HANKOOK partners with AMAZON for Tyre Compound Prediction Modelling

Hankook Tire is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate more digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data. Hankook Tire recently developed a Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, which predicts the characteristics of tyre compounds and finds an optimal combination through artificial intelligence analysis, the company says. The AWS Cloud platform will enable Hankook to […]

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THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 to attract exhibitors from more than 40 countries

THE TIRE COLOGNE will open its doors for the second time in around three months. Around 500 exhibiting companies from around 40 countries will present their range of products and services at this international tyre and wheel trade fair from 9 to 12 June 2020. The event and congress programme, will include star-studded conferences, theme […]

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2019 sees Bridgestone EMEA, in partnership with leading car manufacturers, showcasing new technologies

New to 2019, the innovative Enliten technology enabling less materials to be used in tyre production and improving the tyre’s fuel efficiency was brought to the roads for a more sustainable mobility. Several ground-breaking CASE mobility projects launched in partnership with leading car manufacturers addressed global macro trends, such as climate change and urbanisation. Bridgestone […]

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Goodyear reports Q4 loss, tyre unit sales down 2%

In the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company‘s fourth-quarter statement, the company reported its fourth-quarter 2019 net loss was $392 million ($1.68 per share) compared to net income of $110 million ($0.47 per share) a year ago. Goodyear says the decrease was driven by discrete tax adjustments of $380 million during the fourth quarter of 2019, including […]

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Apollo Tyres continues to gain market share in replacement market

Despite the ongoing challenges in the OE (Original Equipment) market segment, Indian-based Apollo Tyres recently released unaudited results for the third quarter and nine months of the financial year 2019-2020, recording sound growth on home ground, especially in the passenger vehicle category. Quarter 3 Consolidated Performance Highlights Q3 FY2019-20 (October – December) vs Quarter 3 […]

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Pirelli begins development of tyres in preparation for the 2021 World Rally Championship

Pirelli has anounced the development of its tyre range for the 2021 World Rally Championship, where the Italian firm will be sole supplier, to the backdrop of the 2020 GP Ice Race this year. Pirelli is also the official sponsor of the GP Ice Race, held in the Austrian town of Zell am See, which […]

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Goodyear introduces Complete Tyre Management for Fleets

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently introduced Complete Tyre Management for commercial fleets in North America. By combining its monitoring, insights and service capabilities, the company says Goodyear Tire Management offers a complete solution customised for a fleet’s needs. Goodyear Tire Management currently focuses on four primary products: Goodyear Tire Optix – This digital inspection toolset helps […]

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Bridgestone Plants Receive Highest Rating from Caterpillar

In 2019, Bridgestone Group factories were recognized with Platinum Level certification, the highest rating in the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) of Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar), a world-leading manufacturer for construction and mining equipment. SQEP is a program through which Caterpillar promotes ongoing improvements in quality by suppliers. Platinum Level certification is only awarded to suppliers […]

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Kumho Tires chosen as OE on Audi’s Q5 Series

Kumho Tire has been chosen by Audi to be the original equipment (OE) supplier for the new Q5 series. The luxury compact SUV series will be available with the Kumho Crugen Premium KL33 in a 235/55R19 fitment. Kumho says the Crugen series was developed in line with the emergence of urban SUVs. Allegedly, the premium KL33 […]

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