Continental, Michelin among Fortune’s ‘most admired’ companies


NEW YORK—Continental and Michelin earned spots on magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list in the motor vehicle parts category for 2020.

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Pirelli Fights Climate Change

CDP recognizes Pirelli as a leader in the fight against climate change.

For the second year in a row Pirelli has been named a global leader in the fight against climate change, earning a place in the Climate A list prepared by the CDP (former Carbon Disclosure Project), the international non-profit organization which gathers, distributes and promotes information on environmental issues.

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Pneus Unimax Hosts 2020 Expo


Expo Max 2020 represented all the banners under the Pneus Unimax umbrella.

Pneus Unimax recently hosted the Expo Max 2020 Tire & Auto Service Show in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, representing their retail banners: Point S, Point S City, V1, Otobox, Pneus Prestige, Mega Pneus, Pneus Max Plus, and Tire People. Active in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and all the Atlantic provinces, the company operates over 850 points of sale.

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Global auto production may have peaked, Bosch says

STUTTGART — Global automotive production may have peaked, Robert Bosch said on Wednesday, announcing job cuts and a review of its business to cope with a 44 percent drop in full-year operating profit and a downturn in demand for cars. Global automotive production is expected to fall for the third consecutive year, by 2.6 percent to 89 million vehicles in 2020, following a drop in demand in China, Europe and the U.S., the supplier said.

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Giti enhances ‘Smart’ dealer program, refreshes websites


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire USA Ltd. has enhanced its GT Radial Smart associate dealer program with new incentives and a refreshed website.

“Independent tire dealers are absolutely critical to the success of GT Radial,” Thomas Okihisa, director of marketing for Giti Tire USA, said. “The Smart Program is designed to give them the necessary tools to promote GT Radial in the most effective way possible.”

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Intelligent tires a key topic at Tire Technology Expo 2020


The latest developments in intelligent tires are set to feature across Tire Technology Expo 2020, with numerous new product launches and technology developments expected at the free-to-attend exhibition, as well as some stimulating presentations on the subject at the neighbouring conference (rates apply).

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Mighty Earth pushes GPSNR to address shortcomings

WASHINGTON—The Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber needs to address a series of shortcomings if it is to start delivering a truly sustainable value-chain for natural rubber, according to Mighty Earth.

The platform, which includes rubber producers, processors, tire makers, and automotive OEs and NGOs, will be a full year in existence in March, noted the environmental lobby group and GPSNR founding member. However, while there has been some good work and increased cooperation among stakeholders, “much more remains to be done,” according to a Jan. 16 statement from the Washington-based group.

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Cimcorp Opens Office in Spain to Meet Rising Demand

Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp, has formed a new subsidiary – Cimcorp Iberia, S.L., based in Madrid – in order to serve the Spanish market better.

“Our decision to expand our presence into Spain is a logical step at this point,” commented Tero Peltomäki, Cimcorp’s Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology, “and supports our growth strategy. We have a well-established customer base in Spain and our material handling systems are in high demand there.”

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Author Steve Gilliland to address 2020 OTR Tire Conference


The Tire Industry Association announced author Steve Gilliland will speak at the 2020 OTR Tire conference and will discuss how the conscious choices people make every day impact the lives of others in a motivational speech on the final day of the conference.

Titled “Making a Difference,” the speech will detail how to positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of position or status. Gilliland’s speech is sponsored by BKT USA Inc.

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K&M Tire Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Conference


Distributor K&M Tire hosted its 2020 Dealer Conference in Columbus, Ohio, recognizing its 2020 Mr. Tire/Big 3 Tire Top Shop Winners and supporting its dealers with business tips and new marketing opportunities.

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In his introduction to the packed ballroom of attendees, Wallick said, “we realize that our success is linked directly to your success, so that’s one of the reasons we put on these conferences each and every year.

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