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    1. Goodyear Farm Tires continue to grow in UK through pandemic crisis

      Titan International has been manufacturing Goodyear Farm Tires in USA for more than a decade. It returned to the European and UK markets last year after Titan purchased the licence. It has also made a significant investment in new plant and equipment to manufacture tyres specifically for the UK and European markets. Lindsay Hart, tyre sales director at Titan Europe and Goodyear Farm Tires, gave Tyres & Accessories an insight into demand for agricultural tyres during the Covid-19 crisis.

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    2. ETRMA, automotive value chain welcome EU skills agenda

      ETRMA, automotive value chain welcome EU skills agenda

      Brussels – A grouping of four European automotive value chain associations, including the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), have voiced their support for a skills agenda which was presented to the European Commission 1 July.

      In a letter to Nicolas Schmit, European commissioner for jobs and social rights, the associations said the agenda was in line with a 25-point action list published by the four trade bodies in May for the smooth recovery of the automotive industry from Covid-induced slowdown.

      “Skilling and up-skilling of the existing workforce and bridging the skills gap between the needs of the industry and the ...

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    3. Industry veteran Chip Perry to helm A2Z Sync

      Industry veteran Chip Perry to helm A2Z Sync

      Improving customers' car-buying experience is "the biggest opportunity in automotive retail" today, says auto retailing veteran Chip Perry. And to do that, dealerships need to transform the sales process by eliminating the bottlenecks that lead to long waits at the showroom and frustrate customers, he said. Perry, who previously led both Autotrader and TrueCar, is now CEO of A2Z Sync, which helps dealerships transition to one-person selling.

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    4. Smart Tires Are Coming – How Consumers Will Benefit from Sensor Technology

      The automatization of traffic is advancing, which also sets new requirements for car tires. When a car is not human-controlled, it must be able to individually observe driving conditions via sensors installed on tires, for example. The old and familiar safety characteristics, such as grip on ice and aquaplaning resistance, will be joined by technology that produces real-time data.  

      – If a car does not have an active driver to ensure that the tires are safe to use, safety needs to be measured in another way, says Mika Penttilä, Head of Digital Technology for Nokian Tyres 

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    5. Aftermarket Stabilizing, but Uncertainties Remain Says AIA

      Following on from its initial survey on the impact of COVID-19 on business conditions in the automotive aftermarket, conducted April 20-May 8), AIA Canada has released the results of a second study.

      Conducted between June 1 and 12, 2020, the study targeted aftermarket business owners and employees across the country, including parts manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, warehouse distributors, collision centres, mechanical service shops and quick lube centres.

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    6. AIA Canada Announces the Cancellation of Canada Night Held During AAPEX 2020

      The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announces that the 2020 edition of Canada Night has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants.

      Originally scheduled for November 3, 2020, Canada Night was to have taken place during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    7. Tires and wheels can have a huge affect on electric car range

      When driving an electric car, it's important to consider the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the road. Tires can have a major impact on electric car range. Automakers often fit electric cars with low-rolling resistance tires to maximize range, albeit often at the expense of handling, as these tires offer less grip than conventional...

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    8. NAFTA replacement leaves many guessing in auto industry

      Imagine being asked to bake a cake but not being told what kind of cake you'll be baking and knowing you'll be judged on the results. You might know you need milk, eggs and flour, but whether the cake needs to be chocolate or carrot is pretty important, too, and will change what you pick up during your shopping trip.

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    9. Bridgestone Acquires iTrack Solutions Business from Transense Technologies

      TOKYO (June 25, 2020) - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced it has completed the purchase of the iTrack Solutions Business from UK-based Transense Technologies PLC (Transense).

      iTrack is a globally-preferred provider of tire management solutions for the off-the-road (OTR) vehicle market. The business offers a comprehensive tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) specially designed for mining tires. In addition to tire temperature and pressure monitoring, the iTrack tire management platform provides customizable geofencing, speed alerts and more to help mining customers optimize their operations for increased productivity and profitability.

