Motorsport represents an essential part of the Italian firm’s research and development program, as an open-air testing laboratory.
“The acquisition is in line with the company’s strategy to secure new growth engines by aggressively acquiring companies with advanced technology and design capabilities,” according to the report.
Marangoni is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Rovereto, Italy based headquarters. The location currently houses Marangoni’s global research and development center in addition to its production area.
Sumitomo is hard at work on the tire of the future with their “smart tire” roadmap, first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor show. Keeping tires in tip-top shape, enhanced safety, and improved material durability are among the major areas the company is researching to push the boundaries of what’s possible in tire technology.
Apollo Tyres Ltd. and the Rubber Research Institute of India have teamed up to develop a new type of natural rubber that can substitute for expensive imported artificial compounds needed for high performance tires. The newly-patented compound should lower costs for Apollo Tyres’ line o high-performance tires.
ZC Rubber and the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have built a new R&D center for rubber and environmentally-friendly materials.
The Yokohama Rubber Co. is establishing a tire research and development center in North Carolina, located in the greater Charlotte area. Currently YRC conducts research on tires for the North American market in several U.S. states and in Japan, but the company hopes to consolidate these R&D activities with the new center. The consolidation should
Pirelli SpA has signed a competitiveness agreement with the Lombardy regional government to receive a €1.9 million grant for a two-year research and development project, Tyres & Accessories reports. The tiremaker plans to invest €5.35 million into the project – called “Total Safety System” – to plan new, safe products at its Milan headquarters’ R&D