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Apollo Tyres expands supplies to European OEMs

Apollo Tyres’ premiere brand in Europe, Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Ford EcoSport, and the supplies have already begun to these auto makers. “I would like to congratulate my team, which has been working relentlessly towards gaining OE approvals in Europe,” commented Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & MD, Apollo Tyres Ltd. “By entering the supply chains of world-leading carmakers such as Volkswagen, Ford and SEAT, Apollo Tyres has embarked on a very important journey with European OEMs. While these are the first few, there are several other OE approvals in...

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VMI opens new manufacturing facility in Poland

The new manufacturing facility of VMI in Leszno, Poland, was officially opened on September 5 by Lukasz Borowiak, Mayor of Leszno and Alexander van der Lof, Chairman of the Executive Board of TKH Group. The facility, built on an 8 hectare plot of land, comprises 13,500 m2 of manufacturing floor space, warehousing and offices. After the ground breaking ceremony in November of last year, construction took only eight months. At this moment, the facility offers employment to 70 people and is expected to grow to over 150 employees before mid 2018. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces according to the...

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BKT tyres to go for Elma Wood forestry fair

BKT and its partner Gripen Wheels are taking their products to Elma Wood, the four-yearly international trade fair for the forest industry. The June 7-10, 2017 event in the Bratteborgs Gård forests, south of Jönköping, Sweden, is a global gathering of forestry operators. BKT and Gripen Wheels will showcase the top tyres for forestry applications such as Forestech and TR 678 along with the tyres Flotation 648 for transport operations and W 207 for ATV vehicles. At the Elmia Wood trade fair, BKT and Gripen Wheels are going to display Forestech in two sizes: 710/45 – 26.5 and 750/55...

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New Tread Wisely mobile app from Cooper

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has introduced first-of-its-kind Tread Wisely mobile app that offers tyre and vehicle safety information. Cooper created the app in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). The new Tread Wisely app is free and available for download from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android). It is full of useful tyre and vehicle safety features, including: A unique “I Got There” feature that to let those at home know when they arrive safely at their destination. “I Got There” allows users to set a reminder to contact their parents or...

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Continental introduces TeleMaster OTR line

Continental Commercial Specialty Tires has launched TeleMaster Off-the-Road tyre line, designed to handle heavy loads, be long lasting, maintain traction and provide a comfortable ride, the company says. According to the company, the tyre enables the vehicle to carry heavy loads in rugged terrain. Continental says it made the tyres with a special three-layer rubber construction that ensures a low heat buildup. They have non-directional tread patterns that allow forward and reverse on hard and loose surfaces, providing stability and a smoother ride. TeleMaster comes in sizes 315/95-28/8.50 and...

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