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  1. Coronavirus: Continental Cancels 2020 Outlook
  2. Michelin group executives to take 25% pay cut due to Covid-19
  3. Hankook Tire buying back shares to enhance shareholder value
  4. DUNLOP COMMITTED TO THOSE WHO HAVE TO STILL TAKE THE ROAD
  5. Bridgestone responds to postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  6. Trump signs Covid-19 Economic Stimulus Package into Law
  7. Dunlop says “Don’t Take The Road” during national lockdown
  8. Michelin Group responds to Covid-19 health crisis
  9. E-CUBE is ready and waiting to impact UK tyre market after the Coronavirus
  10. US manufacturers ask Congress to act in response to Covid-19
  11. Michelin begins shutdown of US, Canadian plants due to Covid-19
  12. Apollo Tyres Leadership takes pay cut
  13. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY OUTLINES COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
  14. THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 postponed due to coronavirus
  15. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Doubles Down on Hygiene Protocols for Customers’ Continued Safety
  16. Michelin has been voted “Tyre Manufacture of the Year” for the second consecutive year
  17. Illicit Trade a threat to Tyre Business
  18. Heineken F1 Joburg Festival postponed
  19. Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre soon to be released in SA
  20. Goodyear First to Achieve Key Labelling mark for Fuel Efficiency and Extreme Traction
  21. Michelin wins Tire Technology of the Year Award
  22. New products and innovations from Yokohama
  23. Automotive aftermarket guidelines: How beneficial is this to consumers?
  24. Goodyear introduces the age of rechargeable tyres at the Geneva Motor Show
  25. Bridgestone and Top Olympians drive SA Hopes
  26. Geneva Motor Show cancelled due to Coronavirus
  27. Pirelli inaugurates new Tyre Development Simulator
  28. Goodyear first to achieve key mark for fuel efficiency and extreme traction
  29. Maxxis launches new global website
  30. Continental and Korsda bring first series tyres with Cokoon dip technology onto the road
  31. Tyrexpo Africa postponed due to Corona Virus
  32. Michelin Airless Tyre soon to become a reality
  33. Michelin commits to safer mobility at Global Road Safety Conference
  34. Goodyear confirmed as official tyre supplier for Pure ETCR
  35. Firestone to partner with agricultural co-operatives to deliver fuel savings
  36. Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired Company for fourth consecutive year
  37. HANKOOK partners with AMAZON for Tyre Compound Prediction Modelling
  38. THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 to attract exhibitors from more than 40 countries
  39. 2019 sees Bridgestone EMEA, in partnership with leading car manufacturers, showcasing new technologies
  40. Goodyear reports Q4 loss, tyre unit sales down 2%
  41. TIGER WHEEL & TYRE ERMELO REOPENS
  42. Apollo Tyres continues to gain market share in replacement market
  43. Pirelli begins development of tyres in preparation for the 2021 World Rally Championship
  44. Goodyear introduces Complete Tyre Management for Fleets
  45. Bridgestone Plants Receive Highest Rating from Caterpillar
  46. Kumho Tires chosen as OE on Audi’s Q5 Series
  47. PIRELLI PRESENTS PAOLO ROVERSI’S “LOOKING FOR JULIET”, THE 2020 PIRELLI CALENDAR, IN VERONA
  48. MICHELIN NAMED AMONG ‘WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES’
  49. YOKOHAMA NAMED ON 2019 CLIMATE CHANGE A LIST
  50. Continental Tires/Vodafone To Develop Digital Shield to protect Pedestrians and Cyclists
  51. Sumitomo Rubber Industries to work with Ibaraki University to establish new technique to observe materials within tyre rubber
  52. Bridgestone Wins Design Rights Infringement Lawsuit in China
  53. TiAuto and SAPS Seize Counterfeit Black Rhino Wheels in Cross-Country Raids
  54. Michelin joins fight against climate change
  55. 2020 Dakar Rally glory for standard Goodyear tyres
  56. Manchester United and Apollo Tyres launch United We Play
  57. Vipal Rubber celebrates 15 years of partnership with Tyre & Retread Supplies in SA
  58. Goodyear Selects VI-grade Driving Simulators to Increase Product Development Capabilities
  59. Goodyear launches ‘AndGo’ fleet servicing platform at CES
  60. Schrader TPMS Solutions introduces EZ-Sensor GO
  61. Hankook Tire Europe open new office in Vienna
  62. Goodyear launches Venture Capital Fund
  63. The European Tyre Label gets a makeover
  64. NTB Tire & Service debuts ‘Shop of the Future’ in South Carolina
  65. Vipal Training Centre in Europe, trained 15 companies in 2019
  66. Bridgestone to Showcase Global Mobility Solutions at CES 2020
  67. Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins award for excellence at 2019 Discovery Insure Partner Awards
  68. Road side tyre inspections
  69. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!
  70. Apollo Tyres and Ashok Leyland collaborate for driver health initiatives
  71. Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?
  72. Hankook Tire Introduces Artificial Intelligence for Compound Development
  73. F1 teams unanimously reject Pirelli’s 2020 tyre design
  74. E-CUBE’s presence in the market continues to grow
  75. These cars could win the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year!
  76. TyreLife Solutions to distribute Momo Tires in SA
  77. Continental Tyre South Africa produces the first 19-inch tyres in South Africa
  78. Apollo Tyres Enters Saudi Arabia
  79. Toyo Tire Corp. Sells Portion of its Stock in Bridgestone
  80. Cooper Tire, Sailun Vietnam celebrate first tyre at joint venture plant
  81. Continental Provides Unique Insight into Performance and Safety Benefits of Premium Tyres
  82. Computers on wheels – don’t be intimidated
  83. President Trump Makes No Decision by Deadline on Section 232 Tariffs for Foreign-Made Cars, Parts
  84. Semi-finalists announced for 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year
  85. Three simple checks to save you money on your tyres
  86. Continental Tyre South Africa Recognised as a Top Employer for Third Consecutive Year
  87. Goodyear is official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour
  88. BKT Creates New Website for Sports Marketing Partnerships
  89. Shiny New Premises for Tiger Wheel & Tyre Durban CBD
  90. Nexen Tire Hosts Tech Center Grand Opening, Showcases R&D & Commitment to North America
  91. Bridgestone Tyre and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Village
  92. Tiger Wheel & Tyre reinvents X-Sure Road Hazard Guarantee
  93. More sizes for the Galaxy Yardmaster Forklift Range
  94. CAUTION! WORN TYRES CAN KILL!
  95. A growing resentment to part-worn tyres in the UK
  96. First World Endurance win for Goodyear at Shanghai 4h
  97. Hunter Engineering Company Named 2019 SEMA Manufacturer of the Year
  98. Yokohama Sweeps SEMA New Product Awards Tire Category
  99. Bridgestone B-BBEE levels lead industry
  100. Continental Tyre SA’s Shaun Uys selected as Africa MD of the Year by Global 100
  101. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Campaign Celebrates Tyres that are “Best in the Wet”
  102. Tiger Wheel & Tyre ranked Number One in Service Excellence
  103. The equivalent of 30 jumbo jets crash in South Africa every year
  104. Goodyear to supply European Le Mans Series teams
  105. New Al-based technology from Sumitomo Rubber is launched
  106. The Vredestein Traxion+ makes way for the Traxion 65
  107. Bridgestone continue supporting of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by 2030 as Title Sponsor
  108. HISTORY IN THE MAKING! – Significant partnership between Bridgestone and SA Taxi announced
  109. KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award
