What is the role of tyres in road safety?

What is the role of tyres in road safety?

Feb 16, 2015

Tyre design and use are important factors that contribute to road safety. Various parameters of this vulcanized 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...

JK Tyre requests revision of the inverted duty structure

JK Tyre requests revision of the inverted duty structure

Feb 11, 2015

JK Tyre has appealed to the Centre to set right the anomalous tax regime, the inverted duty structure that has been hurting the rubber industry for some time and stifling its growth.   JK Tyre & Industries wants the Indian government to revise the prevailing inverted duty structure in the forthcoming budget to help local tyre makers get ahead. Arjun K...

CEAT committed to capacity expansion

CEAT committed to capacity expansion

Feb 3, 2015

In an exclusive interview, Anant Goenka, MD of CEAT, told the Economic Times: “Rather than saying we will win in all categories, we try to focus on one or two categories and really look at winning out there.” His long-term plan for the tyre company involves focusing on niche products and increasing investment for capacity expansion.    ...

Tyre makers cut prices

Tyre makers cut prices

Jan 28, 2015

Major tyre manufacturers have announced price cuts across segments by around 4 percent. How far this move will affect their operating margins remains to be seen.   Tyre makers in India have slashed tyre prices across segments by around 4 percent. CEAT Tyres executive director of Operations, Arnab Banerjee said, “As major input costs like rubber and crude...

Choosing the right tyre for a vehicle in India

Choosing the right tyre for a vehicle in India

Jan 12, 2015

Tyres can have an enormous impact on a vehicle’s performance, safety and energy efficiency. With thousands of different types and makes of tyres to choose from, finding and choosing the right tyre can be a daunting task. However, there are several important factors that all drivers should consider when buying a set of tyres.     Choosing a tyre Every...

Michelin’s Potential Strategies in India for 2015

Michelin’s Potential Strategies in India for 2015

Jan 8, 2015

Michelin is known the world over for two things: its hotel and restaurant guides and its tyres. In recent times and in a climate of ever-growing anxiety about the impact of cars upon the environment (approximately 20 per cent of a car’s fuel is used to turn the wheels), it’s no secret that the company has invested a great deal of time, money and energy into...