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Automotive suppliers top $10 billion with first half merger activities

Traverse City, Michigan – Seemingly unworried about wobbly global markets, automotive suppliers are wheeling and…

22nd August 2016 > Read More

Continental sees ASEAN region as “very interesting” for growth

London – Continental AG has set its sights on growth in the ASEAN region, the…

22nd August 2016 > Read More

Japan turns over €53m natural rubber plant to Philippines

Manila, Philippines – Japan has turned over a natural rubber processing plant to the Philippines,…

22nd August 2016 > Read More

Chinese carbon black maker Black Cat posts net loss

Jingdezhen, China – Jiangxi Black Cat, China’s largest carbon black maker, posted 57 million yuan…

22nd August 2016 > Read More

Bridgestone breaks ground on Canadian plant expansion

Joliette, Quebec – Bridgestone Canada Inc. has broken ground on the previously announced $250 million…

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Mesnac reports historic operating loss in H1 2016

Qingdao, China – Mesnac reported an operating loss of 63 million yuan (€8.4 million) for…

19th August 2016 > Read More

Orion to close French plant by year-end

Luxembourg – Orion Engineered Carbons has confirmed that the company’s French subsidiary will close down…

19th August 2016 > Read More

Opinion: Goodyear must be open about Danville

London – Goodyear this week confirmed that there had been another fatality at its tire…

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Tanzania to build new tire factory – report

Dodoma, Tanzania – A senior Tanzanian official has ruled out reports about revamping the 1969…

19th August 2016 > Read More

Wacker silicones business posts 21% growth in Q2

Munich, Germany – Wacker AG’s silicones business has posted a 21-percent growth in earnings in…

18th August 2016 > Read More

Trelleborg acquires German AVS company

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg is acquiring Freudenberg-owned manufacturer of vibration control components and systems Schwab…

17th August 2016 > Read More

Hankook reports 54% rise in Q2 earnings

Seoul – South Korean tire-maker Hankook has posted a strong second quarter, with operating profit showing more…

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Freudenberg Medical appoints new CEO

Carpinteria, California – Freudenberg Medical has appointed Max Gisbert Kley as its chief executive officer,…

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Abbott, Kraton sign distribution agreement

Cerritos, California – RD Abbott Co. Inc. has signed an agreement with Kraton Performance Polymers…

17th August 2016 > Read More