Goodyear completes acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, finalising the merger agreement made public on February 22, 2021.

ACMA Automechanika show gets virtual with no physical meeting

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking a...

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in US $ 2.5 billion deal

Tyre majors Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total ...

P. Vijayaraghavan of TVS  Srichakra passes away

The TVS Group has announced the passing away of P. Vijayaraghavan. “It is with profound grief and sadness that we mourn the passing and honour the life of Mr. P. Vijayaraghavan,” a company note said.

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

AMG Corporation unveils new identity of its flagship brand Premier Plus

After a decade of operations, AMG Corporation has revamped the logo of its flagship brand Premier Plus to consolidate and grow its position in the automotive aftermarket industry. Premier Plus is a specialist in rub...

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi hopes for record breaking show

As ACMA Automechanika New Delhi edges closer to its opening, the country’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket is fast moving towards being completely sold-out. The trade fair is scheduled to take plac...

CEAT launches Gripp X3 – Everlasting Grip Tyres for motorcycles in India

CEAT Ltd has launched its new range of Gripp X3 – Everlasting Grip tyres for the motorcycle segment in India. These newly launched range of tyre with ‘Everlasting Grip’ with the help of Dual Compound Technology, de...

Continental unveils Thermal Management solutions at global expo in China

At the Global Future Mobility Conference & Expo 2018 in the Hangzhou International Expo Center from September 20-23,2018 technology company Continental unveiled Thermal Management solutions within a personal exchang...

Maxxis Sanand Plant rolls out first batch of tyres for HMSI

Maxxis India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, has rolled out its first two-wheeler tyres consignment from the recently set-up Sanand, Gujarat facility to Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). The company has been ...

Durr EcoInCure offers best possible top-coat quality for cars

World’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr announced early this year the launch of EcoInCure that offers best possible top-coat quality and maximum process reliability by heating the bodies from the ...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

Steelbird International launches tyres and tubes

Steelbird International has launched tyres and tubes for two-wheelers and e-vehicles during Auto Expo Component 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This new product range from the stable of Steelbird International wa...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

Domestic auto-component industry to grow 9-11% in FY2018

The Rs 2.90 trillion (FY2017) domestic auto component industry is expected to grow by 9-11% during FY2018, driven by robust growth expectation in domestic passenger vehicles (PV)s and two wheelers (2W) segment.

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

Indian Auto Component industry turnover at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore

The turnover of the Indian auto component industry stood at Rs. 2.92 lakh crore (USD 43.5 billion) for the period April 2016 to March 2017, registering a growth of 14.3 per cent over the previous year and a CAGR of ...

Apollo Tyres inaugurates Rs 3246 crore Hungary plant

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban formally inaugurated Apollo Tyres’ 6th global tyre manufacturing unit and the second one in Europe. Present, on the occasion were Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Affairs & T...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

Tyrexpo New Delhi Edition on June 14 to see new products, tech displays

Having successfully staged the last Tyrexpo India 2015 show in Chennai, SingEx Exhibitions - the organiser of India’s one-stop marketplace for the Tyres, Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Services and Smart Soluti...

Mahindra Intertrade, MSTC Ltd. sign MoU to set up India’s first auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise formerly known as Metal Scrap Trading Corpor...

ContiTech develops world’s first polyamide strut mount for passenger car chassis

Move over heavy metal! With cars becoming more and more lighter and fuel efficient, ContiTech Vibration Control – the strut mount specialist based in Hanover in Germany – has developed a strut mount in which fibergl...

BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP150 TEST REVIEW: Rubber Renaissance

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), McPherson struts, torque, rpm, bhp, hill descent control, Continuously Variable transmission (CVT), many of these words and abbreviations me...

Continental makes winter tyres from dandelion rubber

Last year Continental had presented the first test tyres in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufa...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association

ATMA stands for Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association. We are an industry body of the companies which make automotive tyres in India. We have been there since 1975. It’s almost forty years now. It’s an indust...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

Belt drives belt their way into engines globally

There is this simple formula which is not only dominant but also respected among automobile engineers. The formula says that “Less friction + less weight = less fuel consumption” which in turn also means fewer CO2 e...

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division.

Goodyear launches Assurance TripleMax tyres for power braking

Next time when the roads are wet and you brake hard to avoid hitting someone and the car comes to a sudden stop; You owe your life to not just the ABS in the car but also to your tyres, provided you have the new Goo...

Not a drop of water wasted with Bosch Jet Wiper

How many times in the past can you think of your car wiper dong a shoddy work of its wiping? How many times have you seen the water being squirted everywhere else but your windscreen? All those were a result of bad ...

Goodyear concept tyres unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Tyres have always had a good grip on the road for all kinds of vehicles. Now they can do much more than gripping the road and making your ride safe. Two concept tyres shown by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at t...

Sigma Freudenberg Nok (SFN) 2nd facility opens in Punjab

Sigma Freudenberg NOK (SFN), an Indo-German- Japanese joint venture company has set up its second production facility in Basma, Punjab for manufacturing of critical oil seals and sealing products for domestic and ...

Top scores for Bosch wiper blades

Bosch has in a press release stated that its Aerotwin Multi-Clip flat wiper blade has achieved a total evaluation of 2.0 (on a scale from 1 to 6 with 1 being the best possible result), winning this year’s ADAC wiper...

