Tag: USA

Hankook Tire a Honda double award winner

Hankook Tire a Honda double award winner

24th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that two awards came its way at this year’s Honda Supplier Conference in the USA. The tyre maker was one of just four “double award” suppliers to receive Supplier of the Year awards for excellence in both Quality & Delivery as well as Value. In total, Honda honoured 85 North American OEM parts suppliers.

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Sentury Tire: Plans for USA tyre plant on hold

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

It appears that Sentury Tire has paused its project to set up a tyre factory in the USA. Local newspaper the Valley Times News shares that work has been “placed on hold indefinitely.”

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Nokian Tyres: US factory launch team training in Europe

Nokian Tyres: US factory launch team training in Europe

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a month of orientation, Nokian Tyres has sent the first group of employees hired for its new factory in the USA on a six-week training experience at its facilities in Russia and Finland. The training trip’s aim is to equip members of the Dayton, Tennessee plant launch team with the skills they’ll need when beginning the production process ramp-up ahead of the start of commercial production in 2020.

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Introducing tyre royalty…

Introducing tyre royalty…

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Here in the UK and in Europe, Uniroyal belongs to the Continental tyre portfolio, but in North America it is a Michelin brand. And across the pond, Uniroyal Tires has gained a new brand mascot – Royal.

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USA: Tyre makers’ association voices support for ‘Tire Caucus’

USA: Tyre makers’ association voices support for ‘Tire Caucus’

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) says it “applauds” the recent formation of the bipartisan Congressional Tire Caucus, co-chaired by Joe Wilson and Jim Cooper, members of the House of Representatives from South Carolina and Tennessee, two states with significant tyre manufacturing footprints.

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STARCO’s UK wheel solution hits Las Vegas

STARCO’s UK wheel solution hits Las Vegas

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

By taking advantage of synergies arising from its acquisition by Kenda in 2017, STARCO has introduced its UK-made Flex lite wheel solution to the US market. Kenda USA subsidiary Martin Wheel presented this European market top-seller at a trade show in Las Vegas last week. STARCO shares that interest in the 10- to 15-inch solutions amongst end-users was strong, and it looks forward to receiving feedback about Flex lite from US-based manufacturers and distributors.

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Continental: High retread demand driving 300% production boost at USA plant

Continental: High retread demand driving 300% production boost at USA plant

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost 60 ContiLifeCycle partners around the world, including 30 in the USA and Canada, currently retread tyres using ContiTread treads. Demand for these pre-cure treads is growing in North America. For this reason, Continental is raising production this year at its February 2018-inaugurated tread plant in Mount Vernon, USA by 300 per cent compared to 2018 levels. A second shift was added in March to facilitate this.

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USA increasing tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese imports…including tyres

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

In the USA, the recent United States Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 investigation exploring potential tariffs on a range of Chinese imports has reported back. After tariffs of 10 per cent were put into place in September, the planned increase to 25 per cent in January was delayed while trade talks continued.

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Nokian’s US staff travelling to Europe for training

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres is sending the first group of US employees from its Dayton, Tennessee factory to Europe for training. After a month of orientation, Nokian reports that it is sending the staff group on a six-week training trip to its facilities in Russia and Finland.

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Tirescanner.com appoints VP sales

Tirescanner.com appoints VP sales

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Tirescanner.com has appointed former Jack Williams director of marketing, Scott Friedman as VP of sales. The US online tyre sales portal’s president, and founder of Blackcircles.com in the UK, Mike Welch said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Scott into the Tirescanner family. It is really important to me that we appoint the very best talent from the tyre industry.”

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Clif Armstrong to lead Marangoni North America

Clif Armstrong to lead Marangoni North America

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Tread North America (M.T.N.A.) is preparing for a change of leadership. Bill Sweatman, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will retire on 1 May and be succeeded by Clif Armstrong.

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TGI appoints Wheeler to head North American sales team

TGI appoints Wheeler to head North American sales team

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based independent tyre wholesaler Tire Group International (TGI) has appointed Rick Wheeler its vice-president of National Sales. In his role, Wheeler is responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service teams for the North American market.

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Four new USTMA board members

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

US tyre industry representative body the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reports that its Board of Directors has elected four new members. They are: Samuel Choi, chief executive officer and president, Kumho Tires USA; Marco Crola, chairman and chief executive officer, Pirelli Tire North America; Don Bunn, president and chief executive officer, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.; and Tom Lehner, vice-president, Government Affairs, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. The appointments take effect immediately, with each new board member serving a three-year term.

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Rosava making inroads in USA

Rosava making inroads in USA

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre maker Rosava comments that “any Ukrainian manufacturer would consider supplying his products to the USA market a significant achievement.” For this reason, it is proud to announce that its products have begun to gain traction in that market.

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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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