Tag: China

Work begins on Sailun JV test facility

Work begins on Sailun JV test facility

14th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Groundbreaking took place earlier this month for the China (Dongying) Intelligent Connected Vehicle (ICV) Test Site project, a joint venture between FAW Group, Dongying City and Sailun Group. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people, including Sailun chief executive officer Yuan Zhongxue.

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Goodyear takes first World Endurance win at Shanghai 4h

Goodyear takes first World Endurance win at Shanghai 4h

12th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has taken its first win since its return to international motorsport in 2019 at the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Shanghai. The Jota Sport Oreca of Roberto Gonzales, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa won after a race-long battle with its sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan DC Racing car of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Will Stevens. The Jota Sport triumph marked the first Goodyear win in an FIA World Championship race since Michael Schumacher and Ferrari in the 1998 Italian Grand Prix.

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BYD, Toyota tie-up on BEVs for China mutually beneficial – GlobalData

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Toyota and BYD are setting up a joint company to develop battery electric vehicles (BEVs) targeted at the Chinese market, David Leggett, automotive editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, says the cooperation makes sense for both parties.

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Trademark infringement: Bridgestone wins another case in China

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation has announced another favourable ruling regarding a trademark infringement in China. This particular case involves Chinese tyre maker Liangshan Water Margin Tire Co., Ltd. (Water Margin).

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Tianyu tyre-derived rubber business aiming for India

Tianyu tyre-derived rubber business aiming for India

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Large Chinese reclaimed rubber producer, Tianyu (Shandong) Rubber and Plastic Products Co. Ltd, is aiming to take its tyre-derived rubber business to the Indian market. According to reports citing the company’s export manager, India shows great demand for the product, but at the same time, the country has a large domestic reclaimed rubber industry.

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Prinx Chengshan hosts dealer conference in Xi’an

Prinx Chengshan hosts dealer conference in Xi’an

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

On 16 October Prinx Chengshan held its 2019 International Dealer Conference in the historic city of Xi’an. The theme for this year’s conference, which was held four years after the last one, was: "together for future".

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Sailun celebrates China drifting victory

Sailun celebrates China drifting victory

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The three days of drifting excitement that was the China Drifting Cup Grand Prix (DCGP) came to an end on 13 October, with the Sailun Drift Team crowned champion of the Singles, Drift-Chase and the Manufacturer's Cup categories. Sailun Group says these results highlight the combined performance of the vehicles, drivers' capabilities and the “fine-tuned product design” of the second-generation Sailun FG1 race tyre.

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Michelin presents higher-load tyre for electric buses

Michelin presents higher-load tyre for electric buses

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Although numerous manufacturers are currently engaged in testing with major customers, electrification hasn’t yet come to the commercial vehicle segment in a significant way. The exception to this is bus transport. China has taken the lead here, with some 400,000 electric buses – at least a tenth of China’s bus parc and 98 per cent of the world total – plying the country’s urban areas. And while (according to Wood Mackenzie) just 3,700 electric buses were in service across Europe last year, just 0.5 per cent of the region’s total bus fleet, this figure is rising. Tyre makers are following this trend closely.

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Point S enters China

Point S enters China

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Point S has moved into the Chinese market in cooperation with local partner Suremoov. Suremoov brings 950 franchised outlets with it into the international Point S network. The Suremoov brand has been in existence since 2004 and specialises in bodywork and car care.

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Linglong Tire cancels NBA China Games partnership

Linglong Tire cancels NBA China Games partnership

11th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire has withdrawn its support for the NBA China Games, which are taking place in Shanghai and Shenzhen this week. In a Chinese-language press release, the tyre maker stresses that the interests of the motherland, the People’s Republic of China, take precedence over everything else.

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Comforser exclusively available from Micheldever

Comforser exclusively available from Micheldever

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Exclusively available from Micheldever Tyre Services, Comforser purports to offer the discerning SUV driver with a range that signifies great value for money to the consumer. Comforser, is a brand of Shandong New Continent Tire Co. Ltd. According to the company, the manufacturer is committed to building UHP and SUV tyres that deliver “a range that are quiet, comfortable and harnesses outstanding driving performance on- or off-road”.

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Safe-Run equipping Linglong’s Serbia tyre plant

Safe-Run equipping Linglong’s Serbia tyre plant

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

China’s Safe-Run Group will supply smart factory equipment to the plant Linglong Tire is setting up in Serbia. The company says it won the contract to fit out the Linglong plant in Zrenjanin, a project valued at more than RMB 700 million (£79.2 million), after beating Finnish, South Korean, Japanese and other rivals in a tender process.

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Linglong an NBA China games 2019 partner

Linglong an NBA China games 2019 partner

23rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire returns next month as an official partner of the NBA China Games. This year’s event, the third that Linglong has supported, involves two preseason games between the 16-time NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. The Lakers and Nets will play on 10 October in Shanghai, followed by a rematch in Shenzhen two days later.

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Davanti progressing with Protoura, planning all-season segment entry

Davanti progressing with Protoura, planning all-season segment entry

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest Davanti Tyres project, the Protoura Sport, made its Far East debut at CITExpo in August. We caught up with Michael Eckert, sales director for mainland Europe, at the show. He told us that Davanti was currently testing the Protoura Sport prior to submitting the tyre to product certification firm IDIADA. “Volume production will probably then start before the end of this year, and the first Protoura Sport tyres should arrive in Europe in March or April 2020.”

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CITExpo 2019: Visitors, exhibitors responding ‘energetically’ to challenging market

CITExpo 2019: Visitors, exhibitors responding ‘energetically’ to challenging market

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyres & Accessories has attended and participated in the China International Tire Expo (CITExpo) for much of its 16 years. During this time, we’ve witnessed the trade fair’s evolution in a changing tyre market, and did so again in August when we returned to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center for this year’s show.

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