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    Stellantis-owned Eurorepar launches its new Reliance AllSeason tire
    Eurorepar, the Stellantis Group’s multibrand range of automobile products (spare parts, accessories, tires, oils, consumables, etc.), announced that it has launched an all-weather, all-season tire called the Reliance AllSeason, according to a press release dated Feb. 5. The tire is designed to fit most models on the market and suits almost all conditions, the release added. The tire has an asymmetrical design that offers a smooth ride in the rain, with wide grooves to expel water and reduce...
    Mainland China-based ZC Rubber plans new factory in Mexico
    Zhongce Rubber Group or ZC Rubber, a mainland China-based tire manufacturer, has announced plans to establish a new factory in Saltillo, Mexico, according to a press release dated Feb. 9. The factory, with a potential size of up to 600,000 square meters, will be equipped with a North American warehouse center to improve the local distribution network and optimize cost efficiency. The strategic location of the factory, near the US-Mexico border, will enable the company to meet the dynamic dema...
    Apollo Tyres launches Trumigo for doorstep car servicing
    India-based tire manufacturer, Apollo Tyres Ltd., has announced the launch of Trumigo, a digital initiative for doorstep car servicing, in Gurugram, a city in northern India, according to a press release dated Feb. 1. This service offering is available in Gurugram on a pilot basis and will soon be rolled out for the entire Delhi National Capital Region. Trumigo offers at-home car services and high-quality car maintenance directly to customers' doors. This service includes periodic servicing, ...
    Yokohama Rubber begins applying E+ mark on tires for trucks and buses
    Japan’s The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. announced that it has begun applying its proprietary E+ mark on its tires for trucks and buses, indicating that the tires have special qualities suitable for electrified vehicles, according to a press release dated Feb. 2. The E+ mark was first applied to Yokohama passenger car tires in the latter half of 2023, and now it will be applied to tires sold for use on buses in Japan and Europe. Yokohama Rubber is applying the E+ mark only to its tires that fea...
    Allison Transmission to drive innovation with new venture capital arm
    Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, announced that it is launching Allison Ventures, according to a Business Wire press release on Jan. 30. Allison Ventures will strategically invest in, and partner with, startup and growth-stage companies to foster advancements in comm...
    Yokohama Rubber establishes tire sales company in Italy
    The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., has announced that Yokohama Europe GmbH, the Yokohama Rubber Group’s European regional headquarters, established Yokohama Pneumatici Srl as a tire sales company in Italy in August 2023, according to a press release dated Jan. 23. “Pneumatici” is Italian for tire. The new group company began operations focused on the sale of passenger car, truck and bus tires on Jan. 1, 2024. The company believes Italy is one of the major tire markets in Europe, and Yokohama...
    Goodyear appoints Mark Stewart as new CEO and president
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced that Mark Stewart has been elected CEO and president, effective Jan. 29, according to a press release dated Jan. 18. He will succeed Richard Kramer, who previously announced his planned retirement from the company following 24 years of service, including 14 years as chairman, CEO and president. On the effective date, Laurette Koellner, independent lead director of Goodyear’s board since 2019, will become non-executive board chair, and Stewart wi...
    CES 2024: Goodyear introduces EV tire ElectricDrive 2
    At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has unveiled the latest tire in the ElectricDrive family, The Goodyear ElectricDrive 2, an all-season electric vehicle tire enhanced with sustainable materials, improved rolling resistance and long-lasting tread life to maximize drivers’ EV performance, according to a press release dated Jan. 9. The new ElectricDrive 2 is the latest step in Goodyear’s sustainability maturity and contains at least 50% sustainable m...
    Yokohama Rubber introduces Advan dB V553 tire
    The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has introduced its newest tire, the Advan dB V553, a premium comfort tire that promises a superbly quiet ride throughout its useful lifespan, according to a press release dated Dec. 26, 2023. The tire will be launched in Japan and Asian markets from February 2024, with sizes ranging from 22545R2195W to 15565R1475H. The Advan dB V553 is a successor to the Advan dB V552, which was unveiled in 2017 and highly regarded for its quietness. The new tire was develope...
    Bridgestone divests Russian assets to S8 Capital
    Bridgestone Europe NV/SA has announced the sale of its Russian assets to S8 Capital, a Russian diversified holding company, according to a press release dated Dec. 20, 2023. The deal has received all necessary regulatory approvals. The agreement includes a tire manufacturing plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia, and a sales and marketing office in Moscow. Bridgestone has been present in Russia since 1998. The company suspended all manufacturing activities in Russia in March 2023. Significance: "As p...
    Continental's new tire management solution streamlines fleet maintenance for greater fuel efficiency
    Continental has introduced a new entry-level solution for fleets to digitally manage their tires, according to a press release dated Dec. 19, 2023. The solution involves a valve cap sensor that is attached to the tire valve of buses, trucks or trailers. The sensor measures tire pressure in real time and transmits the data to Continental's tire management platform. This allows fleet operators to optimize maintenance intervals and extend the operating times of their vehicles, leading to greater fu...
    Yokohama establishes dedicated tire sales company in Vietnam through spinoff
    Japan’s Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has announced that on November 2023, it spun off the sales unit of its Vietnam tire production and sales subsidiary Yokohama Tyre Vietnam Inc. (YTVI) into a new dedicated sales company, Yokohama Tyre Sales Vietnam Co. Ltd. (YTSV), according to a press release dated Dec. 19, 2023. YTSV will begin operations on Jan. 1, 2024, and YTVI becomes a dedicated tire production company, the release added. Yokohama Rubber considers the Association of Southeast Asian Nat...
