Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. focused on smart mobility tire concepts and electric vehicle technology at its annual Design Insight Forum at the Hankook Technodome.
Pirelli has announced the next four tire nominations for the grands prix held in Austria, Great Britain, Germany and Hungary.
For the all-new Austrian Grand Prix, Pirelli will bring the two softest compounds in the range: P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft. For the British Grand Prix, the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium tires will be used. In Germany, the nomination is P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft, while in Hungary there will be the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tires.
The Red Bull Ring in Austria, which is new to the Formula One calendar, contains several tight and twisty sections requiring the two tires that produce the maximum mechanical grip, even at relatively low speeds. Tarmac roughness in Austria is also very low.
Silverstone is a complete contrast: one of the fastest circuits of the season with high energy loads going through the tires. Because of this, the two hardest tires in the range are best-suited to the British track.
This year, the German Grand Prix is held at Hockenheim, which combines some fast straights with a slower and more technical stadium section that forms a significant part of the lap. To provide maximum performance, the soft and supersoft compounds will be in action once more, on a track that has generally low energy demands on the tire.
The Hungaroring is another relatively slow-speed track, but the race is often run in hot conditions, increasing the work on the tires. To provide a wide working range and increase opportunities for strategy, the medium and the soft tires will be brought to Hungary.
Greenball Corp. has released new sizes for its Kanati Mud Hog M/T and Trail Hog A/T lines.
“Consistent. Stable. Dependable.” Those three little words detail the outlook and plan for Kumho Tire USA Inc. in 2017, says Jim Mayfield, national vice president of sales and marketing.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. recently opened a new plant in the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. The plant is operated by the company’s passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI).
Sears Holdings Corp. has extended its DieHard brand to a vehicle maintenance and vehicle assessment service.
Several TBC Corp. technicians have received 2016 ASE Technician of the Year honors.
Centric Parts has opened its Commercial Center of Excellence (CCE) in Memphis, Tenn. The CCE houses sales and support staff for the company’s Qualis division.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has acquired the Beck/Arnley brand.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Federated Insurance are providing TIA members with a free webinar that focuses on the hidden dangers of outdated policies and insufficient documentation of actions employers take related to their employees.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and its holding company Hankook Tire Worldwide are placing 19 employees in new executive roles effective Jan. 1, 2017, as part of efforts to increase competitiveness in the global top-tier tire market.
Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. has won the Georgia Department of Economic Development's inaugural Automotive Supplier of the Year Award. The Georgia Automotive Awards recognize leaders throughout the state and honor them as part of the state's automotive ecosystem.
Robert Bosch LLC’s “Rain, Snow or Shine” beam wiper blade promotion includes both a rebate premium offer with purchase, as well as a sweepstakes with no purchase necessary to enter.
Pirelli Tire LLC is recalling 1,190 P Zero All Season tires that were built with an incorrect carcass component.
The newest member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) is Parts Pro Automotive Warehouse of Wickliffe, Ohio. Parts Pro joined the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper affiliate on Dec. 1, 2016.
Bartec USA LLC’s new Tech200Pro diagnostic tool incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks.