ERJ staff report (DS)
Birmingham, UK -- Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is to buy aircraft tyre equipment from the Yokohama Rubber Company Limited. The deal covers tyre building equipment for new radial and cross-ply tyres and testing equipment, including an additional dynamometer that will enable DATL to bring new products to market more quickly. The equipment will be transferred to DATL's Birmingham factory, "within a few months," said the company.
Last year, Yokohama, which has a strong reputation in Japan for aircraft tyres, announced that it was withdrawing the Yokohama brand name from the aircraft tyre business.
DATL said the move will expand Dunlop's manufacturing capacity so that the Birmingham-based company can further boost its range with products such as radial main tyres for the Boeing 777.
â€œThis agreement means that Yokohama's former aircraft tyre customers will continue to have the opportunity to benefit from bias and radial tyre products under the internationally recognised Dunlop brand nameâ€.
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