An additional investment is being made in the Sumitomo Rubber do Brasil factory in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil, which is scheduled to begin producing truck and bus tyres next March. This investment of BRL 153 million (£28.7 million, US$37.6 million) builds upon the BRL 312 million investment Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) announced in July 2016 for setting up bus and truck tyre production equipment in Fazenda Rio Grande.
GREENVILLE, S.C.—When it comes to attracting young talent, Michelin North America is among the best, according to Forbes magazine, which recently named the Greenville-based tire maker one of the “Best Employers for New Grads.”
A familiar face has returned to Goodyear Tire & Rubber. As of 20 September, Darren R. Wells is back with the tyre maker as executive vice-president and chief financial officer – a position he held between 2008 and 2013. He succeeds Laura Thompson, who in June announced her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019 following a 35-year career with the company.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Specialty Tires Ltd. is adding a radial to its North American portfolio that the tire maker said provides farmers and ranchers with low compaction, high traction and exceptional performance.
Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS is to be represented in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices again this year. Starting from September 24, 2018, LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the eighth time in a row. The group will also be included in the DJSI Europe again. Only the best 10% of the global companies analyzed in each sector are included in the DJSI World, while the best 20 % of companies headquartered in Europe are included in the DJSI Europe.
Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone Canada announced the voluntary noncompliance recall of 2,700 tires from four commercial truck tire models. The tires are all-position, wide-base radials in size 425/65R22.5.
—Firestone FS818 tires with date codes 2318 and 2418;
—Bridgestone M854 tires with date codes 2418 and 2518;
—Bridgestone M860A tires with date code 2518; and
—Bridgestone M864 tires with date codes 2318 and 2418.
The range of Hankook tyres for construction site applications has been expanded through the addition of new mixed on/off-road patterns to the SmartWork line. These are the SmartWork AM11 steer axle tyre, DM11 drive axle fitment and TM11 trailer tyre.
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Nexen Tire America, Inc., has debuted several new features to its website – www.nexentireusa.com. These new features were designed to make finding the right world-class tire easy and informative, Nexen says.
A new feature that lets users text tire and dealer information to a mobile phone for easy reference at a tire shop
Ability to send user’s tire selection to an email address to find the car’s fitment whenever – and wherever
This summer drivers in Finland have been using SnapSkin, a digital tire monitoring service (TMS) from Nokian Tyres, to measure their car tires. Worryingly, results have shown that up to 13% of the vehicles examined are equipped with poor summer tires. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tires is invaluable for safety.