Verona-based supplier of large OTR tyres, Maitech Tire was one of the 530 exhibitors at the recent The Tire Cologne exhibition, held between 29 May and 1 June. Stars of the 84 square metre Maitech stand were two examples of the company’s new range of premium, all-steel radial OTR tyres; the MT111, making their exhibition debuts.
Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) has launched its annual Driving Great Futures campaign to support its four-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). BSRO has raised more than $4 million to date for BGCA and is hoping to raise more funds during the month-long campaign that extends throughout a network of more than 2,200 tire and automotive service centers nationwide.
Shifting the focus for 2018, Traction Summit will take a closer look at tire sensor technology, how the pursuit of autonomous vehicles are affecting the tire industry, considerations for autonomous vehicles tire data, as well as first-hand perspectives from OEMs, tire manufacturers and more.
Specifically, this year’s program will feature sessions and topics on:
- The Industry Now and Tomorrow: An overview of the current tire market, trends and future considerations.
- Regulations: What regulations does the tire industry need to be aware of? From safety to environmental considerations
- Sensing a Change: A look at the past present and future of sensors in tires
- Smart Tires: Reinventing The Wheel
- Autonomy: How does the quest for autonomous vehicles affect the tire industry?
Stay tuned for this year’s full agenda announcement around the middle of June
In a series of Q&As in the run up to Future Tire 2018, ERJ asked conference participants for their views on the new technologies that are driving or are set to drive real change within the tire industry:
Dr. Guido Hüffer, general manager retail operations DACH at Goodyear Dunlop Handelssysteme,
The most important drivers of Tire Retail business were and still are the increasing complexity of car technology and further digitalisation….
ZAFCO, the UAE based tire manufacturer and distributor, is marking its entry as an international expert and exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018. The tire industry event will take place between May 29th to June 1st at the trade town, Koelnmesse, Germany. With the fifth largest exhibition ground in the world and 70,000 square metres of space and modern infrastructure, Koelnmesse aspires to facilitate growth-oriented tires, wheels and car service specialists through the trade fair.
Amsterdam – Specialist for off-highway tires, Alliance Tire Group will present two current top performers: Alliance A-389VF-IMP for agricultural transports and Galaxy LDSR 300, a tire specially developed and built for wheel loaders operated under most adverse conditions. Both tires offer “better value” and optimum solutions for their respective uses.
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada.
This symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting our industry’s goals.
“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level”
“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?
To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be.
November 7-8, 2018
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada
Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference Monday, March 26, 2018 Akron, OH – Smithers Rapra announced that Dr. James Popio, vice president, North America, will deliver a presentation on the significant role that tires play in supporting automotive market trends at the Clemson University Global Tire Industry …
ERJ interviews Jyrki Anttonen technology director, Cimcorp Oy about current trends in the global tire manufacturing industry. The expert will present a paper on autonomous tire plants at the Future Tire Conference 2018, taking place 30-31 May, during the new Tire Cologne international trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Click here for more information about the conference.
ERJ: Please identify one significant development in the tire industry in the last 2-3 years, and explain its importance. …
The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) kicks off March 22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville where Sailun and Sumitomo products, including the brand’s SmartWay Verified tires, will be on display.
TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, said that attendees will have a chance to win a choice of premium Sumitomo or Sailun steer, drive or trailer tires through the Commercial Truck Tire Giveaway by registering at the Sumitomo and Sailun booth (#14200).
“We are excited to, once again, participate at MATS and have the opportunity to highlight and unveil even …