Continental AG's executive board has provided an outline of a sweeping reorganization for the 147-year-old company. Continental's rubber business, which includes tires and ContiTech, will remain, though the tire division will get a new name: Tire Technologies.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. plans to continue expanding its original equipment relationships to include some of the nation’s leading automotive brands.
Nokian Tyres plc is working to make its cargo and commercial van tires more durable with the use of its Aramid Sidewall technology.
Pirelli & Cie SpA and the Politecnico University of Milan have extended their joint research partnership through 2020 and will continue working on tire technology innovations for the future.
The first all-terrain tire with Continental on the sidewall is available in the aftermarket. The TerrainContact A/T "is the perfect balance of on- and off-road performance for light truck and SUV owners," says Travis Roffler, director of marketing for Continental Tire the Americas LLC.
The Nexen N'Fera RU1 will be original equipment on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne, the first Porsche fitment for Nexen Tire Co.
The Radar Renegade A/T 5 already was available in 16 sizes. Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. recently more than doubled its size lineup.
Even with a team of 25 engineers and $2 million worth of tire testing equipment in place, there is a lot of space to fill at Kenda Rubber Industrial Co.’s new technology center in Green, Ohio. Tom Williams, Kenda's vice president of engineering, plans more engineers and more equipment for the 50,000-square-foot facility.
At its dealer meeting last October, Falken Tire Corp. gave some of its dealers a sneak peek at four new tires. Five months later, they are ready to be launched.
The new Pirelli P Zero will be available to consumers internationally in April. Until then, the tire will make its way to prestige and premium vehicle OEMs.
The location wasn't exotic -- Washington, D.C. -- but the tire was. At the 2016 Goodyear Dealer Conference, the company introduced its latest ultra-high performance tire to the North American dealers in attendance.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is working to improve tire aerodynamics technology which controls the air flow around tires in motion. The tire maker says its latest research has resulted in advances in reducing drag and lift, which ultimately could lead to the development of tires with better fuel efficiency and safety characteristics.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed work under a $1.5 million government grant to develop advanced tire technology aimed at increasing vehicle fuel efficiency. The company says its technical team exceeded the grant’s goals for tire weight reduction and fuel efficiency.