Global Tire Volume Predicted to Reach 2.7 Billion Units by 2022
Smithers Rapra has reported in its “The Future of Global Tires to 2022” report that the overall tire market will reach over 2.2 billion units by 2017.
Smithers Rapra Hires New Technical Director
Smithers Rapra, a leader in rubber, plastics and composites testing expertise, has named Matt Kent as technical director of the Smithers Rapra Tire & Wheel Test Center in Ravenna.
Smithers, Manufacturers Partner on Testing
Smithers Rapra has partnered with several tire manufacturers on its new MTS Flat Trac CT Plus Tire Test System at its Ravenna, Ohio, testing facility.
Smithers Rapra: Tire Industry in Boom Cycle
A new market report from the tire experts at Smithers Rapra forecasts global tire manufacturing will grow nearly 4% per year through to 2022, driven by increased demand, tire innovations, and continuing capital spending and capacity expansion by tire suppliers.
Symposium Highlights Technical Trends Affecting Chinese Manufacturers
Smithers Rapra held its first Tire Technology Symposium in China, an event designed to bring the Chinese tire industry together to share technical knowledge, regulatory expertise and business insight. The symposium featured more than 70 technical experts from companies throughout the industry supply chain, including automotive OEMs, tire manufacturers and retailers. James Popio, vice president
Insight: Four Key Trends for the Future Truck Tire Market
The global market for truck tires is estimated to see steady, if uneven growth, over the next 10 years according to the latest market research from Smithers Rapra. The Smithers Rapra report “The Future of Truck Tires to 2025” estimates that 2015 will see the sale of 477 million units. The demand for truck tires
Smithers Promotes Director of Sales
Ed Cordiano has been named director of sales for the Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira North America business groups. In his role as director of sales, Cordiano will develop and deploy sales process to expose Smithers testing capabilities to new and current clients, The Smithers Group said. Prior to joining Smithers, Cordiano worked at Linde
Smithers Expands Capabilities at Suzhou Lab
Independent testing services provider Smithers has expanded capabilities at its Smithers Rapra testing laboratory in Suzhou, China. The lab achieved ISO/IEC 17025 in 2013 and has been providing tire testing for a wide variety of specifications including SAE, GMW, ASTM and ISO protocols to the Chinese market for several years. Clients recently gained a first-hand
Tire Manufacturers Slated to Present at Traction 2015 Conference
Smithers Rapra’s Traction 2015 conference will bring together tire industry leaders from May 19-21 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The conference and exhibition will bring together tire OEMs, Tier 1-4 system and component suppliers, and materials producers to discuss supplier and consumer needs, material technology advancements, policy and regulations and tire industry business
Smithers RAPRA Names GM for Tire and Wheel Test Lab
Smithers RAPRA named Ron Arthur general manager for its Tire and Wheel Test Laboratory in Ravenna, Ohio. Previously, Arthur held engineering and technology leadership roles with Patch Rubber, Veyance Technologies and Cooper Tire. “Ron’s expertise and leadership in the rubber and tire industries, both in the U.S. and China, are a significant benefit to Smithers