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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

August 21, 2014

TGI is exclusive Pro Comp supplier in Columbia

Tire Group International LLC (TGI) and Pro Comp USA announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement that will allow TGI to exclusively distribute Pro Comp branded tires and wheels in Colombia. TGI will offer both direct factory shipments as well as fill-in from its distribution center in Miami.

Tags: Eileen Duran, Joaquin Gonzalez Jr., Pro Comp USA, Tire Group International, Wheels

August 21, 2014

Chinese subsidies may be the root of all evil

If China is backing its tire exporters with large subsidies, should we fight fire with fire by implementing tariffs?

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese imports, Tire tariffs

August 21, 2014

CMA adds Duraturn brand

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and its American subsidiary, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA), have added the Duraturn brand of consumer and commercial tires.

Tags: China Manufacturers Alliance (CMA), Double Coin Holdings Ltd., Duraturn brand

The FS561 is suitable for on-highway use and high-scrub service applications.
August 21, 2014

Bridgestone adds new truck tire and retread

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has introduced the Firestone FS561, all-position radial tire steer tire, and the Bandag B799, a retread product designed to complement the Bridgestone M799.

Tags: Bandag B799, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Great American Trucking Show

Falken recently opened a regional distribution center in Robbinsville, N.J.
August 21, 2014

Falken opens a 'model' distribution center in N.J.

Falken Tire Corp. has expanded its East Coast presence with a new regional distribution center in Robbinsville, N.J.. It is located close to the Port of New York.

Tags: Distribution center, Ron Papcun

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USEFUL ARTICLES

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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