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Apollo Tires eying 5 per cent share of Thai market

Apollo Tires is keen to make inroads in to Thailand market and aims to corner 5 per cent share in the next two-three years. Apollo is confident of achieving top-10 position within short period of time.

The India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement has brought import duties down to 6 per cent for tire imports from India for trucks, buses and passenger vehicles, and 3 per cent for farm tires. That has helped the company make its tires affordable. Apollo Tires sales in Thailand grew by 300 per cent last year, though from a small base, had an ambition to have a manufacturing facility in Asean eventually, but its current focus would be on its newly acquired facility in Hungary. With sales of US$2.2 billion (Bt72 billion) in its 2014 fiscal year, Apollo Tires is one of the first Indian tire manufacturers to expand and make acquisitions internationally. Article Source:

Apollo Tires eying 5 per cent share of Thai market2019-08-14T09:54:38+00:00

Indonesian tire market to grow by 10 per cent annually between 2014-15

Indonesia has been witnessing significant increase in tire market over the last few years. The country has been witnessing significant rise in domestic tire sales as well as tire exports developed markets like the United States, Europe, etc. According to 'Indonesia Tire Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019', the tire market in Indonesia is forecast grow at a CAGR of around 10.10% in volume terms during 2014-19. Growing automobile sales in domestic market as well as export market, rising automobile fleet size, availability of raw material in abundance, and encouraging government policies are the major factors expected drive Indonesia tire market during the forecast period. Owing to the largest fleet size and auto OEM production base, Java is the highest contributor in Indonesia tire market in volume terms. In 2013, Two-wheeler occupied about 71.30% market share in volume terms, followed by passenger cars and commercial vehicles with 9.75% and 3.16% market share, respectively, in volume terms. Gajah Tunggal is the market leader

Indonesian tire market to grow by 10 per cent annually between 2014-152019-08-14T09:54:39+00:00

China Top Brand Tire Exhibition to open on May 15th in Guangrao Shandong

The 6th China (Guangrao) International Rubber Tire & Auto Accessory Exhibition will be held on May 15th-17th, 2015 in Guangrao International Expo Center, Shandong Province, China. The expo centre is divided into 1 central and 6 independent halls with 42,000 ㎡ indoor and 20,000 ㎡ outdoor exhibition area, where 3,000 international standard booths can be set up. 660 exhibitors and 45,000 professional visitors are expected to attend from home and abroad. The exhibition, which is sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of Int'l Trade and People's Government of Shandong Province, is being described as a top brand exhibition in China. Main Exhibits include: tire products, wheel products, rubber tire machinery and equipment, tire retreading equipment and materials, rubber raw materials, auto accessory and maintenance equipment, etc. Concurrent Events: wheel exhibition, auto maintenance equipment exhibition and new tire & rubber materials and the like. Guangrao county of Shandong province is the largest tire industrial base and the only national export

China Top Brand Tire Exhibition to open on May 15th in Guangrao Shandong2019-08-14T09:54:39+00:00

Yokohama OE fitment for new Ariel Nomad

The Ariel Atom already has a reputation as a very unique hand built sports car with no doors or a roof in Europe and indeed around the world. Now the Atom has been joined by a new lightweight 235BHP Nomad version which has been specially manufactured for off-road and competition use which has recently been launched in Europe. The all-new Ariel Nomad has been fitted as OE with Yokohama's Geolander M/T+, their most aggressive off-road tire which is specifically suited for use on sand and the most extreme slippery surfaces. At the same time other Yokohama Geolander tires are available for fitment including the A/T-S and H/T-S along with the Advan A053 Gravel Rally tire and A006T Tarmac Rally tire. Article source:

