Pirelli reveals it has more than 500 fitment deals for its run-flat tires

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Underlining its position as a leading developer of run-flat tires, Pirelli now has more than 500 homologations for its run-flats. In total, it has secured 516 OE fitment deals – 326 for summer tires, 100 for winter, and 90 for all-season tires. All together Pirelli has more than 2,800 OE contracts with OEMs for its products.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Doublestar completes agreement to buy 45% stake in Kumho Tire

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Doublestar Group announced that it has completed an agreement with South Korea’s Korea Development Bank (KDB) to acquire a 45% stake in Kumho Tire for RMB 3.9 billion ($500M). By this, Doublestar becomes Kumho Tire’s controlling shareholder, while KDB and other Kumho creditors will remain the second largest shareholder with a 23% stake.

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Zafco marks entry as international exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018

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ZAFCO, the UAE based tire manufacturer and distributor, is marking its entry as an international expert and exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018. The tire industry event will take place between May 29th to June 1st at the trade town, Koelnmesse, Germany. With the fifth largest exhibition ground in the world and 70,000 square metres of space and modern infrastructure, Koelnmesse aspires to facilitate growth-oriented tires, wheels and car service specialists through the trade fair.

Read the source article at Traction News

USTMA Pushes for Support of Ohio Unsafe Used Tire Bill

It’s no secret that unsafe used tires put consumers in danger and many tire dealers’ reputations at risk.

And to promote that message during National Tire Safety Week, The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association joined Ohio state legislators Tuesday morning to support a bill that would prevent the installation of unsafe used tires on Ohio vehicles.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Michelin Ballymena site to be turned into business park following factory closure

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Michelin has announced plans to convert part of the site of its closing Northern Ireland manufacturing plant to a business park following its sale to Silverwood Property Developments. The tyre manufacturer will complete the closure of its Ballymena plant in June , after the last tyre rolls off its production line in April, ending 50 years of manufacturing.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Alliance Tire Introduces 7-Foot Harvest Tire

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Alliance Tire Group has introduced new sizes of agricultural tires to its Agriflex line, including one size that’s almost seven feet tall.

James Crouch, national product manager for Alliance’s agricultural division, said the new sizes include the Agriflex 372 IF 1250/50R32 and the Agriflex 372 IF 1050/50R32. Both tires feature technology that allows the tire to have lower air pressure, carry more load and minimize soil compaction.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Goodyear Reveals Tires Designed to Withstand EV Instant Torque Better

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Goodyear Reveals Tires Designed to Withstand EV Instant Torque Better 9 Mar 2018, 11:28 UTC · Browse through any Tesla forum and one of the main topics you’ll come across – usually started by people who bought their vehicles more recently without doing proper research – is the speed at which the cars devour the tires. 4 photos With 20-inch wheels and a performance-oriented nature, satisfying this quench can get very expensive, very soon.

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Doublestar to invest €200m in plant relocation, upgrade

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Shiyan, China – Qingdao Doublestar Co is to relocate its subsidiary Doublestar Dongfeng Tire in Shiyan, Hubei province and upgrade it into a smart factory.

The new plant, with planned annual capacity of 1.5 million unit truck and bus tires and 5 million unit passenger car tires, will be relocated to Zhangwan District Industrial Park in the same city. The new site has 300,000 square metre total area.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

The Manufacturing Institute Honors Cooper Tire’s Anne Roman With 2018 STEP Ahead Award

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The Manufacturing Institute has recognized Anne Roman, vice president, communications and public affairs for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award for 2018. Roman is among 130 women nationally who earned the honor this year from a field of hundreds of nominees.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Italians dominate TTE 2018 awards

Hanover, Germany – Pirelli C & SpA, Versalis SA and start-up firm MegaRide were among the five winners of the Tire Technology International Awards 2018.

In a ceremony on 21 Feb, on the sidelines of Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Pirelli was announced as the tire manufacturer of the year for its strategic focus on high-value premium products.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal