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Continental Starts Setup of New Tire Plant in Thailand

Continental AG last year announced that it held a groundbreaking and prayer ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017, to mark the start of construction at the company’s new greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. These efforts mark Continental’s fifth greenfield investment into a tire plant since 1999. With the completion of the new plant, Continental’s Tire Division will expand its global...

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CEOs of 11 Tire Makers Meet in US to Discuss Environment, Health, ELTs

CEOs from major Japanese tire manufacturers such as Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105), along with their counterparts from Europe, the U.S. and South Korea, gathered in California on Nov. 17, 2017 for a seventh meeting of global tire industry CEOs. In total, the event was attended by leaders from...

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Continental’s Built-In Sensor Tech Optimizes Tires for Electric, Automated Cars

Continental Tire has developed two new tire technologies for enhanced safety and comfort. The new technologies, ContiSense and ContiAdapt, constantly monitor tire status and road conditions and adapt tire performance accordingly. The technologies were developed to serve a need emerging from the trend toward automated, electric-powered vehicle operation. ContiSense uses rubber-based sensors to continually monitor tire tread depth and temperature,...

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Interview: Continental Tire Japan’s Managing Director Soenke Schiricke

This past August marked the passing of a full two years since German Continental AG’s founding of Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd. The Japanese arm was established for the purpose of more strategically and efficiently conducting tire marketing operations in the country, and, furthermore, to put local customer care on the fast track. The company boasts a top-class record in...

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Yokohama Rubber Plans to Increase Annual Production Capacity to 89 Million Tires

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) plans to lift its global production capacity of tires by the end of 2020 to 89 million units per annum, CEO Hikomitsu Noji recently announced. At the end of 2015, the company had an annual production capacity of 70.59 million units and has planned for 72.14 million units for the end of 2016, 74.19 million...

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