Oriente Tire USA has been named the exclusive distributor of Petlas brand tires for passenger vehicles in the U.S.
Petlas Tire Industry and Trade Co. has signed an exclusive sales agreement for the U.S. market with Oriente Tire USA, which is based in Miami, Fla.
Oriente Tire USA is a new independent unit created by Gus Lima and Marco Zigni, principals in Oriente Triangle Latin America Inc., which has had a long relationship with Petlas Tire in Latin America.
Petlas says the distribution deal is part of a plan for global expansion which focuses on the development of its passenger car radial (PCR)/light truck radial (LTR) and sport utility vehicle (SUV) tire lines.
Petlas already distributes its range of radial agriculture tires and off-the-road (OTR) tires in the U.S. market.
Petlas tires are manufactured in Turkey and are not subject to antidumping (A/D) or countervailing (C/V) duties which makes them very competitive.
Petlas produces PCR, SUV and LTR tire in sizes ranging from 12 inches to 20 inches. The line includes run-flat tires. The company says all Petlas tires are DOT (Department of Transportation) marked, are covered by product liability and offer DDP (delivered duty paid) affordable prices.
Tires are produced at the Petlas plant in Kırşehir, Turkey. The company says the plant is at 11 million car tires, 1.5 million agricultural tires, 850,000 TBR tires, and 400,000 OTR tires. The company has invested nearly $775 million since 2005 to increase capacity.