Tire Cologne to highlight sustainability, future mobility

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Organisers of The Tire Cologne 2020 international trade fair for the tire industry have issued a new update highlighting the new-mobility and sustainability themes of the event taking place 9-12 June at KoelnMesse, Cologne, Germany:

Cologne, Germany – The Tire Cologne event will open its doors for the second time in around three months.

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OTR tire conference to feature wide array of speakers

Author Steve Gilliland will discuss how the conscious choices people make every day impact the lives of others during a motivational speech on the final day of the 2020 Off-the-Road Tire Conference, presented by the Tire Industry Association (TIA). …

The program on Feb. 20 will begin with U.S. and Canadian Economic Forecasts presented by TIA’s Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training, and Glenn Maidment, president of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. An End-User Panel will follow, moderated by Modern Tire Dealer Publisher Greg Smith. Panelists include Robert Smart, procurement category manager, mobile equipment, Martin Marietta, and Lonnie Sullivan, strategic sourcing manager, mobile equipment, Vulcan Materials Co.

 

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ANALYSIS: CoronaVirus and the tire industry in China

People have been asking me what is going on in China in the context of the CoronaVirus outbreak, and what the implications are in the short term and the mid-term for the global tire industry. Much of the following has already been reported in our weekly newsletters on China’s tire industry.

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Nominations sought for Herzlich award

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AKRON—At it’s heart, the International Tire Exhibition & Conference is built around ideas. It recognizes and celebrates the ideas and innovations that are shaping the industry and defining its future.

But the Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Achievement Award, presented at each biennial show, honors the biggest ideas of them all. It is intended to celebrate those innovators who, through persistence and dedication, have advanced a paradigm shift in tire manufacturing, tire reliability or performance; or those whose rubber innovations have had a significant impact on the tire industry. It honors individuals who go beyond abstract concepts and push the evolution of tire manufacturing toward products that satisfy increasing expectations and demands.

 

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Supply side motorsports: Single tire supplier becoming norm in major racing series

AKRON — The interaction between the tire industry and the world’s motorsport community has undergone a seismic shift in the past few years that will result in nearly all of the major racing series committing to a single tire supplier situation.

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Tire makers shuffle executive positions in 2019

Here are some of the top-level executive changes that occurred in the tire and automotive service industries during the past year:

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. 

  • Laurence Bennett hired as vice president of aftermarket sales…

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Rapidly changing tire industry reliant on diverse skill sets

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AKRON—While the tire industry is watching developing megatrends like electric and autonomous vehicles, it should focus on realistic usage and bringing in new skills, said Robert Asper, director of core system engineering, product development for Bridgestone Americas.

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Tire Business editors to discuss Global Tire Report in Thursday livestream

AKRON — Despite movement by some of the other top tire makers, Bridgestone Corp. remains the No. 1 tire maker in the world. Tire Business Editor Don Detore and Special Project Reporter Bruce Davis look beyond the numbers in a livestream broadcast that looks at the Global Tire Report. The event is Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.

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Tire Business hires Dave Manley as managing editor

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AKRON — Award-winning journalist David Manley has been named managing editor at Tire Business. Mr. Manley joins the publication after spending the past 6-plus years at The Canton (Ohio) Repository, where he most recently was visual content editor.

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Global tire manufacturing output to grow 3.4% year-on-year

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Global tire production in 2019 is estimated to reach 19.25 million tonnes and is anticipated to grow at 3.4% compound annual growth to 22.75 million tonnes by the end of 2024.

Smithers Rapra’s new report, The Future of Tyre Manufacturing to 2024, estimates the global tire industry’s capital spending to be over US$15bn in 2019. Further growth by value will reflect that of production and demand, with an average annual growth of 3.3% through to 2024.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International