After targeting autos, Durr now eyes India’s railway space

Global mechanical and plant engineering firm, Dürr is hoping to offer its highly advanced technology as one of the solutions for the Indian Railway’s ambitious hi-speed corridor bullet train projects.Dürr’s activiti...

UNO Minda, Toyoda Gosei establish JV for rubber hoses

UNO Minda, part of the NK Minda Group, an major Indian automotive supplier has entered into a joint venture with Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. of Japan to manufacture and sell rubber hoses in India. The collaboration was fi...

Yokohama begins commercial production in Haryana

Tyre manufacturer Yokohama India started their first phase of commercial production in India at their plant in HSIIDC, Bahadurgarh - Haryana. The current manufacturing capacity of the plant in Haryana is 2000 tyres ...

Apollo Tyres and Manchester United score together

Footballers can now play at the Manchester United club on a tarmac made of recycled rubber from old tyre. Manchester Union partner Apollo Tyres, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, is using 100pc recycled rubber from...

Yokohama India mud -terrain off-roading tyres.

Japan-based tyre maker Yokohama India has introduced “Mud –Terrain (M/T+)” tyres in the “Geolandar” series. These tyres have been specifically designed for serious off-roading. Technically speaking, these Geolandar ...

Lanxess polymers for the two wheeler industry.

By the year 2016-17 the Indian two-wheeler industry is expected to reach a size of 22-23 million units spurred by a volume CAGR of 8 to 9pc, says a report published by ICRA in 2013. Global technology leader Lanxess ...

Bohra Rubber inks deal with Japan’s HKL

Bohra Rubber Pvt. Ltd (BRPL)., part of the Bohra Group that has been in existence since 1924 and has presence in diverse activities including car dealership and education institutes has entered into a technical coll...

Dr. Jacques Perez is MD of Lanxess India

Effective May 1, 2014, Dr. Jacques Perez has assumed the position of Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Lanxess India Private Limited and will act as Country Representative of Lanxess in India. This is in additi...

Huge scope for Lanxess polyamide oil pans for CVs

Oil pans fitted in the 12.8 litre Euro 6 engines for the Mercedes Actros from Daimler are up to 120 cm long, 40 cm wide and 35 cm deep. To date, they are the largest engine oil pans for trucks to be made of polyamid...

New Yokohama plant to manufacture Earth-1 Tyres

Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd, a 100pc subsidiary of Japan based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd that came into India in 2007, inaugurated its first tyre manufacturing unit at HSIIDC Bahadurgarh in Haryana in North India. The pla...

Cooper Tire ends merger deal with Apollo Tyres

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced it has terminated the merger agreement with Apollo Tyres. “It is time to move our business forward,” said Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes. ...

Henniges Automotive & Amee Rubber ink alliance

Pic courtesy: Henniges: Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered

Interview with Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Kärcher Cleaning Systems Pvt. Ltd.

As I said earlier, the cleaning industry, especially the contract cleaners, are growing very rapidly. The guess is that close to 35-40pc of the total cleaning operations is already outsourced in India. The biggest c...

Apollo files response to Cooper complaint

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has filed its answer to the complaint filed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company with t

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

A spat between India based Apollo Tyres and US based Cooper Tires is quite evident now. Apollo Tyres

Apollo Tyres snaps up US-based Cooper for US$ 2.5b

Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have announced the execution of a definitive merge

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA)

We are in favour of free trade agreements with other nations provided they are on an equal level playing field. It should be both for raw material and finished products. But you cannot call it a fair treatment if yo...

Interview with Abhijit Bakre, Country Manager-Marketing, Michelin India

The big piece of the Michelin story is our desire to drive radialisaton in the Indian CV industry. What is going to be the key driver is the shift in market from bias tyres to radial tyres with better infrastructure...

Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres honoured

Onkar S. Kanwar inducted into Tire Industry Association's Hall of Fame, US

Continental acquires Modi tyre business

Continental, one of the leading international automotive suppliers and the world’s fourth largest

Interview with Ramesh Suri,Promoter and Chairman, Subros Ltd.

My vision is to continue working and moving ahead. Unless you have the fire inside, you cannot keep going. Once this fire dies out, you stop. If I see any more opportunities I shall look into it. The fire in me is s...

Interview with Satish Sharma, Chief India Operations, Apollo Tyres Ltd

We always have to do a little bit of balancing of how much to grow in Kerala and how much not to grow in Kerala. We started our lives with Kerala and we’ll stick to it. We have 2 plants in the State. You know how st...

Continental wants to acquire Modi tyre business

Continental wants to acquire Modi tyre business

Interview with Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director, JCBL Ltd

JCBL has four brands, Cerita, where we are making our own chassis also for a select niche where other OEMs do not have a product or customers want little flexibility. We have our own Happy Bus range of school buses....

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Goodyear rolls out Assurance Fuel Max tyres

Interview with Niraj Hans, Managing Director, Fiat Partecipazioni India Pvt. Ltd.

On the operations front we are an independent company. Having said that, our synergies exist with other Fiat companies. We keep on discussing our strategies with regards to a particular supplier.

Goodyear and NASA Honored For “Spring” Tire

NASA and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be honored with the R&D 100 Award




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