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New car tyres are seen inside the Clairoix Continental tyre factory March 12, 2009 the day after announcements that the company will cut nearly 2,000 jobs and close production at two high-cost European tyre manufacturing sites amid a severe crisis in the auto industry. Production capacity of 8 million car tyres annually in its French site in Clairoix would affect some 1,200 employees.      REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - RTXCOHY

Continental releases new ContiTread Hybrid HT3 retread.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 8:12 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Continental is introducing this month a retread of the Conti Hybrid HT3 tyre for spread axle trailer applications used in the long haul and regional delivery. The ContiTread Hybrid HT3 features an improved wing design for added protection in high-scrub applications. Like the original tyre, the retread features an advanced tread compound to enhance mileage […]

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Michelin renews as official tyre sponsor of Formula E.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 8:11 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Michelin has renewed its role as Formula E’s sole tyre supplier through the end the 2020/21 season, extending its deal by two years, Formula E announced. As a founding partner of the electric street racing series, Michelin has supplied tyres to the competing teams since the race series began in 2014. The French tyre maker […]

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New CEO takes the reins at Kumho Tyre.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 8:05 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

At its recent extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, Kumho Tyre named Kim Jong-ho chairman and CEO for the next three years, Korean media have reported. The executive was previously the president of the tyre maker from April 2009 to January 2012. Kim was involved in Kumho Tyre’s debt-rescheduling programs during his term as chief and was in […]

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Porsche Macan now factory equipped with Nexen’s N’Fera RU1.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 7:53 am   /   Featured, International, Reader's Choice

Nexen Tyre is supplying original equipment (OE) tyres to high-performance automaker Porsche for the second time, the company announced. Nexen’s N’Fera RU1 tyre is being supplied for Porsche’s Macan compact luxury SUV in sizes 235/55R19 101Y and 255/50R19 103Y. The UHP sports driving tyre, which is also original equipment on the Porsche Cayenne SUV, offers […]

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Nokian Tyres restructures passenger tyre operations.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 7:53 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Nokian Tyres is changing its leadership and operational model for more efficient global business operations, the company said. Beginning January 1, 2018, the company’s passenger car tyre business unit will be managed by market and product line with each business area being responsible for the profitability and business development. The company’s new business areas are […]

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Michelin and Goodwood sign five-year sponsor deal.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 7:50 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Michelin has extended its tyre sponsorship of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for an additional five years, the tyre maker said. The deal confirms Michelin as the official tyre brand at the UK estate’s flagship international motoring events until 2022. Rebeca Nieto, commercial director for car, van and 4×4 for Michelin in […]

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Pirelli adopts new sustainable natural rubber policy.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 7:49 am   /   Featured, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Pirelli has adopted a new 12-point sustainable natural rubber policy that is intended to preserve forests and help develop local communities and economies. The policy acknowledges the increase in global demand for natural rubber and covers the entire supply chain including tier 2 suppliers. The company said: “Pirelli is committed to promote, develop and implement […]

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Goodyear enters e-commerce partnership with China’s JD.com.

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 7:48 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS

Goodyear Tyre and Rubber have entered a strategic partnership with JD.com, China’s largest retailer, to improve its product distribution in the country. Under the deal, Goodyear will provide products on a Goodyear-branded channel on JD.com that will collaborate with the company’s tyre and service centers in 10 cities in China. The arrangement will help Goodyear […]

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Apollo receives patent for special rubber grade.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 9:01 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, National, Reader's Choice

Apollo Tyres Ltd. and the Rubber Research Institute of India have developed a special grade of epoxide natural rubber, a new rubber compound for tyres that recently received a patent from the Indian government. The firm said this special grade ENR will replace the more-expensive styrene butadine rubber widely used in high-performance car tyres, including […]

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Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyre scheduled for 2018 debut.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Pirelli unveiled its new Scorpion All Terrain Plus performance tyre in Las Vegas at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this week. Replacing the Scorpion ATR, the new All Terrain Plus delivers maximum performance in demanding conditions, according to the Italian tyre maker. It is ideal for light trucks and SUVs, and uses a […]

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