Tag: Thailand

Jiangsu General investing US$300 million in Thailand tyre plant

2nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Jiangsu General Science Technology Co. Ltd. is set to invest around US$300 million in the construction of a tyre manufacturing facility in Thailand. The news follows earlier reports published in the Spring that Jiangsu General was considering Cambodia for the investment.

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CITExpo 2018: still room for small-medium Chinese players, though times are tough

CITExpo 2018: still room for small-medium Chinese players, though times are tough

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Visiting CITExpo in 2018 had the potential to be a gloomy affair. A trade show that has specifically targeted medium-sized tyre Chinese manufacturers as a gateway for raising global interest, the trading environment in major export markets in Europe and North America have not been the most hospitable, with tariffs or anti-dumping duties affecting various product segments. In the UK, we heard from a major Chinese truck tyre importer that business had effectively been put on hold with the announcement that the EU was imposing tariffs in May. Pressure had also been mounting domestically, as the Chinese government moved to bring a halt to production at factories it considered to be too polluting, which led to upstream supply chain problems, as raw materials suppliers to the tyre industry were among those affected.

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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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Blackcircles launches Thai site

Blackcircles launches Thai site

31st July 2018 | 0 Comments

Well-known online tyre retail business Blackcircles has launched a website in Thailand. The business, which entrepreneur Mike Welch OBE founded at the turn of the millennium and sold to Michelin for £50 million in 2015, can be found at blackcircles.co.th.

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Linglong Tire, Kasikornbank enter collaborative agreement

Linglong Tire, Kasikornbank enter collaborative agreement

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Starting with its very first loan, Linglong International Tire (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (LLIT) has cooperated closely with Thai banking group Kasikornbank over a number of years. The Linglong Tire subsidiary has now entered into an agreement with Kasikornbank that paves the way for the tyre maker’s continued expansion in Thailand.

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Al-Dobowi celebrates founder’s 70th with book and all-season tyre launch

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

During the recent Tire Cologne exhibition Tyres & Accessories met with Al-Dobowi founder and chairman Surender Kandhari and son and vice-chairman Jasjeev Kandhari. We even heard a little about Kandhari senior’s latest project – a book.

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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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Stamford shows Thailand and Vietnam-produced tyres in Cologne

Stamford shows Thailand and Vietnam-produced tyres in Cologne

25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Contract tyre supplier Firenza showcased five of the firm’s most popular ranges from car through to truck tyres.

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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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Linglong Tire signs carbon black agreement with Aditya Birla Group

Linglong Tire signs carbon black agreement with Aditya Birla Group

9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

India’s Aditya Birla Group is now Linglong Tire’s carbon black supplier. The Chinese tyre maker reports the signing of agreement with Aditya Birla subsidiary Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd. on 4 April at a ceremony attended by Wang Feng, president of Linglong Tire, Sanjeev Sood, president of Thai Carbon Black Public, and Amit Saini, the Birla Group company’s vice-president of sales and marketing.

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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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Continental begins equipping new Thailand tyre plant

Continental begins equipping new Thailand tyre plant

21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s only been four months since the foundation stone for Continental’s new tyre factory in Rayong, Thailand was laid, yet good progress has already been made. On 15 March the first machine was installed within the plant, an occasion celebrated by some 180 guests, Thai officials, as well as Continental management and representatives from the local project team, suppliers and dealers.

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ZC Rubber sales up 22%

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

At the ZC Rubber dealer meeting held in late January, the ZC Rubber reported that its 2017 sales revenue was up by about 22 per cent.

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ZC Rubber to expand capacity at Thailand plant

ZC Rubber to expand capacity at Thailand plant

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber will increase capacity at its Thailand plant, with the expansion online by the end of 2018. The company said the strategic expansion will include increased production of truck and bus, car and OTR tyres. ZC Thailand, the Thai subsidiary of ZC Rubber, opened in 2015 with a production line covering PCR, TBR, OTR and two-wheel tyres.

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ZC Rubber hosts dealer meeting in Thailand

ZC Rubber hosts dealer meeting in Thailand

8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber hosted a meeting for dealers and partners in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 Januaruy. The distributor conference was headlined, “More Progress More Achievement”, focusing on improving market share in local tyre markets. Ge Guorong, vice president of ZC Rubber, shared the great achievement in the 2017 that the company’s sales revenue was up for 2017, by about 22 per cent.

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