News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

April 26, 2017

Bridgestone airless bicycle tires by 2019

Filed under: Run-flats, Tires — Notch @ 12:25 pm

As an avid cyclist, the idea of riding without worrying about a flat tire is very appealing. Bridgestone hopes to make my dreams come true.

Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd. will advance feasibility studies and hopes to offer an airless bicycle tire by 2019.

Photo: Bridgestone Corporation

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Cheng Shin to open two plants this year

Filed under: Tires, Uncategorized — Notch @ 11:52 am

Cheng Shin Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. is ready to start production this year at its new plants in India and Indonesia. The two plants represent $720 million in investment.

Located in Gujarat province, the Indian plant has 20,000 unit daily capacity for motorcycle tires and tubes in phase one.

The Deltamas, Indonesia, plant for passenger car and motorcycle tires will begin operation later this year, as “construction was delayed due to the country’s excessive rainfall last year,” said Lo Yung Li, Cheng Shin’s assistance vice president.

The new plants bring Cheng Shin to sixteen factories, with capacity totals of over one million tires a day: six in Taiwan; eight in China; one each in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Apollo opens new plant in Hungary

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 11:29 am

With an inauguration ceremony on April 7, attended by more than 1,400 Apollo employees, vendors, dealers and dignitaries, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Apollo Tyres Ltd. officially opened one of the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally efficient tire facilities. Once Phase I is complete, the plant in Gyongyoshalasz, Hungary, will have the capacity to produce 5.5 million passenger and light truck tires and 675,000 commercial vehicle tires per year.

“It’s the culmination of years of planning, hard work and people living the values cherished by Apollo of working as one family to make this dream happen,” said Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and managing director of the Gurgaon-India based Apollo.

The plant is Apollo’s sixth worldwide and second in Europe. “Given now that we have two domestic markets, which is largely Europe and India, our next stop has to be the U.S.,” Najeer Kanwar said.

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