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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…

Toyo Tire recalls tyres in the US

TOYO Tire in the US is recalling 68,763 Extensa A/S tyres distributed to retailers within the country that may have been produced with a kink at the bead area of the tyres. Under certain circumstances, the kink may eventually lead…

ContiTech’s vibration-free engine mountings

WITH car engines becoming smaller and vehicles lighter, Germany-based ContiTech Vibration Control has introduced modular engine mountings that are free from vibrations. To enable more than one type of engine and drive system to be integrated into a single vehicle…

REDISA extends deadline of waste tyre plan

THE implementation of the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan by the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) is to be extended. This news comes after it was announced that the waste tyre collection initiative will see…