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Guangxi Linglong Tire starts earthmover tyre production

Guangxi Linglong Tire starts earthmover tyre production

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

The first radial earthmover tyre made by Guangxi Linglong Tire rolled off the production line earlier today. For the wholly-owned subsidiary of Shandong Linglong Tire, the start of production represents an important milestone in Linglong’s RMB 4 billion (£454 million) investment programme. Through this investment, Linglong aims to manufacture 20 million high-performance car tyres, 2 million all-steel truck radials and 60,000 specialty tyres per annum.

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USA increasing tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese imports…including tyres

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

In the USA, the recent United States Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 investigation exploring potential tariffs on a range of Chinese imports has reported back. After tariffs of 10 per cent were put into place in September, the planned increase to 25 per cent in January was delayed while trade talks continued.

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Chinese truck tyres: EC says anti-dumping duties effective

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Commission reports that applying anti-dumping duties to truck and bus tyres manufactured in China is having the desired effect. According to EC figures, dumped or subsidised imports were 81 per cent lower six months after the measures were imposed than during the investigation period.

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Smell the roses – or green tea – with Continental

Smell the roses – or green tea – with Continental

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental isn't only in the business of making tyres and automotive systems - it also wants your new car to smell nice. The company is striving to improve mobile olfactory ambience with its Acella interior material.

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Court win for Bridgestone in Shengtai Group infringement case

Court win for Bridgestone in Shengtai Group infringement case

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, design rights, trademarks, or any other intellectual property,” and in the past the tyre maker has shown itself willing to legally challenge such infringements. It has now announced another court victory: Bridgestone has received a favourable ruling from the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in its design rights infringement lawsuit against major Chinese tyre manufacturer Shengtai Group.

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Investigation: India considering duties on Chinese truck tyres

Investigation: India considering duties on Chinese truck tyres

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Authorities in India are conducting an investigation into alleged subsidies on truck and bus tyres imported from the People’s Republic of China. According to a document released on Wednesday by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies, a department of India’s Department of Commerce, the investigation is taking place in response to a submission filed by local industry representative the Automotive Tyre Manufacturer’s Association (ATMA) on behalf of tyre makers Apollo Tyres, J. K. Tyre & Industries, MRF and Ceat. Should the allegations be verified, the department will recommend implementing countervailing duties.

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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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Tyre makers in the battery manufacturing space

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

As leading well-known tyre manufacturers transition into automotive suppliers, and mobility providers and as the vehicle parc become increasingly electrified, the value of entering the battery manufacturing space is obvious.

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Michelin selling online in China with JD.com

Michelin selling online in China with JD.com

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Motorists in China can now buy Michelin tyres online thanks to an expansion of Michelin China’s partnership with JD.com, the country’s largest retailer. JD.com has launched a first-party flagship store on its platform. The newly-extended partnership will also see Michelin and JD.com integrate their offline automotive service networks; consumers buying Michelin tyres on JD.com will be given priority to choose service networks such as TyrePlus for fitment.

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Dongfeng & Maxion Wheels form aluminium wheel JV

Dongfeng & Maxion Wheels form aluminium wheel JV

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, has entered into an agreement to form a new passenger car aluminium wheel joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group, one of China’s largest automotive parts companies. The new legal entity, Dongfeng Maxion Wheels, will build a new two-million per year capacity plant in Hubei Province, China. Series production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2020.

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STARCO states opposition to EC anti-dumping complaint

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, the European Commission announced the start of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning steel road wheels imported from the People's Republic of China. The focus is primarily upon wheels for cars and trucks, however the proceeding also covers wheels for road-going tractors as well as for non-powered vehicles such as trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. The proceeding followed a complaint lodged on 3 January by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (EUWA).

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Global SUV boom continues…

Global SUV boom continues…

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest global SUV market data shows continued growth around the world. Market analyst Felipe Junoz from Jato Dynamics reports that the shift from traditional cars to SUVs began seven years ago and is still going strong. However, there are also signs that growth slowed during the course of 2018. And what’s more the UK remains a world-leading market.

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USITC: Chinese truck tyres materially injure US

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The US International Trade Commission filed their remand determinations to the US Court of International Trade on January 30, 2019. By a majority of 3-2, the Commissioners have determined:

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SD-International introduces Three A tyres

SD-International introduces Three A tyres

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

SD-International recently added the Three A brand to its contract tyre manufacturing portfolio. According to the company, Three A tyres are now available in England, Scotland and Wales across most market sectors including passenger car fitments.

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Smithers opening new test lab in China

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Smithers Rapra is opening a new product testing laboratory in Suzhou, China. The 4,000 square foot facility provides air leak and burst, cleanliness, material properties, salt spray, and pressure, vibration, and temperature (PVT) testing. According to Smithers, the new lab will support the evolving automotive market in China with fluid transfer system expertise, combining with Smithers’ existing labs in Akron, Ohio; Lansing, Michigan; and Shawbury, UK to support global clients.

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