Pirelli Unveils 2019 Calendar ‘Dreaming’ in Milan

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Pirelli is known for its artistic calendars featuring celebrities and photographed by some of the world’s best at their craft. The 2019 Pirelli Calendar, entitled “Dreaming,” was unveiled at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy. The piece is intended to be a photographic tale of the aspirations of four women and their determination to achieve their goals, each one pursuing her own dreams and passions.

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ITC hearing on China steel-wheel import duties set for Jan. 8

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 8 on proposed antidumping and countervailing import duties on certain steel commercial vehicle wheels from China in Washington.

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Hankook chosen as exclusive tire supplier of F4, F3 Championship

Hankook Tire announced it was chosen as the exclusive tire supplier of Formula 4 U.S. and F3 Americas Championship ladder starting in 2019.

“We are extremely pleased to bring Hankook Tire on board for the F4 United States Championship and the F3 Americas Championship,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth.

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Pirelli supports Alfa Romeo Driving Academy event

Pirelli and Alfa Romeo recently underscored their commitment to their technical partnership at an Alfa Romeo Driving Academy event, which was held at FCA Group’s Balocco test track in Italy. Many Pirelli tires have been developed at the facility for the car maker’s vehicles.

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Apollo Vredestein to Increase Tire Prices in North America

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Apollo Tyres announced that the prices of its Vredestein brand consumer tires will increase by up to 6% starting Jan. 1.

The company said the price hike is in line with the rising raw material and logistics costs.

Currently, Vredestein consumer tires are produced in Europe from the company’s manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands and the recently inaugurated plant in Hungary.

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Bridgestone Americas New U.S. & Canada Sales Leaders

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“Rob has been influential in shaping market strategy for the OTR tire business and has played a critical role in delivering key product launches,” said Bridget Neal, President, OTR, U.S. and Canada, BATO. “His proven leadership and deep understanding of our customer base will enable us to deliver integrated products, services and technologies that meet the emerging needs of our customers.”

In her new role, Walsh will lead Firestone Ag sales strategy and execution in North America. She will oversee a portfolio of business that includes agricultural tires, tracks and integrated tire-wheel assemblies in both the OE and replacement tire channels.

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Conti, Pirelli raise North America tire prices

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Fort Mill, South Carolina – Tire price hikes continue in North America as Continental and Pirelli announce plans to raise tire prices in the region.

In an 8-Nov statement, Continental Tire the Americas LLC said it planned to raise prices on Continental- and General-branded passenger and light truck tires sold in the US market, effective 7 Jan.

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Pirelli revives bias-ply production for its ‘Collezione’ vintage car tire range

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PADOVA, Italy — Pirelli Tyre is reviving production of bias-ply tires for classic car owners who are after the look and feel of tires used originally on their decades-old cars but built with modern materials and techniques for enhanced performance and…

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Eight-in-ten winter tire owners say winter tires have saved them from loss of control or a collision: survey

A big majority of winter tire owners believe that driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation.

 

Cambridge, Ontario, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision, according to a new consumer survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

“Canadian drivers who have embraced winter tires have spoken and provided this very telling insight,” says Glenn Maidment, President of TRAC. “They confirmed what we already know—that the superior performance of winter tires has a place in Canada, and that their greater grip and significantly shorter stopping distances on all cold-weather road surfaces keep Canadians safer on winter roads.”

TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study also found that 76 per cent of Canadian motorists now use winter tires. In comparison, TRAC’s 2017 study found 66 per cent of drivers were using winter tires.

Excluding Quebec, where winter tires are required by law, winter tire usage stands at 70 per cent. Last year’s study found 60 per cent of drivers were using winter tires outside Quebec.

This surge in winter tire usage is reflected in winter tire shipments across Canada, which have grown at an annualized rate of four per cent over the past five years. The significant increase in winter tire use is great news because it means our wintertime roadways are safer than ever as Canadians embrace the safety and performance advantages of winter tires.

The top motivations for purchasing winter tires, include: winter tire laws (34 per cent); advice from family and friends (17 per cent); lower auto insurance premiums (11 per cent), and positive media coverage (seven per cent).

“At 17 per cent, advice from family and friends represents a major driver when it comes to drivers switching to winter tires,” says Maidment. “So, we can effectively link the increases in winter tire utilisation directly with people sharing their positive experience with winter tires.”

Regionally, the 2018 study found:

  • 64 per cent of British Columbia drivers use winter tires
  • Alberta’s usage rate is 70 per cent
  • In Manitoba and Saskatchewan usage stands at 60 per cent
  • 69 per cent of Ontario drivers now use winter tires
  • In Atlantic Canada, where winter tire usage is surpassed only by Quebec, winter tire usage stands at 94 per cent

The most common reasons why three-in-ten drivers still resist winter tires are the belief that all-season tires provide enough traction (53 per cent), cost (18 per cent) and reduced driving in winter (15 per cent).

Full survey results are available at www.tracanada.ca.

The superior performance of winter tires is the result of advanced tread designs and rubber compounds. Winter tires feature softer tread compounds that retain flexibility even in extremely cold conditions. At temperatures at or below 7 degrees Celsius, the traction capabilities of winter tires provide greater grip on all cold-weather road surfaces and significantly shorter stopping distances.

In Quebec, provincial research shows universal winter tire use results in a five per cent reduction in road accident injuries and a three per cent reduction in deaths and serious injuries. (Source: Quebec Winter Tire Report, 2011)

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Bridgestone putting farmers in the driver’s seat

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Bridgestone aims to put farmers in the driver’s seat like never before, courtesy of a new downtime-reducing tyre ordering service that’s designed to “fit with the pockets of each and every business.” For the first time, Bridgestone is giving farmers the opportunity to calculate financing options for their tyres and buy directly online.

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