Algerian tire plant set for Q3 start-up


London – First tires are expected to roll out from a new Algerian tire plant in the third quarter of 2018, according to project support firm Black Donuts Engineering.

The first phase of the project will see the production of roughly 2 million passenger car tires a year, said Kai Hauvala, the founder of the Finland-base Black Donuts.

There is “most probably” also a plan to expand the PCR capacity and go into TBR production at a later stage, added Hauvala, whose company is offering technical support…

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Pirelli publishes 2017 results


Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has reported a 7.6 per cent increase in revenues, to 5.35 billion euros, for the 2017 financial year. This figure is below the growth target of approximately nine per cent set for 2017; Pirelli says this lower growth was due to a greater than anticipated forex impact and the acceleration of the reduction of exposure to its ‘standard’ segment.

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Sanchini Bridgestone’s sales director for MEA

Stefano Sanchini has been appointed sales director for Bridgestone in the Middle East & Africa region. He joins Bridgestone from Goodyear, and although the tyre maker only recently announced his appointment, Sanchini has been with Bridgestone since August 2017.

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The Synthetic Rubber Market is Estimated to be USD 28.88 Billion in 2017 and is Projected to Reach USD 37.82 Billion by 2022


The Synthetic Rubber Market is Estimated to Be USD 28.88 Billion in 2017 And is Projected to Reach USD 37.82 Billion By 2022, Registering a CAGR of 5.5% Between 2017 And 2022.

Synthetic rubber is mostly produced from crude oil and natural gas, by the polymerization of monomers. Although used in a wide range of applications, its major application is in tires. There has been a growing demand for synthetic rubber from applications, such as tire, non-tire automotive, footwear, industrial, and others. Environmental regulations related to synthetic rubber may act as a restraint for the synthetic rubber market.

Based on type, the NBR (nitrile butadiene rubber) segment is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. NBR is mostly used in applications where high oil resistance is required. Increasing demand for hoses, belts, and cables in the manufacturing and automotive industries in APAC, is likely to fuel the growth of the NBR segment over the forecast period. Rapid industrialization in China and India is anticipated to drive the demand for NBR in APAC over the next six years.

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Goodyear acquires tire tech company Ventech Systems


Goodyear Tire announced today that it has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems, an automated tire inspection technology company, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau.

Ventech Systems (, based in Dorsten, Germany, delivers innovative measuring devices for the vehicle industry. The company was founded in 2006. It provides a fully-automated tire inspection system that quickly and easily checks tire pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight for buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles.

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Goodyear to buy German tire inspection technology firm


AKRON — Goodyear is pushing further into the fleet management business by agreeing to buy Ventech Systems G.m.b.H., a Germany-based developer of automated tire inspection technology under the trade name PneuScan.

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Goodyear Announces New Senior Leadership Roles


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Chris Delaney as president of Goodyear’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa business unit; Ryan Patterson as president of Goodyear’s Asia Pacific business unit; and Scott Rogers as the new North America consumer business.

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Amit Deshpande appointed as Sales Director-Africa at Cooper


Amit Deshpande has been appointed as Sales Director for Africa at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Europe Limited. He has over ten years of experience in the rubber industry.

In his new position, Deshpande is entrusted with supporting product development with region-wise specifications and identifying sales leads within the region.

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Deshpande announced as Cooper Tire’s sales director for Africa


Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has appointed Amit Deshpande its sales director for Africa. In this position, he is responsible for supporting product development with region-specific specifications and identifying sales leads within the region.

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Tire Vulcanizer Market 2016 Global Manufacturers,Application,Technology (By Geography,Segment) Market Research Report 2021


This report focuses on the Tire Vulcanizer in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

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