Nokian recognised for sustainability efforts

Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres has received a ‘silver class’ distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019, the Finnish tire maker announced 14 Feb.

RobecoSAM carries out an annual evaluation of companies’ efforts to minimise the environmental-impact of their products and activities.

Nokian, which last year received a ‘bronze’ rating, is following a sustainability-improvement plan, with several specific targets for 2020.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Continental’s ContiPressureCheck Solo Trailer TPMS Bags Top 20 HDT Award

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Continental is the recipient of the 2019 Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) Top 20 award for its ContioPressureCheck Solo trailer TPMS product.

Keeping the trailer system fully separate from the tractor, this stand-alone system for trailers alerts the driver of tire pressure issues in real-time through a notification light.

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Goodyear’s SoundComfort voted Product of the Year in Belgium, Netherlands

Goodyear’s SoundComfort has been voted Product of the Year 2019 in a consumer research survey conducted by Nielsen in Belgium and the Netherlands. The noise reduction technology aims to address consumer and market needs as a result of the decreasing noise of car engines, especially since the arrival of electric and hybrid vehicles. With less noise coming from the engine, the noise caused by tyres is becoming more noticeable.

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Cooper, Federal, Nexen, Yokohama earn Good Design honors

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has presented Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Federal Tyre Jiangxi Co. Ltd., Nexen Tire Corp. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. with “Good Design” awards, which recognize “cutting-edge” industrial, product and graphic designs.

The Chicago Museum presents its Good Design awards annually in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies for their design excellence.

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Two Yokohama Tires Win Good Design Awards

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Yokohama Tire earned two impressive 2018 GOOD DESIGN awards from The Chicago Athenaeum. Yokohama was honored in the transportation category for two tires: the GEOLANDAR X-MT and AVID Ascend GT.

The Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN awards program creates an awareness about contemporary design and honors products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

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TIA Honors Hall of Fame Recipients, Ed Wagner Leadership Award Winners

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Members of the tire industry gathered at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel Monday night to recognize the industry’s top tire dealers and honor the Tire Industry Association (TIA) 2018 Hall of Fame honorees and Ed Wagner Leadership Award recipients.

Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries, Ltd. (BKT), and Bob Majewski, president of Sumerel Tire Service, Inc. were inducted into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

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Cooper, Continental take top tire honors among new products

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LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Continental Tire the Americas took home top honors for new tire category products at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

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Nexen Tires wins Good Design Award for Winguard Sport 2 tire

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Nexen Tire announced that the Winguard Sport 2 received an award at the ‘Good Design Awards 2018.’

The awarded Winguard Sport 2 is a premium ultra-high performance alpine/studless Passenger Car Radial (PCR) tire that provides the optimal driving experience in the snow with a winter reindeer and ski plate as its motif. It has been evaluated as a premium winter tire for its excellent grip and stable performance in the snow with its unique 3D winter kerf and zigzag groove.

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Goodyear race tire plant earns manufacturing excellence award

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Goodyear’s race tire plant in Akron is one of four manufacturing enterprises to have earned a 2018 Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

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Pirelli honors 9 suppliers with quality awards

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MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. named nine suppliers recently as the recipients of its Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018, pulled from a supply chain of more than 10,000 companies.

The recipients — in the areas of raw materials, services and machinery — were chosen for their ability to support the Pirelli supply chain its goals of sustainability and excellence, according to a company news release.

Read the source article at Tire Business