Distribution Stox expands into Ontario with Provincial Tire Distributors acquisition

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BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Distribution Stox, a partnership of several large Quebec tire distributors, has acquired Provincial Tire Distributors Inc., a Barrie, Ontario-based company in business for more than 30 years.

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Marangoni Retreading Deutschland hits century

Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland has turned 100. A special ‘family day’ was held on September 21, organised by Marangoni at its Henstedt-Ulzburg facility to celebrate the important milestone with all the employees and their families. The event was also attended by Vittorio Marangoni, President and CEO of the Marangoni group, and Matthias Leppert, Managing Director of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland. Both gave a speech in front of around 250 people.

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Mitsubishi advances tire inspection systems

Hiroshima, Japan – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems Ltd (MHI-MS) is introducing a new range of tire-inspection systems that address the increasing trend of small-scale production of wide variety of tires.

“Tire inspection machines capable of handling wide ranges of tires with shortest rim-change time are being demanded more than ever before,” according to an MHI-MS spokesman.

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Pirelli honours nine companies in 2019 Supplier Awards

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Milan, Italy — Pirelli & C. SpA has honoured nine outstanding supplier companies recently with its 2019 Supplier Awards.

Pirelli chose the nine companies out of more than 10,000 that supply the tire maker globally, according to a 26-Sept Pirelli press release.

“Quality, capacity for innovation, speed and global coverage of supply were the key elements guiding the selection for the 2019 Supplier Awards,” Pirelli said.

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Falken factory-fit for Audi Q3, Toyota Corolla

Brussels – Falken has been approved to supply high performance tires to Audi’s compact SUV, the Q3, the company announced 19 Sept.

The SUV will be fitted with the 215/65R17 99V derivative of Falken’s Ziex ZE914 A EC AO pattern, which is exclusively available for original equipment.

The tire has low rolling resistance and good handling and braking properties “even on wet roads,” said Falken Tyre Europe, an affiliate of Japanese tire maker Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI).

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Hankook’s Tires Selected for Audi’s Q8 Series

Hankook Tire has announced that its tires have been selected as original equipment for the new Audi Q8.

The Audi Q8 SUV Coupé is to be fitted with Hankook tires in dimensions ranging from 20 to 22 inches. As stated by the tire manufacturer, three of its tire lines have been selected to equip the four-door SUV Coupé.

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JSR launches new SBR for high performance tires

Tokyo – JSR Corp. has developed a new styrene butadiene copolymer rubber (SBR) for automotive tires with “significantly improved” mechanical strength and wear resistance compared to conventional SBR, the company announced 3 Sept.

Developed to meet the demands of future mobility, the new rubber combines JSR’s “unique polymerisation and hydrogenation technologies” to control the number of unsaturated bonds in the material.

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Monolith Materials hires new chief commercial and supply chain officer

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A manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black, Monolith Materials has named Chris Cornille as its chief commercial and supply chain officer. Cornille has more than 33 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry, including his most recent role as senior vice president of supply chain services for SI Group. He has also worked in various leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management at Cabot Corporation.

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Bridgestone’s Ecopia line to be standard on some 2020 Ford Escape models

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.― Ford Motor Co. has specified the Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus as an original equipment fitment on select models of the 2020 Ford Escape SUV.

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