Tag: Manufacturing

Goodyear to expand Slovenia manufacturing facility

Goodyear to expand Slovenia manufacturing facility

14th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear announced that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Slovenia to meet the growing demand for premium tyres in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The plant, in Kranj, will be expanded to house new tyre building machinery intended to increase its capacity by a quarter, creating more than 150 new jobs, and reaching full capacity by 2021.

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USTMA publishes tyre sustainability report

6th February 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of January, the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) released its first US sustainability report presenting its members’ collective progress and shared vision for a sustainable US tyre manufacturing industry.

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United Steelworkers ratify Cooper Tire Texarkana labour agreement

6th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has confirmed the ratification of its new four-year labour agreement by members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 752L in Texarkana, Arkansas. The agreement covers more than 1,400 USW members.

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VMI opens Thailand ‘Service Center’

VMI opens Thailand ‘Service Center’

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

On 22 January, the latest VMI Service Center located in Chon Buri Province, Thailand, was officially opened by Riaan Diener, VP of VMI Global Services, and Aart van der Pol, Regional Manager Customer Service Asia.

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Reports: General Tyre Pakistan planning US$200 million investment in new factory

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

General Tyre and Rubber Company of Pakistan Limited is planning to invest around US$200 million on a new plant, local government officials told The News International on Saturday 2 February.

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Cooper and Texarkana union make tentative agreement

1st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers Local 752L union in Texarkana, Arkansas on a new four-year labour contract.

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GRI celebrates factory anniversary by launching 100 new sizes

GRI celebrates factory anniversary by launching 100 new sizes

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

On 25 January 2019 GRI celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of its specialty tyre manufacturing facility, with the release of over 100 tyre sizes.

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SMMT: Automotive industry on Brexit “red alert”

SMMT: Automotive industry on Brexit “red alert”

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

UK automotive companies are reducing production and backing off investment as a way of bracing themselves for a no-deal Brexit, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Carl Zeiss and TRM sign cooperation agreement

Carl Zeiss and TRM sign cooperation agreement

29th January 2019 | 0 Comments

TRM Srl. and Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH have signed a co-operation agreement. As a result of the agreement, TRM will add Zeiss Shearography Systems to its portfolio and will be an authorized dealer for this product line. Furthermore, Zeiss will train the technical staff of TRM on Intact machines. This will allow TRM to offer qualified and authorized after sales service to Shearography customers. For Zeiss this will increase the availability of technical service throughout the markets.

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Lehigh win Circular Economy award in Davos

Lehigh win Circular Economy award in Davos

25th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Lehigh Technologies has won the Young Global Leaders Award for Circular Economy SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) for The Circulars 2019, the 5th iteration of the award, in Davos at the World Economic Forum on 21 January 2019.

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VMI expands Poland plant

VMI expands Poland plant

25th January 2019 | 0 Comments

VMI is opening two additional manufacturing halls in Poland following the “unprecedented success” of its original project in the city of Lezsno. In addition, the company announced the appointment of Magda Sadowska as general manager of the Lezsno facility.

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Cooper Melksham cutback plans to proceed after consultation ends

Cooper Melksham cutback plans to proceed after consultation ends

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has confirmed that it will proceed with its plan to end light vehicle tyre production at its facility in Melksham, Wiltshire. The company’s latest statement follows the conclusion of its collective consultation process with employee representatives, which began in October 2018.

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Xingda tyre cord opens European office

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Chinese tyre cord manufacturer Xingda has opened a European office in Luxembourg. The new European operation has been registered as Xingda Europe Limited and is a subsidiary of Xingda International Holding Company.

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Marangoni USA increasing tread production

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Tread North America is adding capacity to manufacture its XP Extreme Performance wide base Ringtread in the US – specifically at its tread manufacturing plant in Tennessee. According to the company, the move is being made to meet business demand from independent retreaders, Marangoni is expanding.

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European Springs expands with 1 million euro investment in UK operations

European Springs expands with 1 million euro investment in UK operations

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

European Springs & Pressings, supported by parent company Lesjofors, has invested 1 million euros in a new spring coiling machine, the first of its kind in the UK.

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