With the completion of its latest tyre testing facility, Continental now has the capability to locally evaluate all the car tyre lines it produces in the Americas. The company has invested around nine million euros in the Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center, which is located at its proving ground in Ulvade, Texas. An opening ceremony for the facility was held on 5 June.
Vipal Rubber has celebrated the achievements and growth of one of its Monterrey network members in Mexico, Llanco. Recently the retreader opened its second unit in the country, in Nuevo Laredo, in the state of Tamaulipas.
The plant began operations in early May, with a production capacity of up to 2,200 retreads per month. With the new factory’s opening, the retreader expects an approximate growth of 50% in the first year and 100% in the second year.
Titan International has announced its support for Farm Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping farm and ranch families in crisis, with the launch of a social media campaign to raise funds for the organization’s recent flood recovery efforts.
“In the agriculture community, we know farmers will be the first to step up and help a neighbor in need, but the last to ask for help. Titan is proud to support organizations like Farm Rescue that are directly giving back to farmers impacted by hardships,” said Scott Sloan, ag product manager at Titan.
It’s been a year since Camso launched the industry’s first non-marking anti-static (NMAS) forklift tyre, the Solideal PON 775 NMAS. The dominance of resilient tyres on UK and European forklift fleets means many in our part of the world are unable to use this press-on solution, but Camso has good news for these operators: It has now introduced a resilient NMAS forklift tyre, the Solideal RES Xtreme NMAS.
Kochi, India – Catering to the growing demand for the pick-up trucks in India, Apollo Tyres has introduced a new brand of tires for this segment of vehicles.
Developed at the company’s R&D centre, in Chennai, India, the EnduMaxx LT tire has been designed for the country’s “terrain requirements”, Apollo said in a 14 June statement.
Apollo will be manufacturing the tires at its Vadodara, Gujarat, production plant which has the capacity to produce 80,000 units per month.
Yokohama Tire continues to add to its off-road racing legacy. The tiremaker announced it has partnered with Crandon International Raceway, making Yokohama the “Official Tire” of the legendary off-road facility.
“Yokohama is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.
Award-winning Lifetime TV show “Designing Spaces” recently highlighted Hercules Tires, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, and its commitment to veterans and to American men and women in uniform, by showcasing Hercules’ donation of tires to the Oscar Mike Foundation’s veterans rehabilitation compound in Rockford, Illinois.
Michelin North America Inc. has announced a price increase up to 6% for the commercial Uniroyal tire line and select off-highway products in the United States and Canada. The increases will be effective July 1, with additional details provided directly to customers.
But the jury is still out on individual producer responsibility (IPR), Mr. Maidment told his audience at the 35th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference, held recently in Hilton Head.
Under a directive from the Waste-Free Ontario Act of 2015, tire manufacturers and importers in Ontario officially closed out Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), their industry-funded recycling organization, in January 2019.