BRADFORD-ON-AVON, England-Avon Rubber P.L.C. is moving its corporate headquarters to Bradford-on-Avon from Melksham, England.
About 25 employees are relocating to the new office this month, including senior directors and support staff. Avon's European operations will be controlled from the former corporate headquarters at Melksham.
Groupe Michelin sales decline
PARIS-Currency fluctuations held down Groupe Michelin's sales for the first half, despite increases in tonnage sold and improved pricing.
The tire maker posted a 0.5-percent decline in sales to $6.8 billion for the first six months of 1995 compared with the 1994 period, Michelin reported. Michelin's calculations of currency exchange differences, primarily that of the U.S. dollar vs. the French franc, produced a negative impact of more than 7 percent for the period.
The decline came despite 4.2-percent growth in tonnage sold and a 3.7-percent increase in prices.
Trade between ex-Soviets falls
MOSCOW-Trade in synthetic rubber and pneumatic tires between Azerbaijan and Russia slowed precipitously in the first half of 1995, according to the Interfax news agency in Moscow.
The agency said total trade between the two nations fell to $32 million in the first half of 1995. Last year rubber trade slumped to $257 million from $390 million in 1993.
The report said Russia has cut or stopped supplies of tires, synthetic rubber and sulfur to Azerbaijan, while Azerbaijan has cut exports of SR, latex and truck tires to Russia.
Dunlop wins military contract
BIRMINGHAM, England-Dunlop Ltd.'s Aircraft Tyres Division has won a three-year contract as major supplier of new and retreaded tires to the United Kingdom's military fleet.
The deal is the third successive three-year contract for the British firm with the U.K. military.