CEMB USA/BL Systems Inc.'s new wheel balancer is designed to complete the balancing process on the car at more than 45% less investment cost than other radial force vectoring (RFV) wheel balancers.
Five years ago, we asked executives from tire mounting and balancing equipment manufacturers and marketers a forward-looking question: What will the next generation of tire mounting and balancing machines look like?
CEMB-USA/BL Systems Inc. is expanding its Americas headquarters in Gainesville, Ga., with more warehouse, production and assembly space, a larger central call center, plus a new training center.
With upwards of 2,300 exhibit booths showcasing thousands of products, the annual four-day Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is an extravaganza of choice for attendees involved in the automotive industry. Yet some trends that speak to the over-arching preoccupations of tire dealers emerged from the abundance of products on display at this year’s edition, which ran Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
CEMB USA/BL-Systems Inc. introduced two tire changers at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Up to 2009, drivers who wanted to dress up their rides often chose expensive tire fitments greater than 22 inches in size. When the economy slowed, the trend became more UHP fitments on smaller vehicles. “UHP fitments have continued to grow, but we’ve seen the predominant size range shift from 22-plus to the 16- to 20-inch range,” says Kevin Keefe, vice president of marketing for Hennessy Industries Inc.
In most waiting rooms, late-breaking news or a favorite sports team draws people to the wide-screen TV. In Tire Discounters Inc. stores, customers are more likely to be watching a play-by-play of their vehicle’s wheel alignment with detailed commentary from a sales associate.