Nokian has emissions targets approved

Nokian Tyres has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The targets cover emissions from Nokian’s operations, and make it the first tire company to receive this approval. Commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 cover scope 1 for direct emissions and scope 2 for indirect emissions from purchased energy. By 2030, Nokian is committed to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40% per ton using 2015 as a base year.

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Nexen Tire Adds New Distribution Center in Ohio

Nexen Tire America is opening a new distribution center located at 2190 Creekside Parkway in Lockbourne, Ohio.

The new Ohio distribution center marks the third addition to its list of U.S. distribution facilities, joining the existing two located in California and Georgia.

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TireHub relocates 2 Texas distribution centers

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ATLANTA—TireHub, the national tire distributor co-founded in 2018 by Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear, has relocated two distribution centers in Texas, in Houston and Arlington.

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Nexen Continues Support to Tire Dealer Network

Nexen Tire says it is continuing to provide the same level of support to its network of tire dealers during the COVID-19 quarantine. The support includes full tire distribution capabilities from all distribution facilities, mileage warranty support, roadside assistance and all customer service functions for dealers.

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Goodyear temporarily suspends Manufacturing in Americas region

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Goodyear continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with its closure of more manufacturing hubs in the Americas.

A phased shut down will begin across the company’s tire, retread and chemical plants in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the United States over the coming days. Its facility in Peru was closed earlier this week.

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Tim Baker Takes Over Helm of Triangle Tire Tech Center

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Longtime tire industry engineer Tim Baker has been promoted to deputy general manager of A3T, the technical center for Triangle Tire in Akron, Ohio.

Baker joined Triangle Tire in 2014 and most recently served as project engineer. He is replacing Ed Montgomery who has retired from the company. His experience includes working for both Bridgestone/Firestone and Kumho Tires as a tire design engineer.

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Yokohama Tire wants drivers to welcome spring with up to $70 rebate on select tires

Langley, BC (March 16, 2020) Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. is making it more attractive to drive into Spring, with rebates of up to $70 on a set of four performance, all-season or light truck tires. 

“We want to reward Canadians for making the switch to winter tires by welcoming them to Spring with rebates on our ADVAN, AVID AND GEOLANDAR lines, as well as the PARADA SPEC-X,” said Diana Colosimo, Brand Development Manager for Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. “Once the temperature is consistently up above 7 Celsius, it’s time to put away the winter skis, coats and tires and start enjoying the benefits of all-season tires.  Switching to all-season tires provides extended tire wear, a serene ride and improved fuel economy, and we’re making it more attractive to choose Yokohama for warm-weather driving with the 2020 Yokohama Spring Rebate.”

Topping the list of incentives is a chance for buyers to win back the purchase price of their new tires in addition to their rebate claim of $70 (for a set of four tires). Customers are asked to claim their Yokohama VISA prepaid cards at yokohamarebate.ca and will then be automatically entered into the contest to win the purchase price of their set (up to $850).

Now through May 31, 2020, customers can receive $70 rebates on high-performance tires (ADVAN APEX, ADVAN SPORT A/S+, ADVAN FLEVA, ADVAN NEOVA AD08R, ADVAN SPORT V105, ADVAN SPORT V105 ZPS), all-season tires (AVID ASCEND GT, AVID ASCEND LX, AVID ASCEND, PARADA SPEC-X) and light-truck tires (GEOLANDAR G055, GEOLANDAR H/T G056, GEOLANDAR X-CV, GEOLANDAR A/T G015, GEOLANDAR X-AT, GEOLANDAR M/T G003, GEOLANDAR X-MT G005).

As well, buyers will be eligible for a $50 rebate on a set of four AVID TOURING S all-season touring tires.

For more information on the Yokohama Consumer Rebate program, visit yokohamarebate.ca.

About Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 1,000 independent tire dealers and well over 3,000 retail locations. yokohama.ca/.

Elie Sleiman to head Magna Tyres’ Oceania & Se Asia business

Magna Tyres Group has appointed Elie Sleiman General Manager of its Singapore office, effective 1 March. Sleiman will lead sales within the Oceania & South East Asia region and has responsibility for extending the Magna brand presence, distribution network, and will focus on developing strong customer relationships.

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Continental, Groupe Touchette Release IceContact XTRM Winter Tire

Continental ’s new IceContact XTRM tire, designed in collaboration with Groupe Touchette , combines all the characteristics needed to face Canada’s variable winter conditions, Groupe Touchette says.

Available exclusively through Groupe Touchette, the IceContact XTRM has a new tread design and unique stud technology for exceptional grip on ice and greatly-improved handling on snowy roads, the company says.

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Pneus Unimax Hosts 2020 Expo

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Expo Max 2020 represented all the banners under the Pneus Unimax umbrella.

Pneus Unimax recently hosted the Expo Max 2020 Tire & Auto Service Show in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, representing their retail banners: Point S, Point S City, V1, Otobox, Pneus Prestige, Mega Pneus, Pneus Max Plus, and Tire People. Active in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and all the Atlantic provinces, the company operates over 850 points of sale.

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