Michelin finalizes Camso purchase

Michelin has completed its acquisition of Camso under the terms released on July 12, 2018, having obtaining all of the necessary approvals for the transaction. Michelin purchased the solid tire maker for US$1.36bn.

With net sales of US$1bn, Camso has been developing OTR mobility solutions since 1982, including rubber tracks for farm equipment and snowmobiles, solid and bias tires for material handling equipment, as well as track and tire solutions for small heavy equipment.

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Trelleborg acquires tire service provider and distributor in Canada

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Trelleborg Wheel Systems announced it has signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of Pneus ICM Inc – a specialized industrial tire service provider and distributor in Montreal, Canada.

Pneu ICM is the second largest industrial tire dealer in the Montreal area, and a main service provider for eastern Canada. With annual sales of approximately C$3.39 Million, this bolt-on acquisition is part of Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.

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TIA Developing New OTR Tire and Wheel Weight Chart

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is developing an Earthmover Tire and Wheel Weight Chart that will be released in the first quarter of 2019.

The chart lists the average physical weight for more than 150 earthmover and industrial forklift tires as well as the average weight of more than 150 rim and wheel assemblies, including independent components.

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ITC hearing on China steel-wheel import duties set for Jan. 8

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 8 on proposed antidumping and countervailing import duties on certain steel commercial vehicle wheels from China in Washington.

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Michelin becomes IndiGo tyre partner

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IndiGo, the largest airline in India in terms of fleet size and passengers carried, has appointed Michelin tyre partner for its entire fleet. Michelin Aircraft Tyre will supply tyres from its Michelin Air range, primarily the Michelin Air X radial, for IndiGo’s Airbus A320 and ATR 72-600 aircraft – a current total of 189 planes.

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eTracks Releases MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee Schedule effective January 1st, 2019

As January 1st, 2019 approaches, eTracks provides customers with more details on the Tire Recovery Fees surrounding the Medium Truck and OTR Tires. eTracks has calculated the 2019 MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee and has determined that the rates are to be remitted by Producers when reporting tire supply to eTracks Tire Management Systems. …

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Bridgestone Expands Product Line for Underground Mining

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire’s overall lifecycle performance by five percent.

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BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018

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BKT is ready to make its debut at Automechanika in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. For the first time on display are the world-renowned top-of-the-range Off-Highway tyres by BKT along with a mega dumper and a huge tractor – both made of plexiglass. “Without any doubt, the BKT booth will not pass unnoticed being it the only space hosting a giant dumper and a huge tractor that are both fully made of plexiglass.

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Michelin restarting production at US giant OTR tyre plant

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According to local news sources, the Michelin earthmover tyre factory in Starr, South Carolina will reopen today. The Anderson Observer writes that the facility’s reactivation will be made official at an event held at the plant today.

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BKT launches new range of Lawn & Garden tyres

Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has launched a range of Lawn & Garden tyres for both gardening and municipality/maintenance works. These tyres –LG Smooth, LG Rib, LG 306, LG 307 and LG 408–are delicate to the ground without compromising the growth of grass and without any negative impact on beauty. Common features of these tyres are their “soft” approach, an extended life cycle, excellent handling and extraordinary puncture resistance.

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