Hankook introduces its first tire made in America

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Hankook Tire is expanding its passenger tire segment with the release of the KINERGY PT (H737), a premium touring all-season tire, the company’s first tire made exclusively in the U.S. at its new plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The KINERGY PT is optimized for long-distance travel, safety and driving performance through enhanced traction.

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Goodyear acquires tire tech company Ventech Systems

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Goodyear Tire announced today that it has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems, an automated tire inspection technology company, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau.

Ventech Systems (https://ventech.de/en), based in Dorsten, Germany, delivers innovative measuring devices for the vehicle industry. The company was founded in 2006. It provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that quickly and easily checks tire pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles.

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India slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese truck and bus tires

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New Delhi, India – The Indian government’s ministry of finance has imposed anti-dumping duties on radial truck and bus (TBR) tires imported from China, according to an 18 Sept official notice.

The decision followed an…

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Michelin Earthmover adds two new sizes for XHA2

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Michelin Earthmover today announced the launch of two new sizes of the Michelin XHATM 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management. The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders.

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Nokian Tyres Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Plant

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Patti Renner returns to Babcox Media as editor of Tire Review. Since leaving Babcox in 1997 (former editor of Underhood Service), she owned and operated a chain of specialty retail shops, worked with small businesses on their online marketing approach, and served as VP Marketing North America for a global marketing technology company.

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Goodyear Acquires Ventech Systems

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has acquired Ventech Systems GmbH, an automated tire inspection technology.

“Over the past three years, our Goodyear Proactive Solutions business has collaborated with Ventech Systems to integrate its data gathering and analysis capabilities into our fleet management solution,” said Christopher Helsel, Goodyear vice president and chief technology officer.

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Take a look at Hankook’s concept tire for Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II

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A new concept tire from Hankook will be showcased on the new electric drive concept vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. Crozz II, at the IAA in Frankfurt. Following the world première of the concept car in Shanghai in April, the company is presenting a new version of the I.D. Crozz at the IAA. Like the Volkswagen I.D. and the I.D. Buzz, the latest generation from the Volkswagen Group is also equipped with Hankook tires.

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Conti introduces two tire technology concepts

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Hanover, Germany – Germany tire and technology company Continental AG has introduced two concept tires which are aimed at improving safety.

ContiAdapt combines micro-compressors integrated into the wheel to adjust the tire pressure with a variable-width rim.

The system can modify the size of the contact patch, which under different road conditions is a decisive factor for both safety and comfort.

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European automakers offer conditional 20% cut in CO2 by 2030

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FRANKFURT — European carmakers offered a further 20 percent cut to average carbon dioxide emissions in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remain conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars. The proposal was announced at the Frankfurt auto show by Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and president of the European manufacturers’ association, ACEA.

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Suppliers adjust powertrain plans as pressure mounts on combustion engines

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Tucked deep inside the German countryside and surrounded by rolling hills, Robert Bosch’s Boxberg proving ground has some of the cleanest air in the country. Therefore, when one of the supplier’s top executives used the idyllic backdrop to speak out against a crackdown on excessive smog 100 km away in the company’s home town of Stuttgart, the contrast was notable.

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