Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

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In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.

 

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Pirelli reveals it has more than 500 fitment deals for its run-flat tires

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Underlining its position as a leading developer of run-flat tires, Pirelli now has more than 500 homologations for its run-flats. In total, it has secured 516 OE fitment deals – 326 for summer tires, 100 for winter, and 90 for all-season tires. All together Pirelli has more than 2,800 OE contracts with OEMs for its products.

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Pirelli Continues Porsche Club Sponsorships

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Pirelli says the company is proud to continue its support of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) following the PCA Werks Reunion in Amelia Island earlier this year. Now, Pirelli has headed to the historic Porsche Parade in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. As part of its sponsorship with PCA, Pirelli kicked off festivities by hosting the Pirelli Welcome Dinner at the Hidden Lakes Golf Course, which is the most attended event during the weeklong program from July 8-14.

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Tire and Rubber Association of Canada Elects 2018-2019 Board of Directors

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca) announced new officers and the board of directors at its Annual Meeting on June 12.

Maureen Kline of Pirelli – the outgoing Chair – announced the board elected Paul Christou, Controller at Goodyear Canada Inc., to succeed her as Chair for 2018-2019. The board also appointed Tony Mougios of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. as 1st Vice-Chair, Andy Robinson of Bridgestone Canada Inc. as 2nd Vice-Chair, and Matt Livigni of Continental Tire Canada Inc. as Treasurer.

“The tire and rubber industries in Canada face many challenges and opportunities, in these interesting times,” said Ms. Kline. “Mr. Christou brings many years of experience in the tire industry and I look forward to continuing to work with him as he brings his clear vision to the guidance of TRAC over the coming year.”

Also joining the board…

(Photo: from the right: Paul Christou, Goodyear Canada Inc.; Maureen Kline, Pirelli; Glenn Maidment, TRAC)

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Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)

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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic.

Beyond that, the variables in play—new materials, new manufacturing methods, changing vehicle designs and needs, etc.—present an evolving spider web of tire design parameters that put all design features, except round, into play.

To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.

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Pirelli considering simplified F1 tyre name changes for 2019

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Pirelli considering introducing simplified F1 tyre names for 2019 Lewis Larkam 24 May 2018 F1 tyre supplier Pirelli is considering simplifying the names of its compounds for next season, in a bid to make its tyre range “more understandable” for fans. Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is considering simplifying the names of its tyre compounds to Hard, Medium and Soft for each of its three available choices per race next season.

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Pirelli launches all-terrain replacement light truck tire

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LAS VEGAS — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has long touted its tires as original equipment on many of the world’s finest automobiles, but with its new Scorpion All Terrain Plus light truck and SUV tire, it’s focusing squarely on the North American replacement market. The Scorpion AT Plus is the first product line Pirelli has developed as a replacement line only, Andrea Clerici, the company’s vice president of car replacement sales for the U.S., said.

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Global Cloud PBX Market Research Report- Forecast to 2023

NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Market Synopsis of Tubeless Tire Market: Globally, the market for Tubeless Tire is growing at a CAGR of 7.15% during the forecast period (2017-2023). The tubeless tire also known as inflated tires, does not require any inner tube inside the tire….

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Tyre e-tailing gaining appeal

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With one estimate claiming that internet sales of tyres across Europe will reach 5.5 million euros annually by 2021, this is a bandwagon to watch. With many tyre brands scratching ever harder to find new routes to market, the appeal of the internet is obvious and even perhaps a last resort.

As this column has commented on before, the efforts of the major manufacturers to strengthen their hold on retail distribution and increasingly to buy up wholesalers too will inevitably reduce the scope of smaller brands to reach the consumer. Against the backdrop, brand-specific web shops are a clear attraction.

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Stapleton’s: With SUVs driving sales, more opportunities to sell exclusive brand tyres

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Over the last year or so it has been broadly noted that the SUV/4×4 sector of the tyre market has been impressively resilient. Not just from the relatively local impact of the UK’s Brexit vote and resulting inflation and slump in certain motor vehicle sectors (in the UK at least). The tyre industry’s also been faced with escalating raw materials costs at a global level.

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