Xingda Steel Tyre Cord opens office in Luxembourg


Xingda Steel Tyre Cord has established an office in Luxembourg, enabling it to better serve customers in Europe while also expanding its footprint.

Senior execs celebrated at the opening ceremony in December last year, which was also attended by world-renowned rubber and tire manufacturers.

The company is systematically increasing its global footprint and also recently established a subsidiary in the USA, Xingda American Company, and has opened a plant in Thailand.

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Mergers, acquisitions help to define 2018


Merger-and-acquisition activity soared to unprecedented heights in 2018, especially in the North American wholesale and retail sectors.

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ATG showcases high performance flotation, high flexion tyres at LAMMA 2019

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is showcasing the brand’s agricultural expertise at LAMMA, the UK’s largest agricultural and machinery show (8-9 January 2019, Birmingham NEC). It is displaying its row crop Agriflex 363 IF and the Agriflex 372 VF for tractors, the Alliance 389VF, Alliance 885 and Alliance 882 Agri-Transport radial flotation tyres for implements, and the versatile Multiuse 550. The Alliance agricultural tyre range is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Kirkby Tyres.

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Nitto invests to understand, better serve its customers


CYPRESS, Calif.—A few years ago, Nitto started seeing conversations online and through social media from people in Europe wondering when the Nitto tires they had ordered would arrive.

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Goodyear to expand capacity 25% at Slovenia plant

Kranj, Slovenia — Goodyear is planning to expand capacity at its Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires plant in Kranj by about 25% by 2022 with the addition of building equipment for larger rim-diameter tires.

The expansion, valued at $107 million, will add more than 58,000 square feet to the factory that Goodyear has owned since 1998. The expansion will boost capacity by 1.8 million units a year and create up to 160 jobs, Goodyear said.

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New rules to revitalise EU tire labelling scheme?


London – The European Commission has adopted proposals for a new regulation to extend the scope of tire labelling to heavy-duty vehicles and increase consumer-awareness and enforcement of the scheme across the EU.

If voted through by the European Parliament, the regulation will, from 1 Jan, 2020, oblige suppliers to display tire labels in all forms of purchase, including in-shop and online.

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Pirelli supports Alfa Romeo Driving Academy event

Pirelli and Alfa Romeo recently underscored their commitment to their technical partnership at an Alfa Romeo Driving Academy event, which was held at FCA Group’s Balocco test track in Italy. Many Pirelli tires have been developed at the facility for the car maker’s vehicles.

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Brexit chaos looms larger over United Kingdom’s rubber sector


LONDON–The prospect of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union looms ever larger with the Westminster government now in near meltdown over the Brexit deal negotiated with EU officials.

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Blackcircles Launched in Canada

The leading online retailer of tires in Europe—Blackcircles—has launched its tire-shopping and online services in Canada.

As of November 1st, Canadian consumers all across Canada now have access to this new tire purchasing experience. Blackcircle’s website simplifies the tire buying process for passenger-vehicle tires—consumers can research, purchase tires then schedule an installation appointment all from one site.

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Magna Tyres Group Doubles Production Capacity At Hardenberg Plant


With an eye to the rapidly increasing demand for its brand and expected growth in 2019, Magna Tyres Group has plans for another expansion of its NL Hardenberg plant, which will be finalized in 2018.

Only two months since its most recent expansion, production will rise to 7,000 tires in the 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 tire ranges in 2019, Magna says.

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