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UK car sales slide in 2017 on Brexit, diesel fears

London – UK car sales suffered their biggest annual slide since the global recession, stunted…

7th January 2018 > Read More

Bosch, Conti to buy stakes in digital mapping firm

Munich, Germany – German suppliers Robert Bosch and Continental said they each plan to acquire…

7th January 2018 > Read More

Cooper Tire Europe names new DACH general manager

Melksham, UK – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has appointed Michael Lutz as…

7th January 2018 > Read More

Trelleborg sealing unit to consolidate operations in US

Aurora, Ohio—Trelleborg AB’s Sealing Profiles unit has unveiled plans for a new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing hub in Aurora,…

6th January 2018 > Read More

NR markets finish 2017 with a whimper

London – Natural rubber (NR) prices remained weak in the final month of 2017, despite…

5th January 2018 > Read More

Cooper recalls 41,000 tires in US for possible belt separation

Washington – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 41,014 tires for possible belt separation,…

5th January 2018 > Read More

German new-car sales up nearly 3% in 2017

Berlin – German new-car sales rose 2.7% last year to 3.44 million vehicles but registrations…

5th January 2018 > Read More

New head appointed for SRI’s Turkish facility

Çankiri, Turkey – Masatsugu Nishino has been named as the new president of Sumitomo Rubber…

5th January 2018 > Read More

Henniges adds plant in China

Suzhou, China — Henniges Automotive Holdings Inc. is expanding in China with the addition of…

5th January 2018 > Read More

Arlanxeo rolls out TrendMiner software to plants

Houston, Texas – Arlanxeo, a manufacturer of synthetic rubber and elastomers, is implementing TrendMiner software…

5th January 2018 > Read More

One in five truck tires fail German surveillance test

Frankfurt, Germany –  Almost 20% of truck tires have failed to meet the rolling resistance…

4th January 2018 > Read More

Michelin, Sumitomo form wholesale JV in US

Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) and Sumitomo Corp. of Americas (SCOA)…

4th January 2018 > Read More

Toyoda Gosei affected by Toray falsified data

Tokyo – Japanese automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei (TG) has announced that some of its products…

4th January 2018 > Read More

Italian machinery sector set to post record year

Milan, Italy – The Italian plastic and rubber machinery manufacturing sector is set to post…

4th January 2018 > Read More