Hankook introduces its first tire made in America

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Hankook Tire is expanding its passenger tire segment with the release of the KINERGY PT (H737), a premium touring all-season tire, the company’s first tire made exclusively in the U.S. at its new plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The KINERGY PT is optimized for long-distance travel, safety and driving performance through enhanced traction.

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Goodyear acquires tire tech company Ventech Systems

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Goodyear Tire announced today that it has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems, an automated tire inspection technology company, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau.

Ventech Systems (https://ventech.de/en), based in Dorsten, Germany, delivers innovative measuring devices for the vehicle industry. The company was founded in 2006. It provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that quickly and easily checks tire pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles.

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Goodyear to buy German tire inspection technology firm

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AKRON — Goodyear is pushing further into the fleet management business by agreeing to buy Ventech Systems G.m.b.H., a Germany-based developer of automated tire inspection technology under the trade name PneuScan.

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Goodyear, Case Western Reserve University Launch Shared Mobility Innovation Competition

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is once again sponsoring a business design and innovation competition to uncover future mobility solutions in an emerging world of shared vehicle usage.

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India slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese truck and bus tires

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New Delhi, India – The Indian government’s ministry of finance has imposed anti-dumping duties on radial truck and bus (TBR) tires imported from China, according to an 18 Sept official notice.

The decision followed an…

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Michelin Earthmover adds two new sizes for XHA2

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Michelin Earthmover today announced the launch of two new sizes of the Michelin XHATM 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management. The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders.

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Nokian Tyres Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Plant

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Patti Renner returns to Babcox Media as editor of Tire Review. Since leaving Babcox in 1997 (former editor of Underhood Service), she owned and operated a chain of specialty retail shops, worked with small businesses on their online marketing approach, and served as VP Marketing North America for a global marketing technology company.

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Goodyear Acquires Ventech Systems

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has acquired Ventech Systems GmbH, an automated tire inspection technology.

“Over the past three years, our Goodyear Proactive Solutions business has collaborated with Ventech Systems to integrate its data gathering and analysis capabilities into our fleet management solution,” said Christopher Helsel, Goodyear vice president and chief technology officer.

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Michelin Replacing Continental as IMSA Partner

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Continental Tire the Americas is ending its sponsorship of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) at the end of the contract term in 2018. Michelin North America will serve as official sponsor of the series starting in 2019.

“The significance of this expanded partnership with Michelin, one of the world’s most recognized premium brands, cannot be overstated,” said Scott Atherton, IMSA president.

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Pirelli making ‘softer than ultra-soft’ tyre for 2018

Sunday 17 September at 10:35 Pirelli making ‘softer than ultra-soft’ tyre for 2018 Font size: Sunday 17 September at 10:35 : Sep.17 (GMM) Pirelli has committed to supplying softer tyres to F1 teams and drivers in 2018. Although the tyres are bigger this year to accommodate the much faster 2018 cars, there has been widespread criticism of the compounds — especially the hardest ones.

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