Michelin voted Tire Manufacturer of the year at 2020 Tire Tech Expo

Michelin has been voted Tire Manufacturer of the year for the second consecutive year at the 2020 Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany.

“The award recognizes Michelin’s progress in terms of performance over the life of its products, and the group’s conviction of the need to test tires in used condition; a conviction now shared by the industry and the European legislator who will make these tests compulsory in 2024, the company said in a press release.”

Read the source article at Traction News

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.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

This month’s magazine includes our annual leading tyre manufacturers table (click here for more). Ranking the world’s biggest and big tyre firms in this way gives everyone a baseline reference for gauging different firms’ performance and – if previous years are anything to go by – it can be a real conversation starter as well.

 

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Kubota, Titan Form Exclusivity Agreement for Goodyear R14 Crossover Tire

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Titan International and Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) / Kubota Canada Limited (KCL) have formed an exclusivity agreement for Goodyear R14 crossover tires on select Kubota compact tractor models.

It is the first exclusivity agreement KTC and KCL have chosen to enter with a tire manufacturer.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Giti Tire MAXTOUR LX Media Launch

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Giti Tire invited members of the media along with North American retailers and distributors to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the launch of the new GT Radial MAXTOUR LX.

Fittingly, the event kicked off at Giti Tire’s first-ever North-American production facility located in Richburg, South Carolina, which began operations in 2017. Both the production facility and the Giti Tire North American product lineup will expand as the brand continues to gain notoriety.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

Goodyear To Sell Commercial Tires Direct To Customers Online

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On the heels of a successful online retail program for its consumer tire lines, Goodyear is expanding its e-commerce program to include its commercial products, scheduled to launch as a pilot program in the second quarter of 2019, with full availability in the third quarter of 2019.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Titan International to offer training program for select tire dealers

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Titan International announced the second year of its exclusive sales training experience for tire dealers: Titan University (Titan U).

With the success of the 2018 program in training over 400 students, Titan has expanded Titan U to offer two learning levels for intermediate and advanced tire and wheel education. All sessions consist of classroom instruction, hands-on training and sales components. Registration is currently open for the remaining 2019 sessions.

Read the source article at Traction News

Bridgestone plans Tennessee tire plant expansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations plans to expand its Warren County, Tenn., production plant as part of a three-year, $40 million project.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Conti takes full ownership of Sri Lankan tire maker Eu-Retec

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KALUTARA, Sri Lanka — Continental A.G. has acquired full ownership of Sri Lankan solid tire maker Eu-Retec (Pvt) Ltd., buying the 49-percent stake it didn’t own from the company’s managing director.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Titan International Makes Pink Farm Tires for Ride to a Cure Event

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, tire manufacturer Titan International (maker of Goodyear Farm Tires) will host the 4th Ride to a Cure event this Saturday at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa

The free, family-friendly event is open to the public with 100% of proceeds going to John Stoddard Cancer Center in central Iowa.

Titan will host a hayrack ride, pumpkin painting and a car show. The Iowa Speedway Official Pace Car will also be on site.

Read the source article at Tire Review