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Author: Pramod Thomas

IRMRA Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Mumbai on January 12, 13

Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA) is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee on January 12, 13, 2018 in Mumbai. With the mark of 59th Year, IRMRA has expanded its footprint across the country by setting up two new centres in Southern and Eastern Region. “IRMRA is reaching its glorious milestone of 60th Year and is in the plan to celebrate the year 2018 as its Diamond Jubilee year with a series of events throughout the year,” said Dr K Rajkumar, Director, IRMRA. The event will consist of a series of grand events and opportunities to celebrate, networking and promotions. On...

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ATMA Annual Convention in New Delhi, India on February 7, 2018

The first ever Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association’s (ATMA) annual convention with the theme ‘Tyre Industry-Taking India to the World’ will be held in New Delhi, India on February 7, 2018. Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu will be the Chief Guest for the convention. He will release the annual report of ATMA during the event. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will be the Guest of Honour and will distribute the Excellence Awards. Globally renowned tyre expert David Shaw of Tire Industry Research, UK will make a presentation at the convention. The ATMA Annual convention is a unique platform...

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New member in Nokian Tyres’ management team

Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres has inducted Tytti Bergman, 48, to its management team with effect from April 16, 2018. Currently, she is the Executive Vice President, Personnel at Alko Inc. Tytti’s appointment will be as Senior Vice President, People & Culture starting and will report to the President & CEO. She had held senior HR leadership positions in various industries. In a press statement, Nokian has said that her main responsibilities will be the development of leadership and management team work, strategic talent management, strategy implementation and supporting change management in connection with development projects. Nokian Tyres’ current...

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New wear-resistant Van tyre from Yokohama

Yokohama Rubber introduces BluEarth-Van RY55 tyre equipped with BluEarth tyre technology offering wear resistance. The new tyre will hit the market in March 2018 and will be available in Europe, Asia (excluding Japan), Oceania, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. There will be a total of 30 sizes ranging from 225/55R17C 109/107H to 185R14C 102/100S. Besides wear resistance, the new tyre also offers increased wet grip performance and fuel efficiency with the development of a special tread pattern. The tire also features shoulders with deep lugs and sipes that enhance steering stability and drainage while helping to prevent uneven...

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This global retailer has big South-East Asian dreams

French tyre and automotive service retailing group Point S has big dreams for South-East Asia, one of the growing automotive markets globally. In line with this, it has opened its flagship store in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. In October 2017, Point S opened its first store in Asia in the same city. Adrian Smiechowski, Business Development Director of Point S Development said that the company is in discussion with multiple countries in Asia, and expect an exciting year in 2018 for Asia. The new store in 20,000 sqft area has eight service bays, a 3,000 sqft showroom with a Pirelli...

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