Nokian rolls out Hakkapeliita winter tire line for light trucks


NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has developed a premium winter tire for light trucks, the Hakkapeliita LT3, which is offered with stainless studs for areas where studs are allowed.

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Pirelli Joins United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund


Pirelli has become the first tire company to join the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, pledging a contribution of $600,000 (2018-’19) to help the fund in its efforts to make a significant impact in global road safety. At the same time, Filippo Bettini, the company’s chief sustainability and risk governance officer, was nominated to have a seat on the fund’s advisory board.

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Welcome Toyo Tires New Proxes Sport Max Performance Summer Tire to the U.S. Market


Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.has launched the all-new Proxes Sport max performance summer tire, now available in the United States.

The Proxes Sport creates a greater connection to the road with improved contact, improved grip and improved handling, Toyo says. The combination of proprietary Nano Balance Technology with a unique tread design delivers these enhancements in wet and dry conditions.

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Bridgestone to utilize automated driving in tire noise tests


Bridgestone has launched a development project in partnership with ZMP Inc. to utilize automated driving in tire noise tests.

This project entails outsourcing the development of an automated driving system that incorporates Bridgestone’s tire test expertise to ZMP, the company that creates products and services based on its advanced robotics technologies.

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Michelin launches two new underground mining tires


Michelin North America is launching its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tires, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions.

Available immediately, the Michelin X Mine D2 Pro and the XSM D2+ Pro Line of tires is designed with three key benefits: increased load capacity, improved tire life and improved aggression resistance.

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Continental Produces 10 Millionth Tire at Russia Plant


Continental Ag celebrated the production of its 10 millionth tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia this month, just five years after the start of production.

“The Greenfield Tire Plant Kaluga is now a mature plant and a success story for us…,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of its tire division.

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Hankook unveils Kinergy ST all-season touring tire


NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Hankook Tire America Corp. has added the Kinergy ST (H735) all-season touring tire, which the tire maker said was designed for long tread life and smooth handling, to its Kinergy portfolio.

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Cooper adds new winter tire in its Mastercraft tire range


Cooper Tire’s newest addition to its Mastercraft line – the Mastercraft Glacier Trex is a winter tire designed for passenger cars and crossover vehicles.

The Mastercraft Glacier Trex is severe weather rated and offers superior braking and handling on snow and ice. The Glacier Trex is defined by its aggressive directional tread pattern that improves acceleration and braking on snow, while evacuating water to resist hydroplaning.

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Nokian unveils new Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires


Nokian Tires introduces its new non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 and Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV winter tire. It is part of the company’s offering to provide much-needed peace of mind in case of a sudden snowstorm or rapidly freezing road surfaces. The further improved ice grip and better handling are based on the Arctic Sense Grip concept developed by Nokian Tires that makes driving wonderfully controlled, precise and quiet in slippery winter weather as well as on bare roads.

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Michelin, Sumitomo to enter landmark distribution agreement


Michelin North America Inc (MNAI) and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced a definitive agreement to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture, forming the second-largest player in the wholesale tire market in the United States.

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