Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)

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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic.

Beyond that, the variables in play—new materials, new manufacturing methods, changing vehicle designs and needs, etc.—present an evolving spider web of tire design parameters that put all design features, except round, into play.

To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.

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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.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Hankook Tire acquires majority stake in Model Solution

By acquiring a 75 per cent equity stake in high-tech digital prototype company ‘Model Solution Ltd.’, Hankook Tire hopes to benefit from synergies gained by combining the company’s know-how with that of its affiliate, super-size mould equipment company M&K Technology. The tyre maker paid KRW 68.6 billion (£47.3 million) for the stake.

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Stapleton’s: With SUVs driving sales, more opportunities to sell exclusive brand tyres

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Over the last year or so it has been broadly noted that the SUV/4×4 sector of the tyre market has been impressively resilient. Not just from the relatively local impact of the UK’s Brexit vote and resulting inflation and slump in certain motor vehicle sectors (in the UK at least). The tyre industry’s also been faced with escalating raw materials costs at a global level.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Hankook eyes continued sales growth, profits rebound in 2018

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SEOUL, South Korea—Hankook’s management expects profits to rebound in 2018 as the company focuses on increasing its sales of higher value-added products and diversifying its OE portfolio.

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Hankook Tire launches 2018 Design Innovation Project

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Hankook Tire launched its ‘2018 Design Innovation’ project in association with the prestigious UK’s Royal College of Art. The Design Innovation is a project held every two years since 2012 that realizes the infinite possibilities of a tire through designing creative and realistic alternatives to driving.

Read the source article at Traction News

Hankook Tire appoints new Europe/CIS head

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Starting yesterday, Han-Jun Kim is president and chief executive officer of Hankook Tire Europe. He succeeds Ho-Youl Pae; having served in this capacity since 2014, Pae now returns to South Korea to take over a new role at the company’s global headquarters.

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Drive like a woman: Hankook Tire awarded for safety campaign

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When my mate Scotty uttered that I drove like a woman he meant it as a slur, but the joke is now on him – it turns out that this is an award-winning driving style. The award is a bronze 2017 Epica Award in the online campaigns – automotive category, and was given to Hankook Tire Sweden for a short video highlighting the over-representation of men, and younger men in particular, in Sweden’s road accident statistics.

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Hankook Welcomes New Director of Sales and Marketing Director in Canada

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Hankook Tire has announced John Overing will be the company’s new director of sales and marketing in Canada. Overing will oversee the region’s sales team and will be instrumental in identifying opportunities for growth within the Canadian market.

Overing joins the company with more than 18 years of experience in the tire industry, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Hankook income drops in third quarter, nine months

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SEOUL, South Korea—Hankook suffered double-digit drops in operating income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, despite increased sales for both periods.

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