There’s never a dull moment in the world of tire manufacturing and distribution. This section will help you keep tabs on what the world’s tire manufacturers and marketers are doing, as well as their plans for the future.


BKT says that its agreement as the official tire sponsor of Monster Jam includes the technical
September 2, 2014

BKT sponsors Monster Jam tour

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) announced that it is the official tire sponsor of the American Monster Jam show touring Europe.

Tags: Balkrishna Industries Ltd., BKT, Monster Jam, Sponsorships, Sports Marketing

Goodyear-FleetHQ began offering Emergency Roadside Service in late-2007, and the one millionth
September 2, 2014

Goodyear-FleetHQ helps one-millionth customer

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced that its 24/7 emergency roadside service program, FleetHQ, recently helped its one millionth customer return to service.

Tags: Fleet Management, FleetHQ, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Jose Martinez, Roadside Assistance

The WildPeak H/T is also designed to provide a quiet and comfortable ride, says Falken.
September 2, 2014

Falken adds sizes to its WildPeak H/T line

Falken Tire Corp. has expanded market coverage of its WildPeak H/T line with 18 new sizes, including crossover vehicle sizes.

Tags: Crossover tires, Falken WildPeak, Rick Brennan, Tire sizes

AC Milan s season starts with Toyo on board
September 2, 2014

AC Milan's season starts with Toyo on board

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to take full advantage of its 2014 Premium Sponsorship agreement with AC Milan.

Tags: AC Milan, Akira Nobuki, Sports Marketing

August 30, 2014

1,492 Wild Country tires are recalled by Cooper

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18. The tires were manufactured June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014.

Tags: Cooper Wild Country, NHTSA, Tire recall

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A new era for UK tire shows
August 21, 2014

A new era for UK tire shows  

With Europe’s “exhibition season” truly in full swing following the highly successful Reifen 2014 Show in Germany, Automechanika Frankfurt is on the horizon and it will be another very busy few months for all tire businesses in Europe.

Tags: Brityrex, European Notebook, John Stone, SEMA Show, trade shows

“In three years, Kenda will have truck and bus tires available,” says Yang. “The
August 21, 2014

Kenda plans to manufacture truck tires within three years  

Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. produces 10 million radial consumer tires a day worldwide. A relative newcomer to the market, Kenda’s annual production pales in comparison to, say, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s output, which annually exceeds 10 million units at its Fayetteville, N.C., plant alone.

Tags: Jimmy Yang, Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., Truck tires

The tire shop at McCarthy Tire’s Baltimore location covers 11,680-square-feet. A second
August 21, 2014

Guiding business growth at McCarthy Tire  

There is no typical day for Sean Wooster, manager of McCarthy Tire Service Inc.’s commercial-only location in Baltimore.

Tags: Commercial tire dealers, Marangoni RingTread, Marangoni Tread North America, McCarthy Tire Service, retreading, Ringtread, Sean Wooster

Skid steer owners now have more options for tires designed to work in conditions from enduring the
August 21, 2014

Skid steer tread patterns go from all-purpose to purpose-built  

Dealers have more choices than ever when matching skid steer tire tread patterns to specific applications for their customers. “The skid steer product line looks a lot more like a small OTR or medium truck type of offering now,” says Nick Phillippi, general manager of Nebraskaland Tire Co. Inc., which also does business as Kansasland Tire and Coloradoland Tire.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, Carlisle, Coloradoland Tire, East Bay Tire Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Greenball Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nebraskaland Tire, Skid Steer Tires, Titan Tire Corp.

Vogue Tyre board member Doug Dodson, grandson of Lloyd Dodson, who purchased West Coast distribution
August 19, 2014

Vogue Tyre turns 100  

To commemorate its 100th anniversary in 2014, Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. held an anniversary celebration in Chicago for employees and business partners. Vogue Tyre was started in 1914 by Harry Hower, a chauffeur who the company says invented the whitewall tire with a patented gold stripe design

Tags: 100 year anniversary, 100 years, Vogue, Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co.

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