Hankook Tire Co. has earned a Red Dot Design Award 2017 for its Laufenn I FIT the studless winter tire.
“Following last year’s multiple wins from Red Dot Design, this award once again solidifies Hankook Tire’s commitment and determination to lead future driving through progressive innovation and creative design,” said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire. “We will continue to contribute to advancement in driving with aspiration for innovative technology, both through Hankook and Laufenn’s dedicated technology leadership.”
The Red Dot Design Award is an international design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.
Valeo has announced the 24 teams selected to move onto the second stage of its global competition, the Valeo Innovation Challenge. Selected from a total of 1,628 participating teams by 70 Valeo experts and independent scientists, the 24 semi-finalist teams hail from 13 countries across 23 universities and schools.
GREENVILLE, S.C., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin has been awarded top honors in all four segments of the 2017 J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. The four new awards in 2017 raise Michelin’s win total to 84 all-time since the J.D. Power tire study began in 1989. This tally represents four times more awards than all other tire manufacturers combined.
Michelin swept the industry’s top honors in the Luxury, Passenger Car, Truck/Utility and Performance Sport segments. It was the company’s 14th consecutive highest ranking in the Luxury category, ninth consecutive top ranking for Passenger Car and second consecutive top ranking in the Truck/Utility category.
“Michelin has always been committed to providing our automotive manufacturing partners with a premium product that meets their performance and safety needs,” said Nicolas Duriez, vice president of operations for passenger and light truck original equipment tires, Michelin North and South America. “It is great to see our close collaboration validated by our partners’ most important customers – the purchasers of new vehicles.”
The 2017 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 29,622 original owners of 2015 and 2016 model-year vehicles. Satisfaction is examined in four measures: tire wear, tire ride, tire appearance and tire traction/handling. The study was fielded in October through December 2016. More information about the 2017 O.E. Tire Customer Satisfaction Study can be found HERE.
AKRON, Ohio, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) associates will be honored at the fifth annual Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards in Washington, D.C., on April 20.
At the event, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize Melissa Ross as a STEP Ahead Honoree and Mbeke Perez as a STEP Ahead Emerging Leader.
“We are proud that The Manufacturing Institute has once again chosen to recognize Goodyear associates with STEP Ahead Awards this year,” said Steve McClellan, president, Goodyear Americas. “Both Melissa and Mbeke began their careers at Goodyear and have made their mark on the company through their innovative thinking, strong leadership and engagement in both the company and the community.”
“I hope this award not only honors the recipients but also inspires the many other women who work in STEM-related roles at Goodyear,” said McClellan.
For the fifth consecutive year, Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award: the Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). The award went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan, which produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. showcased concept tires during the Geneva International Motor Show.
Its new concept tires – the spherical-shaped Eagle 360 Urban and the IntelliGrip Urban smart tire – apply emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to help the autonomous vehicles of the future navigate the millions of possible unknowns we face in every day driving scenarios, the tiremaker said.
“The future of the automotive industry is being shaped by rapid advances in technology and changing consumer attitudes and behaviors,” said Joe Zekoski, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer. “The concepts and technology we are showcasing in Geneva are part of the revolution that we see unfolding at the intersection of autonomy, mobility and connectivity where tires and services will play a critical role in meeting our customers’ performance and information needs.”
The Manufacturing Institute will honor two Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. associates with Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards for 2017.
Melissa Ross, director of project management and capital planning for Goodyear’s North America business, will be recognized as a STEP Ahead Honoree and Mbeke Perez, process safety management engineer at Goodyear’s Houston chemical facility, will be recognized as a STEP Ahead Emerging Leader.