    China's Sailun tire establishes new factory in Mexico
    Sailun, a tire manufacturing company based in China, has announced the establishment of a new factory in Mexico through a joint venture with TD International Holding, according to a press release dated Dec. 20. The move is aimed at focusing on strengthening stability for customers and improving supply efficiency. The new factory will have an annual production capacity of 6 million semisteel radial tires, with a total project investment of $240 million. The JV company is also considering the c...
    Pirelli's P Zero E wins Tyre of the Year award
    Pirelli's new Ultra High-Performance tyre, the P Zero E, has been awarded the "Tyre of the Year" prize (Prix Point S) at the 6th Automobile Awards in Paris, according to a press release dated December 15. The tyre was recognized for its innovative technology, sustainable development, and performance. The P Zero E incorporates over 55% bio-based and recycled materials, reducing the amount of fossil and mineral-derived ingredients by 12 kilograms per tyre set. The tyre also offers reduced wear ...
    Continental recycles carbon black from racing tires for sustainable tire production
    Continental, a German tire manufacturer, has embarked on a sustainable initiative to recycle carbon black from end-of-life racing tires and integrate the recovered materials into its tire production, according to a press release dated Dec. 11. The company has partnered with Pyrum Innovations to develop a pyrolysis process that enables the recovery of industrial carbon black, oil and gas from end-of-life tires. By using these recycled materials, Continental aims to reduce its reliance on virgin r...
    New vice president of North America Commercial business appointed at Goodyear
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Joe Burke as its new vice president of North America Commercial business, according to a press release dated Nov. 30. Burke, who reports to Steve McClellan, president of Goodyear Americas, brings a wealth of experience in the commercial tire and service industry, having previously led commercial sales and original equipment account teams at Goodyear. Significance: Burke succeeds Dave Beasley, who decided to retire after nearly 40 years with ...
    Continental plans to boost value creation via cost cuts, efficiency gains and focus on high-growth areas
    German supplier Continental has outlined a strategy to increase value creation through cost reduction measures, improved efficiency, and a focus on high-growth business areas. The company aims to achieve a consolidated adjusted EBIT margin of around 8-11% in the next two to three years and improve within this range, according to a press release dated December 4. In the Automotive group sector, Continental will focus on value-creating business areas with high growth, including the User Experie...
    Michelin plans to close three production plants in Germany
    French tiremaker Michelin has announced that it will be closing three production sites in Germany and transferring its customer service center to Poland, due to a lack of competitiveness of its German operations in European and export markets, according to a press release on Nov. 28. The closure will affect 1,532 jobs by the end of 2025. Michelin currently employs over 8,000 people across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company has included an approximately €425 million provision in i...
    Bridgestone supplies tire-durability algorithm for BHP's Spence mine
    Bridgestone Corp. has announced a new mining solution service to estimate tire durability using a proprietary algorithm originally developed by Bridgestone, according to a press release dated Nov. 9. The new offering was introduced in July to the Spence copper mine (Pampa Norte operation) in Chile, which is part of BHP Group Ltd. This service will be used to propose the optimal tire-maintenance timing and driving routes for the mine, the release added. Bridgestone said its mining solution is ...
    Continental expands tire portfolio with ContiPT18 with tread wear indicator
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, announced that it has enhanced its portfolio with an updated version of its ContiPT18 solid tire, according to a press release dated Nov. 28. The new tire features tread wear indicators that provide information about the tire's condition and indicate when it needs to be replaced. In addition, Continental has announced that eight new tire sizes will be available in the second quarter of 2024. The Co...
    Hankook Tire to add truck and bus tire production line to its European plant
    South Korean tiremaker Hankook Tire plans to add a truck bus radial (TBR) production line to its European plant. This expansion proposal for a new TBR production line at the Rácalmás plant in Fejér County, Hungary, has been approved by its board of directors, the company said in a press release on Nov. 24.  The Rácalmás plant was completed in 2007 and has served as an outpost for the company's European expansion. The European plant, which has completed its third phase of c...
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. CEO Richard Kramer to retire
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced that Richard Kramer has informed the board of his plans to retire as chairman, CEO and president of the company in 2024, according to a press release dated Nov. 15. The Goodyear board has retained a leading executive search firm to execute a search considering both internal and external candidates. During his tenure as CEO, Kramer led Goodyear’s evolution into a technology-driven mobility company and fortified the company’s position as a l...
    Bridgestone has acquired a 5% stake in Halfords Group PLC’s automotive SaaS platform, Avayler
    Japanese multinational tire manufacturer Bridgestone has acquired a 5% stake in automotive software-as-a-service company Avayler, belonging to UK-based Halfords Group PLC, according to a press release dated Nov. 4. The software developed in-house by Avalyler allows companies to streamline their customer bookings and job processes in workshops and service centers, in addition to accepting bookings for mobile tire services. The SaaS solution is used by Halfords to manage its wide network o...
    Sumitomo Rubber launches Japan's first RFID-equipped commercial tire
    Japan-based Sumitomo Rubber Industries has announced that it is the first manufacturer in Japan to release commercially available tires equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID), which enables individual tire identification, according to a press release dated Oct. 13. The target products are DUNLOP's ‘e. ENASAVE SP148’, a ribbed tire for EV route buses, and DUNLOP's all-season tire for taxis called the ‘ALL SEASON MAXX AS1 for TAXI.” RFID is a technology that uses wireless c...
