NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched a premium, SmartWay-verified steer tire, the Bridgestone R284 Ecopia, as an upgrade over the Ecopia R283A for long-haul and regional trucking applications.
Nexen Tire has recently announced the expansion of its winter tire lineup.
The company has redesigned its WinGuard WinSpike WH62 for passenger vehicles and the WinGuard WinSpike WS62 for CUV/SUV vehicles from the ground up. The new releases have been developed for enhanced performance on snow and ice conditions. To meet increasing market demands, Nexen offers the tires in expanded size lineups.
Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has won a design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group, Bridgestone announced 12 April.
The “favourable ruling” in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court came more than three years after Bridgestone filed the lawsuit in September 2015.
The lawsuit claimed that Shengtai Group utilised a truck tire tread pattern patented by Bridgestone and was, therefore, in violation of the design rights.
The future looks bright for electric-vehicle (EV) growth. Consumers are more willing than ever to consider buying EVs, and sales are rising fast. Most major markets have consistently registered 50 to 60 percent growth in recent years, albeit from small bases. More new models from a growing cadre of automotive OEMs make finding a suitable EV easier: in 2018 alone OEMs launched about 100 new models and sold two million units in total globally.
Continental recently broke ground in Sumter, South Carolina, on the addition of a new building to its approximately 2-million-square-foot tire manufacturing facility to produce ContiSeal and ContiSilent tires. Producing these tires in the U.S. will increase the supply of tires on hand and reduce the turnaround time from order to delivery to customers across the region, according to a company spokesperson.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Brands L.L.C. has replaced the Field Pro R1W farm drive tire in its Harvest King brand with the AR series R-1W tractor tire, available in nine sizes initially with three more by June.
Pirelli has announced that it equipped the ‘gullwing’ Mercedes 300 SL with its Cinturato CA67 tire at the 2019 tribute to the historic Milan to Sanremo race.
Besides being the first sporting tire in modern history, the Cinturato is Pirelli’s longest-standing brand, featuring on posters and in company adverts for decades. Sold as the CA67 from the early 1950s, the Cinturato was first developed as “tread pattern 367”.
Continental will be showcasing its latest ContiLogger consultancy concept that incorporates tires, hardware, software and data in an innovative service concept, at this year’s bauma in Munich.
The event is to take place from April 8 to 14 in Munich. The Contilogger consultancy concept allows Continental to effectively link the company’s expertise and its end user even more closely.
ContiLogger service concept
March 27, 2019 (Panama, Rep. of Panama) – Organizers of the Latin Tyre Expo have announced the speakers for the educational conferences June 27, 2019, in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, Rep. of Panama.
The Latin Tyre Expo is the leading annual tire exhibition in Latin America and the Caribbean, connecting hundreds of tire manufacturers each year with thousands of tire distributors.
Mr. Heriberto Romero, Director
Hules Banda SA de CV
How to Activate the Retreading Market
To register for the Latin Tyre Expo June 26-28, 2019 and for more information on becoming an exhibitor or visitor, please visit: www.latintyreexpo.com.