Triangle Tire to build PCR, TBR factories in North Carolina

By David Shaw On 12 November, Triangle Tire issued a Chinese-language stock market announcement announcing plans for two tire factories at an unspecified location in North Carolina, United States. These will be Triangle’s first non-Chinese manufacturing operations. In the first phase, Triangle plans to build a factory for 5mn units/year of high-performance PCR and SUV

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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

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Questioning China Tire industry statistics

This is the End-September edition of our monthly China tire industry updates. It is based on content from our weekly China Tire Industry intelligence report. This month in China’s tire industry we saw the culmination of Triangle’s 3-year project to raise USD 650m in cash through a share issue. We also saw a lesser-known company,

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China Tire Intelligence August 2016

Continuing our reporting on developments in China’s tire industry, August has been an active month, with IPO approvals given to both Triangle and GST. Triangle’s is going well, with the share price of RMB22.07 raising up to USD640m. The 30% share that was sold online was over-subscribed by a factor of over 2000 times. (See

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Linglong posts prospectus ahead of IPO

On June 13th, Shandong Linglong Tires Ltd announced a preliminary notice of its initial public offering (share offering) on a Chinese stock exchange. The issuer’s stock is shortened as “Linglong tire”, stock code “601966”on the Shanghai Stock exchange. The company aims to issue 200m shares at RMB12.98 (USD1.97) each, raising a maximum of almost USD400m.

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DriveGuard changes the game for Bridgestone

Bridgestone’s European Driveguard was launched today in France. It was marketed as a ‘Game Changer’ within the tire business. At first glance, the product is just another runflat tire, launched 2 years behind its US namesake. But there is a story behind the development, which marks a change of game not necessarily for the tire

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Future of Rubber Machinery

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Prasanth Warrier of Rubber Machinery World last week in his Know a Rubber Leader series. The interview is in full on his website, but I thought I’d re-print two of the ten questions he asked me here, as a bit of a teaser for his full article.

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China introduces tire labelling – where are the opportunities?

At a meeting in Yancheng, China this week, over 100 tire industry experts assembled to discuss the programme for introducing consumer labels for Chinese tires. 2016 will be a voluntary preparation period. 2017 will see the first voluntary labels associated with tires by leading brands 2018 the government will publish lists to say which tires

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Tire Retreaders feel the East wind

This week, I want to alert you to something from under the radar: there are big changes going on in the retread sector around the world. It’s hard to get numbers on this, but I’m increasingly getting involved in conversations about the impact of imports of low-priced truck tires from China on the global retread

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How China’s Tire sector might develop – Part 2

In the previous article, I addressed how the international tire makers’ profitability in China might be threatened by greater availability of consumer data on tires. This article looks at the situation of China’s tire makers and how that might change in the coming decade or so. Falling prices China’s tire industry is probably the most

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