    PIF, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, partners with Pirelli to build tire factory in Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has announced a joint venture with Pirelli, a global tire manufacturer, to build a tire manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia, according to a press release dated Oct. 26. The facility, which is expected to start production in 2026, will have an annual production capacity of 3.5 million units and will manufacture high-quality tires for passenger vehicles under the Pirelli brand, as well as tires under a new local brand fo...
    Goodyear unveils premium off-road tire, Wrangler Duratrac RT, in Europe
    Goodyear has launched its premium 4x4 tire, the Wrangler Duratrac RT, in Europe, and the company said the tire is a significant step forward in technology and performance compared to its predecessor, according to a press release dated October 19. The tire is designed for modern off-road vehicles and provides a quiet and smooth ride on-road. The company believes the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment in Europe is expected to grow at a 5.5% year-over-year rate, with premium and value brands ma...
    US-based Fanttik to showcase automotive inflators at SEMA Show 2023
    Fanttik, a US-based supplier of automotive and tool products has announced that it is joining the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show 2023 to showcase its products from October 31 to November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, US, according to a press release dated October 23. It is Fanttik’s second appearance at the auto-show where it had won the SEMA Best Media Award in 2022 for one of its tire inflators. The company will showcase its comprehensive ran...
    Continental elevates Enno Straten as head of Automotive Aftermarket division
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that Enno Straten will become head of Continental’s Automotive Aftermarket business segment at Continental, effective November 1, according to a press release dated October 19. The company’s Automotive Aftermarket segment includes replacement and wear parts for the passenger car aftermarket, such as brakes, electronic components, service equipment or batteries. Straten succee...
    French reconditioned-tires maker Black Star partners with Renault
    Black Star, a French company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of retread tires for private vehicles, light trucks, and 4-wheel drives (4WD) and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), has officially announced a commercial and communication partnership with Renault Group, according to a press release dated October 5. This partnership involves the listing of Leonard-branded reconditioned consumer tires throughout the Renault Group dealership and points-of-sale network, the release added....
    Yokohama Rubber to launch an all-season tire for SUVs and pickups
    The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has announced the introduction of the Geolandar CV 4S, a new all-season tire for crossover sport utility vehicles (SUVs), according to a press release dated October 5. The latest addition to the Geolandar brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks will be launched from this autumn in North America, Europe and then South Korea. The new tire will be available in 32 sizes, ranging from 245/45R20 103V to 235/65R17 108V. Yokohama has developed the Geolandar CV 4S in res...
    Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber to reorganize its domestic aftermarket tire business
    Japan-based Sumitomo Rubber Industries has announced that it will reorganize its aftermarket domestic replacement tire business on April 1, 2024, according to a press release dated September 9. According to the plan, a new company, Dunlop Tire Co. Ltd., will oversee the domestic replacement tire business and the company will be taking over some functions from the Domestic Tire Replacement Sales Division of Sumitomo Rubber Industries including marketing and broad area sales marketing functions...
    Continental launches the AllSeasonContact 2 for ICE vehicles and EVs
    Ahead of the tire changing season in fall, Continental has announced the launch of the new AllSeasonContact 2 tire, which offers more efficiency, safety and driving pleasure for the entire year, according to a press release dated September 27. Outlining the key benefits of the new tire, the company said it has resolved the usual challenges of all-season tires in terms of winter and wet properties. An innovative mix of tread design, rubber compound and construction ensures even better handling...
    Giti Tire opens next-gen plant in Anhui, China
    Singapore-based tire company Giti Tire announced that it has opened an advanced plant in Hefei, the capital and largest city of Anhui Province in China, according to a press release dated September 21. Designed with a strong commitment to Industry 4.0 principles, this facility will underscore efficiency, connectivity and innovative technology, the release added. Once the project is concluded, the Hefei plant will showcase the integration of the latest production machinery and techniques, ensu...
    Goodyear expands Wrangler series with Wrangler Boulder MT tire
    US tire manufacturer The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced that it has introduced a new addition to its Wrangler lineup of tires, the Wrangler Boulder MT, according to a press release dated September 21. Created for the off-road adventurer and constructed to take on the toughest terrain — including mud, sand and rocks — the Goodyear Wrangler Boulder MT is engineered with three-ply Duraply Technology for confidence over the toughest terrains, while helping protect against damag...
    Pirelli unveils new logo to identify tires with at least 50% sustainable materials
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced that it has created a bespoke logo to identify tires that contain at least 50% materials of bio-based and recycled origin, according to a press release dated September 20. The new marking, which depicts two arrows in a circle and will be adopted on new products, allows customers to choose more sustainable tires. The latest Pirelli marking was used for the first time on the P Zero E, which contains more than 55% of materials of bio-based and rec...
    Continental Tires appoints new head of research and development
    Continental Tires has announced that Edwin Goudswaard took charge of the company’s research and development (R&D) activities on September 1, according to a press release dated September 19. He succeeds Boris Mergell, who took over as head of the User Experience business area at Continental Automotive, also on September 1, the release added. Continental said that to make the production, use and recycling of tires more environmentally friendly, it is investing in the R&...
    Yokohama Rubber begins production of EV-dedicated tire powered by a proprietary and procured renewable energy
    Japanese tire specialist, The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., announced through a press release dated September 15 that it has begun production of its ultrahigh-performance summer tire — the Advan Sport EV, designed specifically for premium battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) — and other high-performance tires, using electric power derived from a new proprietary solar-panel power generation system and procured renewable energy. Its Shinshiro-Minami, Japan, plant, where the...
