Tag: China

2nd Algerian tyre plant: Doublestar participating in JV

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Buried within the more than 134 pages of Qingdao Doublestar’s latest semi-annual report is the news that the state-owned tyre maker will extend China’s ‘one belt, one road’ strategy by working with a local partner to establish a tyre production facility in Algeria. The Chinese-language document states that its subsidiary Hong Kong Doublestar signed a joint venture agreement with El Hadj Larbi Pneumatiques during the reporting period.

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ZC Rubber expanding PCR capacity to meet growing domestic demand

ZC Rubber expanding PCR capacity to meet growing domestic demand

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

When Tyrepress.com published its current ranking of the world’s largest tyre makers several months ago, a new name occupied 9th place – ZC Rubber. With revenues of RMB 26.9 billion (£3.1 billion) in 2018, China’s largest tyre maker had moved up one place from the previous year on the back of 12 per cent year-on-year […]

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Another patent infringement suit win for Bridgestone in China

Another patent infringement suit win for Bridgestone in China

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

It isn’t just idle words when Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, trademarks or any other intellectual property.” A fortnight after reporting that a Chinese court ruled in its favour in a patent infringement lawsuit Wanli Tire, the tyre maker shares it has received a favourable ruling from the Intermediate People's Court in Qingdao. The ruling relates to its design patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese firm Shengtai Group and its subsidiary, Shandong Shengshi Tai Lai Rubber Technology Co., Ltd.

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Sailun Group extends capacity expansion project

4th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Sailun Group Co., Ltd. has issued a new timetable for the completion of its project to add capacity for larger rim passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres at its Dongying factory in China. The self-funded investment to add 15 million units of capacity will now be implemented by December 2020 rather than this year, as originally planned. According to Sailun Group, the level of investment in the project and proposed usage of the funds remains the same.

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Prinx Chengshan: Milestones reached in Thailand, China plant projects

2nd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Prinx Chengshan reports that “steady progress” is being made at its new tyre factory in Thailand. Construction work commenced on 31 March and the purchase of key equipment by invitation to tender has now been completed. The company estimates that all steel production workshops, mixing workshops, and supporting public works will be completed by the end of this year. Production at the site should commence in 2020.

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Linglong Tire signs cooperation agreement with Geely

Linglong Tire signs cooperation agreement with Geely

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The relationship between Shandong Linglong Tire and vehicle manufacturer Geely Auto Group has deepened with the signing of a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement. Guan Yu, vice president of Geely Auto, and Wang Feng, chairman of Linglong Tire, signed the agreement on 26 August.

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Bridgestone wins patent infringement lawsuit against Wanli

Bridgestone wins patent infringement lawsuit against Wanli

27th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone Corporation in its patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese tyre manufacturers Guangzhou South China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. and Wanli Tire Co., Ltd. (Wanli Tire).

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Linglong Tire main sponsor for China’s Expo 2020 pavilion

Linglong Tire main sponsor for China’s Expo 2020 pavilion

31st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire will serve as the main sponsor to the China Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The tyre maker was awarded this status at a ceremony held yesterday in Beijing to mark the launch of China’s Expo engagement.

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Davanti’s next-gen Protoura a CITExpo star

Davanti’s next-gen Protoura a CITExpo star

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest Davanti project - Protoura Sport - will make its Eastern debut at CITExpo in Shanghai. After appearances at Autopromotec and Automechanika Dubai, the developmental UHP tyre will be on display at the show to give Davanti partners in China, the Far East and Australasia an opportunity to take a closer look and ask the team more about their plans for the product.

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New high for Linglong’s brand awareness

New high for Linglong’s brand awareness

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire shares that its brand value has reached a new high of RMB 45.369 billion (£5.2 billion). This news follows the release of World Brand Lab’s list of China’s 500 Most Valuable Brands 2019 at the World Brand Summit. At the summit, which took place in Beijing on 26 June, Linglong was honoured as the 116th most valuable brand in China.

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Reports: Brembo aiming for largescale acquisition

28th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Brembo is lining up a “significant size” acquisition, even as large as the brake maker itself. Local newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore quoted Brembo executive vice-president matteo tiraboschi as saying that the company is looking for potential targets outside Italy, especially in Europe and the US and even China: "It must a healthy company of a certain size - with good numbers, technology and R&D - that fits our business”.

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Digital transformation in the tyre sector

Digital transformation in the tyre sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of May, Zivojin Sekulic of GAJ d.o.o. gave a presentation on the digital transformation of the tyre industry at Guangrao Tyre Conference and Expo 2019. Shortly afterwards, he shared details of the presentation with Tyres & Accessories, which shows how digital data is affecting all parts of the distribution chain.

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Xingyuan introduces Anchee brand

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The export office of Qingdao-based Xingyuan Tires Group, which is around the 30th largest tyre manufacturer in the world and has been a top 10 Chinese tyre manufacturer since 1994, has announced the introduction of the new Anchee passenger car tyre brand.

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Vipal: Optimism returning to Europe’s retreading sector

Vipal: Optimism returning to Europe’s retreading sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s almost eight months since the European Commission made its final decision regarding anti-dumping duties on new and retreaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, and Vipal Rubber is celebrating what it considers an “upturn in the tyre retreading market in Europe.”

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Groundbreaking held for Maxion-Dongfeng aluminium wheel plant

Groundbreaking held for Maxion-Dongfeng aluminium wheel plant

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Maxion Wheels and new joint venture partner, Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group, have held a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of their 22,000 square metre aluminium wheel plant in Suizhou, China. The ceremony took place on 6 June and was attended by government officials and company dignitaries, customers, suppliers and associates.

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