Struck Down: Rejection of TPMS Challenge Has Both Predictable, Unpredictable Implications
It was a challenge that had to be made, but at least for now, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in mid-June regarding NHTSA’s rule on tire pressure monitoring systems will stand as originally written. The court ruled the petitioning parties four tire companies, TIA and consumer watchdog Public Citizen failed to establish
Lines of Distinction?: As Tire Technology Advances, Geographic Boundries Disappear
Our industry – at home and abroad – has been building tires for more than a century. Along the way, we allowed ourselves to be fooled every once in a while by ‘technology’ that really didn’t live up to its billing. One example is the single-ply tire promoted as being as strong as a two-ply
Michelin Voted Most Recognisable Tyre Brand in the UK
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Michelin’s long established heritage and iconic mascot has helped it become one of the most recognisable and best-loved brands on the U.K. market, a phenomenon highlighted by recent survey results released by the Superbrands Council.
Galgo Focuses on Lean and Mean Organisation
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) In the course of the past years there has been but one important process that has dominated developments in the European pre-cured retreading market: suppliers from outside of Europe are finding it more and more feasible to claim a growing market share to themselves.
Ceat Reiterates China Outsourcing Plans
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Not wanting to miss out on a sizable chunk of India’s TBR sector, Ceat Ltd. has decided upon plans that will see its sales increase from their current 600-700 tyres a month to 4,000-5,000 by June 2008.
Marangoni Buys Facility, Looks to Expand
(Akron/Tire Review) Marangoni Tread North America has bought the physical building and land that its North American manufacturing and warehouse facilities utilize.
MRF Joins Rubber Group’s Panel of Associates
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has released a statement outlining the addition of India’s largest tyremaker, MRF, to the group’s Panel of Associates.
OE Brand Has A Strong Influence on Aftermarket Sales
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) The degree of individualisation that goes into commercial vehicles selling for six-figure sums is much higher than for passenger cars.
Delphi to Build New Romanian Plant
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) On July 19, the same day that Pirelli SpA announced its planned investment of around ≤17 million to set up a factory for the production of diesel engine filters, auto parts manufacturer Delphi gave details of plans to invest some ≤67 million over the next five years in a new factory in Romania.
Back After a Short Break…
(Staffordshire, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) An international motor sport event has not taken place on Russian soil since before the First World War, when the St Petersburg Grand Prix was held in May 1914 with victory going to the German Willy Schoel, driving a Benz.