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.


Peter Szijjarto, left, Hungary s Parliamentary State Secretary to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
September 17, 2014

Apollo chooses Hungary for plant site

And the winner is: Hungary. In June, Apollo Tyres Ltd. had narrowed the location for its consumer and commercial tire plant to Hungary or Slovakia.

Tags: Hungary, Neeraj Kanwar, Plant capacity, Tire plant

September 17, 2014

Continental recalls 8,070 motorcycle tires

Continental Tire the Americas LLC (Continental) is recalling certain motorcycle tires in sizes 120/70ZR17 and 120/70R17.

Tags: ContiAttack, Motorcycle tires, NHTSA, Tire recall

September 17, 2014

CMA addresses incorrect sidewall markings

Double Coin Holdings LLC and and its American subsidiary, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA), have notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of non-compliant sidewall markings on certain Double Coin branded radial truck and bus tires.

Tags: Aaron Murphy, NHTSA, Truck tires

September 17, 2014

Trelleborg makes it easy to buy forklift tires

Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc. recently launched its Interfit USA website. It is designed to help consumers 1) buy forklift tires and 2) make sure they fit properly.

Tags: Industrial tires, Internet, Jason Canning

All seasons & terrains: Cooper Discoverer A/TW
September 16, 2014

All seasons & terrains: Cooper Discoverer A/TW

The new Discoverer A/TW from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. features all-terrain performance for all seasons -- yes, all seasons.

Tags: Cooper Discoverer, Light truck tires, Mountain Snowflake, Scott Jamieson, SUV tires

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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

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.

Cooper Tire’s total advertising spend in 1997, including its association with Arnold Palmer
July 31, 2014

Cooper Tire: 100 years and counting  

Not a single person who helped bring the Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to life in 1914 is still alive. There are no eyewitnesses to the events leading up to its creation, or with whom to share insightful stories about its formative years.

Tags: 100 years, Arnold Palmer, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., OE tires

Global connections: focus on specialty tires
July 31, 2014

Global connections: focus on specialty tires  

Specialty tires add a significant global dimension to a dealers’ inventory. Although there are some domestic producers of specialty tires, namely Specialty Tire of America Inc., which produces bias-ply tires in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and Maine Industrial Tire LLC, which has manufacturing in Pennsylvania as well as China, much of the product available in the marketplace is made overseas.

Tags: American Kenda, American Omni Trading Co., BKT (USA) Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, CTP Transportation, East Bay Tire, Greenball Corp., Specialty tires

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