In this melting pot of digital transformations observed across all the industry sectors, the automotive tire sector is constantly on the move to remodel its offerings to rev up its game. The need for more automation and sizeable tires has brought numerous changes in terms of factory design, manufacturing processes, tire quality, and process equipment involved.
The emergence of autonomous vehicles calls for tires that are not only durable and weather-resistant, but also incorporated with embedded sensors that check temperatures and ambient pressure, and generate real-time responses for drivers through the latest IoT tech. Manufacturers are also looking at improving the future-readiness of these tires to enhance the customer experience. With autonomous vehicles topping the preference chart, light vehicles tire are in high demand. This has also compelled tire manufacturers to build tires out of silica, resins, or aramid fibres that reduce noise along with imparting strength and resistance. Also, spurred by the increasing awareness towards environmental issues, automation factories are bringing in bio-degradable rubber to reduce the pollution caused by the wear and tear of the tire materials.
This edition of Manufacturing Technology Insights presents to you the most promising Rubber and Tire Tech Companies in Europe. Over the past few months, a panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and the editorial team of the magazine have reviewed companies in the rubber and tire technology arena, and have shortlisted the forerunners who have shown exceptional growth and have met the challenges of the industry head-on. We present to you “Top 10 Rubber and Tire Tech Companies in Europe - 2020.”