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.
Unsafe used tires. Studded tires. Recycled tires. Imported tires. As states move through their 2013 sessions, a lot of state legislators are talking tires.
Tags: Bob Bissler, The Biss List, TIA, Tire Legislation
On April 25, 2013, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a $32.8 million jury verdict against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Cooper has since chosen to appeal the decision.
Tags: Cooper Lifeliner, Lawsuit, Tread separation
Atturo Tire Corp. has added eight sizes to its AZ800 SUV/4X4 line. There are four new sizes each in the AZ800 performance tire and Trail Blade Mud Terrain.
Tags: Michal Mathis, SUV tires
Autopromotec, the nickname for the International Biennal Exhibition of Automotive Equipment and Aftermarket Products, has begun.
Tags: 2013 Autopromotec, Dino Maggioni, Duccio Campagnoli, Emanuelli Vincenti, Eugenio Razelli, Fausto Antinucci, Giorgio Cometti, Marc Aguettaz, Roberto Vavassori
ASA Automotive Systems is among the first to contribute to a social media campaign launched by AskPatty.com Inc. that aims to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and fund research for a cure.
Tags: ASA Automotive Systems, AskPatty.com, MOMS, Moms Overcome Multiple Sclerosis
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) officially launched four tires at a ride-and-drive event in Las Vegas, recently. The tires were first announced at BATO’s 2012 Consumer Dealer Meeting.
Tags: BATO, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Bridgestone Potenza
Continental Gold Dealer Program enhancements and continued marketing investments in its brands were two key topics of discussion during the Continental Tire the Americas LLC Gold Dealer meeting and incentive trip held in mid-April.
Tags: Conti Gold, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Dealer program, Gold Dealer Program
The ambitious “promise” made by Apollo Vredestein B.V.’s Michiel Kramer at the recent Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R launch in Monaco sounded more like a mission statement.
Tags: Apollo Vredestein, UHP tires, Vredestein
The Independent Tire Dealer Group LLC (ITDG) presented its highest honor, The Chairman’s Award, to Michael Cox, the group’s CEO and president, during its annual meeting in Desert Springs, Calif., in April.
Tags: Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG
Sixteen tire companies participated in the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 21-23, 2013, in Louisville, Ky., the three biggest days on the heavy-duty trucking calendar.
Tags: Alliance Tire U.S.A., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, DENSO Sales California, Fleet Equipment Corp., Gaither Tool Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Great Lakes Tire Co. North America, Hankook Tire America Corp., Husky Tire Corp., IMI, International Marketing Inc., Ken-Tool Corp., Martins Industries, MATS 2013, Maxion Wheels, Michelin North America Inc., Mid-America Trucking Show, TBC Wholesale Group, Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., TRIB
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