J.D. Power to recognize leading U.S. tire retailers, vehicle maintenance providers

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COSTA MESA, Calif.— J.D. Power Inc. plans to recognize top performers later this year in two key automotive aftermarket categories — tire repair/replacement and oil change/general maintenance — during the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

The awards — being presented for the first time — are part of J.D. Power’s new U.S. Aftermarket Service Index (ASI) study, which focuses on the service experience with aftermarket service providers in the Do It for Me (DIFM) market.

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Pirelli honours nine companies in 2019 Supplier Awards

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Milan, Italy — Pirelli & C. SpA has honoured nine outstanding supplier companies recently with its 2019 Supplier Awards.

Pirelli chose the nine companies out of more than 10,000 that supply the tire maker globally, according to a 26-Sept Pirelli press release.

“Quality, capacity for innovation, speed and global coverage of supply were the key elements guiding the selection for the 2019 Supplier Awards,” Pirelli said.

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Pirelli P Zero Named Best Performance Tire

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Pirelli recently announced that its P Zero tire has been the best ultra-high performance tire by Evo magazine.

Evo, an international publication for car enthusiasts worldwide, was founded in 1998. The slogan of the magazine is “the thrill of driving”.

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Alberta franchise named top OK Tire store of 2018

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — OK Tire store owners Curtis and Gregory Evans, James Watt and Steven Marshman were honored recently for operating the franchise group’s best store, in Strathmore, Alberta.

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Yokohama’s Russian tire plant wins Nissan supplier award

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Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co’s Russian subsidiary LLC Yokohama RPZ has been awarded Nissan’s best supplier award for 2019, the company announced 24 July.

Yokohama RPZ was selected as the best supplier in the chassis category in recognition of the quality of its tires and supply system, the Japanese tire & rubber company reported.

The Yokohama Russian subsidiary is located in Lipetsk special economic zone, to the south of Moscow, and has been producing tires since 2011.

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Camso earns supplier awards from Toyota businesses

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MAGOG, Quebec — Two Toyota Corp. companies active in the materials-handling sector have singled out industrial tire and track maker Camso Ltd. with top supplier awards.

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. recognized Magog-based Camso with its Core Value Award: Respect for People, while Toyota Industries Corp. gave Camso its Global Contribution Award. Both entities are involved in the production of materials-handling equipment such as forklifts.

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Michelin twice recognised for responsible purchasing

Michelin has gained the Supplier Relations and Responsible Purchasing Label (Label Relations Fournisseurs & Achats Responsables, or RFAR), a recognition given to distinguish French companies that demonstrate lasting and balanced relationships with their suppliers. This distinction follows the recent receipt of a certificate of maturity for purchasing practices in relation to the new ISO 20400 sustainable procurement standard.

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ASTM recognizes committee members’ contributions

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WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Two ASTM International rubber industry-related committees have awarded members for their contributions throughout the years.

The carbon black committee (D24) honored Wes Balentine with the Jeff Melsom Distinguished Service award, and the rubber and rubber-like materials committee (D11) recognized John Bailey with the Distinguished Service award, according to an ASTM news release.

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LabsCubed automated polymer testing system garners top prize at Startup Stadium competition

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An automated polymer testing system and associated software developed by LabsCubed (Kitchener, ON) sufficiently impressed judges to walk away with the top prize at the first Startup Stadium competition today at PLAST-EX and the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo in Toronto. 

The tabletop CubeOne system accelerates physical testing of polymers and improves consistency by eliminating human error. It accommodates various sample shapes and sizes and tests tensile and tear strength. “Compared with vertical universal testing machines, where the technician runs a test, waits, and runs the next test, the CubeOne automates the process,” explained Ammar Jafar, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of the company. “The technician loads the tray with 12 samples, loads the tray in the machine and presses start. The technician can now walk away and perform a value-added task rather than wait around.”

 

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