Analysis: India’s limping economy threatens to undermine commodity markets

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Singapore — India’s economy has shifted into lower gear since the country’s general election, posting its slowest growth in six years for the April-June quarter and taking a toll on energy and commodity markets that were already grappling with an ailing automotive sector and a lack of liquidity. Not registered? Receive daily […]

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Marangoni Retreading Deutschland hits century

Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland has turned 100. A special ‘family day’ was held on September 21, organised by Marangoni at its Henstedt-Ulzburg facility to celebrate the important milestone with all the employees and their families. The event was also attended by Vittorio Marangoni, President and CEO of the Marangoni group, and Matthias Leppert, Managing Director of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland. Both gave a speech in front of around 250 people.

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Alliance Tire Releases New Backhoe Radial Tire

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) is introducing its new radial Alliance 585 multi-surface backhoe/loader tire, which employs a unique block-lug hybrid design and steel-belted construction to deliver higher performance and longer service life than bias-ply tires, ATA says.

The company added it is pricing its new, steel-belted Alliance 585 radial backhoe/loader tire to reduce the current barriers preventing construction machinery owners from adopting radial tire technology.

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Firestone Destination M/T2 tires specified on new off-road edition of Jeep Wrangler Willys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 8, 2019) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced its Firestone Destination M/T2 tires are specified as original equipment on the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Willys. Featuring an aggressive tread design and specially designed sidewall construction, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire is built for extreme off-road traction and performance.

“The Destination M/T2 is the ultimate tire for adventure-seekers looking to get the most performance out of their vehicle,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “The rugged appearance and design of the tire for this special edition Jeep Wrangler will allow drivers to venture across a wide range of intense conditions and have an incredible off-road driving experience.”

Engineered to be tough and perform in the most demanding off-road conditions, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire features mud and stone rejectors to keep the tire’s tread clear of debris for increased traction, and an advanced sidewall construction offers resistance to chips and tears. Additionally, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire has biting edges for better grip on slick, wet surfaces and in snowy conditions.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys edition maximizes its off-road appeal with a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon rock rails and shocks and heavy-duty brakes. These features, combined with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and maximum traction Firestone Destination M/T2 tires bolster the Jeep Wrangler Willys’ off-road capability.

The Firestone Destination M/T2 is available on the Jeep Wrangler Willys in size LT255/75R17 and is available with classic white lettering. The special edition Jeep Wrangler Willys with Firestone Destination M/T2 tires is available in showrooms now. 

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Winter tires mandatory on most B.C. highways starting Tuesday

British Columbians travelling most of the province’s highways will need to have winter tires equipped, starting Tuesday.

Motorists driving on those highways without the correct tires risk a possible fine of $109 and could be turned back from their destination.

Approved winter tires in B.C. either have the M+S (mud and snow) or three-peaked mountain and snowflake symbol. Winter tires must also have at least 3.5 millimetres of tread.

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Continental Plant in Mexico Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

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Continental’s power transmission products plant in Chihuahua, Mexico is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

Built in 1999, Planta Contitech Chihuahua manufactures power transmission belts for a wide range of applications including the agricultural, construction and white line (home appliances) industries, as well as the automotive aftermarket.

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Mitsubishi advances tire inspection systems

Hiroshima, Japan – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems Ltd (MHI-MS) is introducing a new range of tire-inspection systems that address the increasing trend of small-scale production of wide variety of tires.

“Tire inspection machines capable of handling wide ranges of tires with shortest rim-change time are being demanded more than ever before,” according to an MHI-MS spokesman.

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Smithers Adds Tire & Wheel Business Development Manager

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Smithers has announced the addition of Mark Shackelford as business development manager of tire and wheel for North America as part of the Smithers Materials Science and Engineering division.

Shackelford is responsible for business development efforts for the tire and wheel industry, connecting clients to tire, wheel and snow traction testing, the Smithers Tire Analysis Report and technical consulting. He will work closely with Smithers laboratory operations managers and subject matter experts.

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Yokohama Tire Named Exclusive Tire Provider And Title Sponsor For 2020 Porsche Race Series

Yokohama Tire, Competent Motorsport and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) are partnering on two Porsche-specific race series in 2020.  Yokohama is the title partner and exclusive tire provider for the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West and Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA series, as well as the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA West Invitational, which consists of a select number of special events that will take place on the east coast.

The ADVAN A005 race slick is the spec tire for all the events.

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Yokohama Introduces New ADVAN Tire

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New W- and Y-rated ADVAN Sport A/S+ promises ultra-high performance.

Yokohama Tire has launched the new, all-season ADVAN Sport A/S+, available in 65 sizes, ranging from 16- to 21-inch fitments.

The company says the new tire, which has been engineered for luxury vehicles, high-end performance vehicles, sports cars and American muscle cars, offers a significant upgrade in braking and handling in wet and wintry weather over its predecessor.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca