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    1. Kumho Releases New Ecsta V730 Performance Tire

      Kumho Releases New Ecsta V730 Performance Tire

      Kumho Tire has launched its new Ecsta V730 performance product line nationwide.

      The Ecsta V730 is designed to handle the demands of tracks in wet and dry conditions by utilizing an ultra-high grip tread compound with fine carbon black and synthetic resins that further enhance handling, responsiveness, and grip, Kumho says.

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    2. Hankook expands Ventus V2 Concept2 line with 23 new sizes

      Hankook expands Ventus V2 Concept2 line with 23 new sizes

      Hankook Tire expand its passenger tire portfolio by adding 23 new sizes to its all-season ultra-high performance Ventus V2 Concept2 (H457) line, nearly doubling the product’s current size offerings, bringing its total to 45 size options.

      The new sizes will be produced at Hankook’s North American manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. and will include popular larger rim diameters between 17-20 inches.

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    3. Bridgestone opens $48m distribution centre in eastern Canada

      Tyre maker Bridgestone has opened a distribution warehouse in Ancaster, Ontario, which it said it will better serve the market in eastern Canada. The facility, which represents an investment of CAN$65m ($48m), has a storage capacity of 570,000 tyres and will reduce transport costs and shorten delivery times, according to the Bridgestone.

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    4. Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

      Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

      Bridgestone Corporation announced that it has developed an optimization system for Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. Rubber farms deploy different clones of trees across vast areas and face various management issues, such as how to optimize the number of trees in a planting area and harvest procedures.

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    5. Tyrone Michael Jordan Named To Cooper Tire Board Of Directors

      Tyrone Michael Jordan Named To Cooper Tire Board Of Directors

      The board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Tyrone Michael (T.J.) Jordan a director of the company effective Jan. 10.

      Jordan is the former president and chief operating officer of DURA Automotive Systems, a leading Tier One automotive supplier of electric/hybrid systems, advanced driver-assistance systems, mechatronics, lightweight structural systems, and luxury trim systems for premier automotive brands. 

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    6. Global Automakers Releases 2020 Q4 Sales Numbers

      Following our transition into a new year, the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) has released sales figures for its members in Q4 2020.

      Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic during 2020, OEMs witnessed the shutting down of production facilities in Q1 and Q2, along with parts shortages, new inventory was significantly down during the course of the year.

      By the end of 2020, GAC member sales total 900,767 units—a 21.4% decline compared with 2019 which saw 1,146,587 units sold.

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    7. Quebec Once Proposed Outlawing Motorcycle Riding In The Winter And It Sort Of Makes Sense

      As Canada Moto Guide notes, much of Europe already has laws in place to require the use of winter tires for all vehicles in specific months. This alone takes a lot of motorcycles off of roads. However, some governments want to take it a step further: A couple of years ago, Quebec proposed a ban on motorcycles from its roads entirely during the winter months. During a cold ride to a flight lesson I realized it’s not entirely crazy.

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    8. BKT Awarded SQEP Gold Certification by Caterpillar

      BKT Awarded SQEP Gold Certification by Caterpillar

      Caterpillar has awarded BKT ‘s Bhuj plant SQEP (Supplier Quality Excellence Process) Gold certification, an acknowledgement reserved for suppliers who have stood out during the year for achieving the highest levels in terms of quality and control over processes, BKT says.

      Opened in 2015, Bhuj is an autonomous plant that makes the radial Earthmax tires for CAT vehicles.

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    9. CEAT Specialty Tires Names New President

      CEAT Specialty Tires Names New President

      Donald “Ryan” Loethen, a veteran of the ag tire business, has been named president of CEAT Specialty Tires Inc. , and will be responsible for sales in North and Central America. He will be based out of Jefferson City, MO.

      Before joining CEAT, Loethen was agricultural business manager, key account manager and sales process training manager for Michelin Agriculture North America. Prior to joining Michelin, Loethen was an officer in the United States Army.

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    10. Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021

      Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021

      NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced solutions to customers around the world, announced it will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, 2021. As...

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    11. KAMAZ-master dominates first half of DAKAR 2021 on standard Goodyear OFFROAD ORD tyres

      On January 3rd, the 43rd Dakar started in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The so-called motorsport marathon covers over 7500 km and will end on January 15th. The infamous competition is also known as one of the toughest rallies in the world. ... Once more the standard Goodyear OFFROAD ORD tyres showcase their extraordinary performance in terms of grip and durability.  