    Goodyear expands its Cooper Discoverer family of tires
    US tire manufacturer The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced that it has introduced a new addition to the Cooper Discoverer family of tires, the Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT, according to a press release dated August 31. Featuring an aggressive tread pattern and a bold sidewall, the new Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT is claimed to have been engineered to deliver a smooth, quiet ride regardless of terrain while the vehicle navigates turns both on and off road. The thick interlocking t...
    IAA Mobility 2023: Continental unveils new tire concept Conti CityPlus
    In a press release announcement on September 4, Continental has unveiled its new tire concept Conti CityPlus at Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Mobility 2023 in Munich. The new tire technology increases the total energy efficiency of a tire by up to 10%. The results are lower CO2 emissions from passenger cars with combustion engines and longer driving ranges for electric vehicles (EVs). This was achieved by optimizing the tire behavior during stop-and-go traffic in urban driving situa...
    Continental appoints Manja Greimeier as new head of Tires Group Sector
    Manja Greimeier has been appointed as the new head of Original Equipment (OE) for Continental’s Tires Group sector, effective August 1. She will be tasked with the company’s global OE business for passenger and commercial vehicles, according to a press release dated August 30. David O’Donnell, who previously held the position, is now responsible for the global research and development activities for the manufacturer’s passenger car tire replacement business. Greimeier brings to the...
    US wheel supplier Superior Industries says its German arm to undergo reorganization
    Superior Industries International (Superior), a US-based aluminum wheel supplier, has announced that its subsidiary, Superior Industries Production Germany (SPG), has entered into Protective Shield Proceedings, a court-administered reorganization, according to a press release dated August 31. These proceedings are strictly limited to SPG and its German-based manufacturing facility, operating at the production site in Werdohl, Germany. The company’s operations in the US, Mexico and Poland ar...
    Continental’s Portugal plant bags ISCC PLUS certification for sustainable practices
    In a major achievement toward its sustainable manufacturing goals, Continental said that its tire plant in Lousado, Portugal, received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS. This globally recognized certification confirms the company’s compliance with special sustainability standards at the plant. The certificate also testifies to transparency regarding the traceability of the raw materials used in the production processes. By certifying the raw material...
    Goodyear unveils Cooper Cobra Instinct all-season tire
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Cooper Cobra Instinct, a hyper-responsive, high-performance tire that delivers decisive maneuvering, according to a press release on August 15. The new Cooper Cobra Instinct combines all-season capability with confident sport performance. The Cooper Cobra Instinct is engineered with an asymmetric tread pattern and sweeping tread grooves for agile traction, enhanced grip and improved braking distance on wet and snowy roads. A signature...
    Sumitomo Rubber to collaborate with LanzaTech to develop recycling solutions
    Japan-based Sumitomo Rubber Industries has announced a collaboration with Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. and Sumitomo Electric Industries to further the development of recycling technologies, according to a press release dated August 3. Sumitomo Rubber, along with Sumitomo Electric, said it will take part in Sumitomo Riko’s joint development agreement announced in November 2022 with LanzaTech Global, a US-based carbon-recycling firm known for its expertise in carbon capture and utilization (CCU) te...
    Japan’s Bridgestone launches subscription service
    Bridgestone Tire Solution Japan Co. Ltd., a Bridgestone Group company, announced that it has launched a subscription service to meet the needs of increasingly sophisticated transport operators by utilizing its store network B-Select that is expanding throughout Japan, according to a press release dated July 26. Significance: The company aims to promote its subscription-based solution service Total Package Plan (TPP) through its B-Select retail outlets. TPP is designed to meet more advanced re...
    Hankook Tire joins US supplier group for positive environmental impact
    Global tiremaker Hankook Tire announced that it has joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP), an association of automakers and their suppliers working toward a positive environmental impact for the US automotive industry, according to a press release dated August 1. Formed in 2002, SP provides a forum for automakers and their suppliers to advance sustainability across three areas: Operations, materials and suppliers. SP members work in collaboration with the US Environme...
    Continental Specialty Tires wins vendor award for its aftermarket program
    For the third year in a row, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas (MLA) has named Continental Specialty Tires as the winner of its “Vendor of the Year” award, which recognizes the support demonstrated by Continental through MLA’s original equipment (OE) aftermarket program, Rapidparts, in the material-handling sector, according to a press release dated August 10. As part of the Rapidparts program, Continental Specialty Tires supplies its solid tires product portfolio (MH20, PT18, SC18 and Gene...
    Sumitomo partners with US vehicle failure prediction firm Viaduct
    Japan-based Sumitomo Rubber Industries announced that it has started a joint feasibility study with Viaduct, a US venture company that provides vehicle failure prediction solution services using AI to accelerate the realization of total fleet-management services, to provide solutions to fleet operators, according to a press release dated August 7. Significance: Sumitomo intends to combine its sensorless sensing technology for tire-speed analysis and tire-wear detection — called Sensing Core...
    Austria’s Anyline appoints first chairperson of the board
    Anyline, an Austria-based firm involved in mobile data capture and data insights, announced that it has appointed Petra Preining as its first chairperson of the board, according to a press release dated August 8. “Anyline is at an exciting stage in its development with an established customer-base and singular focus providing value to automotive aftermarket businesses. I am honored to lead the board of such an innovative Austrian technology company that is making a global impact with its mo...
