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Bridgestone Americas has announced an investment of USD 60 million to expand its Bridgestone Bandag, LLC manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas.

According to a current study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT), retreaded tyres produce over 60 percent less CO2 emissions than new tyres of comparable quality.

Last November UK retreader Vaculug became the first independent retreader in the world to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

One of the oldest Elgi franchisees, Chennai based Vijay Tyres Pvt Ltd, is considering a new site on the upcoming Surat-Mumbai-Chennai highway corridor.

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and global corporate Mitsui & Co. have announced the formation of a joint venture aimed at advancing mining tire recycling solutions for mining regions around the world.

Australia's sole producer of pre-cured retread materials, Bandag, has marked an iconic milestone with its 60th anniversary of local manufacturing. According to Bridgestone Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Heath Barclay, the milestone is significant for any business, let alone a manufacturing business, and is adamant that the future is bright for Bandag.

Marvin Bozarth, one of the retread industry’s foremost experts and a past managing director of the American Retreaders Association (ARA) and executive director of the International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA), died Sept. 1, 2022, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo. He was 85.

A team of 47 VMI colleagues from Epe and Leszno participated in the Stelvio for Life challenge on Saturday, September 3rd. With this, they raised over 86,000 Euros in the fight against cancer.

At a time when mining operations are looking to a future with improved ESG, safety and productivity, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group is bringing customers impactful, forward-thinking solutions that didn’t exist before.

Last week our offices here in the UK were closed for a family vacation. At the start of the week Queen Elizabeth II was our monarch and Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister. When we returned, we had King Charles III and Liz Truss. It serves as a timely reminder how things can change in the twinkling of an eye, something we all might wish to reflect on when we analyse how our world has been transformed in the last ten years or so.

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