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Strategic decisions for the future of the tire industry

Management stream addresses key issues Last February, the team at Tire Technology Expo asked me to develop a conference that addresses some of the most important strategic issues facing the global tire industry. I’ve done that, and it appears as the ‘Strategy and Management’ stream at the forthcoming Tire Tech event in Hanover from 25-27

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Global tire industry in January

We published the January 2020 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (31 December). Each corporate 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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Global tire industry in December

We published the December edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (29 November). Each corporate 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.

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Global tire industry in November

We published the November edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (30 October). Each corporate 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.

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TPMS as the basis for a business model

Tire pressure monitoring is going through an interesting transition. Over the last few months, it became clear that truck fleets are moving forward, and there is now a greater willingness among fleet managers to install tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The ostensible motivation is increased tire life and better fuel economy. Beyond that, however, there’s

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Global tire industry in October

We published the October edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (1 October). Each corporate 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.

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Global tire industry in August

We published the August edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (31 July). Each corporate 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.

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World’s greatest living rubber scientist

Wang “M-J” Meng-Jiao Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to meet with Prof. Dr Wang Meng-Jiao (“M-J”) a number of times at his offices in Qingdao. In researching this feature, I spoke with a number of his co-workers. The phrase “world’s best living rubber scientist” came up often during those conversations.

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Global Tire Industry in July

We published the July edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers earlier today (1 July). Each corporate 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.

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