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Tire

  • Nokian CEO Lehtoranta to step down

    NOKIA, Finland—Ari Lehtoranta, president and CEO of Nokian Tyres P.L.C. since September 2014, will resign at year's end, in order to pursue new opportunities outside of the company.

  • RMA: Scrap tire stockpiles down 93 percent

    WASHINGTON—The number of stockpiled scrap tires in the U.S. fell 93 percent in the past 25 years, to 70 million in 2015 from 1 billion in 1990, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association.

  • Uniroyal unveils winter Tiger Paw tire

    LAVAL, Quebec—Michelin North America has launched the Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 tire—designed for all winter conditions, ice, snow and wet—initially for Canada only.

  • ETRMA calls for action on underused tire labeling

    BRUSSELS—The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association has called for tire safety and tire labeling to be taken more seriously in Europe, as the region marked European Day Without A Road Death (EDWARD).

  • China tire maker Jiangsu goes public

    SHANGHAI —Chinese tire maker Jiangsu General Science Technology went public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Sept. 19 with a $130 million initial public offering.

  • Czech auto maker picks Falken as OE fitment

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif—Czech auto maker Skoda, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has selected Sumitomo's Falken-brand Ziex ZE914A tire as original equipment on its newly redesigned Superb model.

  • McLaren opens industrial tire R&D center

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Industrial tire and track manufacturer McLaren Industries has opened a research and development center in Jacksonville to enhance its ability to service customers in North America.