Pirelli, Yokohama gain OE fitments on BMW X4 sports coupe
MUNICH, Germany — BMW A.G. has selected ultra-high-performance tires from Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. as OE fitments on its second-generation X4 sports activity coupé, which launched in July.
Linglong signs framework agreement for Serbian tire plant
BEIJING — Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. has signed an investment framework agreement with the Serbian government covering the Serbian tire plant project announced in August, but the parties did not disclose details.
RNR Tire Express promotes piracy in social media campaign
TAMPA, Fla.—Through its newest giveaway promotion, RNR Tire Express is giving one person the chance to walk away with a new set of tires and wheels and have a little bit of fun in the process.
Volkswagen specs Giti all-season tire OE on 2018 Tiguan SUV
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Volkswagen of America Inc. has spec'd a 17-inch version of the Giti Comfort XA1 as an OE fitment on the 2018 Tiguan SUV sold in North America.
Dan Nothdurft elected Tire Industry Association secretary; in line for 2020-21 presidency
BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association board of directors has elected Dan Nothdurft, founder and president of Tires Tires Tires in South Dakota, as the board secretary for 2018-19, putting him in line to become the association's...
ALI strengthens testing requirements for vehicle lift certification
CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Automotive Lift Institute has made the testing of vehicle lifts more strenuous in order for a lift to obtain the ALI gold certification.
Accella promotes Mike Arnold to Tire Fill Systems VP/GM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Carlisle Companies L.L.C.'s Accella Performance Materials has promoted Mike Arnold to vice president/general manager of its Tire Fill Systems Division.
Amerityre falls back into the red for fiscal 2018
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Polyurethane tire developer Amerityre Corp. reported a net loss of $38,436 for the fiscal year ended June 30 on 0.2-percent lower sales of $3.62 million.
Conti's A-Z Formen unit opens mold factory in Czech Republic
HORSOVSKY TYN, Czech Republic — Continental A.G.'s A-Z Formen- und Maschinenbau G.m.b.H. subsidiary has opened a factory in Horsovsky Tyn for the production of tire molds and mold containers.
OTR tire/retread compound supplier Kirkhill Rubber sold
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Rubber compounder Hexpol A.B. has acquired Kirkhill Rubber, a Long Beach-based custom compounder whose product portfolio includes rubber compounds for the OTR tire production and retreading segments.
Conti marks 20 years of truck tire production at Slovak plant
PUCHOV, Slovak Republic — Continental A.G. marked the 20-year anniversary of its affiliation with the former Matador A.S. in Puchov by donating $9,400 to four local non-governmental organizations.
Kal Tire adding financing options through credit card program
VERNON, British Colombia — Kal Tire is rolling out a private-brand credit card that offers flexible financing plans with 0-percent interest options for qualifying customers.
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