Articles Tagged with ''consumer tires''

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Five Big Trends to Watch In the New Year

As 2020 draws to a close, the big question seems to be, “What will the new year bring?” Curtis Brison, vice president of passenger and light truck tire sales, Hankook Tire America Corp., recently shared his thoughts with me. Here are Brison’s top five predictions for 2021.


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Full-Year U.S. Shipments to Total 298.3 Million, Says USTMA

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects U.S. tire shipments will total 298.3 million units by the end of 2020, compared to 332.7 million units in 2019. This forecast represents a significant improvement of nearly 19 million units from the 2020 volume that the USTMA forecasted in July.


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ATD Says Demand for Custom Wheels Is Strong As Ever

Demand for custom wheels has remained robust despite the impact of COVID-19, according to John Tak, senior director of merchandising for American Tire Distributors Inc.  In fact, “with people staying home, they are buying wheels,” he says. “Our dealers are telling us they are as busy as ever on the wheel side. And our wheel business has been up significantly.”


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Bridgestone Embraces Future Mobility 'Turning Point'

Gabriel Asbun succinctly articulated Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s long-term strategy during the company’s all-digital 2020 Consumer Tire Business Meeting, which was held on Nov. 18. “Our number one priority is to continue to create a stronger tire business that will start with delivering the right mix of products to help meet the needs of your customers today, while at the same time investing in tire-centric and mobility solutions for tomorrow."


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