Tire Recall: Antares Comfort A5 Tires

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Zhaoqing Junhong Co. Ltd. has initiated a recall on 1,916 Antares Comfort A5 tires.

The tires were found to potentially experience sidewall separation while driving. Sizes involved in the recall include LT 225/75R16, 118/116S 10 PR and were produced between May 8 and May 21, 2017.

Purchasers of the effected tires can contact Zhaoqing customer service at 1-855-444-5120, or view the NHTSA’s recall report online.

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NHTSA urged to order Chrysler Pacifica recall because of stalling

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A consumer-advocacy group is calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate complaints of stalling in 2017 Chrysler Pacificas and order a recall of 150,000 of the vehicles. The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety issued a news release Monday saying more than 50 people have reported that their Pacifica minivans have stalled without warning and said the center has filed a petition with NHTSA requesting the recall.

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Zeetex Releases New All-Season Tire

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Zeetex has announced the release of the ZT4000 4S all-season tire. The ZT4000 is designed to perform well even in the harshest conditions.

The tread pattern is specially engineered with all-weather compounds to help ensure outstanding performance and safety year-round. The tire has also been tested in subzero temperatures (down to -7 degrees C) and is designed for strong performance in severe winter conditions.

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Goodyear contract extension with NASCAR

NASCAR and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a renewed sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the exclusive tire of NASCAR’s top three national series.

The newly signed agreement continues Goodyear’s designation as the “Official Tire of NASCAR” and extends an uninterrupted relationship that started in 1954. Goodyear and NASCAR’s six decades of partnership is one of the longest-running sponsor programs in any sport. In addition, Goodyear has been the exclusive tire supplier for the sanctioning body’s top three series since 1997.

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Yokohama Rubber Reports Gains in Sales and Earnings in First Three Quarters of 2017

Company achieves increase of 39.7% in operating income while posting highest-ever net sales for first three quarters

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today its business and financial results for the first three quarters of 2017 (January to September). Profit attributable to owners of parent increased 96.4% over the same period of the previous year, to 16.7 billion yen, on a 39.7% increase in operating income, to 26.4 billion yen, and a 13.8% increase in net sales, to 466.8 billion yen. The figure for net sales was Yokohama’s highest ever for the first three quarters. 

The strong fiscal performance reflected robust results in Yokohama’s Tires segment. Operating income in that segment rose 14.8%, to 19.0 billion yen, on a 7.3% increase in sales, to 333.1 billion yen. Yokohama achieved the gain in operating profitability despite the adverse effect of upward movement in prices for raw materials. 

In the original equipment market for tires, Yokohama’s sales increased solidly overseas, led by

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Pirelli adopts sustainable NR supply policy

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MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has adopted a 12-step sustainable natural rubber supply-chain policy that it considers essential to preserve forests and biodiversity and to allow long-lasting development for local communities and economies.

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TTI Awards open for nominations!

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Nominations have opened for the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence – the world’s biggest celebration of endeavor in the field of tire development and manufacturing. Nominations are open in the following five categories until December 1, 2017:

Environmental Achievement of the Year

In recognition of environmental advances in the tire industry

Tire Technology of the Year

In recognition of important advances in technology

Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

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Toyo Tire Taps Chaney as Head of Marketing

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) welcomes Tim Chaney to the company as vice president of marketing. With deep roots in vehicle manufacturing, Chaney brings more than 30 years of marketing and automotive experience to Toyo Tires, including 15 years at Kia Motors America where he most recently served as vice president of marketing communications. There he played a key role in marketing, advertising and communications strategy.

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Hankook Welcomes New Director of Sales and Marketing Director in Canada

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Hankook Tire has announced John Overing will be the company’s new director of sales and marketing in Canada. Overing will oversee the region’s sales team and will be instrumental in identifying opportunities for growth within the Canadian market.

Overing joins the company with more than 18 years of experience in the tire industry, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise.

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Falken Tire picked as OE supplier for new Volkswagen Polo

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Falken Tires has announced that it was selected as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo. Available October 2017, the brand will supply its premium tire models AZENIS FK453, SINCERA 832AECORUN, ZIEX ZE914A ECORUN and winter tire EUROWINTER HS449 for factory fitting.

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