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New CEO for US tyre retail giant Discount Tire

New CEO for US tyre retail giant Discount Tire

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The world's largest independent retailer of tyres and wheels has a new chief executive officer. US-based company Discount Tire has promoted Dean Muglia to the role. He succeeds Michael Zuieback, who will retain the role of executive chairman.

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Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Valeo has recently unveiled its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Valeo eDeliver4U was developed in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, which operates popular food delivery service Meituan Waimai.

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Yokohama OE tyre for 2020 Chrysler Voyager

Yokohama OE tyre for 2020 Chrysler Voyager

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber has announced another original equipment supply agreement, this time for North America. Its Yokohama Avid S34RV has been chosen as an original equipment tyre for 2020 Chrysler Voyager models sold in the US and Mexican markets. The Voyager will wear the tyre in size 235/65R17 104T.

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Goodyear buys two VI-grade driving simulators for tyre development

Goodyear buys two VI-grade driving simulators for tyre development

15th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has purchased new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic model, to enhance its product development. The tyre manufacturer has selected a Compact Simulator recently delivered to the company’s innovation centre in Luxembourg and a Dynamic Driving Simulator DiM250 (Driver-in-Motion) to be installed in Akron, Ohio, in the coming months.

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North America launch for BFGoodrich agricultural tyres

North America launch for BFGoodrich agricultural tyres

15th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has introduced a further brand to its agricultural segment portfolio in North America. In addition to selling Michelin and Kleber tyres as well as Camso tracks and systems, the company has now introduced farm tyres under the BFGoodrich brand name.

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Michelin installs Ansible Motion compact driving simulator to assist tyre R&D

Michelin installs Ansible Motion compact driving simulator to assist tyre R&D

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin is installing a new Ansible Motion Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulator at its North America Research & Development centre in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. The Theta C simulator offers virtual test driving and evaluation of tyre-road-vehicle interactions in advance and in parallel with physical testing, with detailed simulation environments. Michelin is the first company to take delivery of the Theta C simulator since the product was formally launched.

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Asahi Kasei opens Michigan office

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Materials maker Asahi Kasei America has opened an office in Novi, Michigan to reach out to the automotive industry in North America. In North America, Asahi Kasei manufactures and sells car interior materials, compound resins, and battery separators, as well as electronic components for the automotive industry.

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Bridgestone showcasing global mobility solutions at CES 2020

Bridgestone showcasing global mobility solutions at CES 2020

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is making its first-ever appearance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company is using an interactive display to demonstrate its mobility solutions for current mobility and future autonomous vehicles. They focus on extended mobility, improved safety and increased efficiency.

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Goodyear launches fleet servicing platform at CES

Goodyear launches fleet servicing platform at CES

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has unveiled AndGo, a vehicle servicing platform that combines predictive software and its US service network for consumer fleets, at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Currently available in selected US markets, the company states that it will expand its coverage by the middle of 2020.

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Bloom named president Hexpol Compounding Americas

3rd January 2020 | 0 Comments

Hexpol AB (publ.) has appointed Kenneth L. Bloom as new president of Hexpol Compounding Americas. Ken succeeds Tracy Garrison who decided to leave the company in November 2019. The new appointment took effect on 1 January 2020.

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US tyre retailer Les Schwab for sale

2nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

USA-based tyre retailer Les Schwab Tire Centers has confirmed it is seeking new ownership. In a statement issued on 24 December, the shareholder family of founder Les Schwab shared that “given the complexities of a fifth-generation family business and managing a company of our size, we are at an important point in the life of Les Schwab Tire Center.

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Michelin files suit against Chinese-made BFGoodrich “imposter”

Michelin files suit against Chinese-made BFGoodrich “imposter”

18th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s North American operation has filed a suit against a company importing “counterfeit” tyres from China. The tyres in question are said to violate patents for the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2.

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USA: Acquisition strengthens Goodyear’s fleet business

17th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its company-owned presence in the US Midwest through the purchase of Raben Tire for an undisclosed sum. The Indiana-based company operates several retreading facilities as well as more than 30 tyre and service outlets that cater to fleet and private customers.

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Tyremakers among 52 automotive suppliers in US$23 million antitrust settlement

6th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre manufacturers Toyo, Bridgestone and Continental are amongst the 52 automotive suppliers that paid a total of $23 million in settlements for antitrust law violations in California, USA.

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TECH USA launches new e-commerce site

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

TECH Tire Repairs, a wholly-owned company of Technical Rubber Company (TRC) has launched a new e-commerce site. According to the company, the site provides a way for any automotive, commercial truck or agriculture repair shop not supported by a TECH distributor, to access 24-7-365 TECH’s products.

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