Tag: Sentury

Chinese tyre makers off-shoring in Southeast Asia

Chinese tyre makers off-shoring in Southeast Asia

5th July 2018 |

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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China’s civil aviation authority approves Sentury aircraft tyres

China’s civil aviation authority approves Sentury aircraft tyres

10th August 2017 |

Qingdao Sentury Tire reports that its aviation tyres have gained MDA (Modification Design Approval) certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) following take-off and landing tests conducted using a Boeing 737 at Yantai Laishan Airport in Shandong Province late last year. This MDA certification, the first given to a privately-owned tyre manufacturer in China, approves Sentury aviation tyres for sale and use within the country.

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Landsail claims to being driving innovation in UHP sector

Landsail claims to being driving innovation in UHP sector

16th May 2017 |

Landsail claims to be leading its particular market segment in ultra high performance tyres with its LS588 pattern. Designed and manufactured in an Industry 4.0 production facility, smart manufacturing means Landsail can deliver quality and performance at a price that’s never been possible before.

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Sentury launches first run-flat

Sentury launches first run-flat

7th December 2016 |

Back in the middle of November, Sentury Tire launched its first run-flat tyre under the Landsail brand name. Now the Landsail 255/55 R18 109V all-season run flat tyre ha been developed and tested, Sentury has taken it to the market and says: “This new product is the evidence of Sentury’s strength of innovation” and is a justification of the firm’s ‘“Top Ranked Product is Made in China” advocacy’.

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Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

17th October 2016 |

Initial data suggests graphene tyres offer 1.5x better rolling resistance and better mileage, braking 2016 has been the year that graphene has been most clearly and most publically associated with tyres. And with initial reports suggesting this material could have a dramatic effect on rolling resistance (and therefore emissions) as well as treadwear, it seems […]

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Sentury: electrostatic graphene tyre breaks through performance triangle

Sentury: electrostatic graphene tyre breaks through performance triangle

17th October 2016 |

Sentury and Huagao launched their first electrostatic conducting graphene tyre at the 2016 China International Graphene Innovation Conference (GrapChina) on 22 September. The launch comes less than a month after Sentury and Huagao officially announced their cooperation on the product.

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Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

17th October 2016 |

Shangdong Hengyu Technology has become the latest tyre manufacturer to announce that it is making tyres based on the Nobel Prize-winning material graphene. Other firms using graphene in tyres include bicycle tyremaker Vitorria and fast-growing Chinese manufacturer Sentury Tire. According to the company supplying Hengyu with Graphene (The Sixth Element Materials Technology), Shangdong Hengyu has developed “tyre formulations” that the companies say demonstrates the positive impact of graphene on the performance of tyres.

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Georgia selected as location for $500 million Sentury Tire US factory

Georgia selected as location for $500 million Sentury Tire US factory

7th September 2016 |

Sentury Tire has selected a plot of land just outside LaGrange, Georgia as the location for its US$500 million US tyre factory, according to various local news sources. Reports in local US newspapers suggest that the decision was made on Thursday 1 September – at which point the choice was between the shortlist of the reportedly successful Georgia location and the Memphis Regional Megasite in Tennessee.

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Rockwell helping Chinese tyremaker automate US plant

Rockwell helping Chinese tyremaker automate US plant

1st September 2016 |

CEOs and experts from China’s leading companies gathered in Shanghai and Beijing to explore how smart manufacturing will deliver value to the manufacturing industry and support government initiatives including China Manufacturing 2025. Hosted by Rockwell Automation “The Connected Enterprise CEO Forum” was led by Rockwell Automation’s new president and CEO, Blake Moret. However the interesting point from a tyre industry perspective is that the firm revealed that it is helping any unnamed Chinese tyremaker construct a factory in the US.

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Sentury internationalising with US tyre factory investment

Sentury internationalising with US tyre factory investment

17th December 2015 |

Step off the plane and into a car at Qingdao airport and it won’t be long before you see a Sentury Tire billboard. While this particular Chinese tyre manufacturer isn’t a global player, it is rapidly internationalising and is selling millions of tyres in Europe (many of which end up in the UK). The firm is expanding very quickly and recent high-profile appointments and off-shore factory investment announcements suggest the firm is well and truly on a growth path. Towards the end of 2015, Tyres & Accessories met with export sales manager Hellen Yang and Davanti vice-general manager Wilson Zhang for a tour of the firm’s large and very modern factory near Qingdao airport.

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Oak Tyres outlines brand strategy in new Davanti era

Oak Tyres outlines brand strategy in new Davanti era

5th October 2015 |

Oak Tyres has undergone some dynamic changes this year as it adapts its business to a shifting wholesale landscape. The most radical of the company’s developments in 2015 has been the launch of its fully owned private brand Davanti, which Oak’s management most recently supported at CITExpo 2015 in Shanghai. To accommodate operations associated with the new brand, Oak Group Holdings was formed, with the Oak Tyres 100 per cent wholesale business now under this umbrella alongside Davanti Tyres, and promotional merchandise producer Davanti World. With the Davanti product designed as “an opportunity for margin”, in the words of general manager Larry Cross, Oak Tyres’ brand portfolio has increased its scope. Stating that “we have a very clear, defined brand strategy at Oak, which we have refined continuously over the past five years,” Peter Cross, commercial manager at Oak Tyres, told Tyres & Accessories a bit more about the company’s current outlook, and how the second tier “exclusive brand programmes” are offering customers the opportunity “to maximise their profits”.

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First Landsail tyres produced at new Thai factory

First Landsail tyres produced at new Thai factory

15th September 2015 |

Growing global demand for Landsail car, high performance and van tyres has prompted Sentury to open a new factory in Thailand and the first Landsail tyres rolled off the production line earlier this week. The new plant will mean a significant increase in the capacity and output of Landsail tyres. A completely automated production line has been introduced, with Sentury investing in the VMI Exxium building machines, which are capable of producing a tyre every 38 seconds.

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Sentury Tire makes 30 million euro Cimcorp order

Sentury Tire makes 30 million euro Cimcorp order

24th June 2015 |

Cimcorp, which specialises in intralogistics automation reports that Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd. has made the firm’s biggest ever order. According to Cimcorp Sentury has ordered a turnkey material handling solution for its new factory in Thailand.

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Landsail selling 1.5 million tyres a year via Grouptyre

Landsail selling 1.5 million tyres a year via Grouptyre

17th June 2015 |

With Landsail and Grouptyre celebrating their third anniversary this June, the two firms have announced that the partnership is now selling over 1.5 million units a year. Grouptyre became the sole distributor of Landsail in the UK and Ireland when the deal was struck three years ago and, according to both the partners and the unit sales figures, the relationship has gone from strength to strength since then.

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Landsail tyre dealer ‘on Target’

Landsail tyre dealer ‘on Target’

28th April 2015 |

Target Tyres in Sowerby Bridge is reporting increased business in its first year as a Landsail key dealer. An independent tyre company, Target Tyres specialise in a full range of car, SUV and van tyres. As winter tyre specialists Target Tyres were also attracted by the Landsail winter tyre range. Target’s exclusive Winter Tyres Club offers customers who buy winter tyres from them free storage for their seasonal tyres, discounted re-fitting and fitting reminders.

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