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.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. says it "has achieved the tire industry's first at-scale use of recovered carbon black."
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. recently marked its fifth year as a member of the Dream It. Do It." program, sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers and Manufacturing Institute.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. will begin building a race tire manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, in the summer of 2019. Production is set to begin in 2020 and will reach about 30,000 Firehawk tires every year.
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 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.
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.
The parent company of Double Coin tires has completed construction and begun operating its first tire factory outside of China. The plant in Thailand has a capacity of 2.5 million truck tires and 50,000 off-the-road tires.
An anticipated decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to impose restrictions or tariffs on imported steel could have a "cascading, negative impact" on America's tire industry.
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 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 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.
Mitas Tires (formerly CGS Tires US) has signed a contract to acquire 17 curing presses worth $10 million for its factory in Charles City, Iowa.