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Continental breaks ground in new truck tyre facility in Central Mississippi

November 4, 2016
Continental breaks ground in new truck tyre facility in Central Mississippi

Leading global technology company Continental has broken ground at the site of its new tyre plant near Clinton, Mississippi in the US, which is part of the company’s growth strategy for Continental Tire, known as Vision 2025. “This is the…

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Toyota recalls 5.8 mn cars worldwide due to potentially faulty Takata airbags

October 28, 2016
Toyota recalls 5.8 mn cars worldwide due to potentially faulty Takata airbags

Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation is recalling around 5.8 million cars all over the world over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata Corporation, including those used as replacement parts following a 2010 recall. Automakers worldwide are seeing the…

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Continental strengthens industrial business with Hornschuch Group purchase

October 21, 2016
Continental strengthens industrial business with Hornschuch Group purchase

International technology company Continental is planning to further improve its industrial business and open up new sales market in North America for its surface specialist subsidiary, Benecke-Kaliko. As part of this strategy, the company has agreed to acquire the Hornschuch…

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Bridgestone to bring Examation tyre assembling system to Hungary plant

October 19, 2016
Bridgestone to bring Examation tyre assembling system to Hungary plant

Bridgestone Corporation, one of the world’s largest tyre and rubber companies, is bringing its state-of-the-art Examation tyre assembling system to its Tatabánya Plant, a passenger car tyre plant in Hungary, this year. Designed to further improve quality and help increase…

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German manufacturer introduces silicone-based 3D printing material

October 14, 2016
German manufacturer introduces silicone-based 3D printing material

As the choices for 3D printing materials widen, new applications and manufacturing uses for 3D printing technologies are also being explored continuously by the market. German industrial 3D printer manufacturer Keyence announced a new material development with its new 3D…

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Demand for durable, efficient tyres to drive tyre chemicals market growth

October 14, 2016
Demand for durable, efficient tyres to drive tyre chemicals market growth

The world’s growing demand for highly durable tyres by passenger cars, medium & heavy commercial vehicle and OTR tyres segment is expected to drive the growth of the global tyre chemicals market, surpassing 42.58 million tonnes by 2025. This is…

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Bridgestone Americas to expand Wilson tyre plant

January 6, 2016
Bridgestone Americas to expand Wilson tyre plant

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is expanding the company’s Wilson, North Carolina passenger tyre manufacturing facility as part of a five-year, US$164 million investment to meet market demands and invest in newer, more efficient technology. The multi-phase expansion of the 42-year-old,…

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Continental Donates US$10,000 to firefighters’ charity

December 30, 2015
Continental Donates US$10,000 to firefighters’ charity

International automotive supplier Continental today donated US$10,000 to the Auburn Hills Firefighters’ Helping Hands organization. The money donated will go toward helping needy families this holiday season. “For the seventh year in a row, Continental has made a substantial impact…

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Trelleborg to launch Interfit service brand in Australia, New Zealand

November 30, 2015
Trelleborg to launch Interfit service brand in Australia, New Zealand

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is to rebrand Solid Service, its Australian industrial tyre service business as Interfit, bringing it in line with the Trelleborg’s other tyre service operations around the world. Paul Hansen, Managing Director of Interfit Australia, says: “This is…

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Kumho US plant nears completion

October 27, 2015
Kumho US plant nears completion

Kumho’s first North American tyre plant is set to occur in the early part of 2016, and underlines the company’s aim of strengthening its position in this key automotive market as well as its overall plans for global expansion. Kumho…

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