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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.

LATEST NEWS

April 16, 2014

Vogue Tyre opens 17th Custom Center

Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. announced it has opened its 17th Custom Center location at Penske Cadillac Buick-GMC in Torrance, Calif., the largest Cadillac dealer on the west coast.

Tags: Greg Hathcock, Penske Cadillac Buick GMC, Vogue Custom Centers, Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co.

The new Tire Advisor mobile app from Bridgestone allows users to compare truck and bus tires, Bandag
April 15, 2014

Mobile app helps shop for commercial tires

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced a mobile app called Tire Advisor which is designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about Bridgestone commercial tire brands.

Tags: Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Matt Stevenson, mobile app

April 15, 2014

Omni United's CEO receives recognition

G.S. Sareen, CEO and president of Omni United Pte. Ltd., received Prestige Singapore’s "100 Most Influential Power List 2014" recognition in itsPrestige Lifestyle 2014 issue.

Tags: Awards, G.S. Sareen, Omni United, Singapore

April 15, 2014

Nexen Tire partners with four baseball teams

Nexen Tire Americas Inc. says it is dramatically stepping up its marketing efforts in the U.S. by entering into new official partnerships with the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels.

Tags: Lee Jang-hwan, Nexen Tire Americas Inc., Sports Marketing

Falken reports changes in sales, marketing teams
April 15, 2014

Falken reports changes in sales, marketing teams

Richard Smallwood, president of Falken Tire Corp., has announced the retirement of Sales Vice President Bruce Ware, who has been with the company for 11 years and has been a part of the tire industry for more than 30.

Tags: Andrew Hoit, Bruce Ware, Falken Tire Corp., Richard Smallwood, Rick Brennan

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USEFUL ARTICLES

The WS80 is available in 48 sizes in 15-inch to 18-inch rim diameters, 35 to 70 series, and speed
March 28, 2014

Winter control: Bridgestone advances ‘Blizzak advantage’  

Bridgestone Americas Inc. says the water dispersal ability of its new Blizzak WS80 winter tire for passenger cars and minivans is superior to its predecessor. It helps the tire create more grip on ice and snow. Dealers can begin placing orders this month for the WS80, which will officially launch in July 2014.

Tags: Ann Neal, Bridgestone Americas Inc., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Bridgestone Blizzak, Snow tires, Winter Tires

Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer says evidence of a rebounding economy includes an increase
March 28, 2014

Goodyear says: Get ready for the millennials!  

Richard Kramer, chairman and CEO of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., told attendees at the 2014 Goodyear Dealer Conference in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 that new car sales grew in 2013. That is a very positive sign for the replacement business to come.

Tags: Bob Bissler, Dealer meetings, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Millennials, Richard Kramer

“We are still shipping far too many tires from overseas to the U.S. and the Americas,”
March 28, 2014

Continental is ahead of schedule  

When Continental announced it was going to build a consumer tire plant in Sumter, S.C., Continental and General tire dealers couldn’t wait for the facility to be up and running. That was in 2011, when the company’s fill rates were, by all accounts, too low.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Jochen Etzel, Tire plant

Jim Degenhardt, owner of Degenhardt Tire in West Salem, Wis., won a 2014 Ford Focus from Cooper
March 28, 2014

K&M Tire wants to fill in its southern territories in 2014  

K&M Tire Inc. added warehouses, expanded commercial and farm tire offerings, grew the Mr. Tire and Big 3 Tire marketing programs, and improved its Web-based tire ordering system in 2013.

Tags: Ann Neal, Hankook Tire America Corp., Jennifer Benham, Jim Degenhardt, K&M Tire Inc., Nate Benham

Byeong Jin Lee said the company wants to start tire production at its plant in Tennessee within 18
March 28, 2014

New factories, tire introductions, a TV ad campaign and MLB support  

Hankook dealers who assembled at the company’s annual Partner’s Day, held in Jamaica this year, were told that the company is on schedule for the ground-breaking of its new Clarksville, Tenn., tire factory during the second half of this year.

Tags: Brandon Hur, Byeong Jin Lee, Greg Smith, Hankook Tire America Corp., Jeong Ho Park, Shawn Denlein

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