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Reopening auto plants will require safety and strategy
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Reopening auto plants will require safety and strategy

April 21st, 2020 | by Auto News
By Hannah Lutz General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra (left) and Ventec Life Systems CEO Chris Kiple (center) talk with a worker while touring the GM manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Ind.. GM and Ventec Life Systems are...
Workshop groups and networks: more united than ever!
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Workshop groups and networks: more united than ever!

April 21st, 2020 | by Euro Pneus
In the middle of the State of Alarm decreed by the Government on March 14 to try to combat the global coronavirus pandemic, and with the majority of drivers confined to their homes, the groups and networks of specialist tire and...
Linglong Tire wants place in global top-5 by 2030
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Linglong Tire wants place in global top-5 by 2030

April 21st, 2020 | by Tyrepress
Linglong Tire aims to become a top-five tyre maker by 2030. It voices this goal in a recently-published document outlining the company’s mid- and long-term strategy. Specifically, it intends to increase tyre production to 160...
Bridgestone European manufacturing network restarts production
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Bridgestone European manufacturing network restarts production

April 20th, 2020 | by Tyrepress
Author: Andrew Bridgestone EMIA has resumed production at its European manufacturing plants in Bari (Italy) and Lanklaar (Belgium). The Béthune (France) plant will reopen tomorrow, 21 April 2020. This follows the 14 April...
Prinx Chengshan begins PCR tyre production in Thailand
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Prinx Chengshan begins PCR tyre production in Thailand

April 20th, 2020 | by Tyrepress
Author: Stephen Prinx Chengshan produced its first car tyre at its new plant in Thailand on Saturday. The start of PCR tyre production at the Prinx Chengshan Tire (Thailand) Co., Ltd. facility follows the start of TBR tyre...
ERJ Tracker: Global pandemic response
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ERJ Tracker: Global pandemic response

April 20th, 2020 | by European Rubber Journal
Latest news on the how the global Covid-19 pandemic is impacting manufacturing and supply-chain activities as well as scheduled exhibitions, conferences and meetings throughout the tire & rubber industries...
SEMA survey: Coronavirus having short-term impact on business
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SEMA survey: Coronavirus having short-term impact on business

April 20th, 2020 | by Tire Business Staff
By JIM JOHNSON DIAMOND BAR, Calif — New research by the Specialty Equipment Market Association shows the majority of small business owners surveyed indicate COVID-19 is having only short-term or no impact on business. SEMA...
Automakers and Suppliers Identifying Ways to Reopen With Testing, Masks and Gloves
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Automakers and Suppliers Identifying Ways to Reopen With Testing, Masks and Gloves

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff Auto manufacturers and suppliers are devising plans that would allow factories and assembly lines to reopen and operate safely as it relates to COVID-19. Although decisions will be made on a...
Online COVID-19 resources available for aftermarket businesses
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Online COVID-19 resources available for aftermarket businesses

April 16th, 2020 | by Tire Business Staff
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Several national trade associations are offering support to their members during the pandemic with links to federal agencies, articles, webinars and other resources they could use regarding sanitizing...
Sailun raising truck tyre capacity by 3 million units
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Sailun raising truck tyre capacity by 3 million units

April 15th, 2020 | by Tyrepress
Sailun Group is investing just over RMB 2 billion (£226 million) to increase truck tyre capacity at its Liaoning, Shenyang Province plant by 3 million pieces a year. The company’s wholly-owned Sailun (Shenyang) Tire Co. Ltd....
Cooper restarting Mexico tire plant
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Cooper restarting Mexico tire plant

April 14th, 2020 | by European Rubber Journal
Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced plans to restart operations at its tire plant in El Salto, Mexico, beginning 13 April, but the company’s US and European plants will remain closed for at least...