    Bridgestone opens online tire store for the Japanese market
    Japanese tiremaker Bridgestone announced that it has opened an official online store for passenger vehicle tires in Japan, according to a press release dated August 1. The company said the Bridgestone Tire Online Store provides comprehensive support for the entire flow of tire purchase from tire information gathering to tire maintenance. Significance: According to Bridgestone, the online store provides high-quality customer service and work at approximately 700 member stores nationwide. Ad...
    Goodyear announces new directors and strategic review
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced enhancements to its board of directors in connection with a cooperation agreement with Elliott Investment Management. As part of the move, three experienced business leaders, mutually agreed-upon between Goodyear and Elliott, will join the board effective immediately, according to a press release dated July 25. The business leaders are Joseph Hinrichs, president and CEO of CSX Corp.; Max Mitchell, president and CEO of Crane ...
    Yokohama Rubber to launch new performance tire for EVs
    Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. has announced that it will introduce the Advan Sport EV, a new ultrahigh-performance summer tire for electric vehicles, to overseas markets including Europe from this autumn, according to a press release dated July 12. Yokohama Rubber plans to offer the new tire in 16 sizes. Based on Yokohama Rubber’s Advan Sport V107 tire for high-performance cars, the new Advan Sport EV was developed to contribute to the low-electricity consumption and quietness desired...
    Yokohama Rubber says its electrified-vehicle tires to have an 'E+' mark
    Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. has announced that from the second half of 2023, it will be applying a new proprietary “E+” mark to its tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses that have special qualities needed by electrified vehicles, according to a press release dated July 12. The new “E+” mark is the latest facet of The Yokohama Rubber’s response to the rising demand in recent years for tires most suitable for use on electrified vehicles, the release added. The company bel...
    Goodyear expands light commercial vehicle tire portfolio in Europe
    Goodyear has announced that it is set to strengthen its light commercial vehicle (LCV) tires offering by introducing an expanded cargo tire range in the premium segment, with reliable top-quality tires that give fleets a solution which helps to reduce downtime and keep them moving, according to a release dated July 12. Throughout 2023, a total of 24 new sizes will be available among Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo 2, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo and Goodyear UltraGrip Cargo with the company of...
    Goodyear partners with TÜV SÜD for advanced tire inspection
    US tire manufacturer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., announced that it has partnered with TÜV SÜD to integrate the Goodyear CheckPoint solution into the TÜV SÜD Digital Vehicle Scan (DVS) inspection system, according to a press release dated July 13. TÜV SÜD is an internationally renowned independent organization for undertaking safety, testing, certification, auditing and advisory services. The TÜV SÜD DVS is a solution that uses advanced sensor technology to assi...
    Bridgestone Tire Solutions Japan will develop a new retail service solution
    In Japan, Bridgestone will plan and develop valuable premium products and services that utilize digital technology solutions for customers, these products will be offered at stores that are able to identify the problems of each customer, on site, and offer the best solution by providing high-quality customer services. The "B-select" store network will deliver high-quality services and solutions anywhere in Japan. They plan to continue to expand the network to improve access and convenience fo...
    Pirelli acquires Hevea-Tec
    Pirelli signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Hevea-Tec, the biggest independent processor of natural rubber in Brazil. The operation will be on the basis of an Enterprise Value of around 22.9 million USD, subject to the usual adjustments at the closing - once certain conditions including approval from the Antitrust authorities have been met – which is expected to take place by the end of 2023. The acquisition will not impact the 2023 net financial position target of around 2.56 billion USD. ...
    Continental revamps its Tires Group Sector’s online presence
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that Continental’s Tires Group Sector has completely redesigned its website that provides visitors with detailed product information and an overview of the global activities of Continental’s Tires group sector, according to a press release dated 6 July. Significance: Continental says its Tires group sector, for the first time, now also offers a complete overview of all product lin...
    Apollo Tyres opens first retail outlet for Vredestein brand in India
    India-based tire manufacturer, Apollo Tyres Ltd., announced that it has inaugurated the first exclusive branded retail outlet for Vredestein tires in India, according to a press release dated June 23. The company has chosen Madhus Tyre Centre in Bengaluru in the southern part of India, as the first exclusive outlet for Vredestein tires. The company said that by having a modern up-market retail format of selling tires — ensuring ample visual appeal, comfort and convenience to custo...
    TPMS manufacturers urge garages to update tool software
    Schrader TPMS Solutions, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies and a global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for automotive, heavy vehicles and off-road vehicles, announced that a group of TPMS tool and sensor manufacturers, along with the Tire Industry Association (TIA), have launched a national public service campaign called “Update Your TPMS Tools!” to remind auto service technicians and service facilities that they must keep their TPMS tool ...
    PPG reveals benefits of Agilon performance silica technology for tiremakers
    US-based paints, coatings and specialty-materials manufacturer PPG announced that its new research has demonstrated energy savings and other manufacturing benefits for tiremakers with the use of PPG AGILON performance silica technology, according to a press release dated 28 June. The research showed that PPG Agilon silica provides nearly 50% energy savings and cuts manufacturing time by a third compared to conventional silica by eliminating one mixing step. The new PPG research also found add...
    The French postal service chooses Michelin for its delivery vehicle tires
    French tire manufacturer Michelin announced via press release on June 28 that by 2024, nearly 40 La Post (the French postal service) vans will be fitted with the Michelin Uptis airless tire, in the Hauts-de-France region (North of France). Three initial vehicles have been put into circulation as of June 27, within the framework of a two-year partnership between La Poste and Michelin, a first in France and Europe — following partnerships already formed in Asia, the release added. The Uptis p...
