Will automated tire plants employ less people?

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Cologne, Germany – Two distinct lines-of-thought emerged regarding the impact of digitalisation and automation technologies on employment in the tire industry at this year’s Future Tire conference in Cologne.

In a presentation about the first year of operation of the Hefei Wanli plant – said to be the world’s first smart tire factory – it emerged that the Chinese TBR facility had a workforce of just 700. This compared to 2,100 employees for…

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Michelin consumer campaign to boost Uniroyal brand, tiger population

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — As part of a campaign to reinvigorate the Uniroyal tire brand, Michelin North America has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund program that aims to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

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Event: Bridgestone bringing RFID and ‘ologic’ to IAA

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Brussels – As of 2019, Bridgestone will start to supply truck and bus tires with RFID electronic tagging, the company said in an IAA 2018 show* preview statement.

RFID, it said, will be used across all Bridgestone’s interfaces and will “enhance the traceability of tire casings and provide a time-efficient and accurate system for data-sharing and entry.”

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Ford’s New CEO Has a Cerebral Style—and to Many, It’s Baffling – WSJ

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Senior executives at Ford Motor Co. F 0.85% have come to expect emails from their new boss, Chief Executive Jim Hackett, that include links to TED Talks and articles from Science Daily. They often come around 11 p.m., when he catches up on his reading.

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Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Unique Fabricating, Inc. (“Unique” or the “Company”)(NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2018.

 

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Congratulations to Enns Tire, Winner of Schrader’s June Social Media Contest

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Winter tire changeover in Canada is known as the busy season for most tire repair shops. During the entire month of June, Schrader offered a half day TPMS training session and TPMS starter kit to one lucky tire shop located in Canada. Shops entered this contest by completing a short survey with information regarding their daily TPMS operations and the winner was selected based on their current need for valuable training.

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NHTSA restarts effort to upgrade NCAP

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WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will gather comments at a public meeting next month on how to improve a program that helps consumers make decisions on new-vehicle purchases by providing comparative information on the safety of vehicles. The agency is nearly two years behind schedule meeting a congressional mandate to list crash avoidance information next to crashworthiness information on new-vehicle window stickers.

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Conti sees trend to faster product development

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The breakneck speed at which self-driving and connected-car technology is evolving is forcing the industry to change how products will be developed, says Tamara Snow, head of systems and technology for Continental North America’s interiors division.

“New technology is coming at a faster and faster rate, and for this reason we need to be able to harness disruption and change what we innovate and how we innovate,” Snow told an audience Monday at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars.

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Hankook Tire Hosts DAV Honorees at 2018 MLB All-Star Game

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Master Sergeant Jeff Johnson and Captain Jonathan Moak have at least two things in common: First, they’re avid baseball fans. Second – and more importantly – they serve in the United States military.

Hankook Tire America Corp., the Official Tire of Major League Baseball, thanked Johnson and Moak for their service by hosting them as honored guests at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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Global Two-Wheeler Tire Market – Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023

LONDON , July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global Two-Wheeler Tire Market By Vehicle Type (Motorcycle & Scooter/Moped), By Demand Category (OEM Vs Replacement), By Region (APAC, Europe & CIS, North America , South America , Middle East & Africa ), Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023 Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5479824 According to “Global Two-Wheeler Tire Market By Vehicle Type, By Demand Category, By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023” two-wheeler tire market is projected to surpass $ 18 billion by 2023.Growth in the market is led by rising two-wheeler sales, expanding two-wheeler fleet size and increasing per capita income across the globe. The global …

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