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Yokohama to increase commercial tyre prices in Canada.

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 9:12 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Yokohama Tyre has announced that it will increase prices by up to 4% on medium commercial tyres sold in Canada. The price increase will go into effect July 1, 2017. The company said the increase will support its goals for achieving customer and product objectives. Yokohama Tyre Canada markets and distributes a full line of […]

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Falken’s Sincera selected for Nissan Rogue Sport.

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Sumitomo Rubber has announced the company is supplying its high-performance Falken Sincera SN250A A/S SUV tyre to Nissan Motor as original equipment on the new Rogue Sport compact sport utility vehicle. The vehicle went on sale in North America this spring and is fitted with size 215/60R17 96H of the Sincera. A variant of Nissan’s […]

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Firestone introduces severe service truck tyre.

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 8:41 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Bridgestone has launched the Firestone FS818 wide-base radial truck tyre for on-and-off-highway applications. Designed for all-position use, the Firestone FS818 tyre offers dependable long-lasting service in severe service environments, according to Bridgestone. The tyre features a wide-base for higher payloads and outstanding flotation, and a tread compound that resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. […]

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Yokohama Tyre partners with Nitro World Games

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 8:38 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Yokohama Tyre is partnering with the Nitro Circus organization as the official partner of the Nitro World Games, which will be held June 24 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Yokohama, already the exclusive tyre of the Nitro Circus Live Tour in the US, is the presenting sponsor of the Skate Best Tricks […]

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Birla Carbon releases its fifth Sustainability Report.

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 11:34 am   /   Editor's Choice, National, NEWS

PRESS RELEASE. Birla Carbon today announced the release of its 2017 Sustainability Report titled, ‘Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business’. The report goes a step deeper and closer, exploring the value of carbon black while making its business more sustainable. The report can be accessed at http://sustainability.birlacarbon.com In his message to all readers, […]

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Pirelli to stop tyre production in Venezuela

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 9:10 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

A lack of raw materials is behind Pirelli’s decision to suspend production at its Guacara tyre plant in Venezuela, The tyre maker views the production stop as a temporary measure, however it has widely been reported as an indefinite pause. Production was stopped for a fortnight in January and February and only recommenced after raw […]

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India’s rubber output up nearly 25%

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 9:06 am   /   Editor's Choice, National, NEWS

Figures released by the Rubber Board of India on 19 May show that total national production of rubber reached 48,000 tons in April 2017. The output is a 23.1% increase compared to the same month in 2016 when 39,000 were produced. The board note that if this trend to higher volumes is maintained it is […]

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New appointments at Toyo Tyres

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 9:04 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

There have been a number of changes to the senior management of Toyo Tyre & Rubber. Tamotsu Sakuramoto has taken on responsibility as general manager for the Japanese group’s Administration division effective as of June 1, 2017. On the same day Tomohisa Yamaguchi has been moved to become the administration division president of Toyo subsidiary […]

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Giti named as 2018 partner for Volkswagen Atlas

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 9:01 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Volkswagen has chosen Giti Tyre as the supplier of fitments for the 2018 edition of its new top-size SUV, the Atlas. The Atlas will be available with either a 2.0 or 3.6 liter engine. It is 16.5 feet long to accommodate a threerow passenger compartment that can hold up to seven people. Fitments from California’s […]

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Michelin makes €33 million investment in Romanian factory

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 8:54 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS

Michelin is set to increase production of intermediate tyres at its existing Eastern European plant in Zalau, Romania. The French-headquartered multinational is committing €33 million ($37 million) in investments to achieve this, and create 100 more jobs, according to a report from Romanian-Insider.com. Zalau will then become the only site in Europe to manufacture tyres […]

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