Medium, large OTR demand fuel BKT growth

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Minoo Mehta, president of BKT USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of India’s Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), discussed his company’s successes as well as the challenges ahead in an interview with Tire Business.

Q: How would you describe business thus far in 2018?

A: For BKT, it has been the best start this year compared to the last three years. Demand for BKT tires is primarily fueled by 

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Trelleborg raising tire capacity at two European sites

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Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg is making a “substantial investment” at its Otrokovice tire production plant in the Czech Republic to increase utilisation rates at the facility, the company has told ERJ.

“We need higher capacity utilisation and… we are looking forward to a world-class manufacturing site with high-end production of radial agricultural tires and new production lines for OTR tires,” Trelleborg communications manager Karin Larsson told ERJ.

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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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CEAT offering 7-year warranty on ag radials

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — India’s CEAT Ltd. is offering a “best in class” seven-year warranty on all of its ag radial tires sold in North America.

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Camso raising aftermarket prices globally up to 6%

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Magog, Quebec — Camso Ltd. is planning to raise aftermarket prices globally in the coming months on its range of solid and pneumatic tires, tracks and track systems by between 1% and 6%.

Camso cited rising raw materials, logistics and other operating costs as the reasons for the increases. The timing of the increases will be based on market dynamics in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Camso said.

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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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Prometeon Launches New H89 Truck Series

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Prometeon Tyre Group’s U.S. subsidiary, formerly known as Pirelli Industrial, launched its new H89 Series at this year`s American Trucking Association Technology & Maintenance Council meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

The Pirelli-branded H89 tire series, which will be progressively available during this year, includes tires for steer, drive and trailer axle and with good mileage, traction and handling in all conditions, Prometeon said.

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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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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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