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Pirelli 3rd Quarter Financials

High Value Revenues: +7.5% to 2,719.9 million euro thanks to strengthening in all regions. As a percentage of sales, it rose to 67.4% from 64.5% on 30th September 2018

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UVeye applies artificial intelligence to tyre inspection

UVeye’s key product for the tyre market is called Artemis. This advanced system gathers technical and safety-related data. In a matter of seconds, the system reads and recognises the tyre brand, markings and technical specification, as well as crucial safety-related data such as tyre condition, pressure, abrasion and scratches.

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Michelin: UPTIS unveiled to the public

Michelin has been calling UPTIS a revolution in tyre design, because for the past 130 years, the company has been constantly innovating to improve all areas of tyre performance (longevity, noise, safety, fuel efficiency, etc.), but until UPTIS, none of the work had ever produced a satisfactory solution to punctures.

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Michelin : pilot plant to produce bio-sourced butadiene

The BioButterfly project launched by Michelin in 2012 has just achieved another milestone: the construction of France's first industrial pilot plant capable of producing butadiene from ethanol. The goal is to replace oil-based raw materials used in the company's tyres with bio-sourced molecules

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Customer driven: Steve Grossrieder

From humble beginnings as a mechanic to three decades, and counting, of managerial experience, JAX Tyres CEO Steve Grossrieder brings a down-to-earth approach to leadership, with the customer at the forefront

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4JET launches Scannect QR code tyre reader app

With laser etched QR Codes being increasingly used in passenger car and commercial tyre applications, the 4JET app decodes the information and translates it back to plain data, such as the manufacturer’s name, TIN Code, load- and speed index or directional information. Information about a tyre’s origin

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Michelin, Continental and Smag to create Rubberway®

Michelin, Continental and Smag create a joint-venture Rubberway®, the smartphone application designed to map sustainability practices across the natural rubber industry

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Hankook Tyres now original equipment on Audi's Q8

Hankook is now a supplier of various sized tyres for the new Audi Q8. The Hankook tyre lines, Ventus and Winter i*cept evo 2 SUV as well as the Dynapro HP 2 Plus, are fitted as original equipment to the SUV flagship of the Ingolstadt-based premium manufacturer.

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TomTom Telematics’ becomes Bridgestone ‘Webfleet Solutions’

Following the acquisition of TomTom Telematics by Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) on 1 April 2019, Bridgestone has announced that TomTom Telematics’ company name will become Webfleet Solutions as of 1 October 2019

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Another patent infringement suit win for Bridgestone in China

It isn’t just idle words when Bridgestone says it “takes seriously any unauthorised use or infringement of its patents, trademarks or any other intellectual property.”

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‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

Michelin’s Pierre Robert hasn’t taken this criticism of worn tyres lying down. The vice president of research refers to the Auto Bild article as “one-sided” and “unrepresentative”, commenting that the tests involved reflect an “unrealistic driving situation.”

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Hankook Tire wins the IDEA 2019 for its innovative concept tyres

Hexonic is a tyre for fully-autonomous, shared cars (car sharing) that provides optimised driving solutions with smart sensors. HLS-23, Hankook Tire’s future logistics transport system, guarantees sustainable logistics services through individual or assembled group operations

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Bridgestone wins patent infringement lawsuit against Wanli

A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone Corporation in its patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese tyre manufacturers Guangzhou South China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. and Wanli Tire Co., Ltd. (Wanli Tire).

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Bridgestone reveals portfolio to conquer global mobility challenges and fulfil the promise of CASE at IAA 2019

The world’s largest tyre and rubber company will be revealing its comprehensive portfolio at the 68th annual International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

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Hankook Tyre UK wins Tyre Manufacturer category at the 2019 TyreSafe Awards

Premium tyre maker Hankook was announced as the winner of the Tyre Manufacturer Award at the TyreSafe annual awards held on the evening of Thursday 18th July at St. George’s Park in Staffordshire. The Awards were set up to recognise the achievements of those who have excelled in their initiatives to increase awareness of tyre safety, over the past twelve months

