TRAC Treads into Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada held its 2017 Tire and Rubber Summit at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario. The Summits theme was “Navigating the New Normal in International Trade,” and included discussions regarding NAFTA, economic benefits of an integrated automotive industry in North America and other related topics. 

The Keynote presentation at the Chair’s Opening Dinner was presented by …

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Shares in Italy’s Prelios gain 10 percent on report of Chinese bid

The Milano Finanza website reported investors in Prelios, which is owned by tyre maker Pirelli and banks UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, had agreed to sell their stakes in Prelios to CEFC.

The report said the sale would trigger a mandatory takeover bid on remaining Prelios’ shares which would be launched at a premium of 20-25 percent to current market prices.

Prelios declined to comment. CEFC was not immediately available for comment.

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Continental announces partnership with MOL


Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) and the Belgian specialist for port tow tractors and trailer solutions MOL have announced their cooperation at the Terminal and Operations Conference (TOC) in Amsterdam. MOL terminal and RoRo tractors can be equipped with the Continental TractorMaster as an iTire: The tire already comes with a pre-installed sensor ex factory which constantly monitors inflation pressure as well as tire temperature and transmits the information in real time via the ContiPressureCheck system to the driver’s dashboard of the MOL tractors. In this way, vehicle operators easily and comfortably get a warning if the inflation pressure …

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Michelin’s Selleck identifies keys to future success


MONTREAL–Constant advancement in technology, customer service and community support are key to the future of Michelin, according to Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc.

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Bridgestone Backs Five U.S. Hopefuls on the Road to PyeongChang 2018


NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of the world’s largest tire and rubber company and a Worldwide Olympic Partner, today announced its support for five of Team USA’s top athletes on the road to the Olympic and Paralympic…

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Double Coin hires Phillips as VP


MONROVIA, Calif. — China’s Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and has hired Tim Phillips to be vice president, marketing and operations of its China Manufacturers Association L.L.C. (CMA) subsidiary in Monrovia.

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Sentury Tire North America Announces Partnership With King’s Tire Wholesale


Sentury Tire‘s GroundSpeed tire line will now be available in California through King’s Tire Wholesale (KTW). KTW has multiple distribution centers in California that will provide tires to its many retail partners.

“We welcome Kings Tire Wholesale to our North American distribution network and look forward to achieving some significant milestones together,” said Mike Perkins, vice president, sales and marketing for Sentury Tire North America.

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A few days with Michelin at the 24 Hours of Le Mans


Before I headed out to Le Mans, someone told me that it’s the Oscars of racing. I had never been to the 24 hrs of Le Mans, but I’d had the opportunity to attend the 24 hrs of Nurburgring 5 times in the last 10 years. So in a way, I knew what to expect from the event. But little I did I know just how spectacular and different from Nurburgring it would turn out to be.

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Bridgestone Honoured by Subaru


Bridgestone was recently honoured with a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award, which recognizes the outstanding quality of Bridgestone original equipment tires supplied for the Subaru Outback and Subaru Impreza vehicles.

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Researchers at University of Waterloo develop new approach to tire modeling


Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have developed a new approach to tire modeling using Maplesoft’s MapleSim software.

Head researcher Dr Joydeep Banerjee explained, “The volumetric tire model developed in MapleSim offers two distinct advantages over existing tire models. As the moments are calculated using kinematic data only, the model can be easily programmed for numerical simulations.

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