Tag: original equipment

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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Bridgestone radials certified for Boeing 737 MAX 9

Bridgestone radials certified for Boeing 737 MAX 9

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone radial aircraft tyres have gained certification by Boeing for use as main tyres on the 737 MAX 9. This approval builds upon Bridgestone Corporation’s production of radial tyres for the 737 MAX 8.

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Hankook tyres OE on Ford Focus Active

Hankook tyres OE on Ford Focus Active

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford’s new Focus Active is available from the factory with Hankook tyres, reports the tyre maker. As of December 2018, the crossover wears Hankook’s Ventus Prime 3 in sizes 215/50R18V and 215/55R17V.

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Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster

Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster

7th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho has added the new BMW 5 Series to its portfolio of OEM supply deals. The tyre manufacturer’s Ecsta PS91 super sports tyre in size 245/45R18 XL 100Y is now being delivered to the German marque’s Dingolfing plant in Bavaria.

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Yokohama enters 20th year supplying Lotus with new road legal OE track tyres

Yokohama enters 20th year supplying Lotus with new road legal OE track tyres

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama is celebrating 20 years supplying original equipment tyres to Lotus Cars with another two supply deals. The latest Lotus Elise’s Sprint 220 and Sport 220 derivatives will be fitted with Yokohama’s Advan Sport V105 as original equipment, featuring a new wider front tyre size of 195/50R16, while retaining the 225/45R17 on the rear.

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Yokohama tyres supplied to Mercedes-AMG E-Class 53-Series

Yokohama tyres supplied to Mercedes-AMG E-Class 53-Series

24th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Mercedes-AMG has selected the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 tyre as original equipment for its new E 53 4MATIC+ (ISG installed) series. Yokohama began supplying its global flagship tyre in June 2018 in two size sets: in 19-inch, the tyre manufacturer is supplying 245/40ZR19 98Y (front) and 275/35ZR19 100Y (rear) sizes, and for 20-inch rims it is supplying 245/35ZR20 95Y (front) and 275/30ZR20 97Y (rear).

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Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

Electric Audi e-tron SUV to run on Bridgestone tyres as original equipment

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Audi has selected Bridgestone as its tyre supplier for the release of its first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. The companies agreed a list of characteristics required to highlight the specifications of the new model. The e-tron boasts fast acceleration, high comfort, very low noise, and high levels of safety without dropping performance. Bridgestone will supply six different tyres sized between 19 and 21 inches, four summer and two winter tyres, as original equipment. The manufacturer has emphasised the original equipment channel recently, achieving "more than 120 OE fitments" in EMEA during 2018, a result it labelled its best ever.

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