Bartec USA LLC’s new Tech200Pro diagnostic tool incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks.
Kenda USA has hired industry veteran Tom Williams as vice president of engineering. His first priorities will be to help build research and development centers in Taiwan and Akron, Ohio.
Kenda's Akron office will assist with North American testing and product development across all product categories.
"Kenda is looking to take the next step in the tire industry, and we’re excited about the hiring of Tom and the experience he brings," says Kenda President Jimmy Yan. "This is just step one of an aggressive short-term goal to further the quality and value Kenda products bring to the market place.”
In his 30-year tire industry career, Williams has worked for the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., the General Tire division of GenCorp., and Hankook Tire America Corp.
"Kenda has provided me with a great opportunity to use what I have learned over my 30 years in the tire industry to help move them forward," says Williams. "I look forward to the personal satisfaction I will get from seeing the company grow.
"The Kenda office in Taiwan has welcomed me to the team and has been very interested in discussing the new ideas and plans. Top management is very enthused about the entire process, which makes my job much easier.
"It is very rare in this industry to be brought in on an expansion project that has this broad of a scope,” he adds.
American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd., which does business as Kenda USA, is headquartered in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. For more information on Kenda and its products, visit www.kendatire.com.
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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed its $93 million purchase of a 65% interest in China-based Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co. Ltd.
The WildPeak H/T01A 2 by Falken Tire Corp. is the original equipment tire fitment on the 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.
The Philips D5S Xenon HID (high intensity discharge) bulb from Lumileds is available as an aftermarket replacement.
Meineke Car Care Centers LLC, a division of Driven Brands Inc., is promising consumers peace of mind and freedom from vehicle maintenance concerns with a new plug-in technology, the Meineke Revvy.
Michelin North America Inc. has ended its mobile tire installation service experiment, Michelin OnSite. The tire maker shelved the program earlier this month.
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations was published by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. The ruling automatically extended overtime pay protections to more than 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s vice president and treasurer will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance Conference on Nov. 29.
Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has been recognized as one of the top companies in Singapore with its 10th place standing in the 2016 Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards program.
American Tire Distributors Inc.’s Tire Pros franchise is partnering with Independent We Stand to support Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. To help drive traffic to member stores, Tire Pros is offering a consumer rebate on General brand passenger and light truck tires.
The New Jersey Assembly has left no doubt as to its view on unsafe used tires. By a vote of 72-0 on Nov. 21, it unanimously passed legislation to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires that pose a risk to New Jersey motorists and the public.
Centric Parts’ StopTech division has been named supplier of the year by Turn14 Distribution Inc.
TBC Corp. has relocated a Tire Kingdom Service Center outlet in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The eight-bay store is one of more than 180 Tire Kingdom locations throughout Florida.
The organizers of the China International Tire Expo (CITEXPO) have set a new date for the 2017 event: August 21, 22, and 23.