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Max Finkelstein Adds Falken and Ohtsu Brands

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. 

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Hankook Relies on OE Tires for 2Q Sales Growth

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.

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Unit Sales Volumes Were Up Nearly 2%

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.

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Yokohama’s First-Half Profitability Improves by 19%

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.

Toyo says its Nanoenergy M675 long haul drive tire improves fuel efficiency without giving up original tread life.
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Toyo Unveils M675 Long Haul Drive Tire

The new Nanoenergy M675 long haul drive tire from Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is a SmartWay-verified fuel-efficient super single featuring new low-resistance tread compounds.

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New Tire Pros Ad Campaign Costs $1 Million

American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has launched a $1 million ad campaign highlighting the work of its Tire Pros franchisees. The message is hassle-free customer service.

The Ecsta PA51 is available in 43 sizes ranging from 16 inches to 20 inches, with 12 additional sizes launching later this year.
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Kumho Adds to Its All-Season UHP Lineup

Kumho Tire USA Inc. has combined all-season capability with performance for its newest tire, the Ecsta PA51. The ultra-high performance tire is available in 43 sizes, with a dozen more sizes to be added later this year.

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