Nokian CEO Is Leaving at End of 2016

Ari Lehtoranta, the CEO and president of Nokian Tyres plc, will leave the company at the end of 2016. The company says he is resigning "in order to pursue new opportunities outside of Nokian Tyres."  


Michelin to Build Distribution Center in South Carolina

Michelin North America Inc. is building a distribution center near Spartanburg, S.C. It will house Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Uniroyal-brand tires for both passenger and commercial vehicles, and will be located near the company's seven manufacturing sites in the state.


SEMA Releases Mobile App for 2016 Show

The latest iteration of the free Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show’s mobile app includes a list of 2,400 exhibiting companies, schedule of events, and seminar details.

Nokian is expanding its tire testing capabilities with a new facility in Spain. The company says it spends more than half of its research and development budget on product tests.

Nokian to Build Tire Testing Facility in Spain

Nokian Tyres plc is building a technology and testing center in Spain, and the tiremaker says the center will allow for year-round product development and testing of both summer and winter tires.Construction is to begin in early 2017.

The Bendix Fleet MetLok product line is ideal for use in heavy hauling, towing, frequent stopping, and pursuit applications, such as in work vans, tow trucks, taxis, police vehicles, construction pickup trucks, and more.

MAT Holdings Relaunches Bendix Severe-Duty Brakes

MAT Holdings Inc. announces the relaunch of the Bendix Brakes brand Fleet MetLok product line, a line of automotive disc brake pads and rotors designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications, as well as service and pursuit vehicles.

Luis Ceneviz becomes director of Cooper's European tire operations on Oct. 1. He will continue to lead the company's Latin America tire operations.

Cooper Names Luis Ceneviz to Lead European Operations

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Luis Ceneviz managing director-Europe tire operations, effective Oct. 1. Ceneviz will continue as managing director-Latin America tire operations, a position he has held since March 2015.

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