  110. TYRE THEFT POSES SERIOUS RISK TO INDUSTRY
  111. Point S to enter Chinese market
  112. Goodyear announces return to British Touring Car Championship
  113. Nokian Tyres Launches All-Weather Tyre Campaign
  114. Vredestein’s Live the Land campaign won a gold trophy at AutoVision 2019
  115. Michelin Receives 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award
  116. Michelin wins Bronze at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards
  117. Double podium for Goodyear at FIA World Endurance Championship Fuji 6 hours
  118. Falken set for the football season: brand backs eighteen clubs in seven countries
  119. More people keeping their cars for longer
  120. Continental sets sights firmly on Vision Zero future
  121. Falken factory-fit for Audi Q3
  122. Energy Harvester generates electricity from inside tyres
  123. First self-contained engineering-class driving simulator unveiled, capable of validating the latest automotive megatrends
  124. Tyre, Wheel Jargon made easy – Tiger Wheel & Tyre explains
  125. Bridgestone EMEA appoints Mete Ekin to lead Bridgestone’s Emerging Market business
  126. Automechanika Johannesburg provides blend of displays, activation and training opportunities
  127. Bridgestone to supply solar car tires using fuel-efficient tyre technology to 32 teams competing in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
  128. Nokian, Pirelli, Hankook Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
  129. California Enacts Law Prohibiting Installation of Unsafe Tyres
  130. Goodyear to Pay $6.73 Million After Man Dies Following Tire Explosion, Louisiana Judge Rules
  131. BREAKING NEWS: New African car brand debuts at Automechanika Johannesburg
  132. Top honour for KZN business
  133. 70% OF FLOOR SPACE FOR THE TIRE COLOGNE SOLD TYRE MANUFACTURERS TO HAVE MAJOR PRESENCE
  134. Big prizes to be won at Automechanika Johannesburg
  135. Apollo Tyres sharpens focus on the SUV segment in India
  136. Bridgestone Tyre Guarantee Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
  137. Continental Designs Tomorrow’s Tyre
  138. Transense Technologies to collaborate with Bridgestone
  139. Fleet management embraces tech future
  140. Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA Motor Industry over next five years
  141. Continental tyres highly successful in Original Equipment market
  142. MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 named World’s Fastest Street Legal Tyre
  143. BREAKING NEWS! Former SATMC Managing Executive charged for fraud
  144. Falken is OEM for new Toyota Corolla
  145. Pirelli P Zero Named Best Performance Tire by Evo Magazine
  146. Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives
  147. Bridgestone EMEA announces senior leadership
  148. Michelin Indestructible Tire
  149. Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh time
  150. China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Autos, Auto Parts
  151. Apollo Tyres forges ahead to tap the tyre market for Commercial Fleets
  152. Continental releases Q2 results
  153. AutoTrader invests in Festival Of Motoring and NAAMSA Conference
  154. BKT Tires puts plans for US plant on hold
  155. Sumitomo Rubber takes safety to the road
  156. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Bedford Centre
  157. Yokohama Rubber Announces First-Half Fiscal Results
  158. Rand weighs heavily on fuel picture – AA
  159. Toyo Establishes New R&D Center in Germany
  160. A professional service provider in tire and automotive equipment
  161. E-CUBE poised to mark its first anniversary with further innovations and success
  162. Toyo Tire Will Establish New Plant in Republic of Serbia
  163. Nokian Heavy Tyres Acquires Finnish Heavy Equipment Wheel Company
  164. Michelin announces price increase in Africa, India and Middle East region
  165. Cooper Releases Q2 Financial Result
  166. Productive show for Vipal Rubber – ProfiAuto Show 2019, in Poland
  167. Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo – more than 70% of floor space booked
  168. Davanti to exhibit Protoura Sport at CITEXPO in Shanghai
  169. Mixed picture again for fuel price – AA
  170. Michelin Introduces Next-Generation Tweel for Skid Steers
  171. Hankook Tire Extends Partnership with DTM
  172. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Offers Free Women’s Month Tyre & Road Safety Wellness Workshops
  173. Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  174. Toyo Tire Will Strengthen Production at US Facility
  175. Bridgestone prepares for the future with €36 million commitment to smart factory project
  176. Cooper Tire recalls sizes of several tire lines
  177. Algeria’s first tire company to exhibit in CITEXPO in Shanghai in August!
  178. Goodyear to Test Tire Components Aboard International Space Station
  179. Treadzone secures exclusivity of MRL in SA
  180. Continental is Main Partner of Tour de France 2019
  181. Goodyear offered tyres for every major aviation segment and highlighted its innovation at Paris Air Show
  182. Goodyear Annual Report Highlights Evolving Commitment To Corporate Responsibility
  183. Nokian Heavy Tyres R&D Center to reach full capacity in 2021
  184. Yokohama Receives Subaru Supplier Award
  185. Auto Care Association President Testifies on China Tariffs
  186. Bridgestone introduces Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology that requires less materials and cuts CO2 emissions
  187. Continental begins tyre testing at new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center
  188. Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO
  189. Michelin, GM Show Off Uptis – an Airless Tire Prototype – at Movin’On Summit
  190. Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR with Flight Radial Tyres
  191. Nexen Tire opens new R&D hub in Seoul
  192. Two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference
  193. Argos alignment innovation creates a huge impression at Autopromotec 2019
  194. Autopromotec – A productive meeting point for SD-International
  195. Apollo Tyres introduces EnduMaxx brand of light truck tyres for the Indian market
  196. Goodyear announces return to Le Mans 24 hours and FIA World Endurance Championship
  197. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance – the high performance, fuel saving tyre now produced in South Africa
  198. Continuation of Underground Mining and Agricultural Tyre production at the Port Elizabeth Plant
  199. China International Tire Expo 2019 will take place on August 19-21
  200. Triangle showcases its latest product innovations at Autopromotec 2019
  201. Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Now Welcoming Customers in Groblersdal
  202. Michelin to supply tyres to Gulf Air new aircraft fleet
  203. Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO
  204. Michelin Announces Winners of ‘Inspiring Mobility’ Global Challenge
  205. Bridgestone India hiking solar power capacity for Chakan & Kheda site operation
  206. Growing truck sales bode well for Futuroad Expo
  207. Visitor registration opens for Automechanika Johannesburg
  208. Apollo opens its first tyre service centre in Malaysia
  209. Vipal Rubber celebrates the upturn in the tyre retreading market in Europe
  210. Continental Becomes Official Tyre Sponsor of Total Africa Cup of Nations Until 2023
  211. Michelin’s recycling efforts #EP3
  212. Giti Tire USA Continues to Expand Production at U.S. Plant
  213. Tip Top releases cement-free Extruder Rope Rubber for Retread Industry
  214. Artificial Intelligence strategic priority for Michelin
  215. Goodyear to invest US$36m in off-the-road tyre production
  216. Bridgestone Reports ‘Steady Progress’ on 100% Sustainability by 2050
  217. A sales explosion at Magna Tyres
  218. Goodyear reports 1st quarter 2019 results
