Tyre makers keen to become complete solution providers

Tyre makers keen to become complete solution providers

Nov 26, 2014

Tyre majors are tailoring their strategies to make them more customer-centric, vying to offer unique services beyond sales to woo the customer. There is a market for every kind of tyre, but the most popular are the radials and tubeless tyres. The industry as a whole is expected to pick up according to research analysts.   The tyre industry in India has...

Indian market is top priority for JK Tyre

Indian market is top priority for JK Tyre

Nov 5, 2014

JK Tyre is looking to make its presence felt in low-cost markets through acquisitions and mergers. The Indian company is also expanding the production capacity in its Chennai plant. With the market moving towards radials, JK Tyre, who first manufactured radial tyres in India in 1977, is likely to reap the benefits.   JK Tyre was the first Indian company to...

Michelin’s circular economy strategy

Michelin’s circular economy strategy

Oct 24, 2014

Michelin’s 4R strategy of reduce, reuse, recycle and renew is consistent with its motto of sustainability mobility. At Michelin India’s conference in Delhi earlier this year, Dominique Aimon, Vice President of Technical and Scientific Communication, Michelin Group, said the group’s ‘circular economy strategy’ will be the way forward with the rapid globalization...

Tyre industry: review of regional trade agreement needed

Tyre industry: review of regional trade agreement needed

Sep 4, 2014

The country’s auto industry is poised for a recovery with most auto makers reporting robust sales which have raised the demand for imported rubber. In India, import of natural rubber seems to be inevitable due to the huge gap between domestic production and consumption. The local industry wants the government to revisit the regional trade agreements...

Celebrating 125 years: Michelin and product innovation

Celebrating 125 years: Michelin and product innovation

Aug 29, 2014

Michelin’s success strategy is based on leveraging technology to differentiate its range of tyres and services in the world market. Innovation is the key for the French company, now in its 125th year, and has made many significant contributions to the auto industry with its relentless pursuit to achieve sustainable mobility through constant product...

Tyres: their role in road safety

Tyres: their role in road safety

Aug 25, 2014

Tyre design and use are important factors that contribute to road safety. Various parameters of this vulcanised wonder need to be taken into consideration while coming up with an efficient and safe design. The tyre tread and pressure play a crucial role in deciding the wet grip, rolling resistance and safety. In India, there is neither adequate legislation nor...