Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC (YTMM), the new manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., broke ground on its new commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Miss., in September. Now, company executives are focusing on a tight schedule that will lead to the first tire rolling out in October 2015.
Tags: Hikomitsu Noji, Tire plant, Yokohama, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi
Armed with a degree in economics from Osaka University, Yasutaka Ii joined Sumitomo Rubber Industries Inc. (SRI) in Japan in 1981. Thirty-two years later, he is putting his degree to good use as senior executive officer in charge of corporate planning and international business development. He also is an SRI board member.
Tags: Falken Tire Corp., SRI, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., Yasutaka Ii
Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. has been busy lately. It introduced a tire in North America; it jump-started construction on its long anticipated manufacturing plant in the United States; and it opened a fifth research and development center.
Tags: Kim Chang-Kyu, Kumho, Kumho Ecsta, Kumho Tire Co. Ltd., Tire plant
Pirelli Tire LLC is making a big push to increase its market share in the United States. That’s the message Chairman and CEO Paulo Ferrari emphasized directly and indirectly at the recent Pirelli P Zero Nero GT launch in Akron, Ohio.
Tags: Golf grips, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Pirelli Tire LLC, Premium tires
On the outside, each of the 35 buildings is anything but nondescript. The distinct yellow, blue and red “The Tire Choice & Total Car Care” logo tells everyone they are tire stores designed for one-stop service, transmission and engine work included.
Tags: Dan Hennelly, Diane Hennelly, Tire Dealer of the Year
This year marks the 50th birthday of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), and it is celebrating with a bigger, better SEMA Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.
Tags: AAPEX, Las Vegas, SEMA Show, Trade show
On Feb. 18, 1953, Sheldon Schmucker and his brother-in-law, Art Miller, wrote a check to the Standard Oil Co. for $215.08 for 1,000 gallons of gas. With that first payment, Millersburg Tire Service Inc. was off and running.
Tags: Anniversary, Brad Schmucker, Brandon Schmucker, Millersburg Tire, Millersburg Tire Service, Sheldon Schmucker
While in Korea for Hankook Tire’s announcement of new OE fitments, MTD had the opportunity to spend time with Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.
Tags: Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Seung Hwa Suh
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has been very aggressive in securing original equipment fitments in recent years, and held a major press conference Sept. 2, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea, to announce its latest fitments.
Tags: Airless Tires, Concept tires, Hankook, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Hyum Bum CHo, OE tires, Seung Hwa Suh, Tire plants
During the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, a wide range of topics were discussed by industry executives, including a strong look at Chinese brands being offered in Latin America.
Tags: Chinese imports, Gustavo Lima, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Retreading, Walt Weller, Wilberth Campos
There were plenty of smiles by the organizers and exhibitors at the successful fourth annual Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo held at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Panama, this past July.
Tags: Gustavo Lima, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Latin Auto Parts Expo, Trade show
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced that the total number of registered exhibitors for the 2013 Global Tire Expo — Powered by TIA (GTE) has already exceeded the 2012 total.
Tags: Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Global Tire Expo, GTE, SEMA Show, Trade show
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has added a premium on-/off-road light truck tire to the Wrangler family. The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is aimed at consumers who drive mostly on the highway but want an off-road capable tire.
Tags: Goodyear TIre & Rubber Co., Goodyear Wrangler, Kevlar
After opening its third tire manufacturing plant last year, Nexen Tire Corp. is ramping up global production in a big way. And leading the charge for capacity is David Sul, the new chief executive officer at Nexen Tire America Inc.
Tags: David Sul, Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., Nexen Tire America Inc., Tire Dealer's Warehouse
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, says operators who equip their vehicles with its Firestone-brand commercial tires can save up to $1,200 a year.
Tags: Ann Neal, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Firestone, Truck tires
With the help of TBC Corp., Sailun Tire Corp. is positioning itself as a premier Tier Three tire company in the United States.
Tags: Light truck tires, Passenger Tires, Sailun Tire Corp., TBC Corp.
When a smaller company purchases a larger company, it is only natural to wonder why it wasn’t the other way around. That question was on the minds of many when Apollo Tyres Ltd., a $2.4 billion tire company, agreed to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., a $4.2 billion company.
Tags: acquisition, Apollo Tyres Ltd., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., News/views
Seven years ago, Roy Armes was senior vice president of the Project Management Office at Whirlpool Corp. Based on his 31-year career with the company, you could justifiably classify him as a "lifer."
Tags: Acquisitions, Apollo Tyres Ltd., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roy Armes
From 2010 to 2013, the number of Modern Tire Dealer 100 dealers who carry Cooper tires jumped from 40 to 54, a 35% increase. These 54 dealers represent 3,442 outlets, which means Cooper tires are sold at nearly 89% more locations in 2013 compared to 2010.
Tags: Acquisitions, Apollo Tyres Ltd., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Same category, different targeted markets. That describes Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.’s two new all-terrain light truck, SUV tires.
Tags: Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., LT Tires, SUV Tires
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