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Yokohama supplying OE tyres for Volkswagen Tiguan

Yokohama has started  supplying its 17- inch BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres as original equipment  for Volkswagen’s Tiguan to be sold in Russia from this January. The supply of 17-inch tires follows on the supply of 18-inch (235/55R18 100V) “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres that began in June 2017. The tyre is known for fuel efficiency , wet grip and other functionalities that deliver superb driving performance and comfort in a wide range of road conditions. Volkswagen’s high evaluation of the performance of “BluEarth-A AE-50” tyres led to the brand becoming the first Yokohama tyre selected by Volkswagen Group Rus., as OE back...

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Cooper Tire promotes Phil Kortokrax to new role; appoints Christopher Ball as President of NATO

Phil Kortokrax has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Global Operations & Procurement at Cooper Tire. Kortokrax, who has been with Cooper for nearly three decades, is responsible for overseeing the company’s global manufacturing operations, which includes eight tyre manufacturing plants on three continents, as well as global procurement. He is also responsible for Cooper’s emerging global original equipment (OE) and worldwide truck and bus radial (TBR) tyre businesses. “During his long tenure with Cooper, Phil has served in many different functional areas within the company and brings deep expertise to his new role. With this...

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Yokohama Rubber achieves goal of 100% Eco-friendly Product Portfolio

Yokohama Rubber on February 16 met it’s a core corporate goal—a 100% weighting for environmentally friendly products in the company’s overall product portfolio. The Japanese company had set this goal back in FY2006 with the aim of minimizing its products’ impact on the environment and endeavored to achieve the goal by the end of FY2017. One of the basic policies of the company’s previous medium-term management plan—Grand Design 100 (GD100), initiated back in FY2006 and concluded at the end of FY2017—was to “Assert world-class strengths in technologies for protecting the environment.” The Company’s effort to make its entire product...

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Cooper Tire launches TBR lines

At the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Cooper Tire introduced truck and bus radial tyres. The new tyres have been designed and developed for fleets to reduce their overall tyre programme costs and are offered in three series based on application– PRO SeriesTM for long-haul, WORK SeriesTM for regional-haul, pick-up and delivery, and SEVERE SeriesTM for mixed service. Cooper brand TBR tyre are SmartWay verified for fuel efficiency and are backed by a premium seven-year, two-retread warranty with full replacement value on the first 50 percent of tread life on all PRO Series...

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BKT widens its product range for loaders

World’s one of leading off-highway tyre makers BKT has developed several tyre ranges for loaders. The new tyres have been developed aiming at a concrete and direct response to the particular needs and requirements that operators in the industrial field bring forward daily. The company said that the high performance and durable tyres will meet the complex needs of companies operating in this sector, increasing both productivity and operating hours. “Continuous innovation by BKT in terms of materials employed and technical tyre engineering are a guarantee for continuously improved performance in loading and material transport operations. Loaders are employed...

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