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Bridgestone Americas opens operation centre in Antioch

Bridgestone Americas opened its Bridgestone Operations Center in Antioch. The facility is home to 450 teammates and contractors who recently moved into the facility. This grand opening is the first of two openings for the company this year. Its new downtown headquarters, the Bridgestone Tower, is scheduled to be operational as of September 1, with a celebration planned for December. The investments in these two facilities will bring the total number of Bridgestone employees in Nashville and Antioch to more than 2,200. “The vibrant environment in Antioch is the perfect home for the Bridgestone Operations Center,” said Gordon Knapp,...

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Rick Alonzo appointed as Sr director of supply chain and logistics at YTC

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) appointed Rick Alonzo as senior director of its supply chain and logistics. Alonzo will report to Yokohama COO Jeff Barna. “Rick brings more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain management, logistics and procurement and is well-versed in leading large multi-site distribution centers,” Barna said. “He’ll definitely be a major asset for us.” Alonzo joins Yokohama from Roche Diagnostics, where he was a director of global supply chain management. At Roche, he supported a complex FDA regulated instrument and reagent manufacturing operation and distribution channel. Prior to that, Alonzo worked for the Renault-Nissan Alliance Group...

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Cimcorp to supply automated handling systems to Algeria’s first tyre plant

Cimcorp bagged a major order from the Algerian consumer electronics and household appliances group, Saterex for automated logistics systems in a brand-new tyre plant in Algeria. With huge growth in sales of products marketed under its leading ‘Iris’ brand, Saterex is diversifying into tyre manufacture. The new plant is being built in Sétif, 300 km east of Algiers, and will be the first tyre factory in Algeria since Michelin Group closed its plant in the capital in 2013. Explaining the investment, Yacine Guidoum, Managing Director of Saterex, said, “The area around Sétif is undergoing significant economic growth across a...

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Michelin to launch world’s first connected tyre for aeronautical industry

Le Bourget Air Show,Michelin and Safran Landing Systems will jointly present the world’s first connected tyre for the aeronautical industry. The innovation, called ‘PresSense’ comprises an electronic pressure sensor installed within the tyre to greatly improve and simplify ground maintenance operations. The deployment of the PresSense project is scheduled for 2019. The result of a collaboration between Michelin and Safran Landing Systems over two years, PresSense is a wireless solution that functions as an embedded system.  The electronic pressure sensor in the tyre collects information on the inflation pressure. The digital data is transferred remotely, without any intervention on...

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Cooper Tire celebrates 10the anniversary of Roadmaster tyre line

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company celebrated its 10th  anniversary of its Roadmaster line of truck tyres. The company launched its first Roadmaster range in 2007. Roadmaster has since added five additional SmartWay-verified tyres to its lineup, now offering tyres with this designation in nearly every application. “Roadmaster began with four tyre lines and now we offer commercial tyres for nearly every application – long haul, regional, mixed service, pick-up and delivery, and bus,” said Gary Schroeder, Director of Cooper’s truck and bus tyre business. “Celebrating our 10th  anniversary is more than a milestone; it’s a launch point into our...

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