Tag: Canada

Retreaded tyres: Refurbished or new?

Retreaded tyres: Refurbished or new?

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

A new tyre’s a new tyre and a retread is a retread, right? The answer to this seems to depend on where the question is asked. The Retread Tire Association (RTA) is concerned that anyone asking this in Canada may receive the wrong answer, and this may become problematic for retreaders.

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North American launch for Agilis CrossClimate

North American launch for Agilis CrossClimate

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s all-season tyre for light commercial vehicles will be available in the USA and Canada as of 1 April. Michelin North America has released the range seen in the UK and Europe in five C-Metric sizes, offering fitments to European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. The Agilis CrossClimate name has also been given to a LT-Metric tyre designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans. This product can be identified at a glance by its non-directional tread pattern; the LT-Metric range covers 16 sizes.

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Magna Tyres Group expands into North America

Magna Tyres Group expands into North America

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group is expanding its network of offices and distribution into the United States and Canada. According to the company, Magna Tyres Group will start its expansion into the North American continent with an office in Canada.

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Michelin increasing prices in North America

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin North America has announced increases for US national account prices of up to eight per cent for all commercial brands, products and services. The new pricing takes effect 1 December 2018. Separately, prices for car, light truck and two-wheeler tyres sold under the Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands in the United States and Canada will increase by up to five per cent, effective 1 January 2019.

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Canada: Group Touchette acquires Atlas Tire Wholesale

9th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Canadian tyre wholesaler Groupe Touchette Inc. has extended its market coverage in that country by acquiring Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc., a distributor with a strong presence in the Ontario region. According to Groupe Touchette, it does not intend to reorganise the businesses apart from “a few adjustments that may be necessary.” The plan is for the two companies to gradually integrate the Ontario market over the next year.

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Michelin investing in winter tyres, semi-finished products in Canada

Michelin investing in winter tyres, semi-finished products in Canada

24th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Investments totalling CA$21 million (£12.3 million) will add 150 new jobs to the Michelin tyre factory in Nova Scotia, Canada and make permanent 200 temporary positions that were previously slated to end in 2020. The investments take the form of two new projects at Michelin’s Pictou County site – a new winter tyre line and the North American launch of a new process for semi-finished materials. These projects are valued at $9 million and $12 million respectively.

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Bridgestone’s Joliette plant to gain automated warehouse

Bridgestone’s Joliette plant to gain automated warehouse

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new, fully automated warehouse is to be built at the Bridgestone manufacturing facility in Joliette, Canada. Bridgestone Canada Inc. is investing CA$56 million (£32.8 million) in the project, which will give it a maximum storage capacity of 500,000 car and light commercial vehicle tyres once the facility opens in early 2020.

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Michelin announces further Movin’On speakers

Michelin announces further Movin’On speakers

13th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A new wave of speakers has been announced for this year’s Movin’On summit. Michelin shares that the following speakers will address attendees in Montréal between 30 May and 1 June.

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Startup Challenge joining Movin’On summit

Startup Challenge joining Movin’On summit

5th April 2018 | 0 Comments

For its second edition, the Movin’On sustainability mobility summit will include a global Startup Challenge. Finalists in the Startup Challenge – up to 50 startups in total – will showcase their technologies between 30 May and 1 June, demonstrating how they can impact the future of sustainable mobility.

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TP Commercial Solutions partners with Dynamic Tire in Canada

16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

TP Commercial Solutions LLC is partnering with Dynamic Tire to distribute its products in Canada. This new partnership is a big boost for the Pirelli-owned brand of commercial truck and fleet tires to continue its North American expansion since it product roll-out earlier this year of the Pentathlon D, Formula Driver II, G:85 Series and Pentathlon C tyres.

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Bridgestone closes Firestone Fibers, Canada plant

17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

On 4 October Bridgestone Canada Inc. (Bridgestone) announced the closure of its Firestone Fibers and Textiles facility based in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. The closure affects 35 salaried employees and 135 hourly employees, and will be conducted in phases beginning 31 December 2017, with operations completely ceasing in the second half of 2018.

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Camso buys Stanley Industrial Tires

16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Camso has acquired US firm Stanley Industrial Tires, which offers tyre service and distribution in Texas and Louisiana. The business has locations in Dallas, Waco, and Gladewater, Texas and one in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Bridgestone closing Firestone Fibers and Textiles plant in Canada

12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Operations at the Firestone Fibers and Textiles plant in Woodstock, Canada will cease by the end of next year, reports Bridgestone Canada Inc. The company’s decision to close the facility, whose product portfolio includes reinforcement materials for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will affect a total of 170 employees. Bridgestone intends to close the plant in phases, beginning 31 December 2017 and culminating in the total cessation of operations in the second half of 2018.

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Fire at Titan tyre reclamation plant in Canada

27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At midnight on 21 September 2017, a fire broke out at the Titan Tire Reclamation Corporation (TTRC) facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Titan International, Inc. reports that no staff members or others were injured.

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Point S Canada appoints new VP Retail

Point S Canada appoints new VP Retail

10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Daniel Labonté has been appointed vice-president retail of Point S Canada. He began in this role on 31 July and, amongst other things, his remit is to develop the Point S brand within the country. He will also take on Pierre Germain’s duties during the vice-president of network operations’ 12-month absence from the company. Labonté is based at the Point S Canada headquarters in Boucherville, Quebec.

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