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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

Construction on Continental’s Mississippi training center set to begin.

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 10:14 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

About two years after announcing it will build a $1.45 billion tyre plant west of Jackson, Mississippi, Continental Tyre is ready to start construction on its employee training centre in the area. The centre will be the first related facility completed and will be used for job interviews, employee onboarding and training. It is expected […]

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Hankook and Radical enter global tyre partnership.

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 10:13 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Hankook Tyre is providing original equipment tyres for the racing and road models made by British sports car manufacturer Radical. The South Korean tyre company said it is supplying the Ventus Race slick (F200) and rain version (Z207) motorsport tyres and its Ventus S1 evo² for Radical cars approved for road use. Through the partnership, […]

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Zenises now accepting Bitcoin currency.

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 10:10 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

International tyre distributor Zenises announced in December that it is accepting Bitcoin for all of its traditional and online transactions. The business says it is the first company in the industry to accept the cryptocurrency. Zenises has been working with the technology at its R&D center in Madrid with the help of experts in the […]

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Continental in early talks about corporate restructuring.

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 10:08 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Continental said it is in the early stages of talks about a structural overhaul that would make the company more nimble as the car industry transitions to electric and self-driving vehicles. The auto parts and tyre maker is reviewing options for its future corporate structure and combustion engine business, according to Reuters. Rolf Woller, head […]

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Alliance Tyre Americas announces restructuring and new president.

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 10:07 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Alliance Tyre Americas (ATA) has announced that the company is combining its sales, operations and leadership responsibilities for the North American market and the South American region effective immediately. Under the leadership of new president Dhaval Nanavati, ATA will now serve customers from Canada to Chile. James Clark, president of ATA since 2014, is leaving […]

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Linglong researching aircraft tyre development.

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:27 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

China’s Shandong Linglong Tyre is participating in a research project to develop radial tyres for large aircraft used in China’s civil aviation industry. At a project kickoff meeting held December 18, Linglong discussed research of advanced composite materials for aircraft radial tyres as one of the key projects being conducted by the National Natural Science […]

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Kumho Tyre debt deadline extended, business separates from parent company.

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:24 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Korea Development Bank (KDB) and other creditors of Kumho Tyre have agreed on a rollover of 1.9 trillion won ($1.8 billion) in debt that was due in late December, Korean news sources said. The month-long extension allows time to form a recovery plan to stabilize the tyre maker after the sale to China’s Doublestar failed. […]

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Leadership changes announced at Yokohama Tyre.

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:20 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Yokohama Tyre (YTC) has announced three organizational leadership promotions that are effective immediately. Hideto Katsuragawa was named chairman of YTC. Katsuragawa, a YRC board member and senior managing corporate officer, remains president and CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA), which oversees all Yokohama-related operations in North America, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of […]

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Nokian introduces new tyres for multiple markets.

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:18 am   /   Featured, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Nokian Tyres has introduced the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV, Nokian WR SUV 4 and Nokian WR G4 winter tyres. The new-generation non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 and R3 SUV winter tyres are available for the Nordic, Russian and North American markets and offer comfort, safety and greener driving. The Nokian WR SUV 4 […]

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Yokohama Tyre equipping Dakar Rally team.

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:13 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Yokohama Tyre’s Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tyres will be used in the Dakar Rally on the SsangYong Motorsport Tivoli DKR vehicle, the company announced. The rally runs January 6-20, 2018 in South America. Fardad Niknam, Yokohama Tyre’s director of segment development, said the Dakar Rally is the toughest endurance rally on the planet and the […]

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