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Maxxis to open distribution facility near Indianapolis, Indiana

7/18/2019 - Indianapolis, IN - In a major expansion of its U.S. warehouse capacity, Maxxis will open a new distribution facility just northwest of Indianapolis, IN, later this year. The facility will feature more than 350,000 square feet of warehouse space, including 10,000 square feet of office space and two 2,500-square-foot administrative warehouse offices. One of the world’s top ten tire manufacturers, the Taiwan-based Maxxis International has operated in the U.S. since 1985. The company offers automotive, light truck, bicycle, motorcycle and ATV tires as both original equipment and aftermarket products. In addition to the Indiana facility, scheduled to open in August, Maxxis has U.S. distribution centers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Grapevine, TX; and at its corporate headquarters in Suwanee, GA. The new facility is located in the Park130 at Whitest...
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Lubrizol Corporation announces acquisition of Bavaria Medizin Technologie GmbH

7/18/2019 - Cleveland, OH - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the acquisition of Bavaria Medizin Technologie GmbH (BMT), a designer and manufacturer of both intravascular (coronary, peripheral and cranial) and nonvascular devices, including drug-coated balloons, by its German subsidiary Lubrizol Deutschland GmbH from its current majority shareholder Custos Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH, as well as from the minority shareholders. This acquisition builds upon Lubrizol's expertise in precision thermoplastic extrusion and product development, establishing Lubrizol as a true end-to-end partner to the global medical device and pharmaceutical industries. With over 100 employees, BMT is headquartered near Munich, Germany, and operates a manufacturing facility in Sibiu, Romania. A pioneer in catheter-based technologies, BMT developed the first commercial drug-co...
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Tire Industry Association appoints David Zielasko as vice president of marketing and communications

7/18/2019 - Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named David Zielasko, former Tire Business editorial director and publisher, as vice president of marketing and communications. In his new role, Zielasko will be responsible for coordinating the association’s communications activities to its membership and to the tire industry community, as well as promoting TIA’s many offerings centering around tire safety and political lobbying. In addition, he will help in membership recruitment and spreading the word about TIA’s well-respected certified training programs, its Global Tire Expo at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show and the annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference. Zielasko also will play a role in the association’s plans for TIA’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2020. “We are delighted to have Dave join TIA and bring h...
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Specialty tapes market forecast to reach $59.3 billion by 2024

7/18/2019 - Chicago, IL - According to the market research report, "Specialty Tapes Market by Resin (Acrylic, Rubber, Silicone), Backing Material (PVC, Paper, Woven/Non-Woven, Pet, Foam, PP), Application (Electronics, Healthcare, Automotive, White Goods, Construction, Printing), and Region: Global Forecast to 2024," published by MarketsandMarkets, the specialty tapes market is projected to grow from $44.2 billion in 2019 to $59.3 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 6.1 percent during the forecast period. The major factor driving the specialty tapes market includes the increase in demand from applications such as electrical and electronics, healthcare and hygiene, automotive, white goods, paper and printing, building and construction, retail and graphics, and others. These specialty tapes have wide acceptability due to factors such as low cost and easy avai...
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Continental begins construction of motorcycle tire factory in Thailand

7/18/2019 - Rayong, Thailand - On July 10, Continental laid the cornerstone for a new motorcycle tire factory in Rayong, Thailand. In the course of the next few years, the company plans to invest approximately EUR 26 million on the factory. When the plant comes on stream in 2021, production will initially focus on radial tires, followed at a later stage by bias-ply/cross-ply models. In all, the factory will create approximately 100 new jobs. The plant is being built in the immediate vicinity of the passenger car tire factory which Continental opened in March of this year. The ongoing dynamic demand for Continental motorcycle tires in Europe, the USA, and the growth markets of Asia and South America, is driving this significant expansion in production capacity. According to Martin Burdorf, head of sales and marketing, motorcycle tires, at Continental ...
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Global farm tire market size is expected to reach $7.01 billion by 2025

7/18/2019 - San Francisco, CA - The global farm tire market size is expected to reach USD 7.01 billion by 2025 at a 4.8% CAGR during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for distinct agricultural vehicles for specific farming activities is expected to propel demand over the forecast period. Population growth, coupled with limited arable land, is anticipated to result in a growing demand for high-efficiency agricultural machinery to decrease the turnaround time and increase productivity. In addition, rising awareness among farmers regarding technology upgrade of vehicles and implementation of automated equipment is expected to boost the market. Increasing R&D activities for the development of innovative farm tire manufacturing techniques to improve product characteristics and enable its use i... (read more)

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