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Erich Fric takes charge of Goodyear Dunlop’s North Europe consumer business

Erich Fric takes charge of Goodyear Dunlop’s North Europe consumer business

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At the start of this year, Erich Fric took over as managing director of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe’s consumer business within the Europe North region. Fric’s region of responsibility in this new role includes the Nordic and Baltic markets, as well as Russia and the CIS countries.

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UK opts to keep 3-year first MOT period

UK opts to keep 3-year first MOT period

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

A year after the UK government began a consultation period on the question of whether or not to extend the period of the first MOT for cars and motorcycles from three years to four years, Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution has announced that the government is keeping the three-year first MOT policy we currently have:

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Continental split may begin this year – Manager Magazin

Continental split may begin this year – Manager Magazin

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

We may see a breakup of Continental AG commencing before the end of this year. German business publication Manager Magazin writes that Wolfgang Reitzle, chairman of the tyre maker and automotive technology company’s Supervisory Board, foresees the first subsidiary to emerge from this breakup being listed on the stock exchange some time in 2018. He sees this as being the direction Continental will clearly take, even though to-date neither the Supervisory Board nor the Executive Board has decided upon a concrete course of action.

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Prometeon/Aeolus integration stalls

Prometeon/Aeolus integration stalls

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The integration of Prometeon Tyre Group (the former Pirelli Industrial business) and Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd has stalled after Aeolus’ pending acquisition of a 90 per cent stake in Prometeon failed to gain overseas acquisition approval from Chinese authorities before the 31 December 2017 deadline.

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Nokian van, campervan tyres – sidewalls now strengthened with aramid

Nokian van, campervan tyres – sidewalls now strengthened with aramid

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Van and campervan tyres can lead hard lives. The vehicles they are fitted to are often driven fully loaded on poor roads and gravel surfaces. The tyres must bear the entire weight of the vehicle and provide safe and stable handling under all conditions. To give these products more strength, Nokian Tyres is now introducing its Aramid Sidewall technology into all Nokian van and campervan product lines. From 1 January 2018, it is present in the Nokian WR C3, cLine Van, cLine Cargo and Weatherproof C ranges. Nokian SUV tyres have been manufactured with aramid sidewalls for several years now, and in addition to the abovementioned products the material can be found in 15 Nokian tyre lines.

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Bridgestone introducing Tirematics solution in Asia Pacific

Bridgestone introducing Tirematics solution in Asia Pacific

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Offered as part of its fleet service programme in Europe since 2013, Bridgestone is now beginning the rollout of its Tirematics solution in the Asia Pacific region. The solution is initially being deployed in Singapore and Thailand.

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Belshina investing in industrial tyre production

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Belarusian tyre maker Belshina is investing an undisclosed sum to expand its heavy tyre capacity. The project will see production of all-steel radial industrial tyres with 25- to 29-inch rim diameters begin within the main factory at Belshina’s heavy tyre plant. Plant director Vadim Nikitenko shares that Belshina intends to begin serial production of these tyres in sizes 18.00R25, 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 by the end of this year.

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Goodyear announces US$0.14 quarterly dividend

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.14 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable 1 March 2018 to shareholders of record on 1 February 2018. The payout represents an annual rate of US$0.56 per share.

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Bridgestone announces Japan management changes

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The remits of a number of the Bridgestone Corporation management team in Japan will alter as of the end of March. Minoru Shimizu, currently senior vice-president and senior officer responsible for Bridgestone’s Japan Tire Business, chief executive officer of its Japan Tire strategic business unit and chairman of Bridgestone Tire Japan Co., Ltd., will hand over the last of this roles to Masahiro Isobe.

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ETB invests in CAM Cloud

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Exhausts, Tyres & Batteries Worcester Ltd has invested in CAM Cloud to host its Cameo system in CAM’s data centre. CAM states that the managed service provides quality and convenient maintenance of its server and backup solution at its site on the Blackpole trading estate.

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Farnese Pneumatici to distribute Triangle tyres in Italy

Farnese Pneumatici to distribute Triangle tyres in Italy

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire Europe and Farnese Pneumatici have signed an agreement for the distribution of Triangle brand car, SUV, 4x4, and light commercial tyres in the Italian market. The deal signals the continuation of Triangle’s European strategy, following recent distribution agreements in France, Russia, and other European markets.

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Goodyear Dunlop awarded Nissan quality certificate

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Nissan’s purchasing department has recognised what it states is Goodyear Dunlop’s “excellent quality performance in supplying automotive components to Nissan.”

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CatClaw – gouging the tyres of terrorists and errant parkers

CatClaw – gouging the tyres of terrorists and errant parkers

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyres have a new enemy, and its name is CatClaw. Designed to hinder terrorist attacks and the even more heinous crime of parking on footpaths, CatClaw is a small device that, when installed in large number along kerbs and footpaths, can cause rapid tyre deflation.

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ATG: New ranges, OEM focus

ATG: New ranges, OEM focus

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Following on from the launch at last year’s SIMA show of the Agriflex+ 389 VF, Alliance Tire Group (ATG) released further agricultural tyre lines during 2017, including the Alliance 128. The Yokohama Rubber-owned tyre maker also announced its intention to intensify its activities with OEM customers and has appointed a dedicated original equipment team.

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Pirelli OE on Lamborghini Urus

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three different Pirelli tyre models will be supplied as original equipment for the new Lamborghini Urus. Purchasers of the 650hp SUV will be able to chose between the P Zero, P Zero Corsa and Scorpion ranges; Pirelli notes that the Scorpion is also available in winter, all-season and all-terrain versions. A total of six 21- to 23-inch tyre dimensions have been homologated for the Urus.

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