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Author: Pramod Thomas

Davanti Tyres gifts ‘once in a lifetime’ experience to its key customers

In September 2017, Davanti Tyres took a group of 40 of their key UK & Irish customers on a ‘once in a lifetime’ three-day driving experience through the South of France & Monaco. The trip included the use of an incredible fleet of classic sports cars, driving some of Europe’s most scenic roads including stages of the historic Monte Carlo Rally. By night the guests got to live the Riviera lifestyle with stays in Cannes and Nice before a lavish final night in Monaco. The cars including Porsche 356 Speedster, Ferrari 308 GTS, AC Cobra and the Jaguar E...

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Tracey I Joubert joins Cooper’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Tracey I. Joubert as director of the company effective immediately. Joubert is Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a leading global brewer with iconic global and national brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Carling and Staropramen as well as leading craft beers including Sharp’s Doom Bar, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and Blue Moon. Tracey was named Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors in 2016 after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MillerCoors since 2012. She joined the company in 2003. Prior...

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LANXESS expects highest earnings in history in 2017

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is still on course for the highest earnings in its history following an excellent third quarter of 2017. Global sales increased by 25.1% to EUR 2.4 billion from EUR 1.9 billion during the same period last year. EBITDA pre exceptionals improved by 35% to EUR 347 million, compared with EUR 257 million in the prior-year quarter. The contributions from the acquired Chemtura businesses as well as higher volumes had a particularly positive effect. The EBITDA margin pre exceptionals in the third quarter of 2017 stood at 14.4% which was considerably above the value of 13.4%...

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Apollo Tyres is the Principal Sponsor of Chennaiyin FC

Apollo Tyres will be the principal sponsor of Chennaiyin FC for the 2017-18 Hero Indian Super League season. This will be Apollo Tyres’ first association with Indian football, after having established a successful alliance with various top brands in world football. Apollo Tyres is the Global Tyre Partner for two current English Premier League clubs — Manchester United and Crystal Palace, and the company also have a presence in the German Bundesliga, with its association with Borussia Monchengladbach. The tyre manufacturer aims to further build on this reputation through the new partnership with Chennaiyin FC. “We are extremely delighted...

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BKT opens new R&D centre at Bhuj, India

BKT has opened its new Research & Development Centre at Bhuj in Gujarat, India. The Center has been named ‘Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub’ in honour of Suresh, the eldest of the Poddar brothers. It is situated within an area of 25 acres called the ‘Mahabirprasad Poddar Knowledge Center’ (MPKC), in remembrance of BKT’s highly estimated founding father, late Mahabirprasad Poddar. Designed for organising all spaces from a completely functional viewpoint, the new R&D centre includes the best range of equipment and software available managed by an expert team of engineers, chemists and technicians dealing with any aspect pertaining to...

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