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Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

Wednesday 11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the next three years, Arlanxeo will invest “mid double-digit million” euros to modernize its production sites in Triunfo, Brazil and La Wantzenau, France.

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Conti USA recalls certain Coach H3 tyres

Wednesday 11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental Tire Americas has recalled its Conti Coach H3 tyre, due to a potential issue that could cause loss of internal pressure through the sidewall resulting in slow of rapid deflation.

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GKN Wheels names new sales director, Americas

GKN Wheels names new sales director, Americas

Wednesday 11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

GKN Wheels and Structures has appointed Ron Peta to the position of Sales Director, Americas where he will take responsibility for the company’s sales activities across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Having joined GKN Wheels in 1998, Peta has reportedly undertaken a number of roles in design, engineering, business development and sales.

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Cirrus Aircraft adopts Michelin tyre fitment policy

Cirrus Aircraft adopts Michelin tyre fitment policy

Wednesday 11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft, the world’s leading manufacturer of piston aircraft and maker of the Vision Jet, the first single-engine personal jet. All planes built by Cirrus Aircraft will now be fitted with Michelin Air tyres, including the recently developed Michelin Air tubeless sizes.

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Toyo Tires unveils noise reduction technology

Toyo Tires unveils noise reduction technology

Tuesday 10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

In recent years we’ve seen a number of tyre makers introduce noise reduction technologies that utilise foam insulation, with Continental, Hankook, Bridgestone, Sumitomo Rubber, Goodyear amongst those bringing their own version of the concept to market. Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has taken a different approach and sought instead to cut noise by modifying airflow within the tyre cavity. It calls its solution Toyo Silent Technology.

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Klarius increases UK manufacturing capacity

Klarius increases UK manufacturing capacity

Tuesday 10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent investment has provided Klarius with increased manufacturing capacity for automotive OEM and aftermarket emission control products including exhausts, CATs and DPFs. “Demand is being driven by both the UK market and export growth” states Paul Hannah, Business Development Director. “The aftermarket is changing rapidly and while quality is still very important, once the required standards and certifications have been met, the focus is all on range and availability.

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Goodyear tyres selected for Jaguar E-Pace

Goodyear tyres selected for Jaguar E-Pace

Tuesday 10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Jaguar E-PACE is now available with Goodyear tyres following the selection of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as an original equipment fitment. Six sizes will be supplied for the medium-sized SUV; all will carry the ‘JLR’ marking on the sidewall to denote their approval by Jaguar Land Rover.

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Vredestein launches Wintrac Pro in Cologne

Vredestein launches Wintrac Pro in Cologne

Monday 9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Vredestein launched the Wintrac Pro at The Tire Cologne, with arguably the best-attended press conference in the exhibition halls and no small amount of fanfare.

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Maxxis launches premium tier/OE-orientated Victra Sport 5 at Tire Cologne

Maxxis launches premium tier/OE-orientated Victra Sport 5 at Tire Cologne

Monday 9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Maxxis hosted a large, professional stand with plenty of information about different products at Tire Cologne. However, the headline news was the launch of the Victra Sport 5 at a well-attended press conference during the course of show week.

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North America launch for Giti truck tyres

North America launch for Giti truck tyres

Monday 9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Giti brand is joining the commercial vehicle tyre portfolio that Giti Tire offers in North America. Giti Tire (USA) is introducing a Giti line-up for long haul, regional, urban/light duty and mixed service applications, and intends to be active in both the original equipment and aftermarket segments within the region.

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VDR appointed Momo distributor for Benelux

Monday 9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

An all-new Momo tyre range has been developed, with Wheelwright appointed UK distributor for these products. For Benelux markets, wholesale S&H Tyres reports that its VDR Autobanden bvba subsidiary will exclusively distribute the Momo tyre and rim line-up.

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TyreWatch system combines TPMS, connectivity, AI to prevent 95% tyre breakdowns

TyreWatch system combines TPMS, connectivity, AI to prevent 95% tyre breakdowns

Friday 6th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tructyre chief executive officer Glenn Sherwood has announced the launch of Tyrewatch, a predictive tyre management system the company states can “prevent 95 per cent of tyre related breakdowns”, from The Satellite Applications Catapult in Harlow, near Oxford, an organisation which has assisted the project in implementing satellite communications connectivity. The new system for fleets, three-plus years in development for its initial phase, combines tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) with increased and continuous cellular and satellite connectivity and artificial intelligence to provide automated analysis of fleets’ tyres. The system works by connecting sensors continuously monitoring tyre pressure, temperature, vehicle speed and GPS location to TyreWatch’s servers, which in turn alerts drivers, fleet managers, and tyre servicing providers where action should be taken. All of this results in a trio of potential benefits: economic, safety, and a step towards autonomy for logistics vehicles.

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Yanchang continue internationalisation efforts with Duraturn brand

Yanchang continue internationalisation efforts with Duraturn brand

Friday 6th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite only entering the tyre business during the first decade of the new millennium (2008 to be precise), Yanchang Rubber is continuing to increase in prominence. Already known as a leading manufacturer with strong petrochemical group backing in the domestic Chinese tyre business, recent years have seen the company redouble its internationalisation efforts. One visible example was this was the company’s Tire Cologne exhibition stand, which was bigger and more professional-looking than ever and was placed in a premium position in Hall 6.

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Zafco presents new car tyres, promote Thai-made Otani truck tyres

Zafco presents new car tyres, promote Thai-made Otani truck tyres

Thursday 5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

During the course of May’s Tire Cologne Zafco promoted the new Zeetex SU4000 4S – an all season car tyre launched following the success of its predecessor ZT4000 4S. In addition, the stand displayed “the most celebrated summer tyres of Zeetex” including the ZT1000, HP2000 vfm, SU1000 vfm, HT1000 vfm and CT2000 vfm. There is also an array winter tyres such as the WP1000, WV1000, WH1000, WH1000 SUV and WQ1000.

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New product and motorsport guests: Cooper Tire at The Tire Cologne

New product and motorsport guests: Cooper Tire at The Tire Cologne

Thursday 5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has reported on what it says was a successful The Tire Cologne trade fair, an event that saw the Cooper and Avon brands drawing large numbers of visitors to the stand. The Cologne show proved, the tyre maker adds, “an excellent venue” for the global launch of its new Discoverer AT3 line.

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