Pirelli designs OE tire for BMW Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo


Engineers of Pirelli developed this tire precisely according to specifications of the Auto-mobile manufacture from the Bavarian town of Buchloe. With this special edition the renowned manufacturer will equip its new models BMW ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Saloon and Touring, both with all-wheel drive. ALPINA homologated this version of the P Zero, cus-tomized to the individual characteristics of these car models. The original equipment tyres are easy to recognize by the ALP-marking on the tyre wall.

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Bridgestone HosePower Announces Acquisition of Seattle-based Fittings, Inc.


ORANGE PARK, Fla., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone HosePower (Hosepower), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, today announced it is expanding its hose solutions business in the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Fittings, Inc., (Fittings), a hydraulic and i…

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Bridgestone Honoured by VW


Bridgestone was recognized by Volkswagen Group Award for Innovation & Technology.

During the 15th edition of the Volkswagen Group Awards, Bridgestone received an award in the category of Innovation & Technology.

“Bridgestone teams worldwide are honoured by this prestigious award for Innovation & Technology,” said Paolo Ferrari, CEO & President of Bridgestone EMEA.

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Global Automotive Aftermarket – Automotive


LONDONJuly 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Mechanical Products, Electrical Products, Electronic Products, Exterior and Structural Products, Motor Oil, Fluids and Additives, and Appearance Chemicals. 

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, CanadaJapanEuropeAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. 

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Mahindra & Mahindra names Apollo Tyres its ‘Business Partner of the Year’


Major Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra bestowed its ‘Business Partner of the Year’ award upon Apollo Tyres at its recent annual suppliers meeting. The award, the highest recognition given to any supplier for overall outstanding performance during the entire financial year, was accepted by Satish Sharma, Apollo Tyres’ Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region president, and Sandeep Mathur, the tyre maker’s head of OEM and Institutional Business.

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Bridgestone Plant Earns GM Supplier Award


“At Bridgestone, we are committed to working with GM to provide the highest quality products and solutions that reflect our combined focus on performance, sustainability and innovation. We are honoured to be recognized by GM for the delivery of high quality products that meet the dynamic needs of the driving public,” said Michael Darr, Wilson plant manager. “We are proud of the Wilson team that has achieved numerous safety awards, in addition to this prestigious recognition.”

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TIA Board Elects Brian Rigney as the 2017-2018 Secretary


(Bowie, MD – 7/5/2017) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, held its mid-year board of directors meeting on June 21–June 23 and elected Brian Rigney as its new board secretary effective Monday, October 30, 2017.

Brian Rigney is currently the President of Dill Air Controls Products and has 16 years of experience within the tire industry.

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Bridgestone Honoured by Subaru


Bridgestone was recently honoured with a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award, which recognizes the outstanding quality of Bridgestone original equipment tires supplied for the Subaru Outback and Subaru Impreza vehicles.

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Here’s How Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Management Plans to Respond to a Tough Quarter

Even after warning investors that first-quarter results were going to be weaker than expected, Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) took it on the chin after releasing earnings and shares haven’t improved much since. The broader tire industry is in a tough operating environment lately, but Cooper’s management wanted to reassure investors during its conference call that this isn’t a prelude to a long-term decline.

Here are some quotes from Cooper’s management that suggest the company isn’t in as bad of a shape as first-quarter results suggest and what investors should be on the lookout for over the long term.

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Giti Tire Announces Multiple Fitments on 2019 Volkswagen Passat

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — GITI Tire (USA), Ltd., has received confirmation that two Giti tire sizes will come as original equipment on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. The premium All-Season Giti ComfortA1 will be sized in 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H.

This marks the first original equipment placements for Giti brand tires that will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Chester County, SC, which is expected to begin production later this year.

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