Gallery: Nexen Tire Tech Center Grand Opening

Nexen Tire America celebrated the grand opening of its Tech Center in Richfield, Ohio, on Wednesday, capping off a banner year for the South Korean tiremaker.

The company opened its Nexen University R&D center in Seoul in April, its manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic in August, cut the ribbon on another tech center in Germany in September, and finally commemorated the opening of its state-of-the-art North American Tech Center on Wednesday.

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Nexen Tires Debuts Nexen Hero Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon At SEMA

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Nexen Tire America, Inc. a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV / light truck and winter tires, has brought the Nexen Hero Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to the 2019 SEMA Show to highlight the build details of the off-road ready rig which will be given away to a well-deserving U.S. military veteran during the week of Dec. 16 as part of the Nexen Hero III program. The Nexen Hero Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, in Booth No.

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Nexen Tire announces third installment of its Nexen Hero campaign

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Nexen Tire and Purple Heart Foundation have partnered again for the third installment of its Hero campaign dubbed ‘Nexen Hero III.”

Nexen Tire and The Purple Heart Foundation collaborate to invite veterans from all branches of the U.S. armed forces be nominated for a chance to receive a custom 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4, equipped with 37-inch Nexen Roadian MTX Xtreme off-road tires.

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Nexen Tire Unveils Its New Europe Plant in Czech Republic

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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

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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

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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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Sumitomo technology generates power from tires

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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

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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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