    Geely, Linglong Tire set up digital lab for tire development
    Chinese tire manufacturer Linglong Tire and Geely Automobile Research Institute have announced the establishment of the "Geely Engineering Center & Linglong Technology Center Tuning In House (TIH) Laboratory" via a press release dated June 14. With an aim to further enhance the overall performance of Geely’s vehicles, the two companies have deepened their decade-long cooperation to include the TIH project, which is an indoor virtual-development solution jointly developed by Linglon...
    EBay Motors expands service to include tire installation
    EBay Motors, a division of e-commerce firm eBay, announced an expansion to its tire offering to include installation as well, according to a press release dated June 21. The move allows users to access a larger selection of searchable inventory and choose a preferred local installation provider from more than 5,000 locations nationwide, the release added. The service can be booked by entering tire size details and selecting a local shop for shipping and installation. EBay Motors allows users ...
    Continental develops new tire made up of 65% recycled materials
    Continental has unveiled the UltraContact NXT tire, made of up to 65% renewable, recycled and mass-balance certified materials, according to a June 14 press release. The tires, which will be available for the European market in July, will carry the highest possible rating of the EU tire label in rolling resistance, wet braking and exterior noise. There will be 19 sizes. “At Continental, safety, performance and sustainability go hand in hand. With the UltraContact NXT, we deliver o...
    TBC Corp. to divest retail portfolio to Mavis Tire
    TBC Corp., a distributor of automotive replacement tires based in the US, and a joint venture between Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. and French tire manufacturer Michelin, announced that it has reached an agreement to divest its company-owned retail portfolio to Mavis Tire Express Service Corp., according to a press release dated May 24. As per the transaction, TBC will transfer 595 retail locations to Mavis and will also provide wholesale and tire distribution for Mavis, the release...
    Apollo Tyres says its European facilities to use sustainable natural rubber
    India-based tire manufacturer, Apollo Tyres Ltd., has announced that it is now sourcing 100% of its natural rubber supplies from companies who have committed to sustainability throughout the supply chain, aligning with the code of conduct set out by the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), according to a press release dated May 24. The new initiative, which came into full effect recently, and forms part of Apollo Tyres’ Global Sustainability Strategy, applies to the suppl...
    Hankook Tire ties up with Kumho Petrochemical to develop eco-friendly tires
    Global leading tire company Hankook Tire & Technology and global petrochemical company Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (KKPC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of eco-friendly tires, utilizing Eco Solution-polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (Eco-SSBR), according to a press release dated May 23. To respond to the growing demand for sustainable raw materials and products, both companies will cooperate in developing eco-friendly tires using recycled...
    Yokohama rubber eliminates counterfeit aluminum wheels in China
    Japanese tiremaker Yokohama Rubber has announced a successful completion of its efforts to eliminate counterfeit versions of the company’s aluminum wheels in China, according to a press release dated May 24. Yokohama filed an administrative complaint and submitted information to the Administration for Market Regulation in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China, regarding five companies engaged in the distribution of counterfeit sports-car aluminum wheels imitating Yokohama’s "ADVAN Racing...
    Continental launches the new AllSeasonContact 2 tire
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has launched the AllSeasonContact 2 tire, which was developed with a focus on high efficiency, safety and driving pleasure, according to a press release dated May 22. Continental said it has increased mileage by 15% compared to the previous model while reducing rolling resistance by 6%. The tire provides even better handling on dry roads and has an even shorter braking distance on wet and dry ...
    US-based The Sterling Group launches Premier Tire & Service
    The Sterling Group (Sterling), a US-based private equity firm, has announced the establishment of Premier Tire & Service (Premier), a company that will aim to become a one-stop tire and auto-service solutions provider, according to a press release dated May 18. Sterling will partner with John Adams, an executive with 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry and former CEO of Full Speed Automotive, to build the Premier platform. Premier will seek to acquire indepe...
    Continental Tires appoints new head of sustainability
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that Jorge Almeida will take over as head of Sustainability at Continental Tires with effect from May 1, 2023, according to a press release dated May 11. He will be responsible for the strategic positioning and global management of the company’s sustainability activities. In his new role, he reports directly to Christian Kötz, head of the Tires Group Sector and member of the e...
    Goodyear launches new all-season Cooper ProControl tire
    US tire manufacturer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., has launched an all-season tire called Cooper ProControl, engineered to help deliver enhanced wet handling and long-lasting, even tread wear, according to a press release dated May 9.  With 60 sizes available, the tire is built for a wide range of vehicles such as commuter touring coupes, sedans — including entry-performance sedans — and small to large sport utility vehicles (SUVs). It comes with "Wear Extending...
    Goodyear announces industry first
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Goodyear) has announced a new tread formulation for its ultrahigh performance, all-season ElectricDrive™ GT tire, tuned for electric vehicles (EVs), in size 235/40R19. The specialized tread compound that provides enhanced all-season traction will include Monolith Inc.'s (Monolith's) carbon black produced by methane pyrolysis. In doing so, Monolith and Goodyear are taking the next step on a journey toward zero-emissions carbon black in tire manufact...
    Apollo Tyres' FY'23 revenue up 17%
    The board of directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd. (Apollo Tyres) approved the company’s audited financial results for the fourth quarter (January to March) and the financial year 2022–23. Consolidated revenues from operations across geographies for the fourth quarter grew 12% to close at $761 million, whereas for the full year of financial year 2023, it grew more than 17% to close at $2,992 million. Both Indian Operations' and European Operations’ revenue grew 9% each, in the f...
