Amsoil Inc. has released three aerosol cleaning products designed for engine surfaces, automotive glass and powersports equipment.
The 1,100-plus Monro Inc. locations in the U.S. will accept Wex Inc. fleet cards for payment. Those cards are used by 11.5 million vehicles.
Max Finkelstein Inc. (MFI) is partnering with Falken Tire Corp. to distribute Falken and Ohtsu brand passenger and light truck tires throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S.
Tenneco Inc. has added 24 part numbers for 13 domestic and 44 import applications to its Monroe Quick-Strut line of premium replacement strut assemblies.
Three years ago, Uniroyal dealers told Michelin North America Inc. the Uniroyal brand needed to be strengthened and refreshed. Based on the feedback, Michelin started a series of initiatives that have come to fruition this year.
Bridgestone Corp. posted net sales of 1.77 trillion yen for the first six months of 2018. That compares to sales of 1.74 trillion yen for the same period in fiscal 2017.
Hankook Tire Corp. Ltd. posted net sales of 1.7 trillion won for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. That compares to sales of 1.66 trillion won for the same period in fiscal 2017.
Versatile Credit Inc. has added the EasyPay Finance option to its list of platform offerings. The "second look" option focuses on offering financing solutions to the automotive market.
Pirelli & Cie SpA has found a way to compete in the 36th America's Cup. Pirelli and Prada SpA will co-sponsor the Luna Rossa Challenge team in the sailing competition.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Joseph Saoud president ot Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America.
Our recent discussions with dealers leave us with a view that sell-out trends improved in May versus the prior year’s period, re-accelerating from year-over-year contractions early in the year. While always somewhat subjective, we note commentary from installers was at the highest level since October 2017. From a volume standpoint, surveyed dealers reported they saw unit sales volumes up nearly 2% relative to the previous year’s period.
With the recent combination of private equity-owned Mavis Tire Supply Corp. and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers (Express Oil Change LLC), it’s a good time for tire dealers to understand how private equity plays the acquisition game differently than strategic acquirers like Monro Inc.
Success in its Tire Business unit partially offset overall decreases in Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s sales and operating income in the first half of fiscal 2018.
Tire dealerships on the 2018 Modern Tire Dealer 100 have found a way to battle online tire sales, shrinking tire margins and a tight labor market: by investing in brick-and-mortar locations.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reported net income of 17.8 billion yen on net sales of 309.7 billion yen for the half year ended June 30, 2018. That compares to income of 15.0 billion yen on sales of 304.2 billion yen for the first half of 2016.