  219. Goodyear’s ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort with superior wet braking and dry handling performance
  220. U.S. To Hike Tariffs 25% on $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Imports
  221. Moody’s downgrades Goodyear’s credit rating
  222. Fraunhofer Institutes develops synthetic rubber ‘BISYKA’ for tyre manufacturing
  223. 14 of the best car tyres for 2019
  224. China’s Sunsine Chemical investing in new rubber chemical site in Shandong
  225. BestDrive Continues Expansion Across Southern Africa
  226. SRSA tackles township unemployment by supporting entrepreneurship
  227. Bandag/BTS Conference 2019 unveils new branding
  228. Bridgestone opens second mining solution centre in Australia
  229. Bridgestone Reports Progress of Tire Recycling Effort
  230. General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5
  231. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Borrowdale, Harare
  232. Goodyear Europe announce they are removing Dunlop from their registered name
  233. Vipal distributor in Europe opens new training center
  234. Prizes valued at R1.67 million awarded to support SRSA’s ongoing safety drive
  235. Petrol price ominous, diesel flat – AA
  236. Japanese moon mission to roll on Bridgestone rubber
  237. Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for 7th Straight Year
  238. BKT Inaugurates New European Headquarters in Italy
  239. European wholesalers invade Asian tyre show for new non Chinese partnerships
  240. Bridgestone Closes 13 Firestone Stores in Utah
  241. Goodyear Tire to cut 1 000+ jobs at German plants in plan to modernise facilities
  242. Marangoni in ‘crisis’ talks with Italian Government
  243. Test World further extends its track facilities
  244. Ford to offer 2020 Explorer with Michelin selfseal tyres
  245. ContiLogger: Continental Consults its OTR Customers Using Tyre and Vehicle Telemetry
  246. Continental’s Cutting-Edge Tyres Set the Benchmark for Safety and Performance
  247. Michelin North America (Canada) is Forbes top employer in 2019
  248. Zululand Motorists Vote Tiger Wheel & Tyre “Best Tyre Fitment Centre”
  249. Strong focus on innovation, skills development and “buy local” at upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg
  250. Eight new sizes for the Nokian Tractor King
  251. Increased winter speed performance from Pirelli
  252. Six new patterns and the launch of ‘Hobby Tyres’ by Yokohama
  253. Michelin return to Geneva Motor Show
  254. Michelin, Faurecia Sign JV to Create Hydrogen Mobility Company
  255. Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on Autonomous Shuttles
  256. Apollo Tyres wins the Golden Peacock Award 2019 for ‘Innovative Product & Service’
  257. Public debut of new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport range at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019
  258. The Goodyear AERO – A Concept Tyre for Autonomous, Flying Cars
  259. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall, Kuruman
  260. Kumho Tire Appoints Jeon Dae-Jin as President, CEO
  261. Bridgestone widens consumers’ access to their tyre-brands
  262. HAPPY WITH HIS WHEELS!
  263. Petlas’s new tire “PT-TRAC” shines at SIMA Show
  264. Increases abound for embattled consumers
  265. Cooper Tire Europe expand into the All-Season market
  266. Danish firm Elysium Nordic’s pyrolysis site functional by 2021
  267. Michelin acquires majority stakes in Indonesian tyre brand Multistrada
  268. Guizhou to invest $500 million in Vietnam tyre site
  269. Continental Drives Development of Digital Solutions for Construction and Mining Sectors
  270. ContiTech South Africa attains 51% black ownership in local empowerment deal
  271. Continental becomes one of the five Main Partners of the Tour de France in 2019
  272. Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces On Autonomous Shuttles
  273. THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength
  274. Festival of Motoring is a four-day extravaganza!
  275. FALKEN GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH IN EUROPE
  276. Apollo Tyres 3rd quarter revenue up 16%
  277. VMI Group opens new Service centre in Thailand
  278. Continental becomes Founding Partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series
  279. Vredestein to launch new Traxion range for small tractors
  280. Indian tyre industry to grow 7-9% in next five years
  281. SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of the Year
  282. Falken Tyre Motorsport launch new Porsche racing car for 2019 season
  283. Autopromotec release IAM19 conference schedule
  284. A new line of trailer tyre from Giti
  285. Michelin concludes acquisition of Canadian firm Camso
  286. Kumho signs tyre tech agreement with Pakistani battery producer
  287. Ambitious moves for the future in Poland for VMI
  288. Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System
  289. Vipal’s VRT3 tread achieves superior performance in Europe
  290. Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Motorcycle Tyre
  291. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Customers Sweep High-Value Prizes in Pirelli Scorpion KTM Promotion
  292. Dakar Rally podium finish for Team De Rooy with all four trucks in the top ten on Goodyear truck tyres
  293. SEMA Hall Of Fame Seeks Nominations
  294. Magna Tyres to expand South African Profile
  295. Another year of awful festive road death fatalities
  296. Pirelli Celebrates Opening of P Zero World Dubai
  297. Falken Tires Gains OE Fitment on Subaru’s New Crosstrek Hybrid
  298. Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With Self-Driving Test Vehicles
  299. Bridgestone BATTLAX Motorcycle Tires Selected as Original Equipment on Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
  300. Goodyear Blimp Named Honorary Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  301. Vipal Rubber installs first buffing machine outside of Latin America
  302. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Offers Free Wheel Collision (TM) Membership with Purchase of Selected Premium Brand Wheels
  303. During the morning
  304. But probably all the more
  305. Certainly must have rung
  306. It was even later than
  307. To go right up close
  308. Funny sort of business
  309. He’d fall right off his desk
  310. Gone up to the boss
  311. Worries about making
  312. Top of that there’s the Athletics
  313. He always rolled back
  314. Every pleasure is to be
  315. To take a trivial example
  316. These matters to this principle
  317. These cases are perfectly
  318. When I hear the buzz
  319. I lie close to the earth
  320. Pring which I enjoy
  321. Mirror of my soul
  322. Would I could describe
  323. Heaven and earth seem
  324. Presence of the Almighty
  325. However a small line
  326. About the blind texts almost
  327. It is a paradisematic country
  328. The lights divided
  329. The coast of the Semantics
  330. Supplies it with the necessary
  331. Made open likeness
  332. She hasn’t been rewritten
  333. Dragged her into their agency
  334. Had grass morning
  335. Where they abused her
  336. Nothing the copy said could
  337. Heaven it in so upon so life
  338. Said could convince her and
  339. Around and return to its own
  340. Plants are noticed by me
  341. Simple and regular than
  342. Replenish itself
  343. Came from it would have been
  344. Pityful a rethoric ques
  345. If several languages coalesce
  346. When I hear the buzz
  347. Spirit gathered divided
  348. Cattle i green first good
  349. Pronunciation more common
  350. She reached the first hills
  351. To achieve this it would be necessary
  352. I neglect my talents
  353. She packed her seven versalia
  354. Heaven and earth seem
  355. The blind texts it is an almost
  356. I should be incapable
  357. Evening be whose seasons
  358. Plants are noticed by me
