Jeep Compass Rides On GEOLANDARs

The GEOLANDAR G055 boasts all-season performance and extended treadlife, thanks to Yokohama’s orange oil technology.

Yokohama says the GEOLANDAR G055  has been selected as one of the tires for the all-new Jeep Compass. The fitment will cover the North American market, including Canada, in size 225/55R18 98H.

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Kenda Partners with VORE Adrenaline Compound


Kenda Tires has been named the Official Tire Sponsor of the off-road driving experience VORE Adrenaline Compound.

“We are happy to announce our partnership with the VORE Adrenaline Compound,” said Jimmy Yang, president of Kenda Tires. “VORE will be another platform for Kenda to prove the durability and performance of our light truck products as well as our ultra-high performance tires.”

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Liqui Moly Partners with LA Kings


German automotive chemicals specialist LIQUI MOLY and famed National Hockey League team Los Angeles Kings have agreed on an advertising partnership which will run over three seasons.

“We’re the first German oil brand to go into professional US sport—which shows just how important this is,” said LIQUI MOLY Marketing Director Peter Baumann at a press conference in Los Angeles.

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It’s interesting times for tyre recycling industry


Mike Hinsey,International Vice President, Granutech Saturn Systems, USA, a leading industrial recycling systems manufacturer, is widely considered to be a legend in the tyre recycling industry. He has been with Granutech for 33 long years and has been instrumental in taking the company to the world’s Top 3 position. Among the awards and accolades won by him include the coveted award from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), USA, the largest recycling association in the world, for his outstanding contribution to the recycling industry.

In an interview to Rubber Asia on the sidelines of India Rubber Expo (IRE) 2017 in Chennai, he explains the high points of his 33-year-long association with Granutech and shares his views on wide-ranging issues such as the current status and future prospects of tyre recycling industry, the problem of mounting tyre wastes, recent innovations/improvements made in tyre recycling technology etc.

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Falken, Yokohama get Jeep OE fitments


KRON (March 13, 2017) — FCA Group has selected tires from Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) and Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) as OE fitments on selected versions of the 2017 Jeep Compass, the car maker’s compact four-wheel-drive, four-door hatchback.

FCA has chosen SRNA’s Falken Wildpeak H/T 01A2 as an OE fitment on the “trail-rated” Compass Trailhawk and the all-season Yokohama Geolandar G055 as a fitment on the Compass.

The Falken fitment, in size 215/65R17, is the second fitment for the Wildpeak H/T 01A2 on a 2017 Jeep, according to Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), producer and marketer of the Falken brand. FCA also specs the tire for the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for SRNA/Falken Tires, called the Wildpeak a “natural fit” for the Jeep Compass, noting its shoulder designed for optimal handling on multiple surfaces.

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Michelin relaunching Defender line in North America


Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. is relaunching its Defender line of passenger tires — on the market since 2012 — with an H speed rating and a new tread compound designed to deliver more consistent treadwear.

Launched four years ago to replace the HydroEdge and Harmony lines, the Defender is targeted at owners of some of the most popular sedans and minivans on the market, including the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Focus, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Altima and Toyota Sienna, Michelin…

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Continental Continues To Expand Into North American Construction And Aggregate Industry Markets


International technology company Continental is further expanding its industrial-related business. Technologies for construction, aggregate and material handling machines and vehicles will come increasingly into focus, especially in the North American industry markets, says the company.

“Digitalization is also one of the trends in the transforming construction world. Precisely in this efficiency-driven business the question arises of how to gain the most benefit. We intensively listen to our customers because it is extremely important for us to add mutual value,” said Hans-Jürgen Duensing, member of the Continental executive board. He added that CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas has given the company an excellent opportunity to build up and further strengthen beneficial relationships with its customers. With its solutions, Continental contributes to safe, efficient, clean and comfortable mobility.

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Pirelli Reinvents the Tire

Pirelli is introducing two innovations at the Geneva Motor Show this year.

The first is a coloured edition P Zero and Winter Sottozero tires, engineered to satisfy the increasing demand for personalization from prestige and premium tire clients.

The very first coloured edition P Zero tires have already made their debuts in the last few months as concepts with Pagani, Lamborghini and McLaren, and this summer they will be available for Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and Bentley. The coloured edition will then be expanded to premium models from the world’s top manufacturers.

The second innovation is Pirelli Connesso: a sensor embedded in the wall of the tire that communicates with the driver via an app. It provides data about tire pressure and temperature even when the car is at rest, plus static vertical load, tire wear, number of kilometres covered for each tire, and, in a future version, the estimated remaining life in kilometres.

It also acts as a remote pressure gauge when tires are being inflated, providing a true and accurate reading without having to wait for the tires to cool down.

Coloured edition tires are available to pre-order straight away for the P Zero and Winter Sottozero. Pirelli Connesso will initially be available in the United States (summer 2017), and later in principal markets within Europe and the Far East.

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Michelin Rolls Out Power Digger Compact-Line Tire


Michelin North America Inc. recently introduced its newest compact-line tire, the Michelin Power Digger, at the ARA Rental Show in Orlando.

The bias tire is designed for wheeled excavators with a dual fitment for both original equipment and replacement applications, Michelin said.

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Cooper Opens New Office in Guadalajara to Serve Latin America

Cooper Tire de Mexico, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, has relocated its offices from El Salto, Mexico, to a new location in Guadalajara within the Los Arrayanes industrial park. The new 22,000-square-foot office spans two floors and houses the sales, marketing, customer service, logistics, and finance teams that serve Cooper’s customers throughout Latin America.

“Growth in the Latin America market is an important part of Cooper’s strategic plan,” said Luis Ceneviz, Managing Director—Latin America Tire Operations and Managing Director—Europe Tire Operations. “With the opening of new markets in the region, the increase in tire production at our joint venture manufacturing facility near Guadalajara, expanded distribution of our products, and alliances in South America, establishing this new office will help us to provide excellent service to the market and our dealers as we continue to grow in Latin America.”

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