Tag: Turkey

Continued growth in the East European Trailer market

19th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The East European market will grow by over 6 per cent in 2016 and by almost 5 per cent in 2017, according to a Clear International analysis. But there have been considerable changes. The figure for 2016 is considerably lower than was anticipated at the beginning of the year and the difference is mostly attributable to developments in Turkey. Political instability had already undermined business confidence in early 2016 and then in mid-year there was an attempted military coup. This has had a dire and worsening effect on business investment resulting in 10,000 trailers being wiped from the forecast.

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New consultant role for Brisa’s Şensoy; Ertan Kurt takes over as international markets director

New consultant role for Brisa’s Şensoy; Ertan Kurt takes over as international markets director

17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Halit Şensoy, international markets director at Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci for the past six and a half years, has been appointed consultant to the chief executive officer, OEM business. This appointment took effect 3 October, and as of that day his former position was taken on by Ertan Kurt, who is now responsible for the Lassa tyre brand’s sales and marketing at an international level.

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$310 million in international financing to aid Brisa tyre plant project

23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

Turkish joint venture tyre maker Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. – or Brisa, as it is more commonly known – intends to primarily utilise a US$150 million long-term loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and $160 million from a syndicated loan transaction arranged and coordinated by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) for the greenfield factory it is now building in Anatolia. A portion of the financing will also be directed towards the expansion of Brisa’s truck and bus tyre plant in Izmit.

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Trelleborg equips Claas Arion, Axos series during Turkey roadshow

Trelleborg equips Claas Arion, Axos series during Turkey roadshow

29th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg has been selected as official sponsor and original equipment supplier for all the tractors on show during the Claas Roadshow Event in Turkey. The roadshow started on 26 July and will stop in seven different locations around Turkey to meet approximately 5,000 farming professionals. Trelleborg field demonstrations will be held during the day to showcase the importance of selecting the optimal tyre inflation pressure for specific farming operations, as recommended using the Trelleborg Load Calculator (TLC).

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Petlas extends 4×4/SUV tyre range, offers run-flat tyres

Petlas extends 4×4/SUV tyre range, offers run-flat tyres

21st June 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the firm’s high profile stand at the last Reifen show in Essen at the end of May, Petlas is promoting its range of 4x4/SUV tyres. The company reports that these tyres “are being designed to meet user needs whether use them in off-road or highway”. However, the firm has also begun manufacturing more tyres equipped with run-flat technology, including run-flat equipped 4x4/SUV tyres.

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Sailun denies Jinyu is planning a tyre factory in Turkey

11th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Sailun-Jinyu Group has denied reports in Turkish newspaper Hürriyat suggesting the firm is planning on establishing a tyre factory in Turkey by 2020. The Hürriyat report, dated 5 March, said Sailun is planning to set up a joint-venture tyre factory in Turkey with its Turkish distribution partner there, Yeslas.

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Jinyu could be producing tyres in Turkey by 2020

5th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Various news reports suggest Jinyu, (which changed its name to Sailun Jinyu in 2014 following its merger with Sailun) could be building a new tyre plant in Turkey. According to the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, Jinyu is considering a joint-venture with local distributor Yeslas.

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Chicago Pneumatic opens new offices in Turkey

Chicago Pneumatic opens new offices in Turkey

19th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Tool and workshop equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has opened new offices in Turkey. The 300 square metre Customer Center in Istanbul has been set up to better meet the needs of distributors and customers across many industries, and it provides additional space for customer support and service, product and technical training activities, and it also features a fully equipped showroom.

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Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for Turkey factory

Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for Turkey factory

28th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has held an official opening ceremony for the group’s new tyre factory in Cankiri, Turkey, named Sumitomo Rubber AKO Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (SAT). The Falken brand manufacturer will use the new facility to supply both the local Turkish market, which is benefitting from the country’s steady economic growth, and the geographically adjacent EMEA regions.

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Delticom opens Turkish tyre portal

Delticom opens Turkish tyre portal

23rd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Online tyre retailer Delticom has entered a further national market with the launch of a B2C portal in Turkey. The new site follows the format the company has successfully adopted in existing markets and can be found at lastik-online.com.tr.

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Titan evaluating Brazil wheel facility, expansion in Turkey

30th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Titan International is considering an expansion of its wheel business in the coming half year. In the company’s second quarter 2015 results announcement, CEO and chairman Maurice Taylor reports that Titan International is “exploring plans to expand our wheel plant in Turkey” and to “establish a new wheel presence in Brazil to accompany our existing tyre business.” Taylor did not furnish any additional details about the two potential projects.

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Pietro Saletta appointed Goodyear’s new CEO for Turkey

Pietro Saletta appointed Goodyear’s new CEO for Turkey

8th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has named Pietro Saletta CEO of its Turkish operation. In an announcement sent to the Borsa Istanbul, Goodyear Lastikleri T.A.S. reports that Saletta will succeed Emin Yasar Ozkan in this role on 1 July following the latter’s resignation.

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Lassa Tyres sponsors all indoor FC Barcelona teams

Lassa Tyres sponsors all indoor FC Barcelona teams

3rd June 2015 | 0 Comments

FC Barcelona ad Lassa Tyres have signed a sponsorship deal which makes the Turkish tyre brand a global partner for the next four years. Under the global partnership rights, the club’s basketball, handball, futsal and roller hockey teams, will officially be named as “FC Barcelona Lassa”. The deal took effect on 1 June 2015 and makes Lassa Tyres the “Official Tyre Partner” of FC Barcelona.

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Brisa partners with Solar Impulse

Brisa partners with Solar Impulse

18th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Brisa, manufacturer of the Lassa brand, has become the Official Partner of round the world solar flight team – Solar Impulse in Turkey. Solar Impulse has set 1 March as the first possible take-off date for its first round-the-world solar flight starting from Abu Dhabi.  During its stopovers throughout its inter-continental journey, Solar Impulse will […]

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Vipal rubber on European public sector fleets

26th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Vipal reports that its rubber is supplying a number of public sector fleets in two European capitals – Istanbul, Turkey and Prague, Czech Republic. Vipal suggests that this success points to both confidence in the Brazilian manufactured products and the compatibility of retreading with sustainability policies.

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