Following a consultation with workers and unions, Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) says it has finalized the process to close down its agri tire manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. In August, the company announced a proposal to close the Port Elizabeth facility. The plant’s last day of operation will be November 15.
Jacques Fourie, BSAF chief executive, explained, “The proposal to close the plant was not taken lightly and the impact on employees has been taken into account from the outset. We endeavored to treat employees with the utmost compassion and fairness to support them through the change, while adhering to all legal requirements and due diligence.”
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BRUSSELS, June 22, 2020 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a new leadership appointment in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Hakan Bayman has been named president of Goodyear’s consumer tire business in Europe, effective July 1.
Bayman will be based in Brussels and report directly to Chris Delaney, President Goodyear EMEA.
“Hakan brings deep industry experience in both customer-facing and marketing capacities and I am enormously confident in his ability to drive value for our customers and make it easy to buy, own and recommend Goodyear tires,” said Delaney.
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Ivory Coast is Africa’s top natural rubber exporter and the seventh largest producer in the world. New plantations have proliferated as farmers switch from cocoa to rubber in search of more stable incomes.
Akpangni Attobra, APROMAC’s general secretary, told Reuters on Wednesday that output will keep rising and should reach 950,000 tonnes in 2021.
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Singapore — Natural rubber company Corrie MacColl, a subsidiary of global NR supply chain manager Halcyon Agri, has joined forces with local and international NGOs to strengthen rubber production across its plantations in Cameroon.
Two prominent NGOs, Mighty Earth and the Community Forests Platform, have joined the Cameroon Sustainability Council initiated by Corrie MacColl after a long-running consultation, Corrie MacColl said in a 21 Nov news release.
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Apollo Tyres has introduced its new all-terrain SUV tire, Apollo Apterra AT2, for the off-road enthusiasts.
The company says this all-terrain tire complements Apollo’s existing Apterra range including specialized highway luxury (HL), highway terrain (HT), high performance (HP) and the all-terrain (AT) tires for the SUVs.
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HANOVER, Germany—Despite the fact that Michelin has owned Lehigh Technologies since October 2017, the majority of the other tire manufacturers remain comfortable doing business with the producer of micronized rubber powders, according to a company…
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2026 Albany, NY — ( SBWIRE ) — 02/17/2019 — Tire derived Fuel Market – Snapshot Tire-derived fuel (TDF) is fuel derived from all kinds of scrap tires. It may include whole tires or tires processed into uniform, flowable pieces that satisfy specifications of end-users.
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Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business for a cash consideration of 910 million euros. Michelin had also been named as a suitor for the business when the news that TomTom Telematics was for sale emerged in November 2018 .
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DUBLIN, Jan 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Tires – Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin…
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Goodyear has renewed its corporate membership of international development organisation Transaid for a further year. Transaid’s life-saving projects in sub-Saharan Africa, with its financial contribution providing essential unrestricted funding towards the testing and implementation of new programmes aimed at improving road safety and access to healthcare. Goodyear originally pledged its support in 2015.
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