Nexen Tire Unveils Its New Europe Plant in Czech Republic


The ceremony was held on August 28 under the slogan “The New Wave for the Future”, ushering in the new era of Global Nexen.

Travis Kang, the Global CEO of Nexen Tire, Petr Ocko, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Oldrich Bubenicek, Governor of the Usti nad Labem Region, Zdenka Hamousova, Mayor of Zatec, Moon Seoung-hyun, Korean Ambassador to the Czech Republic, core OE and RE figures, business partners, local press, construction staff and employees, were among the more than 300 guests who attended the event. The completion of the company’s four major R&D …

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Michael Haupt to head Nexen’s OE tyre development


South Korea tyremaker Nexen Tire has appointed Michael Haupt as the head of ‘Premium OE’ business sector at the recently-opened Nexen Central Research Institute (Nexen univerCITY). He was former tyre development specialist at Porsche. Haupt will be responsible for creating premium tyres for OEM customers.

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Nexen set to officially open European tire plant

Seoul – Nexen Tire will hold an official opening ceremony for its new Europe manufacturing plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic, on 28 Aug, the South Korean tire maker has announced.

Petr Očko, the Czech deputy minister of industry and trade; Byung-Joong Kang, the chairman and Travis Kang, the global CEO of Nexen Tire will attend the ceremony, Nexen said…

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Opening of Czech plant signals start of ‘New Wave’ for Nexen


ZATEC, Czech Republic—The start of production this year at Nexen’s $1 billion plant in Zatec is a big part of the Korean company’s “New Wave for the Future” global expansion strategy.

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Hyundai Venue Selects Nexen Tire as Original Equipment


Nexen Tire recently announced that its N’Priz AH8 tire has been selected as the original equipment for the new Hyundai Venue.

The company states that this grand-touring all season tire is well suited for Hyundai’s seventh SUV release.

The new SUV will be equipped with the size 205/55/R17 of the N’Priz AH8. This is the tire’s  13th OE size fitment in the U.S. market.

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Sumitomo technology generates power from tires


Tokyo – Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), in collaboration with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University, has developed a new technology to generate electric power from the rotation of a tire.

The process involves installing a power generating device (energy harvester) inside a tire to convert static electricity occurring within a tire into clean energy, said the Japanese tire & rubber company in a 23 July statement.

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Nexen Tire in technology partnership with Plug and Play

Nexen Tire has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, an innovation platform and startup accelerator, as a part of its effort to build an infrastructure for future technology development and new business initiation.

Through the collaboration with Plug and Play, Nexen Tire will look to develop tire and mobility technologies. It will also enable the company to realize its open R&D philosophy and explore other potential partnerships in the tire industry.

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Nexen’s Roadian AT Pro RA8 receives 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation


DIAMOND BAR, Calif.—Nexen Tire America Inc. has added the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation to its Roadian AT Pro RA8 all-terrain tire, signifying its ability to perform in ice, snow and difficult terrain.

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Nexen rolls out first tire from Czech plant

London – Nexen Tire Europe has rolled out its first tires in the trial run of its European production facility in Zatec, the Czech Republic.

The first tire was “ceremonially dispatched” by Nexen Tire CEO Travis Kang on 24 April, Nexen said in a written statement to ERJ.

An official opening ceremony will be held “later this year,” the company said 20 June, without giving further details.

Nexen broke ground on the €829-million project in the north east of the Czech Republic in October 2015.

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Nexen partners with Silicone Valley accelerator to propel tire tech development

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nexen Tire America Inc. is partnering with Plug and Play L.L.C., a Silicon Valley-based innovation platform and startup accelerator, to help connect with up-and-coming tire and auto technology development companies.

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