Continental Strengthens Technology Expertise with New Acquisitions

The Continental Corporation continues to expand its leading technology expertise with targeted acquisitions as announced. The international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner has acquired the tire specialist Hoosier Racing Tire (Lakeville, Indiana, USA), as well as a majority stake in Zonar Systems Inc. (Seattle, Washington, USA), a company specializing in fleet management solutions. […]

Continental Acquires Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation

The international technology company Continental today announced the acquisition of Lakeville, IN-based Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., a manufacturer of specialty tires for racing applications. “This acquisition showcases the consequent execution of our long-term growth strategy Vision 2025, characterized by strategic planning and systematic implementation of technological progress. The acquisition of Hoosier Racing Tire is an […]

Michelin Launches Latest Version of Line-Haul Steer Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is launching the MICHELIN® X® Line™ Energy Z for line-haul steer applications. The SmartWay®-verified tire is guaranteed to deliver 20 percent more mileage than leading competitor line-haul steer tires(1), while also delivering 5 percent better rolling resistance than the MICHELIN® XZA3®+ tire it replaces(2).  […]

Dana Outlines Strategies to Help Linehaul Truck Owners Optimize Tire Performance

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) has published a new white paper for the commercial-trucking industry that presents optimized tire pressure as a solution to prevent blowouts and other tire events, improve fuel economy, and reduce operating costs. Titled “Optimized Tire-Pressure Management,” the paper is free and may be downloaded Authored by Jason Sidders, engineering […]

Bridgestone Launches Innovative All Terrain Tire with Etched Sidewall Design

Bridgestone Americas has announced the release of a “Special Edition” of its popular Firestone-brand Destination A/T tire for pick-up trucks. Designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts with a rugged, yet stylish, etched sidewall design, the innovative Firestone Destination A/T Special Edition extends today’s trend of vehicle customization beyond premium rims and low-profile tires. “The exclusive etched […]

Visteon Completes Sale of Ownership Interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. to Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire

Visteon Corporation has completed the sale of its approximately 70 percent ownership interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) to an affiliate of Hahn & Company, and Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., for approximately $3.6 billion or 52,000 KRW/share. Visteon also announced it will commence a shareholder capital return program in the second quarter of […]

Continental to boost annual capacity at Hefei car tire plant to 14 million tires

Factory expansion forms part of Vision 2025 with investments in creating and expanding capacities and in high-tech projects totaling well over €2 billion Since the groundbreaking ceremony, Continental has invested €250 million in the Hefei plant Bicycle tire capacity in Hefei is also to be expanded to 13 million tires a year Appointment of Professor […]