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Goodyear South Africa hosts a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to unveil its state-of-the-art machinery

8 Goodyear SA Ribbon Cutting ceremony1Port Elizabeth, South Africa, December 7, 2017 - At an event officiated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip, Goodyear South Africa officially unveiled its upgraded, state-of -the-art Uitenhage manufacturing facility.

Bridgestone plant shuttered as Brits Municipality defies court

19 BridgestoneTyre maker Bridgestone has come out in support of legal action by the Brits Industrialists Association (BIA) against the Madibeng Municipality, and revealed that its Brits tyre plant was one of the factories to which electricity was unlawfully disconnected by the municipality last week.

One million injury-free hours for tyre giant's Ladysmith expansion project

25 SRSA Factory Expansion Construction 3Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – parent company to the Dunlop brand – has recently achieved one million lost time injury-free hours on their current expansion projects underway at their production plant in the industrial hub of Danskraal, Ladysmith. This is equates to 713 days - and counting - without a lost time accident.


14 Bridgestone 80September 14, 2016, marks 80 years since the first Firestone tyre to be built in South Africa rolled off the assembly line in the company's new factory in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Goodyear Develops OTR Tyres for Volvo´s Biggest ADT

14 new-goodyear-otr-tire-tl-4a-60-t-volvo-adtGoodyear introduces new OTR tyres to maximize load capacity

New distribution facility to support Dunlop's growth capacity

6 Raj Balmakhun Riaz HaffejeeDunlop SA has acquired a firm grip on its escalating distribution needs locally and into Africa with the opening of its new 12 500 sq/m purpose-built warehouse in Cato Manor, Durban.

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa invests R2 billion to expand KZN tyre manufacturing plant

31 SumitomoSA KZNSumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) – announces the commencement of the second phase of its R2 billion investment for the upgrade and expansion of its tyre manufacturing plant at Ladysmith, in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.

Continental Tyre SA Receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification

9 plantContinental Tyre South Africa has received the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification for its Port Elizabeth Plant Warehouse, testifying to the company's consistently high standards for quality products and service.

Goodyear South Africa to invest ZAR670 million to increase High-Value-Added production at Uitenhage Tyre Factory

21 GY UitenhageGoodyear South Africa has announced that it will invest ZAR670 million to increase production of high-value-added (HVA) consumer tyres at its Uitenhage manufacturing plant to drive profitable growth and meet market demands.

Continental Tyre South Africa announces appointment of new Managing Director

14 shaun-uys contiContinental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the selection of Shaun Uys (45) as its new Managing Director (MD). Currently head of Marketing & Sales Replacement Tyres South Africa and Sub Sahara, Uys will succeed Dieter Horni as MD effective August 1, 2015.

Continental Tyre South Africa extends retail presence into Mozambique

1 conti motorcareContinental, one of the world's leading tyre manufacturers and automotive suppliers is expanding its retail operations in Mozambique. Continental currently distributes passenger and commercial vehicle tyres into Mozambique and will officially re-launch the Continental brand at the Mozambique Standard Bank Motor show through one of their selected partners, MOTORCARE Lda.

Tyre manufacturing industry gears for growth

9 SATMCA high level of confidence in South Africa's ability to manufacturer quality tyres has resulted in a R553 million capital investment in local production by the local tyre manufacturers over the past year.

Greater Energy Efficiency for Continental Tyre South Africa

Continental m14• R65 million investments in new coal boiler house project

• Reduction of 60% in steam generation costs
• 9 Mega Watts of power saved per hour

Altimax passenger car tyre range key to General Tire expansion in South Africa

16 general-altimax-sportGeneral Tire has entered the second phase of its relaunch campaign in South Africa with the introduction of the Altimax passenger car tyre range to complement its existing line-up in the light commercial vehicle and 4x4 segments.

Michelin puts safety first

michelin wellington-155Every day of the week, thousands of trucks take to the roads – most of them on long-haul journeys of delivery. But how safe are those journeys?

Continental named SA's top tyre brand at People's Wheels Awards

WheelsContinental has been named South Africa's top replacement tyre choice in the 2015 Standard Bank People's Wheels Awards for the third year in a row.

New Dunlop Truck & Bus range announced

Dunlop TBRSumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) is excited to announce the rejuvenation of its Truck Bus Radial tyre range into the African market. This shows the company's commitment and effort to promote advanced fleet management services and increase the variety of top-quality product from its stable

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa announces R1.1 billion investment plan

Sumitomo Rubber SASumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) is excited to announce a R1.1 billion company investment in their operations in support of Original Equipment (OE) business and African expansion.

Apollo reviewing S. African biz

Apollo S AfricaDURBAN, South Africa (Sept. 23, 2014) — Apollo Tyres Ltd. is conducting a review of its activities in southern Africa to "secure the best value for all stakeholders," the company said recently.

General Tyre relaunches range and brand profile in SA



GT1Building on a proud legacy coupled with historical consumer support, Continental Tyre SA – the owners of the General Tyre brand since 1987 – has announced that General Tyres is undergoing a resurgence in South Africa with a focused campaign that aims to capture a larger share of the market.

Conti360° Fleet Services now available in South Africa

Conti360Continental Tyre South Africa has announced that its truck service offering, Conti360° Fleet Services, is available to transport companies operating in all market segments in South Africa.

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