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Author: Pramod Thomas

BKT readies its winter tyre lineup

BKT has developed winter ranges Earthmax SR 22, Snow Trac and Earthmax SR 42 for OTR applications as well as Earthmax SR 33 and Ridemax IT 696 for the industrial sector. The company claims that it offers maximum grip, the optimum braking response in any condition, safety, handling, riding comfort, resistance and durability. Earthmax SR 22 is an All Steel radial tire specifically designed for graders and loaders operating in extreme winter conditions on ice or snow. It is available in three sizes: 14.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25 and 20.5 R 25. SNOW TRAC operates in road applications...

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Joyce Newton, Co-Founder of Hoosier Tire, passes away

Joyce Newton (85), Co-Founder of Hoosier Tire, passed away on January 16, 2018. Joyce, along with her husband Bob Newton, started Hoosier Racing Tire in South Bend, Indiana in 1957. The couple had grown the company into the largest producer of race tyres in the world. The company owes its success to the vision and lean practices that Bob and Joyce established right from the start. “The thoughts and prayers of Hoosier Tire employees and Distributors are with Joyce’s family,” the company said in a statement. Joyce’s husband, Bob Newton, passed away in 2012. She continued to lead the...

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MRF hands over Indigenous Aeromuscle tyre to Defence Ministry

Indian tyre major MRF Limited has handed over the Indigenously developed Aeromuscle Tyre for the IAF Sukhoi to the Indian Air Force. MRF Chairman K M Mammen handed over the tyre in the presence of Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Defence Industry Development Meet held in Chennai, India. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu E K Palaniswami was also present at the function. MRF is the largest manufacturer of tyres in India and the 14th largest manufacturer in the world. It makes rubber products including tyres, treads, tubes and conveyor belts, paints and...

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Cimcorp’s Dream Factory System gets new boss

  Cimcorp has promoted Jari-Pekka Ylipaino to Dream Factory Solution Manager. The Dream Factory optimizes material and data flow for tyre manufacturers from raw material storage, through work in process, to the finished tyre loading dock. Ylipaino began his career with Cimcorp in 1985 as a mechanical engineer and moved into a managerial role, overseeing multiple tyre plant projects around the world. He had developed strong relationships with Cimcorp’s associates, partners and customers. He will coordinate current projects, key partnerships and sales, as well as work to define Cimcorp’s future goals and priorities for the Dream Factory solution, including...

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Nokian extends Aramid technology usage

Nokian Tyres has extended its Aramid Sidewall technology to van and campervan tyres. The technology, containing durable aramid fibre, was designed to bring added durability for challenging conditions. “We want to offer van and campervan drivers the same durability that the users of our SUV and LT tyres are already receiving. In addition to protecting against surprising additional costs caused by tyre damage, Aramid fibre also ensures that the cargo can reach its destination without trouble,” said Petri Niemi, Head of Product and Pricing Management, Nokian Tyres. “Van and campervan tyres are often in hard use. The vehicles are...

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