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Bridgestone Asia Pacific gains HR Excellence Award

Bridgestone Asia Pacific gains HR Excellence Award

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

At last week’s HR Excellence Awards 2018 in Singapore, Bridgestone Asia Pacific walked away with an ‘Excellence in HR Change Management’ award. Receiving bronze in this category, Bridgestone was the only tyre maker honoured at the ceremony.

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Drivus: truck versatility and Firenza style

Drivus: truck versatility and Firenza style

23rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Singapore-based Firenza’s truck and bus tyres are manufactured manufacturing facilities in both Vietnam and Thailand which incorporate “the very latest technological advancements in tyre building technology and design”, according to the company. All Firenza commercial tyre patterns include a solid shoulder construction complete with a zero angled steel band that is designed to significantly reduce irregular wear whilst a unique tread groove arrangement effectively safeguards against casing damage and stone retention.

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Firenza teams up with Ashfraco for Egypt tyre retail JV

Firenza teams up with Ashfraco for Egypt tyre retail JV

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Singapore-based contract brand Firenza has opened its first tyre retail concept branch in Cairo, Egypt. This development is a joint venture between Firenza and its long-term Egyptian sales partner Ashfraco.

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Deestone to keep its name despite Bridgestone brand dispute

9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

On 3 April the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) said Thai tyre maker Deestone can retain its brand name despite opposition from Bridgestone, which owns both the Bridgestone and Firestone tyre brands.

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Firenza truck and car tyres on-show in Cologne

22nd March 2018 | 0 Comments

Firenza has confirmed it will be supporting the very first The Tire Cologne Show in Germany at the end of May. From a traditionally appealing international booth, Firenza will be looking to showcase five of its most popular product ranges in both tire and wheels and making its debut in Europe will be the recently introduced Firenza ST06 and ST01A high performance PCR patterns which are exclusively manufactured in Thailand.

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Firenza’s range for the competitive SUV sector

Firenza’s range for the competitive SUV sector

7th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Singapore-based Firenza offers its own range for the highly competitive SUV and 4x4 tyre market sector in the UK and Europe.

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No additional new cars for Singapore

30th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Roads account for 12 per cent of Singapore’s total land area and the 278 square mile island city-state is home to some 907,000 vehicles, including approximately 612,000 cars. Enough is enough, says the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) – from February 2018, it will allow no additional growth in the country’s car and motorcycle parc.

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Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development programme for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. For Volvo Group this will be the first autonomous application in public transportation. Volvo Group has also presented an autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier.

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Omni United wins Enterprise 50 Award for fifth straight year

24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Omni United has received the Enterprise 50 Award for the fifth consecutive year at the Enterprise 50 awards ceremony that was held in Singapore. In winning the award, the company was ranked among the top 50 Singapore-based, privately-held companies.

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Hamilton wins first battle of Pirelli wet tyres at Singapore

Hamilton wins first battle of Pirelli wet tyres at Singapore

18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The first ever wet Singapore Grand Prix saw the top six starting on Pirelli’s Cinturato Green intermediate tyre and a mixture of Cinturato Blue wets and intermediates further down the grid. the early safety car periods provided the opportunity for some drivers to change from wet to intermediate tyres, while Daniel Ricciardo, who had started on intermediates, opted to change to a fresh set of intermediates. The Red Bull driver finished the grand prix second, behind the Mercedes of race winner Lewis Hamilton.

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Firenza reports truck tyre product innovation

31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

Singapore-based international contract tyre producer – Firenza are established in the UK and Europe as a supplier of value and mid-range truck and bus tyres. According to the company, the Firenza TBR range is manufactured within “leading international production facilities in China and Vietnam”.

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Stamford Tyres: Profit more than trebled in FY2017

Stamford Tyres: Profit more than trebled in FY2017

11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Singapore-based tyre distributor Stamford Tyres Corporation Limited has reported a 213.6 percent year-on-year increase in net profit for the 2017 financial year, which ended on 30 April 2017; compared with 2015, net profit last year was up 376.5 per cent. This profit of S$8.1 million (£4.6 million) was accompanied by a gross margin of 26.2 per cent, up from 24.7 per cent in 2016 and 22.1 per cent in 2014. Total revenue for 2017 was $235.8 million (£133.1 million), 1.7 per cent lower than the previous year. Revenue derived from the distribution of tyres and wheels accounted for 87.2 per cent of total revenue while wheel manufacturing accounted for 12.8 per cent.

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Continental PremiumContact 6 launched in Singapore

23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

On 11 June, the PremiumContact 6 was launched into Singaporean shores. The PremiumContact 6 was launched in Europe in November 2016 and is designed to combines “comfort, precise steering response, maximum safety and good environmental properties”. To this end, the development engineers have come up with new compounds and a tyre design that borrows from Continental's high-tech SportContact 6 tyre. The outcome is a product that delivers up to 15 per cent improvements in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and comfort compared to its predecessor.

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Magna appoints Nora Zhou general manager, Magna Tyres Singapore PTE

Magna appoints Nora Zhou general manager, Magna Tyres Singapore PTE

24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has appointed Nora Zhou as general manager of the new Magna Tyres Singapore office. Zhou has almost 30 years of experience within the tyre industry. Magna states that her “profound knowledge of international business, general management and specialisation in OTR (mining) tyres” make her “the perfect person to lead the Magna Tyres’ expansion in the South East Asian Tyre market.”

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Firenza high performance tyre options

Firenza high performance tyre options

16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

International Singapore-based contract tyre brand Firenza continues to maintain a presence in the UK and Europe as a supplier of high performance tyres with the firm's ST22 range.

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