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Author: Pramod Thomas

Saudi Arabia’s first tyre plant to start production by 2020

National Tire Company (NTC) will build a greenfield tyre factory in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, the country’s first tyre plant. The new tire plant will be located in the industrial zone of Jubail, in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, around 400 km from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The preliminary design of the One million square meter site has already started and the two co-operating companies expect to begin production in the second half of 2020. The new factory will focus on premium tyres only. The new plant will be first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and one of...

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Now, VMI has a fresh ‘online face’

World’s leading producer of tyre manufacturing machinery VMI has launched its new website. The refurbished website has more information on the VMI products and services. It aligns with the style in the new corporate branding of the company. The mobile-friendly new website gives an improved browser experience with easy navigation. It is also optimised for easy mobile usage. VMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of TKH Group. It has service centres in The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, USA, Brazil, China, Malaysia and Russia and employs more than 1400 people...

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BKT sponsored Contoterzista day 2017 in Italy

Indian tyremaker BKT sponsored the sixth edition of Contoterzista Day, the Italian event dedicated to contracting in agriculture, on December 16, 2017, at Argo Tractors in Fabbrico. The event was organised by the Edagricole magazine published by Gruppo 24 ore. For the first time, it has been under the aegis of CAI, the Italian Confederation for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Farmers. The event discussed varied topics in agriculture including upcoming and future changes in food consumption, fiscal aspects in the sector, financing of Industry 4.0 projects as well as Mother Regulation effects. “We are glad to take part in...

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Pirelli, BMW collaborate to develop P Zero

Carmaker BMW and tyremaker Pirelli had a close collaboration to develop the customised version of P Zero. The development and testing departments of both these entities have jointly created the specially engineered P Zero tyres for the new BMW M5. The all-wheel-drive system M xDrive of the new BMW M5 has a 600 hp (441 kW) engine. In line with Pirelli’s perfect-fit philosophy, a version of the P Zero was tailored for the BMW M5 that precisely suits to the individual model, perfectly harmonises with the chassis and matches exactly the various characteristics of the fascinating sports saloon. The tyremaker...

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Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 18 billion in Andhra Pradesh, India

Indian tyre maker Apollo Tyres will invest Rs 18 billion in Andhra Pradesh, India. The company has laid the foundation stone for the 7th manufacturing facility at Chinnapanduru Village, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh bordering the South-Eastern coast of India. The construction will begin in six months and the tyres are expected to start rolling out in two years. The company plans to start with manufacturing of passenger vehicle tyres in this facility and will, later on, expand to start producing other product categories as well. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone in the...

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