Bridgestone Americas Inc. will begin building a race tire manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, in the summer of 2019. Production is set to begin in 2020 and will reach about 30,000 Firehawk tires every year.
Anne Forristall Luke, CEO and president of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) was elected vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) board of directors.
Of the 1,300 Chinese products the U.S. Trade Representative has recommended should be subject to an additional 25% tariff, there are some tires on the list. But there are also items critical to the manufacturing and retreading of tires.
The parent company of Double Coin tires has completed construction and begun operating its first tire factory outside of China. The plant in Thailand has a capacity of 2.5 million truck tires and 50,000 off-the-road tires.
An anticipated decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to impose restrictions or tariffs on imported steel could have a "cascading, negative impact" on America's tire industry.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has completed the development of NEO-T01, a new manufacturing system “created in the pursuit of ultra-high precision tire production technology,” the company reports.
Mitas Tires representatives Vladimir Dusanek and Ralph Kellenberger held a groundbreaking ceremony at the former Winnebago Industries Charles City, Iowa, plant, which is being converted into a farm tire factory.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems SpA, an Italy-based supplier of tires and complete wheels for agricultural and forestry machines, has acquired Watts Tyre Group, a UK-based manufacturer of tires and wheels for the material handling and forklift truck industry.
Mitas Tires (formerly CGS Tires US) has signed a contract to acquire 17 curing presses worth $10 million for its factory in Charles City, Iowa.
Continental AG announced that its new tire passenger tire plant in Hefei, China, has successfully begun trial production.
CGS Tires US, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Czech-based CGS Tyres, has changed its corporation name to Mitas Tires North America, Inc., and will relocate its main U.S. office from North Carolina to Charles City, Iowa.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Silverstone Berhad, a tire manufacturer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Alliance Tire Group's tire production facility in India recently was awarded ISO 14001:2004 certification by TUV Rheinland, a third party certification agency for product safety and quality.