MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) on Monday urged the government to keep goods flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border despite the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to help automakers weather the crisis. In a statement, AMIA also asked for regional content rules under a new North American trade agreement not to […]
Robert (Bob) Lee will take over as the new president of Continental North America.
He succeeds Jeff Klei, who will retire after serving more than 30 years in the industry. Lee will be responsible for leading customer, governmental and other external relationships across the region.
Reports that the Trump administration was considering a June 1 start date have stirred concern among auto makers, parts suppliers and trade groups that say the deadline, which they say is premature, could disrupt a smooth transition from NAFTA to the new trade deal, especially as the outbreak worsens.
TOKYO, March 16 (Reuters) – In the Chinese coastal province of Jiangsu, where supply chains have been shattered by the coronavirus outbreak, one auto supplier has already shifted production of parts for Mazda Motor Corp 13,000 kilometres away to central Mexico’s Guanajuato State.
Pirelli Tire North America has announced that it will increase prices in the US for car and light truck tyres. The price increase is set to take effect from 6 April 2020.
WOODBRIDGE, Ontario — Aeolus Tire Canada has named tire industry veteran John Overing as general manager, Canada, tasked with working closely with Dynamic Tire Inc., the exclusive distributor of Aeolus products in Canada.
HELSINKI, March 9 (Reuters) – Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres has begun producing tyres for commercial sale at its new U.S. factory in Dayton, Tennessee, the company said on Monday. The $360 million investment was announced in 2017 by Nokian which previously had a large plant in Russia and a smaller one in Finland. Last year, Nokian said it aimed to double its sales in North America within five years, from 194.5 million euros ($217 million) and a little over 12% of its total sales in 2018.
NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, Quebec—When Michelin asked tire dealers and distributors what they wanted in the company’s next winter tire, they said looks were everything.
Drumroll please…more awards for Kumho tyres. Hot on the heels of the Good Design awards in Japan for the Kumho Majesty 9 and Ecsta PA51 patterns and the iF Design awards in Germany for the Majesty 9 and WinterCraft Wi51, the three above-mentioned tyres have all been honoured with the Good Design Award of North America.
New York – Pirelli & C SpA has hired automotive industry veteran Pietro Berardi to become CEO of its North American activities, effective 1 March.
Berardi is tasked with strengthening Pirelli’s command of the market and its development, while executing strategies and commercial policies that consolidate the tire maker’s “leadership in the premium and prestige segments,” the company said 17 Feb.