Bridgestone introduces Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology that requires less materials and cuts CO2 emissions

Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20%[1] to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life. Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure. Bridgestone has announced the launch of […]

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Continental begins tyre testing at new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center

Continental celebrated the opening of its new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center, an approximate $10 million investment in tire testing, on June 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Continental Director of Global Evaluation and Tire Additional Performance Thomas Neddenriep along with local dignitaries. “The new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center offers the […]

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Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO

Bridgestone South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Fourie as CEO of the company, effective 1 July 2019. Mr Fourie replaces Gavin Young, who stepped down on 7 June. Mr Fourie has had a distinguished career at Cummins Rocky Mountain, a leading manufacturer of engineering equipment. “We are delighted that an executive […]

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Michelin, GM Show Off Uptis – an Airless Tire Prototype – at Movin’On Summit

Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles – the Michelin Uptis prototype (or “Unique Punctureproof Tire System”) – at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility in Montréal, Quebec, Canada on June 4. Michelin and GM also announced a joint research agreement under which the companies intend to validate the […]

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Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR with Flight Radial Tyres

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been conditionally selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its Flight Radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft. The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear’s most advanced aviation products, incorporates Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology and strong, rigid tread belts with […]

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Nexen Tire opens new R&D hub in Seoul

Nexen Tire has opened a new R&D hub ‘The Nexen univerCITY’ based at the Magok Industrial Complex in the Korean Capital Seoul. Nexan invested KRW 200 billion over two years to develop ‘THE NEXEN univerCITY’ – a building that spreads over 57,000-square-meters space area and includes research and business complexes. “The Magok Central Research Institute […]

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Two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference

There will be two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference which will be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand on 22 August as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank. The themes will be linked under the overall slogan Reimagining the Future Together. “This is […]

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Argos alignment innovation creates a huge impression at Autopromotec 2019

Italian based tyre servicing equipment manufacturer and supplier – CEMB were once again exhibiting at the bi-annual Autopromotec Show in Bologna at the end of May with one of their main objectives was to showcase developments in their popular Argos wheel alignment equipment series. Leading wheel alignment specialist – Supertracker are the official UK suppliers […]

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Autopromotec – A productive meeting point for SD-International

As a seasoned exhibitor at international tyre shows around the world. Leading global Contract Tyre Supplier – SD-International (SDI) were once again at the recent Autopromotec 2019 Show in Bologna, Italy to showcase the latest innovative developments in their progressive Private Brands – Zeta, Pace and Toledo for the PCR, High Performance and 4×4/SUV market […]

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Apollo Tyres introduces EnduMaxx brand of light truck tyres for the Indian market

These tyres are for the growing pick-up vehicle segment in India Catering to the growing demand for the pick-up trucks in India, leading tyre major, Apollo Tyres today introduced Endumaxx brand of tyres for this segment of vehicles. As per company estimates, the light truck radial category has a potential of 1,12,000 tyres per month […]

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