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All Truck Tire Shipments Will Be Way Up -- USTMA

While replacement light truck tire shipments are projected to drop 2% this year, LT original equipment shipments are expected to be way up -- 9.9%, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

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Hankook Suffers Sales Slowdown in 2Q 2017

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. posted income before taxes of 3.1 trillion won on net sales of nearly 17.3 trillion won for the second period ended June 30, 2017. That compares to income of 2 trillion won on sales of 16.4 trillion won for the same period in fiscal 2016.

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Viper and Kumho Hope to Conquer Nürburgring

The 2017 Dodge Viper ACR fitted with Kumho Ecsta V720 tires once again will try to set the fastest production car lap ever recorded at the Nürburgring race track in Nürburg, Germany, on Aug. 25.

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Falken Secures a European OE Fitment with SEAT

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has once again partnered with SEAT S.A. The fifth generation of the Spanish vehicle manufacturer's SEAT Ibiza will be fitted with different Falken tires, depending on the original equipment size.

Ken Albers recently joined Kenda USA.
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Kenda Hires Albers as Head of OE Tire Sales

Kenda USA is serious about partnering with vehicle manufacturers and accelerating its original equipment business. The company recently hired Ken Albers as director of OE automotive sales.

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Pirelli MG:01 Will Be OE on Italian Defense Vehicles

Prometeon Tire Group, which produces and markets Pirelli brand truck, bus, agricultural and OTR tires, has signed a commercial agreement with Italian company Iveco Defence Vehicles. The partnership calls for Prometeon to develop and supply Pirelli tires for new generation defense vehicles.

"Our industry is one of the most sustainable industries," said Michelin's Jean-Dominique Senard.
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Saving the Planet: Michelin's Senard Goes to the Sun and Back

When Groupe Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard officially introduced the Pilot Sport 4 S at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, he talked about the tire's improved performance over the company's previous flagship tire, the Pilot Super Sport.

The GA8 features an intelligent lighting system with embedded LED headlamps.
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China Wants To Bring These Cars Into Your Bays

There is only one vehicle manufacturer from China with a booth at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) -- Guangzhou Automobile Group, or GAC for short. It is the second consecutive year the company has displayed its vehicles at the annual event in Detroit.

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