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Roadlink’s six-figure factory investment

Roadlink’s six-figure factory investment

18th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Roadlink International has invested the best part of £700k in its commercial vehicle caliper remanufacturing operation with the opening of a brand new facility at its head office in Willenhall, West Midlands.

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Bridgestone to open Russian tyre plant

22nd January 2016 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is open its first tyre production plant in Russia later in 2016, according to Russian news reports. The Russian Tass news agency reports that Bridgestone will invest the equivalent of US$147.7 million in the plans, which should take shape in the second half of the year.

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Floods affecting Apollo Chennai tyre factory

4th December 2015 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres Ltd has confirmed that tyre production at its Oragadam, near Chennai factory has been disrupted by heavy rain and flooding in the area.

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Maxxis confirms India tyre factory plans

28th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Maxxis has confirmed that Maxxis/Cheng Shin company chairman Tsai-Jen Lo recently visited the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, finalising plans for Maxxis’ first plant in India.

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Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for Turkey factory

Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for Turkey factory

28th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has held an official opening ceremony for the group’s new tyre factory in Cankiri, Turkey, named Sumitomo Rubber AKO Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (SAT). The Falken brand manufacturer will use the new facility to supply both the local Turkish market, which is benefitting from the country’s steady economic growth, and the geographically adjacent EMEA regions.

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Sumitomo Rubber to raise Thai tyre output

29th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries is set to raise car tyre production capacity in Thailand by 9 per cent in response to strong exports to the US and anticipated sales growth in Southeast Asia, according to a Nikkei report.

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Jaguar Land Rover to open factory in Slovakia – comment

24th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Ian Fletcher, Principal Analyst with IHS Automotive, offers the following comment on the news that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to open a factory in Slovakia.

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Pirelli opens up its Carlisle plant

Pirelli opens up its Carlisle plant

28th April 2015 | 0 Comments

While the Pirelli-backed Carlisle Rally returned to the city forming round three of both the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the West Wales Rally Spares RAC Rally Championship on the weekend of 24 – 26 April, the company also played host to local dignitaries and visitors. In conjunction with the rally, over the course of two days Pirelli Carlisle opened its doors and staged both a VIP tour and an employee fun day at its Carlisle factory.

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Trelleborg launches European Road Show at SIMA 2015

Trelleborg launches European Road Show at SIMA 2015

27th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg has launched its European Road Show 2015 at SIMA 2015, with one-day events planned in Italy, Sweden, Germany, Poland, France, Spain and the UK. The manufacturer says the roadshow will provide multiple field demonstrations of how farming professionals can enhance their operations and protect the future of their businesses. Trelleborg’s ‘Blue Box’ interactive mobile stand will also provide visitors with information about its range of digital tools.

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Tanzanian government supports reopening of General Tire factory

22nd January 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tanzanian government has reiterated its commitment to restarting production at the General Tyre East African Limited (GTEA) factory before the end of this year. The state-owned venture was once a significant player in the East African tyre market, along with Kenya’s former Firestone operation. According to local news sources, it started manufacturing tyres in 1971 and at its peak produced up to 1,200 tyres a day and employed over 4,000 workers.

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MRF to increase tyre production capacity – reports

3rd December 2014 | 0 Comments

Tyre major MRF Ltd is reportedly increasing tyre production capacity at its eight manufacturing facilities across the country as part of its capital expenditure plan. “The company, in line with its long term strategy, proposes to increase capacities across all its existing factories,” MRF said in its reply to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). According […]

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Innoson General Tyres Nigeria executives seek to reopen plant

17th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Executives are moving to re-open the former General Tyres and Tubes factory in Nigeria, according to local news sources. The bid to reopen General Tyres and Tubes Company, Emene, Enugu, a subsidiary of Innoson Group, the Bank of Industry (BOI) sees executives promise to meet the relevant stakeholders with a view towards resolving lingering problems between the company and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA).

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Marangoni expanding pre-cure strip, Ringtread production in Argentina

Marangoni expanding pre-cure strip, Ringtread production in Argentina

30th October 2014 | 0 Comments

A little more than a year after the inauguration of its new plant in Rosario (Santa Fe province), Marangoni Argentina has further expanded its operations with the installation of a fifth 4-metre press for Unitread and Precauch flat pre-cure retread strips, plus two other presses for the production of Ringtreads. The presses will commence operation shortly.

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Reports: Maxxis/Cheng Shin planning India factory

21st October 2014 | 0 Comments

Multiple Indian news sources are reporting that Taiwanese tyre maker Cheng Shin/Maxxis is planning to invest in an Indian factory. According to one Business Standard report, group president Dr. Wally Chen called upon Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on 15 October.

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Pirelli representatives attend autoclave incident hearing

15th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Pirelli representatives attended a procedural hearing at Carlisle Crown Court on 6 October in the ongoing case related to death of George Falder. The hearing saw the judge sets the timescales for the next steps of the case.

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