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    12. Female CMO is new norm

      A remarkable shift has been taking place in automaker executive ranks: Women now rule the U.S. marketing world.

      In 2018, Joy Falotico took on the chief marketing officer title at Ford Motor Co. The next year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles tapped Marissa Hunter to fill a new role, head of North America marketing. Months later, Deborah Wahl at General Motors and Angela Zepeda at Hyundai were named CMOs.

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    13. US 2020 auto sales slide 15%, but recovery stronger than expected

      Pittsburgh — US new vehicle sales are forecast to have fallen about 15% year over year to 14.4 million units in full-year 2020, the lowest total since the beginning of the decade, but the industry's performance finished the year stronger than anticipated, according to industry analysts.

      Cox Automotive said strong December sales boosted the year's final projection, according to a report Jan. 6.

      "The final days of December appear to have been stronger than forecast, and a number of [automotive] OEMs have cited unexpected robust retail activity over the holidays," said Charlie Chesbrough, Cox senior economist. "There was also no shortage of positive news in the last week of December, and that may have encouraged consumers and lifted sales – passage of the stimulus package, more certainty around the election outcome, coupled with a lot of vaccine news."

       

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    14. Purcell Tire Joins Michelin's Commercial, Retreading Networks

      Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., the ninth-largest commercial tire dealer in the country and the fifth-largest retreader, is joining the Michelin Commercial Service Network and Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. and Oliver Rubber Co. LLC retreading networks.

      With 65 service locations and five retread plants in 15 states, Purcell Tire is also the largest retreader of OTR tires in North America. 

      “After a 30-year relationship with Michelin, Purcell Tire is honored to be a part of a very exclusive network of dealers focused on offering the best products and services for commercial and OTR fleets,” says Bob Purcell, owner of Purcell Tire.

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    15. Hercules Tires Details 2021 Products, Program Improvements

      Despite the ups and downs of 2020, Hercules Tires has new products for SUVs and light trucks, as well as improvements to its dealer programs in store for 2021.

       “Our mission is to continue to focus on and exceed expectations for our customers,” says Josh Simpson, senior vice president, proprietary brands, at American Tire Distributors. “With being tuned in to the independent tire dealer, we want to provide unmatched profitability to a wide selection of quality products.”
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    16. NHTSA issues rule allowing R&D exemptions for U.S. manufacturers

      NHTSA has issued a closing rule that may enable U.S. manufacturers of autos and tools to hunt an exemption from federal security requirements for functions of analysis or demonstration, in keeping with a federal document.

      The rule permits home manufacturers that produce nonconforming autos and tools to function these merchandise on public roads — probably dashing the event of automated driving techniques and different forward-looking applied sciences within the U.S.

      In a press release, the company stated the motion “levels the playing field with importers, which until this rule were the only entities able to obtain these research and demonstration waivers and will help ensure that domestic manufacturers will have the same opportunity to develop and demonstrate automated shuttles and other innovative technologies.”

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    17. Michelin to Cut 2,300 Jobs in France in Shift to New Materials

      Michelin plans to cut 11% of its French workforce over three years as the tire maker slashes costs and moves more aggressively into new markets in the face of Chinese competition.

      Although no factories will be closed, a revamp will lead to as many as 1,200 job losses at plants and 1,100 positions in services, the manufacturer said Wednesday. The reductions will come through early retirement and voluntary redundancy and boost competitiveness 5% a year, it said.

      Michelin cited “profound” structural shifts in the tire market led by a massive influx of low-cost tires as it explained the cutbacks. Making its French operations more efficient is key to compete in the future, the company said.

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    18. Purcell Tire joins Michelin Commercial Service Network

      Purcell Tire joins Michelin Commercial Service Network

      Michelin North America announced that Purcell Tire & Rubber Company (Purcell Tire) will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network (MCSN) and Michelin Retread Technologies (MRTI) and Oliver Rubber Company, LLC (Oliver) retreading networks.

      With 65 service locations and five retread plants in 15 states, Purcell Tire is one of the top 10 independent commercial tire dealerships and the largest retreader for Off-the-Road (OTR) tires in North America.

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