Tag: OTR tyres

‘Strong’ second quarter for Magna

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Fast-growing OTR tyre company Magna Tyres Group has followed up a good first quarter with a “very strong” second, the company reports.

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Transense confirms Bridgestone cooperation

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, TPMS and sensor-maker Transense announced it had received an order for 50 of its iTrack II tyre monitoring systems for installation in mines in North America. On Tuesday 13 August the company confirmed that Bridgestone is the cooperation partner.

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Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

Slight slowdown in India’s radialisation

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The radialisation in India’s commercial vehicle and off-highway tyre market has slowed down but is still progressing, says Apollo Tyres. During an earnings call earlier this month, chief financial officer Gaurav Kumar commented that radialisation in the market as a whole has “slowed down slightly from earlier expectations.”

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BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The likelihood of seeing BKT tyres ‘Made in the USA’ appears even more uncertain following an earnings call held by Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) on 13 August. Although the tyre maker reported three days earlier that the 20,000 tonne per annum factory project was just “in abeyance”, comments made during the call suggest the pause on work is more than temporary.

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Nokian Heavy Tyres acquires Finnish wheel company Levypyörä Oy

Nokian Heavy Tyres acquires Finnish wheel company Levypyörä Oy

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Heavy Tyres is acquiring a Finnish heavy equipment wheel company Levypyörä Oy. With its two business lines, wheels and steel structures, Levypyörä serves several original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in forestry, agriculture and earthmoving applications. Annual net sales of Levypyörä are approximately 18 million euros.

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ZC Rubber hires Phothisane for OTR business in USA

ZC Rubber hires Phothisane for OTR business in USA

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Chan Phothisane has joined ZC Rubber America, Inc. as OTR National Sales Director. In this role, he will oversee the company’s off-highway business in the US market.

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Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

Triangle moving to make its mark in Europe

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2016 Triangle Tyre completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Back then Triangle’s top management promised that the company would invest in expanding its position in key markets – including Europe. Sure enough, in 2017 a new European leadership team was appointment and shortly afterwards a new European headquarters was opened in Milan. But around the same time, European anti-Chinese truck tyre import duties were also introduced. For many companies this meant the end of Chinese truck tyre business in tariff areas. So how has Triangle faired in this adverse business climate? Nearly two years after their appointment, Tyres & Accessories caught up with Triangle executives Corrado Moglia, general manager – Europe; Angelo Giannangeli, European marketing director; and Mirco Spiniella, business development director Europe in order to answer that question.

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Triangle Autopromotec 2019 product round-up

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Triangle products on-show at Autopromotec Show in Bologna in May mainly centred on the company’s refreshed car tyre range, which now incorporates a new winter ultra-high performance pattern – the new Snowlink PL02.

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Europa Tyres main UK distributor for ATG’s Galaxy brand

Europa Tyres main UK distributor for ATG’s Galaxy brand

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has announced that, as of this month, Europa Tyres is its main wholesale distributor for the Galaxy tyre brand in mainland UK. Europa Tyres will distribute the complete Galaxy range, including radial OTR and solid tyres.

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Free online OTR tyre library launched

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

On 14 June 102 psi launched The Global OTR Library, a free online resource of OTR tyre information. According to the project’s founder, 102 psi, the library makes “multi-brand technical OTR tyre information available at the touch of a button”.

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Michelin launches new Xtra FlexLife tyre for earthmovers with evolving tread pattern

Michelin launches new Xtra FlexLife tyre for earthmovers with evolving tread pattern

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin is introducing a new generation of tyre for the earthmover market optimised for loaders, graders and articulated dump trucks. The new Michelin Xtra FlexLife range will be launched in July 2019 in 29.5 R25 and 875/65 R29 sizes for the original equipment and replacement markets, with an additional five sizes joining the line-up in 2020. The manufacturer states the tyre has been designed to extend tyre life, improve traction and deliver better comfort and stability versus the generation of products they replace.

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Double Coin Thailand up to speed

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Double Coin has announced that the tyre manufacturer’s Thailand manufacturing facility is now working at full capacity to producing truck and OTR tyres.

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Conti investing 100 million euros expanding OTR tyre production in Portugal

Conti investing 100 million euros expanding OTR tyre production in Portugal

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is investing roughly 100 million euros in the expansion of its Lousado, Portugal radial earthmoving and port tyres production facilities. As a result of the investment, the newly-expanded plant, which will continue to focus on production of tyres with diameters over 24 inches, more than 100 new jobs will be created.

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Tyre Boss exhibiting at Plantworx

Tyre Boss exhibiting at Plantworx

3rd June 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre Boss Ltd, has confirmed it is exhibiting at the Plantworx Show for the first time and is looking forward to welcoming visitors to stand EB8. As well as supplying cushion solid tyres for waste and recycling applications, Tyre Boss has access to an extensive range of pneumatic OTR tyres for construction, earthmoving and industrial applications that don’t require a sold tyre solution. The company specialises in conversions for all types of machinery and equipment and supplies throughout the UK and Europe.

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A day in the life with Bridgestone OTR major accounts manager Rob Cole

A day in the life with Bridgestone OTR major accounts manager Rob Cole

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s OTR major accounts manager Rob Cole is celebrating his 30th anniversary with the world’s largest tyre manufacturer. He spoke exclusively with Tyres & Accessories about his role at the company – and the changes he has encountered over the years.

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