Tire CEOs Focus on Sustainability

The CEOs of 11 global tire manufacturers — representing 65% of the world's tire making capacity — are supporting the creation of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), designed to lead improvements in the socioeconomic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain.  


USTMA Leader Elected to Manufacturing Board

Anne Forristall Luke, CEO and president of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) was elected vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) board of directors.  

Xingda senior executives attended the grand opening of Xingda Co.'s new subsidiary in Europe.

Steel Cord Company Opens European Subsidiary

Xingda steel tire cord customers in Europe will now be supported by Xingda Europe Ltd. The new company, a subsidiary of Xingda Co., held its grand opening late last year in Luxembourg.


Tire Industry Doesn't Escape Trump's Chinese Tariffs

Of the 1,300 Chinese products the U.S. Trade Representative has recommended should be subject to an additional 25% tariff, there are some tires on the list. But there are also items critical to the manufacturing and retreading of tires.


Sumitomo creates tire production technology

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.


Mitas breaks ground for Iowa plant

Mitas Tires representatives Vladimir Dusanek and Ralph Kellenberger held a groundbreaking ceremony at the former Winnebago Industries Charles City, Iowa, plant, which is being converted into a farm tire factory.


Trelleborg finalizes Watts Tyre Group acquisition

Trelleborg Wheel Systems SpA, an Italy-based supplier of tires and complete wheels for agricultural and forestry machines, has acquired Watts Tyre Group, a UK-based manufacturer of tires and wheels for the material handling and forklift truck industry.

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