Nokian Tyres plc is increasing production capacity for passenger car tires at its factory in Nokia, Finland, by approximately 30%. The tire maker will hire 80 new employees and run nine additional shifts each week.
Chief executives of tire manufacturing associations in Europe, Canada, Japan, Korea and the U.S. met in Washington, D.C. to discuss key issues facing the industry.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has entered into a multi-year manufacturing agreement with Sailun Vietnam Co. Ltd. to produce truck and bus radial (TBR) tires.
Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC is seeking an updated air quality permit so it can double production of passenger and light truck tires at its only manufacturing facility in North America.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed its $93 million purchase of a 65% interest in China-based Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co. Ltd.
Bridgestone Corp. is expanding its research and development center in Kodaira City, Tokyo, and as a result moving and consolidating its passenger and light truck tire production from that same facility to other manufacturing plants in Japan.
Pirelli Tire North America Inc. has surpassed the five million mark in production at its plant in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. Pirelli says it achieved the production figure ahead of schedule.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has completed the development of NEO-T01, a new manufacturing system “created in the pursuit of ultra-high precision tire production technology,” the company reports.
Pirelli & C. S.p.A. held a grand opening ceremony yesterday for its new factory in Mexico, in Silao, in the state of Guanajuato.
Pirelli Tire North America is adding a compound mixing facility to its Rome, Ga., facility.
"Our new product engine is as strong as ever," Richard Kramer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s CEO and president, told investors during a conference call held earlier today, April 28.
The tentative labor contract between Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the United Steelworkers gives "protected" status to six manufacturing facilities.
Ratification of the United Steelworkers' (USW) tentative labor contract with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is expected to take place by Sept. 18. USW officials say the agreement requires Goodyear to invest "a minimum of $600 million in capital expenditures to maintain our production facilities with state-of-the-art equipment."