Bridgestone Launches New Global Tagline toward a Sustainable Solutions Company

Tokyo (July 8, 2020) – Bridgestone Corporation unveiled its new global brand tagline during a virtual press conference livestreamed today from the company’s Tokyo-based conference and training facility. The new “Solutions for your journey” tagline supports the company’s Mid-Long-Term Business Strategy Framework, which was also introduced at the press conference today by Bridgestone Global CEO and Representative Executive Officer Shu Ishibashi.

 

Read the source article at EIN Newsdesk

Continental Combines The Special-Purpose Tyre Segment Into A New Business Unit

Technology company Continental is combining its global activities in the special-purpose tyre segment. Effective July 1, the business areas of ‘Commercial Specialty Tires’, ‘Two Wheel Tires’ and ‘Hoosier Racing Tire’ are combined in a new “Specialty Tires” business unit.  As a result, from now on the entire Continental specialty tyre business will be developed, manufactured […]

Read the source article at Global Rubber Markets News

Canadian RubberSource Launches Global Growth Initiatives

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (PRWEB) JUNE 16, 2020: RubberSource’s first growth initiative was to expand sales and warehouse facilities to support their planned growth. November 2019 marked the opening of RubberSource Europe, with a sales office in Germany and a warehouse in Poland positioned to supply Europe, Africa, Middle East, and China.

RubberSource’s Canadian headquarters, located within 200km of 4 U.S./Canadian borders, has also expanded to serve the Americas. Soucy-Techno – Rubbersource’s manufacturing partner based in Sherbrook, Quebec – has a new, fully integrated and automated manufacturing process at their ISO 9001:2015 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Soucy-Techno has also recently expanded its warehouse to 3,300 m2 to address the increased demand. RubberSource consistently maintains 200 rolls of rubber in inventory and can manufacture any other requirements in less than 2 weeks, quite often in 3-5 business days.

The second initiative is…

Read the source article at prweb.com

NAFTA replacement leaves many guessing in auto industry

Imagine being asked to bake a cake but not being told what kind of cake you’ll be baking and knowing you’ll be judged on the results. You might know you need milk, eggs and flour, but whether the cake needs to be chocolate or carrot is pretty important, too, and will change what you pick up during your shopping trip.

Read the source article at Detroit Free Press

Continental Tires Bundles Sustainability Activities in New Department

​​​​​​​Hanover, June 19, 2020. For many years now, Continental’s Tire business area has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the area of sustainability and has now bundled all activities and projects in a newly created department under the leadership of Claus Petschick as part of its “Vision 2030” strategy program. As Head of Sustainability, he is responsible since April 1, 2020 for the strategic direction and worldwide steering of all sustainability projects, and in this role reports directly to Christian Kötz, Head of the Tire business area and Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG.

Read the source article at continental.com

Former Maxxis International President Returns as Chairman

curata__CSpHe3O7k9n6JSV.jpeg

Former Maxxis International President Dr. Wally Chen is leaving retirement to assume chairmanship of the company.

 

Chen’s chairmanship was effective immediately after a vote by the company’s board of directors at a recent meeting.

“I want Maxxis to be a positive force in the world by offering safe, sustainably manufactured, high-quality tires to consumers who know that they can count on us for 100% quality, 100% service, and 100% trust. Together, we will strive to make Maxxis an even better company and our world a better place,” Chen said.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Cooper Standard announces changes to Global Leadership Team

Cooper Standard today announced the following changes to its Global Leadership Team, effective August 1: …

“With Patrick, Chris and Bill in these crucial global roles, Cooper Standard is well positioned to drive our business and deliver for our stakeholders,” said Jeffrey S. Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. “We’re proud of the strength and capabilities of our leadership team which enables us to shift these key functions to existing internal talent while maintaining world-class service to our customers.”

 

 

Read the source article at Automotive World

Menegaux: Further Michelin and Continental JVs and acquisition collaborations ‘possible’

curata__30xnTt3Jn47sgzI.jpeg

Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux has suggested about further collaboration with fellow leading tyre manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental. The French and German companies have cooperated on the Eurofit wheel business since the 1990s and entered into the Rubberway supply chain joint venture in September 2019.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Nokian Tyres Factory Earns ISO 9001 Certification

curata__SMn2qpG9dm9W1YD.jpeg

Less than six months after opening, Nokian Tyres ’ factory in Dayton, Tennessee, earned ISO 9001 certification earlier this year.

Click Here to Read More

The achievement affirms that the company has implemented rigorous quality management processes at the facility.

The process includes audits by an independent, external certification body and by internal staff trained for the process. All three of Nokian Tyres’ global factories have now achieved ISO 9001 certification.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Parts maker Visteon expects global auto output to plunge up to 25% – Reuters

(Reuters) – Major auto parts supplier Visteon Corp (VC.O) on Thursday forecast global production volumes for the auto industry to fall between 20% and 25% this year and warned it would be a couple of years before they returned to 2019 levels. The U.S. auto industry has been struggling to recover after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown factories and disrupted global supply chains for two months.

Read the source article at reuters.com