January, 2007 Archives - Page 6 of 195 - Tire Review Magazine
Multistrada to More than Double Capacity

Indonesian manufacturer PT Multistrada Arah Sarana has announced plans to increase its production capacity from 17,000 units per day to 40,000 during 2008.

Kumho: “We Will Continue to Invest in Vietnam”

During a state visit to South Korea the leader of Vietnam, Nong Duc Manh, met with Kumho Asiana chairman Sam Koo Park to discuss issues of economic cooperation.

MRF to Set Up Tyre Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

Indian tyremaker MRF is reported to be preparing to build its anticipated new facility in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu during the first half of 2008.

Bridgestone Aiming for 40% of Oman PCR Market

While visiting Oman for the launch of Bridgestone’s Adrenalin Potenza RE001 tyre, the company’s general manager for the Gulf, East Africa and Nigeria, Takahiro Mitsui, spoke about the company’s activities and ambitions for the region, and the measures being taken to ensure global supply keeps pace with demand.

ECI Sets Record Straight Over Copycat ‘Tyrexpo Asia’

ECI International Ltd., the organiser of Tyrexpo Asia in Singapore, has criticised a new show in Shanghai for copying its name.

Pirelli Claims Top Spot in Tire Rack Tests

Pirelli Tire North America said its P Zero topped a recent Tire Rack test of “max performance” tires, besting two other unnamed UHP tires.

Goodyear Offers IT Internships to Akron Seniors

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched a new program to provide paid summer IT internships to seniors of Akron Public Schools.

Zurich Trades Holiday Cards for GAAS Donation

Insurer Zurich announced that instead of sending greeting cards to customers during this holiday season, it will instead donate another $10,000 to fund scholarships awarded through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS).

Webb Forms Alliance with TMD Friction

Webb Wheel Products has entered into a deal with TMD Friction to create a brake drum/brake lining package for the commercial vehicle market.

Store Manager Arrested for Thefts

The former manager of a Tire Kingdom store in the Tampa Bay area was arrested Dec. 11, accused of stealing some $5,000 from the company and transferring a customer’s vehicle into his name.

BFNAT, USW Extend Bloomington Contract

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire announced at the United Steelworkers Local 787, representing workers at its OTR tire plant in Bloomington, Ill., has approved a contract extension through 2012.

Tyre Major Supplier U.S. Zinc Sold

Aluminium and alloy products manufacturer Aleris International has agreed to sell its zinc business, which operates under the name U.S. Zinc, to affiliates of Brazil’s Votorantim Metais Ltd. for US$295 million, with certain adjustments for working capital and other items.