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Honda announces changes to its U.S. executive leadership

US – Honda recently announced several U.S. management changes “designed to strengthen its North American regional operations to further speed decision-making and increase efficiency and competitiveness within the region.” Tetsuo Iwamura – president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc., chief…

Michelin records robust sales

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin’s global tyre sales were higher in 2011 compared with the previous year. In truck tyre markets, Europe’s growth in the OE market continues to slow, with growth in the full year of 34.5%, though year-on-year growth…

Equity take up in Hi-Tek

RUBBER Research, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rubber Research Group (RRG), is purchasing 100% stock in Hi-Tek Rubber. RRG will exchange ordinary shares of RRG common stock in exchange for 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Hi-Tek. The…

Pirelli’s tyres in the fast lane

ITALIAN tyre maker Pirelli is getting the 2012 Formula One season underway, its second as sole supplier, by presenting a new range of tyres for the 63rd FIA World Championship at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Developed by…

California passes new auto emission rules

SANFO, U.S. – Seeking to influence other states and Washington, California air regulators passed sweeping auto emission standards Friday that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025. The California Air Resources…

Tenneco, one of the bidders for Gates Rubber

ILLINOIS-headquartered Tenneco Inc. is one of three possible suitors for Gates Rubber, a subsidiary of the privately held Gates Corporation of Denver, a Tenneco spokeswoman said recently. A spokesman for Gates said a confidentiality agreement prevented him from disclosing the…