Tag: Manufacturing

Sumitomo Rubber starts Brazil truck tyre production

4th April 2019 | 0 Comments

On 1 March 2019 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. began manufacturing truck and bus tyres at its new Brazil manufacturing site.

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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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Tyre makers in the battery manufacturing space

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

As leading well-known tyre manufacturers transition into automotive suppliers, and mobility providers and as the vehicle parc become increasingly electrified, the value of entering the battery manufacturing space is obvious.

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February 2019 supplement – European Passenger Car and Light Truck Tyre Manufacturing

February 2019 supplement – European Passenger Car and Light Truck Tyre Manufacturing

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Click on the CONTINUE READING button to view the February 2019 Tyres & Accessories Supplement

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Evonik’s new truck tyre silica

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Evonik reports that it has developed a new silica that it says is particularly suitable for use in truck and bus (TBR) tyres. In contrast to passenger car tyres, TBR tyres use mainly natural rubber, which, in combination with silane, places special requirements on the silica. With Evonik’s latest silica/silane development, fuel savings could be as high 8 per cent, the company said, which cuts costs and is better for the environment.

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Algeria’s first tyre plant completes first test phase

Algeria’s first tyre plant completes first test phase

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On 26 March 2019 the Iris Group announced “the success of the first test phase” of its “100 per cent made in Algeria” tyre factory. Celebrating the news, the company thanks its partnership and stakeholders for their efforts up to this point: “All this could not have been done without the perfect involvement of our collaborators, a big thank you to all!”

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Linglong’s graphene tyre research audited

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Research on graphene rubber composites, conducted by Linglong Tire and Beijing University of Chemical Technology has been audited by the Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, according to the tyre company.

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Trinseo presents new synthetic rubber solution

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Trinseo, the global plastics, latex binder, and synthetic rubber manufacturer, is introducing a new grade of multifunctionalized S-SBR called Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo from March 5-7 in Hanover, Germany.

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Pirelli expands Romania factory and warehousing

Pirelli expands Romania factory and warehousing

26th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has commissioned Belgian industrial property developer WDP to construct a new 62,000 square metre warehouse alongside the tyre manufacturer’s existing Slatina, Romania manufacturing operation. According to WDP, the news comes as part of “an expansion of the tyre manufacturer’s existing production facility”. WDP predicts that the project will cost around 40 million euros.

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BKT carbon black plant opening end of March

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

On 8 February 2019 Balkrishna Industries’ (BKT) confirmed that the first phase of its new carbon black plant will be commissioned by 31 March 2019.

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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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