Members of the ZC Rubber team are pictured at the company's 2018 dealer conference.
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ZC Rubber Hosts Dealers in Bangkok

Zhongce Rubber Group Co Ltd. (ZC Rubber) discussed plans to improve market share with dealers attending its 2018 distributor conference in Bangkok on Jan. 28.

Tomoshige "Tomo" Mizutani took over as CEO and president of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC on Jan. 1.
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Toyo Announces More Organizational and Assignment Changes

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. has made changes to its corporate structure, continuing its goal of revising its organizational structure by operational function "with the intention of reinforcing managment through coordination among each headquarter," and the corporate functions associated with them.

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Tire Plant Capacities: 62 Plants, With More to Come

Yearly tire capacity, not production, in North America totaled 334.8 million tires at 62 plants as of Jan. 1, 2018. That’s up 4.9% compared to 2017, when capacity was 319.1 million tires. (The total does not include race or aviation tires.)

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Distribution: Michelin and SCOA Form NTW Tire Wholesale Venture

What spurred Michelin North America Inc. to buy 50% of TBC Corp. from Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA)? Michelin Chairman and President Scott Clark says the resulting joint venture “is about increasing our service capabilities and increasing our scale so that we can be a better supplier to both independent dealers and to provide secondary supply to our direct customers.”

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Anchor Brands Lose Some Share

Modern Tire Dealer and tire industry analyst Nick Mitchell have independently reached the same conclusion: Tier 2 and Tier 3 brands outperformed Tier 1 brands through the first 10 months of the year based on unit growth.  

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