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Michelin restructures, names Europe North CEO

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has launched a previously-announced restructuring, which will reform the business…

9th January 2018 > Read More

NHTSA investigating alleged Goodyear tire failures

Washington—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into alleged failures of Goodyear…

9th January 2018 > Read More

Autonomous vehicles to take 26% market-share by 2040

Southfield, Michigan –  More than 33 million autonomous vehicles (AVs) – representing around 26% of…

9th January 2018 > Read More

Micheldever, Kumho end distribution partnership in UK 

London – UK tire distributor Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) and Kumho Tyre UK Ltd (KTUK)…

9th January 2018 > Read More

Zeon raises TPE prices

Tokyo – Zeon Corp is raising prices for certain thermoplastic elastomers globally, the company announced…

9th January 2018 > Read More

China’s Eastar to start up EPDM plant

Dongying, China – Tongzhou Chemical, a subsidiary of chemical conglomerate China Eastar Group, is planning…

7th January 2018 > Read More

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