Tire makers eye strong finish to 2017

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AKRON—Despite relatively lackluster first-half financial performances, tire makers for the most part are optimistic about their second half and fiscal 2017 earnings prospects.

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Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again

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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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Yokohama’s Geolandar picked as OE tire for new Jeep Compass

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Yokohama Rubber announced that it has begun supplying its “Geolandar G055” as original equipment for FCA US LLC all-new Jeep Compass, which went on sale in North America in June 2017. The new Compass will come factory-equipped with 225/55R18 98H size tires. In addition, YOKOHAMA’s “Geolandar SUV” is original equipment on the Jeep Compass that the automaker launched in China in late 2016. The “Geolandar G055” is an SUV tire based on the Company’s leading-edge “BluEarth” tire technology.

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Yokohama registers profit in H1 2017; revises projection

The Yokohama Rubber Company Limited has registered profits for the first half of 2017. Operating income increased to 18.4 billion yen, up by 16.8 per cent over H1 2016; net sales increased by 15.9 per cent to 310.8 billion yen and profit attributable to owners of parent increased 38.7 per cent to 11.4 billion yen.

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Global Automotive Aftermarket – Automotive

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LONDONJuly 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Mechanical Products, Electrical Products, Electronic Products, Exterior and Structural Products, Motor Oil, Fluids and Additives, and Appearance Chemicals. 

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, CanadaJapanEuropeAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. 

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Tire & Rubber Industry Rundown: European Rubber Journal

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Asia BD price drop… Nike sales… Clariant-Huntsman link-up… Michelin buys wine reviewer… Conti acquires… Eversafe Rubber… SKF sued ?… Firestone leak… UK down… Kumho limbo… Thai NR…

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Light trucks, LT tires growing together

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AKRON — As recently as 2013, the market for new consumer vehicles in the U.S. was split 50-50 between cars and light trucks. But low gasoline prices and new products have combined since then to spur increasing demand for bigger vehicles.

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Summary of Latest News in the Global Rubber Industry

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Summary of Latest News and Events in the Global Rubber Industry …

June

21/6 Indonesian authorities are unfazed by a recent drop in natural rubber prices as market fundamentals remain strong, Reuters has reported. According to…

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Bridgestone retains No 1 slot in global ranking

Global tyre majors Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental and Pirelli have retained their first five positions respectively in the annual ranking of leading tyre manufacturers done by Tyres & Accessories based on full-year 2016 financial results. Sumitomo, Hankook, Yokohama, Maxxis and Cooper Tyres occupied the next five positions respectively among the Top 10 global tyre companies. One notable change this time is that Cooper has jumped over Giti to occupy the 10th position.

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Testing Yokohama’s Newest All-Terrain Tire, the G015

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Tire selection can make or break a vehicle’s capabilities. When conditions deteriorate or the paved road ends the proper tires can make all the difference in both performance and safety. With the advent of new tires coming out that blur the lines between A/T and M/T designs, we put the truly all-terrain Yokohama Geolandar G015 tires through the wringer to see how they stack up. Our test vehicle was a heavy ’02 Ford Econoline van fit for off-road use.

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