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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
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
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
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 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
The hottest tire in the Vredestein lineup is the Snowtrac 5. It’s new, it’s superior to its predecessors, and it meets European and North American winter tire standards for performance.
Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bob Ulrich, European tire labeling, Winter tires
There seems to be love and hate relationships when it comes to run-flat tires (RFT). Auto manufacturers love offering the selling point of better fuel economy due to the lighter vehicle weight that run-flats offer by eliminating a spare tire. Consumers hate the high cost to replace original equipment run-flats and are struggling with their comfort level. Tire makers are caught in the middle.
Tags: Atturo Tire Corp., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire America Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nokian Tyres Inc., Pirelli Tire North America, Run-flat tires, Sentury Tire Americas, Yokohama Tire Corp.
According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained healthy in June. From a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.7% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.3% increase in May and a 1.3% increase in April.
Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace
The year is 2024. Consumer tire imports from China are way down compared to 10 years ago.
Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial
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
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