TTI Awards: Shortlisted nominations announced!

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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

TPMS – Bridgestone

Micronized Rubber Powder – Lehigh Technologies

Biological Odour Removal System – Mesnac

Carbon Black anodes – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tire Technology of the Year

TAWI – Bekaert

EverGrip – Michelin

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.

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Rachel's career in journalism began around five years ago when she started working for UKi Media & Events, having recently graduated from Coventry University where she studied the subject. Her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the ground-breaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of the automotive and tire industries.

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