TBC Brands Rolling Out New Sumitomo Truck Tire at MATS


TBC Brands will unveil its newest Sumitomo branded tire – the ST719SE Regional Steer – during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) from March 23-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

“We’re excited to unveil another great product development at MATS this year,” said Aaron C. Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales.

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Nexen Tire Holds ‘2017 Purple Summit, Manchester’ for Worldwide Business Partners

SEOUL, South Korea, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, held the ‘2017 Purple Summit, Manchester,’ to demonstrate its commitment to its worldwide partners.

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Tyrexpo Asia 2017 opens its doors


This is World Rubber Week, and one of three key events taking place as part of the week is Tyrexpo Asia. The Singapore-based tyre trade exhibition opened this morning, and welcoming exhibitors and visitors to the 11th edition of Tyrexpo Asia, project director Andrew Tan expressed the expectation that the show would be attended by “close to 5,000 tyre industry professionals from around the region.” More than 250 firms from over 20 countries are also exhibiting at Tyrexpo 2017, he added.

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Tech (and mergers) is top talk at Geneva auto show

The auto industry is facing seismic changes with the rise of electric vehicles, automated driving and car sharing. As David Pollard reports, execs at the Geneva auto show say adapting to these will eclipse even big mergers such as PSA’s purchase of Opel.

If here in Geneva, the 2.2 billion euros deal to create Europe’s second largest car maker is stealing some of the limelight. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUDI BOARD MEMBER FOR MARKETING AND SALES, DIETMAR VOGGENREITER, SAYING: “PSA and Opel are not direct competitors for us in the premium segment for us. But as you said, it’s a clear signal for the ongoing way of concentration and consolidation in our industry.” 


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Pirelli debuts cloud-based tire-monitoring system

Geneva, Switzerland –  Pirelli Tyre SpA has developed a digital platform that integrates tire operating data available through its cyber technology with telecommunications technology to deliver real-time tire performance feedback to the driver through a mobile phone app.

The platform, dubbed “Conesso,” is available initially to owners of cars fitted with P Zero and Winter Sottozero tires, which are equipped with Pirelli’s sensor-driven cyber tire technology.

Pirelli unveiled the technology — along with the market availability of its custom colour-sidewall option — at the 2017 Geneva International…

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Goodyear unveils intelligent, connected tire in Geneva


Geneva, Switzerland – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has unveiled “new and emerging technologies” in two new concept tires on display during the Geneva Motor Show, currently underway in the Swiss city.

The tire company  is showcasing the spherical-shaped Eagle 360 Urban and the IntelliGrip Urban smart tire, which use technologies such as artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to help autonomous driving.

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Bridgestone to Showcase VersaBuilt Tires


New Firestone OTR radial tire line promises dependable performance at an affordable price.

Bridgestone has announced it will showcase its new Firestone VersaBuilt tire line for the first time during the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., March 7-11, 2017.

The first full line of off-the-road radial tires from Firestone, VersaBuilt tires are designed to perform across a wide variety of environments, applications and equipment to keep jobsites operating efficiently.

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Dana introduces fleet tire management system


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2017) — Dana Inc. has developed a cloud-based tire life-cycle management platform it’s calling “Rhombus TireAnalytics” that it claims enables commercial-truck owners and fleet maintenance managers to identify best practices for tire maintenance.

The Rhombus TireAnalytics system integrates portable communications and computing platforms, advanced data collection and analysis, information sharing and dashboard technologies through a cloud-based solution, Dana said.

Truck owners can use the system with their existing mobile, tablet, and desktop assets, eliminating the need for any additional hardware purchases.

Dana unveiled the system at the 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council meeting under way this week in Nashville. It’s available in the U.S. and Canada.

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TBC Brands Displaying New Sumitomo Commercial Tires at TMC


TBC Brands will display the new Sumitomo ST788 SE Steer Position and ST948 SE Drive tires at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Feb. 27 – March 1.

“Both the ST788 SE and the ST948 SE are the latest generation of developments for the Sumitomo brand of truck tires,” said Aaron C. Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales.  “These tires have been developed with the latest Sumitomo Rubber Industries proprietary 4D Nano technology and offer the market product performance not seen from Sumitomo truck tires before now.”

Sumitomo’s ST788 SE Steer Position is a Smartway-verified, long mileage tire designed for line-haul and long distance operations. The tire’s micro-sipes throughout the tread area and teardrop shaped decoupling grooves help improve wear, retreadability and durability, TBC said. TBC adds that the tire is ideal for operations that require superior mileage and a lower cost per mile in their tire programs.

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Save the Date – Rubber Industry in the Spotlight: Tire and Rubber Summit 2017

About the Tire & Rubber Summit

Save the Date: June 19 & 20, 2017 The Kingbridge Hotel and Conference Centre; 12750 Jane St., King City, ON L7B 1A3, Canada

The precursor of our Tire & Rubber Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day: as a networking aggregator, bring together C-level executives of the tire and rubber industry to collaborate, reveal latest trends and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry, with a spotlight on Canada.

In the Tire & Rubber Summit, TRAC created world-class event that explores the rubber industry’s economic aspects, technology, innovation and regulation. All the expertise put forth at the event comes from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together create what we know to be the global rubber industry.

Our event features presentations and speakers who deliver thought-provoking ideas, allows the attendees the opportunity to absorb the latest industry insights, and jumpstarts industry conversations. The Summit’s professional presentations provide latest insights and uncover potential new market directions, while the cooperative and collegial environment creates invaluable networking opportunities, connects new business opportunities, and helps grow market presence and increase business performance.


Summit 2017: Industry in the Spotlight

With 200-year history of production, manufacturing and market experience, the rubber industry is the most agile one when it comes to raising up to the challenges and evolving with market demands. Today, the industry faces regulatory challenges brought on by global economic and political changes, need to meet increased demand using limited natural resources, new competition, as well as the ‘elasticity’ of the market—its fragmentation as well as consolidation. But in the face of these challenges, the industry continues to competitively feed the ever-growing demand for this one most strategic of resources.


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