Canadian RubberSource Launches Global Growth Initiatives

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (PRWEB) JUNE 16, 2020: RubberSource’s first growth initiative was to expand sales and warehouse facilities to support their planned growth. November 2019 marked the opening of RubberSource Europe, with a sales office in Germany and a warehouse in Poland positioned to supply Europe, Africa, Middle East, and China.

RubberSource’s Canadian headquarters, located within 200km of 4 U.S./Canadian borders, has also expanded to serve the Americas. Soucy-Techno – Rubbersource’s manufacturing partner based in Sherbrook, Quebec – has a new, fully integrated and automated manufacturing process at their ISO 9001:2015 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Soucy-Techno has also recently expanded its warehouse to 3,300 m2 to address the increased demand. RubberSource consistently maintains 200 rolls of rubber in inventory and can manufacture any other requirements in less than 2 weeks, quite often in 3-5 business days.

The second initiative is…

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Toyoda Gosei Sets Target of Cutting CO2 Emissions More Than 40% by 2030

Kiyosu, Japan, April 3, 2020: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced an environmental target for 2030 with the aim of stimulating efforts to cut CO2 emissions in its business activities.

In 2015 Toyoda Gosei adopted the TG 2020 Environmental Challenge, which lays out the company’s long term environmental targets. They include the aim of cutting the company’s CO2 emissions to approximately zero by 2050 to contribute to the fight against global warming. As a milestone on the road toward achieving that goal, the company has set a concrete target of achieving a 43% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2015 levels. Phased measures are being taken in two areas. One is to reduce energy consumption by eliminating energy loss at plants; innovating production technologies, such as by downsizing machines; and introducing energy-saving equipment. The other is to increase use of solar power and other forms of renewable energy.

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German hose manufacturer expects acquisition to help push sales to €400m in 2020

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Frankfurt, Germany – Tristone Flowtech Group has acquired Anhui Zhongding Rubber Hose Products Co. Ltd in Ningguo, in eastern China from its parent company Anhui Zhongding Sealing.

The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, was completed on 1 Jan and the Chinese entity has been renamed as Anhui Tristone Flowtech Ltd, Tristone announced 13 Jan.

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Polish rubber parts maker opens Mexico plant

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico – Polish rubber parts manufacturer Sanok Rubber Co. has opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, the company has announced.

The plant was officially inaugurated in October 2019 in the presence dignitaries and customers such as Ford, BMW, Webasto, the manufacturer said in a recent statement.

Named SMX Rubber Co., the Mexican subsidiary manufactures automotive parts and delivered its first sales in August last year.

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Avon marks 2019 as ‘transformational’ year

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Melksham, England—Avon Rubber has finished its 2019 fiscal year on a high note, having secured $340 million worth of long-term contracts and made a multi-million-dollar acquisition in the US.

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Rubber parts makers invest in Central, Eastern Europe

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LONDON—Central and Eastern Europe continues to offer attractive locations for rubber product manufacturers, as evidenced by three interesting investment projects in the region.

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ARPM to fund new training program

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NDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ board of directors has approved new funding to support the creation of a new training curriculum.

Rubber Operator Training – Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding is designed to train the rubber processor, something the ARPM said is the first of its kind in the rubber industry.

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Vystar to purchase Rotmans Furniture

WORCESTER, Mass.—Vystar, manufacturer of Vytex deproteinized natural rubber latex, has signed an agreement to purchase Murida Furniture, dba Rotmans Furniture and Carpet.

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Vipal Rubber’s Mexican partner opens new unit in Nuevo Laredo

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Vipal Rubber has celebrated the achievements and growth of one of its Monterrey network members in Mexico, Llanco. Recently the retreader opened its second unit in the country, in Nuevo Laredo, in the state of Tamaulipas.

The plant began operations in early May, with a production capacity of up to 2,200 retreads per month. With the new factory’s opening, the retreader expects an approximate growth of 50% in the first year and 100% in the second year.

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Bill Sweatman Retires from Marangoni, Succeeded by Clif Armstrong

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After more than 18 years with Marangoni, 16 of those as president/CEO, Bill Sweatman has announced his retirement effective May 1.

Sweatman joined Marangoni shortly after it was formed in 1998 by Jack Woodland in Walnut Creek California.

Bill explained, “I started in the tire industry in 1977 and the retreading industry in 1984.

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