Tag: joint venture

2nd Algerian tyre plant: Doublestar participating in JV

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Buried within the more than 134 pages of Qingdao Doublestar Tire’s latest semi-annual report is the news that the state-owned tyre maker will extend China’s ‘one belt, one road’ strategy by working with a local partner to establish a tyre production facility in Algeria. The Chinese-language document states that its subsidiary Hong Kong Doublestar signed a joint venture agreement with El Hadj Larbi Pneumatiques during the reporting period.

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Rubberway: Michelin & Continental team up for rubber supply chain JV

Rubberway: Michelin & Continental team up for rubber supply chain JV

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The natural rubber supply chain is very complex. It includes around six million farmers, 100,000 intermediaries and over 500 processing plants. To bring greater transparency to the supply chain, two ‘top-five’ tyre makers are now cooperating with a third party in a joint venture: Michelin and Continental, together with IT agricultural specialist Smag, have formed a company to further develop and deploy a technological solution for mapping sustainability practices. The client-facing portion of this technology is a smartphone app called Rubberway.

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Michelin-Continental JV not tyre related

Michelin-Continental JV not tyre related

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has responded to news published by Reuters yesterday regarding a joint venture with Continental and French agricultural IT services company SMAG. It confirms that the three parties will enter into a joint venture, however it will not be – as stated by Reuters – related to tyre production.

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Groundbreaking held for Maxion-Dongfeng aluminium wheel plant

Groundbreaking held for Maxion-Dongfeng aluminium wheel plant

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Maxion Wheels and new joint venture partner, Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group, have held a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of their 22,000 square metre aluminium wheel plant in Suizhou, China. The ceremony took place on 6 June and was attended by government officials and company dignitaries, customers, suppliers and associates.

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Dongfeng & Maxion Wheels form aluminium wheel JV

Dongfeng & Maxion Wheels form aluminium wheel JV

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, has entered into an agreement to form a new passenger car aluminium wheel joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group, one of China’s largest automotive parts companies. The new legal entity, Dongfeng Maxion Wheels, will build a new two-million per year capacity plant in Hubei Province, China. Series production is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2020.

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Electromobility: Michelin, Faurecia create hydrogen fuel cell systems JV

Electromobility: Michelin, Faurecia create hydrogen fuel cell systems JV

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Michelin stated that hydrogen “ticks all the boxes” for its vision of sustainable mobility. The company’s activities in this area are now moving forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to create a new joint venture that will bring together all of Michelin’s fuel cell related activities, including its subsidiary Symbio, with those of automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia.

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Baolong and Huf Launch BH SENS TPMS joint venture

Baolong and Huf Launch BH SENS TPMS joint venture

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation (Baolong) and Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG (Huf) founded the BH SENS joint venture in China, Europe and the USA in January 2019. The goal is to use the joint venture to integrate the experience and capabilities of Baolong and Huf in the TPMS sector. As a result BH SENS will be one of the world’s largest suppliers of both Original Equipped (OE) and Independent After Market (IAM) TPMS solutions, meeting the diverse demands of customers in passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and Off the Road markets.

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Environ signs MoU with EE-TDF Cleveland

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with EE-TDF Cleveland, LLC, a US tyre-recycling company. The agreement remains in effect for six months, has an option to extend, and opens up opportunities for additional joint venture plants with an annual recycling capacity of 30,000 tonnes tyres.

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Cooper Tire and Sailun announce Vietnam TBR tyre joint venture

Cooper Tire and Sailun announce Vietnam TBR tyre joint venture

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co, Ltd to build a 2 million capacity truck and bus radial manufacturing plant. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the site of Sailun Vietnam’s existing operations, which early in 2018 signed an offtake agreement to produce Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brand tyres for Cooper. The new announcement represents the latest move in a series of cooperative moves between the two firms - Sailun Jinyu invested in joining Cooper in its GRT JV in September.

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Trelleborg invests in India two-wheel tyre production JV

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is investing in a two-wheel tyre factory in India. According to the company, the investment forms part of Trelleborg’s strategy to “strengthen its positions in attractive market segments”. Currently Trelleborg’s mostly makes two-wheel tyres in Europe. Products include tyres for selected niches, such as enduro and motocross, as well as scooters, mopeds and motorcycles.

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Pirelli, Rostec investing 100 million euros to double Voronezh plant capacity

Pirelli, Rostec investing 100 million euros to double Voronezh plant capacity

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli Tyre Russia and Rostec have placed their signatures upon a memorandum covering plans to more than double production capacity at the Voronezh Tire Plant in southwest Russia. This agreement formalises the long-held aim of increasing capacity at the joint venture facility from 2 million to more than 4 million passenger car tyres per annum.

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Pirelli completes high-end tyre JV

Pirelli completes high-end tyre JV

25th October 2018 | 0 Comments

With the completion of Pirelli’s acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Jining Shenzhou Tyre Co., the tyre maker’s management assume operational responsibility for the joint venture company’s consumer tyre plant in China. Pirelli states that the new plant will provide it with the “necessary production flexibility” it requires within its ‘High Value’ segment to accommodate the evolving Chinese market as well as expected developments in electric vehicles and the growing share of original equipment homologations obtained in China, Japan and Korea.

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Russia, Saudi Arabia to finalize rubber joint venture by end of 2018

16th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Russia and Saudi Arabia will finalize several joint projects by the end of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak recently told journalists. The projects referred to see Saudi Aramco partner with Russain firms Sibur and Novatek. The Sibur plant plans centre on a particularly significantly sized rubber factory.

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Sailun Jinyu joins Cooper Tire in GRT joint venture

26th September 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2016, Cooper Tire & Rubber invested some US$93 million to acquire a 65 per cent shareholding in Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co., Ltd (GRT). The remaining 35 per cent share in the China-based truck and bus radial manufacturing operation was retained by Qingdao Yiyuan Investment Co., Ltd. (QYI), however QYI is now selling its stake in the business. Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd. has signed a share transfer agreement with QYI to acquire its 35 per cent interest in GRT for RMB 220 million (£24.4 million, US$32.0 million), subject to government approval.

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Saudi Aramco to become 100% owner of Arlanxeo

Saudi Aramco to become 100% owner of Arlanxeo

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

An agreement was signed today for the sale of Lanxess’ 50 per cent share in the Arlanxeo joint venture to its partner, Saudi Aramco. Should antitrust authorities approve the transaction, Lanxess will receive approximately 1.4 billion euros in cash after deducting debt and other financial liabilities for its 50 per cent share in the business, which is valued at 3.0 billion euros. Lanxess, which at the end of June 2018 had a net financial debt of 2.6 billion euros, says it plans to use the proceeds to strengthen its financial basis and reduce net financial debt.

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