Tag: Sailun

Sailun Group extends capacity expansion project

4th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Sailun Group Co., Ltd. has issued a new timetable for the completion of its project to add capacity for larger rim passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres at its Dongying factory in China. The self-funded investment to add 15 million units of capacity will now be implemented by December 2020 rather than this year, as originally planned. According to Sailun Group, the level of investment in the project and proposed usage of the funds remains the same.

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Football: Sailun Tyre partners with Valencia CF

Football: Sailun Tyre partners with Valencia CF

19th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Sailun Tyre has entered into its first major global sports partnership with the start of a new sponsorship agreement with Spanish football club Valencia CF. The tyre maker will serve as an official global partner and official tyre partner for the next three seasons, with the Sailun name displayed on players’ jerseys.

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Sailun appoints Wilmsmeier to European business development role

Sailun appoints Wilmsmeier to European business development role

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Andreas Wilmsmeier has joined Sailun as the company’s new business development manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux. In this role, he reports directly to European sales director, Janis Amolins.

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Cooper Tire and Sailun announce Vietnam TBR tyre joint venture

Cooper Tire and Sailun announce Vietnam TBR tyre joint venture

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co, Ltd to build a 2 million capacity truck and bus radial manufacturing plant. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the site of Sailun Vietnam’s existing operations, which early in 2018 signed an offtake agreement to produce Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brand tyres for Cooper. The new announcement represents the latest move in a series of cooperative moves between the two firms - Sailun Jinyu invested in joining Cooper in its GRT JV in September.

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SSE debut for new Sailun Group ticker symbol

SSE debut for new Sailun Group ticker symbol

7th November 2018 | 0 Comments

As of today, Sailun’s ticker symbol on the Shanghai Stock Exchange has changed from ‘Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd.’ to ‘Sailun Group Co., Ltd.’. The tyre maker’s securities code remains 601058.

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Martin West leaves Maxam Tire International – Troy Kline named successor

Martin West leaves Maxam Tire International – Troy Kline named successor

7th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Martin West retired as global president of Maxam Tire International Limited. He left the Sailun Group company at the end of last month and has been succeeded by Troy Kline. The president of Maxam Tire North America has assumed full responsibility for European operations.

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Shareholder approval for Sailun Jinyu name change

17th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The vast majority of Sailun Jinyu Group shareholders have approved the adoption of a new company name and changes to the company’s articles of association. Votes held during an extraordinary meeting of shareholders on 12 October resulted in a 99.1 per cent turnout in favour of both measures. The tyre maker will thus adopt the name Sailun Group Co., Ltd.

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Sailun drops the Jinyu name

26th September 2018 | 0 Comments

At a meeting held yesterday, the Board of Directors of Sailun Jinyu Group Co. Ltd. approved a change of the company’s name to Sailun Group Co., Ltd.

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T.T.I. futureproofing with continued growth, new products

T.T.I. futureproofing with continued growth, new products

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

As far as years go, 2017 was a special one for Tyre Trading International (T.T.I.). Early on in the piece it delivered growth through the acquisition of Van Aalderen Twen-Tyre, it then witnessed expansion with Reifen Kraftwerk and was rounded off by organisational restructuring following the sale of the company’s Motoria business. T.T.I.’s owner Peter-Alexander van ’t Hof sees last year’s changes as a “big step” for the wholesaler, and 2018 is also looking to be a red-letter year.

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Chinese tyre makers off-shoring in Southeast Asia

Chinese tyre makers off-shoring in Southeast Asia

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of May, anti-Chinese truck tyre tariffs were implemented. They included nominal (as opposed to percentage) tariffs at levels that surprised many. As a result, supply shortages and challenges at distributors were predicted. Shuttering of some of the lowest cost Chinese tyremakers is also expected. However, speaking to affected firms during the recent Tire Cologne reveals that many are already prepared to source tyres elsewhere. Indeed, the largest manufacturers have been off-shoring for some time. As a result, virtually all the leading Chinese tyre manufacturers already have non-Chinese tyre production in place. Let’s take a look at who’s got what.

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Kirkby Tyres improves truck tyre range and distribution in changing market

23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group’s recent appointment of Kirkby Tyres as its official wholesale partner for Pirelli truck & bus product is “a landmark in Kirkby’s history as with this agreement, this is Kirkby’s first appointment as a national distributor of a major tier-1 tyre brand”, according to Dave Dorrity, managing director of Kirkby Tyres.

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Offtake agreement: Sailun Vietnam making TBR tyres for Cooper Tire

8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Under a new multi-year manufacturing offtake agreement, the Sailun tyre plant in Vietnam will produce truck and bus radial (TBR) tyres for Cooper Tire & Rubber. Tyres produced for Cooper in the Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. plant will be manufactured under the Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brand names and be sold in global markets. Cooper says the offtake agreement gives it a “third global source of TBR tyre production to meet growing customer needs.”

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Sailun Jinyu reorganises UK distribution strategy with new Viking, Bond deals

Sailun Jinyu reorganises UK distribution strategy with new Viking, Bond deals

30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Two of Sailun Jinyu International Europe’s tyre brands will now be distributed by wholesalers Viking Wholesaler Tyres and Bond International following a major strategic review of its UK distribution operations. The manufacturer pronounced itself “delighted to announce a number of enhancements and improvements” for its portfolio, which includes the Sailun, Jinyu, Blacklion, and Rovelo brands. The new strategy has become effective immediately, SJI Europe added.

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Kings Road Tyres Group management welcome ‘return to independence’

Kings Road Tyres Group management welcome ‘return to independence’

8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The management of Kings Road Tyres Group (KRTG) has welcomed the well-known wholesaler’s return to private ownership after reaching agreement to conclude its contractual arrangements with the Sailun Jinyu Group.

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Sailun sells Kings Road Tyres for £500,000

Sailun sells Kings Road Tyres for £500,000

4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailun Jinyu Group has announced that it sold its Kings Road Tyres Group (KRT Group) tyre wholesale subsidiary to KRT Holdings Ltd in a November Shanghai stock market statement.

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