Michelin’s Fuel Efficiency Claims Challenged
After receiving a complaint filed by Bridgestone Americas Holdings challenging some of the advertising claims Michelin is making regarding their tires and fuel efficiency, the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Michelin North America modify certain advertising claims.
Ceat Cuts Truck Tire Prices
Indian tiremaker Ceat has cut the prices of its truck tyres by an additional 3% to 4%, news which came just days after the company announced an initial cut of 3.6%.
Firestone’s Poland Plant Receives TS Certification
Firestone Industrial Products Co.’s air spring plant in Poland has earned TS Certification, ISO/TS 16949:2002.
Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology Gets Nod
Goodyear’s self-sealing commercial tire technology, designed to help truck fleets save on their operating costs, has earned a “Nifty Fifty Award” for best new products in 2008.
Toyo Awards Six Scholarships
Six southern California high school students were acknowledged as recipients of the John Wooden Scholar-Athlete Award presented by Toyo Tires.
150 Tires Stolen From Iowa Dealer
About $25,000 worth of tires was stolen over the weekend from Linder Tire Services in Iowa City, Iowa.
MRF Earnings Show Plight of Tiremakers
One of India’s top tire manufacturers, MRF Ltd., has reported a 7.4% drop in operating profit for the year that ended in September.
Dunlop India Managers Allegedly Beaten Up
The tyre trade can be a ruthless business sometimes…Two Dunlop India managers have reportedly been beaten up by members of the INTUC employee’s union at the company’s Sahagunj factory.
Michelin: November’s Market Worse Than October’s
The report published by Morgan Stanley Research Europe says it all: “If investors thought tyre data was poor in October, it just got worse…”
Nokian Employees Stage Walkout in Protest of Production Adjustments
At midday on Dec. 18, production personnel at Nokian’s heavy tyres factory in Nokia, Finland, walked out to protest against the company’s plans to adjust production capacity.
Energy Savings at Pirelli’s Carlisle Plant Following Inspection
An energy and heat loss survey carried out by Eriks UK at Pirelli’s manufacturing facility in Carlisle has led to the implementation of energy savings which, the company estimates, will amount to a total savings in excess of ≤60,000.
Former Conti Deputy Director Appointed to Autoliv Board
The Board of Directors of automotive safety systems specialist Autoliv Inc. has elected former Continental AG deputy chairman Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ziebart to the Board, following the announcement that Board member Per Welin will retire from the board at its 2009 AGM.