Global Tire industry in November

Last week, we published the November issue of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. This 36-page publication brings unique insights into: Forecasting prices of raw materials Triangle’s factory in the US – financial analysis Intelligent Tire meeting, including: Better tires mean more miles/unit TPMS improve inflation, extend life Predicting Tire-Road grip

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


Global Tire industry in October

We have just published the October issue of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. This 35-page publication brings unique insights into: Impact of environmental inspections on China’s carbon black industry Our (updated) analysis of Michelin’s acquisition of Lehigh Technologies Sailun’s strategy to raise its brand-value in Europe SRI’s roadmap for smart

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


GM gets serious about de-forestation and tires

This article was first published in the July edition of our monthly Tire industry Intelligence report It was accompanied by a series of other articles on sustainable natural rubber and how the tire industry can do more to limit deforestation in the Mekong basin and elsewhere. GM gets serious about de-forestation and tires In May

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


Global Tire industry in September

We have just published the September issue of our global tire industry newsletter. This 36-page publication brings you unique insights into: Changes in the tire industry uncovered at the Frankfurt IAA A unique analysis of Pirelli’s IPO and prospects for the future Japan’s tire industry (in numbers) India’s tire industry (in numbers) India’s tariffs on TBR

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


Tire Industry in 2017

Some of the top issues affecting the global tire industry today include: Price changes New mobility models Tariffs Developments in China’s tire industry Sustainability Management of change Our newest Annual report “” takes a deep dive into these critical subjects. Pricing and financial performance Our looks at the volatile history over the last 12 crazy

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


Concept tires trigger huge interest

You have probably read about Goodyear’s two main concept tires shown at the Geneva motor show (See images above). They generated a massive amount of publicity in the automotive and general press and on websites around the world. I think this demonstrates – despite widespread opposition to the idea – that many people in the

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


Tire testing comes under intense scrutiny

Last week, Nokian implicitly admitted that it rigged magazine tests of tires. In this column I want to look at how and why it might have done that and then look at some of the implications of the admission. Nokian admits rigging tests First, the facts as we know them. Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti last week

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


How to…Uniquely identify every tire

Today’s tire industry is struggling with methods to securely identify a specific tire together with its size and history data. In the mix we have RFID chips, replaceable sensors, tire registration and a few other technologies. Under the radar, however there’s a different approach favoured by premium car makers. Laser-engraved QR codes Just before the

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


China sets import tariffs on tires, rubber

In December, China’s General Administration of Customs set 2016 import tax rates for a series of rubber-related items (see table below) . No. Tariff codes Product name The most favourable State tax rate /% 2016 Provisional tax rate /% 1 40011000 Natural rubber latex 20 10 percent, or 900 yuan / ton, both from low

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


An open letter to the Tire & Vehicle development community

The following letter was written by Jan Prins, who is in charge of Tyre CAE & Modelling at Jaguar Land Rover. He has agreed to let me share it with you. Would you be interested in joining a fairly informal (private / co-opted) ‘network’ for discussions on tyre testing and tyre modelling? Those of you

This content is only available to registered users. Login/Register for free

Read More…


Keep up to date and get full FREE access to our tire industry commentaries

China Tire Intelligence Report

A weekly newsletter of developments in the China tire industry including news reports and David Shaw’s expert commentary and analysis.

Global Tire Intelligence Report

Monthly English & Chinese language newsletter bringing together global news stories covering retail, strategy, sustainability and legislative issues.