Hankook Tire Concept Tires at IDEA Awards

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A pair of futuristic concept tires earned Hankook Tire both Bronze and Finalist awards at the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) ceremony.

The International Design Excellence Award is a premier international design competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and judged by top design experts across the globe. It is known as one of the world’s top three most prestigious awards alongside the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Award.

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Continental Named a Best Place to Work in S.C.

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Continental Tire has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina”. The award, created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, recognizes and honors the best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

“We are excited to be recognized for the fourth time as a Best Places to Work in South Carolina,” said Rick Ledsinger, vice president of Human Relations for Continental North America. 

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Nexen Wins Design Awards

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Two of Nexen Tire’s products have won the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

The winners of the IDEA 2017 are ‘N’FERA AU7,’ a commercially available tire product, and ‘BREATHRE’, a future-oriented conceptual tire.

‘N’FERA AU7’ is an ultra-high performance (UHP) tire developed for high-ends sedans. ‘BREATHRE’ is an air purifying concept tire designed to contribute to reducing the recent environmental problems such as air pollution and fine dust.

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Bridgestone Honoured by VW

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Bridgestone was recognized by Volkswagen Group Award for Innovation & Technology.

During the 15th edition of the Volkswagen Group Awards, Bridgestone received an award in the category of Innovation & Technology.

“Bridgestone teams worldwide are honoured by this prestigious award for Innovation & Technology,” said Paolo Ferrari, CEO & President of Bridgestone EMEA.

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Mahindra & Mahindra names Apollo Tyres its ‘Business Partner of the Year’

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Major Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra bestowed its ‘Business Partner of the Year’ award upon Apollo Tyres at its recent annual suppliers meeting. The award, the highest recognition given to any supplier for overall outstanding performance during the entire financial year, was accepted by Satish Sharma, Apollo Tyres’ Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region president, and Sandeep Mathur, the tyre maker’s head of OEM and Institutional Business.

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Tire & Rubber Industry Rundown: European Rubber Journal

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Asia BD price drop… Nike sales… Clariant-Huntsman link-up… Michelin buys wine reviewer… Conti acquires… Eversafe Rubber… SKF sued ?… Firestone leak… UK down… Kumho limbo… Thai NR…

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Caterpillar Honors Bridgestone Plant

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Bridgestone Americas’ agriculture tire manufacturing plant in Des Moines, Iowa, recently achieved platinum level certification from Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). The facility has received a gold level certification for the past three years.

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Bridgestone Plant Earns GM Supplier Award

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“At Bridgestone, we are committed to working with GM to provide the highest quality products and solutions that reflect our combined focus on performance, sustainability and innovation. We are honoured to be recognized by GM for the delivery of high quality products that meet the dynamic needs of the driving public,” said Michael Darr, Wilson plant manager. “We are proud of the Wilson team that has achieved numerous safety awards, in addition to this prestigious recognition.”

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Bridgestone Honoured by Subaru

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Bridgestone was recently honoured with a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award, which recognizes the outstanding quality of Bridgestone original equipment tires supplied for the Subaru Outback and Subaru Impreza vehicles.

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Summary of Latest News in the Global Rubber Industry

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Summary of Latest News and Events in the Global Rubber Industry …

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21/6 Indonesian authorities are unfazed by a recent drop in natural rubber prices as market fundamentals remain strong, Reuters has reported. According to…

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