IndyCar and Bridgestone Americas Inc. have announced a five-year partnership extension for the Firestone brand to continue serving as the sole tire supplier and official tire of the NTT IndyCar Series through 2025. The agreement includes continued rights for Firestone as the official tire of the Indianapolis 500.
A new video on YouTube shows how robotics and advanced automation at a Thailand factory are being used to produce Double Coin tires for the North American market.
Nearly 1,000 global partners of Shandong Linglong Tire Co. gathered in Jingmen, Hubei Province in China, for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the company's fourth domestic tire plant.
A new specialty trailer radial, the Triangle TR653 ST, is available from Triangle Tire USA. The company is backing the TR653 ST with a 60-day total satisfaction guarantee and free one-year road hazard replacement warranty.
An automotive battery manufacturer owned by Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. will join the tire maker's U.S. subsidiary in Clarksville, Tenn. AtlasBX Co. Ltd. will build a manufacturing plant there and plans to produce 2.4 million batteries a year.
Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. has selected EdgeCombe County in North Carolina as the location for its first manufacturing facility in the United States. The plant represents an investment of nearly $580 million by the tire company and will employ up to 800 people when fully operational.
Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. welcomed U.S. Senator Tim Scott yesterday for a tour of the company’s new 1.7 million-square-foot facility in Chester County, S.C.
The opening of Apollo Tyres Ltd.’s new $500 million consumer and commercial tire plant outside of Budapest, Hungary, last month was a huge global event. Said to be the largest investment by an Indian-based company in Hungary, the grand opening drew a visit from Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. recently opened a new plant in the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. The plant is operated by the company’s passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI).
Last December, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) held grand opening ceremonies for its new off-highway tire plant in Bhuj, India. Modern Tire Dealer’s Editor Bob Ulrich was there and reported on the event in our January issue, along with several online reports.
The governor of Pennsylvania is praising McCarthy Tire Service Inc. for building its new retread plant in Wilkes-Barre and adding 49 full-time jobs over the next three years to the local economy.
Michelin Group may be planning to build a $510 million plant in central Mexico to produce around 5 million passenger and light truck tires a year mostly for the North American market.
Trelleborg AB chose Spartanburg, S.C., as the site of its first North American facility devoted to making premium radial tires for agricultural machinery. The company officially dedicated the 430,000-square-foot facility on Jan. 27, 2016.