Yokohama OE fitment for new Ariel Nomad2019-08-14T09:54:39+00:00

First Giti Primewell SUV tire for Europe

Giti Tire has launched its first 4x4 tire in its thriving Primewell brand endorsing the continued popularity of the SUV segment throughout Europe. The Primewell Valera SUV is being promoted as a 'quality affordable tire' for the European replacement market and is initially available in eleven sizes from 17 up to 20 inches ranging from 215/60R17 through to 275/40R20 in speed ratings V, W and Y. The new range joins Giti's road going 4x4 pattern in its Runway brand. Article source:

First Giti Primewell SUV tire for Europe2019-08-14T09:54:40+00:00

More AA rated tires from Goodyear Dunlop

Goodyear Dunlop in Europe has introduced its very latest AA rated passenger tire which incorporates eight sizes and inherits Goodyear's EfficientGrip Performance Series which meets the current wet grip and rolling resistance labelling criteria. This brand now provides one of the largest range of tire sizes sporting AA EU tire label grades on the market and the new sizes complement an already extensive BA rated range from Goodyear which provides 53 EfficientGrip Performance sizes. Article source:

More AA rated tires from Goodyear Dunlop2019-08-14T09:54:40+00:00

Continental expands research and development footprint in India

Continental recently inaugurated a new 13 000 square metre facility to expand its R&D capabilities in Bangalore, India. With a total investment of 12.4 million Euro (approximately R160-million) and a current headcount of around 1 000 engineers, the new Technical Center India (TCI) facility at Gold Hill Supreme, Electronic City Phase II will meet the increasing demand for engineering and software development skills to support global R&D projects, as well as local customers. Eight state-of-the-art R&D labs will be housed in the new facility. Speaking at the occasion, Helmut Matschi, President of the Interior Division and Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG, said: "India's talent pool is strategic to our growth, globally and in Asia. "Continental has invested significantly in the Tech Center since its inception, a confirmation of our commitment to India. While our engineers in India are making valuable contributions to the development of advanced technology for developed markets, Continental is equally excited by the prospect of

Continental expands research and development footprint in India2019-08-14T09:54:40+00:00

Very high flexion range from Mitas

Following on from the news that Mitas will be replacing the Continental brand with their own in 2015, the company has now revealed a key part of its new line-up with the introduction of its Very High Flexion (VF) tires which are manufactured at their Otrokovice plant in the Czech Republic and in their American plant in Iowa. Now available from Mitas Premium are the VF 380/95R38 HC 2000 and VF 480/95R50 HC 2000 patterns for high horsepower tractors whilst for Sprayer applications the VF 380/90R46 HC 1000 is now available with additional sizes HC 2000 – the VF 600/70R30 and VF 710/70R42 being released in due course. Mitas also states that a further VF line will eventually also be launched. Source:

Very high flexion range from Mitas2019-08-14T09:54:40+00:00

New range of On/Off Road Tires from Bridgestone

Bridgestone Europe has announced the launch of a new dynamic range of On/Off tires with increased load capabilities (EVO marked) for the more efficient use of heavy vehicles in the mining and construction markets. The all-new collection of four heavy tires – the M840 EVO (All Position, On/Off Road), L355 EVO (Drive, On/Off Road), M748 EVO (Trailer, On/Off Road) and L317 EVO (All Position, Off Road) provides operators with the valuable opportunity to carry heavier loads without compromising tire performance, cut resistance and durability. The structure of these news tires has been reinforced so they are robust enough to maintain the skeleton of the tire with minimal deformation while in service, as well as keeping the flexibility required for demanding On/Off operations. Source:

New range of On/Off Road Tires from Bridgestone2019-08-14T09:54:41+00:00

Further Romanian acquisition by Michelin is approved

It has been announced in Romania that the country's Competition Council has approved the proposed takeover of Reifen Ihle's Romanian operation – Ihle Anvelope by Michelin. A media report in Romania confirmed details of the proposed acquisition by Michelin who already own three tire manufacturing plants in the country along with the Romanian tire distribution business, Euromaster Tire and Services. Source:

Further Romanian acquisition by Michelin is approved2019-08-14T09:54:42+00:00