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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

July 28, 2014

AAPEX has new way to vote for new products

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has a new voting process to determine the winning entries in the 2014 New Product Showcase. AAPEX is scheduled for Nov. 4-6, in Las Vegas.

Tags: AAPEX 2014, New Products Showcase

Latin American tire expo eyes 2015
July 28, 2014

Latin American tire expo eyes 2015

The 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, Panama, is over. It wrapped up on Friday, July 25. All that's left is to report on the activities -- and look forward to next year's event.

Tags: 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, David Stevens, Gus Lima, Matt White, Tire Industry Association, TRIB

July 28, 2014

Goodyear surpasses military vet hiring goal

Two years ago, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced it made a commitment to hire 1,000 United States military veterans, and today the company has surpassed its three-year goal more than a year early, and has pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans.

Tags: Eric Eversole, Gary VanderLind, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hiring Our Heroes

July 28, 2014

Centric Parts upgrades rotors for Ford Focus ST

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has introduced StopTech brand two-piece AeroRotor Replacement Kits (ARK) for the 2012-2014 Ford Focus ST.

Tags: brake components, Centric Parts, StopTech

July 28, 2014

Magazine rates Cooper Discoverer A/T3 No. 1

Overland Journal has awarded the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 light truck tire its "Editor’s Choice and Value Award," as reported in the Summer 2014 issue.

Tags: Awards, Cooper Discoverer, Scott Jamieson

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USEFUL ARTICLES

At the announcement that Giti Tire will build a plant in Chester County, S.C., (left to right),
July 23, 2014

Giti Tire to spend $560 million on its first U.S. plant  

Giti Tire Co. Ltd. announced June 16, 2014, that it is building a consumer tire plant in Chester County, S.C. Executives from Giti and its North American subsidiary, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., joined South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state and county officials in announcing the plan.

Tags: Bob Bissler, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., Tire plants

Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire Inc. is focusing on building business at newly acquired company stores,
July 16, 2014

MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’  Cover Story

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.

Tags: AKH Co., American Tire Depot, Big O Tires LLC, Discount Tire Co., Flynn's Tire, Internet marketing, Jack Williams Tire, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Modern Tire Dealer 100, Monro Muffler Brake, MTD 100, Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire, Somerset Tire Service Inc.

Cooper says its siping technology improves wet and dry handling throughout the life of the CS5 Grand
June 20, 2014

Cooper debuts CS5 Touring tires  

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the CS5 Touring, a premium touring tire line with two all-season tread options. It also has four speed ratings, including the company’s first-ever W rating for a touring tire. The CS5 is available in 78 sizes in Grand Touring (T-rated) and Ultra Touring (H-, V- and W- rated) tread options.

Tags: Cooper CS5 Grand Touring, Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Touring Tires

The Cinturato P1 Plus was prominently displayed at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
June 20, 2014

Pirelli launches Cinturato P1 Plus in New York  

Chicago has Bridgestone. Detroit has Michelin. Los Angeles has Yokohama. And New York, as in the New York International Auto Show, has Pirelli.

Tags: New York International Auto Show, Pirelli, Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus

The SmartWay-verified Sailun S665 EFT is available in six sizes.
June 20, 2014

TBC brand strategy  

One of the largest booths at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) was the TBC Corp. booth, which featured three truck tire brands: Sumitomo, Sailun and the new DynaCargo.

Tags: Commercial tires, Medium truck tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, TBC Corp., Truck tires

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