Firestone Publishes “Made in Des Moines” Video Series

Firestone launches its new video series: Made in Des Moines. Since 1945, generations of Iowans have worked at the factory in the USA, dedicating their livelihood to the task.

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Serbia to become PCLT tyre production hub

When Toyo recently announced its intention to build a new tyre plant in Serbia it consolidated the country’s position as the leading location for new passenger car and light truck (PCLT) tyre manufacturing capacity in Europe. Toyo’s proposal follows Linglong’s decision to build its new European plant in the country and Cooper Tire’s plan to double the size of its facility there .

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Pirelli to raise tire prices in US

Rome, Georgia — Pirelli Tire North America LLC plans to raise prices on replacement market passenger and light truck tires in the US on 1 Oct but declined to say by how much.

Pirelli said the increase will vary by line and tire size, and that it will communicate directly with its customers on the size of the increases.

The company attributed the price hike to the increasing cost of operations and said the new pricing “will reflect a more appropriate positioning on specific OEM fitment.”

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New plants on tap in Europe, Asia and America


AKRON — Even as capital spending by the world’s tire makers on new plants and capacity expansions slows — and some tire plant projects have been suspended — the industry will grow measurably this year as five new plants announced in the past few years either have come on stream or are set to before year-end.

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Nexen Tire Unveils Its New Europe Plant in Czech Republic


The ceremony was held on August 28 under the slogan “The New Wave for the Future”, ushering in the new era of Global Nexen.

Travis Kang, the Global CEO of Nexen Tire, Petr Ocko, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Oldrich Bubenicek, Governor of the Usti nad Labem Region, Zdenka Hamousova, Mayor of Zatec, Moon Seoung-hyun, Korean Ambassador to the Czech Republic, core OE and RE figures, business partners, local press, construction staff and employees, were among the more than 300 guests who attended the event. The completion of the company’s four major R&D …

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Marangoni Meccanica starts next chapter with new CEO


Rovereto, Italy – Two months after its spin-off, Marangoni Meccanica has started a new chapter with recapitalisation, re-establishing relations with banks and the appointment of a new CEO.

In a 2-Sept statement, the Italian tire machinery supplier said it exited Marangoni Group with a € 10 million recapitalisation from its new local partners: The Finanziaria Trentina, financial group Alpenring, and local family business Caran.

In addition, Riccardo Mastroardi has been appointed as the company’s…

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Continental could shut plants as part of restructuring


HAMBURG — Continental is examining whether to shut plants, including in Germany, as part of its restructuring, a spokesman for the company said on Friday after a newspaper reported that nine plants in its powertrain unit could be closed. “It is beyond question that we are reviewing all divisions,” a spokesman for the supplier said without giving details on how many plants and jobs could be involved.

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Nokian Breaks Ground on Admin Building at First U.S. Production Facility


Nokian Tyres has started construction on an administration building at its new factory in Dayton, Tennessee, its first production facility in North America.

The building will include meeting spaces, offices, a gym, garden and other amenities.

Nokian Tyres is partnering with EMJ Construction to construct the facility, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2020.

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BKT suspends plan for U.S. factory


MAHARASHTRA, India—Off-highway tire manufacturer Balkrishna Industries is suspending its plans for a U.S. tire factory, citing business uncertainties related to difficult macroeconomics and volatile climate conditions.

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Nexen set to officially open European tire plant

Seoul – Nexen Tire will hold an official opening ceremony for its new Europe manufacturing plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic, on 28 Aug, the South Korean tire maker has announced.

Petr Očko, the Czech deputy minister of industry and trade; Byung-Joong Kang, the chairman and Travis Kang, the global CEO of Nexen Tire will attend the ceremony, Nexen said…

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