Global tire industry – November issue

Global tire industry in October We have just published the November of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free

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Changes in the tire distribution business.

At the start of this year (2018), Michelin and Sumitomo announced a plan to merge their tire distribution activities in North America. A couple of weeks later Goodyear and Bridgestone made a similar announcement with the launch of Tire Hub. Since then, Max Finkelstein and TreadMaxx have done something similar and formed Tire Distributors of

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EU finalises definitive ADD on TBR tires from China

Over two weeks ahead of schedule, the EC has published new legislation that will impose definitive anti-dumping duties (ADD) on truck and bus radial (TBR) tires originating in China and imported into the EU. The new law – 2018/1579 ­– published in the 22 October edition of the Official Journal of the European Union, comes

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When you are blacklisted by a PR

As a journalist covering the global tire industry for 30 years, I’ve managed to upset a few people. I’ll accept the criticism of being a bit arrogant sometimes. I’ll accept that, more often than I would wish, I’ve a been bit undiplomatic in the way I have phrased things. I’m pretty happy to admit that

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Global tire industry – October issue

We have just published the October of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy. We’ll need your corporate

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China Tire Report – September 2018

This is the latest summary of our analysis of China’s tire industry. We publish a weekly report on the tire industry in China. It is the only source of information in the English language for those who want to keep up-to-date with commercial, legislative, policy and recycling developments in the tire industry in China. Since this was

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Vertical nature of the tire industry is not suited to change

By David Shaw As I go around the world, talking about tires, one theme has started to come up repeatedly. It was never an issue until two or three years ago, but since then, it seems everyone is talking about how to address the vertical nature of the tire industry. By vertical, I mean that

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Global Tire Intelligence – September 2018

We have just published the September of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy. We’ll need your corporate

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Half-year results review: Apollo moves ahead of MRF

Readers of our Insiders Guide to the Tire Industry 2018 saw a more complete version of this analysis a couple of weeks ago. Here we have given significantly shortened version of that analysis. A subscription to our monthly Global Tire Intelligence report includes the 104-page Insiders’ Guide to all strategic and management developments in the

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Linglong to build PCR, TBR, OTR factory in Serbia

Shandong Linglong Tire Co. has finally made the decision to announce it’s much-rumoured factory in Serbia. However, the project is only at the ‘intention’ stage. Linglong’s statement said it has not yet received appropriate approvals from the Chinese government and there are many risks that may lead to delays in the project. Final approvals in

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