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Michelin CrossClimate ‘exceeds all expectations’ at British Gas

Michelin CrossClimate ‘exceeds all expectations’ at British Gas

British Gas states that the Michelin CrossClimate has “exceeded expectations”. Britain’s largest energy provider’s 13,000-strong commercial vehicle fleet has been running on the tyre for more than a year; it switched in mid-2015 after fleet manager Colin Marriott tested the tyre at a launch event in Geneva, comparing the technology […]

August 8, 2016 ×

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CNRC, Pirelli OK asset swaps

China National Rubber Co. (CNRC) and Pirelli & Co. S.p.A. have approved the transfer of ownership stakes in their respective consumer and industrial tire activities to each other. The transaction, according to Pirelli, will boost its available annual consumer tire capacity in China by about 75 percent to 12 million units. The asset […]

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Sumitomo Rubber plots US expansion after Goodyear breakup

OSAKA — Sumitomo Rubber Industries will spend about 9 billion yen ($88.9 million) to double production capacity at an American tire plant as it scrambles to keep up with the competition after the end of a partnership with Goodyear Tire & Rubber of the U.S. Capacity at the site in New York […]

August 5, 2016 ×

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China’s Sentury Tire eyes Georgia for $500 million U.S. manufacturing plant

A Chinese tire maker could bring a $500 million plant to Tennessee. According to sister paper Atlanta Business Chronicle, Sentury Tire is eyeing a Tennessee Valley Authority-certified “Megasite” outside Memphis. Also in the running is a site outside LaGrange, Georgia. According to the Chronicle, the plant would lead to the creation of […]

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Bridgestone Completed the Acquisition of Speedy France

Bridgestone Completed the Acquisition of Speedy France

Following the acquisition of all necessary approvals on July 28, Bridgestone EMEA has completed the 100 per cent acquisition of fast fit network Speedy France. Bridgestone EMEA announced its plan to acquire the French retail chain on 30 May 2016. The completion of the Speedy France transaction occurred shortly before […]

August 5, 2016 ×

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Eight Things that Make Driving Hell

Eight Things that Make Driving Hell

It’s easy to blame people who don’t use winter tires and drive too fast, cars that have brutal blind spots because of wide pillars or annoying touchscreens you can’t see in bright sunlight. But sometimes, it’s not the cars at all that are a problem; it’s the environment we drive […]

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Radar brand adds value-priced tire

Radar brand adds value-priced tire

Omni United Pte. Ltd.’s Radar brand now includes a new value-priced, all-season tire for passenger cars and SUVs. According to Omni, the Dimax 4 Season — with Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certification — is designed for handling in all weather conditions while delivering high mileage at a value price. Read […]

August 4, 2016 ×

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Conti eyes further expansion in China

Conti eyes further expansion in China

Continental A.G. has secured an option to buy a plot of land adjacent to its tire plant in Hefei, opening the possibility of expanding the 5-year-old facility further in the near future. Conti did not commit at this time to any specific expansion, but Burkhardt Koeller, chairman of Continental Reifen […]

August 4, 2016 ×

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UK Tire Survey Reveals over 10 million Vehicles Could be Driven with an Illegal Tire in 2016

Survey of over 340,000 replaced tires by TyreSafe in partnership with Highways England at 819 retail outlets More than 27% of tires already illegal at point of replacement Over 10 million vehicles on the UK’s roads could be driven with an illegal tyre North West has the highest percentage of […]

August 4, 2016 ×