Michelin moves Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4

Following the earlier cancellation of the Movin’On Summit in Montreal, Michelin has decided to hold the Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4.

The spotlight for this online event will be on: the ongoing durable mobility challenges tackled by Movin’On Communities of interest, and the Grand Finale of the Movin’On Startup Challenge.

“In these troubled times, we can all witness how essential mobility is. In this context, Movin’On lives and works on with even more determination to carry on co-innovating and to propose new sustainable mobility solutions and models.

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Orion breaks ground at Cologne logistics center

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Orion Engineered Carbons has broken ground for a logistics center at its manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.

The warehouse for the supplier of carbon black, which is used for various rubber products including tires, will cover 8,850 m2  and have the capacity for 12,400 pallets.

Built by construction company Goldbeck, the building will have eight truck docks, and about 100 trucks will pass through the gates every day.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

TRAC Postpones 2020 Events: Rubber Recycling Symposium and 100th Members Meeting

In the wake of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) leadership decided to postpone their 100th Members Meeting & Gala as well as the Rubber Recycling Symposium to 2021.

The tire industry offers a beacon of light for other industrial sectors as they strive for a circular economy, rooted in making the most efficient use of resources—over and over again. The Symposium will embark on finding new and better ways to develop and nurture a circular economy.

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Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres names Moisio as CEO

(Reuters) – Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres Plc (TYRES.HE) said late on Tuesday its board has appointed Jukka Moisio as chief executive, taking over from Hille Korhonen, whose three-year tenure was marked by decline of almost 50% in the company’s value.

Moisio, who headed packaging firm Huhtamaki (HUH1V.HE) from 2008 to 2019, will start on Wednesday.

“Jukka Moisio has a proven record in successfully leading stock listed companies and company turnarounds, delivering strong financial performance and shareholder returns,” Chairman Jukka Hienonen said in a statement.

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Pirelli: likely increase in car usage as motorists continue distancing

With coronavirus lockdowns lifting around the world, heightened vigilance in social interactions is likely to continue for some time. One effect of this could be an increased use of private cars, as commuters eschew public transport options to limit their contact with other people. The economic reality of this suggests that those in the financial position to drive are even more likely to do so. And in turn these motorists are more likely to drive cars that require the fitment of larger tyres.

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Canadian Auto Sector Seeks Government Customer Incentives

Canada’s automotive trade groups are pressing the federal government to launch a scrappage incentive program to help the industry out of its COVID-19-related slump.

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Assn., Global Automakers of Canada and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Assn. have proposed that the government offer  consumers between C$1,500 to C$3,000 ($1,090 to $2,180) when they trade in an old vehicle and replace it with a new one.

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Yokohama Posts 90.4% Operating Profit Loss in Q1

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. posted a 90.4% decline in operating profit (1.2 billion yen, or about $11 million; down from 2019’s 12.878 billion yen, or about $120 million) in the first quarter of 2020.

The company also posted a 258 million yen (about $2.4 million) loss in Q1, compared with 9.1 billion yen (about $85 million) in profit in the same period of the previous year.

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Camso’s Solideal On-Site tire service is now contactless

During the global pandemic, Camso has adjusted its Solideal On-Site processes to ensure an efficient and smooth tire installation service through contactless on-site procedures for forklift tire replacement.

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EU Automotive industry proposes ambitious recovery plan for the automotive sector

SAVING JOBS WHILE REDUCING EMISSIONS

Brussels, 26th of May 2020. – For many decades, the European automotive sector has been one of the key pillars of the economic and social welfare of Europe. Indirectly, the sector provides employment to 13,8 million workers. The European assembly plants still produce 1 in every 4 cars worldwide. The sector is highly innovative and accounts for 20% of industrial research funding in Europe. Europe’s automotive sector has become a global leader with a strong export orientation. It is a stronghold of European industry and a driver for jobs and economic growth across Europe. As a result of the substantial economic interlinkages with other sectors along the value chain, its importance for employment and growth for the whole economy is clear.

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Bridgestone phases shutdowns in Japan

Bridgestone is temporarily shutting plants in Japan due to a decline in demand.

The plants that are being shut down cover tire production for cars, aircraft, motorcycles, trucks and buses.

In Fukuoka, the Kurume plant will shut its aircraft tire plant from May 27-June 1, June 3-4 and June 6-7, and the section producing tires for passenger cars will be shut from May 28 -June 1.

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