Continental opens tyre testing facility in USA

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With the completion of its latest tyre testing facility, Continental now has the capability to locally evaluate all the car tyre lines it produces in the Americas. The company has invested around nine million euros in the Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center, which is located at its proving ground in Ulvade, Texas. An opening ceremony for the facility was held on 5 June.

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Camso expands NMAS line-up with resilient forklift tyre

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It’s been a year since Camso launched the industry’s first non-marking anti-static (NMAS) forklift tyre, the Solideal PON 775 NMAS. The dominance of resilient tyres on UK and European forklift fleets means many in our part of the world are unable to use this press-on solution, but Camso has good news for these operators: It has now introduced a resilient NMAS forklift tyre, the Solideal RES Xtreme NMAS.

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Apollo launches new brand of light truck tires in India

Kochi, India – Catering to the growing demand for the pick-up trucks in India, Apollo Tyres has introduced a new brand of tires for this segment of vehicles.

Developed at the company’s R&D centre, in Chennai, India, the EnduMaxx LT tire has been designed for the country’s “terrain requirements”, Apollo said in a 14 June statement.

Apollo will be manufacturing the tires at its Vadodara, Gujarat, production plant which has the capacity to produce 80,000 units per month.

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Yokohama Tire Named Official Tire Of Iconic Crandon International Raceway

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Yokohama Tire continues to add to its off-road racing legacy. The tiremaker announced it has partnered with Crandon International Raceway, making Yokohama the “Official Tire” of the legendary off-road facility.

“Yokohama is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.

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A Conversation with Brent Hesje

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Many of the same disruptions that continue to affect the U.S. tire industry are impacting the Canadian tire market. Tire Business Editor Don Detore sat down recently to discuss the market with Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje. Fountain Tire has been honored as one of Alberta’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

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Conti revamps naming scheme for commercial waste-transport tires

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire North America Inc. is changing the nomenclature it uses for its lines of CityService commercial waste-transport tires and retreads for improved clarity.

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Uniroyal Tires launches Tiger Paw Touring All-season tire

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Uniroyal Tires is launching the Tiger Paw Touring All-Season, a tire for passenger cars, minivans, CUVs and SUVs, in 114 sizes that will cover more than 196 million of the 245 million vehicles on the road today.

The new product offers consumers a 45-day ride guarantee and features an optimized footprint for even treadwear. Its all-season compound and high sipe density give the Tiger Paw Touring All-Season traction and biting edges for rain, light snow and muddy conditions.

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Nokian Tire introduces new excavator tire: Nokian Ground Kare

Nokian Tires unveils its latest addition to its excavator and backhoe loader tire range for meadows, roads and railways, the Nokian Ground Kare.

The recent trends in earthmoving include big, multi-function machines with heavy work attachments requiring bigger load-bearing capacity from a tire. Another change is towards faster and longer road transports, which means the tires must offer good road handling properties and withstand the wear and tear of paved roads.

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Yokohama targeting pickup/SUV and CUV markets with Geolandar X-AT, X-CV

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HENDERSON, Nev. — Yokohama Tire Corp. is making a serious pitch for the pickup truck/Jeep/SUV and CUV crowds with a pair of new tires in the Geolandar product line, the X-AT extreme all-terrain and X-CV crossover/luxury SUV tire.

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Nexen strengthens tire line-up with several new additions

Nexen has added to its tire line-up with several new additions, including a winter tire for passenger cars and an off-road tire.

“With the expansion of our tire program, we continue firmly on growth, particularly in the European market,” said John Bosco Kim, chief of marketing and sales, Nexen Tire Europe. “We have strengthened the development of our SUV business and decided to make our offer in this area more attractive.”

Read the source article at Tire Technology International