Tag: original equipment

Yokohama OE on Toyota RAV4

Yokohama OE on Toyota RAV4

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Avid GT has been selected as an original equipment tyre for the latest Toyota RAV4. The crossover, which was first launched in North America in 2018 prior to its release in Europe and other global markets this year. The fifth generation RAV4 will wear the Yokohama tyre in size 235/55R19 101V.

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Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has won original equipment approval from Porsche, demonstrating the increasing premiumisation of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ brand. Falken is supplying the current generation of the Porsche Macan with the SUV version of the Falken Azenis FK510 in sizes 235/60R18 and 255/55R18. The tyres are rated W for speed (up to 270 km/h) and have load indexes of 103 and 105 respectively.

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Gulf Air selects Michelin as tyre partner

Gulf Air selects Michelin as tyre partner

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bahraini national airline Gulf Air has announced its selection of Michelin to equip every aircraft type within its fleet with tyres. Michelin’s supply to Gulf Air includes fitment on its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Airbus 320neo and Airbus 321neo planes.

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Michelin Air X for new ANA Airbus A380 fleet

Michelin Air X for new ANA Airbus A380 fleet

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a rigorous selection process, Michelin Air X radial aircraft tyres have been chosen for All Nippon Airways’ new Airbus A380 fleet.

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Bridgestone OE on BMW X5, 8 & 3 Series

Bridgestone OE on BMW X5, 8 & 3 Series

18th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone says it is the number one tyre supplier to BMW, and reinforces this by announcing original equipment arrangements for the latest X5, 8 Series and 3 Series models.

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Maxam MS302 OTR tyre receives Caterpillar OEM approval

Maxam MS302 OTR tyre receives Caterpillar OEM approval

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Caterpillar Inc has approved the Maxam MS302 L3 tyre for use on specific Cat medium wheel loaders in size 23.5R25. The tyre is currently available as a factory fitment option on Cat 950GC, 950L, 950M, 962L, and 962M in certain regions. Additional Maxam MS302 tyre sizes have also been validated and approved for future factory fitment on additional Cat medium wheel loaders.

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Kumho tyres OE on US-built BMW X3

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire reports that models of the BMW X3 manufactured at the BMW America plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina are being fitted with the Kumho Crugen HP91 as original equipment. The sport activity vehicle rides on the Crugen in size 245/50R19 105W; the tyres are manufactured at Kumho’s Gwangju plant in South Korea.

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Cooper Tire Europe appoints René Delonge sales director global OE light vehicle tyres

Cooper Tire Europe appoints René Delonge sales director global OE light vehicle tyres

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe has appointed René Delonge sales director, global OE light vehicle tyres. Delonge has many years of experience in the tyre industry, with previous positions at Apollo Vredestein and Hankook. Delonge will be responsible for overseeing and managing sales of original equipment (OE) motorcycle tyres, as well as global sales of OE light vehicle tyres. He will build relationships with OE manufacturers and grow Cooper’s business portfolio with global OE partners.

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ZC Rubber to introduce new Westlake TBR, Z series PCR tyres

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has announced that it will introduce a series of new commercial and consumer tyres in 2019. Covering European TBR and PCR tyre markets, the new products have been designed to meet local customer demands, the manufacturer states.

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Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

Iconic British car brands fit Avon at Geneva Motor Show

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres feature on two British car models from David Brown Automotive and Morgan Motor Company at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (7-17 March 2019).

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Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

Bridgestone supply ologic technology tyres to Seat Minimó electric concept car

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Seat has chosen Bridgestone as its preferred tyre partner to equip its new Minimó electric concept car, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Minimó sits on specially designed tyres that apply Bridgestone’s ologic technology. Anticipating the design lines of a tyre oriented towards micro-mobility and CASE (Connected Autonomous Share Electric) vehicles, the tyres were developed for the car brand at Bridgestone’s R&D Centre in Rome.

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Giti’s US plant approved for tyre supply to VW

Giti’s US plant approved for tyre supply to VW

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire's United States manufacturing facility in South Carolina has completed an audit by Volkswagen to supply two tyre sizes for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. The plant can now officially begin producing the All-Season GitiComfort A1 as an original equipment fitment for the Passat in sizes 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H. Production commences in the first quarter of the year; these tyres are the US plant’s first original equipment supplied tyres.

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Maxion Wheels supplying VersaStyle to Tata Tiago

Maxion Wheels supplying VersaStyle to Tata Tiago

26th February 2019 | 0 Comments

India’s Tata Motors has become the latest car maker to select Maxion Wheels’ VersaStyle steel wheel as an original equipment rim. Maxion Wheels will deliver 150,000 VersaStyle wheels a year for fitment on the Tata Tiago, a city car sold in the Indian market. Supply to Tata comes on top of the approximately three million VersaStyle wheels that Maxion Wheels produces annually for other customers.

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Bridgestone to help Volkswagen ID. R in Nürburgring lap record bid

Bridgestone to help Volkswagen ID. R in Nürburgring lap record bid

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is supplying Potenza branded slick tyres as a new chapter in its Volkswagen supply partnership begins at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring. Volkswagen’s electric ID. R will aim to beat the lap record for electric vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in summer 2019. Bridgestone is a long-term original equipment tyre supplier for the firm’s production vehicles, and the new deal sees the companies expand their partnership into motorsport. The ID. R is the racing forerunner to the new ID. product family – Volkswagen’s wide range of purely electric vehicles to be launched from 2020.

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Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

20th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has once again been selected as an original equipment supplier to Mercedes-Benz. The latest generation of its G-Class model, produced in Graz, Austria, is factory fitted with Kumho’s Solus KL21 SUV tyres in size 265/60 R18 110H.

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