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Dunlop to tackle new challenge at 1st EWC 8 Hours of Sepang

Dunlop to tackle new challenge at 1st EWC 8 Hours of Sepang

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a successful Bol d’Or 24hr, Dunlop heads to the inaugural 2019-20 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) 8 Hours of Sepang. Dunlop showed the adaptability and consistency of its tyre range in tricky weather conditions at the Bol d’Or 24hr as Team Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) took top honours. The manufacturer says the Sepang International Circuit will pose a new test for all 20 bikes utilising Dunlop tyres, with sweeping corners and wide straights, including a 927 metre back straight, at the 5.5km circuit.

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Work begins on Maxtrek’s Malaysian tyre plant

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Groundbreaking took place last month on a new Maxtrek Tyres plant in Malaysia. Guangdong, China-based tyre maker Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. is setting up the plant on a 121.4-hectare site within the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) in Pahang state.

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New mixing facility at Continental’s Malaysia tyre plant

New mixing facility at Continental’s Malaysia tyre plant

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental has inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art rubber compound mixing facility at its tyre plant in Alor Setar Malaysia. The tyre maker invested more than MYR 65 million (£10.6 million) in the 3,200 square metre facility at the Alor Setar factory, which produces two-wheeler, car and light commercial vehicle tyres for the domestic and APAC region markets. Its entry into operation is expected to lead to increased capacity and flexibility.

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Top natural rubber produces cutting exports by 240,000 tons

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 6 March, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) announced plans to reduce rubber exports by 240,000 tons for the next four months.

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Prinx Chengshan invests £19 million in purchasing land for new Thailand tyre factory

Prinx Chengshan invests £19 million in purchasing land for new Thailand tyre factory

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Having rejected earlier plans for a new tyre factory in Malaysia, Prinx Chengshan has invested 170.6 million yuan (£19.464 million) in buying at least 433,600 square metres of land in at Tambon Nong Suea Chang, Amphur Nong Yai, and Tambon Klong-Kew, Amphur Ban-Bung, Chonburi province in Thailand. According to stock exchange filings dated 25 December 2018, the deal comprises “several plots of land” and will be funded by the company’s recent global share offering.

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Prinx Chengshan the only HKEX-listed tyremaker at Tire+

Prinx Chengshan the only HKEX-listed tyremaker at Tire+

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Based in the city of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition is particularly close to the Chinese off-shore territories of Hong Kong and Macau. Still, despite the show’s proximity to such personal and corporate wealth, Prinx Chengshan unique inasmuch as it was the only Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX) listed tyre manufacturer at the show.

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CITExpo 2018: still room for small-medium Chinese players, though times are tough

CITExpo 2018: still room for small-medium Chinese players, though times are tough

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Visiting CITExpo in 2018 had the potential to be a gloomy affair. A trade show that has specifically targeted medium-sized tyre Chinese manufacturers as a gateway for raising global interest, the trading environment in major export markets in Europe and North America have not been the most hospitable, with tariffs or anti-dumping duties affecting various product segments. In the UK, we heard from a major Chinese truck tyre importer that business had effectively been put on hold with the announcement that the EU was imposing tariffs in May. Pressure had also been mounting domestically, as the Chinese government moved to bring a halt to production at factories it considered to be too polluting, which led to upstream supply chain problems, as raw materials suppliers to the tyre industry were among those affected.

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Malaysian rubber production down 18.6%

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

While natural rubber production may have risen 0.2 per cent in May 2018 to 35,789 tonnes compared with 35,726 tonnes in April 2018, year-on-year production decreased 18.6 per cent.

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Prinx Chengshan setting up Malaysia tyre factory

Prinx Chengshan setting up Malaysia tyre factory

2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Less than two years after Prinx Chengshan Europe came into being, the company has already sold quantities of tyres numbering in the millions across Europe. Not only that, but the Chinese-based firm has also invested in a manufacturing base in Malaysia during the same period of time. Tyres & Accessories met up with European managing director Ivan Majsky and the rest of the European sales and marketing team at Tire Cologne in order to find out more.

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Continental launching ContiConnect TPMS in Malaysia

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental Malaysia reports that it is pioneering its intelligent in-tyre sensor in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market. Announcing the news, Continental says it is committed to “creating the best holistic solutions [for] customers by enhancing its value chain through digitalization [and] connecting intelligent products, systems and services.”

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TecAlliance opens Malaysia office

TecAlliance opens Malaysia office

14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

On 27 February 2018 TecAlliance officially opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur. 40 guests accepted the invitation to the one-day event to visit the premises and meet the employees of TecAlliance Malaysia. Attendees also obtained information about the strategy and solutions offered by TecAlliance in Asia.

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Toyo to realise truck and bus tyre fuel efficiency gains through Nano Balance Tech

Toyo to realise truck and bus tyre fuel efficiency gains through Nano Balance Tech

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co has achieved rapid fuel efficiency savings in its truck and bus tyre line-up through its Nano Balance Technology. The manufacturer has been advancing its indigenous rubber material development technology since 2011; the latest step forward is a new process development technology Toyo says will contribute to significant reduction in fuel consumption from “nano processing.”

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Point S growing in SE Asia, opens flagship centre

Point S growing in SE Asia, opens flagship centre

8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Point S has opened what it calls its flagship retail outlet for the Southeast Asia region. The centre in Petaling Jaya is the tyre retailing group’s third branded site in Malaysia – Point S entered the country with the opening of its first retail centre there last October. The 20,000 square foot (1,850 square metre facility) has eight service bays, a showroom featuring a Pirelli Performance Centre and BFGoodrich corner, and the site will also act as a terminal for car rental company Gocar Malaysia as well as for Uber competitor Grab Malaysia.

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Point S opens first store in Malaysia

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

On 5 October (the day after Chinese mid-Autumn festival) Point S auspiciously opened its first store in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia a short 30 mins drive from Kuala Lumpur city Centre. The news comes barely after Malaysia’s public listed GIIB group signed on as a licensee of Point S Malaysia. GIIB group, is known for its “Supercool” brand of retread rubber.

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Toyo Tires expanding capacity in Malaysia, USA

Toyo Tires expanding capacity in Malaysia, USA

5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

A total of around 35 billion yen (£234.2 million) will be invested in increasing production capacity at Toyo Tire & Rubber tyre plants in Malaysia and the USA.

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