Pietro Berardi, CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc., says Pirelli dealers "will continue to see an increase" in business thanks to the company's e-commerce portal, which was introduced earlier this year.
Shipping delays, price increases and the impact of new tariffs are all having a big effect on the U.S. tire market, but all three hitting the industry at once is creating an especially chaotic situation in the lower tiers. Executives from Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. broke down the chaos during their latest dealer forum.
Pre-Q Galgo Corp. exhibited at the Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation's recent conference. "The trade show turn-out was greater than expected," says Ron Elliott, the tread rubber supplier's marketing manager.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has made a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, an autonomous trucking company. The partnership will allow Bridgestone to integrate its smart-sensing tire technologies into Kodiak's level-four autonomous trucks.