BFGoodrich releases two all-terrain tires

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Cross Control D Cross Control S BFGoodrich, Greenville, South Carolina, has launched two new all-terrain tires, the Cross Control S and Cross Control D. The tires can be used in the construction, logging and energy industries that encounter aggressive conditions. “BFGoodrich commercial truck products are built to deliver the best uptime in their class with tough proven performance. It’s a brand …

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Major brands vs Budget Tyres; The right approach

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I have recently been researching the international tyre market in order to reach a viewpoint on two of the industry’s most controversial questions – What is the difference between major A brands produced by leading manufacturers such as Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear Dunlop, Continental and Yokohama and more economically priced budget tyres? So are cheaper tyres effectively a ‘false market’ when it comes to quality, comfort and safety? Also how intensive and dedicated are tyre dealers/retailers and garages in actually explaining the varying qualities and benefits of individual brands to their customers?

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Falken launching dealer-training ‘academy’ at California HQ

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.’s Falken brand is launching “Falken Academy,” a dealer training seminar and ride-and-drive program designed to help it build relations with its dealer network.

Located at Falken’s U.S. headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, the academy is a two-day training program that offers participants both classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training at nearby Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and the Cleghorn Trail, a popular off-roading point near San Bernardino, Calif.

“This is a long-term initiative for Falken Tires,” Nick Fousekis, Falken’s director, advertising and promotions, said, noting the goal is to allow participants to experience first-hand how Falken tires perform in “demanding” conditions.

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California Dates Released for TIA’s 2018 Certified ATS Training Tour

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(Bowie, MD-3/8/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, has released the training tour dates for the Irvine, California location during the 2018 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour. These 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted across the United States with the goal of educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies.

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Hankook Tire Launches Mail-In Rebate Campaign

Hankook Tire America Corp. has launched its 2018 Great Catch mail-in rebate program for consumers to make “game-saving plays” on their Hankook tire purchases as baseball season is set to kick off next month.

Starting March 5, consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook passenger or light truck tires from an authorized Hankook dealer through April 6 are eligible for a mail-in rebate of up to $100. Consumers can submit online at www.hankooktirerebates.com.

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Continental Starts Production of Retread Rubber at Mt. Vernon Facility

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Continental Tire the Americas has added a Pre-Cured Tread (PCT) manufacturing facility to its facilities in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

The new plant, which began production in January, will produce tread rubber for the ContiTread premium retread line. The company expects the plant to reach full operation by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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Hexpol marks ‘best year ever’

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MALMO, Sweden — Hexpol A.B. has posted what it claims is its best year so far in terms of financial results.

In 2017, group sales rose 12 percent year-on-year to $1.5 billion, while operating profit increased 3 percent to just under $253.2 million, Hexpol said Feb. 2.

These results were posted during a fourth quarter that faced “continued raw materials price pressure” as well as a 3.5 percent decline in operating profit to $59.1 million, compared to the same quarter in 2016.

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Tire Guru integrating Tiremetrix registration, TPMS platforms

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LOGAN, Utah — Business management software developer Tire Guru Software has begun integrating Tiremetrix L.L.C.’s Tire Registration Plus and TPMS Manager platforms with its own Business Center products.

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Go ‘Falkenspotting’ in Falken Tires’ Newest Contest

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Here’s a chance to show off your ride and those wheels!

Falken Tires has launched the “Falkenspotting Photo Contest,” which allows enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their rides.

All vehicles are welcome, says Nick Fousekis, Falken’s director, advertising and promotion. They just need to sport Falken Tires.

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Toyota plans 1 million zero-emission vehicles a year by 2030: our analysis

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Sales of plug-in electric cars are rising steadily in North America, Europe, and Asia, with roughly 2 million now on the world's roads. China is debating when it will ban sales of new vehicles with combustion engines. Meanwhile, Toyota—one of the four largest global automakers—is only reluctantly planning to launch its own…

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