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Goodyear launches the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV


Discover the technologies behind Goodyear's latest SUV product...

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Cassioli's tire gantry technoloy


The gantry is a cartesian manipulator with three main axes (X, Y, Z) and a gripper device installed on the Z axis, a device made by three motorized expanding sectors, able to handle a single tire or a 2,050mm-high stack.

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Michelin connected tires


The OEM has introduced a connected tire in motorsport, which enables drivers to monitor and control tire temperature and pressure in real time.

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Can you name this winter test facility?


New COO for Bridgestone's European division

Bridgestone has appointed Yves Kerstens to the role of COO for the company’s European division, based in Zaventem, Belgium. Kerstens brings a wealth of internal and external experience to the position, having already joined the company in 2005 in the position of VP of supply chain management and IT, before evolving into other roles including that of chief administrative officer and MD of the commercial business unit.

“Throughout his Bridgestone career, Yves has proven himself by actively working together with his teams to support and drive positive change and business results,” stated Franco Annunziato, CEO and president, Bridgestone Europe. “His established expertise, experience and commitment will prove to be valuable assets in this new critical leadership position."

Kerstens said, “I have enjoyed serving Bridgestone in different leadership roles and I am excited by the prospect of working to continue strengthening our brands across Europe. It is one of the world’s most complex and challenging markets: with 24 official languages, Europe also has various kinds of climate and road conditions, local habits. On the midterm, it is my ambition to implement country specific winning strategies for all our business segments.”


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