Six retired men – five septuagenarians and a 69-year-old – are embarking on a round-the-world charity drive across some of the world’s toughest terrain in a pair of Suzuki Jimnys shod with Cooper tyres.
28 March 2013
A nine-year-old alligator that lost its tail in a fight has been fitted with a silicon replacement.
13 March 2013
Trelleborg has won a £2m contract to supply suspension components for 63 trains on London Underground’s Jubilee Line.
7 December 2012
Michelin Tyre opened the doors of its Dundee production plant to local schools and universities as part of a government-backed initiative to encourage young people to take up careers in manufacturing.
23 November 2012
Grimsby-based Dunlop Oil & Marine, a subsidiary of ContiTech, has been awarded two major orders from the Dutch company, Bluewater Energy Service.
6 November 2012
Lifelong biker Dan Whitehouse from Sutton Coldfield proved himself every inch the romantic by having his wedding ring specially designed… featuring the tread pattern of a Viper Sport tyre.
25 October 2012
Michelin’s managing director, Eric Le Corre, has been elected as the chairman of the British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA). According to the organisation he brings “a wealth of tyre industry experience”.
18 October 2012
Melksham-based Avon Rubber said trading in the second half of the financial year was as expected – stronger than in the first six months.
16 October 2012
Police are investigating after an employee was killed in an industrial accident at the Pirelli tyre plant in Carlisle.
5 October 2012
Cooper Tire Europe is auctioning three ‘art tyres’ with all proceeds going to the Help for Heroes recovery centre at Tedworth House in Tidworth.
17 September 2012
Performance tyre specialist Falken, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, claims ten distinct improvements for its latest Eurowinter winter tyre series, the HS449.
30 August 2012
Pirelli is investing up to £20m in its Carlisle operations, according to an announcement by the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg on Friday (10 August).
13 August 2012
Yorkshire-based Fenner, a specialist in reinforced polymer technology, has acquired Florida’s American Industrial Plastics (AIP) for an undisclosed sum.
13 August 2012
Lanxess and the National Tyre Distributor’s Association have launched a programme aimed at increasing understanding of the new tyre labelling scheme.
17 July 2012
Carpinteria, California-based NuSil Technology, a specialist in silicone materials for the aerospace, aircraft and automotive industries, has launched R-2183, a low-viscosity silicone elastomer dispersed in xylene.
5 July 2012