Pirelli looks to boost its LT tire share in North America


LOS ANGELES — Pirelli Tire North America L.L.C.’s journey to becoming more American — which started this year with an overture to the muscle car crowd — will take a decidedly light-truck-oriented

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World Pneumatic Tire – Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021

World Pneumatic Tire – Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021 Marketintelreports – Monday, December 5, 2016. Submitted by rahul . Pneumatic tires are in high demand in the automotive industry. Pneumatic tires are rubber tires filled with compressed air that enhances the tires loading capacity and improves the overall performance of the vehicle.

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CR names top-rated tire brands


YONKERS, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2016) — Michelin, Pirelli and Continental are considered the top-three rated tire brands in the latest testing by Consumer Reports (CR).

To compare tire brands, CR said it calculated a brand’s score by averaging the overall scores of the tested models (the scale ranges from 0 to 100) in its tire test program, which provides detailed ratings on 150 tire models from more than 25 brands.

CR rated tires in several categories, including all-season and performance all-season car tires, ultra-high-performance (UHP) all-season and summer tires, all-season and all-terrain truck tires, winter/snow tires for cars and trucks, and performance winter/snow tires.

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New appointments at Hankook Tire for 2017


Hankook Tire and its holding company Hankook Tire Worldwide have announced a round of executive appointments that will take effect on 1 January 2017. The first day of the new year sees Hankook Tire Worldwide take on two new senior vice-presidents and two vice-presidents, while Hankook Tire has promoted one new senior vice-president and 14 vice-presidents.

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Hankook Technodome hosts annual Design Insight Forum


A ‘Design Insight Forum’ is taking place today at the new Hankook Technodome in South Korea. According to Hankook Tire, the Design Insight Forum is a platform for cultivating future leaders and unveiling “best of the best” cutting-edge concepts.

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Linglong appeal denied in Horizon Tire contract case


Cincinnati, Ohio – A US Court of Appeals has denied an appeal by Linglong Americas Inc. seeking arbitration in its 18-month-old breach-of-contract trade case against Horizon Tire Inc.

Medina, Ohio-based Linglong Americas—a subsidiary of China’s Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd.—is weighing its options for appeal and will decide within the next few weeks, said Stephen Williger, an attorney for Cleveland-based Thompson Hine LLP, representing Linglong.

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Toyoda Gosei touts heat resistance of rubber technology

KIYOSU, Japan—Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has established material technology for rubber that readily regains its shape after force has been applied for long times at high temperatures.

The technology was honored at the 71st Rubber Technology Advancement Awards sponsored by the Society of Rubber Science and Technology in Japan.

 “Our aim was to develop new high performance rubber materials for sealing parts that will be used in battery units and other components of next-generation vehicles,” a Toyoda Gosei spokeswoman said. “There is a demand for long-term durability, and this new technology will help with that.”


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Goodyear launches real-time fleet management system


Brussels – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched a new pan-European fleet management business called Goodyear Proactive Solutions, the company has announced.

The business offers vehicle-to-fleet operations management systems featuring “advanced telematics and predictive analytics technology,” said Goodyear on 23 Nov.

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Yokohama Tire Philippines Celebrates 20 Years


The Yokohama Rubber Co. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI).

In celebration of 20 years, YTPI invited employees, Yokohama leadership and local government officials to a ceremony at the Quest Hotel in the Clark Freeport Zone near its headquarters.

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Alliance Tire Americas appoints new VP of operations


John Mancinelli is the new vice-president of operations at Alliance Tire Americas (ATA). Describing him as a “logistics expert”, ATA shares that Mancinelli brings with him more than 15 years of experience in leading complex operations, logistics, demand planning and customer support organisation for global leaders in other sectors.

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