Tag: North America

John Thomas joins Duraturn USA

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

In the USA, industry veteran John Thomas has joined Yangchang Rubber/Duraturn as its local sales director. He previously served as director of sales West Canada for Sentury Tire North America and has more than 30 years of tyre industry sales experience.

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Conti USA recalls certain Coach H3 tyres

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental Tire Americas has recalled its Conti Coach H3 tyre, due to a potential issue that could cause loss of internal pressure through the sidewall resulting in slow of rapid deflation.

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North America launch for Giti truck tyres

North America launch for Giti truck tyres

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Giti brand is joining the commercial vehicle tyre portfolio that Giti Tire offers in North America. Giti Tire (USA) is introducing a Giti line-up for long haul, regional, urban/light duty and mixed service applications, and intends to be active in both the original equipment and aftermarket segments within the region.

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Cimcorp doubles building footprint in Finland production and office expansion

Cimcorp doubles building footprint in Finland production and office expansion

21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

In May Cimcorp, the Finland-based manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfilment and tire-handling solutions, shared construction plans to expand its production and office facilities at its headquarters in Ulvila, Finland. The new facilities will be built on 8,500 square metres of land, bought by Cimcorp in August 2017, nearly doubling the footprint of its current 9,500-square-metre space. The expansion will enable the company to accommodate its continuing business growth with greater capacity and efficiency, as well as incorporate new space for research and development.

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Goodyear awarded for safety improvement practices

24th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was recently recognised by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) with a Leadership Award for promoting innovative practices to improve worker safety.

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Cabot increases rubber carbon black prices in North America

27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective 1 June 2018, Cabot Corporation is increasing prices for carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America. All Vulcan, Sterling, Regal, Spheron and Propel carbon black products will increase by $0.045/lb except for Vulcan XC-72, Vulcan XC-72 R and Sterling C carbon blacks. In addition, prices will increase by 4 per cent for Black Pearls, Monarch, CRX, Vulcan XC-72, Vulcan XC-72 R and Sterling C carbon black products.

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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

1st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year. In 2017 Hankook secured OE deals with two of the top-selling sedans on the US market, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

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Goodyear claims ‘highest mileage’ with new tyre for North America

Goodyear claims ‘highest mileage’ with new tyre for North America

29th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Mileage is a quality that consumers in North America look at closely when buying replacement tyres, and therefore the following superlative from Goodyear Tire & Rubber is significant. With its new Assurance MaxLife, the tyre maker has “introduced the highest-mileage tyre in its nearly 120-year history.”

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Michelin previews Acorus in Detroit

22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin previewed the Maxion Flexible Wheel with its Acorus technology for the first time in North America at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (13 – 29 January).

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ZC Rubber names McFerrin sales VP for Arisun brand

ZC Rubber names McFerrin sales VP for Arisun brand

16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has appointed Craige McFerrin vice-president of sales for the Arisun brand that is offered by its ZC America subsidiary. Previously East US region sales manager for ZC America, McFerrin racked up more than 37 years of experience in commercial vehicle tyre sales before joining ZC Rubber.

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Change of senior management roles at Yokohama Tire Corporation

Change of senior management roles at Yokohama Tire Corporation

5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three major changes have taken place at Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC). All promotions are effective immediately.

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Michelin, Sumitomo Corporation to pool tyre wholesale resources in USA & Mexico

4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the creation of a 50-50 joint venture, Michelin North America Inc. says it and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas will form the second-largest player in the United States’ wholesale tyre market. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their respective North American replacement tyre distribution and related service operations. The transaction is subject to customary approvals.

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Nexen appoints new North America CEO

2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

From 15 January, Jong Sun Kim will become acting chief executive officer of Nexen Tire Corporation’s business in North America. He replaces James Kwon and will oversee the tyre maker’s operations in the USA and Canada.

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Scott Clark appointed chairman & president of Michelin North America

Scott Clark appointed chairman & president of Michelin North America

20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of this year, Pete Selleck’s six-year tenure as chairman and president of Michelin North America will come to an end, and the Michelin Group has named Scott Clark his successor. Clark begins in these roles on 1 January 2018. In addition, Joanie Martin also has been named chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the company.

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Nexen Tire breaks ground at US tech centre, comments on North American factory plans

27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Groundbreaking has taken place on the new tyre technology centre that Nexen Tire is setting up in the US, and the South Korean company also reports that plans to establish a factory in North America are “in progress.”

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