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February 2016
MRF Salman Khan

MRF, the Salman Khan of the Indian Tyre Industry : Shanty Chaddha Diaries.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm   /   Uncategorized

To the purists (which we have plenty in the Indian tyre industry) the title of this blog will be met with horror and in some quarters a bit of amusement too. Honestly, I was also amused when Raju (handyman in our family owned tyre retail store) made this comment. Such ideas come to an idle […]

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Bridgestone wins Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award at Tyre Technology International Awards.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm   /   International

An independent jury of top tyre industry experts has voted Bridgestone “Tyre Manufacturer of the Year” in the 2016 Tyre Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence.   Recognizing Bridgestone for its impressive global R&D investments and achievements in sustainable manufacturing, an independent jury of top tyre industry experts has voted Bridgestone “Tyre Manufacturer of […]

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BMW selects Bridgestone as O.E for its 7 series.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm   /   Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

BMW has selected Bridgestone as the OE tyre supplier to their latest generation BMW 7 series. The Australian subsidiary of Bridgestone has reported that the Potenza S001 run flat tyres will be fitted on the 730d, 740Li & 740i as standard equipment. The tyres fitted on these models will be of sizes 245/45R19, with an […]

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Hankook wins iF design award 2016 for product & professional Concept categories.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm   /   Editor's Choice, International

The Ultra-High Performance (UHP) tyre for winter season, i*cept evo2 & concept tyres of Boostrac & Alpike by Hankook have been awarded with the iF Design Award 2016 in the categories of Product & Professional Concept discipline. Hankook was also awarded in the Corporate Identity of Communication discipline with its Visual Contents Identity. The ultimate […]

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Sumitomo USA

Sumitomo begins production Falken brand tyres in North America.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm   /   International, Tyre Industry

Sumitomo Rubber USA (SRUSA) has cured its first Falken branded tyre at their plant in Buffalo, New-York. It is the first that a Falken tyre is being made in North America by Sumitomo Rubber USA. Kenji Onga, CEO & chairman of Sumitomo Rubber USA &, chairman, Sumitomo Rubber North America chairman said of the occasion […]

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Michelin Aeroplane tyres

Michelin to supply Boeing 777-330ER with tyres.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm   /   International, Tyre Industry

Michelin, a global tyre technology leader, has announced that from July 2016 it will be the sole source tyre supplier for the main landing gear on the final assembly line for the Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range). As a result, this long-haul aircraft, which can transport up to 400 passengers on a flight covering distances of […]

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Pirelli to extend shirt sponsor deal with Inter Milan for 5 more years.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm   /   International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

The Italian football giants FC Internazionale & Pirelli are in the process of finalizing a 5-year shirt sponsorship deal that would extend the football club & the tyre-maker’s long standing partnership. The Pirelli brand has been on the soccer club’s shirt for the past 20 years. Once the deal is finalized, the extension of the […]

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Probe against Chinese OTR tyre imports dropped by ITC. No respite for India & Sri Lanka.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm   /   Editor's Choice, International, Tyre Industry

The International Trade Commission has decided not to continue the investigation of Chinese off-the-road tyres, but will continue with its probe against OTR tyre imports from Sri Lanka & India. The agency voted 6-0 against further consideration of both countervailing & anti-dumping duties against the imports from China. Conversely, the ITC voted 6-0 in the […]

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible recalled to replace tyre labels with incorrect height information.

Posted: February 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm   /   Reader's Choice

Volkswagen is recalling 325 model year 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles equipped with 18-inch wheels. The recall, like many other safety recalls, involves only a label, or in this case tyre placards with incorrect sidewall height ratio information. That little issue is a violation of federal safety standards because installing a tyre too small for the […]

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MRF Salman Khan

MRF, the Salman Khan of the Indian Tyre Industry : Shanty Chaddha Diaries.

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 9:21 am   /   Featured

To the purists (which we have plenty in the Indian tyre industry) the title of this blog will be met with horror and in some quarters a bit of amusement too. Honestly, I was also amused when Raju (handyman in our family owned tyre retail store) made this comment. Such ideas come to an idle […]

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