Tag: Russia

Tires & Rubber show postponed – but only for 2 months

Tires & Rubber show postponed – but only for 2 months

31st March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Tires & Rubber 2020 exhibition in Moscow has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organiser Expocentre reports that the decision not to go ahead with the show between 24 and 27 April was taken after restrictions were announced by federal and city authorities.

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Nokian Tyres temporarily closes US and Russian factories

26th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Nokian Tyres will temporarily cease production at its factories in the USA and Russia. The plant in Dayton, USA will close on Friday for a minimum of two weeks. At Nokian Tyres' Russian factory, the production shutdown will start on Monday, 30 March and will last for a week. Nokian Tyres will continue supplying customers through its regional warehouses.

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Nokian Tyres adjusting output in Russia, freezes hiring at new USA plant

Nokian Tyres adjusting output in Russia, freezes hiring at new USA plant

24th March 2020 | 0 Comments

In addition to the temporary layoffs planned for its factory in Finland and announced last week, Nokian Tyres is implementing changes at its other sites in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Production output in Russia will be flexibly adjusted “in line with global demand." While the ramp-up of Nokian’s new plant in the USA continues, the company has postponed recruitment of additional employees. Furthermore, work on the new test centre in Spain has also temporarily stopped, delaying the project.

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Nokian Tyres: Strong Heavy Tyres performance maintains sales in 2019

Nokian Tyres: Strong Heavy Tyres performance maintains sales in 2019

5th February 2020 | 0 Comments

In spite of what it calls a “soft” market for car tyres in Europe last year, Nokian Tyres maintained its level of net sales throughout the period. Operating profit was lower year-on-year, and profit considerably increased. Operating profit is expected to take another tumble in 2020.

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Tatneft acquires Sibur synthetic rubber plant

14th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Tatneft’s acquisition of Sibur’s petrochemical plant in Togliatti, Russia has been completed. This concludes the process initiated by the signing of an agreement of intent between the two parties at the end of August 2019.`

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Bridgestone adds India to EMEA region

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

From 1 January 2020, Bridgestone’s India business will fall into the EMEA Strategic Business Unit (SBU), transferring from the China, Asia-Pacific SBU. As a result, Bridgestone Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa (BSEMEA) will become Bridgestone Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), one of four SBUs globally, alongside Bridgestone China, Asia-Pacific, Bridgestone Americas, and Bridgestone Japan. According to the company, the integration of Bridgestone India into EMEA comes as a result of Bridgestone EMEA’s “ongoing transformation capitalising on the opportunities digitalisation offers to pioneer mobility solutions that meet the needs of customers for convenience, efficiency and sustainability”.

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Mete Ekin leading Bridgestone Emerging Market business

Mete Ekin leading Bridgestone Emerging Market business

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 October, Mete Ekin is vice president of Bridgestone Emerging Markets. In this role he oversees Bridgestone EMEA’s businesses in Africa, the Middle East and Russia. The former regional managing director Middle East and Africa reports to Paolo Ferrari, chief executive officer of Bridgestone EMEA.

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Harder tyre choice allowed drivers to push pace in Sochi – Pirelli

Harder tyre choice allowed drivers to push pace in Sochi – Pirelli

30th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix from second on the grid with one pit stop, moving from the medium to the soft tyre under a virtual safety car. His team mate Valtteri Bottas, who finished second, adopted the same strategy. Behind them there was a wide variety of tactics seen throughout the 53-lap race, which featured two safety cars: one straight after the start, and one just over the halfway point.

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Nokian Tyres: No Brexit worries, just car market concerns

Nokian Tyres: No Brexit worries, just car market concerns

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit is perhaps just over a month away, and while many companies face an uncertain future, Nokian Tyres is in the happy position of being relatively unconcerned about the UK rescinding its European Union membership. That’s just as well, as the Finnish tyre maker has other things to worry about.

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Hankook extends Russian Ice Hockey League until 2022

Hankook extends Russian Ice Hockey League until 2022

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook and the Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) have officially extended their partnership until 2022. As a result, Hankook remains "KHL Championship Supplier" and "Official tyre partner" in one of the largest ice hockey leagues in the world. The KHL is one of the top sports events in Belarus, China, Finland, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Russia where the games are held.

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Yokohama gains Nissan Rus supplier award

Yokohama gains Nissan Rus supplier award

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Nissan’s Russian manufacturing operation has acknowledged tyre maker Yokohama a Nissan Best Supplier Award. Igor Boitsov, general director of Nissan Manufacturing Rus LLC, presented the award to LLC Yokohama R.P.Z. at a ceremony in St. Petersburg.

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Nizhnekamskshina: 11 million tyres in 2018

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At its annual general meeting this month, Russian tyre maker PJSC Nizhnekamskshina reported that it produced more than 11 million tyres in 2018. In addition to supplying the aftermarket and domestic OEMs such as Volkswagen Group Rus, Ford Sollers Holding, UAZ and GAZ Automobile Works, Nizhnekamskshina tyres were exported to 38 countries during the year.

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Restructuring within Tatneft tyre business

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Tatneft reports that structural changes have been implemented in its Kama Tyres tyre manufacturing business. The Russian company reports that its OOO Nizhnekamsk Truck Tyres Factory has now joined together with the OOO Nizhnekamsk SSC Tyre Factory. It says the aim of this change is to improve the efficiency of the company’s petrochemical production process management system.

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Nokian Tyres: US factory launch team training in Europe

Nokian Tyres: US factory launch team training in Europe

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a month of orientation, Nokian Tyres has sent the first group of employees hired for its new factory in the USA on a six-week training experience at its facilities in Russia and Finland. The training trip’s aim is to equip members of the Dayton, Tennessee plant launch team with the skills they’ll need when beginning the production process ramp-up ahead of the start of commercial production in 2020.

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Nokian’s US staff travelling to Europe for training

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is sending the first group of US employees from its Dayton, Tennessee factory to Europe for training. After a month of orientation, Nokian reports that it is sending the staff group on a six-week training trip to its facilities in Russia and Finland.

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