Conti acquires Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK

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Continental has taken over Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK. The acquisition is said to strengthen the tire maker’s presence in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, which is also the home to Continental’s largest tire plant worldwide with 4,500 employees. Together with the new unit Conti will be driving forward the development and production of tire assembly machines to the latest standards.

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Conti reshuffles tire division managers

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Hanover, Germany – Continental AG is reorganising the top management of its Tire Division, with Christian Koetz taking over the the business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires as of 1 July.

The former head of business unit Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires EMEA will report to Nikolai Setzer, head of the Tire Division.

Koetz’ former position is taken over by Philipp von Hirschheydt, who previously served…

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Continental Announces Recall

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Continental Tire is voluntarily initiating a safety recall for 655 commercial vehicle tires.

The tires involved in the recall are 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3, Load Range G, produced during DOT weeks 9, 10, and 11 of 2018, and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S. and Canada.

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Goodyear ‘honoured’ by GM supplier award

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has commented on its selection as a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on 20 April.

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Fasten your seatbelt for next 8 months

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The year is barely 110 days old, and changes continue to happen within the tire industry at a breakneck pace.

First, Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corp. of America (SCOA) announced their intentions to combine Michelin’s wholesale distribution assets with TBC Corp., creating a 50/50 joint venture, National Tire Wholesale (NTW). The business, with 144 locations across North America, will distribute nearly 15 million tires.

Days later, Continental A.G. revealed it is considering restructuring to position itself for the upcoming disruption in the automotive industry.

In early March, Mavis Discount Tire and…

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Future Tire Conference 18: Q&A with Conti’s tire line development boss

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ERJ interviews Philipp Struck Head of Tire Line Development EMEA OE about Tires & Technologies of the Future enabling Vision Zero. The expert will present a paper on autonomous tire plants at the Future Tire Conference 2018, taking place 30-31 May, during the new Tire Cologne international trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Click here for more information about the conference.

ERJ: Please identify one significant development in the tire industry in the last 2-3 years, and explain its importance.

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Continental Produces 10 Millionth Tire at Russia Plant

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Continental Ag celebrated the production of its 10 millionth tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia this month, just five years after the start of production.

“The Greenfield Tire Plant Kaluga is now a mature plant and a success story for us…,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of its tire division.

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Global Cloud PBX Market Research Report- Forecast to 2023

NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Market Synopsis of Tubeless Tire Market: Globally, the market for Tubeless Tire is growing at a CAGR of 7.15% during the forecast period (2017-2023). The tubeless tire also known as inflated tires, does not require any inner tube inside the tire….

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Future Tire Conference 2018: Q&A with Conti’s Philipp Struck

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LONDON—Contintental’s Philipp Struck, who will present a paper at the Future Tire Conference in Cologne, Germany, discusses the future of tires and tire technologies.

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Conti expects modest rises in tire-demand during 2018

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Hanover, Germany – Continental AG expects demand for passenger car tires and light commercial vehicles replacement tires to grow 3% in 2018, according to its annual report.

“The Asian market is expected to contribute around 60% of this increase, with growth of 5%,” said the German tire and technology supplier.

Market expansion, it added, will be primarily driven by China – as in previous years – with further growth in vehicle parc.

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