Thursday, April 9, 2020
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  1. Coronavirus: Continental Cancels 2020 Outlook
  2. Michelin group executives to take 25% pay cut due to Covid-19
  3. Hankook Tire buying back shares to enhance shareholder value
  4. DUNLOP COMMITTED TO THOSE WHO HAVE TO STILL TAKE THE ROAD
  5. Bridgestone responds to postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  6. Trump signs Covid-19 Economic Stimulus Package into Law
  7. Dunlop says “Don’t Take The Road” during national lockdown
  8. Michelin Group responds to Covid-19 health crisis
  9. E-CUBE is ready and waiting to impact UK tyre market after the Coronavirus
  10. US manufacturers ask Congress to act in response to Covid-19
  11. Michelin begins shutdown of US, Canadian plants due to Covid-19
  12. Apollo Tyres Leadership takes pay cut
  13. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY OUTLINES COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
  14. THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 postponed due to coronavirus
  15. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Doubles Down on Hygiene Protocols for Customers’ Continued Safety
  16. Michelin has been voted “Tyre Manufacture of the Year” for the second consecutive year
  17. Illicit Trade a threat to Tyre Business
  18. Heineken F1 Joburg Festival postponed
  19. Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre soon to be released in SA
  20. Goodyear First to Achieve Key Labelling mark for Fuel Efficiency and Extreme Traction
  21. Michelin wins Tire Technology of the Year Award
  22. New products and innovations from Yokohama
  23. Automotive aftermarket guidelines: How beneficial is this to consumers?
  24. Goodyear introduces the age of rechargeable tyres at the Geneva Motor Show
  25. Bridgestone and Top Olympians drive SA Hopes
  26. Geneva Motor Show cancelled due to Coronavirus
  27. Pirelli inaugurates new Tyre Development Simulator
  28. Goodyear first to achieve key mark for fuel efficiency and extreme traction
  29. Maxxis launches new global website
  30. Continental and Korsda bring first series tyres with Cokoon dip technology onto the road
  31. Tyrexpo Africa postponed due to Corona Virus
  32. Michelin Airless Tyre soon to become a reality
  33. Michelin commits to safer mobility at Global Road Safety Conference
  34. Goodyear confirmed as official tyre supplier for Pure ETCR
  35. Firestone to partner with agricultural co-operatives to deliver fuel savings
  36. Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired Company for fourth consecutive year
  37. HANKOOK partners with AMAZON for Tyre Compound Prediction Modelling
  38. THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 to attract exhibitors from more than 40 countries
  39. 2019 sees Bridgestone EMEA, in partnership with leading car manufacturers, showcasing new technologies
  40. Goodyear reports Q4 loss, tyre unit sales down 2%
  41. TIGER WHEEL & TYRE ERMELO REOPENS
  42. Apollo Tyres continues to gain market share in replacement market
  43. Pirelli begins development of tyres in preparation for the 2021 World Rally Championship
  44. Goodyear introduces Complete Tyre Management for Fleets
  45. Bridgestone Plants Receive Highest Rating from Caterpillar
  46. Kumho Tires chosen as OE on Audi’s Q5 Series
  47. PIRELLI PRESENTS PAOLO ROVERSI’S “LOOKING FOR JULIET”, THE 2020 PIRELLI CALENDAR, IN VERONA
  48. MICHELIN NAMED AMONG ‘WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES’
  49. YOKOHAMA NAMED ON 2019 CLIMATE CHANGE A LIST
  50. Continental Tires/Vodafone To Develop Digital Shield to protect Pedestrians and Cyclists
  51. Sumitomo Rubber Industries to work with Ibaraki University to establish new technique to observe materials within tyre rubber
  52. Bridgestone Wins Design Rights Infringement Lawsuit in China
  53. TiAuto and SAPS Seize Counterfeit Black Rhino Wheels in Cross-Country Raids
  54. Michelin joins fight against climate change
  55. 2020 Dakar Rally glory for standard Goodyear tyres
  56. Manchester United and Apollo Tyres launch United We Play
  57. Vipal Rubber celebrates 15 years of partnership with Tyre & Retread Supplies in SA
  58. Goodyear Selects VI-grade Driving Simulators to Increase Product Development Capabilities
  59. Goodyear launches ‘AndGo’ fleet servicing platform at CES
  60. Schrader TPMS Solutions introduces EZ-Sensor GO
  61. Hankook Tire Europe open new office in Vienna
  62. Goodyear launches Venture Capital Fund
  63. The European Tyre Label gets a makeover
  64. NTB Tire & Service debuts ‘Shop of the Future’ in South Carolina
  65. Vipal Training Centre in Europe, trained 15 companies in 2019
  66. Bridgestone to Showcase Global Mobility Solutions at CES 2020
  67. Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins award for excellence at 2019 Discovery Insure Partner Awards
  68. Road side tyre inspections
  69. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!
  70. Apollo Tyres and Ashok Leyland collaborate for driver health initiatives
  71. Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?
  72. Hankook Tire Introduces Artificial Intelligence for Compound Development
  73. F1 teams unanimously reject Pirelli’s 2020 tyre design
  74. E-CUBE’s presence in the market continues to grow
  75. These cars could win the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year!
  76. TyreLife Solutions to distribute Momo Tires in SA
  77. Continental Tyre South Africa produces the first 19-inch tyres in South Africa
  78. Apollo Tyres Enters Saudi Arabia
  79. Toyo Tire Corp. Sells Portion of its Stock in Bridgestone
  80. Cooper Tire, Sailun Vietnam celebrate first tyre at joint venture plant
  81. Continental Provides Unique Insight into Performance and Safety Benefits of Premium Tyres
  82. Computers on wheels – don’t be intimidated
  83. President Trump Makes No Decision by Deadline on Section 232 Tariffs for Foreign-Made Cars, Parts
  84. Semi-finalists announced for 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year
  85. Three simple checks to save you money on your tyres
  86. Continental Tyre South Africa Recognised as a Top Employer for Third Consecutive Year
  87. Goodyear is official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour
  88. BKT Creates New Website for Sports Marketing Partnerships
  89. Shiny New Premises for Tiger Wheel & Tyre Durban CBD
  90. Nexen Tire Hosts Tech Center Grand Opening, Showcases R&D & Commitment to North America
  91. Bridgestone Tyre and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Village
  92. Tiger Wheel & Tyre reinvents X-Sure Road Hazard Guarantee
  93. More sizes for the Galaxy Yardmaster Forklift Range
  94. CAUTION! WORN TYRES CAN KILL!
  95. A growing resentment to part-worn tyres in the UK
  96. First World Endurance win for Goodyear at Shanghai 4h
  97. Hunter Engineering Company Named 2019 SEMA Manufacturer of the Year
  98. Yokohama Sweeps SEMA New Product Awards Tire Category
  99. Bridgestone B-BBEE levels lead industry
  100. Continental Tyre SA’s Shaun Uys selected as Africa MD of the Year by Global 100
  101. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Campaign Celebrates Tyres that are “Best in the Wet”
  102. Tiger Wheel & Tyre ranked Number One in Service Excellence
  103. The equivalent of 30 jumbo jets crash in South Africa every year
  104. Goodyear to supply European Le Mans Series teams
  105. New Al-based technology from Sumitomo Rubber is launched
  106. The Vredestein Traxion+ makes way for the Traxion 65
  107. Bridgestone continue supporting of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by 2030 as Title Sponsor
  108. HISTORY IN THE MAKING! – Significant partnership between Bridgestone and SA Taxi announced
  109. KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award
