Author Archives: William Mutugi

Kumho Becomes Official Tire Supplier for TCR Europe Race Series

Kumho Tire has been picked as the official supplier for the 2022 TCR Europe race series. The company will ensure teams are provided with the wet weather ECSTA W701 and dry weather ECSTA S700 competition tires. The products will be sent to TCR Spain, TCR Denmark, and TCR Eastern Europe. The TCR series was launched […]

Continental Picks New Leaders for Asia and Europe

Continental entered the new year by picking new leaders for its passenger car and truck tire replacement business in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. Ferdinand Hoyos will lead the company’s replacement tire business in EMEA and will continue to report to Christian Kötz – a member of the Executive […]

Hankook Promotes Executives to Strengthen North America Team

Hankook Tire recently promoted its executive members at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The company named Curtis Brison the new president of Hankook Tire North America. He takes over from Sooil Lee who will remain CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology. Robert Williams was promoted to senior vice president of Truck, Bus and Radial (TBR) sales. […]

Hankook Displays Airless Tire at CES

Hankook Tire recently displayed its “i-Flex” airless tire at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. The South Korean manufacturer said that the new product does not need air. This is thanks to its biomimetic design. It has a multi-layer interlocking spoke that absorbs shock and supports the load-bearing structure. It measures 10 […]

Hankook Resumes Operations in South Korea After Strike

Hankook Tire & Technology Co. is the world’s sixth-largest tire manufacturer by sales. The company announced that it has resumed operations at two of its plants in South Korea after a strike that started over a wage deal. On Friday, a deal was reached that includes a 6% increase in basic monthly pay. US$4,200 (5 […]

General Tire Changes to Ghandhara Tyre in Pakistan

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) recently requested a change in General Tyre and Rubber Company of Pakistan Limited’s name to Ghandhara Tyre and Rubber Company Limited. The certificate of change of Company’s name was sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange. “As mandated by law, both names, ie, ‘Ghandhara Tyre and Rubber Company […]

Michelin To Role Out RFID Tags for All Vehicles Starting 2024

Michelin has developed new RFID modules that will be embedded into tires in partnership with Murata Manufacturing. The tags are robust and require no external power supply. They’ll operate passively even for extremely high mileages. The development provides easy and low-cost traceability for the tire throughout its lifespan. This will boost inventory logistics, recycling operations, […]

Mickey Thompson ET Front Tires to be Manufactured at Goodyear’s Akron Plant

Goodyear Tire recently announced that one of the Mickey Thompson tires is now being produced at the Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM) facility run by Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. The company was referring to the ET Front tires when making the announcement. “Throughout the integration process, our teams have remained committed to working together, and this […]

BFGoodrich Tires Includes New Size for the Baja T/A KR3

BFGoodrich has something in store for the first quarter of 2022. The company plans to introduce the 18″ size for the Baja T/Z KR3. This will be for the Best in the Desert (BITD) Trick Truck and SCORE Trophy Truck vehicles. “Being the leader of innovation in off-road racing has been key to our motorsports […]