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Goodyear takes first place in Tyre Reviews’ tyre test

Goodyear is delighted to announce that the new Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre was ranked top in the first ever Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tyre test conducted by Tyre Reviews, the number one online tyre review website

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2019: Finding Australia's best performance tyre

Eight of the hottest new performance tyres race the clock (or tape measure) in five gruelling disciplines. WhichCar finds out how they rank

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Bridgestone EMEA prepares for the future with €36 million commitment to smart factory project

Bridgestone EMEA announces that it is investing €36 million to digitise its manufacturing operations and to create the smart factories of the future. From 2019 onwards, the project will enable Bridgestone EMEA to respond faster and more flexibly to evolving customer demands, while enabling production to use less energy and produce less waste.

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Responsible purchasing: Michelin’s involvement is recognized twice over

It aims to recognise French companies that have demonstrated sustainable and balanced relationships with their suppliers. It is the first label in this area to be awarded by a public authority.

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How a bank helped JAX Tyres revitalise its website for modern-day customers

Heatmapping, eye tracking and customer insights formed the foundation for a website revamp at this leading Australian tyre retailer

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Continental Celebrates Ten Years of Hefei Plant

Continental has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its passenger and light truck tyres plant in Hefei, China. A special event was hosted at the plant recently with the participation of management from the Tyre Division and Continental China as well as the plant employees and their families.

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Hankook Tyre Receives Two Honda Supplier of the Year Awards

“Hankook values our partnership with Honda to provide the highest quality tyres for Honda vehicles. These awards are a reflection of our strong and growing relationship, and it is an honour to continue to support Honda,”

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Michelin Ranked Eighth in World’s Most Reputable Companies Listing

In Forbes’ annual listing, the “World’s Most Reputable Companies” are ranked based on an independent survey, which was completed during January and February 2019, of more than 230,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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Hankook Rebrands as Hankook Technology Group

With these name changes, Hankook states it is establishing a unified brand system, and these changes should represent a turning point in enhancing future competitiveness based on technology innovation.

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FCAI Releases April 2019 New Vehicle Sales Figures

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the new vehicle sales figures for the month of April 2019, with total sales reaching 75,550 units, an 8.9 per cent decrease on the same period last year.

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Hankook Releases Results from Q1 2019

Hankook Tyre has announced its Q1 2019 financial results with consolidated global sales of KRW 1.64 trillion (€1.28 billion) and an operating profit of KRW 140.1 billion (€109.6 million).

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Goodyear Reports Q1 Results

Goodyear’s first quarter 2019 sales were US$3.6 billion, down six per cent from US$3.8 billion a year ago, driven by unfavourable currency translation and lower volume in its international businesses, partially offset by improvements in price/mix.

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Michelin Releases Q1 Figures

“In difficult markets, we once again demonstrated the resilience afforded by our Group’s exposure to different economic sectors, allowing us to confirm our 2019 guidance. First-quarter sales also reflect the major contribution of our recent acquisitions, Camso and Fenner,”

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Bridgestone tyre takes out top honours

Six of the leading SUV tyres in the 215/65 R16 size were tested, and the magazine said the Dueler Sport H/P 4 came out on top for dry and wet handling as well as road handling.

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SUV Sales Hold Up in Lower June Result

The Australian new car market slowed in June compared with the same period in 2017, with the total market down 2.9 per cent, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. Notably, the three top-selling vehicles during June were light commercial vehicles, with the Toyota Hilux leading the market

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Tiltread Tyre Steers Path to the Future

The high performance tyre of the future will be very different to the tyres we drive on today, if the results of a recent design competition are a guide.

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Sydney ‘Tyre Man’ Off The Throne

Manly’s iconic tyre man was taken down recently as its deteriorating condition made him a potential danger for any one passing the almost 100 tyre high installation.

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Hat-trick for Dunlop Direzza

THE DUNLOP DIREZZA 03G HAS TAKEN OUT THE TITLE OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST PERFORMING SEMI-SLICK TYRE, BLOWING AWAY THE OPPOSITION IN THE CATEGORY IN THE 2010 MOTOR MAGAZINE TYRE TEST WITH A DOMINANT PERFORMANCE FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

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TOYO and NITTO Take a Stand

A formal complaint has been lodged with the US International Trade Commission, detailing 22 manufacturers, importers and sellers of replacement tyres for both the passenger and light truck segments.