  110. TYRE THEFT POSES SERIOUS RISK TO INDUSTRY
  111. Point S to enter Chinese market
  112. Goodyear announces return to British Touring Car Championship
  113. Nokian Tyres Launches All-Weather Tyre Campaign
  114. Vredestein’s Live the Land campaign won a gold trophy at AutoVision 2019
  115. Michelin Receives 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award
  116. Michelin wins Bronze at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards
  117. Double podium for Goodyear at FIA World Endurance Championship Fuji 6 hours
  118. Falken set for the football season: brand backs eighteen clubs in seven countries
  119. More people keeping their cars for longer
  120. Continental sets sights firmly on Vision Zero future
  121. Falken factory-fit for Audi Q3
  122. Energy Harvester generates electricity from inside tyres
  123. First self-contained engineering-class driving simulator unveiled, capable of validating the latest automotive megatrends
  124. Tyre, Wheel Jargon made easy – Tiger Wheel & Tyre explains
  125. Bridgestone EMEA appoints Mete Ekin to lead Bridgestone’s Emerging Market business
  126. Automechanika Johannesburg provides blend of displays, activation and training opportunities
  127. Bridgestone to supply solar car tires using fuel-efficient tyre technology to 32 teams competing in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
  128. Nokian, Pirelli, Hankook Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
  129. California Enacts Law Prohibiting Installation of Unsafe Tyres
  130. Goodyear to Pay $6.73 Million After Man Dies Following Tire Explosion, Louisiana Judge Rules
  131. BREAKING NEWS: New African car brand debuts at Automechanika Johannesburg
  132. Top honour for KZN business
  133. 70% OF FLOOR SPACE FOR THE TIRE COLOGNE SOLD TYRE MANUFACTURERS TO HAVE MAJOR PRESENCE
  134. Big prizes to be won at Automechanika Johannesburg
  135. Apollo Tyres sharpens focus on the SUV segment in India
  136. Bridgestone Tyre Guarantee Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
  137. Continental Designs Tomorrow’s Tyre
  138. Transense Technologies to collaborate with Bridgestone
  139. Fleet management embraces tech future
  140. Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA Motor Industry over next five years
  141. Continental tyres highly successful in Original Equipment market
  142. MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 named World’s Fastest Street Legal Tyre
  143. BREAKING NEWS! Former SATMC Managing Executive charged for fraud
  144. Falken is OEM for new Toyota Corolla
  145. Pirelli P Zero Named Best Performance Tire by Evo Magazine
  146. Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives
  147. Bridgestone EMEA announces senior leadership
  148. Michelin Indestructible Tire
  149. Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh time
  150. China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Autos, Auto Parts
  151. Apollo Tyres forges ahead to tap the tyre market for Commercial Fleets
  152. Continental releases Q2 results
  153. AutoTrader invests in Festival Of Motoring and NAAMSA Conference
  154. BKT Tires puts plans for US plant on hold
  155. Sumitomo Rubber takes safety to the road
  156. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Bedford Centre
  157. Yokohama Rubber Announces First-Half Fiscal Results
  158. Rand weighs heavily on fuel picture – AA
  159. Toyo Establishes New R&D Center in Germany
  160. A professional service provider in tire and automotive equipment
  161. E-CUBE poised to mark its first anniversary with further innovations and success
  162. Toyo Tire Will Establish New Plant in Republic of Serbia
  163. Nokian Heavy Tyres Acquires Finnish Heavy Equipment Wheel Company
  164. Michelin announces price increase in Africa, India and Middle East region
  165. Cooper Releases Q2 Financial Result
  166. Productive show for Vipal Rubber – ProfiAuto Show 2019, in Poland
  167. Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo – more than 70% of floor space booked
  168. Davanti to exhibit Protoura Sport at CITEXPO in Shanghai
  169. Mixed picture again for fuel price – AA
  170. Michelin Introduces Next-Generation Tweel for Skid Steers
  171. Hankook Tire Extends Partnership with DTM
  172. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Offers Free Women’s Month Tyre & Road Safety Wellness Workshops
  173. Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  174. Toyo Tire Will Strengthen Production at US Facility
  175. Bridgestone prepares for the future with €36 million commitment to smart factory project
  176. Cooper Tire recalls sizes of several tire lines
  177. Algeria’s first tire company to exhibit in CITEXPO in Shanghai in August!
  178. Goodyear to Test Tire Components Aboard International Space Station
  179. Treadzone secures exclusivity of MRL in SA
  180. Continental is Main Partner of Tour de France 2019
  181. Goodyear offered tyres for every major aviation segment and highlighted its innovation at Paris Air Show
  182. Goodyear Annual Report Highlights Evolving Commitment To Corporate Responsibility
  183. Nokian Heavy Tyres R&D Center to reach full capacity in 2021
  184. Yokohama Receives Subaru Supplier Award
  185. Auto Care Association President Testifies on China Tariffs
  186. Bridgestone introduces Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology that requires less materials and cuts CO2 emissions
  187. Continental begins tyre testing at new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center
  188. Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO
  189. Michelin, GM Show Off Uptis – an Airless Tire Prototype – at Movin’On Summit
  190. Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR with Flight Radial Tyres
  191. Nexen Tire opens new R&D hub in Seoul
  192. Two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference
  193. Argos alignment innovation creates a huge impression at Autopromotec 2019
  194. Autopromotec – A productive meeting point for SD-International
  195. Apollo Tyres introduces EnduMaxx brand of light truck tyres for the Indian market
  196. Goodyear announces return to Le Mans 24 hours and FIA World Endurance Championship
  197. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance – the high performance, fuel saving tyre now produced in South Africa
  198. Continuation of Underground Mining and Agricultural Tyre production at the Port Elizabeth Plant
  199. China International Tire Expo 2019 will take place on August 19-21
  200. Triangle showcases its latest product innovations at Autopromotec 2019
  201. Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Now Welcoming Customers in Groblersdal
  202. Michelin to supply tyres to Gulf Air new aircraft fleet
  203. Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO
  204. Michelin Announces Winners of ‘Inspiring Mobility’ Global Challenge
  205. Bridgestone India hiking solar power capacity for Chakan & Kheda site operation
  206. Growing truck sales bode well for Futuroad Expo
  207. Visitor registration opens for Automechanika Johannesburg
  208. Apollo opens its first tyre service centre in Malaysia
  209. Vipal Rubber celebrates the upturn in the tyre retreading market in Europe
  210. Continental Becomes Official Tyre Sponsor of Total Africa Cup of Nations Until 2023
  211. Michelin’s recycling efforts #EP3
  212. Giti Tire USA Continues to Expand Production at U.S. Plant
  213. Tip Top releases cement-free Extruder Rope Rubber for Retread Industry
  214. Artificial Intelligence strategic priority for Michelin
  215. Goodyear to invest US$36m in off-the-road tyre production
  216. Bridgestone Reports ‘Steady Progress’ on 100% Sustainability by 2050
  217. A sales explosion at Magna Tyres
  218. Goodyear reports 1st quarter 2019 results
