Tag: China

Linglong Tire a Geely ‘Best Partner’

Linglong Tire a Geely ‘Best Partner’

Wednesday 21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

On Saturday 17 March, vehicle manufacturer Geely Auto held its Annual Supplier Conference in Sanya, China, and one of the companies honoured with a ‘Best Partner’ award during the proceedings was Linglong Tire. The tyre maker states that this award from Geely represents the “biggest affirmation” of its activities last year.

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ZC Rubber sales up 22%

Tuesday 20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

At the ZC Rubber dealer meeting held in late January, the ZC Rubber reported that its 2017 sales revenue was up by about 22 per cent.

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Doublestar back in pole-position for Kumho purchase

Doublestar back in pole-position for Kumho purchase

Monday 5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Having previously been ruled out of the running to buy Kumho Tire, Qingdao, China-based manufacturer Doublestar Tire is once again in pole-position to buy the South Korean tyremaker. “Doublestar Tire is the best option in view of a fast restoration of Kumho Tire and its corporation in China and the minimization of our losses”, Kumho’s creditors said in a widely reported statement.

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New company Premier Tyres and Plastics International established

New company Premier Tyres and Plastics International established

Friday 2nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Premier Tyres and Plastics International (PTPI) is a new company with a long corporate history and values through Yanchang Rubber, Sinopec Solutions and China-based leading shipping and finance companies.

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Duraturn Tyres celebrates Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square

Duraturn Tyres celebrates Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square

Friday 2nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

When Chinese New Year was celebrated in Central London it was estimated to be attended by over 700,000 people. This makes it the biggest event of its kind outside China and the main stage for the event was in the iconic Trafalgar Square.

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Beijing Automotive Industry presents Excellent Supplier Award to Cooper Asia

Friday 23rd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Asia has received the 2017 Excellent Supplier award from Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC). The award was given at BAIC’s recent annual supplier conference held in Beijing. Nearly 150 suppliers were invited to the event where Cooper was presented with the award in the off-road vehicle segment.

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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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