WTA pushes into North American OTR tire market

Dec. 18, 2006

Coral Springs, Fla.-based tire importer World Trade Association (WTA) is distributing OTR tires made available Uzmai International, an Italian company, throughout North America.

WTA is selling the Maitech All-Steel Radial OTR line, as well as Xtreme bias-ply OTR tires.

Built in Turkey, Maitech tires are designed for heavy-duty applications, say WTA officials. The line is currently offered in five 25-inch sizes.

WTA's Xtreme bias OTR tires are manufactured in China and are engineered for earthmovers, bulldozers and loaders.

Both the Maitech and Xtreme lines come with product liability insurance and warranties, according to ATA officials.

"This partnership means that WTA is now a one-stop shop for servicing dealers supplying both radial and bias tires to their OTR customers," says ATA Vice President Jim DeChene.