Shifting trends impact truck tire, retread industries

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Despite all of the marketplace challenges, commercial tire dealers and retreaders are very optimistic about the future, as am I.

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Goodyear On TireHub: ‘This Is Just A Next Step’

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From Tire Review

By Patti Renner

On April 16, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced the birth of TireHub, a new 50/50 joint venture intended to consolidate both tiremakers’ U.S. distribution channels into a single organization focused on providing replacement tires for passenger and light truck vehicles to tire dealers and retailers across the country.

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Future Tire Conference 2018: Q&A with Conti’s Philipp Struck

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LONDON—Contintental’s Philipp Struck, who will present a paper at the Future Tire Conference in Cologne, Germany, discusses the future of tires and tire technologies.

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Conti expects modest rises in tire-demand during 2018

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Hanover, Germany – Continental AG expects demand for passenger car tires and light commercial vehicles replacement tires to grow 3% in 2018, according to its annual report.

“The Asian market is expected to contribute around 60% of this increase, with growth of 5%,” said the German tire and technology supplier.

Market expansion, it added, will be primarily driven by China – as in previous years – with further growth in vehicle parc.

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USTMA welcomes Giti Tire USA as newest member

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) welcomed Giti Tire USA as its newest member. The USTMA Board of Directors unanimously approved the company’s membership at the association’s spring Board of Directors meeting.

Tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S are eligible for USTMA membership. Giti began tire production at its new Richburg, S.C. facility in October of 2017. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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Rubber-related Chinese imports subject to tariffs

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WASHINGTON—At least 10 categories of tires, rubber, rubber products and rubber processing machinery are on the list issued by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative of goods imported from China that are subject to a 25 percent tariff. The USTR issued the list on its website in response to the order President Trump signed […]

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New mobility: Will tire makers ever see the light?

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Original article published in ERJ’s March/April issue.

Electric vehicles, connected mobility and autonomous driving, are forecast by many to radically change the way we all travel around in the not-too-distant future.

While there is clearly an element of technology-push and hype around such developments, there seems little doubt that some big changes are on the way.

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Trade court remands OTR duty case to Commerce

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Court of International Trade is ordering the U.S. Department of Commerce to recalculate antidumping margins it issued against five Chinese off-the-road tire companies in a 2016 administrative review.

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Kumho union votes for Doublestar takeover

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Seoul – Kumho Tire’s labour union has voted in favour of a plan to sell a 42.01% majority share of the South Korean tire maker to China’s Doublestar Tyre, according to business news website, The Pulse.

The 2 April report said more than 2,700 unionised workers took part in the vote, of which 60.6% were in favour of the sale to the Chinese company.

Chinese investors led by Qingdao Doublestar told ERJ in March that they had reached an agreement with Kumho’s shareholder Korea Development Bank to…

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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 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 …

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