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MTD Facts Issue: retreading market share

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More truck tires in the United States are retreaded using the Bandag precure system than any other. The Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group oversees Bandag retreading.

Which company is the second largest retreader in the U.S.? Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., with its various precure and mold cure processes.

The 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue breaks down the domestic retreading market, starting with market share.

Company        % share

Bandag:            42.0%

Goodyear:         27.0%

Michelin:            23.0%

Marangoni:          4.5%

Other:                    3.5%

Here's a further breakdown: The percentage of Michelin's retreading attributed to Oliver processes is 14%.

The Facts Section also addresses the size of last year's market, including the number of retread shops, average cost per retread (compared to a new truck tire) and total sales, in dollars.

For more information about the tire industry in 2012, check out these links:

"MTD Facts Issue: size the matter."

"MTD Facts Issue: flat tire shipments in '12."

"MTD Facts Issue: changes in oil changes."

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