We have had a fantastic response to the 2015 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence the world’s biggest celebration of endeavor in the field of tire development and manufacturing. Now the shortlisted nominations have been announced ahead of next month’s trophy presentation!
Goodyear, Kumho, Michelin and Yokohama are battling to be crowned Tire Manufacturer of the Year. Michelin and Yokohama receive their second shortlisted nominations in the prestigious Tire Technology of the Year category, competing against Trelleborg and steel wire specialist, Bekaert for the trophy.
The complete list of shortlisted nominations in each category is as follows:
Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year
Tandem Mixer Apollo Vredestein
Uni-Stage TBM Intereuropean
NEO-T01 Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Environmental Achievement of the Year
Micronized Rubber Powder Lehigh Technologies
Biological Odour Removal System Mesnac
Carbon Black anodes Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tire Technology of the Year
Pit Stop Line Trelleborg
Aeroacoustic simulation around a rolling tire Yokohama
Tire Industry Supplier of the Year
Heico Tire & Rubber Group
Versalis (Elastomers business unit)
Tire Manufacturer of the Year
The independent, international panel of tire industry experts has cast its votes and the winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Cologne, Germany on February 11, 2015. In addition, the 2015 Young Scientist Prize and Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on the night. These two prizes are subject to separate judging processes.
The awards are coordinated by Tire Technology International magazine, which is published by UKIP Media & Events, the organizer of Tire Technology Expo.
Check back here on February 12 to find out who’s won, and click here for the full list of 2014’s winners.