Tag: USA

Alliance Tire Americas becomes John Deere Partner-level supplier

Tuesday 20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Americas has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company was selected for the honour in recognition of the quality of its products and services and its commitment to continuous improvement.

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ContiTread rubber production starts in the USA

ContiTread rubber production starts in the USA

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has begun making ContiTread pre-cure tread rubber in the USA. A new pre-cured tread manufacturing facility at the tyre maker’s Mound Vernon plant in Illinois has commenced production of the tread compound, and Continental anticipates that the facility will reach full operation by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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Falken OE on Ram 1500

Falken OE on Ram 1500

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Another North American market original equipment approval for Sumitomo Rubber Industries: The Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA has been selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a factory-fitted option for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck. According to Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc., the Wildpeak A/T will be supplied for mounting on the Ram 1500 in sizes LT275/65R18 (113/110S) and 275/55R20 (113T).

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Giti wins Walmart award

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire USA recently received a US manufacturing award from Walmart for its commitment to produce American made tyres. The tyremaker was recognized in front of thousands of Walmart suppliers on 31 January at the Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas.The event was for offshore manufacturers who have initiated manufacturing operations in the US.

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Distribution: Cooper building 1-million ft² warehouse

Distribution: Cooper building 1-million ft² warehouse

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber is in the process of expanding its warehousing capabilities in the USA. A new facility is currently being built in Byhalia, Mississippi, a location the tyre maker selected for its proximity to the Cooper tyre factories in Findlay (Ohio), Texarkana (Arkansas) and Tupelo (Mississippi). When completed this autumn, the 1 million square foot (92,900 square metre) warehouse will be the largest distribution centre for Cooper in the country.

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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

Thursday 1st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year. In 2017 Hankook secured OE deals with two of the top-selling sedans on the US market, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

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Goodyear launches Eagle Enforcer All Weather for US police and first responders

Friday 26th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched the new Eagle Enforcer All Weather police tyre during its 2018 Customer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, this week.

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TRM signs Shamrock to market Latitude retreading equipment in the US

Wednesday 24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Italian retread equipment manufacturer TRM has developed a new line of automated retreading equipment for the US market and signed an agreement with Shamrock Marketing, Inc. of Louisville Kentucky to be the authorized dealer. The new line, called “Latitude”, is built around a robotic style buffing machine that is designed to minimize process time, cut labour, and increase consistency in buff texture. The equipment line will be officially launched in March 2018 during the Mid-American-Truck-Show in Louisville, KY with live demonstrations at Shamrock’s facility.

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FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

FineLine Technologies has acquired Ferm RFID Solutions B.V., a Netherlands-based provider of RFID solutions for the automotive and aviation tyre industry. As part of FineLine’s strategy to meet the unique item identification needs of today’s global supply chains, this acquisition enables the business to offer a complete range of barcode and RFID enabled tyre labelling solutions to the automotive and aviation industries.

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Goodyear applying its artificial intelligence technology to on-demand mobility

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2016, Goodyear Europe launched its Proactive Solutions in the UK and 11 other European markets, offering fleets a predictive maintenance model. Goodyear’s know-how in the realm of artificial intelligence is now being put to use in the on-demand car sharing and ride hailing services sector in the USA; Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced its participation in a pilot programme with start-up firm Stratim.

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Training centre to form key part of Triangle’s new US tyre factory

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

North Carolina’s Edgecombe County will build a manufacturing training centre at Kingsboro to provide a trained workforce for Triangle, as part of its agreement with Chinese tyre manufacturer.

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Clarification: Michelin, Sumitomo Corporation tyre wholesaling JV

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to clear any consfusion arising from the announcement that Michelin and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) are forming a joint venture to pool tyre wholesale resources in the USA and Mexico, the Micheldever Group has issued a statement stressing that it is not in any way connected with Sumitomo Corporation or its North American subsidiary.

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Incentives helped Triangle decide to build US factory in North Carolina

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire’s decision to build its North American manufacturing facility in North Carolina was helped by the offer of $152 million in state and local financial enticements, state officials announced December 19. The company will receive $66 million in state incentives and $86 million from Edgecombe County. The two-phase project is expected to be complete by 2023.

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Triangle Tyre selects site for USA factory project

Triangle Tyre selects site for USA factory project

Wednesday 20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

An announcement made yesterday confirms Kingsboro (Edgecombe County), North Carolina as the site for the new Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. plant in the United States. Sharing news of the project, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stated that Triangle intends to invest nearly US$580 million in the area.

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Point S begins new distribution centre partnership in USA

Monday 18th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Further growth for Point S in the USA. Thanks to a new distribution partnership in Memphis, the cooperative network is expanding into the state of Tennessee. The partnership brings with it a new distribution centre. The fourth Point S distribution centre in the USA, the facility offers over 120,000 square feet of tyre warehousing.

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