ATD’s TireBuyer launches new identity, enhanced site


KIRKLAND, Wash. —, American Tire Distributor Inc.’s (ATD) online tire sales platform, has unveiled a new brand identity that it says features several improvements that will enhance the shopping experience for consumers.

The enhancements include a new product recommendation engine, easy search tools, proprietary fitments, seasonal updates and deals and enhanced mobile compatibility for shoppers in a hurry.

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Bridgestone appoints Ulf Harring as chief operating officer EMEA


Ulf Harring has been appointed chief operating officer of the EMEA region at Bridgestone.

The Swedish national has extensive experience in a number of areas within the tire business. In his new role, Harring is responsible for manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management, procurement, quality, environment, health and safety, and IT.

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BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018


BKT is ready to make its debut at Automechanika in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. For the first time on display are the world-renowned top-of-the-range Off-Highway tyres by BKT along with a mega dumper and a huge tractor – both made of plexiglass. “Without any doubt, the BKT booth will not pass unnoticed being it the only space hosting a giant dumper and a huge tractor that are both fully made of plexiglass.

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Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer to speak at ITEC Sept. 12


AKRON — Goodyear chairman, CEO and president Rich Kramer is slated to deliver his keynote address on Sept. 12, the second day of the three-day International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) at Akron’s John S. Knight Center.

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Global Automotive Tires E-retailing Market 2018-2022


The global automotive tires e-retailing market is expected to post a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report from Technavio.

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Smithers Rapra to present at ITEC


AKRON—Smithers Rapra representatives will provide insights into emerging tire industry trends with a trio of presentations at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference, set for Sept. 11-13 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.

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Continental named one of Forbes’ ‘Best Employers for Women’


AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Continental was recognized one of the best employers for women by Forbes magazine, one of seven automotive companies on the list.

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ContiTech opens 3D blow moulding plant in China


Changshu, China – ContiTech AG has expanded its footprint in China with the opening of a production plant for 3D blow mould hoses in Changshu.

The company announced 28 Aug that the RMB 70 million (€10 million) production unit will supply hoses for high-performance turbochargers for automotive OEMs.

The hoses, ContiTech confirmed to ERJ, will be made of thermoplastic elastomers, expanding the company’s products and solutions portfolio within the Chinese automotive industry.

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Continental (CON) Given a €175.00 Price Target by Independent Research Analysts


Continental (ETR:CON) received a €175.00 ($198.86) price objective from equities researchers at Independent Research in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Independent Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 12.58% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also commented on CON. Warburg Research set a €285.00 ($323.86) price objective on Continental and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set …

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Continental issues second financial warning this year


MUNICH — Continental’s disappointing sales in China and Europe forced the car-parts maker to cut its revenue forecast. In addition, the company said spending on new technology is weighing on profitability. Shares plunged the most since 2009. The world’s second-biggest automotive supplier expects revenue of 46 billion euros ($53 billion) for the year, excluding currency effects, 1 billion euros lower than a previous target, the Hanover, Germany-based Continental said Wednesday in a statement.

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