Big O Tires LLC franchisees celebrated growth in all business metrics at their annual convention April 4-5, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.
Vipal Rubber Corp. is displaying its recently-released, Alpine-symbol-certified VT220 tread at the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) in New Orleans.
The VT220 tread is on display at booth No. 611 alongside the VT200, recommended for highway freight transport, the VL1101, a slim tread for long distances on paved roads, and the DV-UM3, which has been used in South America and Europe on urban buses and highways.
"The U.S. retreading market is the largest in the world, representing roughly 30% of worldwide trade," says Antônio Brito, Vipal regional manager. "Being in a position as one of the world leaders in the sector, we are keen to participate in such an important event. Certainly, occasions like this are essential for cultivating relationships with current and prospective customers."
At the NATRE show Brito is working alongside fellow Vipal team members Gabriel Fuma, commercial manager for the U.S., Jean Barros, commercial manager for Mexico and Central America, Leonardo Oliveira, technical and sales representative, and Amaramh Velazquez, commercial technician.
For more information on Vipal, visit www.vipal.com.br.
The nation’s largest network of independent tire dealers increased overall passenger and light truck tire unit sales in 2016 by 7.8% and same-store sales by 5.5%. With a net gain of 44 new Tire Pros stores last year, Ron Sinclair reminded dealers, “We have power!”
The new BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI from Michelin North America Inc. is designed for passenger and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the Canadian market.
Registration is open for ASA Automotive Systems Inc.’s 2017 Software User Conference and Info Expo in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for April 30 to May 2.
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released Bravo 2.9, the latest update to its diagnostics software for the OTC Encore professional scan tool.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will announce first quarter 2017 financial results before the U.S. stock markets open on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Women in Auto Care, formerly the Car Care Council Women’s Board, has released a new website as part of its recent rebranding initiative.
The 2017 VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog is now available from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.
The RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) franchise has added three digital platforms designed to increase lead generation, store traffic and quote assessments for franchise owners.
The new ultra-high performance (UHP) Advan A052 is Yokohama Tire Corp.’s latest street-legal and race-ready tire.
As the market for CUVs, SUVs and pickups continues to expand, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is updating its product lineup with the new Evolution H/T all season highway tire. It replaces the Discoverer H/T.
VDO Fan Assemblies from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket are ready to install right out of the box. No assembly is required.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. celebrated the completed renovation of its Data Center in Akron, Ohio, with a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added 100 diesel part numbers to its BWD engine management line.
Double Coin Holdings Ltd. is extending the warranty on radial truck tires to seven years and three retreads. Walt Weller, vice president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) announced the new warranty terms at the North American Tire and Retread Expo.