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The Michelin Man Celebrates his 113th Birthday and joins Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame

The Michelin Man turned 113 years old in October and celebrated by being inducted into Advertising Week’s Walk of Fame as “Icon of the Year” in ceremonies at Time Square in New York.

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Continental Launches ContiForceContact

Developed specifically for enthusiasts who attend track days using their high performance road cars, the ContiForceContact is fully road-legal and differs from many of its competitors in being suitable for wet conditions.

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Michelin Claims Auto Express Tyre Test

Eight tyres in the size 225/40 18 Y 92 XL were fitted to a Volkswagen Golf and put through their paces in test categories including dry handling, dry braking, wet handling, wet braking, wet cornering, straight aquaplaning, curved aquaplaning, rolling resistance and cabin noise.

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Nexen Tops German Magazine Tyre Test

German automobile magazine, ACE Lenkrad has published the results of its annual summer tyre test, with Nexen Tyre’s N’blue HD Plus 195/65 R15 91V named the ‘Test Winner’.

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Continental Unveils the PremiumContact 6

In the PremiumContact 6, Continental states that it has bridged the gap between a very comfortable tyre and a sporty one, with its tyre developers coming up with new solutions for maximum safety, high ride comfort and a tread design for superior handling.

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Continental’s New CrossContact ATR Tyre is Suitable for Both On- and Off-Road Driving

Continental has announced the introduction of a new tyre to its SUV product portfolio, the CrossContact ATR which delivers safe on and off-highway driving.

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Tyre Talk: Dunlop Direzza 03G

The latest evolution in Dunlop’s superb line-up of Tarmac Rally tyres has a symmetrical, directional tread pattern with excellent drainage capability.

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Ford Focus RS to Feature Michelin Tyres as OE

Depending on customer requirements, the Focus RS will be fitted with either Michelin’s flagship Pilot Super Sport road tyres in 235/35 ZF19 front and rear, with the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres available as an option in the same size.

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Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV Tyre Wins Choice Best Tyre Award

The Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV tyre has been named best in its class in a recent Tyre Review by Independent consumer group CHOICE.

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MICHELIN Primacy 3 ST: A new tyre that reflects MICHELIN Total Performance

MICHELIN Primacy 3 ST tyres keep noise out and comfort in, delivering a safer and more peaceful drive every day

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JAX Tyres Announces Partnership With Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 May 2018 – Australia’s leading Tyre specialists , JAX Tyres, have today announced an exciting partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer, giving members the opportunity to earn Qantas Points on every sale or service.

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History of Tyres & the Evolution of Tyre Technology

The automotive industry has experienced countless technological advancements over time, including the introduction of voice recognition technology, electrically-charged vehicles, and most recently, the unveiling of Australia’s first self-driving car developed in Victoria.

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10 fun facts about tyres we bet you didn’t know

Whether you spend a little or a lot of time in your car, tyres are big part of our lives. Some people enjoy replacing their tyres with a brand new set while others are just starting to recognise the importance of taking care of their car’s tyres.

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Continental Announces New PremiumContact 6 Tyre

Continental has announced that its new PremiumContact 6 tyre will be launched early next year in a wide range of sizes.

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Continental named Australia’s best tyre in latest independent tyre awards

Continental has been crowned Australia’s best tyre in MOTOR’s 2017 Tyre Test, an independent award which puts tyre brands to the test across a slew of driving conditions to highlight the best and safest performance tyre choice for Australian drivers.

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Hankook Tyre Australia Introduces Ventus R-s4, a New Semi-Slick Tyre with Extreme Ultra-High Performance

Hankook Tyre launches Ventus R-s4, its new semi-slick tyre equipped with race-inspired technology and performance

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Goodyear Introduces Latest Concept Tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Goodyear Introduces Latest Concept Tyre at Geneva Motor Show

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