    TBC Corporation elevates Sam Kato to president and CEO
    TBC Corporation, a distributor of automotive replacement tires based in US, has announced the appointment of Sam Kato as the company’s new president and CEO, according to a press release dated May 1. Kato, who served as TBC’s chief administrative officer for the last two years, replaces Laurent Bourrut who is retiring after completing his assignment. Bourrut will remain an executive advisor to Kato and TBC. According to the company, Kato is a veteran of global automotive businesses for mo...
    Hankook Tire wins at the iF Design Award 2023
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology Co. announced that it has won four iF Design Awards in three categories, including Product, Professional Concept and Communication at the iF Design Award 2023, according to a press release dated April 26. Hankook Tire's innovative design achievements, such as the iON evo, an electric vehicle (EV)-exclusive tire, and the Wheel Bot, a robotic wheel system, have been recognized at the ceremony. The first award-winning product...
    Hankook Tire launches ultrahigh-performance tire for SUVs
    Hankook Tire America Corp., a subsidiary of South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology, announced that it has added a new ultrahigh-performance all-season tire designed for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to its comprehensive Ventus product line, according to a press release dated April 26. Called the Ventus S1 evo Z AS X, the tire is claimed to provide ultimate handling at high speeds, excellent traction in all-season conditions, and uncompromising comfort for luxury SUVs. ...
    Continental launches TPMS production in India
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, announced that it has launched the production of tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for passenger cars at its plant in Bangalore, India, according to a press release dated April 24. The company will increase TPMS production capacity over the next three years, with a plan to cater to the local market with the current production, and to expand into the export markets as well in the...
    Continental Hybrid Generation 5 tires earn Red Dot Award 2023
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that the Continental Hybrid HS5 and Hybrid HD 5 tires won the Product Design category at the Red Dot Award 2023, according to a press release dated April 19. This award is an annual design competition for product and industrial design, brand and communication design, and design concepts. The new Continental Hybrid family of Generation 5 tires have been developed for the rigorous deman...
    US-based software firm for tire industry Torqata expands team
    Torqata Data & Analytics, a US-based data analytics software company that works with tire manufacturers, distributors and retailers, announced that it has appointed Kirsten Zaremba, Ashley Hoyt and Kate Beirowski to the team, bringing additional experienced women into the automotive industry, according to a press release dated March 31. Torqata also elevated Elizabeth Schneider to vice president of Product. Zaremba has been appointed as the new director of Marketing and she brings ov...
    Yokohama Rubber begins sale of high-load capacity tires
    Japanese tiremaker Yokohama Rubber announced in a press release dated March 20 that it has begun production and sales of high-load capacity (HLC) tires to meet the needs of heavy-duty passenger cars such as electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars with high-capacity batteries, as well as large sport utility vehicles (SUVs). In response to the increase in the number of heavy-duty passenger cars, for which conventional extra load (XL) standard tires have difficulty maintaining high-loa...
    Apollo Tyres uses enhanced virtual prototyping to reduce development time and environmental impact
    According to a press release on March 23, Apollo Tyres announced a virtual prototyping and simulation platform to develop the new Vredestein Quatrac Pro EV all-season tire, with the simulation platform enabling the tire maker to significantly reduce time-to-market, the tire’s impact on the environment and development costs. Apollo used virtual prototyping to ensure that the Quatrac Pro EV had the quickest development cycle of any Vredestein tire to date. Apollo's in-house simulation and pro...
    JK Tyre launches new tire brand ‘Levitas Ultra’ for luxury cars
    JK Tyre & Industries launched a premium tire brand, "Levitas Ultra" and expanded its presence in the fast-growing luxury car segment, according to a press release on March 21. The new tires were unveiled by Raghupati Singhania, chairman and managing director of JK Tyre & Industries in Delhi, India. The Indian automotive industry is seeing an increase in demand for premium cars as a result of the economy's solid recovery; the market has increased by almost...
    Hankook Tire-owned JAX Tyres wins at 2023 Australian Retailer Awards
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology announced that its affiliated tire distribution brand, JAX Tyres & Auto, has been awarded "Customer Experience of the Year" at The Australian Retailer Awards 2023, according to a press release dated March 21. This event selects and awards excellent brands that have provided the best customer experience throughout the year in Australia and New Zealand. JAX was recognized for its customer-centric service innovation based...
    Continental says all its current car tires meet electric car requirements
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that all new passenger tire lines from the Continental brand that are launched on the market in Europe now bear a new marking on their sidewall: the electric vehicle (EV)-Compatible logo, according to a press release dated March 21. Every single tire in Continental’s current product range already meets the exacting requirements of electric cars and they reduce the fuel consum...
    Yokohama North America achieves 100 millionth tire production milestone
    Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA), a subsidiary of Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. has announced in a press release dated March 24 that on March 23, the 100 millionth Yokohama tire, a GEOLANDAR A/T G015, rolled off the line at the Salem, Virginia plant. Yokohama began manufacturing tires in the US in 1989, when it acquired Mohawk Rubber Company’s plant in Salem. It has since been renamed to Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) and has been renovated and expan...
    NEXEN TIRE invests in video-analytics platform Automotus
    South Korean tire manufacturer NEXEN TIRE announced that Next Century Ventures (NCV), its corporate venture capital arm, has invested in Automotus, a player in the curbside-management technology industry, to meet NCV's goals to revolutionize the mobility industry, according to a press release dated 9 March. Automotus, founded in the US in 2017, collaborates with government, institutions, and mobility innovators across the country to test and evaluate curbside-management techniques to min...
