Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again


AKRON —Status quo reigned over the 2017 global tire rankings, even as the estimated value of the entire industry declined for a third straight year.

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Tire Retreading Market Is Expected to Witness Double Digit CAGR Growth over the Span of Next 10 Years

… The global tire retreading market is expected to witness increase in investment from tire manufacturers. Fluctuation in raw material prices may act as a restraining factor and cause fluctuations in the market growth. Oil is a key raw material for tire retreading and hence, any fluctuations in oil prices is capable of causing fluctuations in retreading tire market growth. Another issue that the tire retreading market is facing is quality and reliability.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Q2 earnings per share $0.85


Aug 4 (Reuters) – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co * Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reports second quarter 2017 results * Q2 earnings per share $0.85 * Q2 sales $721 million versus i/b/e/s view $767.8 million * Q2 earnings per share view $0.74 — Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S * Qtrly consolidated unit volume decreased 0.5 percent compared with a year ago * Cooper Tire & Rubber Co – unit volume in u.s. Is expected to be in line with industry for second half of 2017 * Cooper Tire & Rubber Co – for full year 2017, unit volume growth is expected in international segment and …

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Apollo Q1 earnings sink, sales off slightly


Gurgaon, India –  Apollo Tyres Ltd. suffered double-digit declines in operating and net income for the quarter ended June 30 on a slight dip in sales.

Apollo’s operating income for the fiscal 2018 first quarter fell 50.3% to $43.8 million on a 1-percent dip in sales to $505.9 million. Net income slid 72% to $13.7 million.

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Report: OTR tire market to grow steadily


Leatherhead, UK – The global market for off-the-road tires will enjoy a five-year compound annual growth rate of 4% by volume and 5.2% by value, according to a new report from Smithers Rapra.

“The Future of Off-the-Road Tires to 2022″ is Smithers’ critical analysis of the key factors shaping the global OTR tire market, the company said in a 24 July press release.

According to the report, more than 3.7 million tonnes of OTR tires will be sold worldwide in 2017, with a value of $24.8 billion…

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ETRMA boss: European tire markets facing further weakness


London – A second-quarter reversal in European replacement tire markets could set a trend for the months ahead, believes Fazilet Cinaralp, secretary general of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

Cinaralp was commenting on ETRMA’s latest quarterly figures, which showed significant quarter-on-quarter declines in member companies’ sales – reversing a positive trend observed earlier this year.

The data, published 14 July, showed a sharp slowdown compared to the first three months of the year. The trend affected all segments, particularly consumer tires which came in 6%…

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Korean OEMs switching to European tyre brands

Sales of imported tyres in Korea increased by more than 40 per cent in the January to April period when compared with 2016 figures, according to the Korea Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA).

If this pace continues, imported tyres will set a record high this year. According to KOTMA, this is largely due to Hyundai Motor and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors introducing imported tyres on their models, media said.

Total tyre imports for the four-month period, according to the KOTMA, stood at 252.22 billion won, up 42 per cent, or 74.78 billion won from 177.48 billion won during the same period last year.

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Continental acquires mobility intelligence provider Quantum Inventions


Another acquisition for Continental. Days after the German company reported taking a minority share in French autonomous driving company EasyMile SAS, it announced it has finalised its acquisition of Singapore based mobility intelligence provider Quantum Inventions. Continental hasn’t disclosed how much it paid for the firm.

Quantum Inventions will add to Continental’s growing intelligent transportation systems portfolio with its city data including next generation navigation systems that are highly responsive to real-time information such as traffic data, road incident information and dynamic road pricing. With the closing, Continental welcomes around 120 employees working across Quantum Inventions’ three offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia; and Quantum Inventions Development Centre (QIDC) in India into its fold.

“Asia continues to play an ever-increasing role in our strategy,” states Helmut Matschi, head of Continental’s Interior division. “Initiatives such as the Park & Go real time parking application for Singapore, our recent joint venture with China Unicom, strategic cooperation with Baidu, and now the purchase of Quantum Inventions underline our focus on developing mobility services solutions. We are excited to provide an expanded portfolio of customised solutions in the dynamic mobility services market.”

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Asahi seeing strong tire sector demand


Tokyo – Asahi Kasei Corp. is expecting strong demand for its tire rubber materials this year, officials said at a recent conference about the company’s 2016 financial results.

“Demand for synthetic rubber for fuel-efficient tires has been firm,” said a transcript of the meeting, noting that both lines at Asahi’s Singapore plant have been “fully utilised” recently.

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Farm Tire Market – North America Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 – 2025


This report is on North America farm tire market provides analysis for the period 2015–2025, wherein 2016 is the base year and the period from 2017 to 2025 is the forecast period. Data for 2015 has been included as historical information. The report covers market dynamics including drivers, restraints opportunities, and trends expected to influence the North America farm tire market growth during the said period. Factors that are playing a major role in driving the North America farm tire market have also been covered in the study.

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