Qingdao Sentury Tire Co., Ltd. has appointed Martin Winter as global technical director OE. Winter has more than 20 years’ experience of working in original equipment tyre development with Continental, Goodyear, and most recently Hankook. Sentury Tire states that Winter will work to establish relationships with leading original equipment manufacturers. Sentury is seeking to “establish and increase a competitive partnership and relationship” with European and global light vehicle makers. Manufacturing from its base in Qingdao, China and in Thailand, Sentury is primarily known for its Landsail brand in the UK and Europe.
Plans for a new factory may be on hold, but Sentury Tire USA says demand for its tyre brands is growing – and this growth has necessitated the operation’s move to a larger headquarters and warehouse. The new corporate office and warehouse, twice the size of the former location, is located in Hialeah, Florida.
The second edition of the Tire+ exhibition, organised by China United Rubber Company, got underway today in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province China at the world-famous Canton show ground. The show runs in parallel with the large-scale Guangzhou Autoshow (itself a top three automotive event in China) as well as the China Essen Motor Show and continues until 19 November.
Sentury Tire is launching a new tyre subscription scheme in the USA. The company, which is currently in the process of setting up a new production facility within the country, has launched a service there under the AvanTech name.
Landsail’s latest tyre for the 4×4 market is the Winter Star, manufactured as a high performance winter pattern. Produced by Sentury Tire in its Industry 4.0 plant with state of the art European machinery and autonomous production lines, the Winter Star provides improved traction levels in extremely cold weather conditions, incorporating a special cold weather […]
On 3 August 2016 Sentury Tire and Huagao Graphene Technology Corporation hosted a ceremony marking the two firm’s cooperation on their first (and possibly the first) graphene high performance car tyre.
Qingdao information technology department vice director Wang Jian, deputy mayor of Qingdao Sun Mingming, China grapheme industry alliance secretary Li Yichun, chairman of Sentury Qin Long and Sentury president Lanny represented Sentury by attending the signing ceremony.
When Tyrepress.com visited Qingdao Sentury Tire Co., Ltd in China late last year, newly-appointed executive vice-president Rami Helminen shared details about the US factory project he’d been hired to head. He disclosed that “hundreds of millions of US dollars” would be invested in a factory, and that a search for a suitable site was already underway. It appears the tyre maker has decided upon a location in the state of Tennessee.
The Landsail LS588 UHP – and indeed all Landsail car tyres – have enjoyed rapid and consistent growth during the last few years. Despite the parent Sentury Tire factory having only being founded in 2009, seven-digit UK volumes demonstrate the brand is a force to be reckoned with in this European market at least. In the competitive UK ultra high performance sector, Landsail offers the LS588, which company representatives say offers “premium performance at competitive price”.