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January 2016
Toyota Daihatsu buy out

Toyota planning to buy out Daihatsu Motor Co. not Suzuki as rumored.

Posted: January 27, 2016 at 11:31 am   /   Editor's Choice

Recently, the news of Toyota Motor Corp. & Suzuki Motor Corp. strengthening their ties has been doing the rounds in the global automotive industry. So far, we had refrained for making any comments on the news as there was no substance to the reports. However, in the light of some new developments that have just […]

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10 reasons which make distributors of imported tyres struggle in the Indian market – The Shanty Chaddha Diaries.

Posted: January 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm   /   Featured

Hi Shanty, It was Pammy on the other side. Pammy is my friend from the tyre industry and is a distributor of an imported non-Chinese tyre brand in India. He wanted to meet up, and we agreed to catch up at Starbucks in Connaught Place. The first look at him and I knew he was […]

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MRF announced as global partner by ICC.

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 4:36 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Tyre Industry

The International Cricket Council has announced MRF Tyres, a market leader in automotive tyres, as their Global Partner for ICC events in a four-year-deal from 2016-20. The announcement was made at the MRF Tyres headquarters in Chennai which was attended by ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, MRF Tyres’s Chairman and Managing Director, K.M Mammen, former […]

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Michelin to enter scooter tyre segment in India

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Tyre Industry

French tyre major Michelin today announced its foray into the fast growing scooter segment in India with the launch of its MICHELIN City Pro range. “Scooters have become increasingly popular in India and emerged as a preferred choice of commuting because of ease of riding and parking in congested areas,” said Pradeep G Thampy, Michelin […]

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Apollo to recycle tyres for sports field in India.

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm   /   Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Carrying forward its association with Manchester United Football Club, Apollo Tyres Ltd. has inaugurated India’s first ‘Go The Distance’ football pitch in Powai, Mumbai. The first such playing surface, created using recycled rubber, is just outside the home ground of Manchester United, Old Trafford, in the United Kingdom. Satish Sharma, president of the Asia Pacific, […]

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MRF Planning a new plant to ramp up its production capabilities

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm   /   National, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Tyre major MRF has said it is looking to set up a new plant to ramp up production as its existing nine units are running to full capacity. The company confirmed that Gujarat is one of the states on its radar. Speaking to FE, Koshy K Varghese, executive vice president (marketing), MRF said no call […]

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Apollo Tyres Partners up with One Touch Response to provide safety assistance services

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm   /   Editor's Choice, National, Tyre Industry

Apollo Tyres & the technology company One Touch Response (OTR) have come together to provide on demand safety & immediate assistance services for Apollo’s customers. The services will be available to Apollo customers free of cost as was announced by the company. These services will range across a wide host of emergency situations such as, […]

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MRF replaces Jk Tyre as sponsors for Volkswagen’s Vento Cup.

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Tyre Industry

Volkswagen Motorsport India has confirmed that its racing series The Vento Cup will switch from JK Tyre to MRF Tyres in the new season, ending a six year partnership with JK Tyre. Earlier it was announced that Vento Cup will be run alongside the Indian National Racing Championship which is promoted by the Madras Motor […]

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Nokian Tyres promotes several senior staff members.

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm   /   International

Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has promoted a number of senior staff members in a bid to improve the distribution, development and harmonization of company’s procudures. The managing director of Nokian’s Vianor Holding unit since 2010, Alexej von Bagh, has been given the responsibility for Nokian’s global process development with effect from April 1. Mr. Von Bagh […]

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