    Falken Tyre launches ‘e.ZIEX’ replacement tires for EVs
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries-owned Japanese tire manufacturer Falken Tyre announced the launch of FALKEN ‘e.ZIEX’ as a new line of replacement tires for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe, where the company observed that the market for EVs has been growing at a rapid pace, according to a press release dated 10 March. The company said the tire features “the highest level of fuel (energy) efficiency of any tire” it has offered to date. The 'e.ZIEX’ is the brand’s second line of re...
    MAXAM Tire announces the opening of a new distribution center in Texas
    MAXAM Tire, a manufacturer of specialty tires, announced its new warehouse facility in Houston, Texas, via a press release dated 28 February. Executing its major expansion plan, MAXAM Tire’s new facility in Houston features 244,000 square feet of warehouse space, carrying the momentum of growing global demands across specialty tire segments. According to the release, by locating its third warehouse in Houston, Texas, in addition to its existing warehouses in Los Angeles, Californi...
    Apollo Tyres names new national sales head for commercial tires
    India-based tire manufacturer, Apollo Tyres Ltd., has named Brad Persons as the company’s new national sales head for commercial tires. In this role, Persons will oversee the company’s sales initiatives within the US and Canada for commercial tires, according to a press release dated 1 March. Prior to joining Apollo, Persons was the director of OEM Sales, GNB Industrial Power Division for Stryten Energy. He began working in the tire industry in 2003 as a commercial tire and serv...
    Goodyear introduces first EV tire for regional fleets
    US tire manufacturer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, introduced RangeMax RSD EV, Goodyear’s first electric vehicle (EV)-ready tire compatible with EV and gas-powered or diesel-powered regional work vehicles, via a press release dated 28 February. RangeMax RSD EV is equipped to handle the higher load capacities of EVs. It is engineered to deliver lower rolling resistance than comparable competitor tires for improved efficiency to fleets regardless of drivetrain. These t...
    Yokohama Rubber to expand passenger car tire capacity in India to 4.5 million tires
    Japanese tiremaker Yokohama Rubber has announced in a press release dated 17 February that it is expanding passenger car tire production capacity in India to meet the increasing demands from the local market. With an additional investment of USD82 million, the company said it is looking to increase its annual passenger car tire production capacity in India with Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd. (YIN), its local passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, from the current 2.8 million to 4.5 ...
    Apollo Tyres launches Vredestein Pinza AT tires for premium SUVs in India
    Indian tire manufacturer Apollo Tyres has announced the launch of premium tires for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) called the Vredestein Pinza AT, according to a press release dated 17 February. With all weather grip and excellent stability, the tires are claimed to be comfortably rugged and deliver quieter rides. Targeted at premium SUVs from brands like Jeep, JLR, Mercedes, Toyota, and Volvo, the ultra-high-performance tires have been developed after intensive study into SUV owner’s/driver...
    Bridgestone Tire Plants powered by solar energy
    Bridgestone is accelerating initiatives toward the realization of its Sustainability Business Framework that ensures the link between sustainability activities and business for contributing to carbon neutrality and a circular economy across the entire value chain, as announced in a press release dated 15 February. Bridgestone Corporation announced today that it has commenced solar power generation at two tire plants in Japan, the Shimonoseki Plant and Kitakyushu Plant, based on a power purcha...
    Bridgestone launches NEWNO range of tires in Japan
    Japan’s Bridgestone Corporation has announced the launch of a tire brand called NEWNO as a new category in an effort to expand its tire range that includes brands such as REGNO and ALENZA, according to a press release dated 23 December. The new tire brand went on sale in February 2023. The company says the tires from the brand achieve a high level of compatibility between low fuel consumption performance, wet grip performance, and long-life performance, “which are usually in conflicting r...
    Pirelli launches revamped B2B tire sales platform for dealers
    Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli announced via press release on 27 January that it has entirely revamped TyreClub+, its B2B tire sales platform that was first launched 10 years ago, to offer tire dealers a better digital experience. The site is said to include plenty of new functionality such as real-time monitoring of deliveries, more straightforward order management, access to data and statistics, and all the latest news from Pirelli, the release added. The company said its latest version ...
    Goodyear announces cost savings actions on weak replacement tire demand
    US tire manufacturer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, announced in a press release dated 27 January that it is implementing cost savings actions in response to a challenging industry environment and cost pressure driven by inflation. It said planned rationalization and workforce reorganization would result in an approximately 5% reduction in salaried staff globally, or about 500 positions. The company said its global replacement tire industry demand remained weak in the fourth quarter...
    Falken Tyre launches two new flagship tires
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries-owned Japanese tire manufacturer Falken Tyre has announced the launch of the latest flagship tires, which, the company claims, has garnered popularity in Europe and North America. In a press release dated 16 January, the company announced the launch of AZENIS FK520L tires for premium vehicles and AZENIS FK520 tires made for all-around performance on wet road surfaces. The tires are available in 68 sizes at launch and will first go on sale in Japan on 1 March before ...
    Hankook Tire appoints President of Hankook Tire America
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology Co has announced executive promotions at its North American subsidiary, naming Rob Williams as President of Hankook Tire America Corp, according to a press release dated 9 January. Additionally, Jong Jin (JJ) Park has been promoted to Vice President of USA PC/LT Sales, Intae (Ted) Choi has been promoted to VP of North American Marketing Strategy, and Byoungjoe (Joe) Park has been named Vice President of Corporate Management, the rel...
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