  219. Goodyear’s ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort with superior wet braking and dry handling performance
  220. U.S. To Hike Tariffs 25% on $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Imports
  221. Moody’s downgrades Goodyear’s credit rating
  222. Fraunhofer Institutes develops synthetic rubber ‘BISYKA’ for tyre manufacturing
  223. 14 of the best car tyres for 2019
  224. China’s Sunsine Chemical investing in new rubber chemical site in Shandong
  225. BestDrive Continues Expansion Across Southern Africa
  226. SRSA tackles township unemployment by supporting entrepreneurship
  227. Bandag/BTS Conference 2019 unveils new branding
  228. Bridgestone opens second mining solution centre in Australia
  229. Bridgestone Reports Progress of Tire Recycling Effort
  230. General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5
  231. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Borrowdale, Harare
  232. Goodyear Europe announce they are removing Dunlop from their registered name
  233. Vipal distributor in Europe opens new training center
  234. Prizes valued at R1.67 million awarded to support SRSA’s ongoing safety drive
  235. Petrol price ominous, diesel flat – AA
  236. Japanese moon mission to roll on Bridgestone rubber
  237. Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for 7th Straight Year
  238. BKT Inaugurates New European Headquarters in Italy
  239. European wholesalers invade Asian tyre show for new non Chinese partnerships
  240. Bridgestone Closes 13 Firestone Stores in Utah
  241. Goodyear Tire to cut 1 000+ jobs at German plants in plan to modernise facilities
  242. Marangoni in ‘crisis’ talks with Italian Government
  243. Test World further extends its track facilities
  244. Ford to offer 2020 Explorer with Michelin selfseal tyres
  245. ContiLogger: Continental Consults its OTR Customers Using Tyre and Vehicle Telemetry
  246. Continental’s Cutting-Edge Tyres Set the Benchmark for Safety and Performance
  247. Michelin North America (Canada) is Forbes top employer in 2019
  248. Zululand Motorists Vote Tiger Wheel & Tyre “Best Tyre Fitment Centre”
  249. Strong focus on innovation, skills development and “buy local” at upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg
  250. Eight new sizes for the Nokian Tractor King
  251. Increased winter speed performance from Pirelli
  252. Six new patterns and the launch of ‘Hobby Tyres’ by Yokohama
  253. Michelin return to Geneva Motor Show
  254. Michelin, Faurecia Sign JV to Create Hydrogen Mobility Company
  255. Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on Autonomous Shuttles
  256. Apollo Tyres wins the Golden Peacock Award 2019 for ‘Innovative Product & Service’
  257. Public debut of new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport range at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019
  258. The Goodyear AERO – A Concept Tyre for Autonomous, Flying Cars
  259. New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall, Kuruman
  260. Kumho Tire Appoints Jeon Dae-Jin as President, CEO
  261. Bridgestone widens consumers’ access to their tyre-brands
  262. HAPPY WITH HIS WHEELS!
  263. Petlas’s new tire “PT-TRAC” shines at SIMA Show
  264. Increases abound for embattled consumers
  265. Cooper Tire Europe expand into the All-Season market
  266. Danish firm Elysium Nordic’s pyrolysis site functional by 2021
  267. Michelin acquires majority stakes in Indonesian tyre brand Multistrada
  268. Guizhou to invest $500 million in Vietnam tyre site
  269. Continental Drives Development of Digital Solutions for Construction and Mining Sectors
  270. ContiTech South Africa attains 51% black ownership in local empowerment deal
  271. Continental becomes one of the five Main Partners of the Tour de France in 2019
  272. Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces On Autonomous Shuttles
  273. THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength
  274. Festival of Motoring is a four-day extravaganza!
  275. FALKEN GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH IN EUROPE
  276. Apollo Tyres 3rd quarter revenue up 16%
  277. VMI Group opens new Service centre in Thailand
  278. Continental becomes Founding Partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series
  279. Vredestein to launch new Traxion range for small tractors
  280. Indian tyre industry to grow 7-9% in next five years
  281. SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of the Year
  282. Falken Tyre Motorsport launch new Porsche racing car for 2019 season
  283. Autopromotec release IAM19 conference schedule
  284. A new line of trailer tyre from Giti
  285. Michelin concludes acquisition of Canadian firm Camso
  286. Kumho signs tyre tech agreement with Pakistani battery producer
  287. Ambitious moves for the future in Poland for VMI
  288. Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System
  289. Vipal’s VRT3 tread achieves superior performance in Europe
  290. Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Motorcycle Tyre
  291. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Customers Sweep High-Value Prizes in Pirelli Scorpion KTM Promotion
  292. Dakar Rally podium finish for Team De Rooy with all four trucks in the top ten on Goodyear truck tyres
  293. SEMA Hall Of Fame Seeks Nominations
  294. Magna Tyres to expand South African Profile
  295. Another year of awful festive road death fatalities
  296. Pirelli Celebrates Opening of P Zero World Dubai
  297. Falken Tires Gains OE Fitment on Subaru’s New Crosstrek Hybrid
  298. Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With Self-Driving Test Vehicles
  299. Bridgestone BATTLAX Motorcycle Tires Selected as Original Equipment on Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
  300. Goodyear Blimp Named Honorary Member of College Football Hall of Fame
  301. Vipal Rubber installs first buffing machine outside of Latin America
  302. Tiger Wheel & Tyre Offers Free Wheel Collision (TM) Membership with Purchase of Selected Premium Brand Wheels
  303. During the morning
  304. But probably all the more
  305. Certainly must have rung
  306. It was even later than
  307. To go right up close
  308. Funny sort of business
  309. He’d fall right off his desk
  310. Gone up to the boss
  311. Worries about making
  312. Top of that there’s the Athletics
  313. He always rolled back
  314. Every pleasure is to be
  315. To take a trivial example
  316. These matters to this principle
  317. These cases are perfectly
  318. When I hear the buzz
  319. I lie close to the earth
  320. Pring which I enjoy
  321. Mirror of my soul
  322. Would I could describe
  323. Heaven and earth seem
  324. Presence of the Almighty
  325. However a small line
  326. About the blind texts almost
  327. It is a paradisematic country
  328. The lights divided
  329. The coast of the Semantics
  330. Supplies it with the necessary
  331. Made open likeness
  332. She hasn’t been rewritten
  333. Dragged her into their agency
  334. Had grass morning
  335. Where they abused her
  336. Nothing the copy said could
  337. Heaven it in so upon so life
  338. Said could convince her and
  339. Around and return to its own
  340. Plants are noticed by me
  341. Simple and regular than
  342. Replenish itself
  343. Came from it would have been
  344. Pityful a rethoric ques
  345. If several languages coalesce
  346. When I hear the buzz
  347. Spirit gathered divided
  348. Cattle i green first good
  349. Pronunciation more common
  350. She reached the first hills
  351. To achieve this it would be necessary
  352. I neglect my talents
  353. She packed her seven versalia
  354. Heaven and earth seem
  355. The blind texts it is an almost
  356. I should be incapable
  357. Evening be whose seasons
  358. Plants are noticed by me

