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Falken chosen for SEAT Ibiza

Spanish auto manufacturer SEAT selected Falken as its OEM tyre supplier for the fifth generation of its best-selling SEAT Ibiza. The new SEAT Ibiza will be fitted with FALKEN AZENIS FK453, a top-end model from FALKEN’s Ultra High Performance tire portfolio, as the standard ex works tire for 17″ rim size. For 16″ rims, the engineers at SEAT – a member of the Volkswagen Group – chose the FALKEN ZIEX 914A, a tyre noted for its sportiness, comfort and economy. 14″ and 15″ wheels are fitted with the FALKEN SINCERA SN832A as standard; this tyre was developed using advanced...

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Linglong Tire sets up subsidiaries Luxembourg and Mexico

Linglong Tire has opened two new subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Mexico for import and export activities. The two subsidiaries, Mexico tire unit, named ELITE FAITH MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. ,and Luxembourg investment unit, named Linglong Luxembourg S.à r.l, will engage in the import and export of tire and tire raw materials. The subsidiaries are located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg and Mexico City, Mexico. The subsidiaries are set up to build up Linglong’s overseas sales network to speed up the two     companies’ cooperation,”said the statement....

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Bridgestone announces Sr management changes

Bridgestone announced senior management changes in the organisation. Akira Matsuda, Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for Global Innovation, Tire Advanced Technology Innovation, will be Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for Global Innovation Tire Advanced Technology Innovation, Central Research, and  Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer, Corporate Management, effective August 1,2017. Tatsuro Hamada will be the advisor of the company, from August 1,2017. Hamada is Vice President and Officer Central Research; Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer, Corporate Management. From September 1,2017, Koji Kajiwara will be the Vice President and Officer, Assistant to Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Responsible for Japan Tire Business....

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Linglong Tire still interested in Serbian plant

Wang Feng, chairman and president of Linglong Tire, attended the inauguration ceremony of Serbia’s new president  Aleksandar Vučić. The event took place on June 23, 2017, in which  Wang Feng and representatives from Serbian president staff office, Serbian development office, and Serbian development bureau gathered to discuss on the prospects and opportunities of building One Belt and A Road, mainly concentrating on the problems like land, transportation, tax policy, and labor visa. Serbia is now the world’s second largest investment destination with a history of over 70 years in automobile manufacturing industry, which is the most important industry in...

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Continental’s Contidrom to celebrate 50th anniversary

Continental’s prototype and benchmark tyre test facility, The Contidrom, which has hosted 1.3 million tyre tests so far, is about to celebrate its 50th  anniversary. Initially, the Contidrom comprised a high-speed 2.8-kilometer oval and the other tracks, such as the 1.8-kilometer wet-handling course and the 3.8-kilometer dry-handling track, were added during later expansion stages. Since 2012, important tests can also be conducted indoors in the all-weather Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer (AIBA). In all, Continental has tested some 1.3 million tyres here since the facility first opened. The company’s future plans include an additional wet-handling course, which is to be...

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