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Cooper recalls certain Roadmaster RM852 tyres in the US

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

In the US, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Roadmaster RM852 EM tyres. According to a NHTSA recall notice published on 23 August 2019, the problem is that the “innerliner gauge may be too thin, allowing the tyre sidewall to fail.”

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Serbia to become PCLT tyre production hub

Serbia to become PCLT tyre production hub

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

When Toyo recently announced its intention to build a new tyre plant in Serbia it consolidated the country’s position as the leading location for new passenger car and light truck (PCLT) tyre manufacturing capacity in Europe. Toyo’s proposal follows Linglong’s decision to build its new European plant in the country and Cooper Tire’s plan to double the size of its facility there. Based on analysis of all announced capacity actions by Astutus Research (plant opening and expansion net of closures and downsizing), the Czech Republic is a distant second in terms of planned capacity additions between 2018 and 2026.

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Cooper Tire releases 2018 Sustainability report

Cooper Tire releases 2018 Sustainability report

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has published its seventh annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability report. The report, titled ‘Responsibility the Cooper Way’, is the seventh such report from Cooper Tire.

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Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely app reminds young drivers to check their tyres

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

With schools soon to be back in session in the US, Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely programme, a tyre and vehicle safety program for teens and young adults, is encouraging students to check their tyres as part of their back-to-school routine.

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Former World Rally Championship tyre supplier in administration

Former World Rally Championship tyre supplier in administration

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Carlisle-based tyre sales operation Technology Sinon UK Limited, the name of D Mack Global Limited since 19 December 2018, has entered administration with debts totalling more than £14 million pounds, according to its administrator Leonard Curtis. The company, which operated within the DMACK group of companies, was a supplier of tyres to the World Rally Championship from 2011, running its own team in the championship in association with M-Sport, until 2017. Shares in Technology Sinon UK are split between director Dick Cormack (70 per cent), a former Pirelli manager who set up the business in 2011, MEMW Management Limited (25 per cent), and Glenn Paterson (5 per cent), who has left the company after holding a variety of roles within the firm. The administrator reports that, as of 14 May, Technology Sinon UK owed just over £13 million to its list of creditors. Dmack brand rally tyres continue to be manufactured by DMack Srl, formed by Dick Cormack in 2018 when a deal was struck with Marangoni for operations to begin at the Italian tyre manufacturer’s plant in Rovereto.

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Cooper Tire supports Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Cooper Tire supports Wiltshire Air Ambulance

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe will support Wiltshire Air Ambulance emergency medical service by supplying Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport tyres to the charity’s XC90 rapid response vehicle (RRV) and Honda CR-V support car.

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Cooper investing US$4 million in Tupelo mixing

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber is investing a further $4 million into its plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. Local news sources, citing documents filed with the city said the money will be invested in upgrading the Tupelo plant’s mixing facilities.

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Micheldever appoints Mitchell as wholesale director

Micheldever appoints Mitchell as wholesale director

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has appointed Graham Mitchell as its new wholesale director. Mitchell will take over the key strategic role following Alan Baldwin’s retirement, scheduled for November. In a 17-year career in the tyre industry, Mitchell has acquired extensive experience across both UK and European markets. He joins MTS from Cooper Tire, where he held senior management roles that included sales director for UK and Western Europe and UK and Northern Europe sales director.

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Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. Has appointed Dominic Clifford as global Avon motorcycle manager. He is responsible for worldwide sales of Avon motorcycle tyres and is based in Melksham, Wiltshire, where he reports to Jaap van Wessum, General Manager EMEA, Cooper Tire Europe.

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Cooper launches Pro Series LHT trailer tyre

Cooper launches Pro Series LHT trailer tyre

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire has introduced a new long haul trailer (LHT) tyre, which completes the company’s signature Cooper Pro Series product line-up with fitments at each tractor/trailer wheel position. The Cooper Pro Series LHT joins the Cooper Pro Series long haul drive and long-haul steer tyres that were previously introduced. The new trailer tyre is available in 295/75 R22.5, with additional sizes becoming available later this summer.

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Cooper Tire Awards Annual Roy V. Armes, Centennial scholarships

30th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has selected six high school seniors to receive scholarships to pursue higher education. The Roy V. Armes Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, and five Cooper Centennial Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, were awarded.

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Cooper Discoverer ATT SUV tyre offers rugged performance, road comfort combo

Cooper Discoverer ATT SUV tyre offers rugged performance, road comfort combo

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has introduced its new Discoverer ATT. The new 4x4/SUV tyre is designed for 60 per cent on-road, 40 per cent off-road applications, with fitments available for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs.

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Cooper declares 189th annual dividend

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share. The dividend will be payable 28 June, 2019 to stockholders of record at the close of business 3 June, 2019. This will mark the 189th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Cooper.

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Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper has become the official tyre supplier to the French Rallycross Championship, a nine-round series, including traditional rallycross venues such as Dreux, Essay-Ducs, Lessay and Kerlabo. Cooper branding will be displayed prominently on cars, trackside and around the paddock.

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Melksham restructuring hits Cooper with international operating loss

Melksham restructuring hits Cooper with international operating loss

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire has seen sales and profits rise in North America, while international figures have declined considerably. Overall, this amounts to small increases for the company. The company’s international operations (outside the Americas) loss of 1 million dollars is 8 million dollars down on the operating profit of 7 million dollars in the first quarter of 2018, which is largely explained by the 5 million dollars it has spent in ending light tyre production in Melksham, Wiltshire. Cooper expects these charges to amount to between 8 and 11 million dollars in the total year.

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