America’s landscape is laced with “pockets of discovery,” places that reveal treasures that all too often fall below the radar. Case in point is a city many consider to be the Crown Jewel of the South—Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nestled along the banks of the Tennessee River, which cuts and winds through the bucolic highlands of the Volunteer State, Chattanooga hosts several treasures that will make the automotive, truck, and motorcycle aficionado cry bonanza. One is the Coker Tire museum.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — King Tire Service Inc. has renewed its commitment to the ContiLifeCycle retreading system and converted its second plant, in Bristol, Va., to the Conti system, according to Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.
King Tire was the first ContiLifeCycle partner in the U.S., agreeing in 2011 to convert its retread plant in Bluefield to the Conti system.
The location in Bristol is a former Blevins Tire & Recapping shop that King Tire took over in 2014 and continued to operate until now as a Marangoni-system operation, according to Ed King, vice president of King Tire Service and manager of recapping and warehousing.
The company decided last year to upgrade the Bristol facility with new equipment and convert it to the ContiLifeCycle system, Mr. King said, without disclosing the firm’s investment in the renovation.
As part of a bid to expand global presence, the Indian tyre giant, Apollo Tyres Ltd., is currently concentrating more and more on Europe as well as other geographies. At present, Apollo is fast moving ahead with the construction of a Greenfield facility in Hungary which would be rolling out tyres within 2 months.
KRON (March 13, 2017) — FCA Group has selected tires from Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) and Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) as OE fitments on selected versions of the 2017 Jeep Compass, the car maker’s compact four-wheel-drive, four-door hatchback.
FCA has chosen SRNA’s Falken Wildpeak H/T 01A2 as an OE fitment on the “trail-rated” Compass Trailhawk and the all-season Yokohama Geolandar G055 as a fitment on the Compass.
The Falken fitment, in size 215/65R17, is the second fitment for the Wildpeak H/T 01A2 on a 2017 Jeep, according to Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), producer and marketer of the Falken brand. FCA also specs the tire for the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for SRNA/Falken Tires, called the Wildpeak a “natural fit” for the Jeep Compass, noting its shoulder designed for optimal handling on multiple surfaces.
This report studies sales (consumption) of Racing Tires in Europe market, especially in Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain and Benelux, focuses on top players in these countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these Countries, covering Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Pirelli, and Cooper.
The Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport SUV tire in size 215/65 R16 98H placed in the top two of 15 tires from leading brands in the most recent annual test of summer tires by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (ADAC). The ADAC is a respected testing body in Germany relied upon by many European consumers for guidance on vehicle and tire quality and safety. The Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport is a high-performance SUV tire designed and manufactured by Cooper Tire Europe.
Yokohama has launched a new micro-site to mark its 100th anniversary year. The site highlights milestones in the company’s history and products, created with two distinct timelines showing its corporate and product development. The manufacturer also presents video content to illustrate further the Yokohama story.
Since its foundation in the city of Yokohama, Japan in 1917, The Yokohama Rubber Company has evolved into a top ten global tyre manufacturer. Headquartered in Tokyo, and present in 120 countries, Yokohama supplies a wide range of tyres for the car, truck and bus, motorsport, and OTR sectors. With innovative products launched at the Geneva Motor Show exemplifying its environmental and high performance credentials, Yokohama Rubber characterises its essential philosophy as contributing to society by creating beneficial products.
Tire Technology Expo – the premier showcase for the global tire design, development and manufacturing industry – continues its spectacular growth of recent years. The 2017 event, held for the second time at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover in February, was the 17th since the show’s foundation and the biggest yet, with 280 exhibiting companies, more than 600 conference and course attendees, and a three-day visitor and delegate total that nudged the 5,000 level for the second year running.
“Remarkably, within 15 minutes of opening the doors on the first morning, it was obvious that Tire Technology Expo 2017 was going to be even better than our best-ever show in 2016,” said Tony Robinson, CEO of UKIP Media & Events and founder of Tire Technology Expo. “I’ve been delighted with the number of visitors from all over the world. The exhibitors were happy, but equally importantly, the visitors were very happy because the show was full of the latest technologies and materials that people are looking for.”
Visitor Jukka Koskinen, development manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres, said, “Every year I make time in my calendar to attend the show. I visited many companies that I was interested in and I made strong contacts – all the manufacturers were there and it’s easy to find out answers to any questions that we may have.”
GENEVA (March 8, 2017) — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is expanding the scope and range of its “BluEarth” fuel-efficient tire line and bringing back one of its “landmark” high-performance tire lines, the tire maker disclosed at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Starting this spring, Yokohama will add the BluEarth-Es ES32 touring line, expand availability of the BluEarth RV-02 CUV/SUV line and start taking orders for the BluEarth*Winter V90, the first winter tire to use the fuel-efficient technology of the firm’s “environmentally, human and socially friendly” global tire brand.
Yokohama’s BluEarth technology comprises a package of the four core performance traits of any tire — wet grip, wear resistance, durability and fuel efficiency — and employs the firm’s proprietary “nano-blend compound” that incorporates orange oil and other components to create a balance of high fuel efficiency, superior wet grip performance and wear resistance.
Pirelli is introducing two innovations at the Geneva Motor Show this year.
The first is a coloured edition P Zero and Winter Sottozero tires, engineered to satisfy the increasing demand for personalization from prestige and premium tire clients.
The very first coloured edition P Zero tires have already made their debuts in the last few months as concepts with Pagani, Lamborghini and McLaren, and this summer they will be available for Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and Bentley. The coloured edition will then be expanded to premium models from the world’s top manufacturers.
The second innovation is Pirelli Connesso: a sensor embedded in the wall of the tire that communicates with the driver via an app. It provides data about tire pressure and temperature even when the car is at rest, plus static vertical load, tire wear, number of kilometres covered for each tire, and, in a future version, the estimated remaining life in kilometres.
It also acts as a remote pressure gauge when tires are being inflated, providing a true and accurate reading without having to wait for the tires to cool down.
Coloured edition tires are available to pre-order straight away for the P Zero and Winter Sottozero. Pirelli Connesso will initially be available in the United States (summer 2017), and later in principal markets within Europe and the Far East.