Yokohama Tire picked as original equipment for new BMW M5

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Yokohama Tire announced that it is now supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires for use as original equipment of BMW’s new M5.

The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires 275/40ZR19 (105Y) for front and 285/40ZR19 (107Y) for rear.

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Falken Tire selected as original equipment for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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Falken Tires has been selected as original equipment supplier to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, providing fitments for both 16-inch as well as 17-inch with its Sincera SN250A All-Season tire. Sizes include 205/60R16 92H and 205/55R17 91H.

Falken began production in late March 2018 at parent company’s Sumitomo Rubber’s Thailand plant. Markets served for the new Jetta equipped with Falken-branded tires include all of North America, with 16-inch tires available this June.

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Bridgestone tyre selected for 2019 Jeep Cherokee

In the USA, Bridgestone and Firestone-branded tyres have been specified as original equipment for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, Bridgestone Americas has announced.

The Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus tyre will be supplied as standard equipment on 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland models in size 235/50 R19.

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Continental : Schaeffler has e-mobility orders worth $1.25 billion – Automobilwoche

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German automotive supplier Schaeffler (>> Schaeffler) has bagged orders worth at least 1 billion euros (885.17 million pounds) in sales in the area of electric mobility, one of the group’s board members has told a weekly paper.

Schaeffler, the largest shareholder of tyre and auto parts group Continental (>> Continental), earlier this year set up a unit for electric mobility, as most major carmakers are revamping their business towards battery-powered vehicles.

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Hyundai, Michelin developing tires for electric vehicles

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Hyundai Motor Co. has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin to develop tires for electric and luxury vehicles.

The co-operative deal links the companies’ research and development work and will enable Hyundai to strengthen its capabilities in tire performance technology, the South Korea car maker said.

Hyundai representatives visited Michelin’s R&D center in Clermont-Ferrand to sign the agreement.

“Within the partnership, Hyundai Motor and Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tire for electric vehicles,” Hyundai said.

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Global automotive rubber seal market to cross $14.5 billion by 2022: Report

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The global automotive rubber seal market is expected to cross $ 14.5 billion by 2022, says a TechSci Research report. The driving factors include rising demand for rubber seals from OEMs, growing rubber seal sales in the replacement market across the globe, and increasing penetration of passenger cars in developing countries.

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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

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Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year.

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Hankook Expands Supply Deal with Scania

Hankook Tire will supply all Scania’s construction vehicles with tires in an expansion of its current contract with the commercial vehicle manufacturer, according to South Korean news service Yonhap.

Hankook started supplying original equipment tires to the Swedish company in November 2016. The expansion of the deal puts Hankook’s OE tires on the Scania XT truck, the company said in a statement to Yonhap.

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All New 2018 Jeep® Wrangler to Feature Bridgestone Dueler Tires

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced that the Dueler H/T 685 tire has been selected as original equipment on select models of the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler – the most recognized vehicle in the world.    Available…

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The US Rubber Industry Challenging Times

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The might of the US rubber industry over the years has grown by leaps and bounds. Changing with the times, the region continues to be a major force in terms of rubber and tyre consumption apart from being a major producer and consumer of synthetic rubber (SR), a host of speciality rubber chemicals and home to a booming US$130 billion medical devices market, the largest in the world. The region is also fiercely competitive in all aspects of the wider tyre market — passenger car tyres, truck and bus tyres, agricultural tyres and OTR tyres.

The United States’ rubber industry has an eventful past, a pulsating present and a challenging future. During the late 19th century, Ohio emerged as the leader of rubber production in the United States. Numerous rubber companies 

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