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September 2016

BKT is “Committed to Growth” – Rajiv Poddar.

Posted: September 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, National, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

BKT joint director Mr. Rajiv Poddar made it clear to everyone in the industry, the message that, BKT is “Committed to Growth.” Earlier this month on September 14th, 2016, Tyre Times was invited by BKT Tires, to visit their tyre manufacturing plant in Bhuj. The plant, covering the area of 325 acres is one of […]

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BKT to release six new Earthmax tyres@ MINExpo International, USA.

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 11:48 am   /   International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

During the upcoming MINExpo International 2016, September 26-28, BKT USA, Inc. (subsidiary of Balkrishna Industries Ltd.) will be releasing six new tyres as part of its Earthmax range. The BKT Earthmax range is made up of 21 different patterns, each to meet a different need in the OTR sector. The Earthmax SR 46, Earthmax SR […]

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Bridgestone excited about Indian tyre industry prospects.

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 11:34 am   /   Editor's Choice, National, Tyre Industry

Naoto Yamagishi, Managing Director of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Technical Centre headquartered in Thailand, believes that a lot of the action is happening in the automotive arena in India.  With India projected to produce over five million cars by 2020 the country is well on its way to become the third largest market after China and […]

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Michelin to establish new company for aircraft tyre business in China.

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 10:57 am   /   International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

French tyre giant Michelin announced Tuesday it                                                                             was establishing a new company called MSAT or                         […]

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Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group

Kumho Asiana Group’s chairman desperate to buy Khumho’s tyre unit.

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 10:43 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, Tyre Industry

Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, looks desperate to buy back the group’s tyre unit, a key missing piece of Korea’s former eighth-largest family-controlled conglomerate, according to industry analysts Tuesday. However, he is expected to face a bumpy road ahead as he is short of money after already spending tens of billions of won […]

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Major ports in India to offer 80% discount on vehicle transportation.

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 10:07 am   /   National, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

The Shipping Ministry on Wednesday said that all the major ports will provide a discount of 80 per cent for two years on vessel related charges and costal related charges for costal transportation of vehicles through Ro-Ro ships. “This discount is also extended to other similar ships such as Ro-Pax, PCC, PCTC, PTC etc. An […]

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VW trucks singles out India for its expansion in Asia.

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 9:09 am   /   International, Tyre Industry

According to a statement made by VW trucks chief Andreas Renschler, Volkswagen is looking at ways to expand its truck operations in Asia as it seeks to build a global business to challenge rivals Daimler and Volvo .  Though VW’s trucks division is preoccupied with aligning its MAN and Scania brands more closely to boost […]

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Michelin introduces XDR3.

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 10:38 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, Tyre Industry

Following six years of development and testing that involved the equivalent of circling the earth more than 625 times, Michelin has introduced a successor to its XDR2 mining tyre. The new XDR3 is available from this month in size 40.00 R 57, and as of January 2017 it will be joined in the range by […]

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Cooper Tire & Rubber reach Key milestone in guayule rubber project.

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 10:34 am   /   International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Scientists working on Cooper Tire & Rubber’s guayule rubber project have reportedly reached a key milestone on the path to producing, by mid-2017, a concept tyre in which guayule-based polymers replace all natural and synthetic rubbers. Their testing has shown guayule to be an effective substitute material in certain components, with tyres produced using these […]

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Manfred Zoni appointed as sales director for Hankook in DACH region.

Posted: September 22, 2016 at 10:25 am   /   International, Tyre Industry

Following a restructuring of Hankook Tire’s truck tyre business in German-speaking markets, Manfred Zoni has taken over as sales director for the ‘DACH’ markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Zoni’s appointment took effect 16 September, and in his new role he reports directly to Dietmar Olbrich, the tyre maker’s vice-president for sales and marketing in […]

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