Yokohama to Supply Racing Tires for FIA World Touring Car Cup

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., announced that its Advan racing tires were adopted as the control tire for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup races, which will run through 2019.

Under the two-year contract, Yokohama will supply Advan A005 as the dry-surface tire and Advan A006 as the wet-surface tire for the races. The size of both tires supplied will be 250/660R18.

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Falken OE on Ram 1500

The Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA has been selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a factory-fitted option for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck. According to Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc., the Wildpeak A/T will be supplied for mounting on the Ram 1500 in sizes LT275/65R18 (113/110S) and 275/55R20 (113T).

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Only one thing stops me buying Avon Rubber

All Avon Rubber (AVON) needs to do is not mess up, to prosper. It should make a good long-term investment. Perennially on my watchlist, I’ve decided to add Avon Rubber to the Decision Engine.

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Walmart honors Giti Tire with U.S. manufacturing award

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. has honored Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. with a U.S. Manufacturing Award that recognizes offshore suppliers that have initiated production in the U.S.

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Alliance Tire Americas Gets John Deere’s Highest Supplier Rating

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Alliance Tire Americas has been recognized for having the highest supplier rating from John Deere & Company.

The tiremaker, owned by the Yokohama Rubber Co., was named the company’s partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Alliance Tire Americas is a supplier of farm, OTR and industrial tires to John Deere’s operations in several locations.

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Continental : Schaeffler has e-mobility orders worth $1.25 billion – Automobilwoche

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German automotive supplier Schaeffler (>> Schaeffler) has bagged orders worth at least 1 billion euros (885.17 million pounds) in sales in the area of electric mobility, one of the group’s board members has told a weekly paper.

Schaeffler, the largest shareholder of tyre and auto parts group Continental (>> Continental), earlier this year set up a unit for electric mobility, as most major carmakers are revamping their business towards battery-powered vehicles.

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Hyundai, Michelin developing tires for electric vehicles

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Hyundai Motor Co. has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin to develop tires for electric and luxury vehicles.

The co-operative deal links the companies’ research and development work and will enable Hyundai to strengthen its capabilities in tire performance technology, the South Korea car maker said.

Hyundai representatives visited Michelin’s R&D center in Clermont-Ferrand to sign the agreement.

“Within the partnership, Hyundai Motor and Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tire for electric vehicles,” Hyundai said.

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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

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Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year.

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Shin-Etsu sees double-digit growth in silicones business

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TOKYO—Japanese materials supplier Shin-Etsu saw double-digit increases in sales and operating income at its silicones business.

In the nine-month report covering April-December 2017, the Japanese company reported a 14.7 percent rise in sales to $1.4 million, compared to the same period last year.

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BASF pushes lightweighting solutions to suppliers, auto makers

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DETROIT—BASF Corp. was showing off flooring material for vehicles that it called a lightweight, low-cost solution for auto makers.

BASF supplied the chemistry for the piece, which is manufactured by German supplier Koller Beteiligungs GmbH.

“It’s a lightweight, low-cost solution for automotive applications for any type of load floor or hatchback or sunshade type applications,” said Jeffrey Hagar, market segment manager for BASF.

Hagar said the part is corrugated honeycomb composite sandwiched between non-woven fiberglass.

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