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

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Where do you get your information?

By David Shaw This column builds on some of my previous columns about ongoing changes in our industry. This time, I want to discuss news, opinion and analysis; the relations with tire makers and how that is changing. It’s written in the context of tires, but is also relevant to other industry sectors. Changing business models

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World’s top tire makers – 2015

Today we are announcing the top 25 tire makers in the world. All figures in US$ Company Tire sales 2015 Percentage of corporate Corporate sales 2015 Bridgestone $26,262m 83.50% $31,452m Michelin $23,160m 100% $23,160m Goodyear $16,443m 100% $16,443m Continental Co $11,349m 26.50% $42,826m Pirelli $6893m 100% $6893m Sumitomo $6050m 86.30% $7010m Hankook $5466m 100% $5466m

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A bit of fun in the tire industry for the mid-Winter break

Many cultures regard this period as the end of one year and the beginning of the next. I’m using that as an excuse to adopt a slightly more frivolous approach to this column. With no more pre-amble, let me look back at 2015 and make some predictions for 2016. The themes of 2015 were pretty

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Tire makers and character

Last week I spent a lot of time with the VDI at their meeting in Hanover. For those who don’t know, the VDI – The German Association of Engineers – is a highly prestigious organisation which links many industries. For our industry, it was one of the few forums in 2015 where tire engineers employed

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Online selling; premium tire makers and retailers

As many of you know, I’ve been talking to many people in the global tire industry but last week at the excellent Latin American Tire show in Panama, organized by Gustavo Lima and his team, I had a bit of a revelation. I’d like to share it with you. We all know there are hundreds

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Notes from Geneva 2014

As always, the Geneva Motor Show 2014 was a great place to meet people. Neeraj Kanwar of Apollo told me that despite some newspaper reports to the contrary, he does not rule out working in China at some stage in the future. In common with Continental, Hankook, Kumho, Goodyear and others, however, he says Apollo

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Yokohama Releases New OTR Tire Compound and Large-size Radial Tire

A large-size radial tire for dump trucks in the  construction and mining field has officially been released by Yokohama. The new tire is a 27.00R49 size model of its “RB42.” The tire is suitable for a wide range of off the road (OTR) surfaces. Yokohama has used an exclusive tread compound, recently developed for large-size

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Tire company results 2012

Tire companies are reporting their results. So far Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama, Toyo, Nokian, Hankook and Nexen have all reported for 2012. Indian companies Apollo, MRF, JK and Ceat also reported for the quarter ended December 2012, but their financial year runs from April to March, so they will not report full-year figures until May. Premium

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