Freudenberg boss: Transform to survive in era of new mobility

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Traverse City, Michigan – Suppliers who are not prepared to embrace new mobility options may not survive in the long run, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies CEO Claus Moehlenkamp has warned.

Indeed, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies could lose around 70% of its automotive sales if it does not embrace opportunities around e-mobility and fuel cells, he said in a presentation at the 2018 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars (CAR MBS)…

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Michelin launches high-performance tire for piston aircraft

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Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America, Inc. is launching a high-performance bias tire designed for propeller-driven aircraft.

The Michelin ‘Pilot’ tire, which is currently available in two sizes in the US and Canada, is designed to provide extra-long tire life with long tread life and all-weather protection.

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American Tire in Talks With Sponsors as Support Unit Revamps –

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(Bloomberg) — American Tire Distributors Inc. is overhauling part of its business, cutting jobs and talking with sponsors about how to steady and grow the company after the makers of Goodyear and Bridgestone pulled most of their business. The company’s distressed bonds rose. The reorganization at American Tire’s field support center includes dismissing 100 employees, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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BFGoodrich Tires Partners with World Surf League

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GREENVILLE, S.C.July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BFGoodrich® Tires has partnered with the World Surf League to become the official tire of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing July 28 through Aug. 5 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The event is the largest professional sports competition and action sports festival in the world.

As the official tire of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, BFGoodrich will bring surfing fans a chance to answer the brand’s big question: What are you building for?

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Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

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In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.

 

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Tires4That.com Makes It Easy to Buy Farm Tires Online

Levittown, PA — (SBWIRE) — 07/06/2018 — Tires4That.com, a leading supplier of lawn mower tires for sale online, has helped make finding and buying reliable specialty tires for their equipment. From ATV tires to tires for farming machinery, Tires4That.com has an inventory that has helped outfit multiple different industries for years. 

One of the most popular specialty tires that Tires4That.com offers their clients is their farm tires. Farmers and farm managers can take advantage of the wide-selection of specialty tires for sale. Some of their farm tires include types like F2, F2M, I3, R1 and R1W. Between their bias and radial designs, Tires4That.com proudly sells over 800 different farm tires. 

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Double Coin Tires Launches Sales Incentive Programs for Dealers

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Double Coin Tire and China Manufacturer Alliance (CMA) have launched OTR, IND and TBR incentive programs, effective immediately.

“We appreciate our dealer principles and owners and wanted to say thank you by offering incentive programs we believe will continue to build confidence in the quality of Double Coin tires and grow their business,” said Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for Double Coin.

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North West Rubber to open Manufacturing Facility in Houston, Texas in 2019

VANCOUVER, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ – North West Rubber Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of recycled rubber solutions in North America, is pleased to announce that it will be opening a recycled rubber mat manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2019.

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ETRMA backs new HDV emissions regs

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Brussels  – The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed a new EU legislative move, which it believes will support suppliers of higher-performance tires for heavy duty vehicles (HDVs).

The European Parliament’s approval, on 12 June, of regulations for the Monitoring and Reporting of CO2 Emissions from Heavy Duty Vehicles has bolstered the legislative framework on HDVs, said ETRMA.

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Montreal’s Movin’ On event sparks mobility innovations from around the world

MONTREAL – You can’t buy a wind-powered car, and probably won’t ever be able to, but there really is such a thing. And Canada currently holds the world championship for them.

That was just one of the surprises at Michelin Movin’ On, a three-day summit on sustainable mobility held at the end of May in Montreal. Originally called Challenge Bibendum – for Michelin’s tire-themed Bibendum mascot – it was first held in 1998 in France.

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