear wins “Chassis Supplier of the Year” from Fiat Chrysler

Goodyear wins “Chassis Supplier of the Year” from Fiat Chrysler

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 7 December 2017, at the annual supplier conference at the Auditorium G. Agnelli Lingotto in Turin (Italy), Goodyear was awarded "Chassis Supplier of the Year" by the famous Italian-American car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EMEA. It is the first time a tyremaker has received the award.

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ClearMotion makes MIRA its Central Vehicle Dynamics Hub

ClearMotion makes MIRA its Central Vehicle Dynamics Hub

Thursday 15th February 2018 | 0 Comments

ClearMotion, the proactive ride system maker, has expanded its testing to the UK, taking residency at MIRA Technology Park.   Occupying brand new workshop space at MIRA Technology Park, the Boston-based leader in predictive road-sensing technology will utilize the facilities’ skills, test, and development infrastructure to better access and expand it’s EU customer base. The Midlands-based technology park is an integral part of ClearMotion’s research and development process and will be the main European test centre used by the company.

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Giti Tire OE on new VW Polo in Europe

Giti Tire OE on new VW Polo in Europe

Thursday 15th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has announced a second OE supply contract with the Volkswagen Group in Europe. Following the contract to equip the Seat Ibiza, produced at the Spanish manufacturer’s Martorell plant, Giti Tire has now been chosen as an OE tyre supplier for the new VW Polo. Built at VW’s Pamplona factory, the Polo will roll off the assembly line wearing 185/70 R14 88H GitiSynergyE1 tyres.

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Brembo opens new carbon factory in Curno

Brembo opens new carbon factory in Curno

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 13 February the chairman of Brembo SpA Alberto Bombassei placed the first stone of a new building that will host Brembo’s Carbon Factory, the flagship of the company for the processing of carbon fibre materials for competition use.

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Hella hosts trade for Innovision 2018

Hella hosts trade for Innovision 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hella and the diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) helped to prepare their trading partners for the changing face of motoring with Innovision 2018. Taking place on 15 January, the event saw company experts addressed the 800 partners from 24 countries regarding the technologies of tomorrow, through presentations and an exhibition, on the digitalisation of lighting, automated driving and diagnostic solutions.

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Kumho Tire’s net losses deepen

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire Co., has reported net losses of 88.56 billion won (US$81 million) for 2017, up significantly from 37.9 billion won a year earlier, according to the Yonhap news agency’s translation of a regulatory filing on the matter.

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Bridgestone offers PressureStat system to OTR tyre customers

Bridgestone offers PressureStat system to OTR tyre customers

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of January Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that it is offering PressureStat, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tyres in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries.

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Prometeon announces new worldwide organizational and commercial structure

Prometeon announces new worldwide organizational and commercial structure

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group has announced a new organisation structure in order to “strengthen its presence in the different markets in which it operates” and “to continue the integration process with the Aeolus group”. The following appointees will report directly to Prometeon's chairman and CEO, Giorgio Luca Bruno:

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Bridgestone and Versalis form strategic partnership

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) and Versalis are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy “a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors.”

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A world without Turkey – annoyance over Continental video

A world without Turkey – annoyance over Continental video

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

A promotional video released by Continental has gained the ire of many internet users with Turkish roots. The reason for this is that Continental has, in animation, pushed Turkey into the sea.

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Petlas completes sorting system investment

Petlas completes sorting system investment

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Petlas Tire and Trade Corp. reports that it recently completed its Final Finish Sorting System (FFSS) and also started to build a fully automatic warehouse. With that smart warehouse Petlas aims to have product traceability feature from production line to delivery to all its customers around the world. In addition, the smart warehouse means less space and effectiveness compared with other conventional solutions. 

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Giti wins Walmart award

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire USA recently received a US manufacturing award from Walmart for its commitment to produce American made tyres. The tyremaker was recognized in front of thousands of Walmart suppliers on 31 January at the Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas.The event was for offshore manufacturers who have initiated manufacturing operations in the US.

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Goodyear fined US$69k for Georgia factory safety violations

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire and Rubber has been fined $69,058 for alleged safety hazards at its facility in Social Circle, Georgia, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported. The fines were issued in late January.

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Nokian Tyres named one of the most sustainable companies

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres recently received the Bronze Class distinction in the Auto Components category of the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2018, which was published last week. RobecoSAM is an expert on sustainability whose annual assessment is considered to be a particularly reliable and comprehensive report of how sustainability is implemented in companies around the world.

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