Tag: China

Triangle’s four tyre factories in China at 90%

31st March 2020 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tyre is reporting that its four manufacturing plants in China are now back to operating at 90 per cent after the Chinese New Year and coronavirus shutdown.

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ZC Rubber expanding work with rubber recycling

ZC Rubber expanding work with rubber recycling

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd. (ZC Rubber) and Nanjing Lvjinren Rubber & Plastic High-tech Co., Ltd. (Nanjing Lvjinren Rubber) agreed to expand their capacity to produce recycled rubber from end of life tyres. The two companies are working on a project to boost capacity for recycled rubber at their pilot plant by 20,000 tonnes a year. ZC Rubber says this will be “fully operational” by September 2020 and will be the “leading” Industry 4.0 recycled rubber intelligent plant and pilot recycling project within China’s tyre industry.

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ZC Rubber’s Ge Guorong: The retail market under COVID-19

ZC Rubber’s Ge Guorong: The retail market under COVID-19

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus-related restrictions we’re now experiencing in the UK and Europe were first seen in China. Many changes have taken place there since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Ge Guorong, vice president of Zhongce Rubber Group, sent a live video message to the retailers of its products in China, urging them to face the current difficulties together.

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Goodyear donating 2 million yuan to Covid-19 fight

16th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is donating 2 million yuan (approximately $285,000) to support the fight against the COVID-19 in China where the company has a factory in Dalian. Working with the Dalian Chapter of the China Youth Development Fund (CYDF), the donation will be used to support frontline doctors and nurses stationed in Hubei province and Dalian city hospitals.

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Sailun investing big in PCR tyre capacity to reach premium OEMs in China

Sailun investing big in PCR tyre capacity to reach premium OEMs in China

11th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Sailun Group is investing around RMB 1 billion (£110.6 million) to boost passenger car tyre capacity at its factory in Dongying, Shandong Province to 27 million tyres a year. This growth will take place as part of Sailun’s ‘HP Tire Expansion Project’ and is considered a “necessary guarantee for the group to impact the domestic mid/high-end OE market.”

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Linglong achieves record daily tyre shipment

2nd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire has been working hard to make good production shortfalls resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. The tyre maker reports that it shipped a record 280,000 tyres on 29 February, with nearly 300 employees working over the weekend at several of Linglong’s sites in China to ensure as many deliveries as possible.

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Coronavirus: Still no production at 2 Pirelli plants

21st February 2020 | 0 Comments

Production at two of Pirelli’s three factories in China remains suspended in response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tyre maker reports that its entire expatriate workforce has left the country along with their families, and only the car and motorcycle tyre in Yanzhou remains in operation, albeit at “a reduced pace”.

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Production reaches 70% at ZC Rubber following coronavirus break

Production reaches 70% at ZC Rubber following coronavirus break

19th February 2020 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber reported today that production at its plant in Hangzhou, China resumed on 10 February following a pause taken in response to concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The manufacturer of the Westlake, Goodride, Arisun and Chaoyang tyre brands says production is now at 70 per cent capacity and is expected to return to normal levels soon. Triangle Tyre says its production also restarted on 10 February. 

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Aeolus producing 57-inch OTR tyres

Aeolus producing 57-inch OTR tyres

17th February 2020 | 0 Comments

At the end of January 2020, Aeolus Tyres announced that the company successfully broke the 57-inch radial OTR tyre barrier. The Aeolus 46/90R57 AG01 earthmover tyre is now the “largest engineering radial tyre” that the company has ever produced.

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Yokohama Prometeon bid nearing completion, Aeolus Tyres now involved

7th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In September 2019, Tyrepress.com broke the news that Yokohama is set to buy the ex-Pirelli industrial tyre business Prometeon. Back then, we reported that the deal was at an advanced stage and could be completed before the end of 2019. That clearly didn’t happen, but the deal is still live and the latest news is that it is nearing completion, but now also involves Aeolus Tyres.

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Coronavirus: SRI donates to China Charity Federation

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Another tyre maker contributing to coronavirus relief efforts is Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. The Japanese tyre maker shared yesterday that it has donated RMB 2 million (£220,000) to non-governmental organisation the China Charity Federation. The donation supports the charitable organisation's ongoing efforts to provide relief to those who are suffering from pneumonia and other ailments caused by the strain of coronavirus that continues to spread in China’s Hubei Province and beyond.

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Sailun Group donates 10 million yuan to fight coronavirus

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In order to support China’s anti-coronavirus epidemic actions, the Sailun Group has donated 10 million yuan to the Qingdao Red Cross for emergency assistance and to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Of the 10 million yuan donation, 4 million yuan came from the group’s management team and employees.

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1 million fewer cars – coronavirus’s impact on automotive production

1 million fewer cars – coronavirus’s impact on automotive production

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus clearly presents a human tragedy, but it is also affecting international economies and manufacturing in particular. Following our coverage of the impact on the tyre business, various market analysts have been assessing the impact on the automotive industry. The short story is that internal OE demand is likely to be much harder hit than external exports. According to NBC, China could suffer the loss of 1 million vehicles worth of production due to the suspension of production for at least an extra week in the so-called "motor city" of Wuhan, which is located at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak and has a population of 11 million people.

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Coronavirus: Goodyear closes facilities in China

Coronavirus: Goodyear closes facilities in China

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has responded to the coronavirus outbreak in China by temporarily closing its headquarters in Shanghai and the Goodyear Dalian Tire co. Ltd. manufacturing facility in Pulandian (Liaoning Province). Both facilities are expected to remain closed until at least Sunday.

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Coronavirus’s impact on the tyre business

Coronavirus’s impact on the tyre business

5th February 2020 | 1 Comment

As of 5 February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that there have been 24,554 confirmed cases of coronavirus across 25 countries since the outbreak began on 23 January 2020. Governments all round the world are taking steps to contain the spread of the virus as well as to develop treatment, but China is bearing the brunt of it with 24,363 cases within its borders alone. As a result, the transport systems of at least 10 cities in the People’s Republic have been shut down and public gatherings are being discouraged. As a result, home-working rates have shot through the roof and there has been an inevitable impact on the manufacturing industry. Considering China is the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres by unit volume, what impact is the coronavirus having on the tyre industry?

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