Apollo launches new brand of light truck tires in India

Kochi, India – Catering to the growing demand for the pick-up trucks in India, Apollo Tyres has introduced a new brand of tires for this segment of vehicles.

Developed at the company’s R&D centre, in Chennai, India, the EnduMaxx LT tire has been designed for the country’s “terrain requirements”, Apollo said in a 14 June statement.

Apollo will be manufacturing the tires at its Vadodara, Gujarat, production plant which has the capacity to produce 80,000 units per month.

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Yokohama Tire Named Official Tire Of Iconic Crandon International Raceway

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Yokohama Tire continues to add to its off-road racing legacy. The tiremaker announced it has partnered with Crandon International Raceway, making Yokohama the “Official Tire” of the legendary off-road facility.

“Yokohama is proud to have finalized our exciting new partnership with iconic Crandon International Raceway,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing.

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Uniroyal Tires launches Tiger Paw Touring All-season tire

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Uniroyal Tires is launching the Tiger Paw Touring All-Season, a tire for passenger cars, minivans, CUVs and SUVs, in 114 sizes that will cover more than 196 million of the 245 million vehicles on the road today.

The new product offers consumers a 45-day ride guarantee and features an optimized footprint for even treadwear. Its all-season compound and high sipe density give the Tiger Paw Touring All-Season traction and biting edges for rain, light snow and muddy conditions.

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Kenda moving U.S. order production out of China

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CHANGHUA, Taiwan—Amid U.S. tariff angst, Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. is transferring some of its tire production from China factories to other Asian areas.

“Kenda has many tire manufacturing facilities in Asia, we can offer productions from different factories to cover demands from customers in a different part of the world,” Chairman Jimmy Yang said.

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Goodyear to pilot predictive tire servicing solution with EV fleets

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Goodyear Tire is partnering with Borrow, a short-term, fully electric car subscription company in California to test its newest service innovation.

Goodyear is using its unique predictive tire servicing solution for Borrow’s connected fleets to forecast and automatically schedule needed tire maintenance and replacement. Leveraging Goodyear’s expertise in tires, the cloud-based platform predicts and automatically schedules tire servicing via vehicle data and proprietary algorithms.

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TireHub Enters New Market Within First Year Of Operations

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TireHub, the national tire distributor cofounded by Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., recently announced that the company has opened a new TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) in Ft. Myers, Florida.

“Being able to expand into a new market within our first year of business is a milestone that we are incredibly proud of,” said Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub. “Ft. Myers is a perfect fit.

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Future Tire: Simple things make a difference

London – The single most effective improvement that can make tires more sustainable today is enhancing air-retention, according to ExxonMobil Chemical.

“When we think of sustainability we shouldn’t just focus on things that make great headlines or very long term goals,” said a company spokesman in a Q&A ahead of the Future Tire Conference 2019, in June.

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Marangoni’s TRM unit notes ‘increased interest’ in retreading

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BOLOGNA, Italy — Marangoni Group’s Tyre Retreading Machinery unit is reporting signs of a pick-up in the retreading business “after several years of uncertainty.”

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Goodyear dives deeper into fleet mobility services with ‘Borrow’ deal

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AKRON — Goodyear is teaming up with Prazo Inc., an electric car subscription company doing business as “Borrow,” to help it forecast and schedule needed tire maintenance and replacement on a timely basis.

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Nokian Tire introduces new excavator tire: Nokian Ground Kare

Nokian Tires unveils its latest addition to its excavator and backhoe loader tire range for meadows, roads and railways, the Nokian Ground Kare.

The recent trends in earthmoving include big, multi-function machines with heavy work attachments requiring bigger load-bearing capacity from a tire. Another change is towards faster and longer road transports, which means the tires must offer good road handling properties and withstand the wear and tear of paved roads.

Read the source article at Traction News