The annual Tire One Dealer Event by Tire's Warehouse Inc. (TWI) Nov. 1-2, 2017, in Las Vegas has one big goal: “We want to keep our customers engaged in the value of TWI,“ says Ken Hsu, vice president of marketing.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Inc. announced that subsidiary Falken Tire Corp. has been awarded a contract from Chrysler Group LLC to supply Falken's Ziex ZE914 Ecorun for the 2015 Jeep Compass and Patriot Built-Up Export (BUX) models.
The vehicles are to be sold in Mexico, China, Australia and other countries, but not in the United States. The Compass and Patriot are offered in right- and left-hand drive configurations and available with gas and diesel engines.
Sumitomo says this is Falken’s first contract to supply factory standard OE tires. The Ziex ZE914 Ecorun will be supplied in size 215/60R17 to Chrysler's assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill. It was designed to provide excellent rolling resistance while also combining great handling and wear performance, says Falken.
Falken Tire Corp. is based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and manufactures ultra-high performance, light truck, touring and all-season tires developed and produced for a wide array of popular cars, trucks, off-road and crossover vehicles.
For more information visit www.falkentire.com.
Bolt On Technology LLC holds the No. 1079 spot on the 36th annual Inc. 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has released its mobile app for the 2017 event, which is set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
The new $500 million tire manufacturing plant in Bhuj, Gujarat, India, was just the beginning for Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT). A new $23 million carbon black plant will be built close by.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Christopher Helsel vice president and chief technology officer.
Hunter Engineering Co. has released two videos that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) has promoted John Carlson (JC) Washbish to director of marketing.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
Of the 19 tire manufacturers who responded to our questions, 11 have introduced new M/T tires since 2015. And at least three more new M/T tires are expected to be unveiled in the next 24 months. Nick Gutierrez, sales manager for Sentury Tire Americas, refers to it as a “flash flood.”
Tireco Inc.’s new Milestar Grantland AP light truck tire is available in 25 sizes.
CRP Automotive has developed three service kits designed to simplify transmission fluid service on Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Forward Lift’s new DP15 two-post lift services cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives.
The new General Grabber APT from Continental Tire the Americas LLC is an all-purpose-terrain tire designed for on-road, off-road and snow performance.
Tireco Inc.'s new mobile responsive website for Milestar tires is designed to showcase updated news, features and tire sizes while serving as a hub for consumers to interact with the Milestar brand.