Bridgestone announces new president for Latin America Tire Operations

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Bridgestone Americas announced Joseph Saoud, former president for Bridgestone Americas Tire operations for truck bus radial and retread tires, has been named president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America (BATO LA). In this role, Saoud will oversee the Bridgestone tire business in Latin America, which includes subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. He will report directly to Gordon Knapp, president and CEO, Bridgestone Americas.

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Ford’s New CEO Has a Cerebral Style—and to Many, It’s Baffling – WSJ

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Senior executives at Ford Motor Co. F 0.85% have come to expect emails from their new boss, Chief Executive Jim Hackett, that include links to TED Talks and articles from Science Daily. They often come around 11 p.m., when he catches up on his reading.

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Earnings up 45% at Cabot rubber blacks unit

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Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. has reported a 45% year-on-year rise in earnings (EBIT) to $74 million at its Reinforcement Materials unit for its fiscal third quarter lifting margins 2 percentage points to 16%.

Higher earnings, said Cabot, were driven mainly by “continued…

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Lanxess to sell stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

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COLOGNE, Germany–Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco.

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Conti sees trend to faster product development

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The breakneck speed at which self-driving and connected-car technology is evolving is forcing the industry to change how products will be developed, says Tamara Snow, head of systems and technology for Continental North America’s interiors division.

“New technology is coming at a faster and faster rate, and for this reason we need to be able to harness disruption and change what we innovate and how we innovate,” Snow told an audience Monday at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) Ceo Rich Kramer on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

AKRON, Ohio, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today reported results for the second quarter and first half of 2018.

“We delivered strong operating performance in the quarter highlighted by impressive volume growth in our mature markets where we regained share, particularly in the more profitable 17 inch and greater rim sizes in the U.S. and Europe,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Additionally, we achieved our price/mix and net cost savings goals for the quarter.”

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Smithers Rapra discusses the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling

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Smithers Rapra recently provided insight at the Global Tire Tech Forum, which was organized by China Rubber Industry Association. Henry He (above), general manager at Smithers Rapra’s Suzhou Tire and Wheel Testing Laboratory, spoke about the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling.

“Our testing services span the globe, and we are proud to have Henry represent our laboratory in China and the advances we have made,” said Derek Read, VP for global development – Asia.

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2017 marked tough year for Chinese tire makers

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LONDON — Last year was another polarizing year for China’s tire sector.

The country’s tire production in 2017 increased by 5.4 percent from 2016 to 926 million units, a third of the global total. Tire makers’ production had a 7.1 percent rise to 653 million units, data from China’s ministry of industry and IT also shows.

Radial tire production climbed 8.5 percent to 613 million units — including 131 million truck and bus tires, up 8.2 percent year-on-year, and 482 million passenger car tires, up 8.5 percent year on year—while bias tire production dropped 11.1 percent to 40 million units.

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Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market to 2023: Analysis by Vehicle Type, Tire Type, Demand Category, and Region

Dublin, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car Vs Two-Wheeler), By Tire Type (Summer & All-Season Vs Winter), By Demand Category (Replacement Vs OEM), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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Global Two-Wheeler Tire Market – Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023

LONDON , July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global Two-Wheeler Tire Market By Vehicle Type (Motorcycle & Scooter/Moped), By Demand Category (OEM Vs Replacement), By Region (APAC, Europe & CIS, North America , South America , Middle East & Africa ), Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023 Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5479824 According to “Global Two-Wheeler Tire Market By Vehicle Type, By Demand Category, By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023” two-wheeler tire market is projected to surpass $ 18 billion by 2023.Growth in the market is led by rising two-wheeler sales, expanding two-wheeler fleet size and increasing per capita income across the globe. The global …

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