Tag: Czech Republic

Nexen set to begin trial production at new Czech tyre plant

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire Europe is due to begin trial production at its new facility in Zatec, the Czech Republic. The news marks the virtual completion of the project that started in October 2015.

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VÚK acquisition to benefit Continental’s tyre assembly machinery business

VÚK acquisition to benefit Continental’s tyre assembly machinery business

10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre maker and technology company Continental has acquired a 100 per cent shareholding in Czech machine tool manufacturer VÚK. The purchase of VÚK strengthens its presence in the city of Otrokovice, Czech Republic, site of the company’s largest tyre manufacturing facility worldwide. Continental says it intends to leverage VÚK’s strengths to drive forward its development and production of technologically advanced tyre assembly machinery.

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Hexpol buys Trelleborg’s Czech compounding unit for 65 million euros

31st March 2017 | 0 Comments

Hexpol has today acquired 100 per cent of Trelleborg Material & Mixing Lesina s.r.o from the Trelleborg Group. The divested operation develops, produces and supplies polymer compounds. The majority of its sales are to external customers and a minor share to a small number of Trelleborg facilities in Europe.

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Continental opens rebuilt truck tyre production hall in Otrokovice

Continental opens rebuilt truck tyre production hall in Otrokovice

17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

A ceremony was held last week to officially inaugurate the newly-rebuilt truck tyre production hall at Continental’s manufacturing facility in Otrokovice, Czech Republic. The inauguration marks the completion of a three-year project that involved a CZK 4.4 billion (£146.4 million) investment and has led to the creation of 130 new jobs. The project has seen the Otrokovice site, which previously served the European, Middle East and African markets, additionally develop into a production hub for markets in America and the Asia Pacific region.

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Nexen Tire sponsoring Antonín Dvořák competition

Nexen Tire sponsoring Antonín Dvořák competition

21st July 2016 | 0 Comments

A tyre manufacturer has announced a sponsorship agreement and – you’d better read this sitting down – it doesn’t involve football. Nexen Tire has signed up as an official sponsor of The 7th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition that will be held from 24 July to 1 August at the Prague Conservatoire in the Czech Republic. Nexen comments that this sponsorship forms part of its “cultural marketing strategy.”

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Kraiburg share pro-retread stance at Czech customer workshop

9th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Following on from the second Kraiburg summit, Kraiburg Austria invited its Czech and Slovakian customers to a workshop at the end of September in Cerna Hora in the Czech Republic. During the even the retreading specialist shared its stance on various “pro-retread” campaigns and gave a status report on the ReTyre project, explaining the background behind the impending tyre labelling.

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Nexen breaks ground on Zatec, Czech Republic plant

Nexen breaks ground on Zatec, Czech Republic plant

8th October 2015 | 1 Comment

On 1 October 2015 Nexen Tire broke ground on the site of its new plant in Zatec, Czech Republic. The company has committed to investing more than 829 million euros in building the new plant on 650,000 square metres of land in Zatec.

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Slovakian production of Continental run-flat tyres begins

Slovakian production of Continental run-flat tyres begins

20th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Until this year, Continental only produced run-flat tyres at its Aachen and Korbach factories in Germany. However a couple of years ago the company saw a need to expand production of original equipment run-flats in response to growing demand from vehicle manufacturers, and at the end of 2013 the decision was taken to equip the Continental Matador Rubber factory in Púchov, Slovakia to make self-supporting run-flat, or SSR tyres.

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Fontanesi claims record fourth consecutive World Motocross title

Fontanesi claims record fourth consecutive World Motocross title

27th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunlop riders claimed wins and podiums across the board at the FIM Motocross World Championship Czech Republic grand prix, with Italy’s Kiara Fontanesi claiming the Women’s title on her Yamaha. Dunlop’s Geomax MX32 medium terrain tyres helped the Dunlop riders with five finishing in the MXGP top-ten.

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European Commission approves Nexen Tire investment

24th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved regional investment of almost €117million for the passenger car tyre factory Nexen Tire intends to build in the Czech Republic. The Commission found the aid that government trade agency CzechInvest offered Nexen for the facility in Žatec is compatible with EU state aid rules, and deemed it will promote regional development without unduly distorting competition in the internal market.

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Nexen Tire voted Czech ‘investor of the year’

Nexen Tire voted Czech ‘investor of the year’

2nd June 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2018, Nexen Tire’s new 1.2 trillion Korean won (£705 million) tyre factory in the Czech Republic will enter operation. The tyre maker confirmed the project in June 2014 and says the facility it is building in Zatec will be “one of the most cutting-edge and eco-friendly plants in the world.”

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Czech PM visits Nexen’s Changnyeong plant

Czech PM visits Nexen’s Changnyeong plant

27th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Some nine months after his government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nexen Tyre on the construction of a new factory, Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka visited Nexen Tyre's Changnyeong plant during an official state visit to South Korea. “We are pleased to welcome Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to Nexen Tyre,” stated Nexen Tyre chairman Kang Byung-Joong during today’s plant inspection. “We look forward to further cementing our partnership with the Czech government and to set up the best tyre manufacturing facility with advanced technology in Europe.”

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Vipal rubber on European public sector fleets

26th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Vipal reports that its rubber is supplying a number of public sector fleets in two European capitals – Istanbul, Turkey and Prague, Czech Republic. Vipal suggests that this success points to both confidence in the Brazilian manufactured products and the compatibility of retreading with sustainability policies.

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Nexen begins Czech ice hockey sponsorship

Nexen begins Czech ice hockey sponsorship

22nd September 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year it announced plans to invest around £690 million to build a new 12 million tyre per annum factory, and now Nexen Tire has further strengthened its relationship with the Czech Republic by signing up as a sponsor for ice hockey team BK Mladá Boleslav. The agreement covers the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and will give the tyre maker brand exposure in the stadium at home games and on player equipment, including helmets.

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Pedrosa sets record pace in maiden MotoGP victory at Brno

Pedrosa sets record pace in maiden MotoGP victory at Brno

18th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took his first win of the MotoGP season at Brno, setting a new circuit record lap of 1:56.027. The Czech Republic grand prix was the fastest ever race to take part at the Automotodrom Brno, with Pedrosa’s total race time being three seconds quicker than the existing record time set at […]

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