Kumho Releases New Ecsta V730 Performance Tire

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Kumho Tire has launched its new Ecsta V730 performance product line nationwide.

The Ecsta V730 is designed to handle the demands of tracks in wet and dry conditions by utilizing an ultra-high grip tread compound with fine carbon black and synthetic resins that further enhance handling, responsiveness, and grip, Kumho says.

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Hankook expands Ventus V2 Concept2 line with 23 new sizes

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Hankook Tire expand its passenger tire portfolio by adding 23 new sizes to its all-season ultra-high performance Ventus V2 Concept2 (H457) line, nearly doubling the product’s current size offerings, bringing its total to 45 size options.

The new sizes will be produced at Hankook’s North American manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. and will include popular larger rim diameters between 17-20 inches.

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GRI Performs Outreach with Rubber Communities in Sri Lanka

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GRI recently held two outreach events with natural rubber farming communities it works with in Sri Lanka.

The events were held under GRI’s Green X Circle initiative, which supports Sri Lanka’s farming communities and the country’s agricultural industry.

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Bridgestone opens $48m distribution centre in eastern Canada

Tyre maker Bridgestone has opened a distribution warehouse in Ancaster, Ontario, which it said it will better serve the market in eastern Canada. The facility, which represents an investment of CAN$65m ($48m), has a storage capacity of 570,000 tyres and will reduce transport costs and shorten delivery times, according to the Bridgestone.

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Kumho Appoints New Senior Vice-President of Global Marketing

Kumho Tire has appointed Gangseung ‘Tony’ Lee as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, effective from January 1 this year.

Lee previously served as Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Hankook Tire Europe GmbH, and succeeds Namhwa Cho who has taken up the position of President of Kumho Tire Europe GmbH.

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Tyrone Michael Jordan Named To Cooper Tire Board Of Directors

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The board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Tyrone Michael (T.J.) Jordan a director of the company effective Jan. 10.

Jordan is the former president and chief operating officer of DURA Automotive Systems, a leading Tier One automotive supplier of electric/hybrid systems, advanced driver-assistance systems, mechatronics, lightweight structural systems, and luxury trim systems for premier automotive brands. 

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TRAC’s Glenn Maidment caps 51-year rubber industry career

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Growing up in the Kitchener/Waterloo area of Ontario, Glenn Maidment pretty much had three career paths he could have chosen: meat packing, automotive or rubber manufacturing. After 51 years in the rubber industry, he believes he made the right choice.

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Global Automakers Releases 2020 Q4 Sales Numbers

Following our transition into a new year, the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) has released sales figures for its members in Q4 2020.

Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic during 2020, OEMs witnessed the shutting down of production facilities in Q1 and Q2, along with parts shortages, new inventory was significantly down during the course of the year.

By the end of 2020, GAC member sales total 900,767 units—a 21.4% decline compared with 2019 which saw 1,146,587 units sold.

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BKT tire launches new Sierra Max Pro radial tire for ATV applications

BKT Tire announced it has launched the new Sierra Max Pro radial tire on markets around the world.

Designed to equip off-road vehicles in ATV applications, Sierra Max Pro is a radial tire with a special, wider footprint. This enables smoother driving and optimized lateral and forward traction.

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Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

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Bridgestone Corporation announced that it has developed an optimization system for Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. Rubber farms deploy different clones of trees across vast areas and face various management issues, such as how to optimize the number of trees in a planting area and harvest procedures.

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