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    10. Michelin expands Sportbike tire range for road and truck use

      Michelin expands Sportbike tire range for road and truck use

      Michelin has renewed its entire Sport offering by launching four new motorcycle tire ranges this year:

      1. Michelin Power 5
      2. Michelin Power GP
      3. Michelin Power Cup 2 and
      4. Michelin Power Slick 2

      “As the official tire supplier for MotoGP, Michelin is thrilled to provide an entire new range of sportbike tires for the track and street,” said Shane Messner, director of two wheel for Michelin North America.

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    11. BFGoodrich Tires celebrate 150 years of innovation and performance

      BFGoodrich Tires celebrate 150 years of innovation and performance

      BFGoodrich Tires started as a small rubber company in Akron, Ohio in 1870, and 150 years after, it became a powerhouse of innovation and performance enablement.

      During the past century and a half, BFGoodrich’s accomplishments include the first pneumatic car tire produced in the U.S., tires for the first car to drive coast to coast, tires on the historic flight of the Spirit of St. Louis, the first tubeless tires, the first radial tire in the U.S., and tires on the Columbia space shuttles.

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    12. Feds are investigating cheap import tire pricing

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had opened investigations into vehicle tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to determine whether the are being sold at less than fair value. The department said it was also investigating whether tire producers in Vietnam were receiving unfair subsidies for passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) The investigations were in response to petitions filed in May by the United Steelworkers (USW) representing workers at U.S. tire plants. "Even though demand for PVLT increased, domestic producers were still forced to grapple with reduced market share, falling profits ...

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    13. Cooper Standard announces changes to Global Leadership Team

      Cooper Standard today announced the following changes to its Global Leadership Team, effective August 1: ...

      “With Patrick, Chris and Bill in these crucial global roles, Cooper Standard is well positioned to drive our business and deliver for our stakeholders,” said Jeffrey S. Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. “We’re proud of the strength and capabilities of our leadership team which enables us to shift these key functions to existing internal talent while maintaining world-class service to our customers.”

       

       

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    14. Menegaux: Further Michelin and Continental JVs and acquisition collaborations ‘possible’

      Menegaux: Further Michelin and Continental JVs and acquisition collaborations ‘possible’

      Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux has suggested about further collaboration with fellow leading tyre manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental. The French and German companies have cooperated on the Eurofit wheel business since the 1990s and entered into the Rubberway supply chain joint venture in September 2019.

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    15. TireHub Surprises Essential Workers with Free Tires

      TireHub recently donated 70 sets of tires to essential workers through its Helping Hoops program.

      Helping Hoops recognized an essential worker through each of TireHub’s 70 distribution centers across the country. Each TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) partnered with a retail customer who then chose a customer in their community to surprise with a new set of free tires.

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    16. TIA and GfK to hold webinar on COVID-19 and what’s next for tire retail

      TIA and GfK to hold webinar on COVID-19 and what’s next for tire retail

      The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and market research firm GfK US will hold a webinar about what comes next for the U.S. retail tire marketplace as the nation begins reopening from the coronavirus lockdowns.

      “Beyond the Crisis: A Roundtable on COVID-19 and What’s Next for Tire Retail,” will take place Monday, June 22, at 2 p.m. EDT. To register, go to https://insights.gfk.com/covid-19-gfk-tia-tires-webinar-2.

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    17. Parts maker Visteon expects global auto output to plunge up to 25% - Reuters

      (Reuters) - Major auto parts supplier Visteon Corp (VC.O) on Thursday forecast global production volumes for the auto industry to fall between 20% and 25% this year and warned it would be a couple of years before they returned to 2019 levels. The U.S. auto industry has been struggling to recover after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown factories and disrupted global supply chains for two months.

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    18. Total U.S. Aftermarket Forecast to Decline 8.8% But Expected to Rebound in 2021

      RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and Bethesda, Md. – June 5, 2020 – Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8 percent in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the “2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). The 2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts that total light duty aftermarket sales will grow from $281 billion in 2020 to $314 billion in 2021.

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