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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. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Nokian Tyres Introduces New Hakkapeliitta 10 Winter Tire

      Nokian Tyres Introduces New Hakkapeliitta 10 Winter Tire

      Nokian Tyres is releasing what the company calls its new flagship product: the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded tire for passenger cars and SUVs.

      The company says the tire’s double-stud technology is suitable for all winter conditions and offers balanced grip and controlled handling on ice, snow, and bare roads alike.

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    6. Nokian Publishes Plan to Achieve CO2 Reduction Targets

      Nokian Tyres has published a plan from Teppo Huovila, Nokian global vice president of quality and sustainability, detailing how the company plans to achieve its CO2 emissions reduction targets.

      Nokian says it has already been working for over 10 years in order to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The company says the rolling resistance of its tires, which is one of the factors affecting fuel economy, has been reduced by an average of 8% from the 2013 level, and if the company chooses 2005 as the benchmark, the improvement has been approximately 20%. Factory CO2 emissions per tire have been reduced by 44% between 2013 and 2019, Nokian adds.

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    7. Pirelli Announces Price Increase on Car, Light Truck Tires

      Pirelli will increase prices in the U.S. for car and light truck tires, with the increase varying by line and tire size.

      The price increase is to take effect on Jan. 1.

      Pirelli says the increases are due to changing market conditions. Members of the Pirelli sales team will contact customers to provide more detailed information about the changes.

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    8. Bridgestone to Increase Prices on PLT Replacement Tires

      Bridgestone says it will increase prices for select Bridgestone and Firestone passenger and light truck replacement tires sold in the U.S. and Canada.

      The new pricing will take effect Jan. 1, 2021 with adjustments at the article and pattern level.

      Members of the Bridgestone consumer replacement tire sales team are contacting customers to provide more detailed information about the changes, the company says.

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    9. Goodyear Releases Power Transmission Belts

      Goodyear Releases Power Transmission Belts

      Goodyear Belts, a licensee collaboration between Adventry and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company , has produced a line of power transmission belts.

      The line of belts launched on Dec. 1 and offers belts for both industrial and transportation markets.

      Goodyear materials for both standard and specialty belts have been designed and tested to provide dependable and durable service, the company says.

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    10. Bridgestone Illinois Plant Celebrates 55 Years

      Bridgestone Americas, Inc.‘s OTR plant in Bloomington, Illinois, is celebrating 55 years of operations this year.

      The Bloomington Tire Plant began manufacturing tires in 1965 and today employs 450 people, many of whom are the second generation of their families to work in the plant, Bridgestone says. Currently, three employees are sons of employees who worked at the Bloomington Plant in 1965.

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    11. Toyo Tires President, CEO Roy Bromfield to Retire

      Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) announced President and CEO Roy Bromfield will retire in 2021 upon selection of, and successful transition to, a successor.

      The company has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search to identify and present candidates. Bromfield will lead the search for Toyo Tires, ensuring the right fit and a seamless changeover. The timeline for Bromfield’s departure in 2021 will be determined once a successor is identified.


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    12. Yokohama Enters New Porsche Race Series Partnership

      Yokohama Enters New Porsche Race Series Partnership

      Yokohama Tire and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) have announced a new racing series and partnership with the United States Auto Club (USAC).

      Yokohama will be the official tire partner and presenting sponsor for the USAC-sanctioned 2021 Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama. Yokohama’s ADVAN A005 and A006 race slicks will be the spec tires for the nine-race, one-make series, which kicks-off March 5-7, 2021 at Sonoma Raceway.

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    13. Vipal Rubber Releases VT850 HD Tread in U.S. Market

      Vipal Rubber Releases VT850 HD Tread in U.S. Market

      Vipal Rubber is introducing its VT850 tread, developed for heavy-duty work vehicles such as motor graders, wood grabber loaders, and vehicles that require traction to operate off-road, to the U.S. market.

      This new product was created with a design that allows excellent traction power and self-cleaning of the tread, the company says.

      The VT850 tread has the M + S marking as well as a wear indicator, which indicates the exact moment it should be retreaded, the company says.

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    14. Pirelli Chosen as OE Fitment on Rivian Pickup, SUV

      Pirelli Chosen as OE Fitment on Rivian Pickup, SUV

      The EV startup Rivian has chosen the Pirelli Scorpion range to fit its R1T pickup, which begins production in June 2021, and its R1S electric SUV.

      Pirelli says it developed versions of its Scorpion Verde All Season, Scorpion Zero All Season and Scorpion All Terrain tires (Pirelli’s dedicated range for SUVs and pickups) to meet Rivian’s specifications, and to enhance the vehicles’ characteristics following the “Pirelli Perfect Fit” strategy.

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    15. Giti Tire Plant Earns Pair of Management Certifications

      Giti Tire Manufacturing Ltd. has received two quality management certifications for ISO 9001-2015 and IATF 16949-2016. Giti and GT Radial brands are manufactured at the plant. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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    16. Nexen Tire Debuts New Podcast

      Nexen Tire Debuts New Podcast

      Nexen Tire America, Inc. is debuting a new podcast, the Nexen Tire Talk Show.John Hagan, Nexen Tire’s executive vice president of sales, will host the podcast and deliver the latest on tire- and automotive-industry news. The podcast provides listeners with the inside scoop on tire releases, company updates, motorsports involvement, tire manufacturing, tire technology and more. Seven podcast episodes are already available for streaming.

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