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Tire factories start to Re-open
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Tire factories start to Re-open

April 13th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
 By David Shaw This is a critical week in the world’s tire industry.  We estimate that at least 18 tire factories are coming back on stream this week. Bridgestone is opening its truck tire factories in North America Cooper is...
Covid-19 shut-downs
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Covid-19 shut-downs

April 1st, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
by David Shaw Untitled Document Tire plants close across Europe, Americas, India Tire factories across the world are closing, albeit temporarily, as OE demand for tires plunges and the grip of the epidemic tight­ens (see map)....
Analysis: Tire plants close across Europe, Americas
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Analysis: Tire plants close across Europe, Americas

March 22nd, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
by David Shaw It happened sooner than we expected, but it happened just as we predicted a week ago. Tire factories across the developed world are closing, albeit temporarily, as OE demand for tires plunges. The announcements came...
AnalysisWorld tire industry and CoronaVirus
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AnalysisWorld tire industry and CoronaVirus

March 16th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
by David Shaw Disclaimer; I’ve not spoken to tire makers about this. That is mostly because the situation is changing so fast and so much, that I don’t think anyone has a good handle on how this is going to develop in the...
Sailun Shenyang announces TBR expansion
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Sailun Shenyang announces TBR expansion

March 9th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
By David Shaw Sailun announced on February 28 that wholly-owned subsidiary Sailun Shenyang (Shenyang Heping) would invest in a 3M high performance TBR intelligent plant expansion. The total invest-ment is CNY2004.2mn, including a...
Guangrao announces six big tire project
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Guangrao announces six big tire project

March 9th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
By David Shaw Guangrao County, Shandong Province recently held its “First Centralized Construction Ceremony for its Key Projects in 2020”. Six of the 54 projects were related to tires. Sailun (Dongying): • AI technology...
US market sees tire price hikes
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US market sees tire price hikes

March 9th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
By David Shaw Many international tire manufacturers raised their retail price in the North American market in March • Michelin: From March 16th the US market price rose +7%, and the Canadian market price rose +5%.  •...