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USTMA Projects 1.7 Million More Replacement Tire Shipments in 2018

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is projecting a slight increase in U.S. tire shipments in 2018, with improvements in both original equipment and replacement tires. Replacement passenger tire shipments are expected to increase by nearly 1 million units.

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All Truck Tire Shipments Will Be Way Up -- USTMA

While replacement light truck tire shipments are projected to drop 2% this year, LT original equipment shipments are expected to be way up -- 9.9%, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

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Hankook Suffers Sales Slowdown in 2Q 2017

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. posted income before taxes of 3.1 trillion won on net sales of nearly 17.3 trillion won for the second period ended June 30, 2017. That compares to income of 2 trillion won on sales of 16.4 trillion won for the same period in fiscal 2016.

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Viper and Kumho Hope to Conquer Nürburgring

The 2017 Dodge Viper ACR fitted with Kumho Ecsta V720 tires once again will try to set the fastest production car lap ever recorded at the Nürburgring race track in Nürburg, Germany, on Aug. 25.

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Falken Secures a European OE Fitment with SEAT

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has once again partnered with SEAT S.A. The fifth generation of the Spanish vehicle manufacturer's SEAT Ibiza will be fitted with different Falken tires, depending on the original equipment size.

Ken Albers recently joined Kenda USA.
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Kenda Hires Albers as Head of OE Tire Sales

Kenda USA is serious about partnering with vehicle manufacturers and accelerating its original equipment business. The company recently hired Ken Albers as director of OE automotive sales.

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