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October 23, 2014

Michelin says sales are down, volume is up

Groupe Michelin posted net sales of 14.5 billion euros for the first nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014. That was a 4.7% decrease compared to the first nine months of 2013.

Tags: Michelin financials, Raw material costs, Specialty tires

Government officials, guests and management attended a ceremony to mark the start of construction of
October 22, 2014

Federal breaks ground for plant in Taiwan

Federal Corp. has broken ground for a $300 million tire plant in Taoyuan Industrial Park in Taiwan.

Tags: Federal Corp., New Plants

In addition to Cooper’s premium 65,000-mile limited tread wear protection warranty, the
October 22, 2014

Cooper introduces the Discoverer SRX

The new Cooper Discoverer SRX is designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs.

Tags: Cooper Discoverer

October 22, 2014

Cooper is testing tires made with guayule

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant.

Tags: Biomass Research and Development Initiative, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., guayule

October 21, 2014

Trico wants the Force to be with you

Trico Products Corp. has added four part numbers to its Trico Force premium, high performance beam blade product line.

Tags: Trico Force, Visibility

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USEFUL ARTICLES

AAPEX and the SEMA Show combined will offer more than 7,300 exhibitors with thousands of new
October 22, 2014

Learn from the experts at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week  

With more than 2,000 new products on display, more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet as industry optimism continues to build, according to Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. The show will be held Nov. 4-7.

Tags: AAIW, AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show 2014, Seminars, Trade show

Improvements to the KO2 include thicker shoulder rubber extending down the sidewall to better resist
October 22, 2014

Same terrain, new KO tire  

The terrain is the same, but the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 light truck tire is different from its predecessor. By comparison, it has tougher sidewalls, longer tread life and improved traction for off-road and highway driving.

Tags: All-Terrain Tires, BFGoodrich, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, Michelin North America Inc.

Healthy sales trends continued for manufacturer-branded tires
October 21, 2014

Healthy sales trends continued for manufacturer-branded tires  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in August. Indeed, from a volume standpoint, the dealers reported that they sold 0.1% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.4% increase in July and a 0.7% increase in June.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Price fixation
October 21, 2014

Price fixation  

By the time the last tariff on Chinese consumer tire imports ran its course, the average price of a tire had risen 28.4% in four years. Those lingering 4 for $99 specials suddenly became 4 for $127.11.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Chinese tariffs, International Trade Commission, ITC, Tariffs

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