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reported its results for the second quarter of 2019 this week, which showed a net income of $9 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.18, compared to $15 million, or $0.30 per share, last year.

Other highlights of the second quarter report include:

  • Net sales decreased by 2.8% to $679 million;
  • Unit volume decreased by 4.9% compared to the second quarter of 2018;
  • Operating profit was $32 million, or 4.7% of net sales;
  • The company amended its bank credit facility to extend the term, increase capacity and provide for refinancing of its upcoming bond maturity.

“Our second-quarter operating profit margin improved sequentially from the first quarter, and the Americas segment delivered improved operating profit despite new and incremental tariffs this year,” said Cooper President and Chief Executive Officer Brad Hughes. “Our International segment was challenged by the ongoing decline within the new vehicle market in China and a weak replacement tire market in Europe. While we are not satisfied with the lower unit volume in the second quarter, our strategic initiatives are taking hold, and we are confident that they will contribute more meaningfully to unit volume growth in 2020.”

Second-quarter net sales for Cooper were $679 million compared with $698 million in the second quarter of 2018, a decrease of 2.8%. Net sales included $34 million of lower unit volume and $6 million of unfavorable foreign currency impact, which were partially offset by $21 million of favorable price and mix.

Operating profit for the company was $32 million compared with $33 million in the second quarter of 2018. Negatively affecting the quarter was $13 million in costs related to new tariffs on products imported into the United States from China compared to the same period a year ago, as well as $2 million of restructuring costs related to Cooper Tire Europe’s decision to cease light vehicle tire production at its Melksham, England facility. In addition, the quarter included $17 million of favorable price and mix, and $15 million of favorable raw material costs (excluding the new tariffs).

