Hunter Engineering Co.’s new online self-study program is designed to enhance training in alignment fundamentals, performance tire service and road force balancing techniques.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. announced that the company’s Vehicle Components division will be renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a provider of premium brands, including MOOG, Fel-Pro, Champion, Wagner, ANCO and Ferodo, to the global aftermarket. Federal-Mogul Motorparts also provides high-quality vehicle braking, chassis and wiper components to global original equipment manufacturers, the company notes.
“For more than a century, we have remained focused on providing the highest quality components across each of the product categories and regions we serve. Vehicle manufacturers recognize this, as our friction products are found on seven of the top 10 vehicle models in Europe, and the best-selling vehicle in North America,” said Daniel Ninivaggi, CEO of Federal-Mogul Motorparts, and co-CEO of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp.
“Our aftermarket products are designed and engineered around the principle that vehicle safety and product performance matter most. Federal-Mogul’s premium brands are synonymous with quality, which will continue to be the way we differentiate our products from others available in the market.”
Ninivaggi said notwithstanding recent trends in some aftermarket categories, the company’s focus going forward will be to support its premium products and clearly communicate their advantages to channel partners, professional service technicians and consumers.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts manufactures vehicle braking, chassis, sealing and other service components, and also benefits from the engine expertise of the Federal-Mogul Powertrain division.
The new Federal-Mogul Motorparts name and logo will be rolled out globally effective immediately, leading into new marketing campaigns for its product brands.
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has upgraded its website with responsive web design technology to make it compatible with all devices, including mobile.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. suffered decreases in net income, net sales, operating income and tire unit volume in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016.
Yokohama Tire Corp.’s new Geolandar M/T G003 features aggressive sidewall styling, Geo-Shield technology and a special triple-polymer compound.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, has made its way into the automotive aftermarket. Snap Finance LLC is using it to improve credit approval and increase retail tire and service sales.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has added two load range E (LRE) sizes for 18- and 20-inch wheels to the Terra Trac AT II all-terrain light truck tire.
Point S Canada has named Daniel Labonté vice president retail, a newly created position. His appointment is effective July 31, 2017.
Consumer demand for replacement passenger and light truck tires improved in June compared to June 2016. It was the second consecutive month volumes improved on a year-over-year basis.
Both net sales and tire volume were up for the first half of Groupe Michelin's 2017 fiscal year ended June 30. However, consumer and truck tire margins were down.
Sentury Tire Americas has introduced the Landsail 4-Seasons all-weather passenger car radial tire.
Big O Tires LLC is sponsoring an in-store promotion supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all childhood cancer, throughout August 2017.
Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. is sponsoring the 2017 International Champions Cup (ICC) presented by Heineken in the U.S.
“It’s nice to be wanted, but it’s even nicer to be needed.” In a nutshell, that’s Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s philosophy when it comes to online tire sales.
James "Jim" Stocking Sr., the second-generation owner of Park Tire Co. in Lincoln Park, Mich., died Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was 93.
The fact that overall sales at Monro Muffler Brake Inc. increased in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 is hardly news. The company's aggressive approach to acquisitions helps it continually add to the sales column. But in the latest quarter, Monro's existing, comparable stores helped the bottom line, too. And that's news.