Maitech Tire’s new MT111 loader, dumper tyre the star of The Tire Cologne stand

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Verona-based supplier of large OTR tyres, Maitech Tire was one of the 530 exhibitors at the recent The Tire Cologne exhibition, held between 29 May and 1 June. Stars of the 84 square metre Maitech stand were two examples of the company’s new range of premium, all-steel radial OTR tyres; the MT111, making their exhibition debuts.

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U.S. Commerce Dept. Lowers Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has lowered anti-dumping duties on select passenger and light truck tires imported from Chinese companies.

After a review of the 2015 rates, the commerce department found that Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd. and its entities as well as Qingdao Sentury Tire sold passenger and light truck tires in the U.S. at prices below their normal value from Jan. 27, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016.

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Yokohama plan targets off-road and premium tire sectors

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Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. has unveiled a new medium-term management plan dubbed “grand design 2020”, the Japanese tire and rubber manufacturer announced 19 Feb.

The successor to “grand design 100” targets annual sales of growth of 8.3%, to ¥700 billion (€756 million), and annual operating income increase of 29.1%, to ¥70 billion by 2020.

Yokohama said it would “redefine” its core strengths under GD2020 and address “focused strategic priorities in each sector of operations.”

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Bridgestone unveils new TPMS solution for OTR Tire Customers

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Bridgestone Americas announced it is expanding its portfolio of technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.

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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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Continental expanding EM-Master OTR tire portfolio

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HANOVER, Germany—Continental is expanding its off-the-road radial tire lineup with additional sizes of its EM-Master E4/L4 lines for construction/mining and wheel loader/dump truck applications.

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Bridgestone Dueler picked as OE tire for 2018 Jeep Wrangler

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Bridgestone Americas announced that the Dueler H/T 685 tire has been selected as original equipment on select models of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Available on Jeep Wrangler Sport, Sport S and Sahara models, the Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685 tire is engineered to deliver versatile, durable performance on tough terrain, while providing a comfortable ride for daily drivers.

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Titan Helps Raise $92,580 for FFA

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Titan International Inc. has announced that a total of $92,580 has been raised for regional FFA chapters over the course of 2017 through special event tire auctions. For more than 20 years, Titan has held tire auctions at a variety of farm shows benefiting state FFA chapters. These auctions provide the public with a great opportunity to purchase Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires with 100 percent of proceeds going to support their state FFA organization.

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Premium tires, mining lift sales at Michelin

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France–Group Michelin registered a 5-percent rise in revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 to $5.88 billion on the combined effect of rising OE demand, a sustained rebound in demand for mining tires and a “highly favorable” price mix.

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Jeff Hughes joins Maxam as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres

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Maxam Tire International has appointed Jeff Hughes as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres. Reporting directly to Maxam global president, Martin West, Hughes is predominantly responsible for driving and developing the sales and market share of Maxam GOTR tyres in mining and associated segments.

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