Tag: China

RH Claydon exhibiting Annaite at CV Show

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

After over 60 year in the tyre wholesale industry, is it no surprise to learn RH Claydon will again be exhibiting at the CV show from the 24 – 26 April 2018.

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Will import tariffs land in the UK?

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The news that commercial vehicle tyre registration took effect on 1 February has been met with lots of questions from inside the trade. At the most panicked end of the spectrum, some wholesalers fear that all Chinese-produced truck tyres could end up being subject to at least a 30 per cent levy.

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EU begins registering Chinese truck tyre imports

EU begins registering Chinese truck tyre imports

Wednesday 7th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 1 February the European Commission began implementing regulation (EU) 2018/163, making imports of new and retreaded commercial vehicle tyres originating from China subject to registration. The news follows the initiation of anti-dumping proceedings on 11 August 2017 and anti-subsidy proceedings on 14 October 2017.

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O’Green Tire exhibiting at Tyre & Rubber Indonesia 2018

Friday 26th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Shandong O'Green Group has announced plans to exhibit at Tyre & Rubber Indonesia 2018. Established in July 2006, O'Green is located in Guangrao, Dongying, Shandong. The company, covering an area of 360,000 square meters, has a capital of 2 billion yuan and annual output of 3 billion yuan as well as over 2000 staff including 260 technicians.

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CST launches two new ATV tyres in UK

Thursday 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

CST is expanding its UK ATV tyre portfolio with the addition of the Stag and Behemoth. The launch of the Stag and Behemoth ranges coincides with the hopeful anticipation of warmer, dryer weather conditions bought about by the British summer. Whilst the Stag is an all-weather, all-conditions tyre that offers fantastic year-round performance, the Behemoth has been designed with dryer conditions in mind and is classed as an intermediate ATV tyre, designed to conquer any trail in woodlands or desert environments.

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Hankook tyres for electrified bus fleet

Hankook tyres for electrified bus fleet

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Chinese bus fleet operator Guangzhou Jumbo Bus Co Ltd. intends to convert its entire fleet of LNG-powered buses to electric propulsion over the coming three years, and as it does so will exclusively shod its fleet with Hankook tyres. Jumbo Bus, which operates six city bus companies and a total of 4,500 buses, signed a memorandum of understanding with Hankook Tire this month covering the supply of tyres specifically developed for electric buses.

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Smithers Rapra boosts tyre & wheel testing through China lab expansion

Smithers Rapra boosts tyre & wheel testing through China lab expansion

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Through the installation of six new testing machines at its Tire and Wheel testing lab in Suzhou, China, rubber and plastics testing and consulting service provider Smithers Rapra has increased the facility’s ability to server tyre and wheel customers. The new equipment is said to boost capacity at the lab by 35 per cent and broadens its testing capabilities to include cleated tyre and wheel endurance testing, wheel impact, salt spray and tyre air permeation tests.

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Prometeon/Aeolus integration stalls

Prometeon/Aeolus integration stalls

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The integration of Prometeon Tyre Group (the former Pirelli Industrial business) and Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd has stalled after Aeolus’ pending acquisition of a 90 per cent stake in Prometeon failed to gain overseas acquisition approval from Chinese authorities before the 31 December 2017 deadline.

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Doublestar constructing tyre recycling plant

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Qingdao Doublestar broke ground on an industry 4.0 scrap rubber recycling plant in December 2017. When fully operational, the $92.7 million plant will process 200,000 tons of scrap rubber annually.

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Linglong doing aircraft tyre R&D

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire is working on  a research project to develop radial tyres for large aircraft used in China’s civil aviation industry.

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Linglong Tire setting up firm for dandelion rubber industrialisation

Linglong Tire setting up firm for dandelion rubber industrialisation

Wednesday 20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

As Linglong Tire notes, China imports more than 80 per cent of the natural rubber its manufacturers use. The company views rubber sourced from dandelions as a potential strategic raw material in the coming years, and in order to promote the industrialisation of dandelion rubber, it plans to invest RMB 30 million (£3.4 million) to set up a new company. The tentative name for this firm is Linglong Dandelion Science and Technology Development Company.

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Official opening for Linglong’s 1st Atlas tyre centre in China

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The establishment of Atlas as Shandong Linglong Tire’s flagship tyre brand in China has been further reinforced by the opening of the first Atlas-branded retail outlet within the country. The centre in Guangzhou aims to meet the “highest industry standards” in regards to design, equipment, products, service, scale and professionality, comments the tyre maker.

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Michelin guide coming to Guangzhou

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following on from its release of a publication for Shanghai last year, Michelin has announced it will extend Michelin Guide coverage to a further city in China. A Michelin guide for Guangzhou will be available in 2018, and Michelin says it will allow everyone - locals, tourists, and business travellers alike - to benefit from the inspectors' recommendations whatever their desires, tastes and budgets may be. The guide for Guangzhou will be the world’s 31st Michelin guide selection and the seventh in Asia, excluding Japan.

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Automechanika Shanghai 2017 closes with record figures

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The 13th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 29 November to 2 December 2017, has posted its most successful results to date. Visitors totalled 130, 928 (2016: 120,671), a 9 per cent increase. Exhibitors were up 5 per cent to 6,051 (2016: 5,756).

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HELLA and BHAP look to intensify collaboration in China

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Lighting and electronics expert HELLA and Chinese BAIC Group company Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. (BHAP) have announced, through a joint statement, that they intend to expand their existing collaboration, which has focused on the development and production of lighting systems for the Chinese market, to cover the electronics and aftermarket business.

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