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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Pirelli Creates 6 Tires for New Lamborghini URUS

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Pirelli will provide six tires for the new Lamborghini Urus, its first Super SUV. The Pirelli tire range will be offered in 21 to 23 inch sizes to best highlight the Urus’s different functionalities and driving experiences.

For such an extreme car that can go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, 0-124mph in 12.8 seconds and with a maximum speed of 190mph; Pirelli needed to develop multiple tires.

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Hankook selected as OE tyres for Radical range

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An agreement signed at Autosport International last week seals Hankook Tire’s status as exclusive original equipment tyre supplier to Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer Radical. Hankook tyres will be fitted to Radical’s road and racing models, and through the supply partnership Hankook will be represented in various international racing series in which Radical is closely involved.

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Pirelli designs custom P Zero tire for new BMW M5

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The new BMW M5 will be equipped with specially engineered P Zero tires from Pirelli to transfer the car’s new features to the road seamlessly. The new model fuses an elegant business sedan with a high-performance sports car. The innovative all-wheel drive system named M xDrive, and 600 hp engine equips the driver with incredible power, precision and agility.

The P Zero tire is approved in the following dimensions: Front axle: 275/35 ZR 20 (102Y) XL P Zero Rear axle: 285/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL P Zero

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