On June 27, Cooper amended its existing bank credit facility which extended the maturity date to June 27, 2024 and increased the borrowing capacity to $700 million. The amended agreement is comprised of a $500 million revolving credit facility and a new $200 million delayed draw term loan. The proceeds from the new term loan will be used primarily to retire existing 8% senior notes that mature in December of this year.

Americas Tire Business

Second-quarter net sales in the Americas segment decreased 0.4% as a result of $22 million of lower unit volume, partially offset by $20 million of favorable price and mix ($582 in Q2 2019 versus $584 in Q2 2018). For the quarter, segment unit volume was down 3.8% compared to the same period a year ago.

Cooper’s second-quarter total light vehicle tire shipments in the U.S. decreased 4%. The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reported that its member shipments of light vehicle tires in the U.S. were down 1.5%. Total industry shipments (including an estimate for non-USTMA members) increased 0.7% for the period.

Second quarter operating profit was $47 million, or 8.0% of net sales, compared with $40 million, or 6.9% of net sales, for the same period in 2018.

Outlook

“Increased U.S. tariff costs and delayed timing of anticipated commercial truck tire price increases, as well as weakness in the China new vehicle and Europe replacement tire markets, are expected to impact the remainder of the year,” said Hughes. “The Americas segment, excluding TBR tariffs, is still generally in line with previous expectations. On a consolidated basis, we anticipate growth throughout the year in operating profit margin.

Cooper is adjusting expectations for the full year as follows:

  • Given first half volume performance, and the lack of clarity regarding the China new vehicle market, Cooper no longer expects full year unit volume growth compared to 2018;
  • Improving operating profit margin throughout the year, with full year operating profit margin in line with 2018 reported margin of 5.9%;
  • Capital expenditures to range between $180 and $200 million. This does not include capital contributions related to Cooper’s pro rata share of its joint venture with Sailun Vietnam or other potential manufacturing footprint investments;
  • An effective tax rate, excluding significant discrete items, to range between 23 and 26%; and
  • Charges related to the Melksham, England restructuring to be in a range of $8 to $11 million.

Expectations for 2019 include tariffs already in place, but do not include rate changes or additional tariffs that continue to be considered, but have not yet been imposed.

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